Sunday, 31 August 2008

VA - Classic Balearic Mastercuts Vol 1

Balearic or not, theres some absolute classics on this...a few which haven't aged so well either it has to be said. Also wasn't sure if there was a reissue out or whether this was still slightly difficult to get hold of? Personally haven't seen many CD version's of it anywhere so here it is for your listening pleasure.

01 Chris Rea - Josephine (La Version Francaise)
02 Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino (The Paradise Version)
03 Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself (Deep Dream Mix)
04 BBG - Snappiness (Original 12" Version)
05 The Blow Monkeys - La Passionara (12" Version)
06 Tullio De Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon) (12" Version)
07 Lola - Wax The Van (Jon's Dub)
08 Moodswings - Spiritual High (State Of Independence)
09 Sheer Taft - Cascades (Hypnotone Mix)
10 The Grid - Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)
11 A Man Called Adam - Barefoot In The Head (12" Version)

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Pat Metheny Sunday

Three of my favourite Metheny related tracks (ideal background music for reading the Sunday papers to I find...) , but probably his most well known ones too. I'm sure many of you knowledgeable readers are much more familiar with his vast array of work than me, so what other albums and particular featured tracks of his should I be checking out? (obviously apart from the 3 lp's these are taken from) Any recommendations would be very welcome.

Pat Metheny Group - Slip Away

Pat Metheny Group - Are You Going With Me?

Steve Reich/Pat Metheny - Electric Counterpoint (Fast - Movement 3)

Monday, 25 August 2008

The Invisible - Jacob and The Angel (Live)

Nearly forgot to mention, saw this lot live the other night and was very impressed. Looking forward to their forthcoming LP on Accidental Records. Check out their myspace in the meanwhile for more info.

Arthur Russell - In The Light Of The Miracle

I originally posted about this documentary in June of last year, so it's taken a while for it to finally get shown over here. Check out the website and trailer. Not much more to say except that it's a must see. It's only showing at the ICA for one week so you'll have to book your tickets pretty quick. I like this story by Theo Thonnessen in the sleevenotes to 'I Like It Vol 1' about this particular track though: 'I wonder how dance music of today would sound, without Arthur Russell's influences. This man was definitely ahead of his time. I got this as a white label from Gilles Peterson years ago when he was playing in our club Into Somethin'. Talkin Loud wanted to put out some of Arthur Russell's unreleased tracks at that time. So a limited number of 12" promos were pressed. Somehow it never came out officially. The morning after Gilles' gig, I came home, put 'In the light...' on and listened to it for hours till I fell asleep next to the turntable. My love affair with deep-house began that day."

Arthur Russell - In The Light Of The Miracle

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Bank Holiday Threesome

Slightly random but heres three classics I've had on repeat today. Verging on the camp but that just makes me love em even more. Bring on the weekend. Scenes.

Chemise - She Can't Love You

Teena Marie - Square Biz

Gwen Guthrie - Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Date For Your Diaries: Fri 5th September

I Can Count
El Paso Basement

Edit: Unfortunately postponed until a new date is decided...

Charlie Dark & Roger Robinson - Prayers For Angry Young Men

Whilst I was posting the below, it reminded me of this great Charlie Dark produced tune on the new Brownswood Bubblers 3 comp. I'm gulity of not normally listening to the lyrics of most tracks with any sort of concentration but these definately struck me on a more deeper & poignant level than the average stuff I come across - especially apt for the current times we are in. Oh yeah, if you haven't got it already, go buy this comp - you need it! Buy here

Charlie Dark & Roger Robinson - Prayers For Angry Young Men

VA - Attica Blues Present Drum Major Instinct

Charlie & Tony compiled this great comp a few years back now but it's only just recently been back on my headphones again. I love the feeling you get when you haven't listened to an album you've had for ages and are surprised by a tune you hadn't really 'got' or listened to properly the first time round for whatever reason. The opening Pal Joey track on here is definately one of those for me that I've re-discovered. Plenty more quality tracks on here as well though. Anyone know if X:Treme records is still going?

01 Pal Joey - Drum Major Instinct
02 O.C. - Times Up
03 Gangstarr - The ? Remains
04 Jamose - The Rhymthologist
05 Innershade - Operator (Attica Blues Remix)
06 Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest
07 NY House'n Authority - Apt 3a
08 Imagination - Burning Up (Dub)
09 DSM - Warrior Groove
10 Corrina Joseph - Lonely
11 No Smoke - Koro Koro
12 Maurice Fulton - In My Mind
13 Nuspirit Helsinki - Orson
14 Spirit - Ice

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Re-Up (Gang)

Don't normally do re-ups but made an exception for Jacksoul - quality track and I know its hard to get hold of. Obviously the Sade/Terje one people were having problems with so hopefully this new link should work. Let me know if theres anymore that are playing up. In fact I don't mind re-upping a couple of older tracks people might have missed first time round but no album re-up requests please.

Todd Terje vs Sade - I Never Thought I'd See Glittertind

Jacksoul - Unconditional Love

Monday, 11 August 2008

Clipse vs A Mountain Of One vs Studio

Re-ups coming this week, finally! In the meantime, heres a quick gem I was forwarded from a friend. Guessing he got it online somewhere cos I know he def didn't make it himself, ha - he wishes I'm sure (cheers d - much appreciated though :p) . Anyways, its a 'mashup' (another term I hate) of Studio's remix of Brown Piano by A Mountain of One and a Clipse track (lyrics to be precise). Sounds like an unusual combination but it works a treat. Hopefully the zshare link will work but if it's still giving problems, will change hosts.

The Clipse - Fast Piano (Studio Remix)