Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Ugly Talented Mix Series: No 4 - Beat Electric


Sweet lord, Christmas has come early! Yes sir!

And so the Ugly Talented Mix Series rolls on after a brief hiatus and we're kicking this refreshed feature off with one of the best blogs out there. It's a genuine personal favourite of both myself and Haydn plus home to my most used 'smart playlist' on my Ipod.

Beat Electric deliver some of the best unsung and rare Disco-Lazer-Soul-Uber-Funk goodness that you will ever hear courtesy of our San Francisco brethren ripping vinyl 'til their fingers bleed. Subscribe now - your life is about to get so much better.

About 6 months ago our fellow Manchester bloggers 'Cosmic Disco' secured an awesome mix from Beat Electric and I seethed with jealousy for days. I can now finally lay that ghost to rest.

Here's the blurb from the West Coast boogie kings on the mix...

Here is a collection of tunes that have a synthy disco sound and a post disco, boogie feel. Trademarks of this sound are live drums, analogue synthesizers and funky bass lines. The mix follows a continuum of influence and contrasting styles of the music that gets us excited at Beat Electric. This is an all vinyl mix that was executed on a 1978 Bozak mixer that came out of the Midtown Manhattan club Inferno.

You all know how this works - let us know what the tracks are and we'll update you as you post comments. I'll have one eye on the responses and keep the track listing in check as you go.

Many thanks go out to the Beat Electric crew for pulling this together and not telling us where to get off after I did a bit of chasing. 'Tis truly an honour.

Enjoy.

Ugly Talented Mix Series; No 4 - Beat Electric - Dancing In The Clouds Mix

Demis Roussos - I Dig You (7") 1977
Stargard - Wear It Out (Instrumental) 1979
Alphonse Mouzon - I'm Glad That You're Here (Disconet Remix) 1981
One On One - Body Music (Long Version) 1981
Tempest Trio - Do You Like The Way That It Feels (12") 1979
Stephanie Mills - Put Your Body In It (12") 1979
Yvonne Gage - Garden Of Eve (Long Version) 1981
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? (Female Vocal) 1980
Janice Christie - One Love (12") 1985
Funk Deluxe - This Time (Dub Version) 1984
Legacy - Word Up (Instrumental) 1982
Cashmere - Do It Anyway You Wanna (Instrumental)
First Love - It's A Mystery To Me (12") 1982


If you've not helped yourselves to our other mix series, check out the list on the right hand side of the blog.

42 comments:

JoJo said...

Track 4 - Stargard Wear It Out Instrumental version. Ace mix. Cheers

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Yes Jojo - good call. Some tougher ones though...

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Track 2 actually but near enough.

Shotsy said...

Right, first things first. superb mix. Track 8 is Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? but maybe a different version. Dunno?

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Mills "Put Your Body In It" 20th Century Fox Records (1979)

Johno said...

Track 3 is Alphonse Mouzon - I'm Glad That You're Here but a remixed version and track 4 is
One On One - Body Music. Incredible mix!

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Nice one Johno!

Anonymous said...

The first one is Demi Roussos - I dig you
(but the bass is boosted I think)
Original song was Odyssey - Who, which was in Pilooski's Dirty Space Disco compilation. What an awesome track!
Cheers!

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Top shout - Demi it is. Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

#5 Tempest Trio - Do You Like The Way That It Feels (Marlin, 1979)

Anonymous said...

#8 Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (West End, 1980)

Anonymous said...

#9 Janice Christie - One Love (Supertronics, 1985)

Anonymous said...

#11 Legacy - Word Up (Brunswick, 1982)

Anonymous said...

#13 First Love - It's A Mystery To Me (Chycago International Music, 1982)

Tom Ugly Talented said...

All spot on - only 7, 10 and 12 to go.

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Haydn's nailed the remaining tracks but I'm not going to stick them up - anyone else know the remaining three?

Beat Electric said...

Thanks for the comments,
The Loose Joints track is the Female Vocal version and it is a Larry Levan Mix. The Demis Rousos track was taken from the 7" where it is a b side. None of the tracks have been modified or EQed at all, they didn't even go through the tone circuit.

Cheers, LeBaron

Boo said...

It's my first visit on your great blog, I came along through Beatelectric...
Track 7 is :

* Yvonne Gage - Garden Of Eve - Atlantic - 81.

I can't manage to download this good mix though.
Maybe You could help ? - -
Thanks for keeping the vibe alive !

Boo said...

#10 is

Funk Deluxe - This Time - Salsoul - 1984.
(Randy Muller production).

Boo said...

(...it was the instrumental version of 'This time' by 'Funk Deluxe' i must say. [12"])

& #12 is

Cashmere - Do It Anyway You Wanna (Instrumental) - Philly World Records - 1983.

GOOOOOD Instrumental ! ! !

Boo said...

I changed a few settings & now i can download as usual, don't bother, thanks.

Tom Ugly Talented said...

Cheers Boo - I checked the download and it seemed fine. Glad you got your hands on it. There we go - all sorted - excellent stuff from the Beat Electric Team!

professor Eddy said...

I always like the things the Beat Electric guys do and again they put a great mix together! The 1978 selftitled album by Demis Roussos is one of the best disco albums ever. I like every mix with this big guy squeezed into it! ;-)

chris keys said...

just got round to listening to this - ace mix folks!!! thanks.. hey guys whats with the slow posting?? hurry up ;) hope u are all well

Chris

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Requesting help from bloggers all around: Any one who knows what's happened to the lovefingers blog?

P. said...

Great mix - Cheers!

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