Monday, 29 March 2010

Spring Spirituals

It's time for some spiritual, deep and moody jazz, ending up with some uplifting vibes. I quite recently (and finally) acquired the Sarah Vaughn  - 'Let it live' LP and this is a result of that. Well, I wanted to squeeze in the the Synanon Choir song which is an even more recent find. First heard on GP's Worldwide a few weeks ago, and I got on the case straight away. That is a track and a half, actually the majority of these are...
I think the tracklist speak for itself:
1. Sarah Vaughn - The mystery of man
2. The Synanon Choir - A rise, shine
3. David Axelrod - Holy thursday
4. Mike Taylor - Half blue/Pendulum
5. Morton Stevens - The long wait
6. Vibration Society - Spirits up above
7. Mary Lou Williams - Praise the lord 
8. Yusef Lateef - See line woman

      Sunday, 21 March 2010

      Ladies of the 80's - Tell him

      This LP is a masterpiece. I'm reading it's getting a well needed re-release by Soul Jazz. I'm talking about the classic self titled LP by Ladies of the Eighties, produced by Roy Ayers and Rick James. Pure, full on boogie tracks with hints of jazz and funk, where 'Turned on to you' probably is the most known. This one, 'Tell him', has always been a favourite spin - full of energy and enough swing to get the most stiff people moving.There's also a nice version by west Londoners BB Boogie.

      Ladies of the Eighties - Tell Him (320)

      Thursday, 18 March 2010

      Eglo Records

      Eglo Records is a fairly new player on the scene for contemporary and electronic soul music. Obviously Floating Points being the main star, but there are few more upcoming artists, Sweden-connected Fatima being one of the them. Here's a little documentary on the label, from SpineTv.

      Monday, 15 March 2010

      J Rocc for Supreme

      Primary beat junkie J Rocc has made a second installment for the street wear label Supreme. As always a heavy selection - Check it out here.

      Friday, 12 March 2010

      Here's for 10k & one yr!

      It's about a year ago I started this blog. It took off from the idea to extend and enter a deeper space of my musical interest. Well, so far so good. So here's for the time gone by, and bring on the next 90k visitors. 
      There's nothing symbolical about the track i've chosen, it's just a random and fine party track for this celebrational occassion. Enjoy!

      Raw Silk - Just in time [instrumental](320)

      Wednesday, 10 March 2010

      Jay Star Seven in the mix

      For me the Swedish west coast, more specifically Gothenburg, is synonymous with pop & rock music, false singing clones of Bruce Springsteen and Pet Shop Boys. During recent years there has been some resistance, and new outputs for the soulful and funky side of the musical spectrum. 
      Jay Star Seven, aka Jonathan Anderzon, is one of the individuals, waving the flag for classic and contemporary dance music in the area. An all round nice guy promoting some fine clubs, booking some of the finest dj's around, and a DJ extraordinaire himself. He's kind enough to share a recent mix with us. This is really good - great selection and seamless mixing, which makes it a complete package. 
      Take your time, check this out, this man's got soul.
      DJ-Set from Nomaden 1 (Warmup) by JayStarSeven

      Tuesday, 9 March 2010

      Trevor Dandy - Is there any love

      I need to give this one from Trevor Dandy some attention. I received the 45 in the post today. A great and very limited re-issue from the Numero Group. 
      Grab it here before it's too late. 

      Sunday, 7 March 2010

      Cameo - The Sound Table

      This one is a beaty, one for the dancers. Though personally I probably cleared more floors, than filled them with this one. Nevermind, it's all about the dynamics. Cameo's 'The sound table' from the 'Knights of the sound table' LP.
      Three and a half minutes of pure bliss. Enjoy!

      Cameo - The Sound Table (320)