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Friday, 28 December 2018

One Night At Equinox '92-93'

One Night at Equinox '92-93'
During 1992 and 1993, myself and friends got a little disillusioned with clubbing in the Capital and wanted something different. So, we would make the 3 hour car journey on a Friday night from Folkestone in Kent to a small club on the outskirts of Souldrop, Bedfordshire.
Millwaukes or "The Fun House" as it was known, was one of the first legally all-night licensed clubs in the UK, hosting regular events from Helter Skleter, ESP and of course Equinox.
What was great about those nights was the consistant and amazing DJ line up's. With it being centrally located, it would capture both Midland/Northern based DJ's heading south and London DJ's heading north.
This mix is my homage to those very special nights. That legendary 25k Cerwin Vega + 5k Sub Base sound system, that would pummel your ribcage with its earth shattering sub base. The combination of jungle rhythms alongside 4 the floor piano bangers and techno stompers. The intimacy that was created by the DJ being so near to the crowd... and what a crowd and what a vibe.....
All hail "The King Of Clubs".
Of course, this mix isn't a comprehensive list, its simply tracks that I remember, tracks that got played by some of my favourite DJ's during my times at Milwaukees, Dj's such as Ratty, Tango (RIP), DJ SS, DJ Clarkee, Ellis Dee, Top Buzz, Slipmatt, Fat Controller, Mastersafe and so many others.
(Mixed live, no edits, no prep - just played with feeling and a little rough around the edges)
Oaysis - Jungle Mash Up (DJ SS Remix)
DJ Seduction & DJ Phantasy - In Effect (Dancin' The Whole Night)
Top Buzz - Living In Darkness (93 Remix)
Austin - Unity In Dub (Stop-Go Mix)
Raging Rockers - Kounter Act (Sensi Version)
The Anthill Mob - Antology (The Top Buzz Stonehenge Remix)
Jungle House Crew - King Of The Jungle
Freestyle & DJr - Madness
Oaysis - Incredible Bass
DJ Seduction - Sub Dub
Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor - Dark Matter (Kev Bird's 93 Remix)
MC Lethal - The Rave Digger (Stu Allan Catch Remix)
Wax Doctor - Another Direction
Rhythm For Reasons - Music In Search Of The Light
The House Crew - Euphoria (Nino's Dream)
Foul Play - Finest Illusion (Illegal Mix)
Force Mass Motion - Panic
SMD - Untitled (Side A)
Ramos & Supreme - The Journey Part 1
The Fat Controller - In Complete Darkness
On Remand - Controllin' (Remix)
Tango - Timebomb
Cloud Nine - Ruff (Remix)
Tango & Ratty - Tales From The Darkside
DJ Edge - Compnded 'The Illegal Remix'
Roger Johnson - Love Is What We Need
DJ Solo - Darkage
Out Of Order - Tears
Arpeggiators - X-Plain The Un-X-Plained
DJ Vibes - Obsession (Music's So Wonderful)
DJ Seduction - Really Dark (But Not To Dark Mix)
Slipmatt - Breaking Free
International Rude Boyz - Paragone (Remix)
Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Bust That Groove
Eze G - Start It Again (Remix)
Space Cube - Session
Sunshine Productions - Above The Clouds (DJ Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)
DJ Seduction - Solid Bass
Edge Of Darkness - Come Together

Dance '91

Dance '91 
This mix follows on from Corfu '89...... Astoria '90.... and now Dance '91.
As well as attending nights/clubs in the capital throughout 1991, we would also go to events closer to home... in particular, The Pure Organisation Dance '91 all-nighters at The Angel Centre in Tonbridge, Kent.
Like many of the large raves of this era, sports/lesiure centres were perfect to provide cavenous rooms that could handle 40k-50k Turbosound Systems together with the most amazing lazer light shows, and The Angel Centre was a classic example.
This mix is dedicated to those nights.....

Shake Inc. - Ambient Rub-A-Dubb
FPI Project - Everybody (Brown Remix)
Nitrous - Moonwalk
Michael Kidd Gomez - We're Gonna Dance
House 2 House - Hypnotize me (Trance Mix)
Debbie Gibson - One Step Ahead (MAW Underground Mix)
DJ H Featuring Stefy - Think About (12'' Mix)
John + Julie Featuring Auriole - Circles (Round And Round) (Curved Mix)
Spectrum - Brazil
Creative Thieves - Nasty Rhythm
Turntable Hype - Set You Free (Turntable Hype Reprise)
The Octagon Man - Spiritos Demento
GTO - Pure (Energy)
Shades Of Rhythm - Sweet Sensation
True Faith - Take Me Away
Digital Boy - Gimme A Fat Beat (Frank de Wulf Remix)
Tekno 2 - Jet Star
Techno Grooves - T.E.C.H.I.D.
B-Sides - The Tape
X-101 aka Underground Resistance - Sonic Destroyer
Automation - Electricity
The Hypnotist - Rainbows In The Sky
Incubus - The Spirit
Anticapella - 2√231 (Extended Mix)
French Connection - Who Cares (Trax Mix)
N-Joi - Anthem (The Original Mix)
Cosmo & Dibs - Oh So Nice
Friends Of Matthew - Out There
Undakut - Both Ends (Original Mix)
Axe Corner - B1
Sub System - Subhouse
Cybersonik - Technarchy
Inner City - Unity (Reese North Of Watford Mix)
One Tribe - Get Hype
House of Venus - Dish and Tell (Bitch mix)
DJ Dick - Weekend (Club Mix)
Human Resource - Dominator (Frank De Wulf #1 Mix)
DJ Space - The Visitor
Trigger - Stratosphere (Extended Mix)
Outlander - Vamp
Epitome Of Hype - Ladies With An Attitude (Club Mix)
2 Bad Mice - 2 Bad Mice (Original Mix)
Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam - Made It In Two Minutes (Original Mix)
Sonic Experience - Protein [Get Stuck In Mix]
X-Static - Free
Sonic Solution - Music
Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia
Andromeda - Gazza (Da Plonka Mix)
Is That It ? - State Of Mind
Autonation - Sit On The Bass
Turntable Symphony - Instructions Of Life
Atomix - Beatomix
FZ - Forbidden Zone
Awesome 3 - Possessed

