Francois Villon (1431-1461) was an all around hellraiser, bon vivant and one of the most admired French poets. His often suggestive rhymes got the club treatment during the late 1980s, first by Culture Beat & Jo Van Nelson with Der Erdbeermund and immediately after by Lyric Expedition & Romy Haag with Susse Kirschen. Both are here and belong to the classic Berlin cabaret tradition, originally pioneered by acts like Marlene Dietrich and Max Hansen after WW1.
Perfect proto-house tune from 2nd and last album of Klaus Nomi (“Simple Man”, 1982) — man who played with pop-music as just with a favourite toy.
Nomi was also a co-producer of the song (and of the whole album too). Second big name in a studio was the synthesizer’s programmer — Man Parrish.
Something fresh and funky, cute, and freshly cut. I don’t really know if this sound really fits to the blog right now but this makes me feel soOo good. I’ll let you just take a lick to taste… Listen here @ soundcloud.com
And even more because I can’t resist ! (more…)
Soviet electronic disco from “Flights in Dreams and in Reality” film (1982, composer — Vadim Khrapachyov).
You also may see here a typical house-party of soviet creative “intelligentsia”.
It’s always interesting to discover nodes where music flow changed its direction, especially when these nodes are the songs. Here are a few of such milestone songs.
“The Love I Lost” of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International Records, 1973) gave to world “Four-on-the-Floor” rhythm pattern.
BTW 2nd pretender to the palm is Temptation’s “Law Of The Land” (Motown, 1973), but actually it has only 4/4 kick drum without hissing open hi-hat.
Certainly I could not miss the song that gifted its own standard rhythm pattern to Hip-Hop. This is fabulous The Soul Searchers’ “Ashley’s Roachclip” (Sussex, 1974). Short drum break on 3:31 and the rest is… 5 pages on whosampled.com.
“Russians Got Groove” group keeps on surprising, and I’d like to present you 3 of most impressive new tracks:
The Noodleman, popular DJ and remixer from Canada kindly shared his deep-house remix of 1981 “I’m No Longer Jealous” – song of Alla Pugacheva, main soviet pop-diva of ‘70s.
Disco-veteran KMTR dug out his 2001 mash-up remix of legendary Zodiac. I’d describe style of track as “… cosmic plague flies from deep space, and no one will survive because we can’t stop dancing…”.
And finally a heartstopper from Siberian Mosquit0!: edit of Valentina Tolkunova’s song with hard to translate name – something like “Love as a swan…”. This is a rare example of soviet Gothic.
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Technically, I would call that an edit, but just like the Voyage track by his mate Kris Menace (they both love House Of Music apparently!) I couldn’t find a mention to the original material anywhere in the credits. Whatever, the track rocks.
Lifelike – Heatwave (2011)
No real news here, just a very fine edit by the amazing Leftside Wobble that deserves a big nod IMHO.
Change was already minimal disco, it’s even more minimal, but almost house, and with mucho gusto for sure.
From the Soundcloud page:
Something that’s forthcoming. This ones an unashamed screamer (featuring a massive Jocelyn Brown chorus), reworked from the Change track, Angel In My Pocket. It’s also the first Leftside Wobble collaboration, (done with Guy Williams, one of DJ’s behind the Black Rabbit and Reverso parties).
Likely to do some other mixes on this too. Jx
It’s been released on vinyl since then.
The B side of the Alain Band 7” record features a conventional piece of instrumental disco, with drums and horns.
It also appears that a very first version of this tune exists, dating back from 1974: I really don’t know whether it’s the same as the 1977 one.
This one’s a classic hit single but the different mixes are soOo efficient to me that I can’t resist to share the groove!
2nd version appears on Ali Love’s album and single in a dirty style and another juicy mix by Sébastien Léger turning to acid.
The Futur Minds Atari demo crew, circa 1991. I don’t remember any of their demos though, too bad. K. Prima, the sound artist of the team, is the second one on the right.
Kelton Prima – Disco Tonic (2009)
Kelton Prima – Night Ridin’ (2009)
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It must be the most popular hit by this chamber orchestra led by the composer Giampiero Reverberi. Certainly not a masterpiece but the melody is very nice… and the following recent “covers” are even more entertaining IMHO:
Here’s another french touch on the blog with this punchy tribal tech-house produced by “Monsieur” Garnier with the participations of Scan X on the mixing/sound design and Benjamin Rippert on the synthesizer (Minimonsta).