Desireless – “Voyage Voyage”

Desireless (Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop), "Voyage Voyage"

Desireless is French singer Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop who’s voice is one of the most beautiful in the world. Her track Voyage Voyage was released in 1986 and hit number-one in many European and Asian music single charts, selling more than 5 million copies. It still remains to be one of the most sought-after tracks on the playlist of countless radio stations (on the airwaves and internet) around the world. Every year, it seems, Voyage Voyage is still being discovered by new listeners who hear it for the first time. The track is a perfect blend of emotional French singing/song-writing and Italo-disco that drives and carries the song to a whole new level of synth-pop, becoming essentially a romantic and electronic dance. Personally, I prefer the Britmix version over the 12″ Mix of Voyage Voyage. The lead/front vocals are dryer and not as drenched in reverb, thus adding more warmth and depth with closer presence of emotions to the overall delivery and feel of the tune. The same goes for the background vocals, hearing more clearly all the “aah” and “voyaaah voyaaah” vocal layers. The tight, melodic bassline and its underlying syncopated synth chord chops/stabs also have more presence than the 12″ Mix … not only fitting perfectly around and under the vocals & drums but also driving the entire Britmix with more oomph … making the track more serious and groovy. Voyage Voyage is one of those rare successful synth-pop tracks that is true through and through. It always makes me close my eyes and sing passionately along with Claudie.

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” (Britmix)…

Artist: Desireless
Title: Voyage Voyage (Britmix)
Year: 1988
Label: CBC Records

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” (Britmix) (mp3)

 

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” (12″ Mix)…

Artist: Desireless
Title: Voyage Voyage (12″ Mix)
Year: 1986
Label: CBC Records

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” (12″ Mix) (mp3)

 

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” Lyrics (French)…

Au dessus des vieux volcans,
Glisse des ailes
Sous les tapis du vent,
Voyage, voyage,
Éternellement.
De nuages en marécages,
De vent d’Espagne en pluie d’équateur,
Voyage, voyage,
Vole dans les hauteurs
Au dessus des capitales,
Des idées fatales,
Regarde l’océan…

Voyage, voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Dans l’espace inouï de l’amour.
Voyage, voyage
Sur l’eau sacrée d’un fleuve indien,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Et jamais ne revient.

Sur le Gange ou l’Amazone,
Chez les blacks, chez les sikhs,
Chez les jaunes,
Voyage, voyage
Dans tout le royaume.
Sur les dunes du Sahara,
Des îles Fidji au Fujiyama,
Voyage, voyage,
Ne t’arrêtes pas.
Au dessus des barbelés,
Des coeurs bombardés,
Regarde l’océan.

Voyage, voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Dans l’espace inouï de l’amour.
Voyage, voyage
Sur l’eau sacrée d’un fleuve indien,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Et jamais ne revient.

Voyage, voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Dans l’espace inouî de l’amour.
Voyage, voyage
Sur l’eau sacrée d’un fleuve indien,
(Voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
Et jamais ne revient.

Plus loin que la nuit et le jour
(Voyage, voyage)

Desireless – “Voyage Voyage” Lyrics (English translation)…

On top of the old volcanos,
Slip of the wings
Under the carpets of the wind,
Journey, journey,
Eternally.
Clouds in marshes,
Of wind of Spain in rain of equator,
Journey, journey,
Fly in the heights
On top of the capitals,
Fatal ideas,
Look at the ocean…

Journey, journey
Further that the night and the day,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
In the space of the love.
Journey, journey
On the crowned water of an Indian river,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
And never does not return.

On Ganges or the Amazon,
At the blacks, the sikhs,
At the yellows,
Journey, journey
In all the kingdom.
On the dunes of the Sahara,
Fiji islands in Fujiyama,
Journey, journey,
Do not stop you.
With the top of the barbed wires,
Bombarded hearts,
Look at the ocean.

Journey, journey
Further that the night and the day,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
In the space of the love.
Journey, journey
On the crowned water of an Indian river,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
And never does not return.

Journey, journey
Further that the night and the day,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
In the space of the love.
Journey, journey
On the crowned water of an Indian river,
(Journey, journey)
Journey (journey)
And never does not return.

Further that the night and the day
(Journey, journey)

DJ Veronica, Amy Rozier, It's About Time

It’s been five long years since DJ Veronica made a new mix set. She was over here at my home-studio less than two weeks ago, having her latest mix-set It’s About Time mastered. It took me over 10 days to come up with and edit a really super cool intro at the beginning of the mix, after the mastering was finished. I super spliced and edited two tracks together with my own voice on the vocoder on top of it … plus a lot of audio engineering and automation, such as the panning. The two tracks used as intro were (1) Grace Jones – “Slave To The Rhythm” and (2) Kano – “It’s A War.”

