Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome to the Daouhaus: A Conversation with Vanessa Daou, by Collin Kelley

"Jazz. Pop. Trip-hop. House. Spoken word. Vanessa Daou has put her unmistakable voice to all these genres, but many clubbers also know her as a dance icon thanks to floor-fillers like "Surrender Yourself," "Near the Black Forest," "Two to Tango" and "A Little Bit of Pain." From the beginning of her career with former husband/producer Peter Daou as part of The Daou to her solo success in the ‘90s, Daou has been a favorite with DJs and remixers, especially Danny Tenaglia.

Coming off the success of her latest album,
Joe Sent Me, Twisted Records has just released a compilation called Daouhaus: The Classic Remixes. Seven of Tenaglia's reinventions are here, alongside deep grooves by David Morales, Olive and Mood II Swing. The album opens with the 1992, fourteen-minute opus that is
"Surrender Yourself," which rocketed to the top of the Billboard Dance chart and heralded a new direction for club music, bringing it from the underground to the mainstream."

Read full interview by poet/novelist Collin Kelley at Soldout

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Oliveira said...

What a brilliant collection this is. Over 100 minutes long, 12 mixes in total, all of them top notch. Very musical, gorgeous stuff. The only criticism I have is the lack of credits in the iTunes files or any kind of digital booklet.

Oh yeah, and the cover art is bliss too!

vanessa daou said...

Glad you like it Oliveira, it's great to have these mixes all together for longtime fans to savor & new fans to discover...

Collin Kelley said...

Happy Holidays, V. xo