And so it was this week that I finally parted company with Hed Kandi. Our affair started back in 2001 when I heard Mark Doyle DJing on JAZZFM in London, shortly afterwards I bought my first Kandi drug, BACK TO LOVE 2. Mark and the boys were responsible for introducing me to Beach House in 2002, just plain fun, happy house, feel good music. By the time I'd taken between 10-12 hits, including Winter Chill, Mark had gone. [See this blog post from last year, with comments from Mark himself.]
I tried it once more and decided like many things, once the founder, the life force had gone, the label had become a pastiche of itself. Then as I was passing through Heathrow Monday, I was tempted back to an old love, I bought "Hed Kandi: The Mix - Summer 2007". Boy, was I disappointed. The first CD was a collection of unremarkable club music, the 2nd a mix of pretty lightweight euro-pop, and the 3rd CD, a remix of old hits. It's over, I'm never coming back.
The real question is, what to do about Mark? He's also moved on, now with Fierce Angels, the track listings look tempting, Digital Angels 2007 already has K-Klass's "Let Me Show You" remixed by "Put 'Em High" Stonebridge. - Whats a boy to do? Get another love..
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