Sunday, 8 November 2009

Who's the Daddy ?.....Sunday sessions 5...

So another month another Sunday session......
And this time from one of my favorite Pirate Revival Dj's....
Balearica in a box..... Pure old school ...And we love him for it!!!

Welcome Ian (The Daddy) Calver......

Now for the

First.... you can check him every Tuesday on Pirate Revival (If you ain't checked it out do so as Tuesdays are the new Fridays....You even have simultaneous web cam action at

Also check his website......


Thursday, 10 September 2009


So 2 sunday sessions in a month...... You lucky people ;)

And what another cracker it is....
This time by an old mate of mine Dj Dax... Resident Dj for RECLAIM THE BEATS @ The Bunker Club... (Deptford - South London)
If you're every down Deptford way check-em won't be disappointed ;)

Also check his myspace page for other exclusive mixes of the more pumping variety......

So to the main event.....

And its time to get ready to be transported into the wonderful world of Dj Dax's....
Sunday Meltdown......

Enjoy...wigid ;)

1. david axelrod - holy thursday vadim - milwaukee
3.kid gusto - que passo ray
4.Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 - For What It's Worth Brazil 66
5.shuggie otis - strawberry letter 23
6.small faces - ogden nut gone flake
7.brain bennett - discovery
8.lemon jelly - oats
9.kathleen emery - some times i feel like a motherless
child(quantic mix)
10.freddie cruger - the way you look at me
11.air - modulor mix
12.primal scream - last train
13.will powers-adventures in success dub
14.will powers-adventures in success
15.???????????????????????????. charles - i bet you look good on the dancefloor
17.donna summer - love to love you 12" mix
18.kid loco - a grand love theme

Remember to download both parts to open .rar file ......

Friday, 4 September 2009


At last!!! The Sunday Sessions are back ......And first up this month i have a mix by Brighton based Dj and fellow blogger Tim Rivers...
Tim is one of the regular Dj's on the brilliant Old Skool Internet radio station Pirate Revival... So check out his "Warm Sounds" show...
from 6.00-8.00 pm (gmt) On alternate Tuesdays.
Also check his fabulous blog dedicated to all things Old Skool @...

Thanks again to Tim for a spot on session.... well worth the wait matey !!!
Enjoy wigid ;)


01. The Doves - Compulsion
02. Fleetwood Mac - Brown Eyes
03. Chilled by Nature - Otherness
04. Mariee Sioux - Love Song
05. Icasol - Ongou
06. Chocolate Milk - Time Machine
07. Phoreski - Shellin Out
08. Laughing Light of Plenty - The Rose
09. Studio - Escape from Chinatown
10. Rhythm Doctor - Bones
11. Max Essa - Slo mo Sapien
12. Iya Santana - Instrumental Odyssey

Monday, 3 August 2009

Part Of The Weekend Never Dies........

Hour long documentary about life on the road with Soulwax/2 Many Dj's........

Enjoy .... wigid ;)

Friday, 31 July 2009

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Hang All Dj's Pt.2

The second volume of the 'hang all dj's' series is more of a well chosen mixed compilation than a collection of bootlegs/mashups. Soulwax have chosen very few tracks from curent artists (Dexter, Kiki, Spiller, Agent Sumo, Copyright, Standards, Angie Martinez.), and instead pulled some choice tracks from the disco era, plus the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Their craft is in the weave that they use to pull it all together. The attention to detail and the odd items used in transitions are what make Soulwax unique among artists putting together left-field compilations. Stuff is not added just for the sake of it. Every element seems to have its place in the finished product, and the feel is never cluttered.

Review from -

Hang All Dj's Pt.2.....

