Sunday, 18 December 2011

Au Pairs - Headache for Michelle

I first heard this on Jazzman Gerald mix. Certainly a bit out of the hat for being him, but definately up my street. This is off an LP called 'Playing with a different sex', can't really say anything smart about the gender reference in the title. Ayway, a great track in 'Headache for Michelle'.
Hope you dig! 


Au Pairs - Headache for Michelle (192)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Tractor - Everytime it happens

I've been really sucked into my disco, and more dancey stuff for the past times. And sometimes I need to remind myself to get back to jazz and related. Well, this is not really jazz related, but still slightly alternative from the other stuff on this blog. And I'm really into my folk and psych as well, like this one from Tractor in 'Everytime it happens' from their self titled 72' LP. If you want an original pressing of this you need to fork out a substantial amount of money, this rip though, is from later reissue. Actually the original label - Dandelion was the legendary brittish radio DJ John Peels'.
So, a step aside from my ordinary posts, but none the less fantastic music.
Hope you dig!



Tractor - Everytime it happens (192)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sylvester - I need somebody to love tonight

I'm sure, well guessing, that most people recall this glitchy drag queen character when thinking of Sylvester. Also known as Patrick Cowley, is possibly most known for hi-nrg anthem 'Do you wanna' or 'You make me feel mighty real'. But he's actually done some deeper stuff as well. Some really soulful bits where his gospel background comes trough and later on some more modern euro-ish disco stuff. Here is a personal fave in the dub, instrumental version of 'I need somebody to love tonight', off the 'I who have nothing' 12". There's also a vocal version on the 'Stars' LP.
Hope you dig!



Sylvester - I need somebody to love tonight (192)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Wham - Lovemaker

The story from last weekend repeats itself. I went back to the same flea market as the seller had promised to bring along some more records. I specifically asked for 12"s as I knew he had some, and sure he did. I picked up a few disco bangers and other stuff. I was specially pleased with this 12" from Wham - 'Lovemaker' in a Jim Burgess mix. Obviously not to mix with the UK pop sensation from the 80's. 
As I had no knowledge of them, I took a chance on it. Though, I briefly could remember, seing an LP listed on a fine sellers site so I realised I was on to something.  And here we go, a nice piece of leftfield with a mature west coast feeling. 
Hope you dig too!


Wham - Lovemaker (192)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

NYCC - I'll keep my light in my window

I went out diggin with a friend today. We popped into the local flea market. Actually I've never bought this many second hand records at the same time and from one place. I took a chance on few, but most of them we're really nice finds. It was this former dj sitting on some really nice wax. 
This was one of them. NYCC - New York community choir with 'I'll keep my light in my window'. An excellent piece of life affirmative music that certainly will lift any party through the roof.   
Hope you dig!



NYCC - I'll keep my light in my window (192)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Mixdown

Things have been really busy for the past time. Obviously there's always time to buy the records and I've actually been playing quite lot (for me that is) during the last few months. But still no time, or energy rather, to enjoy the music. Now things are slowly getting back to normal, and I've also been upgrading my sounds at home. So this morning I felt the urge to try these new thing out, and here's the result out of all that. 
It's not full perfection yet (neither mixing or setup) but I very much enjoyed doing it. Obviously it's a bit strenous with mixing records and getting the mixes tight and all, but again - it's just really great to get into the music again.
Apart from the more vintage sounding dance music, there's also quite a few new, or new-ish, tracks. Lately I've really been digging the stuff coming from the 100% Silk label, great leftfield-ish music going into some Arthur Russell territory. Maurice Fulton is another contemporary producer which I've always rated, somehow keeping it fresh and interesting but with the true old school boogie vibe kept. Otherwise some edits, original disco tracks and some slightly older (sounding) house tracks. I'll see if I'll be able to pin down a track list.
Anyways, I hope you dig and thanks for checking!

 Fleminggatan one by trustmybeats

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Barbara Mason- Darling come back home

A slow and sleazy heavy hitter from Barbara Mason. "Darling come back home" is off the Prelude LP "I am your woman, she is your wife". This is the sort of stuff I always love to spin early on in my sets. Well, whenever I can actually. Check the intro, it's baaad and screams for a sample or edit.
Hope you enjoy! 



Barbara Mason- Darling come back home (192)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Brian Bennett - Solstice

I'm not much of a library record man but i've got the odd one. This is amongst the finest. From Brian Bennett in 'Solstice' and from the "Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)" LP. A really nice laidback, spacey and generally funky affair.
Hope you dig!



