Friday, August 31, 2007
In the Beppe Loda interview conducted by Tropical Jeremy Campbell, he mentions an austrian artist named DJ Enne who had an afro inspired release on Compost. So I sourced it out and here you go. New productions in an afro/cosmic vibe. I can't recommend Jeremy's interview enough. Peace and Happy Friday.
DJ Enne pres Lago Di Garda - Desenzano (Vocal Mix)
DJ Enne pres Lago Di Garda - Desenzano (Intrumental mix)
DJ Enne Pres Lago Di Garda - Lazise
Buy the record here
1982 while clubbing at the garda lake area DJ ENNE was hit by the afro-funky-cosmic disco sound and started his DJ career in his hometown Innsbruck/Austria as the first resident at the legendary Galaxy Club, foundet in autumn 1983. The music at the Galaxy was similar like the Cosmic and Typhoon Discotheque, a mixture of: jazz, funk, fusion, german electronics, dub, disco & brazilian stuff.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Alright people, here is a banger of a mix from my NY connection DJ Doug 'Drrty' Gomez, this mix exudes NY sophistication with its uptempo funky disco and classic house grooves. I first met Doug through the DJH forum and we had traded some music and kept in touch since then.
Doug is also a great producer with partner DJ Drilla under their DrrtyHaze moniker (releases on Gomma and Tirk (album in the works). This very busy man also runs the drrtynewyork site. You can find all manner of musical mayhem by Doug and selects guests, including me. With all of Doug's mixes the mixing is superb (DJ's still mix?), yeah this one does and also knows how to rock the spot. Peace!
Better copy of artwork here
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mr. Keyz comes correct with another installment of his Crosstown Freebeards. . . series. This time he slants it towards a more bearded Balearock vibe which I absolutely love. Along the way he touches on some nice dubby disco to great affect. Great work from our man at South Africa's Another Night on Earth blog
Chris Keyz plays Crosstown Freebeards, Jazzbeats, and Jailbirds 2
01. Chicago Transit Authority - Beginnings
02 The Doors - Hang On To Your LIfe
03 Carlos Santana - Tales Of Kilamanjaro
04 Quiet Village Project - Circus of Horrors
05 Serge Gainsbourgh - Requiem Pour Un Con (Sad Ghost Wonky Drums Edit)
06 Idjut Boys - Sweet Gerry Dynamite
07 Skyy - First Time Around
08 The Ashantis - Everybody's Groove
09 Akwaaba - Small Town Sassy
10 Village - Willy Love
11 Phantom Slasher - Backward is The Best Way Forward
12 King Errison - Back From the Dead
13 How & Why - Something
14 Kool Dj Dust - Comintogetcha
15 Randy Crawford - Happy Feet (Dub Monkey mix)
16 J-Disco - My Thing (J-Disco's Re-Edit)
17 Rollin Stones - Dance Part 2 (Promo Instrumental)
18 Kid Sublime - Basement Works 2 - Side A
First saw this movie about three months ago. For some reason I had always passed it up. I was blown away by the synth heavy soundtrack which my wife ended up getting me for my b-day (cool chick, huh?). This post is also dedicated to all the new peeps I have been meeting in LA.
So here are three tracks from it.
Wang Chung - Every Big City
Wang Chung - Lullaby
Wang Chung - To live and Die in LA
Friday, August 17, 2007
Description: The disco powered STS sets sail again for uncharted dancefloors investigating strange frequencies and stranger landscapes.
