26 September 2016

Unmixamorphosis - Pt 1: The Pilot


This is something that I've toyed with the idea of for several years now, but for whatever reason I've just never moved it beyond the thinking about it stage.

As much as I love 'dance music' (and I do love it), I tend to listen to funk, soul, disco, afrobeat, blues and other genres more often. With house for example, I love to play about with the mixing between tracks and trying to piece a journey together - I'm not particularly great at that either, but I have fun doing it and that's what matters in my book. If other people enjoy the mixes, then that's great, and an added bonus.

When it comes to what I listen to, I can't mix it for the life of me. So, the idea here is (and has been for a long time - the image above was created 6 years ago for this idea), just to play music from my collection, in full, with no attention to mixing. The hope would be that it'd introduce anyone that may listen to some music that they might otherwise not have listened to - something I always loved doing. 

We'll see how it goes, but I may do this kind of thing as a regular feature. Feel free to let your thoughts be known. I hope you enjoy the selection, as usual, I've linked up to the tracks to where you can find them if you want to buy them for yourself - many available via Ed & Disque 72.




Tracklist

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 [On this compilation]
12. Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of Living - Together
13. Frederic Castel - Open Up [On this compilation]
14. Billy Paul - It's Critical (12" Version)
15. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life [On this compilation]
16. John Ozila - Funky Boogie
17. Bokoor Band - Onukpa Shawarpo
18. Roy Ayers - Africa, Centre Of The World *Played pitched up*
19. BB Seaton - Dancing In The Moonlight

25 September 2016

Autumn Chillin' Pt 1 & 2 - George Mihaly / Matthew Foord


The fourth seasonal selection is upon us having kicked off on Purple Radio's 'Balearic Social' show this morning. Starting the series off this time around is George Mihaly and Matthew Foord. I won't bother doing much of a write up as you will likely be familiar with the players by now. If not, check back on the previous seasonal selections, which you should do if you aren't familiar with our seasonal selections. Ladies and gentlemen, Autumn Chillin'....

Part 1 - George Mihaly




01. Ernest Hood - Saturday Morning Doze
02. Fumio Miyashita - Creation
03. Cesar Mariano & CIA - Poluicao
04. My Neighbour Is - Moon's Reflection
05. Chassol - Soft Feeling
06. Bongo Ent. - Lujon
07. Fumio Miyashita - Sun Beams
08. Azimuth - Voo Sobre o Horizonte
09. Roland Bocquet - Paradia
10. Les Baxter -Taboo (JoJo Effect Remix)
11. Mark Barrott - Der Stern, Der Nie Vergeht
12. Seahawks - Sky Phase
13. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Chamber
14. Juan Carlos Calderon - California
15. Air - Alone in Kyoto
16. Seahawks - Missed



Part 2 - Matthew Foord 





01. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - First Watch
02. Julianna Barwick - Forever
03. Jaga Jazzist - Shinkansen
04. X-Press 2 & Kurt Wagner - Give it (Beatless Mix)
05. Four Tet - Castles Made of Sand
06. The Small Faces - Autumn Stone
07. Paul Weller - Above the Clouds
08. Bella Figura - Better Man (Craig Bratley Remix)
09. Portishead - Roads
10. Alpha - Blue Autumn
11. Melanie de Biasio - No Deal With Love 
12. Fire! Orchestra - Ritual Part 5
13. Gong - Mandrake
14. Hjaltalin - Ethereal


22 September 2016

The Mix With No Name



I've been meaning to get this one posted before now, but better late than never. It's an off the cuff mix after a few alcoholic beverages had been consumed, so bear that in mind when listening. 

I'm finding that as I get older (perhaps due to the blurring of lines between genres) my ability to pigeon hole music is lessening, so call it what you will, but I'm going with shades of deep house with a little bit of deep techno-ishy thrown in. Who cares? If you like it, great! If not, you move on to something else. Hit play and find out.

I'm going to take this opportunity to plug the upcoming Chillin' Autumn series which kicks off this weekend with mixes from George Mihaly and Matthew Foord. Keep an eye out for it and I'll share them on here as and when I get the chance.