Monday, 23 April 2018

All The Seats Were Occuipied

"All The Seats Were Occupied" - Exclusive Guest Session for SEQUENCHILL (Living in a giant candle winking at Silence) Winter 'Ambient' Sessions 2018
Pressure Drop - Intro
Langham Research Centre - Sink Speeds
Bibio - Pantglas
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Dance PM
Terekke - JQM
Chuck Johnson - Brahmi
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Star Bright (Previously Unissued)
Andy Mac & Ossia - Linguine Loop
Synkro - Automatic Response
Four Tet - Two Thousand and Seventeen
Hunrosa - All
Agnes Obel - Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
Cloudface - II
Preston Field Audio - St Walburges

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Astoria '90

Astoria '90
Following on from the illegal parties that i would attend after Corfu '89.... myself and the clan began to venture into the capital, and it was Astoria that we would find our first legal club night with FEVER 'The Tenerife Reunion' followed by Fantasty FM all-nighters in 1990.
As anyone who went to the Astoria, be it.. The Trip, Crazy Club, Orange.... will testify, this venue was the real deal..... starting with the enormous que that would snake round the back of the building.... making your way up the steps, pass the foyer and onto the downstairs floor... showered in lazers and bass. Of course the famous upstairs tables and orange lantern lights will be forever engrained in our memories.....
RIP The Astoria.....
Force Legato - System (V. 3.0.)
Fantasy UFO - Fantasy (Club Cut Mix)
Unique 3 - The Theme (Unique Re-Edit)
Mental Cube - Q
4 For Money - It's A Moment In Time
Ezee Posse - Everything Starts With An E
Nomad - (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Trouble's Club Mix)
Petra & Co. - Just Let Go (Dub Mix)
M.C. Showbizz and The Lap 1 Crew - Gotta Turn The Music Up (Critical-Core Mix)
Equation - The Answer (Frankie Bones Long Division Mix)
Eon - Inner Mind (Club Mind)
Crisis - Destructive Overload
Space Opera - Space 3001 (Part One)
Cold Sensation - Liquid Empire
Ma Trag - Hard Passion (Club Mix)
Catch - Free (C' Mon) (To The Point Mix)
A Homeboy A Hippie and A Funki Dred - Total Confusion (Mellow Mix)
A Homeboy A Hippie and A Funki Dred - Total Confusion (Confusion Mix)
Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
Bizarre Inc - X-Static
Djum Djum - Difference (Steng Mix)
Musto & Bones - Dangerous On The Dancefloor (Club Mix)
Dirty Mind - The Killer (Killer Mix)
Mind Of Kane - Out Of Control
Rhythmatic - Take Me Back (Bass Head Mix)
Asmo - Music Please
Genaside II - Death Of The Kamikazee (Eye Left My Wallet In Brixton Kentucky Mix)
4 Hero - Mr Kirk's Nightmare
BASSIX - Close Encounters (Club Mix)
Renegade Soundwave - Probably a Robbery (12 Gauge Turbo)
Turntable Overload - T.T.O. (Rage On)
Project 1 - Its A Moment In Time (A Few Dollars More Remix)
D-Magnify - Manifestation (Original Version)
Company 2 - Tell It As It Is
Lost - The Gonzo
The Break Boys - My House Is Your House (And Your House Is Mine) (Miami Beach Break Mix)
N-Joi - Manic
Hardcore - I Like John (Punky Mix)
Nightmares On Wax - I'm For Real
The Ragga Twins - Hooligan 69
Secret Desire - White Light
Fade II Black - The Calling
Holy Noise - Father Forgive Them (Trends Mix)
K.A.O.S. - I Can't Stop (Hard Core Mix)
CJ Bolland - Cee-Jay
Altern 8 - Move My Body
Cybersonik - Technarchy
Kicksquad - Champion Sound
House of Venus - Dish and Tell (Bitch mix)
Eon - Spice (Original Mix With Notes)
Subject 13 - Eternity (Spiritual Club Mix)
M.I.C - OOBE 1
Circuit - Shelter Me (Helter Skelter Mix)

