Sep
27
2017
0

Dun Wanna

Since we started about eight years ago the scene has been going places via the scenic route. It’s been substantially more good looking. Dancing and conversation and the whole bit started responding better to our kind of rhythm, tone, body movement, happy accidents and celestial mechanics. Now intelligence meets ecstasy with a samurai-like sharpness.

Along with disco, discoesque boogie has during these years been injected into our DNA. That kind of vibes are radiating strongly in the UK now, as can be heard in Burnin’, the brand new first realese by Birmingham band Dun Wanna. The track is offically coming out tomorrow Thursday the 28th and is already  getting air play in the city, playing to win.

The music is sleek but strong and not suffering from minimalist bulimia. The arrangement is contemporary in an astute way and we are among it’s areas of responsibility. Above is a preview clip courtesy of one of the band members, so take a listen!

https://www.facebook.com/dunwannauk/

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Dec
08
2013
0

Francois Villon

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Francois Villon

Max Hansen – Einmal Möcht Ich Keine Sorgen Haben

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.

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Apr
27
2012
5

Meet Ivan Dorn

Yesterday he sampled “Apache” and revived Chicago sound.

 

Tomorrow he’s gonna tear up all the world’s hit-parades.

He is Ivan Dorn from Russia

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Apr
21
2012
1

Klaus Nomi “Icurok”

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.

Klaus Nomi- Icurok

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Feb
19
2012
0

On a sun day… “There I Was”.

Chris Malinchak – There I Was (2012)

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…)

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Jan
27
2012
0

Flights in Dreams and in Reality

Soviet electronic disco from “Flights in Dreams and in Reality” film (1982, composer — Vadim Khrapachyov).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMaiNp-apgU&feature=player_embedded
You also may see here a typical house-party of soviet creative “intelligentsia”.

 

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Jan
09
2012
3

Drums that changed a world

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN7mQtcLRCs&feature=player_embedded

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.

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Sep
04
2011
1

Still Got the Groove

“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.

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1334244″]

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…”.

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/19493680″]

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.

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/15005806″]

Look inside for more!

 

 

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Feb
27
2011
0

Heatwave

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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)

If you don’t know the original yet (that’s impossible) you can take a look here, there, or even here for the B side.

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Aug
19
2010
1

Pocket Angel Leftside Wobble

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No real news here, just a very fine edit by the amazing Leftside Wobble that deserves a big nod IMHO.

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/leftside-wobble/pocket-angel-stripped-edit[/soundcloud]

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.

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Feb
25
2010
1

Hold-Up

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Alain Band/Hot City Simphony – Hold Up (1977)

The B side of the Alain Band 7” record features a conventional piece of instrumental disco, with drums and horns.

Louis Chedid, the composer, remade Hold Up in 1984, but it’s honestly not as good as the original one. A much better remake was recently done from samples off this 1984 track by the great LoSoul:

Louis Chedid – Hold Up (LoSoul Re-Edit) (2010)

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.

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Sep
29
2009
3

Joris Voorn

 

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Joris Voorn – Chase the mouse (original mix)

Joris Voorn – We’re all clean (original mix)

By Joris Voorn (2009) from the Netherlands where disco was king back in the days.

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Jun
29
2009
4

Secret Sunday Lover

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1gnition – Secret Sunday Lover (Greg Wilson Edit)

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!

1st release in 2007 produced by Ignition a UK  based band formed by Ali Love & Marcus J Knight with Eon including Greg Wilson‘s epic mix.

Ali Love – Secret Sunday Lover

2nd version appears on Ali Love’s album and single in a dirty style and another juicy mix by Sébastien Léger turning to acid.

Ali Love – Secret Sunday Lover (Sebastien Ledger Remix)

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May
12
2009
2

Disco Tonic

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Kelton Prima – Disco Tonic (2009)

Kelton Prima – Night Ridin’ (2009)

From The Arrival EP on Disco Praline, home of Odessa (BTW, check out her own version of Spacer Woman produced by Alden Tyrell, yummy!) and Starlight Boyz.

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Mar
09
2009
0
Feb
09
2009
47

What is that song ?

Please try to identify those following samples.

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Jan
26
2009
0

Most Sexiest Music

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The Millioners – Most Sexiest Music (2007)

The Millioners are “4 dudes” like they introduce themselves on their profile coming from Finland (more…)

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Jan
19
2009
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Jan
08
2009
0

La Serenissima

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Rondò Veneziano – La Serenissima (1982)

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:

The Bloody Beetroots – We Are From Venice (2007)

The “in da hype” masked Italians from Bloody transform it into a distorted anthem. While Riton as a side-project keeps it slow and hypnotic adding repetitive vocals.

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – La Serenissima (2008)

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Jan
04
2009
0

Back To My Roots

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Laurent Garnier – Back To My Roots
(Original Afrodiziac Mix)

(Listen to the full track)

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).

Back To My Roots EP” released in 2008 for Innervisions.

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