Tuesday, 11 December 2012


A x-mas bonus. Bits of library, leftfield-ish soul, disco and house.
Hope you dig!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Robin Beck - Sweet talk

I didn't realise that this was the Robin Beck that had a quite major hit -"First time" in the eighties. If you're old enough to remember that is. Anyway this is prior to that era, in her major disco bomb "Sweet talk". It's just perfect soul disco with some heavy strings, courtsey of Kenny Lehman, who's behind some of the Chic stuff and some more underground releases later in the eighties.
Maybe it's her duties as backing singer to Chaka Khan, amongst others, that gives some logical explanation for this single. Musicwise, as far as I know, there's isn't anything like this in her discography; it's just all cheezy rock stuff.
Update: I put the track in this mix.
Hope you dig!

Robin Beck - Sweet talk

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mr Fingers - Stars

There isn't any day when you can't find a Larry Heard song that captures your mood. I copped a few records back in the day, but to be totally honest, I didn't really understand his greatness back then. But obviously it's great to have them today. 
Here's a rip of the classic 89' "Amnesia" LP in "Stars", and this just great emotional and timeless electronic music. Sure not banging as the kids like it, but non the less essential dance music.
I hope you dig!

Mr Fingers - Stars

Sunday, 28 October 2012

First love - It's a mystery to me

This is such a sweet boogie tune form First love in 'Its' a mystery to me'. A proper midtempo banger produced by Donald Burnside, who still remains a bit of a mystery to me. Anyway, let the music speak for it self.
Hope you dig!

First love - It's a mystery to me

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kenny Loggins - This is it

I'm not all over this AOR thing, but this dude got soul. Kenny Loggins here in a live version of 'This is it'. As far as I know only available on this 'for radio promo only' 12". Dropped at the right time, you will look cool to everybody and their mother, banging the party. The other way would be risking that the kids just will think you're an old f@rt who should go back under your old stone and Toto collection. 
But that's what this game is all about; taking some risks and gain some karma in dj-heaven. 
Hope you dig!

Kenny Loggins - This is it

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Queen Samantha - Take a chance

The perfect vintage dance record. A nice blend of the early, electronic euro sound mixed with proper disco. Queen Samantha's - 'Take a chance' came out 79' on the T.K label. It must have sounded amazing when it came out, certainly ahead of its time.
Nuff said really.
Hope you dig!

Queen Samantha - Take a chance

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fern Kinney ‎– I'm Ready For Your Love

I got this one just a few weeks ago, as first heard on a HMD mix. Fern Kinney's "I'm reday for your love" on a Malaco 12", not costing you more than a Starbucks coffee. It actually to me a while to find out about the artist and title, but you know what's it's like when you're keen enough. The version off the mix was also slightly edited, but this rip is of the 12". And I think it works just perfectly, sure nice to have slightly longer intro and such, but I don't think it's needed. Just 4 minutes of joy for your dance floor. In and out, job done.
Hope you dig!

Fern Kinney ‎– I'm Ready For Your Love

Friday, 5 October 2012

The hot new mix!

I haven't given up yet. Certainly not on the dj front, even though the blogging has been neglected for past times.
Had to do some mix therapy the other night and pressed rec. Mixing some new and old stuff - comme il faut. Slightly ruff here and there, but there you go, that's playing old records on vintage gear. 

Check for some Bombers, Punkin Machine, Prins Thomas, Burrell Brothers, all spontaniously but carefully picked.
Thanks and hope you dig!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Johnny Dynell - Rhythm of love

Back again! 
Here with one of my big tunes from this summer. From Johnny Dynell and the man called Larry Levan. Actually this is the complete flipside off the 1986 'Rhythm of love' 12" in the 'area dub' and 'garage dub' mixed together. This just fits nicely anywhere with the house and disco stuff. So next time; ask your local dj to spin some rhythm of love!
And now when the olympic season is coming to an end there will hopefully be more time for blogging.
Hope you dig!

Johnny Dynell - Rhythm of love (192)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Let there be drums!

