Thursday, 29 December 2011

Ministry of Sound -- Live & Remastered -- 20th Year Anniversary Box Set






Twenty years ago, a big warehouse in Elephant and Castle was converted into a dance club, and called itself the Ministry of Sound. Modelled on the Warehouse, it soon became a magnet for DJs and dance enthusiasts the world over.

Before MoS started releasing their own mixed CDs, the DJs used to record their sets on their DAT machine. You could often pick these recordings up at Kensington Market the next day on tape.

Here is a collection of 5 great sets from the DJs playing the big room. Enjoy!


Download the complete box set here

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Man Friday -- Love Honey (Leftside Wobble Edit)


A nice reworking by Leftside Wobble on this old Larry Levan Paradise Garage classic. You can almost hear the whistles on the dancefloor halfway through this little number. Great bassline all the way through, a wobbly keyboard towards the end, cheesy nonsensical lyrics and all coming in at a healthy 120 BPM.

This isn't a remix. It's an edit. Extending an intro and outro is not remixing. It's just making a song longer. Apparently. Whatever! Enjoy this late night sleazy take on a original House Classic ©

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Maurice Fulton -- DJ Podcast



Maurice Fulton used to be Noize Boyz and made all sorts of disco tunes. Now, he's just Maurice and he's still playing disco. Check out his mix below for DJ Magazine.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Ruff Jamz Audio -- Chef De Party



From:- Bio

"At just 33 The Earl, aka Chef De Party is already something of a veteran of the Scottish club-scene, having been involved in promoting and DJing at many esteemed club-nights in Scotland's capital. Chef is now making a mark for himself in Glasgow after a recent re-location, setting up his Forever Cookin' promotions business which is working closely with institutions such as The Sub Club, Melting Pot and La Cheetah as well as bigger events such as Wee Chill and Electric Frog. His huge passion for forward thinking deep house and heart-warming soulful sounds are also proving to be popular as the Solid Gold Safari all-dayer he ran at The Halt Bar with DJ Dribbler every Saturday attested. Look out for news of a string of brand new Safari projects coming for 2012 on both sides of the country. "

Tracklist:-
1. Kadebostan & Laolu - Salomé - Fenou
2. Fudge Fingas - What Works - Firecraker Recordings
3. Satoshi Tomiie feat Arnold Jarvis - And I Loved You (12" Red Zone Mix) - FFRR
4. Shaun Escoffrey - Days Like This (DJ Spinna and Tickla Club Mix) - Oyster Music
5. Peven Everett - Special - Trippin Records
6. Fish Go Deep - The Cure And The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix) - D:Vision Records
7. Parker Pooley - Feel The Same - Tsuba
8. Jonathan Mayer - Toms Over - Mad House
9. Halo feat Maiya - Glory (Atjazz Remix) - City Deep Music
10. Gerd - Palm Leaves - Royal Oak
11. Here Today - Down Here (Ian Pooley Mix) - Clacquer Records
12. Marlow feat Knixx and Commixxx - Put Off - Room With A View
13. Fur Coat feat Argenis Brito - Space Ballad (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Mix) - Crosstown Rebels
14. Zed Bias feat Omar - Dancin' - Tru Thoughts
15. Ellesse - New York Boy (Todd Terry Sankeys Mix) - Rebirth
16. Inner City - Share My Life (Kenny Larkin Mix) - Six 6 Records
17. Polartronics - In The Deep 2011 - DKMNTL
18. FCL - Matrix Plus - Delusions Of Grandeur
19. Omar S pres Colonel Abrahams - Who Wrote The Rules Of Love (Shadow Ray Mix) - FXHE
20. VFB - Love Prescription (Dirty Dub) Delusions Of Grandeur



Saturday, 17 December 2011

ClashMusic DJ Mix Podcast



I kind of like the idea of band members getting together and doing a DJ set. I've seen members of Architecture in Helsinki play Martika's version of Love Thy Will Be Done, and hear that !!! put on a great dance set.

The ClashMusic Podcast has posted over 100 episodes, and a lot of them are sets, mostly unmixed, put together by bands. It makes a refreshing change from superstar DJs (here we go) programming a blend of all their latest remixes.

I like this one from Australian 'soon-to-be's'; Canyons. It's hazy and light.

Tracklisting:-
1. Grouper 'Alien Observer'
2. Kate Bush 'Army Dreamers'
3. The Honeymoon Killers 'Decollage'
4. Aqua Bassino 'Too Hard To Try And Find'
5. Shock 'Dream Games'
6. Eurythmics 'Somebody Told Me'
7. Jerry Garcia/The Grateful Dead 'Love Scene'
8. Charles Wright 'Do Your Thing'
9. The Vampire Sound Inc 'The Lions And The Cucumber'
10. The Majestic Arrows 'I'll Never Cry For Another Boy (Rehearsal)'

Download the Canyons DJ Mix here

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Apple Scruffs -- "The Orchard"

If you listen to online radio stations you may have come across The Groove Skool Radio Show. It's a set up coming out of London and broadcasting live on the internet for everyone to hear.



