Sunday, 28 November 2010

Dexter wansel - The sweetest pain

There are so much great music coming from the legendary PIR record label. This is one of their best moments for me.  Absolutely amazing soul from Dexter Wansel from the 'Time is slipping away' LP.
Enjoy very much!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Shuggie Otis - XL-30

Any discerning (soul) music lover knows about Shuggie Otis. If you don't - don't worry that's what i'm here for. Ok, sorry about this this slightly pretentious intro. 
Shuggie Otis' stuff is quite easily found, primary due to the fact that he hasn't done much. But it's all worth looking for. This track, XL-30 is from the Inspiration Information LP and that's always a good start.
This is original space funk (pre-techno?), just so wonderfully weird, and the whole LP is just such a complete recording. One that it's always nice to back to. Soul, folk and some futuristic drum programming all in one. I know Kon and Amir recently dug out some unreleased stuff from him, so hopefully there's more good stuff to find out about. 
Till then - just get locking & popping with this bomb.

Shuggie Otis - XL-30 (320)

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Showband - Down by the river

This is such a heavy take on Neil Young's 'Down by the river' by The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Showband. Nuff said, really. Well, the LP is 'Soul, Steel & Show' on Negram and available if you try hard enough.

The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Showband - Down by the river (320)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Claudia - Salve Rainha

I've been inactive on my brasilian records for quite some time. But whenever I go back to check some stuff there's always refreshing and fantastic music to discover. Following on the previous Tim Maia post, I'll keep it in the same direction, here with Claudia. 
The LP is 'Passaro Emigrante' and the track here is ' Salve Rainha'. This is killer fusion stuff, taking a few different directions in these 3½ minutes and it's all good and funky. 

Claudia - Salve Rainha (320)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jimmy McGriff - Space Cadet

This is heavy stuff! 
I wasn't really familiar with Jimmy McGriff till I found out about this track off the 'Red Beans' LP. There's another jazzy disco 12" which I'm certainly going to cop in the near future. Till then - check out these classy breaks.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Mad Mats in the mix

Mad Mats was one of the first dj's that we booked back in the day when I first got involved in arranging clubs. This was back in 94', I believe, and we were really anxious to find out about the new stuff that was going during these pre-internet days. I clearly remember that he delivered, the place was on fire and our small-ish town experienced something never heard before. What struck me a few years later, was why the guy didn't get the recognition he deserved. Technical skills and a vast knowledge of all new and retro sounds, brasilian & latin music and such. Obviously it later took off with the Raw Fusion parties, the label and dj'ing. 
So here you go - 2 hours of connecting the musical dots. Soulful, funky and futuristic.

   Nov 2010 Mega Mix by madmats

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Candy Bowman - Since I found you

This is pure soul heaven from Candy Bowman. Timeless music that has standed the test of time, and will do forever. 
It doesn't get much better than this. Enjoy!

Candy Bowman - Since I found you (320)