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