Thursday, 27 March 2008

Ugly Talented Mix Series: No.3 - Another Night On Earth

Once again we are honoured to present an amazing mix from our friends electric. This time we present a mix from the foremost mp3 blog in the Southern Hemisphere, Another Night On Earth.

Chris Keyz, who runs this fine blog, will need no introduction to many of you as his blog reaches far and wide - but this isn't just down to Chris being one of the nicest blokes out there, no Sir. It is basically due to his high musical standards and impeccable eye (as can be seen in his choice of picture for his Hot R.S - Slow Blow post from a few weeks back).

There's plenty in the pipeline from Chris to look out for but in the meantime make sure to check out his Press Play series of mixes as well as more of his own mixes which you can find strewn across cyberspace if you know where to look. For this mix Chris gives us an insight into his love of midtempo groovers mixing new releases with some firm favourites thrown in for good measure.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Chris Keyz...

LoveBubble a mix by Chris Keyz for Ugly Talented

Thanks to all who contributed to the playlist challenge. Chris has now put us out of our collective misery - many thanks go out to him again for a fantastic mix.

01. Tom Scott - Burundi Beat
02. DJ Harvey - Shine On (edit of Bill Withers - You Got The Stuff)
03. Be - Provelove (remix/edit of Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love)
04. Hot Coins - Dance Valet
05. Randee Jean - Pruning
06. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
07. Jackson Jones - Put Your Pants On (Pilooski Edit)
08. Modern Sound Corprotaion - Safari pt2
09. Escort - Starlight
10. Beauregard, Violetti & Ste-Claire - Ce Soir (Mike Burns Edit)
11. Fern Kinney - Groove Me (Cosmo Vitelli Re-Edit)
12. The Main Stem - Nubile Disco (sketch)
13. Lovefingers - Zoysia
14. Caroline Crawford - Coming On Strong (Floordub 'Coming On Slow' Edit)
15. Coke Escovedo - Runaway

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Minnie, Sammy and Richard

Minne Riperton, Sammy Davis Jnr and Richard Pryor. Plus a lion. And some guy on the end who I don't know - but he's not important.

Minnie Riperton - Every Time He Comes Around

The Long Blondes - Five Ways to End It (Erol Alkan 12" Mix)

King Tubby - I Jah Dub

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Greg Wilson - On The Tube

Respect to Mr Electrofunk himself for schooling the nation about how to dj back in the Eighties.

I'm not going to even mention the perm, instead I'm going to point you in the direction of Greg's excellent web site where he gives the full story of his first appearance on The Tube...

Sugardaddy - Love On The Attack

Only Child feat. Amp Fiddler - You Bring Me Vibes [Theo Parrish Ugly Edit]

Fresh Band - Come Back Lover

Sunday, 16 March 2008

It's taken until March...

... but I've finally heard an album that's blown me away. Hercules and Love Affair eponymous debut is cracking - truly brilliant. We posted a few bits of them recently but go and buy it or download it here. There's also a free track from their website if you sign up.

Movin' on we have Danny Wang, GQ plus Regeneration and Stanley Cowell for your aural pleasure. Check out GQ in the video above...

Daniel Wang - 24 To Vector Z

GQ - DIsco Nights (Rock Freak) 12" Version

Regeneration and Stanley Cowell - Trying To Find A Way

Sunday, 9 March 2008

The Good Stuff

Tim Golsdworthy getting his hands on Joakim, the much loved and truely 'Ugly Talented' Emperor Machine and Frankie doing 'Blind'.

Joakim - Lonely Hearts (Loving Hands Remix by Tim Goldsworthy)

Emperor Machine - Slap On

Hercules and Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)




Sunday, 2 March 2008

The Loosener

Just getting back into this as promised - Iwas listening to my iPod on my way back from Scotland and came across this FM Doom and Aesop Rock tune with Prefuse 73. Hip Hop with live instuments has Ugly Talented written all over it. Check out some of their live videos on Youtube but this clip is fromThe End of Biters - I love the effort that goes into animated videos these days...

Prefuse 73 ft. FM Doom & Aesop Rock - 13 Black List

Q - The Voice of Q

Creative Source - You Can't Hide Your Love

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Hold on...

... I am posting shortly.

Between moving jobs this week and leaving my old role Haydn has single handedly kept the ship on an even keel - and done a beautifiul job of it too. I should go missing more often to keep the quality high.

I've literally listened to nothing in the past month so I am dying to get back into the swing of things. There are a few changes to our hosting happening in the next 24 hours - once we clear that I can get the tracks posted and away we go.

I think I need to get down to Piccadilly Records and the Vinyl Exchange to bolster my musical library given that Haydn has blown me out of the water with nothing but funky goodness since January.

Only 789 posts to clear on Google Reader and normality shall ensue.