Again, long time no post!
But here's a filler anyway, still struggling.
Hope you dig!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Long time, no post. Busy times, both on a personal and professional level. But slowly getting back to the music again, actually plugged in my decks today for the first time in weeks.
Unfortunately we've had some tragic passings during the last weeks.
Like trillions of others, one of my first encounters with slightly more 'subcultural' music was with the Beastie Boys. At the time Paul's Boutique caught my attention and got me more interested in getting deeper into the history of black music. I remember not being too keen on the music, there were probably one or two tracks which I liked, but it was certainly more the samples that fascinated me. Later on the other LP's actually attracted me more musicwise. Obviously the clothing with X-Large was important at the time. 
All part of this was Adam 'MCA' Yauch. News about people passing in a too early age is always sad, but he will certainly leave his impression through the history of popular culture.
Wild Sugar's 'Bring it here' is one of many examples of their sample brilliance, and certainly a fine track in it's own.

Wild Sugar - Bring it here (192)
Donna Summer needs no introduction, even your mum knows about her. Being on top on the peak of the disco era she somehow embodies the cheezy disco stuff. But you can never foresee her contribution together with Mr. Moroder. Sure, they're all played out, but 'I feel love' is still one of the heaviest disco tracks of all time. There's no reason to deny that.
Here's probably a lesser known track, but a personal favourite of the 'Bad girls' LP. Walk away, a less euro-ish song for the more mature audience.

Donna Summer - Walk away (192)
I hope you dig!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Ann Margret - Midnight message

I've got no clue what plans the ex-swede Ann Margret Olsson had when she left the rurals of Jämtland in her young years. It's hard to believe she thought, she would end up doing this heavy leftfield-ish disco piece in 'Midnight message' with Paul Sabu. Even though presenting a fairly long discography, I believe these fine moments are quite a rare for her.
Certainly my cup and I hope you dig too!

Ann Margret - Midnight message (192)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sinnamon - I need you now

Here's one of the early blueprints of modern, soulful dance music. A stone cold classic in the 83' boogie tune from the girl group Sinnamon and 'I need you now'. They had some bigger, commercial success with some other songs, but this one is it. 
Nuff said, really.
Hope you dig!

Sinnamon - I need you now (192)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Craig Peyton - Be thankful for what you got

Here's a great take on William DeWaughn's iconic Philly classic 'Be thankful for what you got'. This is the instrumental version of the Craig Peyton 12" from 83' on Profile Records (which later on became the legendary Hip Hop label). Personally I do prefer this instrumental even though the vocal is more or less a dub version. Anyway, this should fit somewhere between the boogie and more contemporary house stuff.
Hope you dig!

Craig Peyton - Be thankful for what you got (192)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Quick - One light in a blackout

For me this one balances on a fine line on the verge of tipping over to the cheezy side. But it doesn't. 'One night in a blackout' by The Quick has been a big personal favourite for the past times. Obviously, if you're into vintage dance music it's very much a timeless piece with its soulful sound. This rip is off the 12" with the extended version.
Hope you dig!

The Quick - One light a in blackout

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Serious Intention - You don't know (Special remix)

Here's a heavy piece of proto-house or whatever you want to call it. Released in the early days of the Easy Street Records label, which then went on to release lots of garage and house music. This rip is off the Special remix 12" of Serious Intention's 'You don't know'. Without having been there myself I'm sure it was big with the Chicago and NY boys and queens. 
Hope you dig!

Serious Intention - You don't know (Special remix) (192)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Debbie Jacobs - High on your love

This is a heavy disco banger from Debbie Jacobs in 'High on your love'. She seem to been along quite long, continuing into more modern dance music later on. One funny thing about the song is scratchy sounds coming in after about 2 minutes. Anyway this is something for all disco queens.
I hope you dig!

Debbie Jacobs - High on your love (192)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

King Sporty & The Root Rockers – Get On Down

T.K. is one of those labels that are quite easy to foresee. Sure, they've released quite lot and there are ten a penny, but if you look around there are quite a few nuggets here and there. This is one of them in the heavy, heavy King Sporty & The Root Rocker's "Get On Down". Personally I discovered the Connie Case version before getting on this one, but I do prefer this version.
Hope you dig!

King Sporty & The Root Rockers – Get On Down

Illvester - Feel Reel (Kon Remix)

New one from Basic Fingers and Kon, off Kon & Amir. Not really much to say; just a straight up party tune which probably will be quite big in certain circles. With all rights.
Soon out on vinyl, stretching over 10 minutes.

