Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Imaginary Soundtrack...

Happy New Year everybody!!! Hope you all had a good one.
And if you did, heres a chillout set by myself to help sooooooth those jangled brain cells.
So prepare yourselves for some Downtempo, Jazz, Funk, Lounge, and Soundtrack obscurities 
Enjoy ;)

P.S. Sorry tracklist will follow. As soon as i pull my finger out!
But if you want to listen first check my podcast player at the bottom of the page
or visit my page at podomatic
Again thanks for the support and have a brilliant new year. 

Monday, 22 December 2008

Today i have mostly be listening to.....Part 6

Skeewiff's Breakbeat version of "The New Avengers" Theme


 The Laurie Johnson Orchestra's original version of  "The Avengers" Theme

Enjoy ;)

Sunday, 21 December 2008

today i have mostly be listening to.....Part 5

The Gotan Project's cover version of Frank Zappa's "Chunga's Revenge"

Enjoy ;)

Today i have mostly be listening to.....Part 4

The League Unlimited Orchestra's (AKA The Human League) 
"The things that dreams are made of"

Enjoy ;)

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Today i have mostly be listening to.....Part 3

Fleetwood Mac's full version of "Oh Well"

Friday, 19 December 2008

Today i have mostly be listening to.....Part 2

Hot 8 Brass Band's version of Marvin Gayes "Sexual Healing"
A Balearic classic!!!
enjoy ;)

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Today i have mostly been listening to..... part 1

One Dove's dubby version of Dolly Partons "Jolene"
Classic chooon!!!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Best Dr Who cover ever ?.....

Just enough time for one more post before i'm off for the holidays.
And its a cracker!!!
Coldcuts live set for The Electric proms.
And the best version of the Dr Who theme i've ever heard (Maybe apart from the original Radiophonic Workshop one)
Sonic bliss :)

Coldcut via the Radiophonic Workshop

The original cut 'n' paste mavericks celebrate the legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

01 Jam Part 1
02 Step
03 Doctor Who
04 Radiophonic Funk
05 Radiophonic Workshop Vespucci
06 Hi Tek Effex



Cheech and Chong "Santa Claus and his old lady"

Hi everybody, Im off to my parents for the holidays, so this will be the last post for a couple of weeks. id just like to say thanks for your support and comments (lol) no seriously, PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS its nice to hear from you!!!
So merry christmas to you all and enjoy this little bit of festive magic from Cheech and Chong
Ps...If you like Cheech and Chong check the comments on the "up in smoke" post as Lazy (from bloggersdelite)  has kindly left links to most of their albums (cheers again mate and merry xmas)

Friday, 5 December 2008

Ronny and Renzo "Hottest Hits Outernational 2 - Caribe Jive"

Awesome downtempo Balearica from Belgium's Ronny and Renzo
Been on constantly in the car, on my iPod, even had a chip inserted into my brain with it set to continuous play!
Love it...Enjoy ;)

intro: speech Norma Beecroft (Music Canada library)

1. Peter Phonix - Neverneverland
2. Rosebud - Main theme “More”
3. David Cassidy - Romance (Love Mix)
4. Ben Cook - Better Days
5. Frankie Valentine - Zumbie
6. Elektrosmog - Swiss Invader
7. Tokyo Black Star - Violent Rush
8. The Vanden Plas - Let's Stop

interlude: excerpt Electrographics (Music De Wolfe library)

9. Chris Bowden - Crockers & Killers (Palmskin remix)
10. Different Gear - untitled (from the “Part 4 & 5” twelve inch)
11. West India Co. - Ave Maria (extended version)
12. Okay Temiz - Denizalti Rüzgarlari
13. James Last - Inner City Blues
14. Minako Yoshida - Monster Stomp
15. Jerry Harrison - Rev It Up (Wisconsin Dub)
16. Takis - Paris-Istanbul (Takis Beat)
17. Rick Van Der Linden - Game
18. Jah Wobble - Auguries Of Innocence
19. Brian Eno - Fractal Zoom (Small Country Mix)
20. Janko Nilovic - Visions Fantastiques

Part 1
Part 2

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Cymande vs James Mason Pt.2

Jazz-funk fans, believe the hype:

James Mason's Rhythm of Life is every bit the overlooked classic its small but fanatical cult following has built it up to be. Smoothly soulful (but not slick) and spiritually uplifting throughout, the album's blend of funky fusion and progressive R&B is hardly the stuff purist dreams are made of, but anyone who loves the deep grooves of Donald Byrd or Mason's former employer, Roy Ayers, will immediately understand why this is considered a masterpiece in acid jazz circles. Breezy ballads and ferocious up-tempo groovers alike benefit from Mason's sure sense of songcraft and his knack for full-bodied arrangements. Mason plays all the guitars and loads of vintage synths (two different ARPs and Fender Rhodes electric piano among them), so he's largely responsible for the instrumental meat of every track. And though he's a strong soloist when he chooses, his focus is more on creating luxurious textures and working the grooves. And work them he does -- the faster tracks are amazingly driving for the jazz-funk genre, taken at tempos that would be fast even for R&B or rock, with lots of frantically slapped bass from Gene Torres. Clarice Taylor's vocals are far more soulful than the charmingly amateurish jazz-funk norm; what's more, the songs -- all but one co-written by Ninoska Escobar -- aren't just perfunctory groove vehicles, but feel more substantially structured than is typical for the genre. At least four -- "Sweet Power Your Embrace," "Free," "Funny Girl," and "Slick City" -- have become rare-groove club standards, and the title cut is an absolute monster. Records like Rhythm of Life -- catchy, funky, richly textured, and utterly joyous -- are a huge reason the acid jazz movement came into being; since their virtues aren't as prized by hardcore jazzers, they might otherwise be consigned to oblivion. Thankfully, this one was rescued.

"Sweet power your embrace" Is my second all time favorite Jazz-Funk track, with "Turn off the lights" Larry Youngs Fuel being first of course (See earlier posts...)

Cymande vs James Mason Pt.1

First is Cymande's "The Message"

Cymande (Sah-mahn-day) were an eclectic band who released several albums throughout the early 1970s. The group was formed in 1971 in London, England by musicians from Guyana and Jamaica. The name Cymande is derived from a Calypso word for Dove, which symbolizes peace and love.
The group developed a subtle and complex, deep funk style influenced by calypso rhythms, jazz, African music, American soul and UK rock of the time. Cymande can now be seen as one of the most sophisticated of the funk acts that evolved in the early 1970s. By the mid-70s the band members were going their separate ways and the group was disbanded in 1974. It wasn't until 20 years later that they reaped any financial rewards, as their music became a popular source for samplers. Cymande's original albums are still widely sought-after by DJ's and funk aficionados. Perhaps the band's best known recording is the soulful dancefloor filler called "Bra", which was later sampled by the American hip-hop group De La Soul and used as a breakbeat record by the godfathers of hip-hop Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
Cymande was accidentally discovered by English producer John Schroeder in a Soho, London club where they were rehearsing. He was there to see a rock band but the gig had been cancelled, and he stumbled upon this unique collection of West Indian musicians. He soon signed the band and recorded their initial single "The Message." The single was released by Janus Records, a division of Chess Records. The track reached number 20 on the US R&B and Pop charts. This set the stage for Cymande's self titled release in 1972.

Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Live at Union Square' 20 minute bootleg version

Video is Dj Jazzy Jeff cutting up "Rock the bells"

After my recent posts of the entire "Breaks and Beats" series, I thought I must post this version of "Live at Union Square" by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
Which uses Vol 3 to the max -"Dance to the Drummers beat"-"Apache"-"Got to be real"...
This is not the LP version ,but a rare, unreleased 20 minute version.
A truly phenomenal performance. This was ripped from a bootleg 12".


Monday, 17 November 2008

"Turn off the lights" Larry Youngs Fuel

This video is a cover version by Jamiroquai

b. Khalid Yasin Abdul Aziz, 7th October 1940, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

d. 30th March 1978, New York, New York State, U.S.A.

Whilst working with UK guitarist John McLaughlin in 1969, Larry Young met Jimi Hendrix with whom he played organ on a few sessions.

He also played with John Coltrane (although these sessions were never recorded).

Larry was one of the great innovators of the mid to late '60's.

After playing with various R & B bands in the 1950's, and being featured as a sideman with tenor saxman Jimmy Forrest in 1960, Young debuted as a leader that year with 'Testifying', which, like his subsequent soul-jazz efforts for Prestige, 'Young Blues' (1960), and 'Groove Street', (1962), left no doubt that Smith was his primary inspiration.

But when Young went to Blue Note in 1964, he was well on his way to becoming a major innovator.

John Coltrane's post-bop influence asserted itself more and more in Young's playing and composing, and his work grew much more cerebral and exploratory.

'Unity', recorded in 1965, remains his best-known album.

Quick to embrace fusion, Young played with Miles Davis in 1969, John McLaughlin in 1970, and Tony Williams' groundbreaking 'Lifetime' in the early '70's.

From here he recorded two solo albums for Arista, 'Larry Young's Fuel' (1975), including 'Turn Off The Lights', and 'Spaceball' (1976), both highly collectable 'rare grooves' among UK funk, soul and jazz fans.

Young was only 38 when, in 1978, he checked into hospital suffering from stomach pains, and died from untreated pneumonia.


Saturday, 15 November 2008

Mike Pickering/Graeme Park-Hacienda 1989

1. Gino Latino 'No Sorry'
2. K-Os 'Definition of Love'
3. Inner City 'Do You Love What You Feel' (Power 41 In Control Remix)
4. Inner City 'Do You Love What You Feel' (Power 41 Remix)
5. Royal House 'Get Funky'
6. Raven Maize 'Forever Together'
7. White Knight 'Keep It Movin' ('Cause The Crowd Says So)' (Insane Mix)
8. Sound Factory 'Cuban Gigolo'
9. Dionne 'Come Get My Lovin''
10. 28th Street Crew 'I Need A Rhythm' (Vocal Club Mix)
11. Adeva 'Warning'
12. The Bass Boyz 'Lost In The Bass' (Mike 'Hitman' Wilson Mix)
13. Julian 'Jumpin' Perez & Kool Rock Steady 'Aint We Funky Now'
14. Monie Love 'Grandpa's Party' (Love II Love Mix)
15. Tony Scott 'That's How I'm Living'
16. Chubb Rock 'Ya Bad Chubbs' (Crib Mix)
17. Akasa 'One Night in My Life'
18. Kid 'N' Play '2 Hype' (House Inst.)
19. Kenny 'Jammin' Jason & Fast Eddie 'Can U Dance'
20. Jungle Crew 'Elektric Dance'
21. NWA 'Express Yourself'
22. Big Daddy Kane 'Warm It Up, Kane'
23. Queen Latifah 'Dance 4 Me' (Ultimatum Mix - Vocal)
24. MC's Logik 'Get Involved' (In It To Win It Mix)
25. Reese 'Rock to the Beat' (Mike Wilsons Hitman Mix)
26. Rhythim is Rhythim 'Strings of Life' (Unreleased Remix)
27. R-Tyme 'R-Theme'
28. Doug Lazy 'Let it Roll'
29. Frankie Bones 'We Call It Techno'
30. Seduction 'You're My One & Only True Love' (C & C New York House Mix 1)
31. Sandee 'Notice Me'
32. Forgemasters 'Track With No Name'
33. Diskonexion 'Love Rush' (Put On Mix)
34. Black Box 'Ride On Time'
35. Sterling Void 'Runaway Girl'
36. Annette 'Dream 17'
37. Phase II 'Reachin''
38. T-R-P - Let There Be House 'Untitled'
39. Orange Lemon 'Dreams of Santa Anna'
40. Shannon 'Let the Music Play' (1989 European Remix)
\Film Clip Sample poss from Donna Rouge 'Sad Song' 12"\
41. Carly Simon 'Why' \ Donna Rouge 'Sad Song' (Accapella)
\Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" Speech Excerpt\
42. Imagination 'Just An Illusion' (Park & Pickering Mix)
43. Company 2 'Tell it As it Is'
44. Roberta Flack 'Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out (Here it Comes)' (Steve 'Silk' Hurley Mix)
45. 2 in a Room 'Somebody in the House Say Yeah'
46. T-R-P - Let There Be House 'Untitled'
47. Richie Rich 'Salsa House'
48. Redhead Kingpin & the FBI 'Do the Right Thing' (Happiness Remix)
49. Digital Underground 'Doowutchalike' (Playhowyalike Mix)
50. Kariya 'Let Me Love You For Tonight'
51. Nocera 'Summertime Summertime' (House '89)
52. Lil Louis 'French Kiss' / Sylvester 'You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)' (Acca)
53. 808 State 'Pacific'
54. Sueno Latino 'Sueno Latino'
55. Dynamic Duo 'In The Pocket' (Hip House Dub)
56. Da Posse 'It's My Life' (Aluh Mix)
57. Technotronic 'Pump Up the Jam'
58. ???
59. Mix N’ Tel 'Feel The Beat' (Pierre's Mix)
60. Gary Jackmaster Wallace 'House Has Taken Over Me' (The House Every Night Oh Yeah Mix)

Another one from Shooms (Cheers mate) over at Pirate Revival.
Absolutely Fabulous...So many classics so little time.