Amon Duul II - Kismet (Pilooski Edit)
Can - Dizzy Dizzy
Goblin - La Cascate Di Magnifica
Fad Gadget - State of the Union
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (Pilooski Edit)
Conrad Schnitzler - Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal (Mooner's Edit)
Glass Candy - Geto Boys (Demo)
Drrtyhaze - Hey Mama
The Eagles - One of these nights (Revenge Rework)
The Black Devil Disco Club - On Just Foot (Prins Thomas Remix)
Stalker Studio - Steppenwolf - (A house dub by the Glimmers)
The Revolving Eyes - Through the Motions
Pharoache Monch - Body Baby (An Optimo Espacio dub)
Nicole Otero - Sunshine Song (Brennan Green remix)
Zwicker - I get my Kicks at Nighttime (Lexx Dub)
Mental Overdrive - PI
The Emperor Machine - Dying by Witts
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street (Pharmacuetical mix)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Down by the River
Mudd- Plot of the Land
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
DJ Mooner - Digital Cowboy #1
Beamed from the nether regions of space comes the exclusive mix for Talking in Stereo from Germany's DJ Mooner. Knowing all things cosmic this guys delivers a fuzzed out slo-mo excursion into leftfield disco-not-disco sounds. Moooner is the cultivater and curator of the Elaste compilation (Compost Records) and of the Discoteca Cosmic site.
Here are his favorite Cosmic tunes with great commentary:
Cosmic vinyls between cult and Uber-embarassing
1./DIE DOMINAS S/T 10" (FABRIKNEU 1982)Manuel Goettsching has a big comeback these days with his legendary E2E4 album.But only few people know that he produced another completely improvised S&M-Monster-Analogue-Synth 10" by the name Die Dominas in early 1980 on the obscure Berlin-based label Fabrikneu.This pretty weird parody on Kraftwerk is a three piece EP, on which Rosi and Claudia Skoda work up imaginary "customers". Absolutely rare and the few hand-signed copies are of course already cult.
2./CLARA MONDSHINE - MEMORYMETROPOLIS (IC Records)Who exactly is Clara Mondshine? That nobody seems to know but theory proves Klaus Schulze, who..s Solo projects after Tangerine Dream often shred along the border of embarassment.Like many other examples, this thin border though often makes records so special.Memorymetropolis has only similarities in the way of production (that means lots of huge analog dinosaurs), otherwise this is pretty much the most schizoprenic and far-out album i can think of in the context of "Cosmic". That..s why i have to listen to it over and over again.
3./Vangelis - See you later (Gramophon, 1980)Another representative of uber-embarassing Synthesizer Doodleling of the late 70s is definately Vangelis. Hearing "Chariots of Fire", i immediately have to change the radio programme. Although at Radio Arabella i can imagine they still have that in their moldy playlist.Nevertheless, Vangelis did some extraordinary albums, like "See you Later", which is the best one in my opinion.From the balearic afterhours epic "Multi Track Suggestion" to the drawn-out "Suffocation" a track that is interrupted by a conversation in italian, each track is surprising, musically as well as stylistically.
4./Logic System - LOGIC (Toshiba-EMI, 1981)This Cosmic classic cut by Yellow Magic..s Hideki Matsutake should be re-released soon, it..s been licensed to so many Comp..s at the moment.Can i say that because of it..s naive and playful approach it..s the blueprint of Cosmic and far more, one of the best electronic records ever?Unfortunately only on Ebay at horrifying prices.Characteristic phrase on the backside: "If you don..t listen to this album, you can..t enjoy the essence of computer music".
5./Kissing the Pink - Naked (1983, Magnet Records)On old Baldelli and Loda tapes, there is often tracks sticking out from a 1980s production era that is not very glorious.Let..s take Frankie goes to Hollywood as a mark. Poppy studio-New Wave though wasn..t always bad, at least partly on this Kissing the Pink Album "Naked" it isn..t.Here, the VU-Meter is always between cult and uber-embarassing.But "Big Man Restless" became a Cosmic-hit and "Mr. Blunt" is my favourite humourous dancetrack á la Heaven 17.
6./Conrad Schnitzler - CON (EGG / Barclay 1978)On Avantgarde electrician Conrad..s longplayer "CON" there are these hyper-rythmical minimal noises, there is these whispers and buzzing sounds. Basically, there is no real melodies. Thats why you can play the record on 33 or 45, just as you want to use these rythms. And exactly that was what Beppe Loda did: Modifying old Funk and Disco tracks with a touch of modernism.