DJ Veronica – “It’s About Time”…

Artist: DJ Veronica
Title: It’s About Time (DJ mix set)
Year: 2010
Comment: Intro edits & vocoder by Hashmoder; mastered by Hashmoder (Omar Hash)

DJ Veronica – “It’s About Time”" (mp3)
http://www.hashmoder.com/idisk/DJVeronica_ItsAboutTime.mp3 (link path)

 

From DJ Veronica to you…

After spending 17 glorious days and nights in Whistler during the 2010 Olympics, I became motivated to make a new CD.  Now this is something that I used to do just about every month back in the 90s, and I have released many CDs in the past, but for some reason, which to this date I cannot explain, I have not made a CD in five years.

When my girlfriends and I were at the Chalet, apart from numerous suitcases of clothes and ski equipment, we also brought up all the sound gear and set it up in the living room where one could mix a CD and look out onto the snow-covered trees while the living room transformed itself into a dance-floor.  With audiences such as Team France and Team Mexico and a few local Whistler DJs, the party never stopped.  Sarah-Hannah and I had some great mix sessions together and we often could not stop well into the wee hours of the morning. Having DJ Rhiannon as your little sister is also a great motivator for me as she is always putting out killer mixes!

Whenever I would hit the slopes or the patio of La Bocca it seemed there was always a soundtrack coursing through my mind.  I was again inspired.  And I mean really inspired.  I have been playing out at nightclubs for over 13 years in places such as New York, Hong Kong, Spain, Australia, Seattle, Oregon and I have held many residencies of course in my hometown of Vancouver, but for some reason the urge to make a new mix faded a bit…but it’s now back with a vengeance!

When I came back from Whistler, I put this mix together one evening over a glass of wine while my little dog Hana watched me curiously, and occasionally jumping up for me to lift her up and do a little dance with her.  I think she likes this mix, and I hope that you do too.  It’s perfect for driving in the car or listening to after the club at an impromptu after-party.  It’s not exactly what I play out at clubs, as I usually play a little harder, but this is a collection of what I am really into now, and I can say that without a doubt this is the best mix I have ever made. A big thanks to Hashmoder for taking the time to master this CD.  You’re the best…

…DJ Veronica

DJ Veronica Photo Gallery…

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[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_194412426835_543476835_3549266_1901579_n.jpg]21670DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
At the Lotus Sound Lounge, Vancouver.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_194409571835_543476835_3549258_3096633_n.jpg]1790DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
At the Lotus Sound Lounge, Vancouver.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_194410846835_543476835_3549262_4178385_n.jpg]1290DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
At the Lotus Sound Lounge, Vancouver.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_194414771835_543476835_3549284_416812_n.jpg]1070DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
At the Lotus Sound Lounge, Vancouver.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_194414161835_543476835_3549282_4021290_n.jpg]550DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_10735_145078466835_543476835_3145570_6229139_n.jpg]720DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_26864_368344541835_543476835_4201018_1937833_n.jpg]470DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_23800_373335726835_543476835_4214748_7091151_n.jpg]440DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
At Hashmoder's studio, on the Keytar.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_9526_166988361020_707506020_3306788_6393011_n.jpg]340DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_n506429273_1585219_9193.jpg]220DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_10735_144880241835_543476835_3143678_1702036_n.jpg]280DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier) and Hana
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_10735_145078031835_543476835_3145557_1848514_n.jpg]350DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier) and Sarah-Hannah (left)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_10735_145077916835_543476835_3145556_876641_n.jpg]220Sarah-Hannah
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_10735_145078291835_543476835_3145565_5710697_n.jpg]280DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_12569_171967421835_543476835_3366817_2438358_n.jpg]300DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_12569_171967521835_543476835_3366821_5713420_n.jpg]280DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_197608461835_543476835_3573026_5083538_n.jpg]260DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier) and DeeJay Rhiannon (Rhiannon Jane)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_15555_204275716835_543476835_3604503_6126751_n.jpg]260DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_16270_1298387825571_1406641605_893426_3387109_n.jpg]190DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_18466_294422656835_543476835_3981863_4704050_n.jpg]200DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_20766_240668486835_543476835_3774994_4437987_n.jpg]220DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_20966_301185601835_543476835_4004643_2859125_n.jpg]200Sarah-Hannah (middle) and DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_20966_309588756835_543476835_4032865_4453530_n.jpg]160DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
In Whistler, 2010 Winter Olympics.
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_6573_115401306835_543476835_2761529_6142900_n.jpg]150DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_n543476835_1052636_9486.jpg]230DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier)
[img src=http://www.hashmoder.com/wp-content/flagallery/djveronica/thumbs/thumbs_4971_97781340739_559980739_2495716_3455687_n.jpg]240Hashmoder, Kate Wilson, DJ Veronica (Amy Rozier), Josh
June 2009 at The Shine club, Vancouver. Good italo dance music that night.
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