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It’s Because – The Geek x VRV


Lyrics are not available online.


I present yet another song falling in the category of deep house.  The Geek x VRV is a French electronic group and their style of sound consists of remixing older, iconic songs of funk and jazz.  Needless to say, I appreciate their sound.  This particular song makes good use of very small fragments and loops from songs long past — we have the saxophone, the older and somewhat crispier snare, a thick baseline, the works.  Arguably, the song lets me get a glimpse into what I suppose my parents used to enjoy back in the day.  More of The Geek x VRV’s songs can be found on Youtube, and the link has a playlist of their music.  There is an array of interesting work out there that they have made.  More often than not you should come across a remix such as this one, but now and then you can find remixes of more recent music.


Hope – FlicFlac



I’m sorry
I don’t wanna be an emperor, that’s not my business
I don’t wanna rule or conquer anyone,
I should like to help everyone, if possible
Jew, Gentile, black men, white
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that
We want to live by each other’s happiness
not by each others misery
We don’t want to hate and despise one another
And this world has room for everyone
and the good Earth is rich
And can provide for everyone
The way of life can be free and beautiful
Millions of despairing men, women and little children
Victims of a system that makes men torture
And imprison innocent people
But those who can hear me, I say, do not dispair
The misery that is now upon us
is but the passing of greed –
the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
the hate of men will pass and dictators die
and the power they took from the people
will return to the people
and so long as men die liberty will never perish.

You are not machines,
you are not cattle, you are men,
you have a love of humanity in your hearts
You don’t hate,
Only the unloved hate.

Soldiers, don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty!


I came across this song by sheer chance.  I will only make note of the apparent lyrics.  The lyrics are words borrowed from Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.  The film is old, but it is the first and only film in which the silent comedian makes use of sound — that is, words.  The speech he delivers at the penultimate scene of The Great Dictator is one of the most interesting I have ever heard, and it captures my attention even in its integration into a song.  (I highly recommend watching the movie, but if you are not so inclined, please watch the snippet).  I am perplexed as to how his words I feel aptly capture the state of the world.  Scripted and delivered decades ago, Chaplin’s words still hones in on the heart.  It is interesting.

Jubel – Klingande



Save me
Save me
Save me

Save me

1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4

You think I don’t laugh
oh, do things I can like so,
why are we losing time

I don’t want to get
oh, bring me
what I need so, why
are we losing time

It’s like I’ve seen
the light but you
have never known


I have never been too familiar with Klingande, but they are a French deep house group, known namely for this very song.  About a year ago, I had come across several songs that a friend had playing on her computer and I asked for the title of the song.  Having never heard the title before, I asked for the artist, but that didn’t sound familiar as well.  I never had a penchant for other areas of electronic music aside from progressive house, but this new sound was worth looking into.  Apparently the style that’s present in “Jubel” is characteristic of deep house.   Somewhat easygoing but not too mellow, deep house is what I occasionally find myself listening to during the fall or spring when the foliage is nice.  Like many other songs of deep house, you can notice some funk in instrumentation and phrasing, and, of course, a solid beat.  In this case, the instrumentation of choice is the saxophone.  We all love saxophones.