Corfu '89

Corfu '89
Mixed By Original Gidman
It's the summer of 1989, myself and my record collecting brother from another... Gary Coveney are on a weeks holiday on the island of Corfu. Little did we know how instrumental to our musical tastes this week in the sun would be ?
We left London Gatwick Airport Hip-Hop 'B-Boys'..... and returned 7 days later 'House Music' aficionado's.
Finding a little club called 'THE WAG' would change everything...
The DJ's playing a mix of Hip-Hop, Acid, Techno and House. we were hooked....
We would return every night, dancing from the momoment we walked through those doors to the moment the house-lights came on !!
This mix represents those nights.... the sounds and vibes we experienced, a moment in time filled with youthful wonderment, joy, and excitement, which would leave me with an eternal love of H.O.U.S.E. music.
Nitro Deluxe – Lets Get Brutal (The Brutal House)
Kid ‘n’ Play – Gittin Funky (UK 12” Remix)
The 45 King – The 900 Number
Twin Hype – Do It To The Crowd (Original)
Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalise Mine (Vocal Mix)
Rob Base & Dj E Z Rock – It Takes Two
Kariya – Let Me Love You For Tonight (House Club Version)
Doug Lazy - Let It Roll (Club Extended Mix)
Fingers Inc. Featuring Chuck Roberts - Can You Feel It
Adeva – Respect (Dancin' Danny D Remix Featuring Monie Love))
Orange Lemon – Dreams Of Santa Anna (Extended Mix)
Quartz – Meltdown (Original MIx)
Chubb Rock – Ya Bad Chubbs (Crib Mix)
Raze – Break For Love (Vaughan Mason 12" Mix)
FPI Project – Goin Back To My Roots (Piano Acappella)
FPI Project – Goin Back To My Roots (Vocal Version)
Acid Fingers – Mix It Up
A Guy Called – Voodoo Ray
Dionne – Come Get My Lovin' (NYC Mix)
Corporation Of One – The Real Life
Inner City – Big Fun
Doug Lazy – Let The Rhythm Pump (12" Pump Mix)
KC Flight – Planet E (House Mix)
Frankie Bones & - Another Place Anothe rTime (Club Mix)
The Beat Club – Security (Club Mix)
Westbam – Monkey Say, Monkey Do
Liasions D – HeartBeat
Reese & Santonio – Rock To The Beat
Richie Rich - Salsa House (Silver On Black Remix)
Royal House – Can You Party (Club Mix)
Voodoo Doll – Women Beat Their Men (Club Mix)
LNR – Work It To The Bone
Raven Maize – Forever Together (Forever United Mix)
Candy Flip – Love Is Life (Adrenalin 6 Mix)
The House Master Boyz – House Nation
Double Trouble And Rebel MC – Just Keep Rockin (12” Hip-House Mix)
Fast Eddie – Hip-House (LP version)
Lil Louis - French Kiss (Original Mix)
The Mixmaster – Grand Piano
Tyree Copper – Turn Up The Bass (Tyree Piano House MIx)
28th Street Crew – I Need A Rhythm (Vocal Club MIx)
Derick May – Strings Of Life

Desert Island Digs - 'The Cassette-Mans Chest

You’ll probably know by now that I’m a collector of music in all its shapes and forms. So thanks to Mark Gardner and his invite to provide an edition of his 'Desert Island Digs' series, it’s with great pleasure that I can finally provide a journey through some of my favourite albums on a format that I truly love ….The Cassette.
Ras G - Stolen Legacy (From The Gospel of the God Spell - SCM118 Cassette)
Anthony Linell - Royal Island (From Consolidate - NE45 Cassette)
Danny Scrilla - Night Sweats (From Ancient Musical Box - CBRCASS001 Cassette)
Haramia Tapes - I Am You (From Pfunk)
Angels Dust - Shivers (From Slow Tapes - HNR48 Cassette)
Lord RAJA - Streets of Rage (From Amadeus - Ghostly International 292 Cassette)
Vatican Shadow - U.S. M1A1 Abrams Exhaust Rises Between The Hands Of Victory (From Mural Of Saddam - HOS-320 Cassette)
SK Kakraba - Darikpon Variations (From Songs of Paapieye - ATFA018 Cassette)
Stro Elliot - Soul II Stro (From Stro Elliot - SCM113 Cassette)
Khotin - Hello World (From Hello World - 1080P19 Cassette)
James Booth - Be Slow (From Reunion- SILK 053 Cassette)
Body-san - KC Vapes (From Corporate Interiors - SILK069 Cassette)
Just Black - Side B (From Can't Put My Finger On It - SILK 035 Cassette)
mndsgn - Searchin II (4 Sumthn New) (From Body Wash - Stones Throw Records Cassette)
Pleasure Model - Bealichtbach (From Kendo Dynamics - SILK 90 Cassette)
Marco Lazovic - Early Morning (From Spring Tape - SILK 90 Cassette)
Sir Stephen - Hypercolor Emulsion (From House Of Regalia - SILK 032 Cassette)
Matthewdavid - Orange Ganesh (From Ashram - LR076 Cassette)
Bass Clef - Set Adrift On Memory Abyss (From Acid Tracts - MAGIC + DREAMS ‎Cassette)
Pye Corner Audio - Electronic Rhythm Number Two (From Black Mill Tapes Vol.4: Dystopian Vectors - FUR 054 Cassette)
Lumigraph - Spaceblunts (From Nautically Inclined - OPAL 016 Cassette)
Huerco S. - Lifeblood (Naïve Melody) (From For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) - PRB018 Cassette)
Swarvy - Headgames (From Elderberry - LR094 Cassette)