Miriam Makeba R.I.P (1932-2008)

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba dies at 76

Miriam Makeba, the singer who became the musical symbol of the black struggle against apartheid, has died after collapsing at a concert in Italy. She was 76.
Makeba, nicknamed "Mama Africa" by a worldwide legion of fans and famed for hits such as "Pata Pata", "The Click Song", died of a heart attack in a Naples hospital after she collapsed as she left the stage at a benefit concert in Castel Volturno on Sunday.
"One of the greatest songstresses of our time Miriam Makeba has ceased to sing," said South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in a statement.
The singer "died performing what she did best -- an ability to, communicate a positive message through the art of singing".
Born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932, Makeba became one of Africa's best known singers and while Nelson Mandela was in prison took up the battle against apartheid through her music.
South Africa revoked her citizenship in 1960 and even refused to let her return for her mother's funeral. Makeba spent more than three decades in exile, living in the United States, Guinea and Europe.
She saw her music outlawed in her homeland after she appeared in an anti-apartheid film. But she was an international success, winning a Grammy award for Best Folk Recording with US singer Harry Belafonte in 1965 for the album "An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba".
"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots," she said in her biography. "Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa, and the people, without even realising."
But she also met controversy abroad. Her marriage to civil rights activist and Black Panthers leader Stokely Carmichael in 1968 caused controversy in the United States and some of her concerts were cancelled.
Makeba performed for half an hour Sunday at a concert near Naples on behalf of an Italian writer, Roberto Saviano, who has received death threats after writing an expose of the Italian mafia.
"She had been the last one to go on stage, after the performances of other singers," said Carlo Hermann, an AFP photographer who covered the concert and witnessed fellow singers rush to her aid when she collapsed.
"There were calls for an encore and at that moment someone asked if there was a doctor in the house. Miriam Makeba had fainted and was lying on the floor."
Makeba was the daughter of a Swazi mother and Xhosa father.
She captured international attention as a vocalist for a South African group, The Manhattan Brothers, when they toured the United States in 1959. Her citizenship was taken away the following year.
She was briefly married to trumpeter Hugh Masekela, another famous South African artist who also spent long years in exile under apartheid.
Makeba had her biggest hit in 1967 with "Pata Pata" -- Xhosa for "Touch Touch", describing a township dance -- but unwittingly had signed away all royalties on the song.
She was often short of money and could not afford to buy a coffin when her only daughter, Bondi, died aged 36 in 1985. She buried her alone, barring a handful of journalists from covering the funeral.
According to her biography, she also battled with cervical cancer and a string of unhappy relationships. It said rumours of her alcoholism were unfounded.
While she was still in enforced exile, she performed with Paul Simon in the US singer's 1987 Graceland concert in Zimbabwe, neighbouring South Africa.
She finally returned to her homeland in the 1990s after Nelson Mandela was released from prison as the apartheid system they had both fought for so long began to be dismantled.
But it took her six years to find someone in the South African recording industry to produce a record with her. She entitled it "Homeland". 

An inspirational Artist who will be greatly missed....

R.I.P "Mama Africa" 

Pata Pata 1972 (Album)

Cheech and Chong "Up in smoke" OST

This is my second favorite Cheech and Chong movie.(The first being "Next Movie")
But my favorite Soundtrack.

1 "Finkelstein Shit Kid" (dialogue)
2 "Up in Smoke"
3 "Low Rider"
4 "1st Gear, 2nd Gear" (dialogue)
5 "Framed"
6 "Searchin'"
7 "Ajax Lady" (dialogue)
8 "Strawberry's"
9 "Here Come the Mounties to the Rescue"
10 "Sometimes When You Gotta Go, You Can't" (dialogue)
11 "Lost Due to Incompetence" (Theme for a Big Green Van)
12 "Lard Ass" (dialogue)
13 "Rock Fight"
14 "I Didn't Know Your Name Was Alex" (dialogue)
15 "Earache My Eye"
16 "Up in Smoke" Reprise


Friday, 14 November 2008

The first ever 12" single-"I'll Be Holding On " Al Downing

What’s the story of the 12-inch single?

Well, I take the credit for that. It’s a shame because most good things happen by accident. I think most things are created that way. It’s a mistake; a negative that turns into a positive. It’s like the idea of a break. I created the break, because a song modulated [changed key] and I had to make the song longer. The only way to make it longer was to take everything out of it that was music. So I had to break it down to the rhythm, but only because it modulated. Instead of it modulating once, it modulated twice. That was how the break was created.
The 12-inch? José Rodriguez, my mastering engineer, ran out of 7-inch blanks. I used to do work at Media Sound on Fridays – that’s where we did Gloria Gaynor – and I wanted to have the Trammps record cut. This was the first Trammps record on Atlantic, so I asked Dominic, the mastering engineer if he could do it and it was Friday. He said he couldn’t do it. He was going away that weekend. Ask me Monday, he said. I gotta get some refs cut, he said, well, I can’t help you. And I said what about your assistant? He said, you mean the Puerto Rican sweeper? I went crazy.
But I said to José, aren’t you learning to master? Oh yes. Fine, I said. I’ll be the ears, but you make it work. It’s called ‘That’s Where The Happy People Go’. I want you to cut me ref dubs. I liked it so much I said, I’m gonna do you a big favour. I’m gonna put your name on that record. I did it mainly because I was so mad at Dominic for calling him a Puerto Rican sweeper. It was such a lousy thing to say.
But that wasn’t the first 12-inch. I would say that the very first one – ah, I remember now. ‘That’s Where The Happy People Go’ was the second record to have his name on it. The first one was ‘So Much For Love’ by Moment of Truth on Roulette with José’s name on it.
The first 12-inch was ‘I’ll Be Holding On’ by Al Downing. It was never commercially available. The seven-inch blanks, they were out of them. So he had to give me a twelve-inch. And I said, heugh, that’s ridiculous. So they said, I know what we’ll do: we’ll spread the grooves and make it louder. And of course, when I heard it I almost died. And at that time there only about seven or eight disc jockeys around and I used to see them on Fridays and I would give them acetates.

Who did you take it to?

Oh, let’s see. There was Richie Kaczor, David Rodriguez, Steve D’Acquisto, Bobby DJ, Walter Gibbons. A lot of fun back then. And so many of them are dead now. It’s sad. Especially because these guys; they all loved music, they really did. They would rather be admired by their peers than be super-successful.

Taken from an interview with Tom Moulton.  