Brian Bennett - Solstice (192)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Hodges, James and Smith - Since I Fell For You/I'm Falling In Love

This is ten and a half minutes of pure soul heaven. Dropped at the right time and place, it gets any decent party off the roof. Apparently they tried to take on The Supremes for the primacy of a soul super group at the time, but never really achieved that. Anyway, this is really nice and on the flip of the London 'Don't take away your love' 12". Lot's of music and love for a cheap price if you want the vinyl.
Hope you dig!
 
Hodges, James and Smith - Since I Fell For You/I'm Falling In Love (192)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

David Essex - Rock on

Looking back on the music covered in this blog it takes a rather broad perspective. Anything from quite spiritual jazz to stuff like this. I guess, just different stuff for different occassions. As long it's got the swing there is a place for it here. 
So this is from David Essex 'Rock on' LP. I can't say anything on his place in the field of brittish(?) popular music, but I guess he's musically gone totally different ways after this. And I can't recall I've heard anything else of interest from him. But this one certainly got some swing, some funk even the slow pace. And I try to squeeze it in when- or wherever possible.  
Rock on it is!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Let's go swimming

Great to see this new package from Audika getting a release. It's about some rare mixes of Arthur Russell's 'Lets go swimming', seeing the ligt of the day. Here's one by Walter Gibson. Personally I'm really into the 'Make 1, 2' (Gem Spa Dub).
Unteachable!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Mascara - Baja (Instrumental dub version)

Another personal favourite from recent occasions which crosses over nicely from disco to slightly more modern, leftfield sounds. A fine tool that certainly does the trick when some heat is required. It's Jellybean Benitez at the controls on this dub version of Mascara's - 'Baja'
Enjoy!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Bombers - Shake

Here's another heavy hitter! 
From the Bombers in 'Shake' released on West End and this rip being off the flip on the 'Lets' dance' 12". A few years ago some kids came up to me and commented the intro, apparently being sampled by Madlib. Can't say anything on that, but none the less a fine track on it's own. Touching some rocky, leftfield disco and obviously those sweet strings. 
Hope you dig!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Starvue - Body fusion

There isn't really much to say about this piece of soul heaven. A stone cold rare groove classic off the 'Upward Bound' LP on MIR. 
Enjoy!


Starvue - Body fusion (192)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Vince Andrews - The one who needs you

Greets! 
Back again for a third come back or so. But you know, it's all been good, with a little rest and travelling. I actually went to the UK for a quick stop, and anyone into their retro glasses and jazz need to look at the Black Eyewear shop. It's in St Albans, not too far from London. I had to go and see myself and ended up with a new pair. 
I also listened to GP's jazz special some weeks ago and slowly but surely started to build up the urge for some jazz again. 
So here we go! An old favourite, a fine vocal piece from Vince Andrews in 'The one who needs you'. It's off the 'Love, oh love' LP, I believe there's a japanese reissue and it's been comped as well.
I hope you dig and come back soon! It's certainly gonna back to normal here now.
Thanks for checking!

Vince Andrews - The one who needs you (192)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Charles Earland - Coming to you live

Another come back from some great time off! 
Kicking off with a classic killer groove from Charles Earland in 'Coming to you live'. I was lucky enough to score a mint copy of the 12" some years ago, at a very reasonable price that is. Again, an old jazzcat going disco in his career. I've mentioned a few before - Jimmy McGriff and Doc Severinsen amongst others. 
Hope you dig!



Charles Earland - Coming to you live (192)

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Charlie Rose Band - Backwoods Echo

Back again from some absence. Actually, I've been overloaded on music for the past weeks. You know sometimes you just need a rest from whatever you're into. For me it's been about quite a few gigs recently, they were all good, but too much music can wear you out. Even the finest.
Anyways, here's good one from The Charlie Rose Band in "Backwoods Echo". Possibly not for everyone, but for the more adventurous jazz-funk dj's - certainly a fine tool. Dropped in the right context at the right time, it has huge potential. 
Hope you dig!


The Charlie Rose Band - Backwoods Echo

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sunday, 26 June 2011

S.S.O Orchestra - Faded Lady

You probably heard parts of this loads of times. Sampled here and there, but very much a great track in it's own. "Faded Lady" by the S.S.O Orchestra is off the "Shine your ligth" LP on Shadybrook. I believe, last year, a BBE 7" sampler surfaced with an unreleased instrumental of the track. 
Enjoy!