Tracklist

01. Contours & Yadava - Pistachios
02. Soul Of Hex - Jynmu
03. Walter Jones - A Night In Newark
04. Vin Sol - Atlantic Avenue
05. Todd Terje - Bonysh
06. The Heartbreak Kids - Walking Into A Prior Dream
07. Samo DJ - Tai Po Kau
08. Dude Energy - Renee Running
09. Apple Jazz - Church Street
10. Barnt - Is This What They Were Born For?
11. Bot ‘Ox - Basement Love (Pachanga Boys Remix)
12. Marvin & Guy - Targa (Long Drive Version)
13. Caribou - Leave House (MCDE Remix)
14. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
15. Hardway Bros - Pleasure Cry (Tuff City Kids Remix)
16. Tee Mango - Time Is Up
17. MZKBX - Dumm Beat (Samo DJ Remix)
18. Junto Club - Leaving Forever
19. Red Axes - Der Sexa
20. Unknown - Lapi (Edit Service 002)





16 September 2016

Weekend Funk Up



This mix was one I recently put together, just for the fun of it, on a Friday evening. A couple of Mojitos, hit record and press play, and this is what came out the other end. Seeing as it's Friday evening, I thought I'd get it up on the blog. 

Have a good weekend, and enjoy!



Tracklist

01. The Starkiller - Here Come Ol' Flat Top
02. David Bowie - Golden Years (Luxxury Edit)
03. Late Nite Tuff Guy - Pull Us Apart
04. Roy Ayers - Running Away (Noodleman Rework)
05. Billy Ocean - Loverboy (Drvg Cvltvre Edit)
06. Latimore - Out To Get'cha (Soulist & DJ Vas Edit)
07. Tugboat Edits - Love Sound (TZ Intimate Strangers Edit)
08. The Gino Fontaine - Revnorev
09. Lonely Smoker - Frontin'
10. James Brown - Mind Power (Mr Mendal Edit)
11. Groovedown - Walk To Mississippi
12. Ojah with Hugh Masekela - Afro Beat Blues (The Owl Edit)
13. Pillow Talk - The Real Thing
14. Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (JP Source Edit)
15. Dr Packer - Contemplating
16. Stevie Wonder - I Wish (Spaghetti Legs Re-jig)
17. LTJ Xperience - Want (LTJ for Midnight City Edit)
18. It's A Small World Disco - Love Extra
19. Disco/Very - Get It On (Dr Dunks How We Do In NYC Edit)
20. Mary Clark - Take Me, I'm Yours


13 September 2016

Chilled Summer - Parts 6 - 10


As promised, here are the 2nd half of the Chilled Summer series of mixes, which includes my own mix, as well as mixes from Matthew Foord, Marc Godin, Woodzee and Andy Pye.

I mentioned in my previous post that we are about to kick off an Autumnal series of mixes and that will start on September 25th in conjunction with the Balearic Social Radio Show.

In the meantime, here's those Summer selections. Enjoy!

Part 6 - Mixamorphosis



Tracklist

01. Wilson Tanner - Sun Room
02. Mark Barrott - Der Stern, Der Nie Vergeht
03. Wolf Muller & Cass. - Glade Runner
04. Sicker Man - Turns
05. Morrison Kincannon - To See One Eagle Fly (Mudd Extended Edit)
06. Bartosz Kruczynski - Parco Degli Acquedotti
07. C.A.R / Red Axes - Incognito (Tom Farse Extrapolation)
08. Ryo Kawasaki - You Are The Sunlight
09. Carbon Based Lifeforms - Vakna
10. Land Of Light - Isle Of Tears
11. Mr Hermano - Christina

Part 7 - Matthew Foord




Tracklist

01. The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa - Trance (Between The Stars) (Meadow In Terry's Chair Mix)

02. Daniel Kobialka - Blue Spirals
03. Floating Points - For Marmish
04. Ashley Slater - Private Sunshine
05. The Sons and Daughters of Lite - Let The Sunshine In
06. Nobukazu Takemura - Serene
07. Mark Barrott - Cascades
08. Joakim - Boipeba (Dub Mix)
09. Plantlife - When She Smiles She Lights The Sky (4 Hero Mix)
10. The Blow Monkeys - La Passionara
11. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Stir it Up
12. Steve Cobby - Babylon On The Hudson
13. Bruce  - Summers Gotta End Sometime