On Friday nights, the Apple Scruffs take over the airwaves and play for two hours. Their show is called "The Orchard" and, as they put it, they play; "two hours worth of tuneage from each of our record boxes/hard drives, basically what we would be listening to on a Friday night in the house, except this time we're broadcasting it to the world."

They play soul, funk, disco, jazzed up dance tunes. A great Friday selection. Here's the second hour of their show from last week.

Tracklist
  • Yaw - Where Would You Be
  • Gregory Porter - 1960 What
  • Shirley Brown - Yes Sir Brother (The Apple Scruffs Edit)
  • Johnny Bristol - I Got Cha Number
  • Charles Bradley - Golden Rule (scratchandsniff's extended re-rub)
  • Jean Wells - Somebody's Been Loving You (scratchandsniff re-rub)
  • The Supremes - Love Child
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - New Shoes (scratchandsniff's extended re-rub)
  • Skye - Ain't No Need
  • Perfect Circle - The Hands of Time
  • Family Tree - Family Tree
  • Kid Creole - Stool Pigeon (scratchandsniffs extended re-rub)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You (Eat More Cake remix)"



This is always up there in everyone's top 10 electronic songs of all time. Well, it's certainly in mine. There's loads of good remixes flying around of this song. One of my favuorite DJing tricks used to be a mashup of this with Madonna's Holiday.

Here's a great down-tempo, dubby version that would start off an evening mix on the terrace very nicely.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)"



This is one of those songs that really should be left alone. The original is pretty much all we need, right now, thank you very much. This was a huge song when I was a kid. Stop messing with my childhood. Oh, and while we're on the subject. No, I don't need you to remake my favuorite movies from my childhood either.

But, this version is okay. It's another great remix from that guy from Tel Aviv. Enjoy!


Friday, 9 December 2011

With Love



A nice little disco mix from a DJ calling himself With Love. Here's what he has to say:


 "I play at After Dark Social Club. I've recently played before The Magician and GRUM. My next big gigs are before Aeroplane and Carl Craig at Roxanne Parlour on December the 16th and Summadayze.
I play disco. Everything from Knightlife, to Tiger & Woods, to Breakbot, to Francis Inferno Orchestra, to Hot Chocolate."

Check out his mix below


Tracklist
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01: Craig David - Walking Away (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)
02: 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max
03: George Benson - What's On Your Mind (Soho808 Edit)
04: Rayko - Why Did Ya (Original Mix)
05: Tiger & Woods - Lab File #14
06: Stephanie Mills - So Real (Leroc Sportif Edit)
07: The Revenge - Forever In Their Debt (The Revenge Edit)
08: Crazy P - My Love (Original Mix)
09: Tornado Wallace - Rainbow Road
10: MAM - Reel Sweet (Original Mix)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

U2 - "God part II (The Rubber Ring Rework)"



Fuck U2! Oh, and fuck Bono, too! What a wanker. Look at this and then try to argue that Bono is not the biggest muppet in the world. You can't.

But, you can fall in love with this little reworking of one of their semi-decent songs.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Style Council - Long Hot Summer (DJ Tigerstripes Longer Hotter Redux Edit)



Were the Style Council any good? I really don't remember. They had that song "Shout To The Top" which was a ripper, but they also pinched one of my all time favourite house tracks "Promised Land" and butchered it. My mate Mick used to serve Paul Weller in a bar in London after the Style Council went kaput. Apparently, he was a cunt.

Summer's coming. Here's a nice Balearic remix of one of their songs I actually liked when it came out in 1983. DJ Tigerstripes is from Portland, Oregon and knows a fair bit about remixing old 80s tracks. Check out his soundcloud page here.



Monday, 5 December 2011

balAORic disco


Got something smooooth for you today. This is a recording of the first hour of a set I played at the Prince Patrick Hotel on Thursday 1 December. 


EDIT:- I've turned the volume up and uploaded a better quality version below.