S.S.O Orchestra - Faded Lady (192)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Disco File

I made this yesterday at a friends place. I wanted to do that as he got a nice set up with these rotary things and isolators. I must say I'm hooked on playing with a rotary mixer. As I'm not much of a technical virtuoso I get these smooth blends, but it's very much about the great feel turning the knobs. Obviously the sound quality is second to none.
As always, a quite spontanious affair. It needs to be done when there's inspiration and flow. So here's one take, strictly vinyl down to file. Bits of soul, disco, house. Mostly original tracks, but a few edits here and there.
Thanks for checking - enjoy!
 The Disco File by trustmybeats 

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Crusaders - Sweet n' sour

This is such heavy and sweet tune! 
Proper jazz funk for serious dancers. There are some heavy weight players behind this, formerly known as The Jazz Crusaders. Played by the usual suspects, GP and TP et all, but I've also seen Dj's like Harvey spin this. 
It's Off the 1977 'Free as the wind' LP and if you like to mix up with some jazzy styles there are no reasons to ignore this tune!
Hope you dig!



The Crusaders - Sweet n' sour (192)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Yusef Lateef - Like it is

I was doing this jazz gig earlier this week. It was great! A bit like finding back to the essential bit of playing records out publically. Just letting the music connect you and the audience. In a very pure way. No hyped up or banging tunes, sure funky, but you know, still jazz. I guess I covered the most spectras, anything from Gainsbourg to Coltrane. Great fun, hard work though. Originally planned for 3 hours, the gig went up to almost 6 hours. 
So here's a little honour to all things jazz. Yusef Lateef has been a favourite since day one basically. Well, day one counting from my involvement in jazz that is. This song - 'Like it is' is off the 'The blue Yusef Lateef' LP.
Hope you feel it!



Yusef Lateef - Like it is 

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner

Jimmy McGriff is an old jazz cat and organist with loads of releases on labels like Groove Merchant and Blue Note amongst others. And like many jazzers he went a bit disco-ish in the late seventies. This certainly have a cheesy moment or two, but wait till you get to the breakdown. Then we're talking breaks on an another level, and add some of Jimmy's organ skills to that. One for the serious jazz disco heads.
Check & enjoy!

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner (192)

Saturday, 28 May 2011

RIP Gil Scott Heron

Nowadays news travels really fast. Unfortunately the first news this morning was about the passing of Gil Scott Heron. Truly one of the greatest, a genuine legend. Looking back on his work, there's so much fantastic and timeless music. This song is one I've been playing a lot recently.
Peace go with you brother.


Gil Scott Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane 

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Kamal Abdul Alim - Brotherhood

Back to the jazz, straight into some heavy dance stuff from Kamal Abdul Alim or Kamal and the brothers in 'Brotherhood'. It's off the 1988 LP 'Dance' on Stash, which possibly could be their only relese. I don't know. However, this one is certainly something to look for if you like your jazz dance stuff or are drawn to the more adventures side of dj'ing. Check out the 'Al Nafs' track too. 
That's it, hope you dig!



Kamal Abdul Alim - Brotherhood (192)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Francois K

I came across this interview with the legendary Francois Kevorkian and as this blog somehow is about production, re-production of knowledge, on and about music, I'll share it with you. 
So listen and learn!
  Fran├žois Kevorkian Audio Interview 20.08.09 by djmixes

Kenny Rankin - I was born

I quite recently found out about Kenny Rankin and obtained 2 LP's quickly. Nothing ellusive, not costing you more than a pint or two. Perfect. "I was born" is off the "Like a seed" LP and got the jazzy, folky, rocky elements that i'm into. 
Actually very nice - check it out! 
As we're at it, the other LP I'm talking about is "Silver morning". I'm especially digging "In the name of love" for more of the folky stuff. For those of you who can't get enough of versions of "Berimbeau", it's there too.
Go Kenny!


Kenny Rankin - I was born (192)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Diana Ross - Brown baby

Aaaah, this is such a sweet tune. The strings and all. Diana Ross at her best in 'Brown baby'. This rip is off the 'Touch me in the morning' LP, where it's part of a medley. Not that it has been much of concern, but i've always wondered if it's available anywhere else, as a 45 or LP track?


