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Josef Salvat – Every Night (Vimes Remix) [2014]
May 6, 2014

An absolutely brilliant remix from Vimes. A track that just screams Summer into your face at a deafening volume. I cant see how this wont wind up everywhere. The vocals from Salvat are almost melancholy had it not been for the arm waving, uplifting arrangement from Vimes.

 

 

Shuga – Ride De Riddim (Equal Opportunity) [2014]
April 10, 2014

First off, there’s definately not enough reggae or dancehall around these parts. Time to correct that. Secondly, talk about a banger. This is an incredible release from Shuga that I caught on the David Rodigan’s 1 Extra show last Sunday.  Taking the arrangement from Sound Dimensions’ Bobby Babylon Riddim, Shuga lays down a rocking dancehall drenched vocal over the top.  Shuga’s vocals are some of the smoothest i’ve heard in a long long time. Complements the instrumental perfectly and turns this into a propper arm waver.

Get it on loud, crank the bass, and kick back.

Frankie Knuckles 1955-2014 | Frankie Knuckles Productions
April 2, 2014

To complement the previous post, here is the second playlist from those guys over at the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA). This time however its a collection of some of Frankies fantastic original productions and remixes. Its a fantastic collection of some of the best known productions including collaborations with Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan and much much more. Enjoy!

300 : Rise Of An Empire [2014]
June 14, 2013

So this folks, is why this blog has been so quiet this year…

MØ – Pilgrim (MS MR Remix) [2013]
March 16, 2013

No Cans! I have not forgotten about you! Life is a hectic place which is why you’ve not heard head nor tail from me as of late. But there is a stack of crackers just waiting for an appearance.

Such as this corker MØ featuring a bloody fantastic vocal from M0 and some exceptional sound production. Its got a heavy flavour of “Time after Time” from Cindy Lauper since the synth used sounds so very similar to the opener of that track. But thats where the similarities end, this is a sweeping downtempo electronic beast. Absolutely lush.

Gus Gus vs T-World – Theme [1998]
June 27, 2012

Possibly the very definition of lushness, this is a fantastic downtempo classic from the fantastic album from Gus Gus, Gus Gus & T-World. While their output is generally known for its eccentric funky house compositions and off the wall trip-hop, this is an atmospheric, down blanket of awesome deep houseness. Plus, it has bongo’s, a long overlooked companion to a cracking house tune. Be honest now, bongo’s make everything better.

From Discogs
This album was brought to my attention from the Anthem track being included on the Pi soundtrack. I was really expecting alot from this album and when I finally got the chance to listen to it, I was happy to find it lived up to expectations. All the tracks on this album hit me in the right spot but it’s the “classic” sounding songs like Anthem, Northern Lights, Purple, and Esja that really blew me away. Ever since I heard it, I’ve always considered these songs to be of the highest caliber of techno, and hearing them dropped in a mix or at a gathering always puts a smile on my face. Emotional techno for your soul.

Mr Lif – I Heard It Today [2009]
March 28, 2012

Another corker from Mr Lif, this time the title track from the socially conscious album of the same name. Without a doubt, Lif has a gift for wrapping the Zeitgeist up in some bloody incredible rhymes. A commentary on the financial crisis that kicked into overdrive in 2009, holding up a mirror to the state of modern day society. The actual composition itself is excellent as well, the electronic tip really works with the frantic lyrical delivery. Quality.

Strange Rollers – Preachin Jazz [2012]
March 27, 2012

Caught this banger on Billy Daniel Bunter’s Monday Music podcast and what a tune it is, easily one of the best tracks ive heard in a while. It is most definately channelling the likes of Alex Reese, Earl Grey with the heavy Jazz slant but manages to make it sound ridiculously fresh. The break is super clean, the vocal stabs are perfect but that jazzy vibe is pure bottled sunshine. Absolutely perfect.

Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love [1981]
March 20, 2012

One of those tracks that clearly demonstrates why its such an unmitigated classic. Despite it being a cover, this track shines like the sun with Brown’s vocal talent clearly center stage, dominating the track. Its tracks like this that put paid to the fallacy that “Disco” is dead. Just go to the comments section on YouTube or run a search online, you will find thousands of people who celebrate this tune and others from the era. Just fucking legendary.

From YouTube
If you weren’t there you will never understand what these songs mean to so many of us. This was our gospel, this how we got through our lives. This is a great song, so many memories. Thank you for posting.

Nico Featuring Makai – Omen [1997]
March 2, 2012

Oh my gosh! Talk about dark, this one hunts your nightmares at the best of times. A cracking dark drum n bass track from Nico and Makai, with one of the longest buildups in history I reckon. What, 4 minutes of scare your gran strings and bass before the beats kick in like an assault from some slasher flick. Again, not much else to say, its golden era DnB, filthy and distorted, full of bass and malevolence. What a cracker!