The Tomorrow Peoples After Party 2078

Originally Broadcast on 14th May 2017 as part of the 'IMAGINE The After Party' Radio Shows for the 'Spring into Summer Sessions 2017'
"The Tomorrow Peoples After Party 2078"
‘The Year is 2078 and Earth is no longer the only planetary world supporting life. Over the last 20 years humanity has been steadily reaching beyond the orbit of Earth, with a main transportation terminal now based on the Moon – ‘ZERO LUNA’.
To celebrate the successful Terraforming process recently completed on Mars, the International Space Committee (ISC) has decided to hold a party for all those employees, guests and dignitaries that are currently based on the Moon, as well as the scientists and first wave of inhabitants that are about to set sail for Mars..
After the post-cryogenically frozen ‘Happy Mondays’ had performed their last song of the main event, rumours of an after-party began to surface. As with all corporate large scale events it’s the smaller parties that are the best, the ones off the beaten track, the ones that continue into the small wee hours, the ones that you need to know someone…. who knows someone… who knows someone. …..and this night was no different. Over in one of the outer storage bays off Hanger 133 of Sector 12, a low rumbling of bass could be heard. This was the ‘Tomorrow Peoples After Party’… featuring a recently smuggled-in refurbished ‘Eskimo Noize’ Sound System Rig ….
‘Zero-G Flotation Tanks’ and a glass roof that offered up one of the most awe-inspiring views of Planet Earth, as you chilled and danced to Interplanetary Bass, Electro Beats, Space Funk and Cosmic Vibes - brought to you by guest DJ Original Gidman'.
1) Minus 8 - Zero G
2) Scientist - Beam Down
3) V.I.V.E.K. - Asteroids
4) Sampha - Plastic 100° C
5) Onra - My Comet
6) Lord Tusk - Space Invaders
7) Smackos - One Day We Will Trip Out From Star To Star
8) The Clangers - Dialogue From Episode One (Excerpt)
9) The Orb - Earth (Gaia)
10) Paul Hardcastle - Journey To Tranquility
11) Rings Around Saturn – Synchrotron
12) SMBD – Message 0316
13) Little Dragon - Gravity
14) The Dining Rooms - Space Is The Place
15) Bendix - The Tommorrow People
16) The Herbaliser Band - Moon Sequence
17) United Future Organisation - Moondance (U.N.K.L.E Remix)
18) Ben Mono - Transmission (Captain A'nd His Space Organ Orchestra Mix) Featuring Capitol A
19) Dennis Coffey - Plutonius (Recloose Re-dub)
20) Easy Stars All-Stars - Brain Damage (Adrian Sherwood & Jazzwad Remix)
21) DubXanne - Walking On The Moon (Walking On The Dub)
22) Bill Campbell & Aaron Harry - Galaxy (I'm the Ruler)
23) Tony Wilson - Hangin' Out in Space
24) The Galactic Force Band - Space Dust
25) Key-Matic - Breakin' In Space
26) Sweet Exorcist - Testsix (Toneappella)
27) Meat Beat Manifesto - Mars Needs Women
28) Public Service Broadcasting - The Other Side
29) Asha Puthli - Space Talk
30) The Diddys Featuring Paige Douglas - Intergalactic Love Song
You can check all things for Imagine' The After Party' here facebook.com/groups/162259497305
To catch up on everything to do with this season (and links to a hell of a lot more) house-mixes.com/profile/Eclect...ticSundaySocial

AWOL Survivors Mix

AWOL Survivors Mix
This mix is a tribute to those crazy mornings at AWOL (Paradise Club, Islington, London) around 1992/1993, between 8am and 12am on a Bank Holiday Special....
Tunes that I remember being blasted out of that 'Eskimo Noize' rig by the likes of Kenny Ken 'The Injection', Micky Finn 'The Original Hells Angel' or Dj Randall "To Hot To Handle" - those tracks that would get you off your arse and onto your tired feet, and keep you rockin, untill it was time to leave the club and walk straight into a bustlin' mid-day market....
Going out to all the survivors...... Oi Oi
(Mixed live, no edits, no prep - just played with feeling and a little rough around the edges)
Code 071 - A London Sumtin'
Sedzy & Gatta - Lose My Mind
Jonny L - Hurt You So
Audioquest Productions - Love The Ardkore - (Mix 1)
Sacred - Do It Together (Baggy's Mix)
DJ NEX - DJ Nex's Theme
Origination - Break Down
EQ - Total Xstacy
Kaotic Chemistry - Illegal Subs
Pseudo 3 - Renk
Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor - T.B.N.
Citadel Of Kaos - E-Z Man
Bad Influence - Sudden Impact
Justice & Mercy - Soothe My Soul
Krispy Krouton - Flavour 1 (Beef & Tomato)
"X" Cert - Bass Nightmare
Funky Junky - Rudeboy
Doc Scott - NHS (Disco Remix)
Neuromancer - Pennywise (Original)
M-Beat - Booyaka (Rhino Mix)
Connection - Different Story
4 Hero - Journey From The Light
Rufige Kru - Menace
Bay B Kane - Hello Darkness
Another Dimension - Twilight Zone
On Remand - Controllin'
FBD Project - Terminate
Johnny Jungle - Johnny
Rufige Kru - Terminator
Bizzy B + Peshay - All Crew Hold Tight
The Skeleton Krew - Luv Ta Luv Ya (Remix)
Wot's My Code - Dubplate (Original)
Boogie Times Tribe - The Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Mix)
Hyper-On Experience - Lords Of The Null-Lines (The Foul Play Remix)
Subnation - Scottie
The Man With No Name - Painted Man
Human Being - The Box Opened
Tek 9 - You Got to Slow Down (Nookie Remix)