Tracklisting:-
  • Style Council - Long Hot Summer (DJ Tigerstripes Longer Hotter Redux Edit) 
  • Rose Royce - Love Dont Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework) 
  • Police - Voices Inside My Head (Leo Zero re-work) 
  • Steely Dan - Do It Again-steely (dan sparky's balearic re-edit) 
  • Doobie Brothers - What a fool believes (Disco Syndicate's no fool boot) 
  • Robert Dupree - Steal Away 
  • Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble (12''Rubens mix) 
  • Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz 
  • Solomun - Love Recycled 1 (Original Mix)




Thursday, 1 December 2011

Soggy Disco Biscuit -- Volume 9

The launch of mixtape number 9 means that summer is finally here and that means it's BBQ time. So, you'll need something smoky and cool to listen to while you mix up some cocktails and marinate the chicken wings. This month's mixtape is all at 100bpm -- enjoy the laid-back jams.

I've thrown down a few old favourites of mine and a couple of covers of some other favourites of mine into this mix. The Bag Raiders are still getting a spot in these mixes, that is proving to be a great album they released. And a wacky rejigging of Al Jarreau's theme from the 80s TV hit "Moonlighting".

I've also been digging out a lot of old disco classics, and that Dennis Parker song "Like an Eagle" is the gayest disco belter I've heard in a long time. It's been sampled heaps, you'll know it when you hear it.

Chuck this onto the iPod dock outside and crack me open a beer, please.

Tracklisting
  • "Friendly Pressure"  - Jhelisa 
  • "Heart And Soul" - Robert Owens 
  • "West Coast Drive" - V.I.P. Connection
  • "Some People" - E.G. Daily
  • "Brass in my pocket" - Okma
  • "Love For The Sake Of Love (Pete Herbert re-edit)" - Claudja Barry
  • "So Demanding" - Bag Raiders
  • "Moonlighting" - Al Jarreau 
  • "Get On Down" - Kenny Dope 
  • "If I Was Your Girlfriend" - TLC 
  • "West End Girls (Osvaldo Edit)" - Pet Shop Boys 
  • "Like An Eagle" - Dennis Parker
  • "Going Down Slowly" - The Pointer Sisters

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mr Scruff live DJ mix from Band On The Wall, Manchester, Saturday November 5th



In the good old days, DJs would play the whole night. They'd walk in before the first patron, turn on the decks, start slowly, build a groove, take the crowd through some peaks and troughs, work a room. Control the feel of it. Get to know who was on the dancefloor, who were the club regulars. A 6 hour set was a regular Saturday night residency. Why would you want to play for any less?

Seems like these days, superstar DJs are booked to play an hour. They smash out 4 or 5 tracks (usually their own) and leave. Not a lot of time to try out a new mix, or an old rare track, or a 17 minute mash-up. Just play 4 songs that sound the same and wear a stupid helmet. Have you ever seen a show by Deadmau5? It's a disgrace.

And then there's Mr. Scruff. And his 6 hour set. Of Jazz. And other stuff. In Manchester. For 11 quid.

