Saturday, July 23, 2011

SAD DAY

A sad and surreal day in my hometown Oslo and home country of Norway. Our thoughts and hearts go out to all the victims of the Oslo bombing and the horrendous mass killing at the island of Utøya outside of Oslo on Friday July 22, 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

GIVE U MORE

Check out the latest Chopshop EP featuring disco edits from Rayko, Rotciv, Touchsoul and Beaten Space Probe. Favorite track is Give U More.


One more favorite track... Beaten Space Probe has reworked the 1983 club classic Share the Night by World Premiere. (Check this previous post for the Breakdown Mix.)


Here's the whole release.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PHYSICAL

D-I-S-C-O


Some recent disco edits... First track - Get Down Edit of the Sister Sledge disco classic Greatest Dancer.


Disco edit from Deadly Sins of The Fantastic Aleems track Hooked On Your Love featuring the vocals of legendary Leroy Burgess.


Barbara Keith recorded her own funky version of All Along the Watchtower in 1972. Here's the Rayko re-edit.


Tony Lee's 80s groove classic Reach Up retouched by Fingerman.

Monday, July 18, 2011

C90 MIKS


July Chart Mix by the C90s.



Track List

Clap Rules - Get Excited
DJ Butcher - Shake It On Down
Isaac Hayes - Storm Is Over (Domes Instrumental Edit)
Trickski - Wilderness (Genius of Time Remix)
The Rhythm Oddessy - Right On Up (For Love) (Special 12" Mix)
Eva Gina - You Gonna
Boof - Joi Is Smiling
Hannulelauri - Box of Box
Francis Inferno Orchestra - Horizon Beat
LoveBirds - Want You In My Soul (Hot Toddy Remix)
Yelle - Que Veux Tu (Logo Remix)
Penguin Prison - Fair Warning (Alex Nagshineh Remix)
Nils Ohrmann - Hoopin' (Oliver $ Remix)
Punks Jump up - Chimes pt.1 (Say Yes To Another Excess Remix)
Christophe - The Force (Lukas Remix)
Nigel Martinez - Better Things To Come (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Edit)
Mathias Stuba -1979

LET ME DOWN EASY


Latest edit by Jamie Buchanan aka 78 Edits - Let Me Down Easy.



Here's the original by Inez Foxx.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

FATBACK FUNK


Fatback returns this Saturday with yours truly as guest DJ. Here are a couple of soul funk mixtapes to get the party started.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

YOUNG EDITS


Young Edits aka Luke Foskey from Brisbane, Australia, has churned out some fresh edits. My favorite is the balearic beat version of the Kate Bush tune Cloudbusting - out on Foot and Mouth.


Another balearic beat gem is the Young Edit of Stevie Nicks - Smiling at You, released on Kojak.


A more recent Young Edit is a reworked version of Pixies - Where Is My Mind.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

GONNA BE

Soulful edit by Dave Allison. Gonna Be!

WHEN FISH RIDE BICYCLES


The new Cool Kids album When Fish Ride Bicycles is out this week. Favorite track is Bundle Up.


Here's the full album track list:

01 Rush Hour Traffic
02 GMC
03 Boomin' [ft. Tennille]
04 Sour Apples [ft. Travis Barker]
05 Penny Hardaway [ft. Ghostface Killah]
06 Bundle Up
07 Gas Station [ft. Bun B]
08 Get Right
09 Swimsuits [ft. Mayer Hawthorne]
10 Roll Call [ft. Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper, Boldy James]
11 Summer Jam [ft. Maxine Ashley]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HEY CHAMP x GEMINI CLUB


Hey Champ is a three piece band from the city of Rockford outside of Chicago, Illinois. Last year, they released the debut album Star,which features the indie pop hit Cold Dust Girl...


The track was remixed by Gemini Club (download here)...


To return the favor Hey Champ reworked the Gemini Club tune Ghost...

PERFECT ANGEL


The tragic death of Minnie Riperton on July 12, 1979 - 32 years ago today - silenced one of the truly great voices of American soul music. She is remembered for her wonderful musical contributions featuring an amazing voice which could span more than five octaves and reach a very high pitch.


Minnie started her musical career as a backup singer for a number of great artists signed to the legendary Chess label, such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis and Muddy Waters. While at Chess, she also sang lead vocals for the psychedelic soul band Rotary Connection, best known for its spiritual soul anthem I Am the Black Gold of the Sun.