'45's in 45' - Guest Mix for We Are Multiphonic Radio

A guest mix for the ‘We Are Multiphonic Radio Show.
45s only, soundtrack, jazz, funk, afro-beat, reggae, electro, hip-hop and northern soul – all vinyl .. so forgive the crackle and pops….

Bernard Hermann – The Storm (Stylotone ‎– STEP 8694)
Billy Stewart – Cross My Heart (Chess ‎– 2002)
Crackpot – Tippy Tippy Toe (Tummy Touch ‎– TUCH 042)
Fella Cutie – Water No Get Enemy (Unreleased Edit) (Killer Funk ‎– KILLERFUNK 001)
Mocambo – The Next Message (Kenny Dope Version) (Kay-Dee Records ‎– KD-019)
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (MR K 7 Part II) (Most Excellent Unlimited ‎– MXMRK-2005)
Breakout – Planet Rock (Pt.1) (Melting Pot Music ‎– MPM-028)
Al Ben Azza – Concrete Schoolyard (Ride Records ‎– ride7001)
Nas – Get Down (Quantic Soul Orchestra (Not On Label ‎– QSO-001)
Prince Fatty – Insane In The Brain (Mr Bongo ‎– MB7061)
Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigator– Feeling Free (Above The Clouds ‎– ATC010)
Spyder Turner – Tell Me (Crying Over You) (Bandtraxs ‎– MFM002)
All info and shows can be found here.. facebook.com/WeAreMultiphonic/?fref=ts

Monday, 20 March 2017

Back To Mine 2017 Series - 'Back to Brixton' (Circa 1997-2000)

For my ‘Back To Mine’ mixtape, rather than a general all-round look at those tracks that have influenced me, I have chosen to focus on a particular era.
A period in my life when I was flat sharing with some friends in SW2 (Brixton) in London. From 1997-2000, most weekends we would be out, whether it was Mass, The Dogstar, Brixton Academy, or our local pub ‘The Hobgoblin’ AKA ‘The George Canning’, most weekends would get extended into our infamous "Impromptu Bank Holiday" sessions at 33 Greenleaf Close….

