Friday, 31 August 2012

Solid Light - Live @ Loop 13th July 2012 - Bad Party Mixtape

Solid Light will blow your mind. This is a recording of a show that happened in July and what a nice collection of tunes it is. Look for the tequila-infused stylings of "El Deporto", the deep, deep bounce of "Too Many Horizons" and the old-skool feel of "Good Time" which sounds like Moby if only he finally moved on from the 90s!

Lots of disco, hip-hop and left-field electronica here. This is Bad Party Records first full length release, and if this is what they're going to push out, then good times lie ahead for all of us. Plug it in, plug it in!

Pick up the album "Passwords" here

1. Solid Light - Is Real 
2. Solid Light - Too Many Horizons 
3. Solid Light - Getting Excited 
4. Solid Light - Make It Home (Pocketknife remix) 
5. Solid Light - El Deporto (Mr Bronson's Club Dub) 
6. Solid Light - Interactive 
7. Solid Light - Opium Den (Jamin Hernandez remix) 
8. Solid Light - Good Time

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tom Petty - Learning to Fly (Flash Atkins Bootleg Edit)

My wife loves this song. As she puts it; "What other girlfriend of yours would know this song?"

Good question.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Yacht Club DJs -- They Mostly Come At Night ... Mostly

A lot of people don't like the Yacht Club DJs. Mostly stupid hipsters who'd rather listen to Animal Collective send them to sleep. Me, I like their ADHD take on DJing. I've seen them a couple of times and each time they've blown the dancefloor away. No song lasts more than a minute or so. And why should it? We're bored with our lives, we're drunk, we want the hits and something bass heavy and familiar and a bit crazy and fun. Oh, and can you smoosh it all together for us? Kthxbye!

So, a tracklisting for this mix tape? You gotta be kidding. But you can expect to hear; Fatboy Slim, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Rihanna, Jet, The Beastie Boys, Electric Six, The Jacksons, The Prodigy, Cut Copy, Billy Idol, The B52s, Young MC, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Ray Charles, and maybe some Kenny Loggins.

And that's just in the first few minutes.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Disco on a Shoestring

You know what can be fun? Trawling through the op-shops on the weekend and stumbling across the box full of old records. Usually, the album covers alone are enough to raise a giggle, but every now and then, a rare tune might surface and you've got yourself a bargain for under a fiver.

This is the concept behind these two mixes. Spankie Hazard spent some time in the bargain bins of NYC, Tokyo and ... um ... Geelong and found some disco classics. Who's buying disco in Geelong? Oh, and take a look at the tracks, and see how much each disc cost.

Anyway, this was a few years ago, and he made a couple of mixtapes with his finds. Only now, has he uploaded them to his Soundcloud, so enjoy.

Disco On A Shoestring 2002 Mixtape (DOWN TEMPO) 
1) Intro 
2) Straight Down To The Bone - Blanche Carter (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
3) Overdose Of Love - Lowrell (500 yen, Yokohama) 
4) I've Been Watching You - St. Tropez ($1, Geelong) 
5) I'm Caught Up - Inner Life ($4, The Bronx, NYC) 
6) Don't Say Goodnight - First Love (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
7) Love's Comin' At Ya - Melba Moore ($1, Manhattan, NYC) 
8) Make Up Your Mind - Aurra ($2, Manhattan, NYC) 
9) I'm In Love - Evelyn King ($5, Prahran, Melbourne) 
10) Show You My Love - Goldie Alexander ($1, Geelong) 
11) Just How Sweet Is Your Love - Rhyze ($1, Geelong) 
12) Rock The House (Pt. II) - Elite (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
13) The Groove Is Here - Legacy (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC...and there were five more...) 
14) You're Too Late - Fantasy ($2, Prahran, Melbourne) 
15) Never Too Late - Julius Brown ($1, Geelong) 
16) Make It Last Forever - Inner Life (500 yen, Tokyo)

Disco On A Shoestring 2002 Mixtape (UP TEMPO) 
1) Intro 
2) B&G Rhythm - B&G Rhythm (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
3) Everybody Get Down - Mouzon's Electric Band ($2, Camberwell, Melbourne) 
4) Let Your Body Run (Inst.) - Francie Simone (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
5) What You Won't Do For Love - Denie Corbett (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
6) Last Night Surrender - Jeree Palmer (50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
7) Body Party - Gay Evers & Nitelite (25 cents, Hawthorn, Melbourne) 
8) Get Down, Get Down - Melody Stewart (50 cents, Portarlington and also $1, Brooklyn) 
9) Give A Damn - SOS ($3, Camberwell) 
10) I Don't Know If It's Right - Evelyn King (both copies for 50 cents, Manhattan, NYC) 
11) Dance Sing Along - Freedom ($4, Melbourne) 
12) Time (Inst.) - Stone (Gift from friend) 
13) Plain Out Of Luck - Gayle Adams ($3, Melbourne) 
14) Love In Your Life - El Coco ($2, Dandenong, Melbourne) 
15) You're So Right For Me - Eastside Connection ($10 for both copies, NYC) 
16) I'm A Free Man (Francois K Re-edit) - Southshore Commission (500 yen, Tokyo)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Soggy Disco Biscuit -- Volume 18