01 Unknown Artist - Intro (1:02)

02 SpilleR - Cry Baby (Original Version) (1:17)

03 Freeez - I.O.U. (1:45)

04 Agent Sumo - Ain't Got Time (1:35)

05 Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto* - The Robots (1:22)

06 Sonic Youth - Kool Thing (2:11)

07 Jackson 5 - Ain't No Sunshine (1:39)

08 Copyright - Concepts (1:43)

09 The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton (1:09)

10 S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me (1:18)

11 Dexter - Mr. Blunt (0:48)

12 Grand Funk Railroad - Nothing Is The Same (1:03)

13 The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow (1:25)

14 Prodigy - The Poison (0:37)

15 Unknown Artist - DJ Links (0:14)

16 Madonna - Music (Funked Up Mix) (1:53)

17 Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (Soulwax Remix) (1:52)

18 Standards - Here We Go (0:57)

19 The B-52's - Red Leather (1:39)

20 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Demo Version) (2:12)

21 The 2 Live Crew - Live (0:36)

22 The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us (1:28)

23 Angie Martinez - Dem Thangz (1:33)

24 The Human League - Being Boiled (1:59)

25 James Brown - Hot Pants (0:43)

26 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay (0:53)

27 The B-52's - Private Idaho (1:02)

28 Devo - Girl U Want (1:07)

29 Monsoon - Ever So Lonely (0:50)

30 P. Diddy , Black Rob , Mark Curry - Bad Boy For Life (1:29)

31 Inner City - Good Life (Soulwax Remix) (1:58)

32 Killing Joke - S.O. 36 (0:36)

33 Coda (4) - Honky Tonk Woman (0:58)

34 Spiller - Cry Baby (Röyksopp Remix) (1:51)

35 Bertrand Burgalat - Au Cyclades Electronique (Tommy Hools Remix) (1:24)

36 AIR - Don't Be Light (The Hacker Remix) (1:41)

37 Dead Or Alive - U Spin Me Right Round (1:52)

38 Cerrone - Supernature (1:12)

39 Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver (1:36)

40 The Chemical Brothers - Under The Influence (1:29)

41 Manuel Mind & Valentino Tomasi - Strange Sounds (0:59)

42 Robert Palmer - Best Of Both Worlds (1:28)

43 Anti E.P. - If I Gave You A Party (1:38)

44 Kiki - Hot (1:42)

45 Elliott Smith - Los Angeles (2:04)

46 Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade (1:23)


A thank you costs nothing .... But means everything! ......
Enjoy wigid ;)

Friday, 17 July 2009

Hang All Dj's Pt.1

Stephen and David, the 2 guys who as Soulwax produce a radio show which spawned five volumes of 2 many dj's compilations, have begun a new series called 'hang all dj's.'

Before you read any further, I am telling you that this is fantastic. While some folks have recently started jibing the 2 many dj's series as having too much music of the moment, 'hang all dj's' is filled with classic rock and hiphop gathered and used in very clever and respectful ways. It is not an electroclash album.

The songs used in this sixty three minute compilation spanning 42 songs make full appearances - they are not just tasted upon in a Stars On 45 way, as Trevor Jackson did in his (excellent) Playgroup Party Mix CD. The songs on 'hang all dj's' sound as if they are in their original form - until you look deeper and realize that they have been completely reinvented as new tracks.

Review Taken from :

Hang All Dj's Pt. 1....

1 Intro (0:33)

2 Blake Baxter vs. Harry Truman Work It Out (1:55)

3 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra (1:13)

4 Skymoo Always & Forever (Felix Da Housecat Remix) (1:33)

5 Polyester J'aime Regarder Les Mecs (2:06)

6 Velvet Underground, The Waiting For The Man (1:19)

7 Felix Da Housecat Control Freaq (0:56)

8 Romantics, The Talking In Your Sleep (1:37)

9 Groove Armada Disco Insert (1:37)

10 DJ Excel Party Mix (1:39)

11 Zongamin Tunnel Music (0:37)

12 Prince Controversy (0:52)

13 Reel 2 Real I Like To Move It (1:23)

14 Bros When Will I Be Famous (0:59)

15 AC/DC vs. Missy Elliott Freak Rock (2:06)

16 Mekon Please Stay (Röyksopp Remix) (1:56)

17 Eberhard Schoener Featuring Police, The Why Don't You Answer (1:33)

18 Jess & Crabbe Tribute To Billy Ocean (1:49)

19 Birdy Oiseau Bleu (1:26)

20 Flirts, The Passion (1:04)

21 E=Mc2 Don't Hold Back (1:03)

22 Herbie The Drug Cop Hancock's Rockit (1:17)

23 Disco Kings, The Kiss The King (1:14)

24 Lemon Jelly The Staunton Lick (1:16)

25 Eric Matthews Fanfare (1:15)

26 Beach Boys, The Featuring Busta Rhymes & Missy Elliott Freak Woo-Haa Vibrations (3:12)

27 Undertones, The My Perfect Cousin (1:36)

28 Toni Basil Hey Mickey (1:05)

29 Beny More & Perez Prado Babarabatiri (0:52)

30 Stone Roses, The Fools Gold (2:24)

31 Soul Grabber Soul Grabber Pt.3 (0:56)

32 Afrika Lady Planet Resolution Rock (1:15)

33 Lords Of Acid I Sit On Acid (Soulwax Remix) (1:26)

34 2 Live Crew, The Me So Horny (1:26)