Monday, 3 November 2008

Jim Burgess "The last party at the saint" 1988

Jim Burgess was born on July 21, 1952 in Okeechobee, Florida. He trained as a classical tenor and opera singer, and had "an amazing ear". He started as a DJ in Florida in the early-mid 1970s and then "moved on to Limelight, a gay club in Atlanta" where he was "discovered" by Tony Martino and Alan Harris, the owners of the New York club 12 West.
He moved to New York where he played at "all the hottest clubs like 12 West, Infinity, the Saint, Underground, Studio 54, Paradise Garage, as well as playing the Ice Palace in Fire Island".
Burgess had been one of the initial three resident DJs at the Saint along with Alan Dodd and Roy Thode, from its opening on 20 September 1980.
Burgess's popularity was attributed not only to his style and technique, but a love for theatrical effects and elements, which developed from his love of opera. He would frequently create his own "sound scenes" by using the dialogue from well-known film scenes over the break of a record - as well as attentuating the effect through long mixes and sophisticated blending.
Burgess chose to end his career at age 28 with a farewell party at the Saint on 31 January 1981. During the party, he famously walked out at the peak of the night and left the record run out. Nevertheless, he still did subsequent infrequent gigs in New York, and started playing regularly at the Saint again in 1986. His actual last gig according to his partner was at The Ice Palace in 1989.

I must admit this isn't really my cup of tea. But as an historical artifact of the infamous club which inspired "Welcome to the pleasure dome" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
And another of the great disco Djs at work, its worth a listen.
This is an epic 4 hour mix cut into 4 parts
So dust down your Glitterball and...

1. Double Discovery - Can He Find Another One
2. France Joli - Come To Me
3. Teri de Sario - Nothin Gonna Keep Me From You
4. Madleen Kane - Forbidden Love
5. Queen Samantha - Close Your Eyes
6. Amant - If There is Love
7. Ultimate - Love Is The Ultimate
8. Mantus - Love Is A Natural Thing
9. Beagle Music Inc - Daydream
10. interlude
11. Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
12. Fever - The Beat of The Night
13. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me
14. Beautiful Bend - Make The Feeling Come Again
15. Tavares -Take Away The Music
16. Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird Of Fire
17. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
18. Buddy Miles -Pull Yourself Together
19. Faith Hope & Charity -Don't Pity Me
20. Stevie Wonder - That Girl
21. Melba Moore - Standing Right Here
22. Alton McClain & Destiny - Crazy Love
23. T-Connection- At Midnight
24. Miquel Brown - Close To Perfection
25. Cliff Richard - Some People
26. Cock Robin - When Your Heart Is Weak
27. Rose Laurens -American Love
28. Ray Vista - Don't Let It Go
29. Lipps Inc- How Long
30. Doobie Brothers- What A Fool Believes
31. Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife
32. Jackie Moore -This Time Baby
33. Tavares -Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
34. James Wells - True Love Is My Destiny
35. Johnny Mathis - Begin The Beguine
36. Yvonne Fair - It Should Have Been Me
37. William DeVaughan- Be Thankful For What You Got
38. Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back
39. Al Wilson -Show & Tell
40. Loose Change - Darling That's Me
41. Detroit Spinners- Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
42. General Johnson -Don't Walk Away
43. Bill Withers- You Got The Stuff
44. Toto - Georgy Porgy
45. Celi Bee - For The Love Of My Man
46. Phyllis Hyman- Kiss You All Over
47. Claudja Barry - Love For The Sake Of Love
48. Voyage - From East To West
49. Gloria Gaynor- Most Of All
50. Bionic Boogie - Hot Butterfly
51. Gladys Knight -Neither One Of Us

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Trevor Fung & Colin Hudd-Spectrum Night, Legends, Manchester - Early 1989

Trevor began DJing in 1977 quickly gaining a reputation alongside the fondly remembered Steve Walsh including radio shows and live support. This led to him joining the Funk Mafia with Chris Hill, Greg Edwards and Bob Jones etc. playing the Soul Weekender & All-Dayer circuit but by 1981 his taste had exhausted the purist confinements of the "Soul Boy" movement and he branched out at Rumours London playing a broader selection of music.

In 1982, Trevor was invited to play at Amnesia (Ibiza) with respected resident DJ and friend Alfredo and later that year teamed up with long time friend Paul Oakenfold to set up The Funhouse. They then formed the infamous Project club in Streatham where they gave opportunities to many up and coming deejays.
The Project has been credited by The Media as one of London’s first clubs to play House Music. 
In 1987 Trevor returned to Ibiza with the Project Club concept playing a mix of Hip Hop, Indie, Acid and House, which became known in the media as Balearic Beat. 
His influence and what followed during this particular period is immeasurable. Fellow DJ's and friends Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway, Johnny Walker, Lisa Loud, Nancy Noise and Danny Rampling were all visitors to Trevor’s events in Ibiza in 1987 inspiring them to launch seminal club nights in the UK including Future, Shoom, Spectrum, The Land Of Oz, and Trip thus changing the face of The UK Club Scene. Trevor played at all of these nights and went on to headline at the M25 Orbital “Rave” events Sunrise, Energy, World Dance and Biology.

A belting mix this! I think Part 1 is Hudd, Part 2 is Fung
Ps. I know the flyer is for the Heaven "Spectrum" but couldn't find one for Legends. Anyway Enjoy;)

Part 1
Part 2

Ron Hardy @ The Muzic Box 19/06/84

Ron Hardy is the only man who can test Frankie Knuckles' status as Godfather of Chicago House Music.
Though he rarely recorded under his own name and left little evidence of his life, Hardy was the major name for Chicago's dance music from the late '70s to the mid-'80s. By 1974, he had already effected a continuous music mix with reel-to-reel machines plus a dual-turntable setup at the club Den One. Several years later, Hardy played with Knuckles at a club called the Warehouse and though he spent several years in Los Angeles, he later returned to Chicago to open his own club along with Robert Williams, the Music Box.

While Knuckles was translating disco and the emerging house music to a straight, southside audience at the Power Plant, Hardy's 72-hour mix sessions and flamboyant party lifestyle fit in well with the uptown, mostly gay audience at the Music Box. A roll-call of major Chicago producers including Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard, Adonis, Phuture's DJ Pierre and Chip E all debuted their compositions by pressing up acetates or reel-to-reel copies for Hardy to play during the mid-'80s.
Lingering problems with heroin addiction forced him to leave the Music Box around 1986 and though he continued to DJ around the area, Hardy wasn't around when Chicago became house music's mecca later in the decade.

Deejay Ron Hardy died in 1991, and that's the only reason why he's not a star today. With the clubs he's been spinning for (especially the Music Box from 1983 to 1988), he was drawing the way of the new sounds of the night. Something was definitely changing, and he was part of the change. You know that one day 'Jack Has a Groove'... but did you really know when late Disco turned into early House music? Ron Hardy was it. Icon of the gay House nights of Chicago, that man was a deejay like some others are monks... it was everything for him, a sort of religion. Mixing speedy electro-pop with accelerated disco, edited disco-classics with acid tracks, when other deejays used to mix it warm... he used to mix it cold. One of his very close friends told me that he was almost never sleeping... mixing records all the time, doing weird things with his turntables. There was about nothing in his appartment, nothing but black shiny records, and a bed... and that for years since the 70's when he left for westcoast, the 80's when he came back to Chicago, until 91 when everything stopped. Too much drugs and awaken nights... he killed his own batteries for the music.
At least we still have the tapes of his talent and the memories of his friends.

