Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Limited edition of 4400 given away at the Haçienda
on Christmas Eve 1982.The label bears the message:
MERRY XMAS FROM THE HAÇIENDA
AND FACTORY RECORDS.
PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL MEMBERS.
Track titles are not printed on the record,
but they are commonly referred to using the titles below.
"Rocking Carol" is also known as "We Will Rock You".
NEW ORDER - ROCKING CAROL
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Either you believe it or not this oriental tune that should appeal to hardcore balearic fans,was released on Factory records.Perhaps the weirdest record to be released of the manchester label,maybe as an attempt to lure audiences that were into ethnic world music.The single flopped without selling a single copy at the time.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Favorite Balearic track of the month
"You are now looking at the second A.B.C.
recording. The A side is a song called "Poison
Arrow" torn from the events of my personal life
away from the glare of publicity. Many of you out
there may think standing in the spotlight brings
many rewards. But let me tell you, the fruits of fame
can be sour and I too have my private moments.
However it is my duty and privilege to share some
of these experiences with you.
Love's Ammunition, A Poison Arrow or the pain
received at the hands of Cupid. But then again - a
love affair without a broken heart? Like making an
omelette without breaking an egg.
The flip-side houses "Theme from Man Trap," the
result of a late night spent with my producer Trevor
Horn and piano accompanist.
Our first disc registered strongly in the
popularity charts but none of this woould have been
possible without you, the discerning customer.
I hope you enjoy this record as much as we
enjoyed making it. Be young. Be foolish. Be
ABC - Poison Arrow (Lounge mix)
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The loved-up rave scene was a fertile climate
for the proliferation of New Agey ideas.
Between 1988 and 1990 ,there was a subtle
modulation -from music to lose yourself in (acieed)
to find yourself in (ambient house)
S'EXPRESS - MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND (ELEVATION MIX)
INNOCENCE - NATURAL THING
Thursday, November 26, 2009
''The original idea behind 808 State's ''Pacific''
was an attempt at modern equivalent of fifties
'exotica' :Graham Massey was a big fun of Martin Denny,
who's tiki music (quasi-Polynesian mood-music for suburban
cocktail parties)often featured tropical bird-calls.
On the album 90,'Sunrise' was a far superior take on the same idea.
tendrils of flute,mist-swirls of spectral sample-texture and lambent
synth-horizons conjure up a Polynesian dawnscape.
On this track and the earlier 'State Ritual' (which sounded like
aborigines trying to make Acid House using flutes and wooden
gourds),808 State are denizens of the 'Fourth World'(Jon Hassell's
term for a future fusion that melded Western hi-tech and traditional
ethnic musics as sketched on albums like Dream Theory In Malaya)''
words Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash)
808 STATE - SUNRISE
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This is great documentary on Factory records and their darlings.New Order,Martin Hannet,Saville,Mike Pickering,A Certain Ratio.It's all here plus some rare footage of Tony Wilson's ''willy''.Some really funny stuff going on in here like Gillian Gilbert sharing a bathtub with Tony Wilson and Hooky riding on a cross motorbike.Check out you tube for the rest of the parts as i never found any copy of this.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
1.Stomu Yamashta - Mysteries of love
2.Afternoon Delights - Midnight eyes
3.Fever Ray - Triangle walks
4.Coyote - Mongolia
5.Primal Scream -Higher than the sun (Tone 396 mix)
6.Al Di Meola ft Steve Winwood -Time is here
7.Don Cherry -Universal mother
8.Pacific - From outer space
9.Alan Parsons Proj. - Paseo de gracia
10.Future World Orchestra - Mission completed
11.The Grid - Rollercoaster (Global Com.intro)
12.Miyazama - Anjos irmaos (Rainer Truby Trio mix)
13.Ratatat - Swisha
14.Frank Sinatra - Wee small hours
15.Laurie Anderson - Speak my language
16.Architeq - Twilight
17.Nino Ferrer - Looking for you
In the wee small hours of the morning mix
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Great documentary on the Manchester scene for Granada TV.A lot of classic,a lot of oversized pants,a lot of bandwagon jumpers,a lot of factory,rave on,a lot of e,Shaun Ryder and the gang Stone Roses juts like angels,Grand Central Design,The Traitor Bar.Maybe bit dated but everyone who claims that never wore a pair of pants that looked like a bag is a liar.You can find the rest parts of the documentary by pressing
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is a song i had posted on this blog about a year ago.I just thought it would be cool to post the video for the song featuring my teenage hero without a last name.The mysterious Mr Lawrence shows you how you can look cool wearing while singing one of my favourite lyrics ever ''I just wish my life would be as strange as a conspiracy''.If there was a title for the most esthete band in the world Felt would effortlessly win it.They were,are and will be the most spectacular band in my world.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
tomorrow night (Saturday 24 October )
A live DJ set with House Of House (NYC)
& Still Going (DFA).
