Thursday, September 20, 2007
Billie Ray Martin: My Favorite German Import!
Aside from Kristine W, Billie Ray Martin is one of my other top favorite dance music voices. She possesses such a raw yet elegant and soulful voice, it's almost difficult to catagorize her.
She's one of those women who when I hear her I think, is there anything she CAN'T sing??
Born in Hamburg, Germany, most people know her for her dance classic "Your Loving Arms" from 1995. I can assure you that there has been much more amazing music from her since then!
Here are three amazing offerings from Miss Martin:
Billie Ray Martin - Systems Of Silence (JM's Junior Vasquez Earth Radio Edit)
- With very abstract lyrics and Junior's fast, stabbing synths, this one is sure to rock the dancefloor clocking in at 133 BPM.
Billie Ray Martin - Searching (JM's Junior Vasquez Radio Edit)
- Quite possibly my favorite Billie track, her haunting and smooth lyrical delivery on this makes for quite the audio-orgasm! Junior's very simple production (love the timpani's!) fits perfectly with what Billie is trying to convey. My favorite line: "I heard you say there is nothing more that we can do now but I believe there is nothing worse than nothing at all..."
Billie Ray Martin - Honey (JM's Deep Dish Radio Mix)
- Junior also did a remix of this that I enjoy alot, but I feel that Deep Dish's production flows much better. It's slower than Junior's mix, but the smooth synths that Deep Dish uses gives it a little more depth. Favorite line of this one: "If I said that I would re-invent myself. And if I told you yesterday I was somebody else. Would you listen to me? Would you let me?"