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4 January 2019

Recommended: Peoples Pleasure with Alive & Well - Do You Hear Me Talking To You?



Well, this is a good start - it's January, and I'm posting on the blog. Let's see if I can keep that up! I'm thinking there will be at least another couple of posts before this month is out, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. One post at a time. Oh, and before I go on, I should say, HNY - to those who visit, read and follow me / the blog - I wish you health and happiness for 2019!


If you've visited the blog, or listened to any of my mixes over the past couple of years, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all about chilled vibes and ambient music. I've definitely found a greater appreciation for those genres / styles over recent times, but I also listen and love and wide range of other genres and I do listen to a lot of funk / soul / disco.

I follow the label Athens of The North on various social platforms, if you don't know the name, they are a great reissue label based in Edinburgh. This LP is a new one to me, although I was aware of the 7" that contains the track 'World Full Of People' - something you could expect to pay anywhere from £500 upwards. There's a nice story behind the AOTN release, so check that on the Bandcamp page for the release. Needless to say, this LP will be in serious demand. Pre-Order it, or you may miss out.

AOTN Links - Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / Instagram


23 December 2018

Dum Spiro Spero



As promised, I've managed to get a fresh mix out before the year is out. As has been the case for a while, I'm very much enjoying the ambient and downtempo sounds at the moment, and it's a particularly enjoyable sound to unwind to with all the nonsense going on around politics in the UK, the constant stream of negative news from around the world and the added joys of Xmas and all that entails.

The title of this mix is a latin saying which means 'while I breathe, I hope', something I'm going to carry into the new year. As usual, it's unplanned and recorded live in one take - I hit record and this is what came out the other side.

The embedded player is from Mixcloud, but you can also stream it over on Soundcloud and Hearthis, where you can also download the mix should you wish.



Tracklist

01. Oorlab - Dawn Chorus (Self Released)
02. Romain Turzi - Vers Un Nouvel Age (Tigersushi)
03. Snow Palms - Zoetropia - From the 'Salaam For Yemen' release - proceeds go to War Child
04. Abstract Aprils - Playing Records On Sunday (Self Released)
05. Channelers - Soft Dance (Inner Islands)
06. Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis - Ten Sails (Self Released)
07. Marcus Fischer - Lighting The Shadows (Self Released)
08. Ai - Amberica (Hauch)
09. Good Weather For An Airstrike - Every Day's New (Self Released)
10. Penelope Trappes - Carry Me (Houndstooth)
11. Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris - Mosaic (Emotional Rescue)
12. Soundstory - Rainstorm (Self Released)
13. The Green Kingdom - Frost Cracks - From the 'Salaam For Yemen' release - proceeds go to War Child
14. Umber - Harvest (Sound In Silence)
15. Roberto Aglieri - Sogno Di Mezzogiono (Archeo Recordings)
16. Briq A Braque - Pax Vobiscum (Hawkmoon Records) - All proceeds go to Young Dementia UK
17. Antonymes - Lost In Waves Of Light (Antonymes Edit) (Fluid Audio)



20 December 2018

Recommended: Gri & Mosconi - Between Ocean And Sky



It's been a while since I've gone down the route of posting recommendations to the blog. There may be one or two on on here, but it was a regular thing before the blog was hacked. It's something I'm going to do again, perhaps not to the extent that I did before, but who knows? We'll see how it pans out. Let's just say that for now, I'll post the odd thing that I discover in my digging around various sites and hopefully introduce others to something new, interesting and enjoyable.

As has always been the case, you won't find things limited to one style here. Through the years and various guises of this blog there have been posts containing music from across a wide range of genres; from funk, soul and disco, to house, techno, trip hop and ambient. I'll only be posting something if I have genuinely loved it. Don't expect lengthy reviews either. The music does the talking, all I'd suggest is that if you are here to listen, then give the music the chance to shine by listening to the whole journey.

I stumbled across this while clicking through a 'best of' list over on Tumblr. Both the artists (Francis M. Gri & Federico Mosconi) and label (Slowcraft Records) are new to me, if it's new to you too, then I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



Links

Slowcraft Records - Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp



12 December 2018

Thematic Series - Parts 5-8



Following on from the previous post, here is the remainder of the Thematic series as it currently stands. I'm pretty sure it'll be added to at some point, but for now, this is it....