Thanks to Shooms over At Pirate Revival for this amazing piece of Dance Music History.

Side 1
1. Lady B 'To The Beat Y'All'
2. Faces Drums 'Drums 3'
3. ???
4. Prince 'When Doves Cry'
5. Jamie Principle 'Waiting On My Angel'
6. Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax' (Sex Mix\Original Mix)
7. Doctors Cat 'Feel The Drive'
8. Jackmaster Dick's Revenge 'Sensuous Woman Goes Disco'
9. MFSB 'Love Is The Message' (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
10. Roy Ayres 'Running Away'
11. Tullio De Piscopo 'Stop Bajon.. Primavera'
12. Jocelyn Brown 'Somebody Else's Guy'
13. Womack & Womack 'Baby I'm Scared Of You'


Side 2
13. Womack & Womack 'Baby I'm Scared Of You'
14. South Shore Commision 'Free Man' (François K. Edit)
15. Dinosaur L 'Go Bang!' ..what mix? ..a ron edit?
16. The Originals 'Down To Love Town' (Special Remix Disco Version) (2 Copies)
17. First Choice 'Let No Man Put Asunder' (Ron Hardy Re-Edit)
18. Jesse Saunders 'On and On' (5A)
19. Hugh Masekela 'Don't Go Lose It Baby'
20. Double Exposure 'My Love is Free' (Walter Gibbons Mix)
21. Al Di Meola 'Sequencer' (Re-Edit*)
22. Klein & M.B.O. 'The M.B.O. Theme'
23. John Rocca 'I Want It To Be Real'
24. Fresh Band 'Come Back Lover' (Dub Mix)


Friday, 24 October 2008

Blogger DMCA takedown notification

I received this notification this morning, telling me one of my posts was removed due to an objection by an unknown entity, relating to copyright infringement.
This was unintentional, as I try to make sure all posts are commercially unavailable.
But funnily enough, the post in question was a mix I had done myself. Granted some tracks were still available. But it was done to showcase these tracks to a wider audience.
The Dance music industry has used DJ's and mixtapes to promote artists and music for a long time! In fact a lot of these tracks would be overlooked without DJ mixes.
If the tracks were posted in their entirety, unmixed full versions, I could understand the objection. But as it is, I feel this faceless entity may be doing more harm to the dance music scene than good.
If you have any have any opinions about this, please leave a comment.


Monday, 20 October 2008

Northend "Tee's Happy (Tee Scott Club Mix)

Written and produced by Arthur Baker,Russel Presto, Tony Carbone
Executive Produced by Micheal Jonzun (Jonzun Crew,Neucleus)
and mixed by Tee Scott
a brilliant piece of Electro-Funk from 1981.

The People's Choise "Cold Blooded and Down-Right Funky"

The People's Choice went through its share of personnel changes in the '70s and '80s. When the Philadelphia outfit recorded the album" We Got the Rhythm" for TSOP/Philadelphia International in 1976, its lineup included original members Frankie Brunson (lead vocals/keyboards), David Thompson (drums, percussion), and Darnell Jordan (rhythm guitar) as well as more recent additions like Guy Fiske (lead guitar), Roger Andrews (bass), and Donald Ford (keyboards).
This track from the album (which Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff produced at Philly's famous Sigma Sound Studios) wasn't a huge radio hit, although club DJs found "Cold Blooded and Down-Right Funky," to be highly infectious with the crowd and it still hits the spot today.


Logg "I Know You Will"(LL Salsoul mix)

This particular track was really basically a solo track written,performed,and produced by Leroy Burgess(formally of the soul group Black Ivory);with the help of some of his long time musical associates such as Stan Lucas,Greg Carmichael,Sonny Davenport,and James Calloway.
Add to that an amazing remix by none other than Larry Levan ! and you've got yourself a pretty damn fine piece of musical history.


Magnum "Evolution"

A sampling DJ's best wet dream, the track
features horn driven '70s Funk, wet bottom heavy basslines
and a tight rhythm section.


Thursday, 16 October 2008

History of the Technics World Champions 1987-2001

No Download on this one just a link to a torrent for the "DMC History of the Technics World Champions 1987-2001" DvD
I recommend you do it over night as it took me four hours to download
but it sure is worth it !


"Scratch'in to the funk"

Still remember buying this at Groove Records in Soho(London)in 1986.
Getting it home, rubbing the plastic outer cover on the carpet of my 
mum's living room floor to open it,running upstairs dropping it on 
the deck and being blown away by the first truly representational 
record of a Dj's craft.
No samplers,no clever studio editing, just one man, two decks 
and the same record cut and scratched into oblivion!!!



Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Captain Sky "The Adventures Of Captain Sky"

Born 10th July, 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Captain Sky is the alter ego of Daryl Cameron, a Chicago based, bass player.
Under this aliase, Daryl assembled a large group Chicago based musicians and embarked on a recording career in 1979.
He has released two albums on AVI Records ('Pop Goes The Captain' and 'The Aventures Of Captain Sky'), one on TEC in 1980 'Concerned Party No.1' and one again for AVI('The Return Of Captain Sky' ) in 1981.
Musically, these records could be considered as a mix between P.Funk, pre-historic electrofunk and raw sticky disco and are surely one of the most heaviest Funk records ever recorded.

I've put these up as individual tracks so just click on the title's of the one's you want.

1 "Saturday Night Move-Ease" (7:52)

2 "Super Sporm" (11:53)

4 "Wonder Worm"  (8:03)


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Phil Upchurch "Darkness Darkness pt1"

Phil Upchurch has been a prominent member of the Chicago Music scene since the early 50's. His main body of work can be heard on projects by George Benson, Bobby Blue Bland, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G (2), Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Earl Klugh, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters, and countless sound tracks and other projects. He also has recorded several projects that feature his music. He is a well respected teacher and instructor in addition to his performing reputation.

Phil Upchurch "Darkness Darkness pt1"

Heliocentrics vs Gaslamp Killer

Heliocentrics, lead by explosive drummer Malcolm Catto (Soul Destroyers, etc), heading up a seasoned bunch of true analog musicians who combine the sounds of Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Psychedelic, Electronic, Avante-Garde and Ethnic music to bring it “on the one” every time.
Gaslamp Killer. A true digger and DJ extraordinaire, his sets are legendary, and his persona even bigger.

Got into Gaslamp Killer over at Henry Krinkles site
and was hooked straight away.
this Podcast i got over at
Its a wicked set so check it out!