Tracklisting:-

00.00 WEBSTER LEWIS ‘DO YOU BELIEVE?’
00.21 FLORIS ‘ONE MORE DAY’
00.24 MICHAEL KIWANUKA ‘I NEED YOU BY MY SIDE’
00.27 BLACKBEARD ‘MINT AH MUSIC’
00.31 LONNIE SMITH ‘SIDEMAN’
00.35 THE JBS ‘BLESSED BLACKNESS’
00.38 NOMO ‘CRESCENT’
00.44 MARVIN GAYE ‘TROUBLE MAN’
00.49 RAMP ‘DAYLIGHT’
00.52 SLY & ROBBIE ‘COMPUTER MALFUNCTION’
00.56 SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA ‘MOJUBA’
1.01 EPMD ‘PLEASE LISTEN TO MY DEMO’
1.04 FAZE-O ‘RIDIN HIGH’
1.08 BEN SIDRAN ‘NOW I LIVE (AND NOW MY LIFE IS DONE)
1.17 JIM INGRAM ‘HOME BREW’
1.24 THE HEADHUNTERS ‘IF YOU’VE GOT IT YOU’LL GET IT’
1.29 LEPRECHAUN ‘PARTY FREAKS’
1.33 REP ‘LOOK UP (SEE WHAT’S GOING DOWN’
1.38 BLACKBELT ANDERSEN ‘LORDAG’
1.44 THEO PARRISH ‘ELECTRIC ALLEYCAT’
1.53 ELEVATION ‘HONOR, COURAGE & KARMA/INFINITY OF RHYTHM’
1.58 DJ CLASS ‘CLASS IS IN SESSION’
2.01 23 SKIDOO ‘COUP’
2.04 BILL WITHERS ‘YOU GOT THE STUFF’
2.09 JAMIE L ‘SOMETHING BETTER’
2.14 DR JECKYLL & MR HYDE ‘FAST LIFE (INSTRUMENTAL)’
2.18 ESTHER WILLIAMS ‘LAST NIGHT CHANGED IT ALL’
2.22 NEEDA ‘COME ON AND ROCK’
2.27 AL HUDSON & THE PARTNERS ‘YOU CAN DO IT’
2.32 MORNING FACTORY ‘SULTANS OF SWING (COTTAM MIX)’
2.39 GREGORY PORTER ‘1960 WHAT’
2.51 FLOATING POINTS ‘MYRTLE AVENUE’
3.00 MR. SCRUFF ‘FEEL IT!’
3.06 THEO PARRISH ‘JB’S EDIT’
3.09 MR. SCRUFF ‘WHERE AM I?’
3.16 TIM GREEN ‘CHERRY’
3.21 CHECK THE GUNS ‘FUNK FOR THE FOLKS RE-EDIT’
3.27 ONYX ‘AHH AND WE DO IT LIKE THIS’
3.31 DJ DAY ‘CHANGE YOUR MIND’
3.34 EBO TAYLOR & UHURU-YENZU ‘WHAT IS LIFE’
3.38 STL ‘MINDBENDER’
3.43 THE DUB TEACHER ‘GLORY DUB’
3.45 KAI ALCE ‘DIRTY SOUTH DIRT’
3.48 OMAR S ‘GUNUP RUNUP’
3.52 MR. SCRUFF ‘WOBBLE CONTROL’
3.57 FRUIT ‘IF YOU FEEL IT SAY YEAH’
4.00 PANACHE ‘SWEET MUSIC’
4.05 AFRONAUGHT ‘TRANSCEND ME’
4.13 THE EXPLOSIONS ‘SHUFFLE BUMP’
4.16 ESG ‘BAM BAM JAM’
4.20 BIG 200 ‘APPROACH & PASS’
4.29 MR. SCRUFF ‘BE THE MUSIC’
4.37 RONI SIZE ’26 BASS’
4.40 MR SCRUFF ‘CHIPMUNK’
4.46 MR SCRUFF ‘HONEYDEW’
4.53 FREDDIE MCGREGOR & TOYAN ‘ROOTS MAN SKANKING’
4.54 MAX ROMEO ‘BIRTH OF REGGAE MUSIC’
4.56 MACKA B ‘OUR MUSIC’
4.58 GLEN BROWN ‘WICKED CAN’T RUN AWAY DUB’
5.01 MUNGO’S HI-FI ‘ING’
5.06 CALIBRE ‘STEPTOE’
5.08 ANTI POP CONSORTIUM ‘DEAD IN MOTION’
5.10 RED ASTAIRE ‘FOLLOW ME’
5.14 EDDIE KENDRICKS ‘GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND’
5.21 TYRONE DAVIS ‘CAN I CHANGE MY MIND’
5.23 THE WHATNAUTS ‘HELP IS ON THE WAY’
5.27 WOMACK & WOMACK ‘BABY I’M SCARED OF YOU’
5.32 MELBA MOORE ‘AIN’T NO LOVE LOST’
5.25 DONNY HATHAWAY ‘THE GHETTO’
5.40 TED TAYLOR ‘GHETTO DISCO’
5.42 COLT 45 ‘IN THE BOTTLE’
5.45 SPLIT DECISION BAND ‘WATCHIN’ OUT’
5.48 STEVIE WONDER ‘ALL I DO’
5.53 PLUMSTEAD RADICAL CLUB ‘ONE WAY’


Monday, 28 November 2011

Mascara - Golden Years (Musica Hermosas re-touch)




This one's a bit of fun and should get your dancefloor jumping. Have you ever seen that video of Bowie singing this song while a whole dancefloor of 70s snake-hipped cool-cats shake it up? Well, I can't guarantee that's the reaction you'll get when you play this. It would be fun, though.

You might recognise this version from Soggy Disco Biscuit Volume 2, where I buried it deep in the set. Enjoy!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)


A few years ago some dick called Max Graham destroyed this classic AOR song by throwing it over a crappy generic house beat. Lazy, uninspired commercial rubbish. They loved it at Ministry of Sound and put it on every Session album that year. 

This is more my style. A laid-back AOR Disco version that is true to the feel of the original. Virgin Magnetic Material is a young guy from Tel Aviv, Israel with a heap of these disco remixes under his belt. Check out his soundcloud for some great versions of songs by Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac and Steve Miller.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Jestofunk -- Complete Discography


Jestofunk were great fun back in the 90s. I can't tell you much about them other than they were from Italy, they had a couple of crossover hits, and their songs would blow the roof of the discotheque!

I heard one of their songs on an ad for Myer the other day with Megan Gale in it, and then I decided to use it in Soggy Disco Biscuit Volume 6. It reminded me how much I liked them. I had the song "I'm Gonna Love You" on a mixtape called "Lisa's Party Mix" that I played non-stop from 1994-1996. Dunno where that tape is now ;)

So, s'pose you guys better have all of their albums. I'm sure they won't mind!