Part 8 - Marc Godin



Tracklist

01. Cyril Secq & Orla Wren - Premiere Branche
02. Rick Wade - Meditation (Matsa Rework)
03. Beaumont Hannant - Sym-phon5
04. Neotropic - Sunflower Girl
05. Leon Vynehall - Midnight On Rainbow Road
06. Higher Intelligence Agency - Influx
07. Minilogue - Six Arms and One Leg
08. Maurice Fulton presents UP - A Night At Estudio Copito De Neive
09. Cinematic Orchestra - Wheel Within a Wheel
10. Art Of Noise - Robinson Crusoe
11. Quincy Jones - Summer In The City
12. Terry Callier - Love Theme From Spartacus (Zero 7 Remix)


Part 9 - Woodzee




Tracklist

01. Scrimshire feat. Matthew Halsall – Saltwater 
02. Dirtwire – Old Upright 
03. Amanaz – Sunday Morning 
04. David Holmes – Sugarman 
05. Donovan – Superlungs My Supergirl 
06. Temples – Mesmerise (The Time & Space Machine Re-Mix) 
07. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Time & Space Machine Re-Mix) 
08. Amorphous Androdgynous – The Mello Hippo Disco Show 
09. Caribou – Melody Day (Four Tet Re-Mix) 
10. The Moving Dawn Orchestra – Your Light 
11. Pan Electric - Zumaware


Part 10 - Andy Pye


Tracklist

01. Sea Level - Song for Amy
02. Daniel Lanois - Amazing Grace
03. CFCF - Pleasure Centre (Pharaohs Remix)
04. Cantoma - Paloma 
05. Dimitris Petsetakis - Clearance Parts I & II
06. Clifford White - In The Beginning
07. Cathy Claret - Instrumental 
08. Kevin Peek - For Those We Left Behind 
09. Between - Devotion
10. Tim Green - Got More Love 
11. Hiroshima - I've Been Here Before
12. Tim Wesley - Love Maker
13. Philippe Chany - La Mystique Du Male
14. Nu Guinea - NG Theme
15. Neil Larsen - From A Dream
16. Bobbie Gentry - Seasons Come, Seasons Go



12 September 2016

Chilled Summer - Parts 1-5



You may or may not have noticed that I took a Summer break from the blog, but that's not to say I've not been putting mixes out. The seasonal mixes continued, in very fine form, and there will be an autumnal series coming soon, so keep your eyes out for that. Once I've caught up with the Chilled Summer mixes here, I'll post up a couple of my other mixes and link up the tracklists.

The Chilled Summer mixes came from the same group of guys that put together the Spring selections, so I thought, rather than post them up individually, I'd put together a master post. That turned out to be too big to do for one post, so I've split them into 5 mixes per post.

Parts 6-10 will follow as soon as I can.

Part 1 - George Mihaly



Tracklist

01. Sunny Day (Intro)
02. Wilson Tanner - Sun Room
03. Sergio Mendes & Brasil'77 - After Sunrise
04. Azymuth - Manha
05. Hatchback - Paradise Drive
06. Javier Bergia - Tagomago
07. The New Rotary Connection/Five Deez - Hanging Round The Bee Tree/Wow
08. Closed Paradise - Jungle Goddess
09. Chris Coco - Summer Sun (Cafe del Mar Guitar Mix)
10. TCP - Desert Rain
11. Total Contrast - Sunshine/Summertime (KBE Edit)
12. Achab - White Summer Lights
13. Nick Et Samantha - On The Beach (Liston Remix)
14. DJ Pippi feat. Ann West - On This Island
15. Leon Lowman - Bumpin' On Sunset
16. Water from Still Boat Perspective (Outro)


Part 2 - Andy Hickford




Tracklist

01. Iasos - Formentera Sunset Clouds
02. Mark Barrott - Formentera Headspace Blues
03. Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun
04. Land Of Light - Isle Of Tears
05. Gaussian Curve - Impossible Island
06. Schulz, Hammer & Bager ft. Rodrigo She - Some Di Someday
07. Jose Padilla - Oceans Of The Moon (Wolf Muller Donkey Kong Beach Dub)
08. Nick Mackrory ft. Harry Collier - Elle Dit (Colena Radio Edit)
09. Gigi Masin - Almanac
10. Pressure Drop - Dusk
11. Nautic - Freedom Of The Floor
12. Idjut Boys - One For Kenny
13. Faded Idjuts ft. Sally Rogers - Dust Of Life (Swoop Edit)
14. Francois Kervorkian ft. Barbara Mendes - Awakenings (Orchestral Mix)


