Friday, 31 August 2007

Gilberto Gil and Stevie Wonder

John Miles - Slow Down

Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)

Johnny Walker - Funky Trip

Thursday, 30 August 2007

I'm crying out for a remix

I've been listening to the Prinzhorn Dance School a lot recently and still don't know whether I like them... but, yeah, I do but I don't know why. This track is definitely crying out for a remix though - there must be some about given they are on DFA. I'll try and dig them out.

I know we've posted Madlib a number of times before but this track is incredible. Not many producers in Hip Hop would run with a bass line like that, break it down into a mad middle eight and then end on 19 seconds of blaxploitation goodness.

And some Silver Apples to end it tonight. Superb in its simplicity.

To Ibiza....

Prinzhorn Dance School - Up! Up! Up!

Greenery - Quasimoto

Silver Apples - Gypsy Love

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The best song title in the world, probably...

The only respite from the hellish journey I experienced today came in the form of the following tracks bringing a little joy into what can only be described mundane motorway driving. I'm sure I picked up 3 points too - I am hating on the Cumbrian Mobile Safety units.

Tonight, Fat Cat provocateurs Mum with a quality track title (which I was reading on the iPod as I flew under the mobile speed camera, hence the 3 points), uber baroque pop, jazz funk producer David Axelrod from the Capitol recordings plus The Fabulous Souls.

I'll be taking tomorrow's post too before heading off to see Prince at the O2 arena and then attempting to survive 72 hours in Ibiza, saying goodbye to my youth.

The Fabulous Souls - Take Me

David Axelrod - Songs of Innocence

Mum - Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy, Let Your Crooked Hands Be Holy


Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Novos Baianos - A Menina Dança

Los Javias - 1º Encuentro Latinoamericano de la Soledad

Blackjoy - Moustache [Prins Thomas Diskomiks]

Curtis Mayfield - You Are, You Are

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Elektrons - Get Up

Inner Life - Moment Of My Life (12" Short Version]

John Forde - Don't You Know Who Did It

Peter Brown - Burning Love Breakdown

Yes - Roundabout

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Lazy, very lazy...

Not posting last night has left me feeling guilty depriving you of much needed tuneful goodness. Here's a bumper post to see you through the bank holiday should the Electric Chair prove too much tomorrow night.

Enjoy the extra day off.

Metro Area - Atmosphrique

ELO - Living Thing

Ripple - The Beat Goes On and On

DJ Medhi - Wee Bounce

The Emperor Machine - Monkey Overbite

Wendy and Bonnie - By The Sea

Thursday, 23 August 2007

We're gonna need a montage!

Francine McGee - Delirium

The Polyphonic Spree - Section 8 (Soldier Girl)

Hector Rivera - I Want A Chance For Romance

Wednesday, 22 August 2007


Christ I'm shattered - this will be short and sweet. During my travels I five star anything on the ipod that I think deserves posting but the issue trying to find the reason why you did that 7 days later.

Now I re-listen to everything before I blog aznd try and get a common theme on the go. All the posts tonight have soulful funk/groove to them with the real instrumentation. I was in the car today with Haydn lamenting that nobody makes records with full orchestras/backing vocals/horn sections anymore. Shame.

Some lavish spending on classy recordings in these days of bedroom productions would be a welcome return. No doubt you will all point out that all the tunes posted tonight are sampled to the high teeth but hey ho.

Embrace the deceit.

Love Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan Vocal Mix) - Man Friday

Don't Joke With A hungry Man - Quantic

How Do You Really Feel - Breakestra

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Steve Dahl sucks!

"I view house as disco's revenge," Frankie Knuckles.

Black Devil Disco Club - On Just Foot [Dub Version]

Handsome Boy Modeling School - The Truth feat Roisin Murphy

Jon Lucien (RIP) - Would You Believe In Me

Monday, 20 August 2007

The slog...

Manchester to Edinburgh and back gives you time to to make your way through umpteen Ipod shuffles, 'must listen to' playlists and various never touched albums from Napster. Here are the fruits of my listening labour for your pleasure. I did have a quite a few picked out but my ongoing issues with the damn machine means I can't get iTunes to convert the handful of m4a's to mp3 so I will leave you with the three that stood out and I will post the rest later. I am hating on my computer at the moment.

More modulating synths, an incredible bass performance from Atlantic Conveyor and a mad little tune from Herman's Rocket that's probably done the rounds endlessly on the blogs but it must be posted again.


Parallels - Invaders

Atlantic Conveyor - We Are

Herman's Rocket - Space Woman


Saturday, 18 August 2007

Electric Chair RIP

Inside... Mancunia... Six executions and counting...

Frank De Jo Jo Featuring Terri Pace - Turn Off The Lights

Irma Thomas - In Between Tears

Crue-L Grand Orchestra - Psycho Piano [Prins Thomas Diskomiks]

Friday, 17 August 2007

Yeah, yeah I missed a post...