The song was remade by the Masters at Work for their Nuyorican Soul album released in 1997. Here's the 1971 original.


Minnie kept some of the psychedelic soul sound for her first solo album Come to My Garden, especially for the lovely track Les Fleur.


It took four years before the second solo album Perfect Angel was released. It contains Minnie's greatest hit Lovin' You. The chorus beautifully brings out her amazingly high-pitched voice.


Other gems from Perfect Angel include the opening track Reasons, Take a Little Trip, The Edge of a Dream, Every Time He Comes Around and the title track. In 1975, the third solo album Adventures in Paradise was released. Here's the title track retouched by Scratchandsniff.


Other notable songs from the album Adventures in Paradise include Baby This Love I Have and Simple Things - not to mention Inside My Love, which was later picked up by Quentin Tarantino for the soundtrack to the movie Jackie Brown. Here are some recent re-edits.




Minnie's final album was Love Lives Forever, released posthumously in 1980 and completed by bringing in other soul singers. Favorite tracks include Here We Go as well as the more funky Strange Affair.

DEEP SPACE


Nowegian DJ and disco edit extraordinaire Todd Terje returns to Deep Space at Cielo in NYC tonight with legendary François K. Other U.S. and Canada dates can be found here.


Here's a Terje mixtape from a couple of years back...


Track List

Todd Terje — Todd-lude 0:00:00
Chuck Davis — Spirit Of Sunshine 0:00:09
B.B. & Band — All Night Long 0:04:04
Oni Ayhun — 003b 0:08:49
Worstcasescenario — Hot Beef 0:12:02
Mark Seven — Europa 0:16:54
Paul McCartney — What´s That You´re Doing (prins Thomas Edit) 0:19:53
Tuccillo — Panorama 0:24:32
Suzy Q — I Can´t Give You More (edit) 0:27:33
Motor City Drum Ensemble — Raw Cuts #5 0:31:43
Permanent Vacation — Zucker Hut (edit) 0:42:50
Instant House — Awade 0:43:07
Maurizio — M-4.5 0:49:32
Carrie Lucas — Dance With Me 0:53:59
Queen — A Kind of 'A Kind of Magic' 0:57:57
Zero 7 — Futures (Rub´n´Tug mix) 1:03:02
The Doors — Riders on the Storm (Einfach mix) 1:08:07
Sasha — Mongoose 1:12:08
Elias Rahbani — Liza...liza (golf Channel Edit) 1:17:48
Fern Kinney — Love Me Tonight 1:22:01
Luis Chedid — Hold-up (edit) 1:27:38
Thompson & Lenoir — Can´t Stop The House 1:33:47
Shit Robot — Simple Things (todd Terje Remix) 1:38:17
Djum Djum — Indifference 1:46:16
Airto Moreira — Peasant Dance 1:52:00
Michael Jackson — Keep It In The Closet (frankie Knuckles Mix) 2:01:03
Epsilon Minus — Future Pop Muzik (Todd Terje remix) 2:06:09
Chris Rea — On The Beach (Instrumental) 2:12:44
Savage Progress — My Soul Unwraps Tonight 2:19:14
Pet Shop Boys — Megamix: West End-Sunglasses / One More Chance / West End Girls 2:24:48
Felix Da Housecat — What Does It Feel Like? (Röyksopp mix) 2:29:35
Fleetwod Mac — Everywhere 2:35:19
DJ Kaos — Gloria 2:38:38
Tuccillo — This Time 2:44:29
D'Julz — Alpha (original mix) (Acid mix) 2:48:31
lindstrøm — Another Station (Todd Terje remix) 2:52:28

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SWEDISH TABOO


Drop Out Orchestra has turned the Sade classic Sweetest Taboo into a sweet Swedish dub track.



Here's the 1985 original from Sade's second album Promise.

WEEKEND GIRL



ADOLESCENT SEX


Headman returns with a cover of Adolescent Sex - the title track from the 1978 debut album by British new wave band Japan.


The track comes in different flavors, including a near 9 minute disco house remix by Munk.


Here's the video to the Japan original.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

HOLD THE LINE


Norwegian DJ Henning Severud aka Telephones has been producing music for the last five years. He finds inspiration in disco and electronic sounds, new and old. His track The Sand The Ocean The Lorenzo is a brilliant piece of summer sounds.


SWIMSUIT


The new Cool Kids album will soon hit record stores. In the meantime, enjoy the latest single Swimsuits featuring soul kid Mayer Hawthorne on vocals.