Part 3 - Original Gidman




Tracklist

01. The Beloved - The Sun Rising (Gentle Night)
02. Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun
03. RAMP – Daylight
04. EL-P – Sunrise Over Bklyn
05. Soul Village – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
06. John Martyn - Sunshine´s Better (Talvin Singh Remix)
07. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony)
08. Zero dB – Sunshine Lazy
09. Solar Bears – Inner Sunshine
10. Theo Parrish – Summertime is Here
11. Raul Midon - Sunshine
12. Koop – Summer Sun
13. Violets – Sunset
14. Moodymann – Long Hot Sexy Nights
15. Terry Callier - Sunset Boulevard
16. Space Dimension Controller – Last Sunset On Planet Earth
17. Lyn Collins – Ain’t No Sunshine


Part 4 - Sequenchill



Tracklist

01. Iberis and Eguana - Faceless Silence (Chillout Mix) 
02. Anduin - Behind The Voyeur's Wall Of Glass 
03. Nicolas Jaar - Etre 
04. Jonson - Septembers Winter 
05. 
Man In A Room - Twice Below The Horizon 

06. Weathertunes - Healing Water 
07. Tunguska Electronic Music Society (Taiga Fox) - Snovidyashaya lubov 
08. Sasha - Broadcast 
09. Brian Eno - Fickle Sun (II) (The Hour Is Thin) 
10. Mystical Sun - Rise 
11. Nacht Plank - Arrive 
12. Sawako - Tiny Tiny Copia 
13. ASC - A Song For Hope 
14. Ben Howard - Promise 
15. 
Rudy Adrian - At The Edge Of The Desert 

16. Rod McKuen - My Friend The Sea 
17. Chihei Hatakeyama - The Dance Of The Sea


Part 5 - Richard Tovey


*Once I have the tracklist, I'll update the post.*


29 May 2016

Chilled Spring - Part 10 - Mixamorphosis



It was initially intended that there would be twelve mixes in the Chilled Spring series, but it looks like Part 10 (from myself) will be wrapping up this series.

The mix ended up having more beats in it than I'd intended, but what is posted is a live mix, done without any pre-planning, and although it wasn't as ambient as I'd intended, it's still in keeping with a chilled out vibe, so I let it run.

Before I get on to posting my mix and tracklist, I just want to thank George Mihaly (Quality Music Lovers Society) for taking over the reigns when the Winter Chill series came to and end and curating this series so well, and of course to Andy Pye (Balearic Social) for kindly hosting the mixes from everyone on his reliably excellent radio show. George has now handed over the reigns to Andy who will curate a Summer series of mixes, so I look forward to hearing what is coming down the pipeline. 


As usual, if you enjoy any of the music, please purchase it and support the artists!




Tracklist

01. Cass. - Moiré
02. Land of Light - Flares
03. Seahawks - Didn't Know I Was Lost (Black Peaches Remix)
04. Nev Cottee - If I Could Tell You
05. Suso Sâiz - La Mano Transparente
06. Land Of Light - Bell Rock Outpost (Seahawks Remix)
07. Shammen Delly - Sumer Is Icumen In
08. Floating Points - Silhouettes (I, II, & III)
09. Gaussian Curve - Red Light
10. Jack Cutter - Serpent Strut
11. A Reminiscent Drive - Life Is Beautiful
12. Hatchback - Paradise Drive
13. Füxa - Cool Breeze
14. Appo ft. Jon Elliott - Always (The Drop Mix)
15. Gryningen - Slöa Dagar I Rymdlaboratoriet
16. Trabant - Happy Sunny Song
17. 
Imperfect Product - Solina
18. Cantoma - Early Till Late
19. Craig Smith - Let Love Live
20. Incognito - Out Of The Storm (Carl Craig Planet E Mix)



24 May 2016

Chilled Spring - Part 9 - Marc Godin




The 9th part of the fabulous Chilled Spring series is brought to you by Marc Godin, and what a wonderful journey it is too. Marc is another new addition to the line-up of those who provided the Winter Chill mixes, and just as the case was with Woodzee, his addition has been well worth the inclusion.

