Any fan of the music world knows just how dramatically it has changed over the last 10 years. Of the creative fields, it is the least recognizable from what it was even 5 years ago. Film, Theater, Dance - all have morphed into a modern version of what they once were - but music is a whole new beast. With digital downloads and the ability to play music on an endless number of machines from ipads to cellphones, the industry has become vertical. Many artists are now managed by the same people who sell their music, and sell concert seats. In some cases, it is the artist themselves selling music directly from their own website.
The Cure is a band that ruled the 80's. While the hair bands of Rock roared, Robert Smith and his cowardly Lion routine of Goth punk angst mixed with pop beats and smooth rhythms won him a legion of fans around the world. It was the quintessential Alternative music. His style was as much a part of the appeal as the music and his cross between Boy George & Edward Scissorhands put him in his own unique category. To say the band had a cult following is an understatement. The music legacy of The Cure has influenced a generation of young artists around the world. Now absent from the scene for over a decade, music from The Cure is as relevant and hot as it ever was - even if listeners don't know the original. To hear new music from The Cure - click - NEW CURE
British sensation Adele released her second album - 21 in January 2011. A powerful ballad is the stripped down LOVE SONG. The sultry singers sharp vocals tears at your heart strings. Adele was able to make the song her own while still keeping the melancholy that The Cure was known for.
Rihanna's S&M has is one of the hottest dance tracks in the world. The sexy song has an unmistakably Cure sounding sample of Let's Go To Bed. If you own the song, listen around 2:32 and hear LGTB in the chorus - unmistakable. If you want a great song to work out to, just click S&M
As if these two references by the hottest artists in the business weren't enough to confirm The Cure is back, the hottest fashion show in Paris also paid tribute to Robert Smith. That's right - The Fall 2011 CHANEL show feautured a thundering remix of A Forest from The Cure. The genius behind Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel music is uber DJ Michel Gaubert. Gaubert is the hottest DJ in the fashion industry. This creative soul bounces around the world spinning at party after party and reinventing music from every genre -perfectly fitting the mood and scene.
The music at a CHANEL show is usually as exciting as the collection itself. I know any CHANEL show I have be to, it was the music that stuck in my mind and haunted me until I could find the source of Michel Gaubert's wonderful mixes. If you get invited and any fashion party and Michel Gaubert is the DJ, be prepared to have a great time! Gaubert also created the mix for Karl Lagerfeld's double disc "My Favorite Songs" from 2007 - still one of my favorites. To purchase on Amazon click- KARL
To listen to more samples of The Cure - click THE CURE FOREVER.