Jul
16
2015
0

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
0

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
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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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Dec
04
2014
1

Coming & Going

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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Coming & Going

Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the most noted Brazilian musicans, the composer of “The Girl from Ipanema”, in icon of cool, did he really do something like this? A few snatches of the stuff was heard in a muted form in the 1970 film The Adventureres but the track itself was never included in the offical, internationally realesed soundtrack. Here it is now, in it’s fully audible, uncensored glory!

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Nov
16
2014
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子連れ狼 地獄へ行くぞ!大五郎

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Kunihiko Murai – 子連れ狼 地獄へ行くぞ!大五郎 (Kodure Ookami Jigoku/White Heaven and Hell

Hideaki Sakurai – 子連れ狼 冥府魔道 (Kodure Ookami Maifumando/Baby Cart in the Land of Demons)

More themes from the legendary Lone Wolf & Cub series of films from the early seventies about Ogami Itto, an wandering assassin and his extremely fashionably dressed little son, Daigoro. White Heaven and Hell begins like a Love Unlimited tune, then breaks into a seriously funky club number. Baby Cart in the Land of Demons is a jazzy dancefloor track.

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Oct
05
2014
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Freddi and Henchi

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Freddi and Henchi – Cartoon People

Long time we dropped science so here’s a sure shot to make up for it.

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Sep
09
2014
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Crazy Spider

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Gum Bisquit – Crazy Spider

This is how psych should sound. If it was injectable, i believe it would be the strongest and most addictive drug on the market. Watch out for this spider, it’s lethal! Italy ’74

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Aug
12
2014
0

Dis Go Dis Way

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Mother’s Finest – Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way (1977)

It sounds like a cut-up edit, but it is not, it is the original version.

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Aug
12
2014
1

Manila Sound

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I was busy being a child in the 70s and had no chance to check the disco action in Manila – must have been hot according to the Orchestra Fango (B-side, Italy, 1977).

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Jul
30
2014
0

Pierre Spiers

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Pierre Spiers – Soul Makossa

Another famous French composer-arranger-hammond organ guru gets a cool fingersnapping groove going with an established disco hit.

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Jun
19
2014
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I Am Afraid Of Losing You

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CrossFit is so 2008. The hottest exercise routine for this summer is the OverFit Funky Dance available at the coolest clubs. If you’re feeling funky, but the dj just can’t get you movin’, it’s perfectly alright to ask politely, could you please play something from the Ramasandiran Somusundaram long play and you will live happily ever after.

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May
31
2014
0

Freedom’s Coming

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My anthem for the summer of love.

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Apr
30
2014
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Good Time Girl

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Burano and his Gypsie Caravan – Good Time Girl

When this girl enter the room everyone will have a good time. Lots of sound bending and other kinds of synth freakout on this French moog monster from ’73.

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Apr
10
2014
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Waiting for your Love

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Usje Sukatma – Waiting For Your Love (1983)

Repressed in 2011.

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Apr
06
2014
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Night People Mix (Times Square, October 1976)

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Night People Mix

The 3rd in the series based on the club lists in Vince Aletti’s book The Disco Files. The time is October 1976, the music tracks like Night People by Fantastic Four that were introduced at discos earlier as promos and imports. Now out commercially, the records are being pumped thru radios all over, in cars, stores, cocktail bars, hair salons, especially in New York.

The heart of New York is awash with the sound. Talking about Times Square area, the neon-lit urban jungle of blocks around Broadway and Seventh & Eight Avenue, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Massage parlours, fast food joints, cinemas showing grotesque exploitation and porn films 24 hours a day, every day of the year. People pushing and shoving, loitering around doorways, pimps, pushers, prostitutes, junkies and alcoholics everywhere. Weird smells, smoke, deafening noise, sirens, screams, disco music.

This rich undergrowth of American culture is all gone now, nothing remains of the once vibrant, dangerous and exciting scene. All the cinemas are either gone or transformed and the filth is all cleaned up. Where once films like Rump Humpers or Trap Them And Kill Them lured in the curious or the homeless the latest Pixar animations now play for whole families. Everything is destroyed forever.

The Story is best told in Tales Of Times Square by Josh Alan Friedman, out by Feral House Books as an expanded edition:
“A six-foot-tall black hooker in a blond wig comes strutting down Eighth Avenue. “Wanna go out?” she asks to businessmen walking by. No response. “Looking for a date?”. No-one acknowledges her presence. She stands more aggressively in the middle of the sidewalk, grabbing pedestrians. “Wanna date, honey? Lookin for some sex? Wanna good time? How ‘bout a suck and fuck?”. Everybody just brushes her aside. She feels desperate and screams “DON’T NO ONE WANNA PAY FOR MAH PUSSY?”.

You get to go to Platos’s Retreat, live shows offering couples on stage, greasy restaurants, whorehouses, strip clubs plus all the grindhouses and pornies like The Harem on 249 West: “A double bill of second-run porn is showing, Titillation and Never Enough. Two long, narrow rows of seats are occupied by black transvestites, pre-op transsexuals, subway toilet queens, and confused Japanese tourists. Night and day, they live here for five bucks. Not one empty seat. Ghastly, open-mouthed faces lie unconscious, others are smoking, wheezing, spitting, festering in the warmth of each other’s disease.”

I so want to go back to Times Square but can’t. We still have the music, though.

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Mar
27
2014
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Funk Samba

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Ambros Seelos – Funk Samba

Hot semi-authentic Brazilian funk grooves made in Southern Tyrol. In the picture, fabulous lounge chairs designed By Oscar Niemeyer, the legendary Brazilian architect who died in 2012 aged 105.

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Mar
11
2014
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La Martinique, New York

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La Martinique, New York

Starting a new series focusing on playlists featured in Vince Aletti’s book Disco Files.

On page 49 dj Raymond Goynes lists his top ten for the week of December 28 1974 at La Martinique in New York. The titles include kickass boogiestyle cuts like Philadelphia by B.B. King, Express By B.T.Express and both the Gene Page and Love Unlimited Ork versions of Barry White’s Satin Soul. Many of the other records popular in clubs during the week like Get Dancin’ by Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, one of the biggest hits of the season, don’t get mentioned but it’s quite possible that at least this hilarious/awful/fascinating fave got spinned at La Martinique as well. Hear some of Get Dancin’ in the mix and see what you think. Crap or grand?

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Feb
23
2014
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Mandingo War Dance

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Mandingo – War Dance

Mandingo – Kiss Of Death

Classics of the month.

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Jan
19
2014
0

Ritual Dance Of The Reptiles

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Progressive break for those irrational moments on the floor (US, 1970).

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