Winter Chill Pt IV - George Mihaly (Quality Music Lovers Society)

30 December 2015

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The Winter Chill train just keeps on runnin'. Following on from the past couple of days posts, and my own earlier mix for this series, we welcome the excellent George Mihaly into the fold.

For those of you who do not know, George is the Budapest based curator of the Quality Music Lovers Society group on Facebook. He has been a contributor to the ever reliable Balearic Social radio show on Purple Radio, played at the Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds, been a contributor to the Network show on Box Frequency and now hosts his own monthly show on the station where he spins some choice music, accompanied by some fabulous guest DJ's.

This mix from George truly is a wonderful journey with some genuinely breathtaking tracks within. As I've said with previous contributions, the best way to judge this is to sit back and click play, and listen for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

If you've missed the previous Winter Chill posts you can catch the growing setlist [HERE] or each post individually -




This is the fourth mix in the series so far, with one more confirmed which will come from Jon Brent aka Original Gidman from the Dusk Dubs crew. Who knows where the series will end?

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Tracklist

01. Glyn Ceriog - Knaresborough Bird
02. DJ Food - Intermission a New Language
03. Masayoshi Fujita - Tears Of Unicorn
04. Odi Me - I'm 22
05. The Fragile Fate - Configuration
06. Patrick O'Hearn - Magnificent River
07. Fatima Yamaha - Migratory Floozy
08. DFRNT - El Spirito (Beatless Version)
09. Hiroshi Watanabe - Your Smile Tears (Beatless Version)
10. David Holmes - Bedroom
11. Chassol - Wersailles (Planeur)
12. Johann Johannson - Melancholia (Sicario OST)
13. Rings Around Saturn - Portion 22 (Albrecht La'Broy Bathtime Arrangement)
14. GMO vs Dense - Another View
15. Troels Hammer - Cold Hawaii
16. Troels Hammer - Azur
17. Chassol - Music Is God My Love



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Winter Chill Pt III - Matthew Foord (Box Frequency FM)

29 December 2015

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The Winter Chill series is growing. What started out as me thinking about doing a Winter chillout mix myself has developed into something that is bringing some of my favourite selectors of recent times together. If you didn't catch yesterdays post, Part II came from Balearic Social's Andy Pye and you can catch that [HERE], you can also grab Part I from myself [HERE].

Today I am very happy to be sharing Part III from Matthew Foord. I first came into contact with Matt after he left some very generous and warm comments on my 'Is Anybody Listening?' mix from a few years back over on Soundcloud. Following that I was invited by the chaps at Box Frequency, where Matt is a long time resident, to contribute a guest mix and things grew from there. I think it is safe to say that we connected over music that is interesting and varied; music that takes you on a journey. So it is with great pride that I share the stage with Matt, and Andy in this series of mixes.

The original intention, as suggested by Andy, was to go for a mix of beat-free music. I suppose it would be fair to say that this is Ambient in it's truest of forms, but it is not the only form this music takes and following the first two beat-free mixes, I think it is a nice progression that the third mix takes us into other areas where ambient music plays it's part. I'd much rather let Matthew's mix do the talking, so click play, sit back and let the sounds wash over you. It's a wonderful, wonderful journey.

Before I close off this post with the mix and tracklist, I'd like to invite you to follow Matthew via the links provided below and look out for his periodic shows over on the excellent Box Frequency FM internet radio station, where you can catch him spinning an eclectic range of quality music alongside some fabulous names from the world of music.

Keep an eye out for  Part IV of the Winter Chill series which will be coming from the curator of the fabulous 'Quality Music Lovers Society' - George Mihaly.

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Tracklist

01. Andrew Heath - Epiphany
02. Floating Points - Elaenia
03. Another Fine Day - Malcom's Loop
04. Sequentia Legenda - Au Revoir
05. Tangerine Dream - Invisible Limits
06. Eat Lights Become Lights - Vapour Trails
07. Karamika - Ton 5
08. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
09. Future Sound Of London - Dead Skin Cells
10. Peter Gabriel - Passion
11. Liquid Stranger - Fragments
12. Gigi Masin - The Word Love
13. Future Loop Foundation - (1976)



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Merry Mixmas with Added Dusk Dubs

24 December 2015

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As those of you who know me will be well aware, I have been reposting my Mixmas mixes these past few years and haven't done a fresh one since 2010. I had planned on doing one this year, but time ran away from me and I've had to put it off for another year.

Never fear though, Jon at Dusk Dubs has given me the all clear to post up his DDXmas 2015 mix alongside my own, so you will have plenty to see you through Christmas Day.

There will be one or two posts before the New Year arrives, so keep an eye out for those over the coming days. In the meantime, be kind to each other, eat well, drink sensibly and create life lasting memories.

Merry Mixmas!









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Make Your Soul Dance

16 December 2015

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I've been on quite a roll with the amount of mixes I've been posting lately. I'm putting that down to no longer being bound to the chore of burning of cd's to use in the CDJ's. I really do not miss that at all. So riding the wave of productivity I'll take this opportunity to share a couple of things that have already happened and a couple of things I'm planning on putting up in the coming days/weeks.

First things first. If you didn't catch my selection that I put together for the good folks of Dusk Dubs, then you can check it out over on their web page <<<HERE>>>. It's a selection of tracks that have inspired, comforted and lived with me in recent years. There's nothing 'club' based in it; I've been describing it as a 'Back To Mine' kind of selection. Anyway, you can catch that and some scribbles I put together to accompany the selection over on their site now.