01. Willie Hutch - Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me Higher 
02. Gloria Ann Taylor - Deep Inside Of You
03. Mike James Kirkland - Love Is All We Need
04. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Baby You Give Me A Feeling
05. Jermaine Jackson - You Like Me Don't You?
06. Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair 
07. Eighties Ladies - Turned Onto You
08. Tony Joe White - I've Got A Thing About You
09. Harry Nilsson - Love Story 
10. Sue Barker - Lover Man
11. Milton Wright - All I Know Is That I Have You
12. Aaron Neville - Baby I'm A Want You
13. Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love (Love Song) 
14. Eddie Hazel - Physical Love
15. Lyn Collins - You Can't Beat Two People In Love
16. The Voices Of East Harlem - Take A Little Time To Love 
17. Jean Adebambo - Paradise
18. Sonya Spence - Talk Love
19. Finley Quaye - Even After All
20. Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
 
01. Charles Bradley - Through The Storm
02. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Better Days Ahead
03. Laura Allan - Opening Up To You
04. Beginning Of The End - Trip To Nowhere
05. Air - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
06. Idris Muhammad - Piece Of Mind
07. James Mason - Dreams
08. Fatima - Do Better 
09. Matthew Halsall - Music For A Dancing Mind
10. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
11. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
12. Tomorrow's People - It Ain't Fair
13. Minnie Riperton - Alone In Brewster Bay 
14. Kings Of Convenience - Weight Of My Words
15. Bella Figura - Better Man
16. Baby Huey - A Change Is Going To Come
17. Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (12" Version)
18. Bobbi Humphrey - Smiling Faces Sometimes
19. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Ain't No Sunshine
20. The 24 Carat Black - Synopsis One: In The Ghetto/God Save The World
 
01. Joe Higgs - Got To Make A Way
02. Devon Russell - Move On Up
03. Marcia Griffiths - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
04. Matumbi - Ordinary Man
05. Blundetto & Grand Magneto - Everybody's Talkin'
06. Christine White - Caught By Love
07. Gregory Isaacs - Cool Down The Place
08. The Dynamics - 90% Of Me Is You
09. Milton Henry - Gypsy Woman
10. The Cool Notes - People Make The World Go Round
11. One Blood - Be Thankful For What You've Got
 
01. A Charlie Brown Christmas - Intro
02. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
03. Sally Fletcher - White Christmas
04. Dina Washington - Ole Santa
05. James Brown - Santa Claus, Santa Claus
06. Brook Benton - Soul Santa
07. Charles Brown - Christmas Blues
08. Binky Griptite & The Dee Kays - Stoned Soul Christmas
09. Lowell Fulsom - I Wanna Spend Christmas With You
10. Glenna Bell - Be My Valentine On Christmas
11. Marvin Gaye - Christmas In The City
12. Amos Milburn with Charles Brown - Christmas Comes But Once A Year
13. Herb Alpert - Let It Snow
14. Winston Groovy - Merry Christmas
15. The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town
16. Billy May - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo
17. Pearl Bailey - Jingle Bells Cha, Cha, Cha 
18. Four Imperials - Santa's Got A Coup de Ville 
19. Beginning Of The End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
20. Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Christmas
21. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
22. Vernon Garrett with Sir Stan & The Counts - Christmas Groove 
23. Funk Machine - Soul Santa 
24. Harvey Avenue Band - Let's Get Together For Christmas
25. Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
26. Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System - Christmas Done Got Funky
27. The Staples Singers - Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas?
28. James Brown - Merry Christmas Baby
29. Freddy King - Christmas Tears 
30. William Clarke - Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
31. Lightning Hopkins - Santa
32. Carey Bell - Christmas Train


11 December 2018

Thematic Series - Parts 1-4


A couple of years back I was a little bored of using the Mixamorphosis profile and wanted to do something different, where I could play some of the records on my shelves without the need to worry about the mixing side of things.

Initially I thought of going with a series called 'Unmixamorphosis', but decided after a couple of selections that didn't really work for me. I ended up going down the line of calling the selections 'Thematic' as they were loosely based on a theme or genre. They've never been posted here, so I thought I should stick them up, with tracklists. Bear in mind, the tracklists (as all of the tracklists I post are) are derived from the records where I play the track from, they are often available on other releases or in their own right, so dig around to find things that suit your taste or budget should you wish to support the artists / labels.

There are 8 Thematic selections so far, and I'm going to split them into two posts of four selections. Just a heads up, the final one as it stands is a Christmas themed selection, with a selection of tracks that probably won't be overly familiar, so if you want something festive, that isn't tunes you'll be sick of from hearing year after year, be sure to check that one out.