7./Supermax "Fly with me" (Elektra, 1979)Here we have another example of wrong speeds used as a Cosmic style:"Ain..t gonna Feel" is so slow,, you can play it on 33 or on 45. Actually the LP is far on the embarassment side, because the rest of the album is a mix of Austro-Reggae and Hippie-Rock.But "Ain..t gonna Feel" has this acid bassline that makes sense, even more nowadays.And on the B side there..s a bit of Voodoo-Disco with "African Blood". But, please never listen closely to the lyrics!
8./Rah Band "The Crunch&Beyond" (RCA, 1979)This essential recording for every start-up Cosmic DJ has come from the advertising business in the late 1970s. Wonderful shuffle beats like hopping rabbits on the moon..."The Crunch" by Richard Hewson, the only musician on the album, became a very successful TV ad theme.
9./Riuichi Sakamoto "Left Handed Dream" (Plexus 1981)At last i would like to go back to the far east.Sakamoto..s cocooning asian-european melancholy and ultra-modernism was an important influence for the Cosmic stylemix. Especially the japanese vocals on this piece of art were really hip at Discoteca Cosmic.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I just wanted to extend a thank you to all who visit this audioblog. It is a labour of love and I appreciate the international interest. I also want to thank all of the mix contributers you make this site very special and one of a kind. Peace and here is to 11k more.
Monday, August 13, 2007
The weirdo Beardo types over at Cosmic Disco have asked me to do a guest mix for them. So out of the musical depths I pulled out a two part journey called 'Cosmic Buccaneer.'
I am really proud of this mix I think it has a very interesting musical arc that encompasses a wide range of music but still staying thematically together. You decide.
Thanks to Baggy and the Cosmic Disco Crew for asking. Peace
Friday, August 10, 2007
Not the most obscure Arthur Baker remixes but ones that I like and I also wanted to do an 80's themed post.
Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia (Arthur Baker remix)
Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights (Arthur Baker remix)
New Order - Salvation (Arthur Baker Remix)
Joy Division - Love will tear us Apart (Arthur Baker Remix)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Its time again for a restrospective of the best beard droppings from the last 20 shows. Thanks for everyone's feedback and interest in the show. It is a labour of love filled with my passion for music and energy to share it. PEACE
Allez Allez - African Queen (Quiet Village Dub)
Bobbie Marie - Stay Away
Carly Simon - Why (Instrumental)
A.I.M - Walking Home Through the Park
Ronny and Renzo - Big Smack and Flies
Aura - LA Sunshine
Antena - On the Boat (Chromatics Main Mix)
Bunny Mack - Supafrico (Dub)
Sylvia Love - Extraterrestrial Love (JAZ Edit)
Boney M - Boonoonoonoos
Brennan Green - Downstreamers
Crue-L Grand Orchestra - Pyscho Piano (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
Dub Pistols feat Terry Hall - Rapture (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
Business Man - Dubby games
Donna Summer - State of Independence
Average White Band - Get it Up for Love
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Midi Boy - MIDI_Jungle_Dub
Hashim - _Al_Naafiysh__The_Soul__Rock_Rock_Fiysh
Nitro Deluxe - Journey_To_Cybotron_Dub_Mix
Woebot's Discussion of Cutting Records (scroll down)
Use the Beatport link at the very bottom of the page to check out the rest of Cutting Records extensive discography.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Today I want to share with you Lindstrom & Prins Thomas' mixes for Shibuya FM from 2005. These mixes really set me on a path of disco exploration (I know 2005 I am really showing my new jack stripes). These are great mixes bursting with wit and eclecticism.
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Shibuya FM April 9th 2005
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Shibuya FM September 25th 2005
Monday, August 6, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Ok with all the hype on the Mark E's edit of Janet Jackson's R&B Junkie, I decided to source out the original. The edit is a limited edition of 100 pressed so there is no way I am getting my hands on that.
I personally am really feeling the original. I am really diggin her vocals. The is off of her 2004 'Damita Jo' release.
I see how his re-edit definitely takes the best bits, accentuates them, and elongates the track. So in lue of the limited edition edit here is the OG.
Janet Jackson - R&B Junkie