Soundcloud Sunday #19
Soundcloud Sunday returns following last weeks post which was devoted to Gil Scott Heron. Although, I may be making some more changes to the blog in the coming weeks and Soundcloud Sunday may be changed as a result and then again, maybe it'll stay as it is.
I feel like I've been quite lazy with the blog for quite a while now. Perhaps lazy isn't the right word to use because I've been juggling a lot of other things lately. I've been meaning to get back into posting my own mixes too, but haven't been able to find the time to do that either. I'm feeling like I'm beginning to be more on top of things and I'm getting a bit more organised so I'm planning to spend some time on fixing up some things on the blog (like dead links, format, design issues etc.) and hopefully get back to making some mixes of my own very soon.
I'm hoping to get some feedback from you, the visitors, regarding my Soundcloud Sunday post. It takes quite a lot of time for this one post each week. Not only is it the listening to loads of music on Soundcloud to include in the post each week, but it takes a couple of hours to write up the post, embed the players and sort out links etc. I'd like to know if people read what I type up, do you click through the links that I post under the tracks? Are you only interested in tracks that are available for free download, or is that just an added bonus? Would you prefer it to be more about DJ mixes or more about individual tracks, or is the balance I post good as it is? Any feedback on this is most welcome and will be considered when I come to making decisions on the future of my blog postings.
You can leave a comment below or e-mail me your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For now, I'm carrying on as normal, but I just wanted to throw it out there that I'm not 100% happy with how I've been handling the blog and that you can expect to see some changes over the coming weeks and months. Having said that, it's time for some music.....
David Bowie-Let's Dance-DJ Moodz Remix by DJ Moodz:Classics
DJ Moodz puts out some fantastic quality edits/remixes and this take on a classic Bowie track is no different. For me, it is all about the extended intro on this. The way it builds into the track is just fantastic; I could really see myself having great fun using this in a set. Sadly, as I type, the track is only available for streaming. Fingers crossed the download get's enabled at some point soon though!
Links for DJ Moodz: Soundcloud: Profile #01 | Profile #02 | Profile #03 / Official Website / Facebook
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (The Apple Scruffs Edit) by The Apple Scruffs
Do I really need to say anything about The Apple Scruffs? No, I didn't think so. I've posted more Scruffs edits than anyone else on the blog. What I will say is, it takes a lot of cahones to tackle a classic track such as this but The Scruffs pulls it off. I have to say, it's reached the point where I am looking forward to the next post from The Apple Scruffs on Soundcloud, but if you want a download you've got to be quick because they fly out FAST! The best way to try and get your hands on some Scruffs edits is to simply follow him on Soundcloud!
Links to The Apple Scruffs: Soundcloud
Sunnys Reprise by Musica Hermosa
This makes me want to put on a white linen suit with some matching slip on shoes and go rent a convertible Ferrari. Okay, well maybe not; that look wouldn't really go down too well in Scotland and the weather is too unpredictable for a convertible.
In case that went above your head, this is a re-work of Jan Hammer's 'Crockett's Theme' which was used on the 80's tv show 'Miami Vice', and it's a rather good re-working at that. Now, where did I put my neon MC Hammer pants???
Carl Carlton . This Feeling's Rated X-tra (DeeJ. Valavanis's love-rated edit) by DeeJ. Valavanis
I only stumbled across this today having noticed that a couple of people I follow on Soundcloud had added this to their favourites and commented on the track. I have to be honest and say that I don't actually know the original track, and up until today I didn't follow the guy that has done this particular edit, but I am now and I will be looking out for other Carl Carlton tracks too. It turns out that this particular track was written and produced by Leon Haywood which I hadn't realised either. Every day's a school day.
At the moment, the only link I have for DeeJ Valavanis is his Soundcloud page, but as it stands there are 47 tracks on his page for you to check out, so head on over and see what else he has.
'Wakafrica' Manu Dibango (Danimalswainger Edit) by Danimal Swainger
'Salt Pop Corn (Dikalo)' Manu Dibango (Danimalswainger Edit) by Danimal Swainger
Bayam Sellam by Danimal Swainger
Whether you want to call it Afro-beat, Afro-funk or just Funk, I'm a big fan of this kind of music and Manu Dibango is one of my favourite artists in this genre. To me, it has a real sense of soul to it; music that comes from the feelings of musicians that have been untainted by the mass marketing of major labels and mainstream media.
05.13 - Munga @ Lounge at Daisy's presented by Lazer & Blazer by Munga
I round off these weeks Soundcloud Sunday with a great little mix from the very talented Munga. If you head over to the track page you can get the full tracklist. What else can I say? It's a great mix - enjoy!