35 Vanessa Paradis Gotta Have It (2:07)

36 Human League, The Nightclubbing (1:18)

37 Girls On Top Being Scrubbed (1:42)

38 James Brown Funky Drummer (0:24)

39 Frank De Jojo Turn Off The Light (1:17)

40 Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle (2:15)

41 Danmass Happy Here (Instrumental) (3:55)

42 Kurupt It's Over (1:06)

A thank you costs nothing .... But means everything! ......
Enjoy wigid ;)

Ps. Hang All Dj's Pt. 2-5 coming soon.........

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Electro Mash-up

Sorry for the lack of posts recently...Have been sorting loads of stuff out and have had no time 

But now thats all sorted (Hoooraaay) things should get back to normal round here :)

And first up is something i found lurking at the bottom of of an old box of stuff...
Its an Old Skool Electro Mash-up i did way back in 1999...
Featuring about 10 old skool tracks compressed into 7 minutes
so take a listen see if you can name all the tracks used (and post them in comments)
and remember its just for fun ......

Enjoy wigid...

Friday, 8 May 2009

problem with SUNDAY FUNK SESSION .rar .... resolved ;)

All sorted :) Happy downloading ....


Problem with SUNDAY FUNK SESSION .rar ....

It has come to my attention that the "SUNDAY SESSIONS PT 2 " .RAR file is corrupt....
this is being rectified as we speak... sorry to everyone who has downloaded so far ...
I will let you all know when it is all sorted ...
sorry again... 
Wigid :(

Sunday, 3 May 2009


So here it is... SUNDAY SESSIONS PT 2

This month is another session by myself. 
And in the words of Jimmy Castor ...
"What we're gonna do right here is go back....Way back ...Back into time"
With an hour long  excursion to Planet Funk ....
 So get your dancing shoes on... and get ready to bust some serious moves to some serious tunes... Funk for the folk. Ya'll

Enjoy... wigid ;)


1. Intro - Jimmy Castor
2. Product Efficiency - Johnny Pearson
3. Hung up - Salt
4. Hot, Funky and Sweaty - The Soul Lifters
5. Keep it up - Olympic Runners
6. Cosmic Sea - The Mystic Moods
7. Soul Travelin' - The Gary Byrd Experience
8. The Basic - Milk
9. Jungle Fever - Chakachas
10. Tatou Strip Tease - Michel Audiard
11. If it ain't Funky - The Soul Searchers
12. Free Your Mind - The Politicians
13. Get up and Dance - Eddie Harris
14. Funk for the Folk - The Soul Searchers
15. Humpty Dump - The Vibrettes
16. Black skinned blue eyed boys - The Equals
17. You got to have a job (If you don't can't eat) - Marva Whitney and James Brown
18. I rolled it you hold it - The Soul Searchers
19. Blow your whistle - The Soul Searchers
20. Keep on Dancing - The Commodores
21. I cant get next to you - Mongo Santamaria

ps... As always download both parts to open .rar file

Friday, 1 May 2009

2 more old skool soundtracks pt 2...

1. Colors - Ice-T
2. Six Gun (44 Mag. Mix) - Decadent Dub Team
3. Let The Rhythm Run - Salt-N-Pepa
4. Raw - Big Daddy Kane
5. Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness-The Cold Cut Re-Mix) - Eric B. & Rakim
6. Butcher Shop - Kool G. Rap
7. Mad Mad World - 7A3
8. Go On Girl - Roxanne Shante
9. A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste - M.C. Shan
10. Everywhere I Go (Colors) - Rick James

2 more old skool soundtracks pt 1...

