Mario Basanov & Vidis
are two producers from Lituania with open minds and a truly fresh approach. Lithuanian pop stars knock at Basanov's door when they need a proper sounding radio hit. Local dance celebrities do the same to get the sound they need to rock any kind of dancefloor. Since the two producers hooked up to release leftfield house music, the world outside of Lituania is listening too.
V: As I always need some beatless music after a night of extensive boom boom boom boom.
M: Part 2 of John Cage's «4:33»
M: Because all those bubbles seem to be thousands of sexy eyes looking at me.
V: It's an epitome of easy living, heavy chilling, and free riding. Every time I play it in some summer festival when sun comes up at least 3 people come along to ask «Hey, you what's that sound?».
V: I’d put on Miles Davis’ LP «Kind Of Blue» and wouldn't bother with any particular tracks.
M: Because it makes me put my groove on.
V: Totally infectious groove! Which you don't get that often in a modern day club. And also the one for the ladies.
V: I don't know why but the first track that pops into my head is The Verve's «Love Is Noise». When I hear it I feel like running, and jumping, and shouting. Could be used for naked debauchery in a cornfield too I suppose haha...
M: Try dancing to it naked and you'll see.
V: If it's a real important date, then I don't listen to music while preparing, because it distracts me anyway.
M: Sorry, I don't have real important dates.
V: Rammstein - Amerika. A scary band singing things I don't understand. Also very noisy. Disturbs me a lot; so I suppose should disturb others too. Especially when played at the highest volume.
M: Some of my high school mates were serious heavy metal fans back in the day. And that was the one and only track from their listening repertoire that I really liked. Could seriously scare any neighbor.
V: Because it's one of the best late-night-drive songs I know.
M: It's so powerful, I like to hear it in the dark of the night, in the car or anywhere.
V: This should make even more shadows dance and even more shivers go down the spine.
M: Music says it all. And the video too.
M: I don't do jogging. But if I start one day it should be The Salsoul Orchestra's Runaway (featuring Loleatta Holloway). Run away you better not hesitate...
V: Don't like to listen to music while jogging. I like to hear the sounds of my physical effort. But I imagine some others might be listening to well fit Beyoncé music or something like that.
M: In 1998, when I was seriously love sick, I was listening to this song and the entire «Boheme» album every evening. No nonsense.
V: Because this one always lifts my spirits up, brings back the hope, casts the light.
V: This is probably the most erotic song I know. And so spiritual at the same time. Any classic soul album would do the justice too.
M: Janet Jackson - Would You Mind. No comment.
V: Its' perfectly balanced organics and mechanics help me to survive in-side-machine sound-scape and other environments of that kind.
M: Because it's music for airplanes and airports. Simple as that.
V: I think Vangelis' soundtrack for Blade Runner would save me. It's one of the records that successfully combines warmth and spookiness, sentimentalism and detachment, retro and futurism.
M: Would try to fall asleep while listening to John Cage's «4:33»
V: It is one of my all time favorite albums to look at the ceiling or at the sky to. Otherwise it could also be Map Of Africa.
M: It's a classic pop band from Lithuania. Full of childhood memories.
V: Fits perfectly for walking the streets. Tested it today. Should be suitable for subway environment too.
M: «Late Night With Andy Caldwell» LP. I used to listen to it all the time four years ago while living in Hamburg and using the subway.
V: I put on something by Erik Satie. The man has created some of the most weightless and crystal clear music. And that's something I need in the morning to get my head start going.
M: Because it makes me feel like waking up in a chic hotel in Tokyo.