1 November 2016

Autumn Chillin' - Parts 9 & 10

The weekend just past saw the final two mixes in the series of seasonal mixes that we have been putting out over the past year between this blog, Balearic Social Radio Show on Purple-Radio and the Quality Music Lovers Society. 

Thanks go out to Andy Pye (Balearic Social), George Mihaly (QMLS/Box Frequency), Jon Brent (Original Gidman/Dusk Dubs), Matthew Foord (Network/Box Frequency), Richard Tovey (We Are Multiphonic/Box Frequency),  Woodzee (The Chillout Sessions/Box Frequency), Salvatore Muscat (Sequenchill), Marc Godin, Andy Hickford who have contributed the bulk of the mixes, but a shout out to Benji Selbatron, Tom Green (Another Fine Day) and Steve KIW (BAOL) who also contributed a mix each.

Although we've reached the end of this seasonal series of mixes, keep your ears open for more selections from the same team in the coming year where you will be treated to a series of Back To Mine styled selections.

Part 9 - Mixamorphosis


01. Parks - The Breath Of Autumn << Please use the links in the post
02. Quinn Lamont Luke - Invierno
03. Commodity Place - Life Is A Gorgeous Lie
04. Ai - Archaic Iftar
05. Wolf Muller & Cass. - Aiolos (Cass. Version)
06. Bartosz Kruczynski - Supplement 1
07. Sasha - Linepulse
08. Paolo Morena - Oh Yeah (Black Chapel 6am Remix) << Via 'Touched' Bandcamp
09. Cantoma - Claudio's Theme
10. Krakatau - Apogean Tide
11. Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity - Season Of The Witch

Part 10 - Andy Pye

Unfortunately no tracklist for Andy's selection, but if one should appear, I'll be sure to update the post. If there is anything you want in particular, leave a comment on the mix and I'm sure Andy will help you out.

23 October 2016

Autumn Chillin' - Parts 7 & 8 - Andy Hickford / Marc Godin

This is the penultimate week for the Autumn Chillin' mix series, and also the penultimate week for the seasonal themed mixes which have run from December last year.

This week pairs Marc Godin and Andy Hickford, both of whom have featured elsewhere this past week, with Marc playing guest on the Back and To The Left show on Box Frequency midweek, and Andy providing a selection for Dusk Dubs earlier today.

With the final selection due next weekend, we'll have gone full circle. It started with myself and Andy Pye and that's how things will finish up. Join us if you can, but if you can't make it, you'll get the catch up on here, as usual.

Part 7 - Andy Hickford


01. Belbury Poly - Warm Air
02. Bart Davenport - Girl Gotta Way (Peaking Lights Remix)
03. Krater - Labyrint
04. Hintermass - The Rituals Of Reversal
05. Siriusmo - Liu
06. Air - Dirty Trip
07. Steau De Mare - 1 Septembrie (Khidja Remix)
08. Modaji - Belle Epoque (Ambience)
09. David Crosby - Orleans
10. Tom Furse - The Ocean Is Teacher
11. The Children Of Sunshine - It's A Long Way To Heaven
12. William Shatner - It Hasn't Happened Yet
13. Mike Garry & Joe Duddell - St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson

Part 8 - Marc Godin


01. Solar Quest - The Open Path
02. Autechre - Lowride
03. Akotcha - We Have The Technology
04. Shur-i-kan - The Dayz
05. Another Fine Day - Chasing Tornados
06. Ulrich Schnauss - Between Us And Them
07. Beaumont Hannant - A Summer Spent
08. Claro Intelecto - Heart
09. Steve Cobby - Phatic Communion
10. Another Fine Day - So Blue

14 October 2016

Unmixamorphosis - Part 2

For those that missed the first 'Unmixamorphosis' selection, this is simply a chance to put some music together that I might otherwise find difficult to fit into 'mixes'. It give me a chance to share some sounds that others might not hear or be exposed to, and it also gives me a way to listen to music in my collection in bitesize chunks.

If you have a listen and enjoy any of the music within, please support the artists and buy the music.



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

8 October 2016

Autumn Chillin' - Parts 3 & 4 - Original Gidman / Sequenchill

I've been pretty slack this week on getting the blog updated with the most recent mixes in the Autumn Chillin' series. With one thing or another, it's been a pretty hectic week so I'm just getting around to it now.

We're due to get the next instalments from Woodzee and Richard Tovey (We Are Multiphonic) tomorrow morning (Sunday 9th October), so tune into Purple Radio for that. It'll probably be mid-week before I get around to posting them to the blog, so if you miss the show, you can check in here and catch up.

If, like me, you're just catching up to last weeks show, they are both top quality selections from two highly knowledgable selectors. Jump in, and check out the tracklists for any tracks you may want to pick up.

Part 3 - Original Gidman


01. Applewood Road – Applewood Road
02. David Crosby - Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)
03. Pink Floyd - Autumn '68
04. Findlay Brown – I Will
05. Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust
06. Jon Hopkins - Autumn Hill
07. Bill Callahan - Highs in the Mid-40's Dub
08. Chris Harwood - Wooden Ships
09. Devendra Banhart - Autumn's Child
10. Kings of Convenience - Freedom and Its Owner
11. Kode 9 & Spaceape - Autumn Has Come
12. Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong (Acoustic Version)
13. John Martyn - Fairy Tale Lullaby
14. Airhead - Autumn
15. Gap Mangione - Diana In The Autumn Wind
16. Joni Mitchell - Both Sides, Now
17. The Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin
18. Nostalgia 77 - Vienna
19. The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home (Grey Reverend Version)

Part 4 - Sequenchill


01. Sven Weisemann - Falling Leaves
02. Dub Trees - Atmabodha (Ritual Focus Dub)
03. Ales Tsurko - Transliaciya
04. Aerosity - Mountains (Woolookologie Remix)
05. Ashot Danielyan & CoMa - Mynah Metamorphose
06. Wil Bolton - Pastel Skies
07. Birdy Luv - I Always Ask The Moon
08. Kettel - Halt Him
09. Janis Ian - Watercolors
10. Chasing Dreams - A Quiet River ft Michiru Aoyama
11. Coco, Steel & Lovebomb - Harlem
12. Lars Leonhard & Alvina Red - Summer Storms
13. Woob - The Carrier
14. Mark Barrott - Sacred Islands
15. Df Tram (Remix 2) - Autumn Leaves Diana Krall Meets Coldcut (Irresistible Force Chill Mix)

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.


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.


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!


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