John Miles - Slow Down
Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)
Johnny Walker - Funky Trip
Friday, 31 August 2007
Thursday, 30 August 2007
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.
Prinzhorn Dance School - Up! Up! Up!
Greenery - Quasimoto
Silver Apples - Gypsy Love
Posted by Tom at 22:16
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
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
Tags: The Fabulous Souls
Tags: David Axelrod
Posted by Tom at 22:07
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Sunday, 26 August 2007
Saturday, 25 August 2007
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
Posted by Tom at 21:50
Thursday, 23 August 2007
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
Posted by Tom at 22:25
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Monday, 20 August 2007
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
Tags: Hermans Rocket
Tags: Atlantic Conveyor
Posted by Tom at 21:47
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Friday, 17 August 2007
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)
Posted by Tom at 21:10
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
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)
Tags: Tamiko Jones
Tags: Plus Move
Posted by Tom at 10:05
Sunday, 12 August 2007
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
Tags: Juan Mclean
Tags: The Emperor Machine
Tags: Bugz in the Attic
Posted by Tom at 20:43
Saturday, 11 August 2007
Thursday, 9 August 2007
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Monday, 6 August 2007
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
Posted by Tom at 18:18
Sunday, 5 August 2007
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: www.arthurrussellmovie.com
Dinosaur L - In The Cornbelt [Larry Levan Mix]
Marvin Gaye - Don't Mess With Mr. T
Queen - Fun It
Gary Numan - Films
Posted by Haydn at 19:00
Friday, 3 August 2007
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
Tags: Hugh Masekela
Tags: Postive Force
Tags: Loose Cannons
Posted by Tom at 15:30
Thursday, 2 August 2007
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
The big Fela - Fela Kuti remembered (Observer Music Monthly, August 2004)
'He was in a godlike state' (The Guardian, July 2007)
Fela Kuti (Wikipedia)
Posted by Haydn at 11:44