Wednesday, 8 October 2008

ultimate Breaks and Beats VOL 8 (Alternative version)

Vol 8 was released with 2 different track listings) the second is here to download
as follows...........
SBR 508
Incredible Bongo Band- "Sing, Sing, Sing"
J. Johnson - "Parade Strut"
Blow Fly - "Sesame Street"
Manzel - "Midnight Theme"
Mike Curb Congregation - "Burning Bridges"
J. Jenkins - "Two Pigs & A Hog"
Fat Back Band - "Fatbackin'"
P. Micheals - "Flip"

Plus i've included "Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way)" Mr. Magic
from SBR 499

If anybody has the rest of SBR 499-500 Please let me know
as i'd love 2 complete the Collection
here's the track lists

SBR 499
She's So Divine (B. Oattes/R van Schaik (The Limit)) (from CP 721) (1982)
I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (Kashif) (from Arist 12521) (1982)
There's Never Been (No One Like You) (Kenton Nix) (from WES 22130) (1980)
Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way) (Mr. Magic) (from POS-1213) (1984)

SBR 500
Don't Keep Me Waiting (C. Mizelle & M. Wooten)
Flying High (Patrick Adams/Cloud One) (from HS 1010) (1982)
Serious, Sirius Space Party (Kenton Nix) (1981)
Let's Do It (Leroy Burgess, James Calloway, Sonny Davenport/Convertion) (from SAM 5015) (1980)

Cheers Wigid ;)


Crucial Electro 1-3

Crucial Electro 1 is my favorite of all the Electro series
the track list is amazing!
And contains some of my favorite tracks of all time
especially.......Oh who am i kidding i can't choose i love them all!!!
i've also included 2-3 for good measure







Part 1


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Aleem Feat:Leroy Burgess

One of my favorite tracks from the "Streetsounds Electro " 
series is "Release yourself" by Aleem Feat:Leroy Burgess
A truly awesome track with an amazing vocal performance
by Burgess which has inspired me to post some more from these
amazing producers who have been a cornerstone of my musical influence
for many years

First up is "Summertime"
produced by the Aleems and Leroy Burgess
This is a Disco classic with a wicked break about half way in

Next is "Get Loose" the follow up to "Release Yourself"
and one of my all time favorite tracks!!!
I just love this vocal  (I think Burgess at his best)

Friday, 3 October 2008

ultimate Breaks and Beats Part 6-7

Here's the final 2 parts in this series
I hope you get as much pleasure listening
to them as i have over the years

Albums 18-21

Albums 22-25

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Is there anybody out there?

Blogging is a very lonely pass time if no one leaves comments
so even if you only stay a while leave a comment 
even if its only on how to improve what you've seen
or to just say hello!!!

many thanks Wigid303

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Still on an old skool vibe Pt2



Still on an old skool vibe Pt6



Still on an old skool vibe Pt5



Still on an old skool vibe Pt4



Still on an old skool vibe Pt3



Still on an old skool vibe Pt1

Compilation label set up by Morgan Khan,
a Hong Kong-born Indian who grew up in London.
He had worked in the UK record industry
since the mid 1970's. Possibly some of the
most important music produced that has
helped shape the future of electronic dance music.
The release of Street Sounds Electro 1 in 1983
paved the way for the Hip hop culture to be heard.
The use of such sounds as the Roland TR-808
rhythm machine, Roland Jupiter-8 synthesizer,
Master of Ceremonies and the introduction of the
Phonograph as an "instrument" (Scratching)
were all prominent features. 
The Electro series was popular amongst the Break dance 
scene with the general agreement that Electro 1-6 
and the Crucial Electro series being the most recognized.(wikipedia)

Street Sounds Electro 1-6
What more can i say
Apart from enjoy ;)


Part 1
part 2

Old Skool-Enjoy!

Enjoy Records was a record label
owned and operated by Bobby Robinson
from the late 1950s through the mid-1980s,
and was run out of his record shop
at 125th Street and 8th Ave. in Harlem.
Starting with blues, R&B, and rock and roll,
the label recorded many of the original
old school hip hop groups and MC's,
including Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five,
the Funky 4+1, Spoonie Gee, and the Treacherous Three.(wikipedia)

I have split this into it's 4 component albums for ease

Album 1
A1 "I'm The Packman" The Packman
A2 "Superappin" GrandMaster Flash
A3 "Love Rap" Spoonie G And The Treacherous Three
A4 "Body Rock" The Treacherous Three

B1 "At The Party" The Treacherous Three
B2 "It's Magic" Fearless Four
B3 "Move With The Groove" The Disco Four
B4 "Superappin 2" GrandMaster Flash

Part 1
Part 2

Album 2
C1 "Funk Box Party" The Masterdon Committe
C2 "Feel The Heartbeat" Treacherous Three
C3 "Rockin It" The Fearless Four

D1 "Just Havin Fun" Doug E Fresh
D2 "The New Rap Language" The Treacherous Three
D3 "Rappin and Rocking The House" Funky Four plus One

Part 1

Album 3
E1 "Its Rockin Time" Kool Kyle
E2 "Do it Do it" The Disco Four
E3 "Spanglish" Spanish Fly
E4 "Country Rock and Rap" Disco Four

F1 "Put The Boogie in Your Body" The Treacherous Three
F2 "Do You Like That Funky Beat" Kool Kyle The Starchild
F3 "Crack Attack" Ninga
F4 "Coolin Out" Midnight Blue

Part 1
Part 2

Album 4
G1 "Musicgram" Masterdon Committee
G2 "Are You Ready" The Deuce 2
G3 "Its Magic" DLB
G4 "Here We Go" New York City Trooper
G5 "Ghetto Life" The Source

H1 "Calling Dr Ice" Dr Ice
H2 "Gonna Get You Hot" Masterdon Committee
H3 "Enjoy With Me" Midnight Blue
H4 "Shake em Up" Higher Ground

Part 1
Part 2

Monday, 29 September 2008

New York Noise vol 1

'New York Noise' features the cream
of New York's punk-funk bands from
the early 80s, ESG, Liquid Liquid,
Bush Tetras, Arthur Russell's 'Dinosaur 1' etc.
All the bands that had a huge influence on the
current wave of New York groups such as
The Rapture, Metro Area,
The Liars, & The Strokes.

1. Optimo - Liquid Liquid
2. Baby Dee - Konk
3. Do Dada
4. Reduction - Material
5. Wawa - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
6. 5:30 - DNA
7. Beat Bop - K Rob, Rammellzee, K Rob
8. Contort Yourself - James Chance
9. Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar - Glenn Branca
10. Button Up - Bloods
11. Clean on Your Bean No. 1 - Dinosaur L
12. You Got Me - Theoretical Girls
13. Can't Be Funky - Bush Tetras
14. Helen Fordsdale - Mars
15. You Make No Sense - ESG
16. Defunkt - Defunkt

Part 1

ultimate Breaks and Beats Part 4

And part 4 (Albums 10-13)

Ultimate Breaks and Beats Part 3

Right here it is part 3 (albums 7-9)

Hustlers Convention

Part blaxploitation on vinyl part Jazzoetry,
this recording features some incredibly funky
and jazzed out backing music by none other than
as Lighnin' Rod (a former Last Poet's member)
tells his Iceberg Slim style tale of getting over.