1. Chaka Khan - Can’t Stop The Street
2. LL Cool J - I Can’t Live Without My Radio
3. Kurtis Blow - If I Ruled The World
4. The Fat Boys - All You Can Eat
5. Debbie Harry - Feel The Spin
6. Sheila E. - Holly Rock
7. The Beastie Boys - She’s On It
8. Gap Band - Love Triangle
9. Full Force MD’s - Tender Love
10. Krush Groove Allstars - Krush Groovin’
11. The Fat Boys - Fat Boys
12. Run DMC - Sucker MC’s

Friday, 17 April 2009

the 3 best Old Skool sound tracks ever...Pt 3

1. Dion - The Wanderer
2. The Fearless Four - Rockin' It 
3. Grandmaster Flash - The Message 
4. Johnny Dynell - Jam Hot 
5. Rammelzee Vs. K-Rob - Beat Bop 
6. Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder 
7. The Treacherous Three - Feel The New Heartbeat 
8. Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up 

And finally part 3...

Ps... Sorry no info on the last two posts... The little one has been very ill :(

wigid ;)

the 3 best Old Skool sound tracks ever...Pt 2

01.melle mel and the furious 5 - beat street breakdown
02.the system - baptize the beat
03.afrika bambaataa and the soul sonic force - frantic situation .
04.juicy - beat street strut
05.sharon green lisa counts and debbie d - us girls
06.cindy mizelle - this could be the night
07.arthur baker - breakers revenge
08.jazzy jay - son of beat street
09.juicy - give me all
10.tina b - nothings gonna come easy
11.the treacherous three - santas rap
12.jenny burton - its alright with me
13.rockers revenge - battle cry
14.ralph rolle - phony four mcs wappin (bubblehead) la - into the night
16.4 by four - dont put the blame on me
17.jenny burton and patrick jude - strangers in a strange world
18.ruben blades - tu carino (carmens theme)
Heres part 2 for ya...

Part 1
Part 2

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The 3 best Old Skool sound tracks ever...Pt 1

First up we have the sound track to the seminal (and probably the best) Old Skool movie of all TIME...


To many highlights on this album to single out any in particular...
Although i do love "Double Trouble @ the Amphitheatre" and "Gangbusters-Scratch mix"

Anyway...Enjoy some of the founding fathers of Hip Hop...Doing what they do best ;)...

1. D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore - Military Cut 
2. D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore - M.C. Battle 
3. The Cold Crush Brothers - Basketball Throwdown 
4. D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore - Fantastic Freaks At The Dixie    
5. D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore - Subway Theme 
6. Grand Master Caz - Cold Crush Bros. at The Dixie 
7. Wild STyle - Cuckoo Clocking 
8. Double Trouble - Stoop Rap 
9. K.K. Rockwell - Double Trouble at The Amphitheatre 
10. Grand Master Caz - South Bronx Subway Rap 
11. Busy Bee - Street Rap 
12. Wild STyle - The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, D.J. AJ At The Amphitheatre 
13. D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore - Gangbusters Scratch Mix 
14. The Grand Mixer DST - Rammellzee And Shock Dell At the Amphitheatre 
15. Fab 5 Freddy - Down by Law

Sunday, 29 March 2009


So... Had this idea today to do a monthly mix... from myself and guests... of tunes we love to play "On a lazy sunday afternoon"

This first installment is a bit of a Balearic belter... With a few of my favorite Balearic tunes... (Crammed into an hour long mix)
Hope you all enjoy... And stay posted for part 2... From a thus far unmasked DeeJay ;)...


1. How ever do you want me (Acappella) - Soul II Soul
2. Only love can break your heart (Weatherall mix) - St Etienne 
3. First time ever (Mellow Groove) - Joanna Law
4. Why (12" version) - Carly Simon
5. The first cut is the deepest - Barbara Jones
6. Wax the van (Jon's Dub) - Lola
7. It's Sinful (Tribal mix) Pete Wylie
8. Running - Information Society
9. Visitors - Koto
10. Flash 83 - The Duke of Burlington
11. Precious little Diamond - Fox the fox
12. Pink footpath (Instrumental) - Louis
13. The whole of the moon - The waterboys

Enjoy...wigid ;)

Ps... As always download both parts to open .rar file...


Heres the link...