We can also look forward to Part 2 of the Winter Chill mix that I put together last week. That is going to be provided by Andy Pye of the excellent Balearic Social. No date on that one but something that is sure to be of real top quality when it lands.

Finally, for now at least, I'm going to jump on the band wagon of creating a list. Yes, I know, they are coming at us from all angles at the moment, but at the end of the day, playing music in DJ sets is all about promotion really, and I'm viewing it as an extension to that. So I'm going to post my top 10 albums, top 5 re-issues and top 5 compilations of 2015. I'm aiming to have it done before Xmas, so if you're interested keep an eye out.

So, onto this latest mix. It's basically a selection of some lovely music I've bought over the course of this year. I do hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please support the artists and labels by buying their music.





Tracklist

01. Jascha Hagen - Soldier  -  (Stamp Records)
02. Junktion - Visions Of You  -  (Razor n Tape Reserve)
03. Kejeblos - Autobahn Dub  -  (Phantom Island)
04. NY*AK - Laid  -  (Karakul)
05. Khotin & Dane - IMHO  -  (Common Edit)
06. Throwback Zack - Coolin' Out  -  (Star Creature)
07. Yse Saint Laur'ant - Crying Woman  -  (Whiskey Disco)
08. Todd Terje - Preben Goes To Acapulco (Prins Thomas Remix)  -  (Olsen)
09. Andy Gibb - Across The Floor (Deadly Sins Rework)  -  (Giant Cuts)
10. MermaidS - I  -  (Goodship Records)
11. Keyboard Masher - Astral Playground  -  (KM Editions)
12. Mugwump - Until You're Worth It (Andrew Weatherall Remix)  -  (Subfield)
13. Basso - Sorry Richard  -  (Joe's Bakery)
14. Eirwud Mudwasser - Ziggurat  -  (Balearic Social Records)
15. Gryningen - Från Andra Hand Till Stränderna I NIce  -  (Aficionado Recordings)
16. The Loose Control Band ft, Ray Stevens II - Doin' It  -  (Golf Channel Recordings)
17. Napoleon Cherry - Morning Song  -  (Music From Memory)


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Winter Chill - Part 1-

11 December 2015

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Chillout, lounge, downtempo, ambient. Whatever you wish to call it, I'm a fan of the genre(s). I have a fair amount of it in my collection, whether it be albums and artists that are dedicated to the genre(s), or the odd track here and there that you often find within albums from other genres. I've long intended on making a mix that fits into that pigeon hole, and today wasn't going to be that day.

When I got up this morning I had thought about doing a mix along the lines of my Summer Slowdown / Dedicated To The Summer We Never Had mixes, but perhaps a little deeper and a little more influenced by the ambient sound. I posted a comment to that effect on my Facebook account this morning. However, Andy Pye from the excellent Balearic Social mix series/occasional night and now record label suggested that he'd be interested in doing a part 2 to my own mix, but with a stipulation - it should be beatfree. So I set about digging through my collection to have a few tracks ready to hand and to get me started, I settled in and clicked record and this is the result.

This mix was recorded live in one take, mostly from vinyl (so expect the odd pop or crackle) via Ed Davies at Disque 72, but with a couple of digital only tracks and a CD only track thrown in the mix too. You'll figure that out from the links provided in the tracklist.

I do hope this is something you can enjoy, I'm well aware that ambient is a fairly acquired taste of music, but if it encourages even a handful of new listeners to the genre, then I'm happy with that.

If you've enjoyed the vibe / spirit of the mix, then I'll be posting Part 2, which will come from Andy Pye, in the next week or so.

Enjoy!




Tracklist

01. Floating Points - Elaenia  -  (Pluto)
02. Cass. - Emotioncode  -  (Emotional Response)
03. youAND:THEMACHINES - Desire  -  (Ornaments)
04. Dave Harrington ft. Tamara - Things Behind The Sun  -  (Other People)
05. Drvg Cvltvre - Moment 03  -  (New York Haunted)
06. Joan Bibiloni - Val, I Vuw Ya  -  (Music From Memory)
07. Gigi Masin - Tharros  -  (The Bear On The Moon Records)
08. Karamika - Ton 9  -  (ESP Institute)
09. Luke Wyatt - Time For Thick (Not Waving Remix)  -  (Emotional Response)
10. Chrome Canyon - Light  -  (Throne Of Blood)
11. Vangelis - Love Them From Blade Runner  -  (Off World / East West)
12. Gigi Masin - Consequences Of Goodbyes  -  (The Bear On The Moon Records)
13. Commodity Place - Clouds Inside Me  -  (Pocket Panther Records)
14. Vermont - Sharav  -  (Kompakt)
15. Proton Kinoun - Peripheral System  -  (Omnitropic)
16. 55 Cancri e - Belsebubs Tårar (del 1)  -  (Music For Dreams)
17. A.R.T. Wilson - Sarah's Theme (Air)  -  (Growing Bin Records)
18. Jonny Nash - A Shallow Space  -  (Melody As Truth)
19. Secret Circuit - Easter Island Electric Brain  -  (Emotional Response)
20. ambientsketchbook - A New Star  -  (Self Released)
21. Gunnar Haslam - Discouraged  -  (Mister Saturday Night Records)
22. Suzanne Kraft - Renee Sleeping  -  (Melody As Truth)
23. Hatchback - Horizon  -  (Be With Records)
24. Kettenkarussell - Drift  -  (Giegling)


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