Saturday, 31 October 2009
Deep Slow Mo House Beats
VINCENZO - Summer Breeze (Dessous)
FOREVER - Get It Right (Wave Music)
WARM - Its In The Music "Gerd Remix" (3345)
RHIANNA - Word Love (Jay' Extended Mix)
METRO AREA - Caught Up (Environ)
YANN FONTAINE - Open Your Eyes "New Phunk Theory Mix" (Low Pressings)
DJ ALI - Ghetto Gospel Man (Village)
DJ T - Philly (Physical)
ONLY FREAK - Viper Vapour (Freerange)
SCHMOOV! - Duckshot (DIY Discs)
LOOSE ENDS - Love's Got Me "Morales Mix" (Ten Records)
TouchSoul Early Decade Vinyl Mix by touchsoul
Thursday, 29 October 2009
This night hosted by Tommy "Rocksteady" Boyes and DJ Woff has seen them welcome a lot of Newcastle's best record changing talent and has had quite an impressive line up of guests in the past months...
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
A corking slice of deep house from Roland Clark, with Ron Trent on the remix here. This is serious house feeling perfection which is as sexy, deep and hypnotic as Ron Trent's other sterling remixes. This was released beck in 2006 on "need2soul". Link courtesy of 'deep'...
Roland Clark - Sunshine (Ron Trent Inst. Remix)
Thursday, 22 October 2009
From a hard to grab album from Lars Bartkuhn released in 2005. Always loved his sound, fusing soul, jazz fusion, house and great melody. Still have some of his work on the Needs label and its worth checking his brilliant "Worlds" under his Passion Dance Orchestra outlet. This is some dreamy, worked up jazz funk house beats...
Lars Bartkuhn - Windy City
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
1. Bei Bei & Shawn Lee - Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix)
2. Milt Jackson - Enchanted Lady
3. Sun Ra Quartet - Where There Is No Sun
4. Ron Basejam - Into My Life
5. Daniel Paul – Far
6. Craig Bratley – Birdshell
7. Mario Bassanov - Do You Remember? (6th Borough Project Remix)
8. 6th Borough Project – So Glad
9 BT Express - Keep It Up (BB Edit/Revenge rework)
10 Joey Negro - Beyond The Dance (The Revenge Rework)
11. Lovebirds – Steelhorn
12. Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re Edit)
13. Tornado Wallace - Be My Ladyboy
14. 6th Borough Project - What's Up Doc? (Demo Mix)
15. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown (6th Borough Project Rinse / Demo Mix)
16. Midnight Express Band - Danger Zone (Souled Edit)
17. Chris Duckenfield - Repeat Prescription
18. Fabrice Lig & Titonton Duvante - That Connection (Beanfield Remix)
19. Gene Hunt - Play That Song (Craig Alexander Remix)
20. Daniel Wang - Get Up, Get Up
21. KRL - I Wanna Be With You
22. Neil Larsen - Demonette
Craig Smith - Cyberjamz Mix
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Craig Smith - Sleazy Beats mix (October 2009) by SleazyBeats
Friday, 16 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Two impeccable deep house versions of a couple of my favourite Sade tracks. Don't know a lot on these remixes other than they are done by an Italian producer known as DJ SaF. Easily got to be the best I've heard so far, as Sade tunes have been done over quite a lot. They're both fairly new as I'm informed and it would be advisable to get a taste of these...
Sade-Love Is Stronger Than Pride (SaF Remix).mp3
Sade - I Never Thought I'd See The Day (SaF Remix).mp3
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The music industry has always claimed to be under threat from people sharing their music; remember the ‘home taping is killing music’ logo that record sleeves used to have on them?. I used to tape loads of records before I could afford them, and if anything home taping fertilized my love for music. I think these days real music lovers might hear something for the first time by downloading an MP3 but the sound quality of vinyl (and C.D. to a lesser degree) is so much better than MP3, that people do still go out and and buy other formats.
I think the real thing that is effecting the music industry is that people aren’t making as good music as they used to; or to put it another way, there is so much good music already made, that buying older classics second hand can often be easier and better than trawling through loads of average new stuff. Proof of this can be seen in the current glut of edits/bootlegs, the majority of which I’m sure outsell new music.
