Friday, July 31, 2009
FOCANEGRA blog send us this beautiful track.
YAMASUKI's amazing mix of traditional Japanese
words and pop arrangements..
Daniel Vangarde, a French producer and later father
of Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk)In the 1970’s had the idea
of mixing funk, pseudo Japanese traditional music,
a children’s choir, a Judo master and a fair share of weirdness
to produce what became known as Yamasuki.
Yamasuki - A-I-E-A-O-A
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Davy Jones's Locker is an idiom for the bottom of the sea:
the resting place of drownedsailors.It is used as a euphemism
for death at sea,whereas the name Davy Jones is a nickname
for what would be the devil/saint/god of the seas.
The origins of the name are unclear and many theories
have been put forth, including incompetent sailors,
a pub owner who kidnapped sailors.
DAVY JONES' LOCKER is also a track written
by Steve Hillage and Alex Paterson..
System 7 - Davy Jones' Locker
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The World of Twist were namechecked in a Saint Etienne song
on their debut album "Foxbase Alpha".
Quite simply a forgotten but slightly flawed classic,
very upbeat and fun this is what it was like doing poppers,
when you were 16...
World Of Twist - Life And Death In G & A (extended mix)
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is one of my favourite balearic house tracks ever if there was ever a genre called like that.I was getting a penny for every time i use the word balearic lately i could afford free holidays for the whole of summer..Anyway this is a truly classic track pitched down at -6 as i always thought it was a bit too fast.This is the ''Chosen Few'' with ''Positivity''.The picture was taken last year in an island i'm going to visit quite soon spending my ''balearic money''.
CHOSEN FEW - POSITIVITY (SLOWED DOWN)
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I've been away for a while but it's only because i'm trying to deliver the bulk of my work before my deadlines expire.That means a lot of work and not a lot of free time for music.Luckilly i'll be heading off to the islands after the 24th of July and enjoy the thrills of the sea listening to tunes like this one.When music feels so laidback,the wind smoothly caresses your skin while the sun is diving into the sea and beside you lays the one you love then there world is a perfect place.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It seemed like a good idea at the time,
but the technological revolution of the 80's
was not kind to rock.With the gap between
elevator music and Top Ten single bridged
by the ubiquitous Yamaha DX7 synthesizer
a generation of drummers was been replaced
by machines.The result?Really crappy drums.
A turning point of sorts came in 1986-surely
the worst year for music ever-when Talk Talk
one of the main culprits of this synth-drenched rock
became the first to reject it.
''The Colour Of Spring'' was a revolution.Holli's sons
were finally wrapped in instrumentation sympathetic
to their fragile melancholy.
TALK TALK - Happiness is easy (dreamtime mix)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It's one of those times where i get over excited about a new project and i love being involved in spreading the word about something that is so dope.When someone like Lovefingers joins forces with restless partner Lee Douglas on a new project alongside British neo folk troubadour wonder Findlay Brown,well that calls for a front page coverage in the news section.Findlay Brown rocked the world about two years ago with his amazing Losing the Will To Survive single.As part of his new remixed EP Findlay Brown's new single Teardrops Lost In The Rain got some extra treatment the Stallions and will get an official release on This Is Music Ltd.What's more exciting though is the new collaboration between the Stallions and Mr Findlay Brown called simply ''The Stallions Suite''.This will get a proper 12'' version release alongside a new remix from another track from Findlay's new album and a jockey friendly version of the Suite to come with it.The track is a Morriccone meets Moroder spaghetti western influenced jam with lush orchestration that's galloping into an epic 11 minute spaced disco monster.It's something you should hear yourselves so grab a preview here on the Stallions home page along with more details for the forthcoming releases.Ride with the Stallions!
Gary Wilson’s life is a dream come true:
a kid records a genius noise collage/bedroom soul record
in his parent’s basement, college radio picks up the single,
he tours on it but doesn’t break through and 20 years later,
Beck namedrops Gary in “Where It’s At” and his record gets
re-released. Gary, now in his 50’s, speaks with Kevin Ferguson
about finally finding an audience and recording a new record
for Human Ear Music (tentatively titled “Lisa Wants to Talk to You”).
Dreams are weird.
Gary Wilson - Dream S
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Turning a useless record over and discovering a hidden gem revealed on the B side is quite a thrilling experience.This track is the B side to a record that is almost shameful to give away it's name.Let's just say it's a silly 80's Italo hit by Gary Low.The B side luckily enough is a balearic gem with some great guitar work that could have been easily produced by someone like Wally Badarou.The perfect soundtrack to summer nights.
GARY LOW - EQUADOR
Friday, July 3, 2009
It seems that i can't easily get over the balearic frenzy of the last month.Continuing quite in the same vein since my mood is still quite summerish (and to be honest i think it will be like that till the calendar hits october) i'm posting a track from one of my favourite artists to emerge from the Italo scene.Stefano Pulga is a guy that has been introduced before on this blog and is without a doubt a key figure in Italian Music.Indio is an album that sets adrift from Pulga's later and more commercial efforts and focuses on a more sophisticated fusion sound with many mediterranean elements.The album is a real beauty from start to finish and it was quite hard to choose a single track to post.Just sit back let this track take you somewhere between earth and sky!
STEFANO PULGA - LA MIA NAVE