Marc has a wealth of experience and background in the world of DJ-ing and has played at events ranging from a Po Na Na residency to festivals such as Glastonbury and T In The Park, alongside the likes of Andy Cato and Carl Cox. As well as this he has dabbled in the world of promotion and of running a record label, so it's fair to say, his musical C.V is impressive.

A quick word about Part 10 before I go on to share the links where you can find Marc, and of course his Chilled Spring mix and tracklist.... Part 10 will see my own contribution being aired. It's fair to say there are more beats in my own mix than the other Chilled Spring mixes have had so far, but it's all still very downtempo and chilled out. More details to follow.

In the meantime, check Marc Godin out on the following links and enjoy the journey of Chilled Spring Part 9 - 






Tracklist

01. Harold Budd & Brian Eno - Against The Sky
02. Monty Adkins - Memory Box
03. Marsen Jules - Chanson du Soir
04. Mountains - Blown Glass Typewriter
05. The Green Kingdom - Kalimba Sketch
06. Minilogue - Stations I
07. Monty Adkins - Suspended Edges
08. Kane Ikin - Oberon
09. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Illuha & Taylor Deupree - Movement 3
10. Goldmund - Threnody
11. Another Fine Day - That Path
12. Nils Frahm - Keep
13. Keith Kenniff - Flow & Branch
14. Inch Time - Suspensions (Intro)
15. Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - Duktus
16. Inch Time - Suspensions
17. Little Dragon - She Walks Alone
18. Underset - Rubik's Cube
19. Orla Wren - She Smiles When He Calls Her Friend
20. Cliff Martinez - Is That What Everybody Wants
21. Another Fine Day - Strange Waves
22. Blair French - Before Mornings Arrival
23. Michael Brook with Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois - Midday
24. Global Communication - 12.18
25. Plaid - Ralome
26. Stanley Clarke - Concerto For Jazz Rock Orchestra (Part 1)
27. Ashley Slater - Private Sunshine



23 May 2016

Chilled Spring - Part 8 - Andy Hickford *Updated*



A double hit of Chilled Spring coming up now. Due to DJ-ing commitments Andy from the Balearic Social radio show was unable to air part 8 of the series a couple of weeks back, and as a result gave us a double dose of the series in one show on Sunday just past.

Part 8 comes from the hugely talented selector Andy Hickford of Downtown Science. If you don't already follow Andy on the various music platforms, then I'd encourage you to get on the case with the links I'll provide in this post. He regularly posts a fabulous variety of music spanning across many genres, so there is likely going to be something in amongst his mixes that will appeal to your ears.

Andy DJ's under his own name and through Downtown Science with regular slots in and around Leeds, with guest slots for various online platforms on occasion too. Keep up with him via the following links - 

Twitter  //  Blog  //  Mixcloud  //  Hearthis 

Downtown Science (Twitter) (Facebook)

** Update **

You can catch Andy at the following venues / dates:

26th May @ Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds - Pre/Post Talk with Alice Nutter (Chumbawumba).

3rd June with Downtown Science @ Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds.

17th June @ North Bar, Leeds.

18th June with Downtown Science @ Northern Monk Brewery, Leeds.

24th June @ Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield - Opening party for Stanley Spencer exhibition.





Tracklist

01. CFCF - Lighthouse On Chatham Sound
02. Laurel Halo - Out
03. Cinematic Orchestra - Child Song
04. Illa J - Sounds Like Love (Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson's In Space Mix)
05. Weldon Irvine - Gloria
06. Richie Havens - Sugarplums
07. DK - High On The Sea
08. Coco, Steel & Lovebomb - Harlem
09. Future Sound Of London - Journey to the Centre
10. Future Sound Of London - Glacier Pt.2
11. Nightmares On Wax - Rise
12. 55 Cancri E - Vaggvisa
13. Cantoma - Pandajero (Unreleased Ruf Dug Mix)
14. The Seahawks - Islands (No Man Is Remix)
15. Leon Vynehall - Midnight On Rainbow Road
16. D* Note - The Garden Of Earthly Delights (X-Press 2 Inner London Ambience)