Look at us getting in a week early with September's podcast. Why? Well, usually I like to post it to Soundcloud a little earlier. But the douches over there won't allow me to upload it because of "Copyright Issues", meaning one of these tracks has been flagged by the artist as one to look out for if a DJ uses it in their mix. Strange, because most of these songs use samples themselves. I bet it was Dimitri From Paris, and his Village People remix.
So, you're stuck with only the Podomatic player this month. Hope it works on your iPad. lol
But onto the tunes. My favourite Chicago tune kicks things off. And you thought Pitbull wrote that, didn't you? As if. My mate Stephane Darras' new track fits nicely into my remix of the Soulsearchers. Finally, something to make my crappy remix sound better than it actually is. Some old 90s house in there, of course, some deep nudisco and finishing with a cheeky little cover.
Bring on the Spring!
September, 2012
-- tracklisting --
"Street Player (12" Dance Mix)" - Chicago 
"Jingo (David Rodriguez 12'' Mix)" - Candido
"Love & Happiness" - River Ocean feat. India 
"If You Feel Like Dancin'" - Stephane Darras 
"Blow Your Whistle (Soggy Disco Biscuit remix)" - Soulsearchers 
"My Roommate (DFP Nu edit)" - Village People 
"Dancing With the DJ" - The Knocks 
"I'm Gonna Get You" - Bizarre Inc. 
"Tortuga" - Claes Rosen 
"Don't " - Bicep & Omar Odyssey 
"Wish I Didn't Miss You (Soulful House mix)" - Ricky Teixeira & Rojey James vs Angie Stone 
"I Thought It Was You (12" Mix)" - Sex-O-Sonique 
"Hey Ya" - Booker T. Jones

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Kenny Dope Hip Hop & Breaks Saturday Basement Mix #2 April 2012

Mr. Kenny Dope is in the house tonight, dropping his Hip Hop and Breaks all over yo ass! The man needs no introduction from a punk like me. Check out this mixtape, the transitions, the scratching, the song choices. It's all there for both the trainspotting chin-stroker and the B-Boy dancefloor.

1.Time Leak/Redef Damu Remix-Union Ft Talib Kweli & Sly Johnson (Fatbeats) 
2.Chit Chat-Natural Yogurt Band (Jazzman) 
3.Year Of Hip Hop-LL Cool J (Slice Of Spice) 
4.This Was A Time-Dee Felice Trio (Adidas Originals) 
5.Give The Drummer Some-Ultramagnetic Mc's (Adidas Originals) 
6.Greedy G-Mr.Chop (Now Again) 
7.Yellow Soul Force-Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (Jazzman) 
8.Head Wiggle-Kashmere Stage Band (Kram) 
9.Take It Easy/Kenny Dope Mix-Brass Construction (Kay-Dee) 
10.Soul Power-The Soul Surfers (Funk Night) 
11.King Kong-Big T Tyler (Aladdin) 
12.Signs- J Dilla (Stones Throw) 
13.Keep On Doin'-The Isley Brothers (T Neck) 
14.Breakloose Ft. DJ Scratch-Rasheed Chappell (Kay-Dee) 
15.Soul To The People Pt.1-The Fantastic Souls (Kay-Dee) 
16.Hit The Bongo-Tito Puente (Tico) 
17.I'Ve Got What You Need-Mary Jane Hooper (Power Pac) 
18.Obsession 77-Atomic Forest (Now Again) 
19.Thank You-York Wilborn's Psychedelic Six (Now Again)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

AOR Disco

I'm getting a lot of people asking about AOR Disco and yacht rock nights in Melbourne. People sending me messages, making comments, just generally asking if there's a night on somewhere.

I don't think there is, but it would be good if there was. Maybe as the weather gets warmer, we might look at putting one on. Here's what I would play.