Diana Ross - Brown baby (192)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale

This is some stuff that I heard recently recently. At the time I couldn't tell if it was new or old, having that retro sounding production. Though this is some new is*t from a 23(!) year old cat - Michael Kiwanuka. His first EP is due in June, which I certainly got under my radar now. Check it out - it's great! 
This also reminds me that I need to go back to the jazz a bit more, Lately it's been all about the disco and such. It's not a bad thing, but you know what they say about jazz being the teacher. So, stay tuned!
Update: Buy the 10" vinyl here.
 Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale by Stayloose

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Heat up, Cool down

Nicolette Larson - Lotta love

How about some Neil Young?! 
This sweet, little disco number is actually written by Neil Young. Performed by Nicolette Larson and this 12" version, slightly discofied by Jim Burgess.
Not much more to say really, I hope you like as much as I do.


Nicolette Larson - Lotta love (196)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Patsy Gallant - It'll all come around

The spring is in full bloom up here in the north, some days we're even getting some nice summery vibes. It's funny how some music gets related to different times of the year. Possibly it's about where you live, as we nordics tend to get all melancholic during the dark times and slightly more lively during the few summer months. 
Anyway, here's a personal summer tune from Patsy Gallant in 'It'll all come around'. It's of the self titled Canadian release, and for those into your jazz dance might know her for the 'Te Caliente' track off the same LP. 
Enjoy!



Patsy Gallant - It'll all come around (192)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Michael Zager Band - Don't Sneak On Me

Here's another piece of mature music, and with enough swing to tickle my legs. Michael Zager Band's - 'Don't sneak on me' off a promo release. I can't say I know much about them as I don't own any other stuff by them, obviously the 'Let's all chant' song comes to mind. 
Hope you dig this one!


 
Michael Zager Band - Don't Sneak On Me (192)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Ednah Holt - Serious, sirius space party

Busy times and a well needed effort to make it happen here again. And we'll go all in. You know the spacey and cosmic stuff is all hip and happening right now, and to be totally frank i'm all dragged into it as well. Obviously it's all about picking the best ones. Here's a serious one with monsieur Levan at the controls. From Ednah Holt and West End - 'Serious, sirius space party' in the club version. Possibly a tune that some of you might think is a bit too much, even if you're a devoted fan of the West End, Levan stuff. Personally I quite dig this.
Check out yourself!

 

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Inner city blues - Paul Lewis

Here's a solid, slightly left of center, version by Paul Lewis of Marvin's 'Inner city blues'. The 12" also has a fine take on Eddie Kendricks' 'Girl, you need a change of mind'. For the Idjut Boys fans there's an edit of 'Girl, you need a change of mind'. 
Hope you dig!


Inner city blues - Paul Lewis (192)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Pointer Sisters - Don't it drive you crazy

Another reminder for one those LP tracks that are so easy to foresee and forget about. Classy rare grooves from Pointer Sisters in 'Don't it drive you crazy'. It's off the 'Having a party' LP, a really easy find, neither costing more than a take away coffee.



Pointer Sisters - Don't it drive you crazy (192)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face

Back to the boogie! 
This one has been a big spin recently; Ronnie Dyson's 'It's all over my face'. Classic John Morales & Sergio Munzibai sounds. Actually it was a friend of my who pulled it out on a recent night we were playing together with the consequence that I had to step out on the floor and have a swing with a big grin on my face. I've had my own copy for quite some time, but it has mostly been lying around and now when hearing it in the right context again; it's gonna come along for forthcoming boogie sessions. And certainly getting the plays it deserves.
On a more personal note, I'm glad I've created a local alliance with some other heads. It just prooves the importance of the social aspect of the musical interest. Obviously dj'ing and playing out is all about interaction with people, but being able to sit down and have a coffee and talk about whatever musical nerdery  you want is fantastic. Living in a place where I share musical references with quite a few, this has been something I've missed for quite some time. 
And this is what we've going down to - Salute!


Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (192)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Milton Nascimento - Para Lennon Et McCartney

It's been while since last proper post. Too exhausted and actually an overload of music, too much playing for the past months. As much as I like playing out, I need to keep on fairly reasonable level. I need to build up a hunger for the music, avoiding going into routine. Doing both Fridays and Saturdays is therefore a bit risky. 
Anyway, it's slower now, which is good.
Following on the Brasilian tip since a few weeks back. Here you get a true classic from one of the greatest ambassadors of Brasilian music. Para Lennon et McCartney by Milton Nascimento off his self titled LP. Just a great track, nice to pull out and drop whenever there's room for some quality audio.
Classic stuff!



Milton Nascimento - Para Lennon Et McCartney (320)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Reggae Britannia

Ooooh, been really busy for the past time. Not much energy for new posts. But here's another quick one. A fine documentary from BBC on the sociocultural role of caribbean music in the UK, mixing musical genres and ethnicities.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Legendary: A Film about the Roots

Even though this blog is not much about Hip Hop, the connections are there. And, The Roots obviously, are a relevant contemporary group within the field of soul and funk. And as I want to bring you the good stuff; here's a recent documentary on them.