1. Sport - Kool & the Gang, Lightnin' Rod
2. Spoon
3. Café Black Rose
4. Brother Hominy Grit
5. Coppin' Some Fronts for the Sets
6. Hamhock's Hall Was Big (And There Was a Whole Lot to Dig!)
7. Bones Fly from Spoon's Hand
8. Break Was So Loud, It Hushed the Crowd
9. Four Bitches Is What I Got
10. Grit's Den
11. Shit Hits the Fan Again
12. Sentenced to the Chair


Sunday, 28 September 2008

It's my thing (is it yours?)

Although she's not a household name, Marva Whitney is fondly remembered by funk devotees as one of the rawest, brassiest, most powerful divas the music ever produced. Along with fellow funk belters Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Whitney made her name singing with the James Brown Revue for a few years, and her limited, much-sampled recordings for Brown-associated labels now fetch astronomical sums on the collector's market. Born in Kansas City, Whitney began performing at the age of three with her family's touring gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. She studied music in college and caught on as lead singer of the R&B group Tommy Gadson & the Derbys. In 1967, she signed on with the James Brown Revue as a featured female vocalist, meaning that she would perform her own small set every night while Brown took a break. Whitney accompanied Brown on his late-'60s tour of Vietnam, and made other international appearances with him as well. In 1969, Whitney made her first solo recordings for King, Brown's label at the time. She scored a Top 20 hit on the R&B charts with "It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who to Sock It To)," a rewrite of the Isley Brothers hit; the follow-up, "Things Got to Get Better (Get Together)," just missed the R&B Top 20. Far too gutsy and funky to cross over to the pop charts, Whitney remained with the Revue until 1970, without scoring any more significant hits on her own. Still, cuts like "Unwind Yourself" (now very recognizable through several hip-hop samples) and the duet "You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work)" helped cement her reputation among record collectors. Her only studio LP, It's My Thing, was released in 1969 and has been heavily bootlegged and sampled by numerous DJs; her Live and Lowdown at the Apollo LP also commands hefty price tags. Whitney went on to record for the Isley Brothers' T-Neck label, as well as Nashboro, but her prime material is from the James Brown years. Seven of those tracks were compiled on the Polydor collection James Brown's Original Funky Divas. Whitney has reunited sporadically with Brown for live performances over the years.
~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

This is Marva Whitneys first and i think best album
Its class ! produced by "The Godfather"
James Brown and featuring the JB's
Of course it has the infamous title track(Plus pt 2)
But the track that stands out to me is the duet with James Brown
of "Sunny"

1. It's My Thing, Pt. 1
2. It's My Thing, Pt. 2
3. Things Got to Get Better (Get Together)
4. What Kind of Man
5. If You Love Me
6. In the Middle [Instrumental]
7. Unwind Yourself
8. You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)
9. I'll Work It Out
10. Get Out of My Life
11. I'm Tired I'm Tired I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before It's ...)
12. Shades of Brown [Instrumental]
13. I Made a Mistake Because It's Only You, Pt. 1
14. I Made a Mistake Because It's Only You, Pt. 2
15. What Do I Have to Do to Prove My Love to You
16. He's the One
17. This Girl's in Love With You
18. Sunny - James Brown, Marva Whitney

Enjoy ;)


Live at P.J's

If you like Funk you'll love this!!!
  1. N.T. - 6:29
  2. Ricksonata - 5:39
  3. Sombrero Sam - 6:42
  4. Ronnie's Groove - 2:57
  5. Ike's Mood/You've Lost That Loving Feeling - 10:05
  6. Lucky for Me - 3:02
  7. Dujii - 6:02
  8. The Penguin - 5:10

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage

Don't expect perfect mixing this is all about
the vibe and feel of one of the truly great clubs
presented by a legendary pioneer


1. Bourgié Bourgié - Ashford & Simpson
2. It's Music - Damon Harris
3. At Midnight - T-Connection
4. Put Your Body in It - Stephanie Mills
5. Dreaming a Dream - Crown Heights Affair
6. By the Way You Dance (I Never Knew It Was You) - Bunny Sigler
7. Right in the Socket - Shalamar
8. Take Me Home - Cher
9. Pick Me up, I'll Dance - Melba Moore
10. Get on the Funk Train - Munich Machine
11. Here We Go Again - People's Choice

1. Here We Go Again [Cont.] - People's Choice
2. Bad Mouthin'
3. Let Yourself Go - The Supremes
4. Angel in My Pocket - Change, Goody Music Orchestra
5. Smack Dab in the Middle - Janice McClain
6. Sun... Sun... Sun...
7. Trinidad - John Gibbs,
8. My First Mistake - The Chi-Lites
9. Erucu - Jermaine Jackson

Part 1

Friday, 26 September 2008

Ultimate breaks and beats part2

Here's part two in the ultimate breaks and beats series
it's no' 4-6
enjoy ;)



70 minutes of madness

"These are the journeys of Coldcut, scientist of sound, primordial dancefloor hooligans and intrepid explorers of the realms of the Deep Groove. Matt Black and Jonathan More's epic ventures into turntable tricknology have spanned the many varied domains of dance, enticing generation after funky generation to do their own thing and get on the Left Foot. With the help of PC and Strictly Kev, Coldcut have prepared for you an exquisite 70 minute banquet for the taste-buds that live in your ears. This is not a mechanical mix of four-to-da-floor bland-bag house tracks-its style. It's more inspired by classic mix records such as Double D and Steinski's "Lessons (1-3)" and Grandmaster Flash's "Adventures on the Wheels of Steel", and derived from the mastermix tradition pioneered by DJ's such as Shep Pettibone on New Yorks' original Kiss FM. You are served a intensive mix of beatnological manipulation and melody, containing a selection of the many different terrains of todays' musical Soundscape. Step out of the dark and into the Night with the inspirational Illuminati of Hedfunk, taking you where few turntable terrorists dare to tread.