--Track Listing --
1. "Lovelight" -- Lewis Taylor 
2. "I'm On Fire" -- Bruce Springsteen (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Mix) 
3. "I'm Not Moving" -- Phil Collins (Idjut Boys Edit) 
4. "Dance Hall Days" -- Wang Chung (Psychemagik's Leg Warmer Edit) 
5. "Time After Time" -- LeSale 
6. "Never Gonna Give You Up" -- Rick Astley (Drop Out Orchestra Dub) 
7. "The Way It Is" -- Bruce Hornsby 
8. "The Boys Of Summer" -- Don Henley (Lord Of The Isles Depth Charge Re-shape) 
9. "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" -- Paul Simon (Pollyn's Re-Edit Remix) 
10. "I Cant Go For That" -- Hall & Oates (Pop Out & Play's Re-edit) 
11. "Watermelon Man" -- East Harlem Bus Stop

Sunday, 19 August 2012

It's Cool (at the lake) -- DJ Shmeejay

I did some painting today. This is what I listened to. It's cool. The painting was not. It was boring

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Primal Scream -- The Band Of The 90s

Were Primal Scream the best band of the 90s? My friend says no, and he should know, he was there. And that's something. But he does admit that "Screamadelica" was one of the Top 10 albums of that decade. So that's something. He and I saw them live at a Big Day Out at the end of the 90s. That was something!

Last year, they decided to 'come together' to play the album "Screamadelica" live and in full to celebrate its 20 year anniversary. And what a show it proved to be. Check it. I did. That may or may not be me holding up the beer bottle in this video. I had a few that night on The World's End Press' rider.

I couldn't find a recording of the Melbourne show, but here's one from Dublin from the same tour.

01. Intro
02. Movin’ On Up
03. Slip Inside This House
04. Dont Fight It, Feel It
05. Damaged
06. I’m Coming Down
07. Inner Flight
08. Higher Than The Sun
09. Loaded
10. Come Together
11. Swasktika Eyes
12. Country Girl
13. Jailbird
14. Rocks
Download "Live in Dublin" here

And now it's been announced that they're coming back to give the Meredith Music Festival a treat. They would sound awesome in the Amphitheatre. You should go, but before you do, take a listen to every single one of their albums.

Sonic Flower Groove

Primal Scream


Give Out But Don't Give Up

Vanishing Point


Evil Heat

Riot City Blues

Beautiful Future

Oh, and here's my mate's Top 10 list of bands from the 90s.

1.       Radiohead
2.       U2
3.       Radiohead
4.       Radiohead
5.       Radiohead
6.       Oasis
7.       Radiohead
8.       Radiohead
9.       Radiohead
10.   The Cranberries

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Guess Who vs Lenny Kravitz -- American Woman remixes

Who would win in a fight between these two artists? I'm tipping the guy in the white suit. But here's a couple of remixes that makes everyone a winner.

Monday, 13 August 2012

AFUNK -- San's Mix

Soulful House is sometimes all I need to get me through. This mix should get me through the next hour, at least.

Oh, how come this guy gets so many comments on his Soundcloud? How does this happen? I'm lucky to get three.

-- tracklisting --

1 - Lost On Arrival (Original Mix) - Unkle Funk 
2 - I Care for You - Mindgames, Bojas 
3 - Don't Give Up (Mindgames Remix) - Sybil 
4 - Read My Mind - Drexmeister Rework New Believers ft. Ike Sofunky 
5 - Universal Dreamers (Mark Di Meo & Tony Loreto Remix) - Ricky Diciotto & Kenny Carpenter, Wendy Lewis 
6 - Reflections On a Memory (Pt. 2) - Domineeky 
7 - Moneda Funk (Pt. 1) - Domineeky 
8 - It's All About The Music (Deeper Club Mix) - Fabio Tosti feat Donald Sheffey 
9 - Heaven (Dutchican Soul Dub) - Mike Scot feat. Miss Bunty & Saxy Mr.S 
10 - After Midnight (AFUNK MASH) - Kobretti feat Roz Brown 
11 - Richard Earnshaw Ft James Vargas-Inside & Out (Groovejunkies Funky Dub)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Angie Stone - Wish I didn't miss you ( Luccas Zacca Remix )

I like this song. It's about 10 years old now, but still sounds pretty fresh to my ears. It's probably that sample that really does it for me. It lifts it from the old O'Jays song "Backstabbers" and kicks along smoothly. Angie's voice is haunting and sad and just adds something special.

Here's a nice little remix that doesn't need to do much.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Essential Mix -- Solomun

I love an Essential Mix, and I love Solomun. This one was played 28 July, 2012 and rocks it!

