30 May 2012

30 May 2012 - Bardeux - Magic Carpet Ride / I Love To Bass

True story: I was once a really huge fan of Enigma Records. This was a small, independent label that specialized in quirky music of all types.  Many of my favorite artists - The Dead Milkmen, Mojo Nixon, Game Theory to name three - spent time on Enigma Records.  Every once in awhile, though, Enigma would sign an act that was at the same time quirky and marketable.  An example of that is the previously mentioned  SSQ, from where we got Stacey Q - but we'll get back to her later.

In the late 1980s, a turbulent female dance duo who called themselves Bardeux was signed by Enigma.  They didn't have any huge hits - minor ones and club ones, but not huge ones - but they did have fun, dance-worthy music that always made me smile.  Also, they were a little quirky, which is more evidenced in their video than their music.

With middling success comes discontent and lineup changes.  So, notice that 1/2 of this duo is different for their 2nd album......  That didn't make the music any less enjoyable.  It was just a little different, with more "Bass!" samples!

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