Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

If you wish to download an album off of this blog and the link is dead, please request it either in the comments or the Chat Box and I will reupload it as soon as possible. :)

And don't forget to follow the Isle on Facebook and Twitter!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Razor N' Guido - Dancefloor (2000)

I've been featuring so many truly old school releases lately, I figured I'd bring it back this time to this decade - barely. Razor N' Guido are Peter Osback and Guido Osorio, two DJs from Long Island, New York. Though they began remixing separately (Guido having the higher profile with mixes for a wide range of acts like Book Of Love, Billy Idol, Captain Hollywood Project and Deep Forest), they teamed up in 1994. They probably first came to mass attention with their 1997 remixes of Robert Miles' "Fable" and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money Mo Problems". From there there were in demand, taking tracks from all kinds of artists and genres and giving them a very upbeat house vibe. This naturally led to an interest in production and creating songs of their own. They released their first single, "Men Beat Their Men", in 1997. Encouraged by the track's underground success, they released a few more singles over the next few years - "Don't Look Behind You", "Follow Me", "This Joy" with Vernessa Mitchell and Junior Vasquez, and their biggest dance hit to date, "Do It Again", all on the Groovilicious label. They finally embarked on a full album of progressive house music, recruiting a variety of vocalists including Octahvia, Renee Goldstein, Alan T, Darrell Martin, and house diva Reina. The track "Miss The Way", with Reina taking lead vocals, became a dance smash, though it was attributed more to Reina than R&G. They released the title track next, featuring vocals by Octahvia, but it didn't generate the same amount of heat. The album also failed to ignite, and they went back to mainly remixing. But luckily, the quality of acts that they have been remixing since is high, including the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Kristine W. Their latest remix successes are of Korean diva BoA's "Energetic" and British 'next big thing' La Roux's "Bulletproof". They have managed to stay in demand and luckily are having a chance to remix diverse and well-hyped new acts.

Download Dancefloor

1
Intro

2
You

3
Imagination

4
Tweek It

5
Interlude #1

6
Dancefloor

7
In The Music

8
Never

9
Set Me Free

10
Miss The Way

11
Work It

12
Recycled Plastic (Twix)

13
Interlude #2

14
Won't You Tell Me

15
Do It Again

16
Interlude #3

17
Cheesy

14 comments:

  1. beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

    http://forlots.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! I had no idea they had a full length album. I only own a remix EP and thought that was it. You failed to mentioned "Did It Again" is a very blatant ode to coke use in clubs....with snort effects and all! LOL. I was too young and innocent back in 2000 to appreciate the references but every now and then that track comes on my iTunes and I giggle at how ridiculous the song is!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you so much for all that u do with this site! So many treats :-)
    Can u please re upload the Razor N Guido Album Please.... THANX SOOOOO MUCH!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank U very much :-) U are the best!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's been replaced with something by Grace Jones.

    ReplyDelete