I’d like to see the record industry re-invigorated by a new music format that sounded better than records (or at least as good). When C.D.’s where introduced I think there was a bit of a boom as lots of people re-bought there collections in the new format. It’s been proved that C.D.’s aren’t as good as they were hyped to be in both sound quality and durability, and the ease with which they can be copied has obviously had it’s own effect on sales. For ages there’s been talk of new format’s that sound better than C.D.’s but the industry can’t seem to decide which one to back. If they created something better than C.D. that could actually compete with records, people might re-buy their collections in the new format (or at least buy it new, rather than track down second hand records). This new revenue could then be filtered down to new acts who might never sell as many records as the classics, but there will always be an interest in new acts because people still like going to see live shows.
Not sure whether this would work though as so many people now listen to music on i-pods and other MP3 players, that they can’t really appreciate the sound of a better format. Again this is a very cynical solution, I don’t really want or think records will ever be bettered. The glut of edits and bootlegs should be telling the big record companies something though. Maybe they could just start utilizing their back catalogues more, doing official re-issues that could compete with the bootleggers, and maybe getting some remixes done. I think the revenues from re-issues isn’t going to be huge, but let’s face it a lot of record shops and distributers would probably go bust if they didn’t sell edits and bootlegs, so maybe some of the bigger companies need to look at that and get involved. I would rather buy a good quality re-issue where the artist might make a bit, so if the major record companies had a grasp on what music is actually sought after, they could make a bit of money from the music catalogues they already own.
Check out full interview here...
Another corker set from the main fella that is Lovebirds. Here, Sebastian pulls out some cool boogie beats, midempo grooves and deep housers for a blissful 60 mins to bless your ears. He has posted this to SoundCloud and no tracklist as yet unfortunately...
LOVEBIRDS 2009.10 mix by lovebirds
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
"A Touch Of Boogie" is a continious Dj mix series compiled by First Touch. Concurrently with their first Lp release they come up with a fine selection of rare and funky boogie tunes which are definetly a big inspiration for their album. So lean back and get a touch of boogie.
01 - breakwater - say you love me girl
02 - sybil thomas - rescue me
03 - jerry knight - nothing can hold us back
04 - ned doheny - to prove my love
05 - brenda taylor - you can't have your cake and eat it too
06 - pleasure - sending my love
07 - the s.o.s. band - good & plenty
08 - thelma houston - guess it must be love
09 - jerry knight - fire
10 - jeff tyzik - jammin' in manhattan
11 - charade - gimme the funk
12 - xavier - work that sucker to death
13 - jewel - jewel's groove
14 - oliver cheatham - something about you
15 - mantra - do you wanna
16 - armenta - i wanna be with you
17 - zoom - sexy sassy
18 - neddy smith - give it up
19 - midnight star - midas touch
20 - maxx traxx - don't touch it
21 - jerry knight - she's got to be a dancer
22 - joey negro & the sunburst band ft. leroy burgess - survivin'
Listen or download at link below...
First Touch - A Touch Of Boogie Mix: Vol 1
Monday, 5 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Here's my first attempt at an edit with Odyssey's Inside Out, which is a favourite...
Have'nt done much other than extend the intro for about 30 seconds (making it slightly more DJ friendly)added some slight tweaks to the vocals and beefed the beat up. Suggestions or feedback is certainly welcome. Download or listen below...
Odyssey - Inside Out (TouchSoul Rework)
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Ilija Rudman - Night People (IOR)
Ilija Rudman - Night People - Original Garage Mix - Instruments Of Rapture by ilijarudman
Here is a mix available for download from Ilija Rudman from earlier this year. One of my favourite mixes of the past year also, encompassing some electric disco, boogie and dub versions of some groove favourites. Check the tracklist and have a listen...
01.The Nick Straker Band - Straight Ahead - Instrumental - Friends Records
02.The Cash - Givin My Love - Instrumental - Cash Sounds
03.More Jive Rhythm Trax - 116 Bpm - Jive
04.Pee Wee - Be My Girl - Instrumental - StreetWise
05.Funk Deluxe - This Time - Dub - Salsoul
06.Millie Scott - Ev'ry Little Bit - Dub - Fourth & Brodway
07.World Premiere - Share The Night - BreakDown Mix - Easy Street
08.Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love - Instrumental - Profile
09.Ashford & Simpson - Street Corner - Capitol
10.Galaxy Feat. Phil Fearon - Wait Until Tonight (Drum Loop) - Island
11.Plunky & The Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose - Instr.- Becket Rec
12.Inner Life - Moment Of My Life - Shep Pettibone Instr. Mix - Salsoul
Ilija Rudman Mix - The Severed Garden by ilijarudman