Thematic 01

01. Ron Rinaldi - Mexican Summer 
02. Jam Band '80 - Jammin' (With The Jam Band)
03. Sunset Gun - Be Thankful For What You Got (Thanks But No Thanks Edit)
04. Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
05. Nana Love - Love Feeling (Dance Mix)
06. Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
07. Baby Huey - California Dreamin'
08. Experience Unlimited - Functus 
09. Marvin Gaye - Right On
10. Jeff Floyd - Don't Leave Me
11. Jaye P. Morgan - Let's Get Together
12. Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of Living - Together
13. Frederic Castel - Open Up 
14. Billy Paul - It's Critical (12" Version) 
15. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life
16. John Ozila - Funky Boogie
17. Bokoor Band - Onukpa Shawarpo
18. Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World ---- (pitched up)
19. BB Seaton - Dancing In The Moonlight




Thematic 02

01. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Reggae Recipe 
02. Matumbi - Bluebeat & Ska
03. Sonya Spence - Where Is The Love? 
04. The Voices Of East Harlem - Loving You The Way I Do
05. Letta Mbulu - Down By The River 
06. Michael Nesmith - Capsule (Hello People Of A Hundred Years From Now)
07. Mandrill - Getting In The Mood
08. Troublemakers - Lemon
09. Curtis Mayfield - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
10. Friend of E. Rodney Jones - Soul Heaven
11. James Brown - Doing The Best I Can
12. Maxayn - You Can't Always Get What You Want
13. The Doobie Brothers - Losin' End


Thematic 03

01. Minnie Riperton - Minnie's Lament
02. Willie Hutch - A Love That's Worth Having
03. Gloria Ann Taylor - World That's Not Real
04. Eunice Collins - At The Hotel
05. The Atomic Crocus - Ombilic Contact
06. Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together
07. Bill Withers - I Don't Want You On My Mind
08. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - This Guy's In Love With You
09. Marvin Gaye - Is Anybody Thinking About Their Living?
10. Gloria Jones - Tin Can People
11. Mike James Kirkland - Doin' It Right
12. Idris Muhammad - Loran's Dance
13. Wendell Harrison - Peace Of Mind
14. George Benson - Lady
15. Curtis Mayfield - Underground
16. Air - Martin
17. Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
18. Messengers Incorporated - Frequency Response
19. Rikki Ililonga - Shebeen Queen
20. Cherubin - Sunrise




Thematic 04

01. Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Let's Start
02. The Rwenzori's - Handsome Boy (E Wara) 
03. Ekambi Brillant - Nyambe
04. Matata - Wanna Do My Thing
05. Los Issifu & His Moslems - Kana Soro
06. Black Truth Rhythm Band - Ifetayo
07. Tee Mac - Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
08. Sookie with Jeannie Otis - Rhythm On Rhythm
09. Taka A.M. - Black Gold
10. Osibisa - Sunshine Day
11. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
12. Buari - Karam Bani
13. Nana Love - Talking About Music 
14. Pat Thomas & Marijata - I Need More
15. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free


10 December 2018

2018 - Reboot



 Also on Mixcloud / Soundcloud

Before I go on to write up a post (it might go on a bit), this is a mix I put together earlier this year and I'm rather pleased with how this one turned out. It's the only mix I've done this year although I'm going to try and do another before the year is out. You will find the track list at the foot of the post if you want to skip the writing, which is just a personal post on how the year has been. I should just explain for anyone that's never visited the blog before, this is a personal / music blog and I occasionally share a little update on the personal comings and goings of my life in amongst the odd music post. It's a cathartic thing for me, and it's fair to say, we all face challenges in life at some point or another, if my wee rambles should highlight that, or throw some understanding on some of the things I post, then that's a good thing in my book.

So, that post I mentioned. We've been here a few times now, haven't we? Long periods of radio silence and then a blog post or two out of the blue. I've stated a commitment to being more active on here for a few years now, really since the blog was hacked and 5 years of serious effort and hundreds of posts were lost, but it's never really come to pass. With one thing or another, life has often got in the way and plans I make, goals I've set or even simply things I want to do have often not come to fruition. I'm not complaining, it's just sometimes the way of life and you just have to roll with it as well as you can.