Update - Check the full track:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Manhattans - Let your love come down

This is one of many favourite boogie joints in 'Let your love come down' from Manhattans. It just has the perfect swing and tempo, it can easily be dropped either when you want the party started or when it has taken off. 
Nothing clever, just pure dance and joy.
Hope you dig!

Manhattans - Let your love come down (320)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Jerry Williams - Easy on yourself

This is not be confused with its Swedish namesake. It's from the US rocker Jerry Williams which I can't say much about, besides it's a lot sleazier and funkier tha any other Jerry. The track is ripped of a LP call 'Gone', I haven't been listening through it properly, but as far I've heard it hasn't much else to offer. He's also doing a version of Horace Silver's 'Song for my father', which from my jazz perspective he should have left undone.
But this is like fine cheeze in 'Easy on yourself'.
Hope you dig!

Jerry Williams - Easy on yourself (192)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Lalomie Washburn - Give Me Love With The Music

It's a bit of a special feeling when you find those thirty year old records which hasn't been touched by the hand of man. That's the story with this one from Lalomie Washburn which I recently found a sealed copy of. The LP is "My music is hot", nothing ellusive and I believe also reissued at some point. But still a bit of icing on the cake to the 3 second rush when unpacking your precious new record (and before shelving it).
Anyway, the track is "Give Me Love With The Music" and it's just, such a sweet and soulful disco banger and would probably fit nicely anywhere in a decent set. 
Hope you dig!

Lalomie Washburn - Give Me Love With The Music (192)

Good old RW

DJ Harvey - Interview  - AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Chilly - Dance with me

Here's a bit of European disco, slightly on the 'whiter' side with the guitars and the typical baseline. None the less good stuff to drop now and then. This is from 'Chilly', the Germans possibly mostly known for the track 'For your love' off the same LP. For anyone into this, there's another good one from them in the 'Showbiz' LP. But beware, occasionally (or mostly?) the majority of the LP tracks go very, very wrong. But here's a nugget for you.
Hope you dig!

Chilly - Dance with me (320)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

America - Are you there

Here's a nice and warming drop from the other night. A piece of mature and blue eyed soul from America in 'Are you there' and off the 1977 'Harbor' LP. Actually produced by the George Martin. 
Hope you dig!  

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Frederic Mercier - Spirit

Here's a really heavy hitter from Frederic Mercier, in the track 'Spirit', of the Pacific LP. Released in 1978, which nowadays gets under 'way-ahead-it's-time' segment. 
And it truly was. Check!
Hope you dig!

Frederic Mercier - Spirit (192)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

In the mix!

Recorded this earlier today. It flows quite nicely and I got fairly please with it, so I might as well put it up here. Some boogie, 80's leftfield bits, house and an amazing Frederic Mercier track in the end.
Hope you dig!

  P's going bang! by trustmybeats

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Venise - The mistery with me

On the subject of disco, not particularly deep, but certainly a solid one. Venises' 'The mistery with me' from the 'Best disco in the city' LP. There's another release under the producer Jo Bissos name. There's actually a few other heavy and much sampled tracks on the LP.
Hope you dig!

Venise - The mistery with me (192)

Deep disco & boogie

Here's a bit of insight to the world of deep disco & boogie.

Deep Disco and Boogie from HolyRollertv on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

N.Y. House'n Authority – APT. 3A

I went back to this the other day and did I get a pleasant surprise?! Very much a stone cold classic from from day one. Rheji Burrells APT. EP on Nu Groove. But it sounded even better than I could remember. And the APT. 2A track as well. Certainly a record that will be one those rare 12" kids will be looking for in 10 years time. 
Hope you dig!

N.Y. House'n Authority – APT. 3A (192)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Fonda Rae - Heobah (Hey-O-Bah)

Happy new year to you all! 
I was gonna try to summarise the year in some way, not sure how. A list or most played record or so. But that's just too much to ask for, especially on a day like this. But I've picked a recent favourite that been along to quite few gigs during past times - Fonda Raes' "Heobah (Hey-O-Bah)". She's probably most known for the all-time classic in "Over like a fat rat". This might not be as iconic, but still a fine and heavy party starter. 
Hope you dig!

Fonda Rae - Heobah (Hey-O-Bah) (192)