There aren't a lot of opportunities for this blog to talk about anything related to Greece. Sure I could talk about their financial crisis, but that's hardly filed under “light and breezy”. The Greeks are great and who doesn't like talking about how the ancients not only built the Parthenon, but also believed in letting the teacher fuck the student.
I recently stumbled upon Greek DJ Xenia Ghali and her club headlining song “Under These Lights”.
Her single hit number one on June 18th on the Dance/Club Songs Chart becoming Ghali's first chart topper. This particular chart measures the play of songs by professional DJ's in a tracking week.
“Under These Lights” is a song that Xenia Ghali lyrically describes as speaking about “the importance of unity and love amongst all of us. It depicts a very optimistic and euphoric message.” A message that's being reverberated in the music community after prolonged worldwide violence and unrest.
The track interestingly enough finds the DJ playing with vocal processes. It sounds as if there are two distinct voices, but it's in fact the singular voice of Ethan Thompson rearranged by Ghali. His name was left off the official credits due to his personal style in music clashing with the mdma laced world of EDM.
Xenia Ghali is a great representation of what women can do in the music world if their allowed to join the game. “Under These Lights” is one of the crowning Dance songs of the year.
She has her own independent record label, charmingly titled “Funky Sheep” and if there's one thing I know for sure, is that the world needs more funky sheep.
You can find her remixing songs for international hitmaker Pitbull, remixing his top forty collaboration with Chris Brown “Fun”. She's also released two singles off his 305 Record Label. “Broken” featuring Katt Rockell and “Get Dirty” with Wyclef Jean, you might remember for his verse on Shakira's “Hips Don't Lie”