If you're in a swimsuit kinda mood, be sure to check out Electric Relaxation by the Liaison Hotel roofdeck and pool from 7 to 11 this evening.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

GET DOWN

DarrenDazDalton aka Get Down Edits has released a four track EP featuring some mighty nice dance floor beats. The opening track is a re-edit of Far Beyond by Locksmith - the song that was sampled by Basement Jaxx for their big hit Red Alert.


Next up is a rework of the club classic Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge.


Favorite track is the edit of the Minnie Riperton soul classic Inside My Love.


Final track is a re-rub of Herb Alpert's club classic Rise.



Here's the whole release.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

NUMBER ONE


You're My Number One is a club classic by Radiance featuring Andrea Stone on vocals. It was released in 1983 on Are'nBe Records, a small dance music label which only put out a few 12-inches. Another Are'nBe club classic is Fresh Band - Come Back Lover.

Here's the dub mix of the Radiance 12-inch.


The Munga track You're Mine pretty much leaves the Radiance original intact, adding in some percussions and tightening the beat a bit. It can be downloaded from the Munga web site.


You're My Number One was sampled by Ray Mang for the track Number One, a favorite jam back in the 90s.


Two more versions... The Osvaldo Wilson edit and the Murky Waters edit, which can be downloaded from the players below.


Monday, July 4, 2011

MIKS TAPE MAD NESS


Happy 4th of July! Here's a batch of mixtapes to celebrate.









Sunday, July 3, 2011

LAZY SUNDAY


Lazy Sunday Selecta mix by Breakbot...


Track List

MFSB – something for nothing
Latoya Jackson – a taste of you
Count coolout – rythm rap rock
Mr Flash – domino part A
John Gary Williams – honey
Surface – falling in love
Linda Lewis – class style
Gene Dunlap – there’s talk
BB&Q Band – hard to get around
Kashif – I just gotta have you
Conway & Temple – Love lights
Kwick – Nightlife
Prince Charles and the City Beat Band – bush beat
Breakbot feat Ruckazoid – Fantasy (acapella)
Ron Richardson – ooh wee babe
The Nick Straker Band – A little bit of jazz
Logg – dancing into the stars
Dino Terrell – you can do it (leroy burgess edit)
Fela Kuti – water no get enemy
Cardell Funk Machine – shoot your shot
Carly Simon – Why
Willie Hutch – Mother’s theme (the mack ost)
Saint Tropez – belle de jour
J Dilla – don’t cry
Soul Mann and the Brothers – bumpy’s lament
Zapp & Roger – dancefloor
Exile – never gonna stop
Gap Band – Yearning for your love
Gary Glenn – Cause I love you
Lamont Dozier – Why (ain’t my love enough)
DeBarge – stay with me
Amii Stewart – Friends
Brenda Russell – a little bit of love

WHY



Carly Simon retouched by GC. Why!



The original Simon song featured in the soundtrack to the movie Soup for One. The title track by Chic was later sampled by the French house duo Modjo for their smash hit Lady, released in 2000.

Here's a re-edit of Soup for One.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

CRUEL SUMMER

FORGETTING

Edit of the Michael McDonald classic I Keep Forgetting.


Here's the McDonald original from 1982.


The song was sampled for the 1994 Warren G & Nate Dogg tune Regulate.


DON'T STOP


Only Children is a Chicago DJ collective. Their latest release is Don't Stop out on Nuclear Family. Check out the Crazy P remix.

Friday, July 1, 2011

LUTHER


Six years today since a truly great soul singer passed away. Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) released his most memorable songs in the 80s. The big break came with the Italian-American disco outfit Change. Luther did lead vocals on several songs, including the all time fave Glow of Love. Here's the Leroc Sportif edit.


This gem features Luther at his finest. In his own words: "This is the most beautiful song I've ever sung in my life." After working with Change for the debut album Glow of Love, Luther recorded the solo album Never Too Much in 1981. The title track is another gem. Here's the Scratchandsniff re-rub.


In 1982, Luther produced the Aretha Franklin album Jump to It. The title track was Aretha's first hit single in 5 years and has a definite 80s funk feel. Here's the original version as well as a more recent re-edit.


GAZEEBO


Gazeebo International has released two full batches of soul and disco beats this year under the title Gazeebo Essentials. Essential DJ stuff!

Gazeebo Essentials One


Gazeebo Essentials Two