“…. It’s sometime in the middle of the night, we’ve survived the drunken, messy walk home, stopping off at the local Chicken/Kebab shop for that necessary post beer nourishment. We ascend the building staircase (full of the aroma of skunk – lingering from earlier when kids on the estate had been smoking). Tinny’s are cracked open and rizzas’s are rolled… people arrive at the flat from their evening escapades….. time to put some tunes on to take us through till sunrise…….”
1) Air – Talisman (1998) Instantly recognisable, from the French duo whose album Moon Safari could he heard everywhere at the time, whether it was in clubs, pubs, or even TV adverts. The album was a go to album during our impromptu flat sessions or Sunday come-downs.
2) Attica Blues – Contemplating Jazz (1994) Classic Mo Wax which fitted in perfectly with the downtempo scene at the time. Released on the wonderfully named “Vibes, Scribes 'N' Dusty 45's E.P.”.
3) Pressure Drop – Writing On The Wall (1997) As featured on the bands 4th album “Elusive” and released on Leftfield’s owned record label ‘Hard Hands’. This track nailed the sound that would resonate through the streets of night-time Brixton….. hard beats, sub base frequencies, soaring vocals and that wonderful saxophone by Scott Garland….. makes total sense that it would be released on Leftfield’s imprint.
4) Massive Attack – Man Next Door (1998) Mezzanine, Massive Attacks third studio album had a lot to live up to, following on from Blue Lines and Protection. Just like Pressure Drop, Massive Attack presented to the listener a darker, edgier sound balanced with soaring vocals by Elizabeth Fraser and Horace Andy – the album became a firm favourite of mine. Oh that bassline…… how it use to shake the windows.
5) Red Snapper – Image Of You (1998) More rumbling basslines coupled with an amazing vocal by the extremely talented Alison David. Red Snapper’s second LP ‘Making Bones’ released on Warp Records went on to cement their reputation as an outfit that championed those trip-hop beats featuring superb turns by Alison David and MC Det. Love this haunting track.
6) Saint Etienne – Carnt Sleep (1991) Classic …… nuff said.
7) Rae & Christian – The Hush (1998) I could have picked any of the tracks from their first album, such was the quality of ‘Northern Sulphuric Soul’. Released on Mark Rae’s self-owned label Grand Central Records….. The album featured guests spots from the Jungle Brothers, Jeru The Damaja, Veba, YZ and for this track Sharleen Spiteri from ‘Texas’, who is not an artist I would usually listen to. However, Rae & Christian get the most out of Sharleen’s vocal range and marry it to some amazing production. Go seek the album….. it’s a certified classic.
8) Talvin Singh featuring Leone – Distant God (1997) Around about this time Talvin Singh was taking club culture by the horns and introducing a different slant on downtempo, drum & Bass and jungle. Along with his first album ‘OK’ which won the Mercury Music Prize, the compilation ‘Talvin Singh Presents Anokha: Soundz Of The Asian Underground’ matched traditional Indian instruments with the contemporary breakbeat drum n' bass science of the day. However, it is the slower track ‘Distant God’ with its slower tempo, authentic tabla playing and glorious vocals from Leone aka Wendy Page that still gives me goose bumps to this day.
9) Frances Ashman – Pandora (Full Version) (1998) This release was a hard one to track down. First heard in Gary Oldman directorial debut ‘Nil By Mouth’ it haunted me for months – this was before the days of Discogs or Shazzam. So off I went to ‘Red Records’ in Brixton, with a name and title scribbled down from checking the end credits of the film only to find no official OST had been released. However there was a CD single released on Super Villain Wreckuds, ‎a year after the films theatrical release. So after what seemed like an age…. I got a phone call from Red Records to say they had my order in. From then it became a staple selection for those messy post-pub sessions.
10) Roots Manuva – Juggle Tings Proper (1999) My local viny imporium ‘Red Records’ pops up again with this track. Whilst digging one day in said shop, I came across the album ‘Brand New Second Hand’ which was being promo’d on the ‘Just In’ stand, and being blasted out of the shops speakers on the high street….. What was this ? Hip-Hop that wasn’t afraid to show its UK colours….. not trying to imitate a US sound but instead presenting a Jamican/Sound system flavour with a very recognisable South London twang. This was Rodney Hylton Smith aka Roots Manuva… a local lad from just up the road in Stockwell SW2. Instant buy and instantly and repeatedly played. Roots went on to release over 7 albums and collaborate on many more, however its his first album and this track that takes me back to that hot sunny day in Brixton when me and Rodney met… well in my head anyway……
11) Kid Loco – Love Me Sweet (1997) Jean-Yves Prieur aka Kid Loco released a number of albums and singles on DJ Yellow & Bob Sinclairs eclectic independent ‘Yellow Productions’ label. Often grouped alongside Air at the time, Kid Loco pushed his trip-hop beats and cinematic vibes, and his album that features this track….. ‘A Grand Love Story’ was a real favourite back then.
12) Gomez – Get Miles (1998) Gomez are one of those bands that myself and my now-wife got to see many times at Brixton Academy (Our local venue at the time). I’m not sure where I heard them first, but their first two albums were consistently played at Greenleaf Close for all occasions. ‘Get Miles’ is the opening track from their Mercury Prize winning album…1998 ‘Bring It On’. Get Miles always struck a chord with me, whether it was the dubbed out production or the lyrics…. “I love this city man, but this city's killing me…. Sitting here in all this noise man, I don't get no peace”…. Love it.
13) Money Mark – Push The Button (1998) Heralding from an album of the same name, Push The Button perfectly represents that eclectic sound from the former Beasties Boys collaborator, which included elements of rock music, pop, soul and funk ….. all loosely presented within the framework of hip-hop. Love it…..
14) The Herbaliser – Who’s The Realest? (1999) A powerful instrumental funk classic from their third album on Ninja Tune Records…. ‘Very Mercenary’, that you can’t but help nod your head too ! #NeckSnappin
15) Dave Clarke – Splendour (1995) This is one of those album tracks that completely surprises you when expecting a particular genre (which has always appealed to me). So we have a British Techno DJ hailing from Brighton who made his name producing bangin’ Hardcore in the early 90’s and then creating some classic techno, particularly the ‘Red Series’, which weret compiled onto the album ‘Archive One’.. from which this heavy instrumental breakbeat monster is taken from…… “Watch ya bassbins !!!”
16) Nightmares On Wax – (Man) The Journey (1995) No mixtape from this particular era would feel right in my opinion, if it didn’t include a track from Nightmares On Wax (NOW). As one of first artists to be released on the infamous Leeds label – WARP, NOW had been producing since the early 90’s and with his second album ‘Smokers Delight’ found himself a stalwart of every ‘smokers’ collection. There’s many tracks of the album that would have slotted right in for this mixtape, but I had to go with ‘(Man) Tha Journey’ which samples one my all-time favourite electro records…. Newcleus's "Jam on Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)".
17) Breakestra – Getcho Soul Together (Part 1) (1999) A change in vibe, but just as relevant to my musical loves during this era. Always a sample spotter, crate digger and amateur ‘breaks’ historian, I loved collecting funk and soul, and Breakestra were part of the new scene in Los Angeles, California which were playing live covers of tracks which featured breaks that had been sampled by hip-hop culture. Rather than a cover though, ‘Getcho Soul Together’ was an original funk piece, released on the mighty Stones Throw Records, and what an authentic example it was, of what this band was capable of…… You’ll need your sunglasses for this one ?
18) Beastie Boys – Sabrossa (1995) I have to thank my good friend and flatmate at the time Paul who turned me on to the album from which this track is from. He had bought the album ‘The In Sound from Way Out!’ for an extortionate amount at the time – but boy was it worth it. A compilation of classic Beastie Boys tracks, but presented in instrumental form, all written and played by the Beasties and Mark Ramos Nishita aka Money Mark. Recommended – go seek it out, it’s a lot cheaper on discogs these days !!!
19) DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Part 3) (1994) Although originally released earlier in 1994, it was the 1998 compilation ‘Preemptive Strike’ which features DJ Shadow releases over the period 1991-1997 on the mighty Mo-Wax Recordings, that got rinsed during this era, and this track was a prime example of DJ’s Shadow ability to make neck snapping beats coupled with widescreen cinematic atmospherics….. classic.
20) Shantel – Tell Me Why Is It Oh So Hard To Be Oh So Lovely (1998) Around this time I was listening to a lot of electronica coming out of Germany, Austria and France and K7 Records was one of those go to labels at the time (and still are). Shantel aka Stefan Hantel released his third album ‘Higher Than The Funk’ on K7 and featured this funky piece of breakbeat electronica with some crazy lyrics about eating chocolate…. Mad, but I love it…. “Oh So Lovely”
21) Roni Size - Heroes (Kruder's Long Loose Bossa Remix) (1998) I had to include a track off a compilation that I have always come back to again and again. Also released on Berlin’s K7 Records this collection from Kruder & Dorfmeister, often generated reviews such as, faultless, classic, legendary. K&D had the remix locked down during this period and sprinkled their magic on many different artists. I’ve gone with their Bossa remix of Roni Size’s ‘Heroes’…. Truly wonderful.
22) Breakbeat Era – Breakbeat Era (1998) Continuing with Roni Size, I’ll increase the BPMS with some Breakbeat Era - a Bristol collaboration between Roni Size, DJ Die and featuring the vocals of Leonie Laws. This was the lead single from their one and only album ‘Ulta-Obscene’ and was able to bridge those two musical camps, downtempo and drum & bass. Just love that double-bass and those crisp beats….
23) Kid Loops – Microphone Fiend (KL Update) (1998) This was one of those tracks that when we played back at the flat, people would always be asking “Who’s this ?”. Of course a cover of Eric B & Rakim’s classic ‘Microphone Fiend’ flipped into a grimy atmospheric drum and bass stylee….
24) Nuyorican Soul featuring Jocelyn Brown - It's Alright, I Feel It! (M.A.W. 12" Mix) (1997) There’s not much I can say about MAW that hasn’t already been said…. Just that on a personal level, the Nuyorican Soul album and pretty much everything Masters At Work touched…. I loved, I bought and I played. This track especially Jocelyn Brown’s lyrics says it all…… “Music in my life has kept me true, All of the changes the world would put me through… (It’s alright, I feel it).
25) Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning (1966) I finish my ‘Back To Mine’ selection with a track that was 50 years old last week.... that if the party had continued through the night and you woke tthe following Sunday morning, slumped where you crashed…… this would be playing – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’
Thanks for listening. Jon x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Dreams Of Acid (Jan '17)