2018 has been another year of ups and downs, dominated by two house moves in the space of 8 months, with some little health hiccups and the ongoing involvement in dealing with care for my Mum. On that latter point, her health continues to deteriorate, which in itself is a hard thing to witness and come to terms with. Over the years at various key junctions of her condition, I've often thought to myself "surely things can't get any worse", and yet, they do. She has been plagued by a constant stream of infections over the past couples of years now, she has pretty much lost all function of her hands so relies on support for absolutely everything, her power wheelchair was taken away this year as she could no longer operate it, which for me was a particularly sad moment as it felt like her legs were being taken away from her for a second time. Aside from the physical progression of her illness, there are now signs of it impacting on her mental health and capacity. A couple of years ago she was chatty and could hold great conversation and was very switched on, but gradually over the past couple of years that has diminished to the extent that it's more a case of talking to her with responses generally limited to one word, occasionally a little more than that, but certainly far from being a conversation and quite often confused in what she says. Yet, despite her challenges and the fact her body is failing, she does not complain. I feel very thankful that she is cared for at the Sue Ryder Dee View Court facility in Aberdeen, where she has been since October 2017. I think it's taken us until now to be able to say that she is starting to settle in and hopefully she will start to come out of her shell a wee bit more as time goes on. I'm sure I'll continue to share the odd update here, who knows, maybe even the odd bit of positivity. There are a couple of shows on at the Music Hall in Aberdeen in 2019 that she would LOVE, so hopefully I can get her out to those, or at least one of them, and possibly share a little on the experience here.

As for me, aside from having a little difficulty dealing with the changes in care and my Mums condition, it's probably fair to say things have been difficult for a while, probably mirrored by the fact that this blog / website / call it what you will, has been very neglected for the best part of 4 or 5 years. Anytime I try to find some spark to move things on, something comes along to put an extra hurdle or two in the way of progress. Again, I'm not complaining, it's just where I find myself at this moment in time, and as always (albeit sporadically at times), I have the mental cogs turning on how to move forward, how to improve my own situation, even in the smallest of ways. From the outside looking in it's not much, but over the past couple of months, I've been making small inroads into freshening up my blog and thinking about how I can try and be a bit more active with it than I have been. If you've been here before, you may have noticed I've given the layout and design a little spruce up and I've changed the logo, although it could be better, I don't have the design tools to do it quite as well as I would like.

I'm patently no expert on website design, social media interaction or graphics, all of which come into play with this music / blog stuff that I find myself involved in to some extent. I'd go as far to say, I'm very amateurish and a lot of it I find quite hard to get my head around. That said, I see it all as a bit of a learning process and with the limited tools and even less knowledge at my disposal I think that's a healthy thing for me to spend time on now and then. Even the main thrust of the blog, music, is not something I consider myself particularly qualified to blog about in any serious way. Some people are sponges that soak up every morsel of information and can retain and recite what they know with ease. I just see myself as a person that loves a wide range of music, constantly on a mission to discover new and interesting sounds, and occasionally share that through mixes. It's just something I have enjoyed doing over the years. Honestly, I'd say I'm not particularly good the mixes side of things either, especially when I compare myself against friends / peers, but that's really not what it's about. I guess, what I am saying in a rather long winded way is that I'm plugging away with things as best I can, and if you're here, reading this post or listening to a mix or two, then you have joined the journey with me. My journey. Where it goes, I do not know, so we'll find that out together, should you choose to stick with me. Do feel free to say hello, or engage in one way or another. There are links here and there for you to click should you wish. 

I'm going to try and keep up with the odd post here and there. Don't expect it to be a deluge of music and writing; we'll just see how it goes, eh? The odd mix from me and sharing the occasional musical discovery, with a wee personal post here and there. Hopefully I can do more than one post a year going forward. As I mentioned before, I'm going to try and do at least one more mix before the month is out and I'm going to post a series of mixes that aren't actually "mixes" that I put together under a different guise and haven't been posted to the blog before.

Before I sign off this post with that tracklist I promised, if you happen to download / enjoy any of my mixes etc, firstly please support the artists. I always try to provide an accurate tracklist. I would also invite you, if you are in a position to do so, to make a small donation to the Sue Ryder charity, and in particular the Dee View Court facility which is currently raising funds to double the amount of residents it cares for. It's a much needed facility where demand far exceeds the availability. All donations are gratefully received. I'm afraid I don't have the website coding knowledge to place a snazzy donation button here, but you can donate via the following link on their own website -



Here is that tracklist for the mix above....

