Saturday, 29 September 2012

Back with another one of those Yacht Rocking Beatz

Hey there, disco kids. It's not all disco tunes on this blog. Every now and then we need to let the smooth sounds seep through. And that's just what I've done with my latest mixtape.

This summer we need to let the fine, sultry stylings of the Doobies, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oats, Steely Dan, and all the other Yacht Rockers wash over us like so many waves lapping at the keel of our boat. Take the roof down, turn this up on your 8-track, and cruise on down the esplanade with your best girl. Things are about to get smoooooooth.


"Sailing (Yacht Bounce Anthem)" -- Christopher Cross
"Bless The Rains (LNTG Epic Journey)" -- LNTG
"Wings" -- New Found Land
"One On One (DJ Christyle Drum & Clap edit)" -- Hall & Oats
"Learning To Fly (Flash Atkins Bootleg Mix)" -- Tom Petty
"I Can Dream About You (Jellybean remix)" -- Dan Hartman
"Bomber" -- Tatsuro Yamashita
"It's All Gone (The Starkiller's Extended Yacht Party Rework)" -- Chris Rea
"Horse With No Name (Leo Zero Rework)" -- America
"Dreams (Psychemagik Remix)" -- Fleetwood Mac
"Girls On The Avenue" -- Milton Saunders

Friday, 28 September 2012

Labor Day Mix -- Missyelektro

You know what I like about music blogging? Finding great tunes and putting them into my next mixtape. There's plenty here in this mix-up that I'll pinch, that's for sure. But it's great to see a few of the tunes I've been championing lately in missylekto's latest mixtape. As she says; "I hope it's not too hipster for ya!" Not at all, Missy. Just what I need, this morning.

1.) Maya Jane Coles- Cutting It Fine 
2.) Panama- Magic (Midnight Magic Remix) 
3.) Jobe- Colours 
4.) Tom Petty - Learning to Fly (Flash Atkins Bootleg Mix) 
5.) Little Boots-Headphones (Dimitri From Paris Dub) 
6.) Dombrance- The Witch (NoteOn Reboot) 
7.) Justin martins E S R - Finyl Master UNLIMITED01 
8.) Angie Stone- Wish I didn't miss you (Luccas Zacca Remix.) 
9.) Mercury feat. Robert Owens- Candlelight (Soul Button Remix) 
10.) Soulclap ft.Navbox-He Likes You Too 
11.) Submotion Orchestra- Blindspot (Maribou Remix) 
12.) Capital Cities- Nothing Compares 2 U 
13.) Alex Niggemann - Don't Wait - (Dry Dust & Deep Blast Intro Remix) 
14.) florence & the machine - what the water (jamie jones edit) 
15.) Lenny Kravitz- American Woman (Alex Milano & Dj Yastreb Remix) 
16.) Zombie Disco Squad - Righteous - Dry Dust & Deep Blast Remix 
17.) Bruce Trail- Gargamel Rising 
18.) Montevideo- Horses (Zimmer Remix) 
19.) Mocky- Mickey Mouse Muthaf****S (Tiefschwarz Remix) [Featuring Ad Hawk]

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Sailing (Yacht Bounce Anthem) -- Christopher Cross

Have you seen the Youtube series called "Yacht Rock"? Okay, if not, then start here with this video. And then waste a whole day and a half watching the rest of the series. You won't be disappointed.

Those who have been following this blog for a while would know how much I love the Yacht Rock, but how much more I like a reworking of a yacht rock classic into a disco tune. And here's one that, if you've caught my latest mixtape, I'm sure you enjoyed. Press play and sail away.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Moullinex -- Kassette

Moullinex is coming to town! He'll be playing New Guernica on Saturday November 10 and will blow the roof off the joint. 

Check his latest disco jam. Builds slowly and tidily, drops a keen little funk line into the mix, then works the groove. Then whammo, the disco hits and it's arms in the air and hips all over the place. Cool little breakdowns with some drums that sound like Dolly Parton's "9-5", and then bang, extra layers of disco to keep the floor moving along. And then the hook straight from 1982 and Kasso's "Walkman"

His album will be out on October 26 but in the meantime, grab this free download.

Oh, and who doesn't love a free download?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Black Magic Disco -- September 2012 mix

Black Magic Disco is a UK DJ who has moved to Sydney and mucks around with remixes and productions. 

Here's a little mix of his that moves around from Nu Disco to 90s inspired piano house to the latest deep house. You'll find some A.N.D.Y, Vanilla Ace, Cassian, Rocco Raimundo and Jonas Rathsman in the wash, making all your whites turn hypercolour.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Rayko @ The Ministry Of Sound

Rayko is one cool disco dude from Madrid. He had a ripper of a track last year called "Broadway" which took a Bee Gees tune and made it sound good again. Most of his stuff is disco tinted dance floor funtimes that makes you want to grab the oldest flares in your wardrobe and hit the tiles. He takes oldies that were a bit cringy, and makes them into newies that are not so cringy. Bananarama, Hall & Oats, The O'Jays all get a treatment.