"I Love the sound of a 303 in the morning....awake from those Dreams Of Acid".......

Featuriing some brand new, some new, some old and some classic 303 action. Enjoy.


Quarion - Knocking At The Door Of The Cosmos (Tmx 005 - Tamed Musiq)
Luke Vibert - Manval (ILA 012 - Balkan Vinyl)
Lost Scripts - S.O.P. (HVNed04 - Hivern Discs)
Slim Steve - Machine Workout (CDH003 - La Chinerie)
Roche - Lost for All I See (MATH 092 - Mathematics US)
Adam Feingold - Inner Zone (APRON 26 - Apron Records)
Joy Orbison & Boddika - Severed Seven (SUNKLOFYV - Sunklo)
Strahinja Arbutina - Podmukli Acid (Bnk-009 - BANK Records NYC)
MD III - Acid Mayhem (C#JFD30 - Clone Jack For Daze)
Tyree Cooper - Acid Number Two (AAT014 - Jack Trax Records)
Paranoid London - Give Me The (PLW-001 - Paranoid London)
Unknown - A1 (Bnk-010 - BANK Records NYC)
Cardopusher - Phase 1 (SRTX011 - Super Rhythm Trax)
Paul Woolford - Holy Ghost (Original Mix) (AUS107 - Aus Music)
Consequence - State of Consciousness (AAT014 - Jack Trax Records)
Lost Trax - Flatliner (SHIP038 -Shipwrec)
Jammin' The House Gerald - Get The Ho' 94 (DM063 - Dance Mania)
Jerome Hill - Its Time For The (SRTX013 - Super Rhythm Trax)
Trevino - Casino (Trev' dub) (AUS101 - Aus Music)
Mike Ash - Return To Acid (SRTX001 - Super Rhythm Trax)
DJ Bong Gozling - Parisian Vacancy (NATURAL006 - Natural Sciences)
Ben Pest - Werd Clock (ILA 011 - Balkan Vinyl

Imagining the After Party following The Doors first concert of five at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California (1967)

What an amazing concept to take a notable music event or gig from past, present of future and imagine you've been tasked with providing the music for the after party.
Massive thank you to Mark Gardner for inviting me to contribute to this superb series.
"*My after party is going to take you back to the psychedelic year of 1967, a year of significant cultural and social change, a year that would be labelled 'The Summer Of Love'. Nearly 50 years to the day, starting on the 6th Januray 1967 The Doors play five weekends at the infamous Fillmore Auditorium in San Fransisco, CA.
“The night was scheduled from 9pm -2am and for this particular night, the line-up included The Young Rascals and Sopwith Camel.
Following on from the nights electric appearance of The Doors, the after party curated by my goodself, played the best in Pagen Blues, Jazz and Psychedelic Rock & Folk, and featured a collection of artists/songs that shaped and influenced The Doors..... and maybe even a guest appearance from The Doors themselves*.”

