Posts Tagged ‘vanessa daou’

PopMatters Spotlight: Dark Days, Luminous Nights: An Interview with Vanessa Daou

An exploration of love in the time of political unrest, Light Sweet Crude is Vanessa Daou’s musical thesis on regained emotional ground, a desire line carved from the departure point of doubt to the destination of self-made reality. By Imran Khan Vanessa Daou assumed her place on the dance music throne during the height of […]


Light Sweet Crude | Act 1: Hyrbid — iTUNES Bestsellers Lists

Light Sweet Crude | Act 1: Hyrbid — iTUNES Bestsellers Lists

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Record Release Party @ Do Not Sit On The Furniture — Miami Beach

Record Release Party @ Do Not Sit On The Furniture — Miami Beach

‘Danger Ahead’ | DMC Single of the Week

'Danger Ahead' | DMC Single of the Week

DMC Just in case you missed out on this, as I almost did, ‘Danger Ahead’ really is another treat from the voice which adorned the classic The Daou ‘Surrender Yourself’ amongst many others. Lifted from the forthcoming album ‘Light Sweet Crude – Act One: Hybrid’ its dirty, bass driven lines are suitably offset by the […]


Nerdy Frames : Interview

Nerdy Frames : Interview

Here is a fantastic woman with a unique voice that has been echoing in my mind (as well as many others from Generation X) since the mid 90s when she released her hits Near the Black Forest and Two to Tango. Her love for Jazz mixed in with her husky vocals, erotic subtext makes her […]


LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Music

LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Music

DANGER AHEAD Featured on iTUNES USA DANGER AHEAD Featured on iTUNES CA SLANT MAGAZINE | House Playlist: Lorde, Phantogram, Glasser, & Vanessa Daou Vanessa Daou, “One Thing I’m Missing”: Best known for a string of ’90s club hits including “Near the Black Forest” (from her 1995 opus Zipless, which appeared on our list of the […]


LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Act 1: Hybrid — Lyrics

LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Act 1: Hybrid — Lyrics

Vanessa Daou | Danger Ahead — New Video

Vanessa Daou | Danger Ahead — New Video

Vanessa Daou | Danger Ahead YouTube


LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Act 1: Hybrid — About the Producers

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS: My new album started out as a personal journey, like my previous ones. But at some point along the way, one collaboration lead to another which lead to another, and so on. The idea evolved into a collaborative one, where the songs I was writing took on other shapes and meanings. New […]


LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Artist’s Statement

ARTIST’S STATEMENT Music, poetry, song; the secret regions of the voice. The far edges of consciousness and memory: those liminal realms reached by the Poet’s phrasings and timbres; a lover’s inchoate whispers. Words and melodies are all tools and instruments, salves or salvos, and, like weapons, they can be directed, aimed and launched, as a […]


LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Liner Notes By Chris Campbell

LIGHT SWEET CRUDE | Liner Notes By Chris Campbell

LINER NOTES By Chris Campbell Vanessa Daou – a love affair of the ears How do you describe an artist whose work has been the soundtrack of your youth, the touchstone of your adulthood and at the core of your humanity? Before I say anything, let’s first get this inescapable fact out the way – […]


ABOUT ‘LIGHT SWEET CRUDE’

ABOUT 'LIGHT SWEET CRUDE'

“Vanessa Daou’s evolution as an artist continues with Light Sweet Crude. The songs hit harder than anything she’s ever done before (“Camouflage” is a revelation), yet it maintains her trademark lush layers of sound with an updated trip-hop vibe. And it wouldn’t be a Vanessa Daou record without the impeccable poetry of her lyrics that […]


Pre-order “Light Sweet Crude — Act 1: Hybrid” on iTUNES

Pre-order "Light Sweet Crude — Act 1: Hybrid" on iTUNES

My new album ‘Light Sweet Crude — Act 1: Hybrid” is available for Pre-order on iTUNES XO “Vanessa Daou’s evolution as an artist continues with Light Sweet Crude. The songs hit harder than anything she’s ever done before (“Camouflage” is a revelation), yet it maintains her trademark lush layers of sound with an updated trip-hop […]


