Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Recycle It!: Little Dragon La Da Dee Their Way Through Crystal Waters
Growing up in the 90's some of my all-time favorite music was the "Euro-Dance/Club" movement. Yes, recalling my childhood wouldn't be complete without all those pulsating beats and wailing diva voices. La Bouche, Black Box, Advea, Deee-Lite, CeCe Peniston, and of course Crystal Waters---all those artists and more got plays in the first tape deck I ever owned way back then. Some of that spirit from those times is creeping its way back into the mainstream now. Little Dragon knows what's up because they unleashed on a live audience awhile back their take on Waters' classic, "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)". Sure we can't ever forget the Kim Waynas' parody from In Living Color (heeelarious!), but Little Dragon's take is more along the lines of a tribute to possibly one source of their electronic sound. Yukimi and Co. keep the spirit of the boogie there and shows us what good covers are made of---compare and contrast below if you haven't already heard this one.
Little Dragon - Gypsy Woman (Crystal Waters cover)