The Doors - Thank You And Good Night
John Coltrane - Alabama
Frank Sinatra - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Janis Joplin - Summertime
Slim Harpo - I'm A King Bee (Alternative)
John Lee Hooker - Crawlin' King Snake
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hippie Boy
Robert Johnson - Me And The Devil Blues
Howlin' Wolf - Red Rooster
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne
Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Chuck Berry - Carol
Them - Gloria
Arther ' Big Boy' Crudup - Rock Me Mama
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
Muddy Waters - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Joan Baez - Joe Hill
The Band - The Weight
Lead Belly - House Of The Rising Sun
Crosby, Stills and Nash - 49 Bye-Byes
The Mamas And The Papas - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
Canned Heat - Going Up The Country
Chico Hamilton - El Toro
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Gypsy Eyes
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers -Sportin' Crowd
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
The Doors - Hyacinth House
(Run Time: 2 Hr 4 Mins 16 Secs)
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

DJ Dose presents DÉJÀ VU – FREE AT LAST

Tracklisting ID's Required

DJ Dose presents DÉJÀ VU – FREE AT LAST

This mixtape has been with me since it was obtained in and around 1990.... a permanant feature in the cars that we would use to drive from rave to rave during the early 90's. Ever since having it I have been obbessesed with IDing all the tunes on it Although I have a wide range of knowledge of the tunes of that era - there are still a few on this mixtape that I do not have. If there is anyone who can ID the remaining few, please help a fellow nerd out - its driving me crazy !!!!

Side A

Baby D - Casanova (Original Raising Hell Remix)
The Octagon Man – The Demented Spirit (Spiritos Demento)
GTO – Pure (Pure Energy)
Ragga Twins – Hooligan 69
Dynamix  II – Don’t Touch That Dial (Instrumental)

Side B

Mr. Monday – Future
LFO – L.F.O. (The Leeds Warehouse Mix)
House Of Venus – Dish Queen
Dirty Mind – The Killer (Killer Mix)
Meat Beat Manifesto – Helter Skelter
The Adored – Ambience
Derrek May – Salsa Life
LFO – Track 4

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Beat Konducting With Madlib (Mixed By Original Gidman)

Beat Konducting With Madlib (Mixed By Original Gidman)

Beat Konducting With Madlib' 

For me Otis Jackson Jr. aka Madlib aka The Beat Konducta is one of the most prolific artists, writers, musician and producers working in the hip-hop world. With over 30 aliases, he has managed to create a signature vibe that is very recognisbale, no matter what genre he works in - Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Latin/Brazilian or Broken Beat. 

In my humble opinion (and this may be controversal) he eclipses his good friend, the late great J Dilla., It's close, but his output is just that more varied... although I do believe that if Dilla hadn't passed, he would have possibly matched Madlib pound for pound.



Madlib - Public Disservice AnnouncementKazi and Madlib - A.V.E.R.A.G.E.Madlib - Track 12 (The Beats!)Tha Alkaholiks - Tore DownMadlib - Stakes (aka Supervillian Theme)Madlib - Track 58 (The Beats!)Lootpack - WhenimondamicDe La Soul - Come On Down (featuring Favor Flav)Madlib - Track 2 (Beat Tape 100-150)Madlib - Unknown BeatMadlib aka The Beat Konducta - Who's Smoking (Interlude)Quasimoto - GreeneryQuasimoto - BullyshitQuasimoto - Come On FeetMadlib aka The Beat Konducta - The ComebackMadvillain - Infinity (aka On & On solo from 1998)Strong Arm Steady - Life Feat. Skinhead RobSupreme Team (Madlib & Karriem Riggins) - Volta Por CimaMadvillain - Space Ho's Coast to CoastMadlib aka The Beat Konducta - The Payback (Gotta)Madlib - Take It BackMadlib - Unknown Beat (Another Beat CD)Madlib - Unknown Beat (Another Beat CD)Mos Def - Auditiorium Ft. Slick RickQuasimoto - BroadfactorPercee P - Thowback Rap AttackYesterdays New Quintet - Too HighSound Directions - One For J.J. (Johnson)MED - Can't Hold OnJaylib - The OfficialCaptain Murphy - Children of the AtomJ Dilla - Baby (Feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson)Madlib - Slim's ReturnYesterdays New Quintet - Uno EstaJazzanova - L.O.V.E. And You & I (Madlib's Love Phase Mix)Madlib - Please Set Me At Ease - Feat. M.E.D. a.k.a. MedaphoarTy & Kory - Hey TyQuasimoto - Low Class ConspiracyMadlib - Detroit Playaz (Gator Walk)Erykah Badu - The HealerTalib Kweli & Madlib - The ShowMadlib - Streetsweeper (Instrumental)Mos Def - Roses Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow