If you grew up in the 80′s and 90′s in Chicago, then you know that Din Daa Daa is one of the floor fillers. Everyone from Whitney M. Young Magnet high school forever loves this song because of our Stage Dance tradition – Din Daa Daa dance. However, this is when dance music became universal because here a guy from Germany made a song that everyone Black, white, Hispanic, Asian… no matter who you were… YOU LOVED IT.
… and sometimes we need that in life.
Here’s a bit of an excerpt from his Wikipedia…
George Kranz is a German dance music singer and percussionist. He is best known for his song “Trommeltanz”, otherwise known as “Din Daa Daa”. The song hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1984 and then returned to the chart in a new version in 1991, peaking at No. 8. “Din Daa Daa” (sometimes spelled “Din Da Da”) is considered a classic dance music track and has beenremixed, sampled and bootlegged many times, including in 1987′s seminal “Pump Up the Volume” by MARRS, 1998′s Praise Joint Remix by Kirk Franklin, 2005′s “Shake” by the Ying Yang Twins,Turn Around by Flo Rida and an Xbox 360 commercial.
… THEN I SAID TO MYSELF NO ONE… NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO MAKE A VIABLE REMIX….
Until the Roots showed me why they are the World’s Greatest Hip Hop Band. Their remix of Din Daa Daa was so incredibly fabulous that I have it on every gadget in my home.
This remix was insane.
As a DJ, I’m impressed they did a superlative job.
As an old school Chicago househead, I’m very impressed they did the song absolute and complete justice.
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If you don’t know the song “Strings of Life” you were born after 2000 and your parents could possibly be Quakers (not that there is anything wrong with that…)
Strings of life is quite possibly one of the most beautiful pieces of dance music ever create in our lifetime. There is NOTHING that touches the sides of this piece of music. So to kick off our DopeMusic Thursdays… (by yours truly @Efabulous1 aka @DJEfabulous aka https://www.facebook.com/DJEfabulous) we are going to introduce you to STRINGS OF LIFE.
There were five official versions of the song. The first two were released in 1987: the famous 7:23 mix called “Strings Of Life (Piano Mix)” or just “Strings Of Life”, and a 6:56 remix called “Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix)” or just “Strings”. In 1989, two new remixes were licensed exclusively to UK & European labels: a Juan Atkins remix called “Strings Of Life ’89 (Juan’s Magic Mix)”, and an uncredited remix called “Strings of Life (Exclusive Remix)” (issued on a split release with Model 500). In 1991, an 8:23 kick drum-free version titled “Strings Of Life (Unreleased Mix)”, “Strings Of Life (Remix)”, or “Strings Of The Strings Of Life” first appeared, and featured additional production by Carl Craig & Derrick May. This mix was “unreleased” in the sense that it was new at the time and was never officially released on a single; only on compilations.
Numerous compilations feature early fades and other space-saving edits of the original 1987 Piano Mix, the 1989 Exclusive Remix, and the 1991 Unreleased Mix.
Now, I must interject… EVERYONE FROM CHICAGO CONSIDERS STRING OF LIFE HOUSE MUSIC… HANDS DOWN. It is officially labelled techno all over the world, but for us it will always be “house”.