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. "

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.

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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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.

  • "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