Default Textualities

Default Textualities

Default Textualities: for Lovers of Language and Pleasure Default Textualities offers a set of 15 hand letterpressed pull-quotes from each song from ‘Light Sweet Crude: Act 1 Hybrid”. The cards are meant to to provide ready-made solutions to vexing and perplexing situations when solutions are otherwise not forthcoming. Default Textualities Presents a heuristic set of 15 […]


Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes [‘Joe Sent Me’ Revisited] | “What’s Hot This Week” on Traxsource

Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes ['Joe Sent Me' Revisited] | “What’s Hot This Week” on Traxsource

Endorsed: “Lovely to hear Vanessa Daou back in action. New remix album coming out. If you’re digging this, keep an eye out for @dusk, a new lounge night at Chicago’s Downtown Bar starting in December. ” — Endorse, Not Endorse Vanessa Daou | ‘Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes [‘Joe Sent Me’ Revisited] is featured as one […]


‘YOU’ — on ‘Easy Living’ (EMI) Smooth Lounge Compilation

'YOU' — on 'Easy Living' (EMI) Smooth Lounge Compilation

Easy Living Label: EMI Format: 2xCD CD1: 01 adam f ft. tracey thorn-the tree knows everything 02 atakama-tout est la 03 bent-swollen 04 bobby womack-california dreaming 05 cantoma-pandajero 06 coba-sugarishi eienno hihi 07 delirium ft. matthew sweet-daylight 08 ferrante and teicher-cristo redentor 09 mina-ancora ancora ancora 10 mo solid gold-safe from harm 11 ronny jordan-london […]


Q&A @ SNAPSHOTS Foundation | “Future States of Music”

Q&A @ SNAPSHOTS Foundation | "Future States of Music"

Bio: Gifted with a unique combination of poetic lyricism and a sensuous voice, singer and songwriter Vanessa Daou has defined the sound of New York’s progressive jazz infused electronica and downtempo music since the early 1990’s. Today Vanessa is releasing her 7th solo recording, is Music Editor at aRUDE magazine, and writes about music and […]


Vanessa Daou | ‘Heart of Wax’ now on iTunes

Vanessa Daou | 'Heart of Wax' now on iTunes

    Vanessa Daou | ‘Heart of Wax’ on iTunes


‘CONSEQUENCES’ | Video

'CONSEQUENCES' | Video

Vanessa Daou | Consequences on YouTube


Vanessa Daou | “Consequences” ***Out Now***

Vanessa Daou | "Consequences" ***Out Now***

CONSEQUENCES is now available iTunes & all digital outlets with mixes by: Blank & Jones, Harlum (aka David Harness and Chris Lum), Eric Kupper & The Timewriter, and is a featured release & the featured video at MAXI, the online hub for DJs and the club community.


BlogCritics: The Women Who Rocked My World

BlogCritics: The Women Who Rocked My World

by Glen Boyd aka The Rockologist “When it comes to pure out and out eroticism, no one has ever communicated this as perfectly as Vanessa Daou did on her tragically slept on, Erica Jong-inspired album Zipless. … On the other end of Vanessa Daou’s pure sexuality, lies the innocent pre-“Cloudbusting” romanticism of Kate Bush…” Read […]


CONSEQUENCES | POP In stereo Review

CONSEQUENCES | POP In stereo Review

New York’s Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, “Consequences,” out now on iTunes. The single, which features production work from Piet Blank, Jaspa Jones and Andy Kaufhold, has been given remixes by house music legend Eric Kupper, The Timewriter, Terry Lee Brown Jr, Harlum (aka David Harness and Chris Lum) and German […]


FEMMEBOX | Consequences Review

FEMMEBOX | Consequences Review

by Brian Ball, Host of WomensRadio Music Review New York’s Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, “Consequences,” out now on iTunes. “Consequences – If our viewers are fans of anything even remotely classified as downtempo or ‘Trip Hop’, they’re sure to enjoy this slow and sultry love song out on Daou Records. […]


FEMMEBOX | New York’s Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, “Consequences,” out now on iTunes.

FEMMEBOX | New York's Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, "Consequences," out now on iTunes.

New York’s Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, “Consequences,” out now on iTunes. By Brian Ball, Host of WomensRadio Music Review “As there are twenty-four bottles or cans in a case, there are twenty-four fantastic selections here for our listeners to ‘crack open’ this MusicMonday on WomensRadio! There’s new music coming in […]