Love in a Black Dimension














Universal Mother














Seventy Miles From Philadelphia

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sharon Jones -- "What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?" (soggy disco biscuit taxed out edit)


I'm still mucking around with some soul remixes and I caught this Sharon Jones number on RRR this afternoon and thought it would fit. It seems to. Anyway, it's a bit of fun for a dancefloor.



"Shack Up (The Revenge Rework)" -- Banbarra



Oh yeah! I'll be playing this on the weekend. Oh, and a big shout out to the OPSMC peeps. You'll be hearing this at your disco party, too! How good is it! Great intro for working into a mix, nice break in the middle for the b-boys. Not much messing around with the old version, a little bit of reverb, and an outro that goes for 1:20. Such a nice groove, how could you not wanna dance to this?

Shack Up (The Revenge Rework) by soggydiscobiscuit

Monday, 21 November 2011

Adele -- "Rolling in the Deep" remixes


Adele is everywhere. You can't escape her. She'll find you and bludgeon your ears with her post-Dido soul crap. Gawd, I'm sick of her already and I've only just started this blogpost.

But, I do like her song; "Rolling in the Deep". I like the way it builds to a strong chorus. I'll be sick of it again pretty soon, I guess. Probably about the time it features on a car commercial for Volkswagon.

Anyway, here are some pretty good remixes.




Saturday, 19 November 2011

Greg Wilson -- Live at Glastonbury, 2011


Oh wow! You're gonna love this set. It's Greg Wilson live at the WOW! stage at Glastonbury this year. Greg Wilson is the shit! He's been spinning tunes since 1975. Then he gave it up in 1983, then he came back with a vengeance in 2003.

He was the first DJ to be given a residency at the Hacienda. He was the first DJ to mix live on TV! He had a big influence on the music scene in the 80s, helping the shift from disco to electronica.

His sets are famous for his use of a reel-to-reel unit dropping soundbites over the top of songs. You'll hear this throughout this set. His mixing is also pretty tight. 

Some killer disco, some hip-hop, some down-tempo house. It's all there on this mix. Man, I'd love to go to Glasto. I'd spend my time in this tent, and U2 can go and get to buggery! 


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Gloria Jones -- Tainted Love (soggy disco biscuit rerub)


Here's a little remix I whipped up for the weekend. I love this song and throw it onto a dancefloor every chance I get. But it's too short, so I added a bit to it. I was kinda inspired by the Scratchandsniff guys from Glasgow and what they do with these old soul numbers. Here's my lame attempt. At least it's better than Soft Cell.


Chet Faker -- No Diggity


Chet Faker is one cool cat. Check out this version of Blackstreet's "No Diggity". It bumps along nicely. He's from Melbourne and if you are too you may want to check his show out at The Toff In Town on Saturday 26 November.




Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Billie Jean -- covers and samples


Billie Jean is probably the best song in the world. Probably. I must own over 25 different remixes of this song. I try to play it every time I DJ. Usually the original. It's fun to play, great to mix in and out of, and it's by MJ. What more do you want? Well, there's some good versions kicking around that you may like.

Here's one by a bloke called Aloe Blacc. You may know him from his huge world-wide smash "I Need A Dollar". This is a great, stripped back version. It makes more sense this way. I've always wondered why a guy would be singing about a child-paternity claim in such an uptempo, dancefloor friendly way?



If you were around in the early 2000s you would have come across the "Back To Mine" CD series of chillout albums. One of them, by Faithless, ended with this little reggae version. It's ace! A nice way to end a set.


And how about this mashup that was made in 1983. That's right, a mashup from the early 80s. And you thought only the Jive Bunny was doing that, silly rabbit.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Essential Mix -- Every one!


BBC 1 runs a radio show every Saturday night since 1993 called "The Essential Mix" It's hosted by Pete Tong, and is a 2 hour set by the best DJs in the world. Everyone's been on it and some of these sets are just fantastic. Some are also very important and changed dance music and DJ's lives forever.

Paul Oakenfold did a "Goa Mix" in 1994 that introduced people to the idea of Trance music for the first time. It was a huge step away from House for those listening in London.

In June, 1997, David Holmes dropped a 2 hour set that was a mix of some of his favourite tracks, moving from soul to rock, showing everyone that a DJ's record collection was more important than his scratching or mixing.

Pete Tong and Mike Pickering put together a mix celebrating the Factory and Hacienda in August, 2007 when Tony Wilson died. It's a great set.

Other rippers include Ashley Beedle's reggae set in 1998, Massive Attack's mix in 1994, and a live show from Creamfields in 1998 that was played 10 years later.

