So smooooth...

Local celebrity (and fellow blog partner) Ray Milian just had an article published in the Miami New Times.

Whoever said nice guys finish last has obviously never had the pleasure of meeting Ray Milian, who's definitely one of the nicest guys in DJdom. But don't let the soft-speak fool you. For beneath that mild-mannered exterior lies the heart and the soul and the chops of a monster, a man who knows how to kick a mean beat and kick a floor full of asses while he's doing so.
Check out the rest of the article on the the Miami New Times site. Go Ray!

Since Ray has been DJ'ing for close to a century now, what better song than the Traks version of The Doobie Brothers' Long Train Runnin' (that Prince Language happened to drop at last week's Fourth of July set at APT). I had been secretly playing that song on my iPod for a bit and did a double take when I heard the infamous guitar lick on South Beach.

MP3: Traks - Long Train Runnin' (YSI)

I have been seeing a resurgence of these tracks from the late 70's (early 80's) in DJ sets lately (and blogs) and most notably with the internet sensation of Yacht Rock (friggin' hilarious). I am guessing our generation grew up listening to our parents play The Doobies, Loggins and Messina, Hall & Oates ("Your music scene is for pussies! Co-coa!" Just watch it...I can't stop laughing) and now we realize the profoundness of the music? No wait that can't be it. I know! It's because it's soooooo smooth you can't deny it!

DISCLAIMER: Please Mr./Ms. DJ do not start playing EVERY SINGLE ironic Yacht Rock song in your set like you have just discovered some unreleased gem that no one has ever heard. The dance floor is not a doctor's waiting room. Unless, of course, you happen to be throwing a Yacht Rock party in DC (that my friend happens to be hosting) at @ Cafe Saint-Ex).

Yacht Rock - Episode 1
What A Fool Believes


Traks performing Long Train Runnin' (don't know how "live" this really is...)

4 comments:

Eddy said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Love this post. Only a fool (DJ) believes he discovered the Doobies, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, etc. haha!

I think you should do your own YR party. Living in Miami, at least you could throw it at an actual marina!

Stay smooooooth,

E

Eddy said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Love this post. Only a fool (DJ) believes s/he discovered the Doobies, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, etc. haha!

I think you should do your own YR party. Living in Miami, at least you could throw it at an actual marina and get Malibu or Bacardi to sponsor it!

Stay smooooooth,

E

Anonymous said...

gee Ray is howt.

Ray Milian said...

ha! appreciate it anonymous... who could you be, who could you be?