Sorry guys it was my turn to post yesterday and I didn't.

OK - an ode to New York, modulated big tune electro and (sorry to beat you to it Haydn) an unbelievable dub mix from the Clash giving Simonon's bass room to breathe. Enjoy your weekend.

The Clash - Mustapha Dance
Whitenoise - Its What We Do
The Beastie Boys - An Open Letter To NYC (Removed
at the artist's request)

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Mel Cheren - Godfather of Disco

Visit Mel's world here

Arthur Russell - See My Brother, He's Jumping Out (Let's Go Swimming #1)

Rekid - Lost Star 6

Ashford and Simpson - Bourgie Bourgie

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Disco Jumpsuit Renegade

Just a quick one as I found two tracks that I was trying to blog during the great FTP blackout of last weekend in between dealing with my self loathing generated from a hefty Ikea flat-packing exercise.

French electro meets classic disco from 1979.

Tamiko Jones - I Can't Live Without Your Love
Kavinsky - Wayfarer (Plus Move Remix)


Sunday, 12 August 2007

We are back online...

The FTP issues are now sorted so onwards with the blogging.

After Tony Wilson passed away on Friday night I think it's important to mention Rob Gretton too. Hannett has had plenty of press regarding who he was and what he could do behind the desk  but Gretton tends to play a less well known role to the average music lover compared to Wilson and the prodigiously talented producer.

Gretton, in a bid to save his own job as Joy Division's manager actually thought up the idea of staying fully independent because there was no way he was going to get on a train twice a week to London to deal with southerners especially now he was tasting success with Factory in it's early guise. If Wilson had his own way he would have probably have sold the bands for the cash so the original plan went.

The Hacienda was also his idea.

So to fallen heroes; especially those with their own FAC number - Martin Hannett, Tony Wilson and FAC 511.

(Here's a few tracks to make up for the lack of posting.)

Dance Floor Modulator - Juan McLean
The Comeback - Madlib
No Sale No ID - The Emperor Machine
Space Rock - Rockets

Consequence - Bugz in the Attic


Saturday, 11 August 2007

In Memoriam: Anthony H. Wilson

Many liked you, others loathed you but your contribution to the cultural landscape of this fair city is immeasurable.

A true visionary.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

FTP Issues

Hi guys - having trouble getting the FTP site to work - I will post as soon as it becomes less temperamental...

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Hypnotizin' (Herb Alpert - Rise)

Osunlade - Blackman

Inner Life - Make It Last Forever

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Easy Money

Monday, 6 August 2007

The end is in sight...

Still blogging using my tracks at work and it's getting to me - it will soon be over, the computer shall be fixed and the source of all my power shall be returned!

Anyway, big shout out to everyone at Dpercussion in Castlefield at the weekend - I'd be amazed if there isn't funding found for that again next year - it's too good to let go - certainly the better DJ's/acts were on the small but awesome Sketch City stage from what Haydn and myself saw.

For everyone who missed it look no further than below:

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rogers Remix)

Pharoahe Monch - Agent Orange

Joe Claussel - Je Ka Jo

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Arthur Russell Movie

The Arthur Russell Documentary is a new film by Matt Wolf in production in New York and Oskaloosa, Iowa. Arthur Russell was an avant-garde cellist and disco producer who died in 1992. To find out more go to:

Dinosaur L - In The Cornbelt [Larry Levan Mix]

Marvin Gaye - Don't Mess With Mr. T

Queen - Fun It

Gary Numan - Films

Friday, 3 August 2007

Pre D-Percussion Posting...

Depending on what we hear at D-Percussion there could be some interesting posts after the weekend. Norman Jay from 4pm until 6-ish - see you there. Plus a shout out to our fellow Manchester-based bloggers 'Best Foot Forward' who have slot at the Sketch City stage going head to head against Norman.

£3 quid entry - worth every penny to see a melting pot of scallies, students and music snob's mingle together for a day in the Manchester sun

Mama (Metro Area Birthday Dub) - Hugh Masekela

We Got the Funk (12" US Re-Edit Version) - Positive Force

Girls in Hats (Kissy Sell Out Mix) - Loose Cannons


Thursday, 2 August 2007

Tribute to the Kalakuta Republic

To mark the tenth anniversary of the death of 'the Black President' here is our humble tribute to Fela Kuti.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 - Upside Down

Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 with Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free

Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight

Further reading:

The big Fela - Fela Kuti remembered (Observer Music Monthly, August 2004)

'He was in a godlike state' (The Guardian, July 2007)

Fela Kuti (Wikipedia)

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Bart Simpson vs the White Stripes

The Dynamics - Seven Nation Army

Edwin Starr - Get Up Whirlpool

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Congratulations

Loose Joints - Pop Your Funk