Listened to this today for the first time in ages and had to post it
as its still as good as the first time i heard it

"70 minutes of madness" Coldcut

1. Bola - Philorene
2. Street Beats Vol.2 - The Truper
3. One Blood - Junior Reid
4. Jam On Revenge - Newcleus
5. Extreme Possibilities - 2 Player
6. King Ashabanapal - Funki Porcini
7. Noddy Holder - Jedi Knights
8. Fuk - Plastic Man
9. No Beats - Coldcut
10. Manganese In Deep Violet - Bedouin Ascent
11. African Drug - Bob Holroyd
12. If There Was No Gravity - Air Liquide
13. Beats And Pieces - Coldcut
14. Greedy Beat - Coldcut
15. The Music Maker - Coldcut
16. Find A Way - Coldcut
17. King Of The Beats - Mantronix
18. Mag - Gescom
19. Blood Vibes - Masters At Work
20. Trumpet Riff - Raphael Corderdos
21. Grace - Luke Slater's 7th Plain
22. First Time I Ever Saw Your Face - Joanna Law
23. Balthus Bemused By Colour - Harold Budd
24. Into The 90'S - Photek
25. The Bridge Is Over - BDP
26. Nu Blvd. - DJ Food
27. Friendly Pressure - Jhelisa
28. Freshness - Hookian Minds
29. Message From Our Sponsor - Jello Biafra
30. Unify - Pressure Drop
31. Again Son - Love Lee
32. Hot Flush - Red Snapper
33. Theme From Dr. Who - Ron Granier
34. Free - Moody Boys
35. The Dusk - DJ Food

Part 1

Thursday, 25 September 2008

A few more bits and pieces

1 "Elle et moi(Extended 12 version) Max Berlin

2 "Bonnie and Clyde" Serge Gainsbourg

3 "Stop Bajon" Primavera

4 "Rotation(Original 12 version) Herb Alpert

5 "Mambo" Wally Badarou

6 "Anikana-o(Tom Moulton mix) Kongas

7 "Midnight Man(12 Version) Flash and the pan


Shoom Classics

Heres 3 Shoom Classics for your delictation

1 "let's start the dance(12"mix)" Hamilton Bohannon

2 "Precious little diamond" Fox the fox

3 "What's going on" Cyndi Lauper


Ultimate Breaks and Beats

The Ultimate Breaks and Beats (UBB) series was released in the mid-80s by Lenny Roberts (a/k/a Breakbeat Lenny). The records contained hundreds of classic Hip-Hop breaks, many of which were discovered by Hip-Hop's founding fathers. Hip-Hop DJs and producers quickly obtained copies of UBB and scavenged them for sampling material. Indeed, most Hip-Hop releases from the mid-80s until even the early 90s utilized breaks that could be found on UBB.

Heres the first three albums in the
Ultimate Breaks and Beats series
still an amazing collection of tracks
after all these years!
Enjoy ;)
(The rest will follow soon)

A Few More Belters U All Should Recognise !

1 "Hoomba Hoomba(Full Lengh Version) Jasper Van't  Hof

2 "First Time Ever(Mellow Groove)" Joanna Law

3 "Sinful(Tribal Mix)" PeteWylie

4 "Jibaro(Enrolle)(Long Version)" Elkin & Nelson

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Should Have Been!!!

Four More Should Have Been? Could Have Been A Contender?

1 "(Oh No! Not)The Beast Day" Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt's - Oh no, not the Beast Day, one of her two 45's recorded for Vertigo Records, recorded in 1973 and taken off " Suck it and See ", that great double Vertigo compilation featuring Jade Warrior, Manfred Mann, Nucleus, Atlantis etc etc. Marsha Hunt was an American who moved to the UK in the late sixties. At one stage she featured with Ferris Wheel and was also in bluesman Alexis Korner's backing band. She also tried her hand in acting and as a radio talk show host in the UK.

2 "Spanish Hustle" Fatback Band

The "Spanish Hustle" is an extremely dynamic latin-flavoured disco song with strong synth, and saxophone elements. The vocals are minimal but necessary to make the song sound so nice.

3 "Get Up And Dance" Eddie Harris

“Get On Up and Dance” is a tune that starts off softly, with some jazz notes, and grows to be a piece of Jazz Funk that beckons you to get into it and get involved.

4 "Theme From Enter The Dragon" Dennis Coffey

Dennis Coffey is the legendary Detroit Guitarist who gave us "Scorpio"
this is his version of this amazing films theme.

Here's a couple of Peter Gabriel rarities

1 Don't Break This Rhythm(B-Side)
2 Games Without Frontiers(Massive Attack remix)
3 Kiss The Frog(Mindbenders mix)
4Mercy Street(William Orbit remix)

Enjoy ;)

It could have been Alfredo

Two should have been balearic classics!!!

1 "first cut is the deepest" Barbara Jones

This is the Studio One version of the Cat Stevens classic

2"Im gonna love u a little bit more" Kellee Patterson

Barry White first released his original on his 1974 debut album. Kellee put out her version in
1976 on an album, which she associate-produced, entitled Kellee for Shadybrook records.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

New Beat Heaven (Or Hell)

Another mix this time by Fat Ronny at the AB (Ancien Belgique / Antwerp) during the '80ties.

side A

he said / pump
vicious pink / the spaceship is over there
tagc / big sex
ministry / the angel
severed heads / the ant can see legs
eurythmics / monkey monkey
alan rankine / rumours of war
simple minds / league of nations
blancmange / the game above my head
westworld / sonic boom boy


side B

carlos peròn / nothing is true
brian eno - david byrne / regiment
robert palmer / the silver gun
jah wobble / how much are they
fingerprintz / wet job
signal aout 42 / pleasure and crime
severed heads / now an explosive new movie
crash course in science / flying turns
the neon judgement / TV treated
peech boys / on a journey


Alfredo "Totally Balearic pt1"

Alfredo (aka Alfredo Joaquin Fiorito) was working as a DJ in the mid-'80s when he first heard the sound of Chicago house; he began playing it immediately and then brought the style to London with fellow DJs Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and others. Born in Argentina on April 20, 1953, Alfredo studied business, medicine and later philosophy in school. He worked as a journalist and concert promoter in the early '70s, but moved to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza in 1975, where he worked as a clothes-maker until he decided to become a DJ. A later move to mainland Spain and a job at the Amnesia club introduced him to house. His 1986 sets at London's Project Club mixed house with rare grooves, but it took years for England's clubbers to warm to the sound. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

WOW!!! Found this on another site & had to have it!
Balearic @ it's best from my all time favorite Dj.......

No track list but feel free to to post
any you recognise in comments
enjoy! (i certainly did:)

Download Links...

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

the first mix

this mix was done a couple of months ago to combat a long car journey to cornwall.
its a deep tech set with some stunning tracks
hope u enjoy all comments welcome!)

Deep As...

1.Defining the Pattern - Eelke Kliejn
2.Madchen mit Hase - Isolee
3.Ribcage - Pako & Frederik
4.Meine - Daso
5.Idee - Daso
6.Deine Schuhe - Daso
7.Tokyo Midnight - Paul Keeley
8.Emotion - Kolombo
9.Kroy Menya v Pol Bita - Scsi-9
10.House Improvments - Eelke Kliejn
11.Double Checked - Sascha Funke
12.Lotre(Mehr Fleisch) - Sascha Funke
13.Synphony - Michael Guinn
14.Lane Of Love - John Dahlback
15.1981 - Deadmau5

1st ever post :)

greetings to my new blog in which i'll be posting various tracks and mixes from myself and others
enjoy !)