Saturday, 26 September 2009

It's a Jazz thing

You know what is said - Jazz is the teacher. It was time to pull out some Jazz bits, and I thought I'll create a mini-mix out of some favourites. Starting of with the sample friendly Gap Mangione trio - 'Boy with toys' from the Diane in the autumn wind LP. Bit of Stereo Konitz, some Coltrane related (or tributes rather) from Billy Gault and Lateef. Some slamming drums on the Afreaka track, and speaking of drumming, there is only one. Art Blakey from the Holiday for skins volume 1 LP, together with Sabu Martinez amongst others. Heavy!
Finishing of with the always incredible Dee Dee Bridgewater. The title track from the classic LP, it's so nice to pull out that one now and then. So here you go; it's all good.
  1. Gap Mangione trio - Boy with toys
  2. Lee Konitz - Five, four and three
  3. Billy Gault - Mode for Trane
  4. Yusef Lateef - Brother John
  5. Lee Morgan - Afreaka
  6. Art Blakey - Mirage
  7. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro blue

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Louie Ramirez - Barrio Nuevo

I'm quite a lot...a sort of 'periodic' when it comes to my music consumption. Occassionally i get the crawings for certain musical styles. Obviously, at least according to my own mind, with a stringency that relates to anything soulful and qualitative. Practically this means I've got some latin records laying about. I do play them at the right occassions, and they usually never fail to rock the party. This is one of those tracks, actually a bomb on any discerning dancefloor. Louie Ramirez - 'Barrio Nuevo' from the 'A different shade of black LP on Cotique, which I believe was an offshot from the Fania label at the time. Enjoy!

Louie Ramirez - Barrio Nuevo (320)

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Black Gold - C'mon stop (Prelude)

Bit of proto-house, post-disco type of dance music from 1983 and Black Gold - C'mon stop. Bit hard to label, none the less great piece of music on the Prelude label. I'm sure this got loads of plays in Chicago, back in those days.
Even though this Long version is clocking at 10:40, it actually manages to to keep it flowing nicely throughout the whole track. Perfect for the toilet break.

Black Gold - C'mon stop (320)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Sandra Sa - Trem da central

Need to work on my posting frequency, and obviously keep the party vibe going. Therefore, a quick one, but certainly a goodie. Bit of brasilian boogie from Sandra Sa. The track is from her LP - Vale Tudo on the RGE label. Whether you're into brasilian music or bit of boogie, this certainly does the trick. Enjoy!

Sandra Sa - Trem da central (320)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Music is the weapon

Got into some stuff on Dj Harvey the other night, check a recent interview at Resident Advisor. Never been a huge fan, but very aware if his cult status and...yeah, I believe he's sort of a Dj's Dj. I don't know the reasons for his exile to the US, but he certainly seems to be a cool dude over there. I've possibly seen him at some occasion in the UK, I'm not entirely sure. But some inspired from his sarcastic disco stuff, I gave myself into doing this mix. As the man himself says - at the end of the day it's about playing the right records after each other.
So armed with a can of lager (or 2 - very hedonistic), some sh-t speakers, a stack of records, I thought I'll give it a go. Doing it in my mixed flavour - disco, boogie, modern soul, house etc., all in the same. Check for some Larry Levan, some old & future classics, mid-school house stuff from Pulsinger and Heard, even some Norwegian space-disco.
I've never had any patience doing edits on a computer, just playing the old vinyls, there's really no place for any tricks. So here you go; 1 take straight down to file, with some skips, dust and all that, and most and foremost with the soul:
  1. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
  2. Benny Golson - I'm always dancing to the music
  3. Phyllis Hyman - Living inside your love
  4. Expression - Release Disco
  5. Baron Zen - Burn Rubber (Dam Funk Rmx)
  6. Floating Points - Love me like this (Dub)
  7. Brainstorm - Journey to the light (A. Beedle edit)
  8. Last Exit - Sweet Maryline
  9. Breakwater - Say you love me girl
  10. T Connection - Saturday Night
  11. Alice Smith - Love Endevour (M. Fulton Rmx)
  12. iO - Claire
  13. Mr. Fingers - Waterfalls
  14. Prince - 17 Days
  15. Son of Sound - Life under bridges
  16. Shit Robot - Simple Things (T. Terje Rmx)

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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Paul McCartney - Check My Machine

Riding a bit on the Beatles wave blowing up right now, with celebrations and all. This one is a bit of a surprise coming from Sir Paul, which I first discovered on a mix from my Brasilian hero - Dj Nuts. Don't think available on any LP, just a b-side and on a Brasilian (only) 12". When recording this, I noticed som flaws on my vinyl - sorry about that. Can't really be bothered to make it all over again. So here you go; a nice little quirky thing for those musical feasts of yours.

Check My Machine (320)