03. Suzanne Kraft - Zé (Melody As Truth)
05. Halo - An Isolated Railway (A Strangely Isolated Place)
06. Hampshire & Foat - Lullaby (Athens Of The North)
07. David Darling - Cello Blue (Music For Dreams) 
08. 36 - Heather Spa (A Strangely Isolated Place)
11. Arovane & Hior Chronik - Morning Fog (A Strangely Isolated Place)
13. Field Recording - Thunderstorm
16. Trance - Ikarus (Growing Bin Records)
18. Wilson Tanner - Odd Low (Growing Bin Records)
19. Peter Pearson - Come Closer (Dreamtime)





11 November 2017

Fire Starter



The fifth, and is it stands, final mix for the year, was a much more light hearted affair than the chillout mixes I'd done earlier. This one was just me letting myself unwind with a few ciders and some tunes from a few (but far from all) of my favourite editors. The reason behind the title is again, just how I've been feeling. I could do with shaking things up, getting away and the image is one I pinched from Tumblr, not sure the original source or I'd credit it, but it just tied in with the story of the year.

If you do know the original source for the graphic, let me know and I'll happily link and credit it. I'll post up the tracklist, but I won't be linking this time, you can do your own leg work. A lot of it will have come via Soundcloud or the likes, a lot probably won't even be there now, but dig around if there are bits that take your fancy. Apologies if any of the tracks are labelled slightly wrong, my hands have been a bit rubbish so my writing isn't great (I write the tracklist as I mix), so with the added ciders, even I'm struggling to read my own writing :)

Link to Soundcloud for the non-hearthis people is [HERE]




Tracklist

01. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (Psychemagick Edit)
02. It's A Small World Disco - Light
03. Paul McCartney - Knocking At The Door (Dicky Trisco & Innerwest Soul Edit)
04. The Dead Rose Music Co. - Listen
05. Hristo - Heat Market
06. Eddie C - From Afar
07. Toto - Africa (LNTG Mix)
08. Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top (Matthew Kyle Edit)
09. Marvin & Guy - Alma Sagha
10. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long (Unknown Edit)
11. Steely Dan - The Fez (Laura Ingalis WTF Is A Fez Edit?)
12. Marv N' Gaye - Make Me Wanna Holler (Magic Hat Edit)
13. Bill Withers - The Same Love (Whiskey Barons Edit)
14. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together? (Block Party Edit)
15. David Bowie - Fame (Mojo Filter Cognito Dub)
16. Capannis - Miracles (V Edit)
17. Stevie Wonder - I Wish (Spaghetti Legs Re-jig)
18. George McCrae - I Get Lifted (Mischief Brew Edit)

Looking For The Light (October 2017)



I hadn't done a mix for months and a lot of those months which were very challenging, I feel, came out in this mix. My Mum, who has to live with the horrendous impact of Multiple Sclerosis at a very advanced stage of the illness, had spent 6 months in hospital. I hadn't been feeling well this year or two in particular, and it was a constant battle (and still is) trying to deal with the care / hospital / nursing care issues that have enveloped our lives for quite a few years now. Trying to keep a steady stream of visits to her at a 60 mile round trip each day, keep her spirits up (and my own really), deal with the aforementioned issues amongst others; safe to say, it's been on top of me. Sadly, not many people listen. Whether it's reaching out for help from professionals, or friendship, or a little bit of light to help guide you along the difficult paths life throw up. When things get tough, you're on your own. I tend not to let too much go on a personal level online because folk can be cruel, even in light of someone else's struggles, but I'm telling the story behind the mix, to say anything else would not give the picture, and even then, the picture given is condensed and restricted. The reality is, not many people are likely to read this, I imagine a handful at most, so in that regard, I don't mind sharing some detail.

My Mum did get a place at the only Neurological care centre in Scotland (Sue Ryder in Aberdeen), but it was a huge effort to make that happen, having been on the waiting list and classed 'at risk' for a good 2-3 years. Hopefully things will improve for her, on the care side, but the battles go on. Sue Ryder are always needing donations of money or items to sell through their shops. They don't get as much limelight as other charities, so do help them with a donation if you are able and so inclined. They are very appreciative of any support.

The picture is just an old profile picture of myself, with some filters used from some great apps I like to play around with.