The Legendary: A Film About The Roots from Cam Be on Vimeo.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

American gypsy - Golden ring

This is from a dutch Philips release from American gypsy and the LP 'Angel Eyes'. Apparently this american funk-rock group came to Holland in 72' which resulted in this LP. Later also released on Chess on the US market. There are several nice tracks in the same vein as 'Golden ring', be sure to check out if you dig this one.
Enjoy!


American gypsy - Golden ring (320)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bebeto - Falda

So, I've been doing some tidying today. Especially focusing on the records, move them off the floor and such. Unfortunately not as in organising the collection. But obviously you bump into stuff that you haven't seen, or listened to for a while.
During some periods I've been bying some Brazilian stuff. I haven't got a huge amount, but there are some nice bits lying around. This is one; some nice and clubby stuff from Bebeto in 'Fadla' of the 'Batalha Maravilhosa' LP.
Check and dream away for some warmer places. 



Bebeto - Falda (320)

Monday, 7 February 2011

We all need a bit of Dilla

"Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James "J.Dilla" Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon. 
J.Dilla is Still Shining."
"J.Dilla: Still Shining" from B.Kyle on Vimeo.

Ray Barretto - Stargazer

Here's a proper party track! From Ray Barretto - 'Stargazer' on a Fania 12". Somehow it feels so much New York in its vibe. Well, possibly a quite obvious guessing, but i'm saying that without any references. I'd be surprised if this wasn't played a lot on various block parties at the time. 
Possibly a track for the editers as it could easily be stretched with another 2-3 minutes. There's certainly enough pieces and breaks to work with. 
Enjoy!



Ray Barretto - 'Stargazer' (196)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Rance Allen Group - Peace of mind

Anyone into soul, jazz and the rare grooves knows about the Mizell brothers. There's so much to choose from and which is of the highest quality. Fairly new knowledge for me is that Fonce Mizell took part in writing and producing Jackson 5's 'I want you back'. 
Anyway, here's a great example of their magnificent musicality. Rance Allen groups' 'Peace of mind' off the 'Say my friend' LP. 
Classic Mizell stuff!


Rance Allen Group - Peace of mind (320)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Coke Escovedo - I wouldn't change a thing

This is a serious piece of soul, I like to go back to now and then. Coke Escovedos' "I wouldn't change a thing", which got those musical elements that usually for me fits into most disco sets. Written by Johnny Bristol and from the 1976 LP "Comin at ya!".
Nuff said really, hope you dig!


Coke Escovedo - I wouldn't change a thing (320)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Steve Davis - It's all because she's gone

Here's a quick one that I needed to rip for a friend. Off the Music LP by Steve Davis, the track is "It's all because she's gone". Great piece of music, though my favourite off the LP is the "Lalune blanche". But, I'll save that for another time.

Steve Davis - It's all because she's gone (192)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Damaris - What about my love?

Here's a fine piece of mature and soulful boogie. Damaris 'What about my love?', a nice take on Johnnie Taylors version. Personally I prefer the Damaris one, and that's the one ripped here. I've chucked in the Johnnie Taylor as well - hope you dig either one of them!


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Thanks!

Another year and back again from some deserved festivities and rest. I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been interacting with me and checking this blog in the past year. It will keep going!
Here's a bit of a special treat for you and a perfect piece of 3am gospel. The Dynamic Clark Sister with the life affirmative 'Ha-ya' recorded live in Detroit, off the 'Is my living in vain' LP. A friend of mine said; this is house before house existed and I totally agree. It's a spiritual things as the house community would call it. I know Mark 7 did an edit of this, possibly less ellusive, still close to the original version.
Enjoy and thanks again!


Clark Sister - Ha-ya (196)

R.I.P Teena Marie

About a week ago, we were reached by the sad news of Teena Marie's passing. At the age of 54 it was way too early. I'm sure many of you know about her, for me she was one of those artists I got to know of at an early stage of my musical journey. I remember getting the 'It must be magic' and 'Lady T' albums long time ago. Still, both are LP's I like to get back to, and play out now and then. Specifically the bombs in 'Square biz' and 'Behind the groove' that never fails on a dance floor.
My personal all-time favourite is 'Portuguese love' off the 'It must be magic' LP. So here you go, some classic soul from the great artist in Teena Marie.


Teena Marie - Portuguese love (196)