This set is a little mix-up for some tiny club called The Ministry Of Sound. I wonder what that place is like, then?


1. Baby (Rayko Special "Moroder Sound Club Opening Edit)
2. Long Beach (Rayko edit)
3. People (Rayko edit)
4. So In Love (Rayko edit)
5. Hard (Rayko edit)
6. Conscious of my Conscience (Rayko Mighty Dragon Soul edit)
7. This Is It (Rayko edit)
8. Love You More (Rayko extended edit)
9. You Might Need Somebody (Rayko vs Space Duke edit)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Leftside Lounge -- Leftside Wobble

Here's a real nice mix for a real nice weekend. It's wobbly all over. Smooth and easy, not too cheesy, kinda breezy. Oh, and a nice little remix in the middle of an old song you'll know!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Crafternoon Delight

This set is actually quite ridiculous, and is based on an episode of "Rage" I watched last Saturday night.  Lots of rubbish in here. I promise a special set and a bit of a surprise later in the week to make up for it.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mighty Mouse Mixtape

You might still be feeling a little rough around the edges from the weekend. You bet! Here's a whole mess of disco to cure those Tuesday bluesdays

--Track list--
1. Ost & Kjex - Milano Model (A Thrilling Mungophony In Two Parts)
2. Markas - Love
3. Sohight & Cheevy - Travel Anthem (Moulinex Remix)
4. Hot Chip - How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
5. Emeron & Fox - Nightmares (Final DJ's Remix)
6. Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Xinobi Remix)
7. Christian S - The Power Of Now
8. Lindstrom - Eggedosis (Todd Terje Edit)
9. Rainer Weichhold - Infernal
10. Djuma Soundsystem - Menage A Moi (Original Mix)
11. Michale Cleis - Mir A Nero
12. Crystal Fighters - Follow (Diskjokke Remix)
13. Klangkarussell - Sonnentanz (Oliver Koletski Remix)
14. Mark Knight feat. Skin - Nothing Matters (Tensnake Remix)
15. Two Door Cinema Club - Sun (Gildas Kitsune Club Night Remix)
16. Sailor & I - Tough Love (Aril Brikha Remix)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Brainwash the DJ

Some Polish Disco to get your week started and to kick off some of the weekend's dust and shadows. The DJ is Brainwash the DJ, or Jakub for short, and you should like his mix. Get clicking!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Paula Abdul -- Opposites Attract (Dimitri from Paris edit)

Dimitri from Paris is at it again, wrecking a perfectly good song for his own enjoyment. Actually, this is a pretty good remix that does very little to the original. You'll play it, won't you? I will.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Too Mass -- Here comes the summer mix

The kids are digging the disco. This kid is Too Mass. He's from Sydney and he's got the jams. He'll kick them out. Summer is on the way and this is what you need to hear. It moves pretty quickly from old to new, from funk to disco to deep and fresh. Nicely blended, smooth transitions and a whole lotta fun. Check it!


Mailbu -- Cezare
Gettin Jiggy With It -- Will Smith
Keep On Loving Me -- Onra
Feel The Beat -- Miami Slice
Mambo Jet -- Cherokee
Shark In The Water (Crazy P Mix) -- VV Brown
Le Freak -- Chic
Inspector Norse -- Todd Terje
Baby I got That (Justin Martin's Endless Summer Mix) -- Bondax
Fly Robin Fy (Fromage Disco Red Robin EDit) -- Silver Convention
Sinple Dream -- Social Disco Club
Groove Is In The Heart -- Deee Lite
Die On The Dancefloor (Mickey Remix) -- Tyson
9 Iron -- Bit Funk
Loving You (Jamrmx) -- The Disko Starz
Touch The Sky -- Agent Stereo
Costa Brava -- Fake Funk
Disco Symphony

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Boney M -- Gotta Go Home (Discobar Niel bootleg)

Did you know that Duck Sauce was Armand Van Helden and A-Trak? Yeah, true. But did you know what that annoyingly catchy song of there's really was? Well, now you do.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

St. Stereo - Mixtape Of Never Awake Street Part 4.

St Stereo is my main man over in Lithuania. He runs a radio show on Zip FM and they say they "are friendly, tough, charismatic, genuine and not afraid to create a different station and always ready to take off your roof." Yes! I came across them when they asked me if they could use one of my mixes on their show late one night. You can listen to that show here.

He consistently plays good tunes, great mixtapes and whatever is hot! Here's his latest mixtape. It's deep and gentle and cruisey and would suit a drive down the freeway late at night. Oh, and if you're ever in Lithuania, tune in or stream it here.