-- Tracklisting -- 

Shanghai - Looking for Love (Lulu Remix) 
Dems - Down on you (Hannes Fischer Remix) 
James Yuill - This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) 
Stimming & David August - Sexy Beast (Gui Boratto Remix) 
Solomun - Forever (The Teenagers Remix) 
Erik Christiansen - Cosmic Girl 
David August - Music Is The Place To Be (Pool Remix) 
H.O.S.H. - The Valve (WhoMadeWho Remix) 
Jungle Brothers - Doin' Our Own Dang (feat. De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Q Tip & Monie Love) 
Too $hort - Too Short But Funky (Solomun Edit) 
Kolombo - My Own Business 
Christian Burkhardt - Delight 
Luca C & Brigante - Flashlight (Solomun Remix) 
NTFO & Karmon - Nobody Else 
Chelonis R. Jones - I Don't Know 
Adriatique - Motions 
H.O.S.H. - No One (feat. Malonda) 
Sare Havlicek - Let The Sound 
MAM - Reel Sweet 
The Visitors - No Under On The Ground Part II 
Martin Roth - Beautiful Life 
SlimPhatty - Break My Heart 
Das EFX - They Want EFX

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

"If You Feel Like Dancin'" -- Stephane Darras

London would be going off right now. Jessica Ennis wins gold for the pent-abdomens event. The rowers keep winning like they have three oars each. Cyclists are cycling, and even Andy Murray is winning! And even though it's raining, the city looks glorious and glamourous and glittery and glad to be alive.

Meanwhile, over the channel, France is chugging along quite nicely, merci beaucoup very much, tres oui! You may not see their team on the TV, you may not be able to name even one of their athletes. But they're fifth on the medal table, and their summer is doing just fine.

Which brings me to my "disco correspondence", Stephane Darras. If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know how he and I have built a little pen-pal thing over the last few months. His disco mixtapes are huge and move swiftly from the latest nu-disco to old school classics seamlessly and effortlessly.

And finally, he's pushed out a little remix of his own. He's taken a little known song called "If You Feel Like Dancin'" and given it his Parisian workover. The original was from a band called 94 East and featured an unknown calling himself Prince. In fact, I think the whole band was Prince. Who knows? Wikipedia doesn't seem to. My suspicion is that this is all Prince. It was back in the 70s, anyways.

But Stephane has taken this to a new level. In true nu-disco style, he's taken the mix and done very little other than amplify the best bits and taken out the junk. A solid groove that moves the hips without too much effort and lets you know that the disco is here for the night.

Play it early in the set and start the night off right.

Stephane, great work!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Casio Social Club - Crush (Radio Edit)

In 1986, The Jets released a crappy song called "Crush On You". But it's not 1986 anymore. Casio Social Club seem to think it is with this reworking that bumps and grinds and gets your dancefloor back into their leg warmers and oversized T-Shirts.

Free Download for a short time only.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Supertramp -- Cannonball (Alkalino Re-Edit)

Would it surprise you if I told you that in the late 80s I was a huge Supertramp fan? C'mon, they were bloody great. "Breakfast In America" would be one of the defining albums of the 80s, surely. Did you know that it is still the biggest selling English Language album in France. Still! Take that Tina Arena!

This re-edit is of one of their lesser known hits, coming from their 1985 album "Brother Where You Bound". It was probably the last time you heard them on contemporary radio, other than Gold FM, of course.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Soggy Disco Biscuit -- Volume 17

Number 17 has dropped and it's all over the place. A couple of threads running through this mix this month. A bit of a Daft Punk flavour, seasoned with some winter musings, and finished with some tripped out Space Cadet spoken word. It moves from funk to disco to house to soul to deep house and I make no apologies for that. It all works.

Oh, and I'm running out of space on the website that hosts my podcasts. I'm going to have to delete some of the early ones. If you want to listen to any of the old ones (some are good, some are weak, number 5 is still the best), then you'll need to go and get them before September.

Download them here

-- Tracklisting -- 

"Why You Wanna" - Poolside
"Lunar" - Fingerpaint
"Nobody" - LNTG
"Release The Beast (Flight Facilities Edit)" - Breakwater
"Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulo Nimbus Mix)" - The Orb
"Date With The Rain (Special Remix Disco Version)" - Eddie Kendricks
"Golden Era (Franco De Mulero, Hector Romero Golden Days Mix)" - David Morales & Roisin Murphy
"Daft Funk [Hands Of Time Gold]" - Social Disco Club
"Mushrooms (The Timewriter Remix)" - Marshall Jefferson Vs. Noosa Heads
"Crazy (Phonique Remix)"  - Ornette
"God Made Me Funky (gustavs långa mix)" - Headhunters