Sunday, April 26, 2015

Roots jungle

Spring days always bring out in me (and about 90% of world population with access to music) a more intense need for reggae -this could be a serious hint. And this. This year, it hit me a bit differently.



Reggae vibe (Alborosie sampled), drum'n'bass rhythm, highs'n'lows, sweet melody, no harsh parts, summerish feeling, absolute musical sunshine... What the hell am I still doing here?

*Check out Slynk's tunes here. This Australian dude is all about the funk and the breaks.

track's info:
Slynk - Know your roots
2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We'll always have Paris

Yesterday a dude visiting Athens stopped me in the middle of the street to ask me where he could find a decent night club to listen to some hip hop and dance. His question kinda filled me with embarrassment, as I haven’t been in one of those for years and, inevitably, I wasn’t anywhere near the most suitable person to answer such a question, especially as far as hip hop stuff is concerned. The worst part was that I was in his shoes in 2007 when I visited Paris and asked everyone around where I could find a place to listen to some good ol’ french house, but nobody really knew what to recommend.

Anyways, I did my best to give him some directions on how to get to a place with many bars and stuff and maybe some nightclubs -which might be playin’ bouzoukia today for all I know- and left feeling older than ever. 

But today I listened to this.



Good ol’ disco house tunes from Cesare and Jukebox Recordz, just like the ones I was lookin’ for in Paris.

Don’t know if the poor guy found his way into his musical heaven, but I kinda just did.

*Check out the whole LP. You'll find an awesome Gene Chandler sample in there among others -with a free download.

track's info:
Cesare - Never Give Up
Give Your Love
Jukebox Recordz 2015


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Groovy people

Everyobody -well, almost everybody- has their own groove. And by groove I mean a certain rhythm, a certain swing that comes out in everyday life and is most recognizable when in tune with music, but can also be sensed by the way we walk, talk, laugh, move, sway, dance.


In some cases, our groove can also be sprung from other people. And these people need to be kept close to us no matter what.

Bobby Patterson can explain it better. And with a groove. 

track's info: 
Bobby Patterson - I get my groove from you
It's just a matter of time
Paula Records 1972

Monday, April 06, 2015

Daydreamin'

Since I'm a hopeless daydreamer, I really need the perfect tunes to complete my inner journeys. This one took me by the hand on a Wednesday morning, when I was so not in the mood to work and shit -surprise- and led me to my secret place.


That is a place that smells like jasmin, tastes like salty lips and sounds like just about that. And then I saw the light. Of my fucking pc screen.

track's info:
Ohio Players - Angel 
Angel
Mercury 1977

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Out to get 'cha. Twice.

Mr. Latimore's '78 "Out to get 'cha" tune received 2 kisses of life the past months.

Rare Cut's sooth and sexy one.



Dj Vas and Soulist's a bit more uptempo one.



And they both got me.

tracks' info:
 (original)
 -Benny Latimore - Out to get'cha
Dig a little deeper 
Glades 1978

-Latimore - Out to get'cha (Soulist & Dj Vas rework)
2015

-Latimore - Out to get'cha (RC edits)
2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

June brought spring

I'm startin' to think that spring has made other plans for this year. So it looks like we're gonna have to try and find it elsewhere.



I think I found it in a J.U.N.E. track. Weird.

track's info: 
Nicholas - J.U.N.E.
Love Someone
4lux 2014

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Reminder

Do you know what I love about skilful edits?



That they make me re-love and re-play old favorites that I haven't listened in a long time and that at some point I've even gotten a little bored of, cause of my maniac excessive repetition.

Thank you Jay Todd for this beautiful edit and for bringing me back to my roots.
Richie Havens, I know you' re watching/listening.

track's info:
Richie Havens - Going back to my roots (Jay Todd Disco edits) 
2015


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