At the Ranch - Jacob Mikesh Filburt
Bleedin Out - Finnebassen
Broken Mirror (Original Mix) - DJ Da
Water Business (Social Disco Club Remix) - Max Essa
And I Try (Original Mix) - Death on the Balcony
Equal Responsibility (Original Mix) - Climbers
Hey Girl! - Nhan Solo
Mat.Joe - Heart To Find
Tomorrow Can Wait (Alternative Version) - Luca C & Brigante
My Life (Till Von Sein & Tigerskin Remix) - Rampa & Re.You Feat. Meggy
Wind It Back (Original Mix) - Mark Jenkyns

Fleetwood Mac -- Dreams (Psychemagik Remix)

The AOR Disco and Yacht Rockin' Beatz session in Melbourne looks like it might be going ahead. I'll keep you posted on what and when it is happening, but I'm talking with a few venues that might be interested.

One thing is for sure, this is what I'll be playing. Who are Psychemagik? A couple of crazy hippies with blissed out bios and Cosmic Forest dreaming crap all over their website. But also a team who are consistently putting out some of the best remixes and reworkings at the moment. I use a lot of their edits in my mixes. You may have heard the World's End Press mix lately. Or their work for 2ManyDjs, or their take on Wang Chung.

But here's their new jam and it is cool as all fuck. Simple concept, really. Take some Fleetwood Mac and make it contemporary. Everyone's doing it. Every second post these days on AOR Disco is a Fleetwood Mac remix. That blog got real old, real fast. And just like Michelle Obama's vagina, this song was crying out for some attention from a couple of blokes who knew what to do with it.

These guys add their spin to this song and turn it into something gentle and malleable. It's that intro that we all know and love, but there's swooshes and basslines that are unfamiliar yet friendly. Is this the Cosmic Forest? Maybe. Let's take a walk through it.

It'll take you three-and-a-half minutes to get to the song proper. But it's a nice wander and you should take your time. Once you're there, you'll know what I mean.

It's a tricky beat to download, but you'll work it out. Start by going here. Oh, and while you're on the Facebook, give us a "like"

Friday, 7 September 2012

The Supermen Lovers / Foundation mixtape #7

You might like this little mixtape today. I know I do!

1 - Totally enormous extinct dinosaurus / Stronger (Miguel Campbell remix) 
2 - Azari & III / Into the night (CFCF remix) 
3 - Breakbot / One out of two (DJ Sneak remix) 
4 - Solomun / Kackvogel 
5 - Surrender! / SMASH (Blende Remix) 
6 - Bodyspasm / Twenty radios (Locked groove remix) 
7 - Chinese flash mob feat Alixander III / Fade 2 black (Blende remix) 
8 - The Supermen Lovers feat Antonin / We got that booty (Aka aka remix) 
9 - Tiger & woods / Gin Nation 
10 - Jupiter / Needs a boogieman 
11 - Chemise / She can't love you

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

George Benson - Give Me The Night (Jamin Hernandez Edit)

Yep, I know I've been dropping a bit of Bad Party Records on you lately. But really, I should have got around to this one a little earlier. People ask me what sort of stuff I play. Well, this is the Soggy Disco Biscuit sound right here in a tight little 4 and half minute package.

Jamin Hernandez has taken this classic DJ friendly tune from George Benson and given us a clean and tight remix that rolls around your mouth and leaves you feeling satisfied. Bumpy little intro that is fun to work with, a tidy beat, drop the bass and work that groove. Keep the lyrics back a bit, play with the pitch and the results are in! Give us a breakdown that reminds us how good this song was back in the day, and then smash us back into that beat.

What will you mix this into? Needs another classic, I think, to get the floor frothing. How about this?

Monday, 3 September 2012

Groove Motion vs De La Soul - Sat a dub (GM's Re-edit)

If you hate this song, then I don't want to know you. This has to be one of the best hip-hop songs eva! This remix won't let you down. It jams, it rolls, it makes you like Saturday. It's a remix of a remix of a remix. Grease is the word! This is one fine remix, tho! Drops out in the right places, comes back in just fine! It's a Saturday! Find that JB Scream! Locate that Chicago sample! Check that outro and tell me you won't be playing this at your next jam! There's only one whole day for play. This is it.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

French Beatz -- Soggy Disco Biscuit Mixtape

I had a bit of fun last night and put together a little mixtape of some French Disco I've been listening to. Hope you like it. If you are into this stuff, check out the site and download all the tracks

1- Fraicheur - Promise your love
2- JNL_Cinemafunk - One Sunday
3- Cosmonaut Grechko - Headphone Girl
4- Aurient - Pixie Mantra
5- Bazz - Tidal Wave
6- Breakbot Vs Chromeo - Baby Be Night (Ugly Kids Mash)
7- RAC - Hollywood Ft. Penguin Prison (The Magician Remix)
8- Cosmonaut Grechko - Only Friends
9- Access Denied - Wrong
10- Elton Vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night