Lucky for you, someone's put every show up on Soundcloud and it's a great way to waste an afternoon.

Listen to and download every one here.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Todd Terje -- Remaster of the Universe


Todd Terje loves disco. That's good, because I love disco, too. The kid's only 25 years old, but man, does he know his disco. The guy is from some small village near Oslo, so there can't have been too many nightclubs for him to go to. So he started playing his own stuff on tapes at the local junior-school. And then, he discovered computers and almost single-handedly caused the re-emergence of the disco-edit.

Here's a little celebration of some great edits by Todd Terje. I love his remix of Chic's "I Want Your Love". It's a fun track to play to a dancefloor, because everyone thinks it's going to be something else. And then it isn't. I love fucking with a dancefloor.

This mix is put together by Leftside Wobble, and I'll do a little post about them soon, because they're kinda cool as well.

Tracklisting
  • Willow Band - Willowman (Todd Terje Edit)
  • Claudja Barry - I Wanna Dance (TangoTerge Edit)
  • Michael Jackson - Can't Help It (TangoTerje Edit)
  • Paul Simon - Diamonds (Todd Terje Dub)
  • Crusaders - My Lady (TangoTerje Edit)
  • Kaoru Inoue - The Secret Field (Todd Terje Remix)
  • Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje Remix)
  • Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Edit)
  • Chic - I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
  • America - Horse With Know Name (Todd Terje Edit)

  
In Todd We Trust by Leftside Wobble

Thursday, 10 November 2011

DJ Same -- AOR Disco Deeper Mix



I've talked about DJ Same before and some of his AOR Disco Edits. He's recently posted another one, capitalising on the recent interest in the AOR Disco genre. MixMag did an article about AOR Disco in its September issue, and since then, everyone is all over it. I think the Ministry of Sound will soon release a CD. There's something to ignore.

Here's his latest mixtape.

Tracklisting
  • Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk (Starkiller's Space Remix)/( Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music Intro)
  • Move Me No Mountain - Love Unlimited (By Design Rework)
  • Mr Mister - Broken Wings (New Found Land Edit)
  • Macho Wizard - Heart/The Andrew Allsgood Experience
  • Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (KTWC)
  • Let's Stay together - Al Green (Matthew Kyle Staying true edit)
  • Whitesnake - Is This Love (New Found Land edit)
  • Just Be Good To Me - The Revenge (Bodypop Mix)
  • Le Spank Edit - Le Pamplemousse (Musica Hermosa)
  • Tell Me Why - Matthew Kyle
  • Don't Forget The Dub - Beatconductor
  • Feel So Good - Brother J (SB Prime time Edit)
  • Forever Man - Eric Clapton (Nelue Edit)
  • Beauty and the Bass - Psychemagik
  • Get Down Saturday night - Oliver Cheatham (The Noodleman Edit)
  • Under Pressure - Queen and Danid Bowie (Virgin Magnetic Material Edit)
  • Van Nuys - Ken Mansfield and Ron Wright (BVLD Edit Dub)(Musica Hermosa)
  • Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac (Flying White Dots Diskomiks)
  • Aint Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations (Pinot Filter Vintage Re-Love)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Danny Rampling -- Shoom


So, the story goes that Danny Rampling started "Rave Culture and the Summer of Love" in London by going to Ibiza with Paul Oakenfold, and taking drugs, and hearing House music for the first time in a club called Amnesia. And then they brought it all back to grimy, cold, miserable London. Yeah, okay, I'll believe that.

He did start a club called Shoom. He did blow our minds in a club called SW1 in the early 90s, where he'd mix Nirvana into disco into the Chemical Brothers. He did become one of the first Superstar DJs. And you know what that means. CDs produced en masse, radio shows, worldwide tours, and eventually an announcement that you need to retire.

So here's his retirement show, broadcast on BBC1 as an Essential Mix, Christmas morning, 2005. And, like all rockstars and sportsmen and artists who announce a retirement, I think he's since come back out of retirement.

Oh, and if you were going to play a last ever, say-goodbye, retirement set on the radio, would you play Simply Red? Nah, me neither.