If Soundcloud is your thing, you'll find that [HERE]




Tracklist

01. Reinbert de Leeuw - Gymnopedie No. 3
02. Arovane & Hior Chronik - Stars Collide
03. Commodity Place - Clouds Inside Me
04. Fovea Hex - Piano Fields 1
05. Massimo Amato - 4 A.M
06. Scrimshire - A Place For Everything
07. Parks - Black Day, Silver Sea (Stray Theories Mix)
08. Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - See Yourself Out Of The Way
09. Seahawks - Didn't Know I Was Lost ------- (and I totally forgot I'd used this in a previous mix)
10. Hampshire & Foat - The Solar Winds (and Cadenza)
11. Mark-Almond - Monday Bluesong
12. Chet Baker - The Wind
13. Sue Barker - Lover Man
14. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Old Melody
15. Man Parrish - Water Sports
16. Vangelis Katsoulis - If Not Now, When?
17. The Cinematic Orchestra - Time & Space

The Summer Of Malcontent



This one came just a month after the Chilled Spring: Recolo mix that I posted, and despite my feeling that it was a bit better than the previous mix, it's had just 10% of the number of plays that the previous one had. Go Figure.

Anyway, the title came from the fact that things just feel extremely unbalanced and difficult throughout the world at the moment, not just on a personal level. We've got Trump, the Tories, Putin, North Korea, terrorism in the news every other day, hardships being experienced by huge swathes of the population, the environment is becoming more unsettled with each passing year, greed and corruption throughout the world, inequality rife. It just seems like we're in this endless spiral of self destruction and it ways heavy on my mind. The Summer Of Malcontent was a bit of a play on the Winter of Discontent which hit the UK in the 70's, among a seemingly similar downward spiral. Will we ever learn? I doubt it, but one can live in hope. That's all the little guy can do really.

There isn't any great story behind the picture. It's just a photograph I took of the trees I planted in my garden a few years ago, and I love playing around with various photo apps for my covers, so that's the simplicity of it.

If you prefer to use Soundcloud you can find this mix [HERE]



Tracklist

01. UNKLE - Outro
02. Lav & Purl - All Is Breath
03. Billow Observatory - Plains
04. Gaussian Curve - T.O.R
05. Wilson Tanner - Further Than Your Headlights
06. Suzanne Kraft - Roberto & Giovanni
07. Okinawa Delays - Nariyama Ayagu
08. Chris Coco - Splash Point
09. Seahawks - Didn't Know I Was Lost (Black Peaches Remix)
10. Bendith - Dinas
11. Mark Barrott - Sacred Islands
12. Wolf Muller & Cass. - Applepie Dreams
13. Evenings - Babe
14. Slow Magic - Feel Flows (Sun Glitters Remix)
15. Cale Parks - 36 Questions Sunset
16. Farbror Resande Mac - Vardagsrummet
17. Arcane - The Arc
18. 36 - Pulse Dive
19. Telefuzz - If The Vice Is Right
20. ambientsketchbook - Life In Slow Motion
21. Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman (Jascha Hagen Remix)



Chilled Spring: Recolo



The 2nd mix I put together in 2017 kind of catches the feeling I've been in during this year to eighteen months. The ambient and chilled vibe is just soothing to me and it takes no effort to slip into. Perhaps it's because there's been a lot of noise and distraction in life away from music. Perhaps it's just another step in the development of musical tastes. Something which is and should be constantly evolving. In reality, it's a bit of both. Not to say I don't still love the funk, the disco, house, deep stuff etc, I still love and listen to it all, but for playing, this has been the main flavour of late.

I had wanted to put together a chilled winter mix at the start of the year but being poorly put paid to that. I had wanted to do it as a personal closing to the seasonal mixes that I'd started and helped collate the previous year. When Spring came around I just had to get on and do something anyway, I'd picked up some lovely music, and I wanted to share.

For anyone that's interested, the photo is from a lovely hidden gem of a spot in Tenerife. If I told you where, it would be less hidden. Go and have a walk along the coast near Adeje ;) 



If you prefer Soundcloud, you can find it [HERE]


Tracklist


  1. Akis - Biofields
  2. Cass. - Your Beautiful Look Is Looping Endlessly In My Head
  3. Suso Saiz - The Hiding Place (El Escondite)
  4. Vangelis Katsoulis - Liquidity
  5. Jonny Nash - Lime
  6. Mood Hut - Late Mantra
  7. Susumu Yokota - Azukiiro No Kaori
  8. Steve Cobby - Arvan (Out Take)
  9. Midori Takada - Mr Henri Rousseau's Dream
  10. 36 - Poekhali
  11. Mark Barrott - Over At Dieter's Place
  12. Lord Of The Isles - Obar Liobhaite
  13. Talaboman - Midnattssol
  14. Vermont - Ki-Bou
  15. D - City Boy (Ambient Mix)
  16. Jonny Nash - Retreat
  17. Sad City - Limbo