Tag Archives: House

4Ever Songs: Joe Smooth ‘Promised Land’

Then, there’s “Promised Land.” Three decades after its release, and after countless late-night airings, the song is a house music staple that has lost little of its power to work its magic on even the most jaded of dancers and the most cynical of revelers. Coming out in 1987 on Chicago’s essential D.J. International label, the original version was credited to Joe Smooth Inc.; later versions shortened that credit to Joe Smooth. And in typically casual early-house nomenclature, it was titled both “The Promised Land” and simply “Promised Land” on the label, with the latter becoming the standard moniker.

Music by Bergman: Darius

Darius is an uprising French artist, known as an inaugural player of a recent House music movement taking its roots in France and quickly spreading around the world.

Infused by the uplifting beat of Disco and Funk, Darius add a certain underground intricacy to his music, setting himself alongside his successful house compatriots. Equilibrium is his last album.