Track Listing

  • Underground Sound Of Hungary 'Save Our Soul (Sman Mix)' (Stealth) 
  • Simply Red 'Perfect Love' (Simply Red Records) 
  • Madonna 'Deeper And Deeper (Italian Bootleg)' (White Label) 
  • Klement Bonelli Feat Dragonfly 'Nocturnal' (Newlite Music) 
  • Jerome Sydenam 'Sandcastles (Pete Heller Remix)' (Defected) 
  • David Morales 'Drip' (White Label) 
  • David Morales 'How Would You Feel' (Definity) 
  • Maria Carey 'We Belong Together (Peter Rahoufer Mix) (White Label) 
  • Dj Romain 'Coz Its Alright' (White Label) 
  • Dj Spen 'For The Love Of House' (Defected) 
  • Karizma Vs Technic 'Gaybrielle' (Defected) 
  • Unknown 'Sun' (White Label) with Jask 'Taking It Back' (Accepella) 
  • Danny Rampling & Mync 'Strobelite' (Emi Positiva) 
  • Puff Daddy 'Lets Get Ill' (White Label) 
  • 16th Element 'Warp 16' (Loaded) 
  • Inxs 'Need You Tonight (Bootleg Mix) (White Label) 
  • Renato 'Spank That' (White Label) 
  • Alex Dolby 'Unknown' (White Label) 
  • Remy 'Bang' (White Label) 
  • Jam And Spoon 'Odysee To Anjuna' (Sony)


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Norman Jay -- Good Times



Norman Jay is wikkid, man! He's got an MBE! He's from Notting Hill in London, and if anyone best represents what the Notting Hill Carnival is like, it's him. He's been DJing at it for 3 decades with his Good Times Sound System. Here's an example of an hour of one of his sets at the carnival.

And, like almost every successful part of the London House scene, this has expanded into a series of CDs. Take a listen to the 30 Year anniversary CD below.


Sadly, he didn't bring the Good Times to the festival this year. But he did play at The Big Chill Festival.

The Big Chill Festival is held in a castle in Herefordshire, and Norman Jay traditionally takes over the main stage on the Sunday afternoon. Here's his set from this year's party.


  • Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat
  • Candi Staton – When You Wake Up Tomorrow
  • Omar – Feeling You
  • The Detroit Experiment – Think Twice
  • Soloman – I Keep Forgettin’ Recycled
  • Chic – Everybody Dance
  • Fries & Bridges – Forever This
  • Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
  • Robyn S – Love For Love

Download here

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Naysayer and Gilsun -- Exclusive Interview


I love mashups! I know, people tell me that they're a bit old now. That as soon as we started hearing 2ManyDJs in Kmart as muzak, then it was all over. But yeah, that was 7 or 8 years ago now and I still love it. Other people do, too! There's a reason Girltalk comes out here every summer.

Naysayer and Gilsun are great fun and are everything a couple of young punk DJs should be. They play anything and everything, usually all at once. Download their album "Naysayer and Gilsun are in space" and you'll hear everything from Daft Punk, to Salt n Pepa, to the Grease Megamix. Nothing wrong with that, I say. Sounds like a usual Saturday night DJing to me. But whereas I'll do it over 3 hours, these guys smoosh it all together in a 4 minute song.

We were stoked to see them appear on the Golden Plains line-up for 2012 and sought them out to ask them a few questions.



-- How long have the two of you being playing together? How did you start out?
We've been doing this together for 3 years.  We started playing house parties as all our friends turned 18. It was always a shitty sound system and one laptop.  Eventually, by chance, Streetparty saw one of our gigs and started booking us.  The video stuff is a more recent endeavour of ours. We started that about a year ago and have been doing it live for only three months.

-- Whereabouts can we catch your sets at the moment?
At the moment, most cities around Australia! We are kicking off a tour and now you can get the details at our website http://www.naysayerandgilsun.com/

-- What equipment do you use when you play? CDJs? Ableton?
We use CDJS (or 1200s if we want to get girls) and Serato.  Plus a MixErmegency as a serato video plugin.  All our video is done with an external midi-controller.  So we telepathically communicate to mix in time with each other.

-- Comparisons between yourself and other mashup acts are inevitable. The first that springs to mind is Girltalk. His sets are a lot different to yours. You guys seems to play parts of the songs for a lot longer, whereas he might only grab a few bars and then straight into something else. Is this a fair comparison?
We started out as the ultimate fanboys.  Essentially that comparison was totally correct.  But since then, especially with the arrival of our Audiovisual set, we've developed our sound into something more drawn-out and crossover.  With a similar mix of genres but more focus on dance music and building a sustained vibe, something more like 2manyDJS or an Optimo party set - at least that's what we aspire to.

-- Who would win in a fight between yourselves and the Yacht Club DJs?
We don't know, but we can only imagine any such fight would take the same form as those in Real Steel, the film where Hugh Jackman controls giant robotic mech-boxers in a futuristic sports fighting ring.  This is a real film, out this year. I also imagine it would end with (robot) tears and hugs. 

-- "Naysayer and Gilsun are in space" is a great album. It's been a while, though. Can we expect another album soon?
At the moment we are very focussed on the audio visual show, so it remains to be seen when we next put out a purely audio mix tape.