We are doing some warm up for them,
so it's a good chance to see some of you there.
Release the pleasure.. On the floor..
House Of House is the NYC-based dance music
duo of Saheer Umar (Super Family)
& Olivier"Liv"Spencer (Still Going, DFA)
House Of House was formed to inject a grandiose
and soul-searing bit of drama onto the dance floor,
a lost element that made legends of the great clubs
Influenced by the classic sounds of New York
& N.Jersey Deep House,seminal Techno outfits like
Basic Channel & Underground Resistance
and the soulful sounds of Imagination,
Womack & Womack and Sade.
This winter House Of House releases their debut 12",
Rushing to Paradise (Walkin' These Streets),
on Brooklyn-based cult label, Whatever We Want Rec.
(Quiet Village, Map of Africa).
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Ubangi were a Scandinavian band back in 83'.
The first L.P was recorded at Music Mill, Kumla, Närke, Sweden.
and mixed at BASTUN, Stockholm for Sound Of Scandinavia.
The lead singer was Cia Berg.
Cia was VJ in a music video show called "Bagen" for the public
Swedish television company "SVT" in the 1980s.
1983-84 she was singing in the group Ubangi.
Ten years after was the singer of Whale (Alternative Rock band in 90's)
UBANGI - HEARTBEAT (EXTENDED MIX)
A German-Indian formation founded in 1977 by guitar
player Jens Fischer and drum specialist Asim Saha.
Tri Atma goal was to combine Eastern musical elements
with Western electronic pop. In 1982, the duo met
Klaus Netzle, an experienced German record and
television producer who added the sounds of
the Fairlight and Synclavier computer-synthesizers
to their music, sometimes he was refered to as Gyan Nishabda.
TRI ATMA - YUMMI MOON
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
''The collaborations with Kissing The Pink came about after
we filled in for Seb Fontaine on Radio One''
Diesel from X-PRESS 2 explains.''They wanted us to do
a half-hour Balearic mix as part of the show.One of the tracks
we picked was ''Big Man Restless'' by Kissing The Pink,which
is a Balearic classic.
A week later we got an e-mail from Matthew Roberts
who is mates with the guys from Kissing The Pink.
They heard the Balearic mix and wanted
to know whether we'd be interested working with them.
We agreed to meet up with them and it was quiet mad-
they always been a band we like,but we had no idea they
were still around.''
Words Matt Anniss from International DJ Magazine 2006
X-PRESS 2 FT KISSING THE PINK - ENJOY THE RIDE
Makeshift Feelgood (Skint records)
Friday, October 9, 2009
As well as producing dancefloor tracks,
New Phunk Theory are also becoming
synonymous with summery deep house.
''Twilight takes its cue from ''E2-E4''
putting spaced out guitars over a subtle
house beat to create a late night,
NEW PHUNK THEORY - TWILIGHT
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A mystery track which has been appearing in King Britt's
charts and is produced by ''John Wicks'' probably a Josh Wink
pseudonym.An authentic flamenco affair,complete with
Gypsy Kings-style singing.handclaps and mellow beat.
Just in time to miss summer.
GYPSY - GYPSY
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Dave Clarke about Black's ''Wonderful life''.
''I can't own this record ever, it makes me cry.
It puts into words the struggle that i had emotionally.
I'm so lucky to be doing what I'm doing.
It IS a wonderful life! I remember being young and
running away from home and saying I'd travel the world.
And I am ,actually doing it.
Black - ''Wonderful life'' ULTRASOUND 12'MIX