Mar
26
2017
0

Maskeraad

Marju Kuut – Maskeraad

Slow motion Estonian funk classic from the relatively rare Eesti Populaarset Muusikat 2-lp has a perfect blend of sensous soulfulness with hard hitting drums and guitars to please the hip teens on the floor.

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Dec
19
2016
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Sonny and the Babysitter

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Another incarnation of Renato Ulvioni, under his Leroy Vohn moniker, this time in 1977 as Sonny and the Babysitter, a project featuring also colleague Leezy Lazz AKA Loreno Lazzarini.

One of those classical case of disco-era releases sporting a totally weird, funny and random / politically uncorrect cover.

Result would have fitted perfectly in an italian b-movie to me, as, yes! it’s a guy with a mullet and big ‘taches looking at you and you know what that look stands for……….

Sonny and the babysitter – Easy construction

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Dec
17
2016
0

Pleasure Zone

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Funky stuff with a message.

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Dec
07
2016
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Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster

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G.R.C. Five – Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster

Irresistible psychic beach sounds to keep up the hope there will be next summer despite all this darkness. In the picture once again my favourite beach at cape Kolka in Latvija.

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Sep
21
2016
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Oliver Robotron

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Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – Oliver Robotron

Chase jazz, deep space mysticism, desert disco and sounds made by something in high heels sashaying up from the vaults of Cinecittá – Misha Panfilov Sound Combo’s latest seven combines all that without missing a beat. This is one of those rare records with both sides ready to go down a storm in a dark basement as well as by the pool at sunset. In other words, a perfect Overfitting Disco package.

Space Jogging has sharp electronic motifs that squirm around a huge bassline and fat beats but as always, we must look closely at the b-side. Oliver Robotron is a more detailed walk thru what seems like the neon lit back alleys Soho during the Cool Britannia era when it was still about proper old school clubbing. Here especially, Mr Panfilov and his gang  excel with ultrasharp playing and astute arrangements, keeping the incredients fresh with personal touches whilst looking towards the future.

Recorded in Estonia in 2016, out By Funk Night Records of Detroit.

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Aug
09
2016
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Movin’

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Simba – Movin’

Searing back to 1973 with buzzsaw guitars and everything else you need to feel like a rebel.

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Jul
04
2016
0

Dyn-O-Mite

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Billy Strange – Dyn-O-Mite

Guitarist does the right thing with his version of the Bazuka track.

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Jun
21
2016
0

Groovy Records For Driving At Night

groovy records photoI had nothing better to do tonight than drive pointlessly around the small country roads. Usually I like to go for a refreshing swim, but tonight I was feeling too lazy for anything that sensible. As I can’t afford a car with sexy engine noises it was something from the stereos then. If it sounds groovy in the car it sounds groovy anywhere? Here are a few examples tested. Sound qualities vary from vg- to near mint. Enjoy!

Igor Savin i Orkestar Stanka Selaka – U Mukama Rođena

Philippe Chany – Lettre À Monsieur Le Législateur (De La Loi Sur Les Stupéfiants)

Tribu Bantu – Elephants In Love

Grand Prix – Grand Prix

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May
26
2016
0

Rub Out

rub outJeff Britton & The Spitfires – Rub Out

Psyched break classic rocks any floor.

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Apr
29
2016
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Weird And Wonderful

wawBrute Force And His Drum – Weird And Wonderful

It’s International Dance Day! Each to their own. I like it weird and wonderful.

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Mar
30
2016
0

The Charts

Bloggers list their current or eternal faves. It’s all here, from cheap one euro finds to collectable obscurities to tracks mirroring their hard-to-explain personal obsessions.

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Chambizango:
Franco Tomassini – Gli Ultimi Tempi
Samira Bensaid – Bitakat Bob
Drums Music Show – Samedi Soir
Babette – Libre Comme Le Vent
Edma – A Depi Ki Tan Roun Etranje

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Spaceorgy:
Cento – Photocrome
Danyel Gérard – Le Vieux de la Montagne
Love Rose – Tickle Me
Regina Shakti – Ishivara Hare
The Freedom Machine – Free Love

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Anssi:
Zdenka Kovačiček – Elektra
Aлександр Градский – ?!
Ken Elliot – Body Music
Schaltkreis Wassermann – Hyperspace
New Sound – Summernight Dance

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Nixxon:
Inka – Schritte
Gli Opera – 1000 Anni Luce
Christian Bruhn – Zora La Rousse
Cogwheel – Perpetuum Parallaxis
Duncan Mackay – Gin Seng

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Italocarlito:
Cocktail Naif – Love Concert
Feliciano – Ricordi
Miro – Safari of Love
Afro Rhythm Group – Sexy Safari
Nico Fidenco – Make Love On The Wing

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Jussi:
Rinaldo’s Band – Campasino (instrumental)
Desert Express – Disco Piper
Los Bomberos – Ninas
Banzai & Les Glodettes – Viva America / Rythm America
Prince Albert Orchestra – Try To Satisfy Me (12”)

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Mar
24
2016
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Fix

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Fix – Lindude Järele

Fix – Ebauhtlane Sirge

Enigmatic entries from Estonia, made in 1975.

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Mar
23
2016
0

Go Go Golem

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Golem Orchestra – Go Go Golem

Golem Orchestra – Memphis Tennessee

It’s all about the outré sleeve really but two of the tracks on the 1985 album made in Praque – where a Golem was reportedly created from clay by a 16th century rabbi – have a certain charm if you can take the brass section. The 2nd tune is a take on a Chuck Berry evergreen. Chuck Berry is a rock and roll legend who at one point got involved with a fourteen-year-old Apache waitress at his nightclub. When questioned about this he replied “She was anything but innocent”. Berry later had a huge hit “My Ding-a-Ling”, an infectious sing-along song about penises.

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Oct
12
2015
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Hit Machine (UK)

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Hit Machine – Hit Machine

No relation to the Kyohei Tsutsumi And His 585 Band album apart from the year of release, 1976. This one is British and the b-side of a boring tune called Would You Dance.

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Oct
07
2015
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The Variety Orchestra of the Bulgarian Radio

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The Variety Orchestra of The Bulgarian Radio – Everlasting Love

The one person who made it all possible for the Bulgarian jazz funk scene is Dr. Emil Iliev, also a well known dermatologist and acupuncturist.

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Aug
18
2015
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Funky Dromedary

fdp1Synthesizers Unlimited – Funky Dromedary

Library sounds for the psyched riders in the night.

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Jul
16
2015
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Jabula

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Assagai – Jabula

South African-British radness from 1973. Perfect hot summer sounds any year anywhere.

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Apr
08
2015
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Midnight Movers

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Midnight Movers Unlimited- Follow The Wind

As one drifts through the soundscapes occasionally there’s a curious feeling of something lacking, even with most sound elements present in at least some capacity. Could it be you need to get funked more, early 70s style? Try the Midnight Movers as they recorded in 1972.

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Mar
12
2015
0

Basic Laws

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Miroslav Vitous – Basic Laws

“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.” – James Howe

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Feb
04
2015
0

We Can Live Together

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Oberreit & Wieser – We Can Live Together

Oberreit & Wieser – Do it

A tribal tattoo does not spell cool, hot music does.

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