-- You seem pretty relaxed about people 'sharing' your tracks. What's your opinion on the current state of file sharing of music on the internet?
We're definitely in no position to criticise people for using, sharing and listening to music freely. It feels like at the moment there are a lot of different business models being thrown at the wall. Not all are sticking but a lot of them are. We think the internet is going to lead to a renaissance for artist profits and a focus on quality physical releases and live performances.

-- What can you tell us about your video compilations? Can we expect to see some of these at Golden Plains?
What can't we tell you? We're really excited about them. This is our new thing.  We take scenes from movies, television and anywhere else and remix them in conjunction with music from all over the genre spectrum.  The vibe we are going for is a totally cohesive, drawn out, mind bending dance experience.  We try and keep a visceral, visual, colourful edge to the movies we sample.  It goes from dark to happy, light hearted to intense and everywhere in between.  It's almost like going to see a movie but you can dance and flirt with the person next to you.

-- You played a few festivals last summer, what can we expect from you guys at Golden Plains next year?
It's such an honour.  We will be doing our audiovisual set and our focus will be on finding a mood that is perfect for Golden Plains.  We are going to be playing a drawn out set of our more filmic, intense video remixes and electronic music.  For us, Golden Plains has been a fun and very intense experience in the Supernatural Amphitheatre.  We hope to deliver the same thing.


Take a look at their latest video mashup and, like me, start to get excited about catching them at Golden Plains



And here's an old mixtape of theirs from about a year ago.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Will Cumming -- Music for Serious Gardening


Here's a fresh selection of down-tempo house and disco, mixed with a freshly squeezed lemon and a sprig of mint. Just the thing to crank up loud on the stereo so you can hear it outside while pruning the hedges.

Will Cumming is a DJ in Melbourne. He plays all sorts of stuff, and if you want to catch him, you'll find him at Red Bennies on a Thursday night or Boutique on a Saturday night playing in the side room.

This mixtape is smooth and sultry -- perfect for a balmy Melbourne summer evening. Some great tracks on there, but keep a look out for the remix of "Flight Facilties" by Foreign Language. Oh, and a stripped back version of "Baby You're Still The Same" that bounces along sweetly.

Track Listing
  • Hold Tight - Shook 
  • T&W Lab File #06 - Tiger & Woods 
  • Reel Sweet - MAM 
  • Kissmetellme -Tiger & Woods 
  • Throw Down (feat Carmen) - MAM 
  • Baby You're Still The Same (Social Disco Club feat. Lucy Walker Sexual Flashback Mix) -Trujillo 
  • Tugboat Edits 003 - Go Deeper 
  • It Will Never Be the Same Again - Drop Out Orchestra 
  • Music is here 
  • Foreign Language (feat. Jess) (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) - Flight Facilities 
  • Music And More (Original Mix) 
  • A Place In Space – Miguel Campbell 
  • Love Makes Parks- Pillow Talk 
  • In The Middle Of The Night Jacques Renault


Music for serious gardening

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Soggy Disco Biscuit -- Volume 8


Summer's almost here, so time to hit the footpath or the treadmill and shake off those winter kilos. November's mixtape is all about running.

Some big voices in this month's mixtape. We've got some Nina Simone, some James Brown (kinda), some Prince, some Stevie Nicks and someone called Chance doing a pretty good version of Aretha. A very vocal mix coming your way.

I've been doing a lot of running lately, and I wanted to make something to run to, and this is what I ended up with. I don't normally play a lot of deep house, but this mix starts off quite deep. Good bass lines and subtle vocals to get focussed on the treadmill.

From there, we move into some contemporary tunes and a couple of nice remixes of some of my current favourite tracks from Metronomy and Gypsy and the Cat. Then, once the endorphins have kicked in, a bit of cheese to get you past the last couple of kilometres. And that version of Massive Attack's "Unfinished Sympathy" takes on a whole new meaning when sung by Tina Turner!

Plug this into your iPhone, launch the Runkeeper App, and try to get to 10km!


November, 2011

-- Track Listing --

-- "I Wanna Be Your Lobster" - Dimitri From Stoke On Kent

-- "The Jam (Alix Alvarez remix)" - Sascha Dive
-- "Midnight Passion" - LeSale
-- "The Purveyor of Deep Tones" - Rick Wade
-- "1,2,3,4" - D.O.D
-- "Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat's Heavenly House Extended Vocal Mix" - Nina Simone
-- "The Look (Fred Falke Remix)" - Metronomy
-- "Time to Wander (Kevin St. Croix Mix) Mix 7 edit" - Gypsy and the Cat
-- "Dreams (Tocadisco Remix)"- Deep Dish
-- "Rise Up" - Sunkids Feat Chance
-- "Unfinished Sympathy" - Tina Turner