Seeing Kraftwerk at the 9:30 club this week reminded me how much I love “Computer Love”!
“Jam On It” by Newcleus was the first song that I ever understood.
Australian producer/DJ Nick Thayer has a white-hot new mix out called Royal Flush. Grab it now. Your iPod will thank you.
New essentials, mix tape fodder and floor rockers. 1. Habitual Parking Violators – One to Twelve [REBTUZ] The Sesame Street disco counting classic gets another re-edit, but this time on very handy 7 inch vinyl. 2. Incredible Bongo Band – Apache [Mr. Bongo Recordings] The bongo-fueled break classic on a loud 12 inch with a Grandmaster Flash […]
This new batch of tunes (especially that Dalindeo LP, hoo-boy) makes saying goodbye a little easier. 1. Dalindeo – Open Scene [Ricky Tick] Spectacular dancefloor jazz from Finland with the lovely Michiko on vocals. Breezy, grooving, and positively joyous all the way through! If you are reading this, go buy this NOW. 2. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. [Ed […]
Feels like summer. Time for new records! 1. Jonathan Krisp – 52nd Street [Cookshop] Ridiculously catchy new single from Mr. Krisp. Inna soulful drum’n’bass stylee I can get behind. 2. Cedar Walton – Low Rider [white label] As hyped by the Idjut Boys on their Press Play mix, this is a great electrofunkified cover of the War […]
Picked up a few gems from a street vendor in Williamsburg. 1. Planet Patrol – Cheap Thrills [Tommy Boy] Electro boogie business. 2. Hot Butter – Popcorn [SR International] German pressing of the Moog classic. 3. Mantronix – Music Madness [Sleeping Bag Records] Serious electro. 4. Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus [WMOT Records] Classic b-boy break! 5. End of […]
More crate staples. 1. Claudja Barry – Sweet Dynamite [Salsoul] Soul-powered disco burner. 2. Herman Kelly & Life – Dance to the Drummers Beat (Disco Version) [Electric Cat] Original pressing of this b-boy classic. 3. Plant Life – The Last Song [Gut Instinct] Nice thumping broken beat remix from Bugz in the Attic. Promo. 4. various – Rocky Theme […]
Strictly seven-inch singles. Mostly classic breaks & funk business recently added to the 45 box. 1. Billy Squier – The Big Beat [Atlantic] The name says it all. Most recently sampled on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Look Sharp’ single. 2. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus [Fontana] Slow & sexy, breathy & halting. They […]