Monday, 16 March 2009


This month's episode is a mix of some of my favorite Goa/Psy-Trance tunes...
I have been listening to, and rediscovering a lot of Psy-Trance lately...
(Only when the wifes out though..She prefers it a bit funkier)
So for this mix, i've decided to pick out some of the tunes i loved to play back in the mid to late nineties... Which was almost impossible as their are so many favorites (i think i'll have to do a part 2...)
So get ready for a full on trip to paradise... ahhh so many memories

Bom Shiva...wigid ;)

1. Ancient Lands - Sheyba
2. Elysium - Elysium
3. Keep it Cool - Elysium
4. God's Eye - The Overlords
5. Biological Manipulation - The Manipulators
6. Beyond the Internal Horizon - Process
7. I Think - Disco Slickers
8. Project Oblivion - Conspiracy Theory
9. Slick Witch ( Slink remix) - Slinky Wizard
10. Beautiful People - Slinky Wizard
11. Sodom like there's no Gomorrah - Slinky Wizard
12. Nautilus (2007 remix) - Total Eclipse

(As always you must download both parts to open .rar file)

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Dj Mozart @ Tana club (Italy)1978 and Amnesia (Terni)1985

DJ Mozart (aka Claudio Rispoli) was a contemporary and friend of Daniele Baldelli in Italy. At Baia Degli Angeli he and Baldelli would make famous the music that would fall under the description of "cosmic".

After the original Baia was closed by the police (drugs, of course....) Baldelli moved to the new Cosmic club, while Rispoli worked at a club called Tana....

Two mixes from the Rimini, Afro-Cosmic Dj...

First is a beautiful full-on disco mix of DJ Mozart at the Tana Club circa 1978. There's no tracklist, sorry, but you definitely get the vibe of what it was like to swing in Italy during the late '70's...

Pt 1
Pt 2
(Download both parts)

Second up is Dj Mozart @ Amnesia (1985). Again no Tracklist but a nice slice of history...


Enjoy... wigid ;)

Monday, 2 March 2009

Go Bang Brighton (2-31 May 2009)

The guys over at Go Bang Brighton are running a month long festival from the 2-31 of may 2009

the guys say....

"The idea is fairly simple, we pick some nice venues for a month and fill them with music and people. Musically all bases are covered, disco, funk, real house music, acid house classics, cosmic, nu jazz, soul and boogie, the emphasis being on quality groove based sounds for the whole month."

"The scene for this kind of music has been gradually building over the last 12 months since Go Bang Brighton 2008, all being well 2009 will once again bring more good times and great music to our seaside resort."

So if your down that way this month check-em out... wigid ;)

For more details check out their site... Go Bang Brighton

Alien Project vs Raja ram-Live @ Sundance Festival (Eila) 2003

Raja Ram (born Ronald Rothfield, in 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is a musician and the owner of the UK record label TIP World. Raja Ram left Australia in the 1950s to begin the hippie trail. He returned to Australia later and studied flute at the Melbourne Conservatory. Raja Ram also went to New York in 1965 to study jazz. He was a member of the band Quintessence in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Shortly after, Raja Ram was forced to retire for personal reasons and became an envelope salesman. In the 1980s, he decided to return to the music scene as he now became interested in the emerging genre of electronic music. He was one of the first people to make what is today considered psychedelic trance.
Raja Ram formed TIP Records in 1994 with Graham Wood and Ian St. Paul. It soon became one of the most well-known Goa Trance labels. After the label folded in 1998, Raja Ram then founded TIP World in 1999.
He collaborated with Simon Posford on the Shpongle and The Mystery of the Yeti projects and is a founder of 1200 Micrograms.

An awesome set by Alien Project and the legendary Raja Ram...
Enjoy ;)

Pt 1
Pt 2

As always you MUST download both parts to open .rar file...

Sunday, 22 February 2009

I'm sure i know that song...Part 1

Wood Allen..."Airport 89"
 'Airport 89' was produced by Wood Allen, which was in fact just another alias for the highly productive and prolific Davoli, Limoni and Simplici... better known as Black Box, Starlight, The Mixmaster, Groove Groove Melody etc.etc.!
The synth riff was one of the most instantly recognisable of the late eighties(Taken from the Rah Bands "Electric Fling"), and coupled with the clever and highly effective aeroplane bassline, hence the 'Airport', the single enjoyed phenonemal success on the better dancefloors around Europe.

The Rah Band..."Electric Fling"...
This fictitious studio group was masterminded by Richard A. Hewson (b. 17 November 1943, Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside, England). In the late 60s arranger, conductor and multi-instrumentalist Hewson worked with James Taylor and Herbie Hancock and arranged hits such as the Beatles "The Long And Winding Road' and Mary Hopkins" "Those Were The Days". His fame as an arranger spread and in the next decade he worked with artists including Supertramp, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Leo Sayer, Al Stewart, Chris DeBurgh, Fleetwood Mac and Chris Rea. In 1976 he decided to produce, write and play on his own records under the name RAH Band. In 1977 the instrumental "The Crunch" on Good Earth climbed into the UK Top 10. Three years later "Falcon" hit the Top 40 and started a long string of dance hits for the band. In 1985 "Clouds Across The Moon', with vocals by his wife Liz, gave him a second Top 10 single. Over the years the band have chalked up seven UK hits and have had records on a myriad of labels including DJM, KR, TMT, Sound, RCA, Supreme and Creole. Hewson, who in the 80s worked with Toyah and Five Star and produced big hits for Cliff Richard and Shakin" Stevens, now concentrates on writing and producing music for UK television shows and advertisements.

Wood Allen "Airport 89" 12 Inch
Rah Band "Electric Fling-Re-Edit"

Enjoy...wigid ;)

Saturday, 14 February 2009

From the darkness...

Imagine... Its 5 in the morning... And only the true believers are left on the dancefloor...Casting shapes and colours with their every motion.......

From the darkness... Comes the light...

For full track list visit my Podcast page @ Podomatic 

Enjoy ;) wigid

PS: You must download both parts to open .rar ......

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Arthur Russell's "World of Echo"

Out of print for over fifteen years, Arthur Russell's most extraordinary work, "World Of Echo" is issued for the first time. Newly remastered from Arthur's pristine original 1/4" sequenced masters, "World Of Echo" sounds like nothing you have heard or will ever hear. 18 tracks are featured including drumless versions of his Disco classics "Let's Go Swimming", "Tree House" and "Wax The Van" along with four previously unreleased tracks from "Sketches From World Of Echo".

"This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this Earth has ever done before, or will do so again." - PHILLIP GLASS

After great interest in my first Arthur Russell post. Here's a second one for you....


1. Tone Bone Kone 1:04
2. Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See 9:35
3. Answers Me 2:10
4. Being It 5:16
5. Place I Know/Kid Like You 3:28
6. She's The Star/I Take This Time 4:56
7. Treehouse 2:15
8. See-Through 2:09
9. Hiding Your Present From You 4:16
10. Wax The Van 2:10
11. All-Boy All-Girl 3:43
12. Lucky Cloud 2:53
13. Tower Of Meaning/Rabbit's Ear/Home Away From Home 4:37
14. Let's Go Swimming 2:41
15. The Name Of The Next Song 8:00
16. Happy Ending 4:23
17. Canvas Home 2:34
18. Our Last Night Together

Monday, 26 January 2009

Frankie's 12" fix Pt 3...

"Two Tribes" video

And finally...

"Two Tribes" (Annihilation Mix)


"Two Tribes" (Surrender Mix)


Enjoy ;)

Frankie's 12" fix Pt 2...

"Welcome to the Pleasuredome" video

Here's part 2 for your delictation...
"Welcome To The Pleasure Dome"(Original 12 Inch Pleasure Fix Mix)

Enjoy ;)


Frankie's 12" fix Pt 1...

"Relax" video...

These next 3 posts are not just a tribute to Frankie goes to Hollywood. But to the amazing production skills of Mr Trevor Horn...

We start of my little Frankie-fest with the 12" version of...
"Relax" (Original 12 Inch sex mix)

Enjoy ;)


Grace Jones Compass Point Sessions...My Favorites...

"Corporate Cannibal" video...

Grace Jones recorded three albums with Sly & Robbie in the legendary Compass Point Studios, Bahamas during the period of 1980-1982; Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing and Living My Life. Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions contains long and extended version of her hits, although the CD booklet claims that these haven't been issued before, most of them have in fact appeared on numerous CD re-issues around the world. Other tracks were remixed or re-edited by the PolyGram/Universal engineers in 1998 for this particular compilation - this instead of using the many existing long or extended versions by original producers Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin that were mixed and released on vinyl in 1980-1982. The track "Living My Life" appears as an edited remix by Paul "Groucho" Smykle - dating from 1986, which the liner notes fail to mention. Another anomaly on The Compass Point Sessions is that it concludes with "Slave To The Rhythm", a track which was recorded in 1985, in London and with British producer Trevor Horn. Also the mix used, here renamed "Hot Blooded Version", is again an alternate 1998 re-mix/re-edit of the original 12" version entitled "Blooded."

Here's my favorite tracks from this compilation...

1. "Walking in the Rain" (1998 Remix/Re-Edit) - 4:27
Original version appears on 1981 album Nightclubbing

2."Private Life" (1998 Dub Re-Edit/Remix) - 8:04
Original version appears on 1980 album Warm Leatherette

3."Love is the Drug" (Original Long Version) - 8:38
Original version appears on 1980 album Warm Leatherette

4."Nipple to the Bottle" (Original UK 12" Version) - 6:53
Original version appears on album Living My Life

5."Warm Leatherette" (Original Long Version) - 5:35
From 1980 album Warm Leatherette

6."I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" - 4:29
From 1981 album Nightclubbing

7."Pull Up to the Bumper" - 4:33
From 1981 album Nightclubbing

8."She's Lost Control" (1998 Dub Re-Edit/Remix) - 8:38
Single B-side from the Warm Leatherette sessions, 1980

9."Slave to the Rhythm" (1998 "Hot Blooded Version") - 8:18
Original version appears on 1985 album Slave to the Rhythm

Enjoy ;)


Monday, 19 January 2009

The World of Arthur Russell

The denizen of a strange netherworld when an experimental composer and at other times - LOOSE JOINTS, DINOSAUR L, LOLA...- the host of NY's freakiest nights, Arthur Russell was one of the pivotal figure and most impressive talent of NYC's downtown scene.

Born in Iowa, Russell sudied cello and music before moving to San Fransisco in the early seventies where he reportedly worked in conjunction with JOHN CAGE and ALLEN GINSBERG while studying Indian music at the Ali Akbar Khan School. Accordingly those two conections are traceable in works such as WORLD OF ECHO or TOWER OF MEANING that have both a distinctive experimental taint and a taste for the infinite.

After moving to New York in the late seventies, Russell became acquainted with music greats such as DAVID BYRNE, RHYS CHATHAM or JON GIBSON and this lead to the release in 1984 of INSTRUMENTALS a collection of tracks performed between 1975 and 1979.
However, despite his classical music pedigree, Russell first made a mark on the audience when taking part to the underground disco scene under a variety of monikers such as LOOSE JOINTS, LOLA or DINOSAUR L. Though his first disco release is reported to be KISS ME AGAIN on SIRE, it is really Loose Joints' Is it all over my Face? that put him under the limelight blessed as it was on its remix edition by two faultless LARRY LEVAN remixes.

Another stunning disco classic and one with an extremely leftfield production is DINOSAUR L's Go Bang, a track engraved into downtown's pantheon along with LIQUID LIQUID's Cavern. The FRAN?OIS K engineered track was actually released on Russell's own SLEEPING BAG imprint. Co-founded with Wiliam Socology, it was inauguated with the release of the 24-24 Music Ep. Though he remained a producer of leftfield disco throughout the eighties, Russell also focused on his more experimental works releasing WORLD OF ECHO and illustrating the works of Choregraphers. This was ended prematurely when in 1992, Russell died of AIDS.

2004 compilation for the electronica pioneer.
11 tracks including 1 bonus track by Indian Ocean, 'Schoolbell/Treehouse' (Walter Gibbons Mix), along with remixes by FK, Larry Levan, & Walter Gibbons.

Enjoy ;)

1 "Go Bang" (Dinosaur L) – 7:36
2 "Wax the Van" (Lola) – 5:27
3 "Is It All Over My Face" (Loose Joints) – 6:57
4 "Keeping Up" (Arthur Russell) – 6:20
5 "In the Light of the Miracle" (Arthur Russell) – 13:21
6 "A Little Lost" (Arthur Russell) – 3:18
7 "Pop Your Funk" (Loose Joints) – 6:38
8 "Let's Go Swimming" (Arthur Russell) – 5:14
9 "In the Cornbelt" (Dinosaur L) – 5:57
10 "Treehouse" (Arthur Russell) – 2:17
11 "Schoolbell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean) – 10:05

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Sunday, 18 January 2009

Beyond The Valley of The Beats

Absolutely love this album!!!
Especially "Slinky" and "Product Efficiency"
Some real Dirty Psychedelic Funk....
Enjoy ;)

1. Path To Ascension - Yves Hyatt
2. Slinky - John Murtaugh
3. Walk Up Moses - The Spencer Jackson Family
4. Gang Progress - Pierre Duchamp
5. An Elephant Called Slowly - Howard Blake
6. Never Knew What Love Was - Christine Harwood
7. I Got Six - Multiplication Rock
8. Hot Dogs - Jacques Delon
9. Rocking Chair - Hightower
10.Product Efficiency - Johnny Pearson
11.Kriminal Theme - The Maledictus Sound
12.Two Three Four - Novi Singers


Saturday, 17 January 2009

Hot 8 Brass Band Remixes

01. Its Real (Lack Of Afro Remix) 5:34
02. Get Up (Diesler Remix) 4:59
03. Its Real (Pavlov & Mishkin Remix) 3:30
04. We Are The One (Natural Self Remix) 4:01
05. Whats My Name (Aldo Vanucci Remix) 4:07
06. Jisten To Me (Hint Remix) 6:03
07. Sexual Healing (Me&You Re-edit) 8:57
08. Mish Mash (Unforscene Remix) 4:48
09. Get Up (Unforscene Remix) 3:25

Just came across this remix version of Hot 8 Brass Band
and thought i'd share it.....

Enjoy ;)


Flash's Old Skool Block party

As he proves once again on Essential Mix, Grandmaster Flash can make the most classic record bend to his will. The whole of this mix CD is simply greater than the sum of its parts. And believe me, the parts are great, from the bell-rocking groove of Blondie's "Rapture" to the confection of Denroy Morgan's "I'll Do Anything for You" and the dark, funky abyss of Liquid Liquid's "Cavern." Drawing on hits from the New York clubland and Block partys of the late Seventies and early Eighties, Essential Mix has obvious nostalgic value, but this is much more than a disco flashback. Unlike icy collections of younger DJs, Essential Mix is warm, and not driven by ego-serving choices. Flash's scratches and manipulations don't intrude or break up well-laid grooves but expertly push them along. The album is a reminder of what a profound understanding of pacing, texture and the God-given touch of a man meant to spin vinyl in the dark can do in the space of an hour. Like most of Flash's stuff, Essential Mix is required listening for anyone who dares step behind the wheels of steel.
(Rollingstone Magazine)

1. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
2. I Found Lovin' - Fatback Band
3. Before I Let Go - Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
4. We Got The Funk - Positive Force
5. Rapture - Blondie
6. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
7. Cavern - Liquid Liquid
8. I'll Do Anything For You - Denroy Mrogan
9. Bra - Cymande
10. Walking On Sunshine - Rockers Revenge
11. Rock Your World - Weeks & Co.
12. Love Is The Message - MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees
13. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose - James Brown
14. It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor Bunch
15. You're The One For Me - D Train
16. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

Enjoy ;)

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Back in business

Mediafire problems seem to be sorted for now...
Happy downloading!!!

Larry Levan Live @ The Paradie Garage (Early 80s)

(Levan's mixing console @ The Paradise Garage)

Heres another Larry Levan mix from an early 80s mixtape.
Only one side of the tape (40 minutes)
but definitely worth it!!!
Enjoy ;)


Download problems due to Mediafire updates

Sorry everyone if your having trouble downloading.
Mediafire are doing maintenance work at the moment and all my files keep disappearing then reappearing! I have been assured things will be back to normal in a couple of days.
Sorry again.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Calling Berlin......

This ones for you Viv! You said you liked the "Chunga's Revenge" track so heres the whole album
Enjoy ;)

1. Queremos Paz
2. Época
3. Chunga's Revenge
4. Triptico pt2
5. Triptico pt 1
6. Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)
7. Una Musica Brutal
8. Capitalismo Foráneo
9. Last Tango in Paris
10. del Ruso
11. Vuelvo Al Sur