Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Dining Rooms-Other Ink (2008)

Artist: The Dining Rooms
Title: Other Ink
Released: November 2008
Format: Unmixed Audio CD, 224kbps / 44,1kHz
Label: Schema Italy
Genre: Nu Jazz, House, Broken Beats


01. The Dining Rooms - "Ink" (The Cinematic Orchestra Instrumental edit)
02. The Dining Rooms - "Ceremony" (Populous Sulphur Tsunami version)
03. The Dining Rooms - "Fatale" (Christian Prommer remix)
04. The Dining Rooms - "Thank You?" (Skewrls Ungrateful Love mix)
05. The Dining Rooms - "On The Beach" (Santino Burnetto remix)
06. The Dining Rooms - "Thank You?" (Radio version)
07. The Dining Rooms - "Exit A New York"
08. The Dining Rooms - "Hear Us Now" (The Invisible Session rework)
09. The Dining Rooms - "Free To Grow" (S-Tone Inc remix)
10. The Dining Rooms - "Cobra Coral" (The Juju Orchestra remix)
11. The Dining Rooms - "Ink" (Live At Teatro I)
12. The Dining Rooms - "Ceremony" (Marcello Testa Trio rework)
13. The Dining Rooms - "Ink" (The Cinematic Orchestra vocal mix)


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

christmas day @ k44-black athena

First off Happy Holidays to one and all - we hope that 2008 brought you some special times and that 2009 will be bigger and better for everyone.. in the meantime we wanted to remind you all about this Thursday - our annual Christmas bash, this year taking place at K44 in Gazi.

Following some pretty dark days (and nights) of late we'll be celebrating the holidays, trying hard to re-discover some Christmas spirit(s) and escaping the cold... you can expect a thematic and unusual celebration kicking off as ever at around 10... Christmassy requests will also be taken so be warned and benevolently we'll be keeping things at a danceable tempo to help everyone burn off those extra seasonal calories - hope to see you all there!

Other than that we also have a quick reminder about the last two FM shows of the year -Saturday sees the first part of our year run down featuring all of the best music from 2008, then on Sunday part 2 of the best of will fill hour one, then in the second hour we have a massive year end treat for you all in the shape of a deep and heavy dub step / 2 step / garage and beyond guest mix from Inta (d2/Lowdown) that we've been anticipating for too long now - this is special so don't miss! (AIR 104,4FM / 1-3pm).

We will also (!) be doing a special one-off broadcast for VM radio on Saturday afternoon taking things on an urban take-over tip with a few more Christmas anthems and more - catch that between 3 and 5pm via .

Out for now,
Peace & Love
Black Athena

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quiet Village - Silent Movie (2008)

01. Victoria's Secret
02. Circus of Horror
03. Free Rider
04. Too High To Move
05. Pacific Rhythm
06. Broken Promises
07. Pillow Talk
08. Can't Be Beat
09. Gold Rush
10. Singing Sand
11. Utopia
12. Keep On Rolling

DOWNLOAD:Quiet Village - Silent Movie (2008)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

...paint the flowers all black

athens dark city....
i wish tonight's rain wash away
our sins but not the tears...
R.I.P Alexi......

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Quantic Soul ORCHESTRA-Tropidelico (2007)

1. Tropidelico
2. Panama City
3. She Said What
4. Melodius Wayfarer
5. Regi Bugalu
6. Interlude
7. Lead Us To The End
8. San Sebastian Strut
9. Marrakech
10. Who Knows
11. Father
12. Los Olvidados

DOWNLOAD:The Quantic Soul ORCHESTRA-Tropidelico (2007)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mark Farina-Mushroom Jazz (2006)

Artist: Mark Farina
Title: Mushroom Jazz Vol. 06
Released: October 2008
Format: Unmixed Audio CD 224 kbps / 44,1kHz
Label: OM Records
Genre: Trip Hop, Future Jazz


Unmixed album!
The series is back and the wait is finally over! Get those neck braces out! Om is proud to present Mark Farina's highly anticipated "Mushroom Jazz 6."

To the un-initiated, Mark Farina is the master of the blend. The new album features new and unreleased material from the finest in Mushroom Jazz music (funky instrumental hip hop, downtempo, soul and blunted beats mixed together to perfection by Mark Farina himself), and on this sixth edition of this legendary series he includes a bumpin' brand new Farina original track entitled "Life".

A true phenomenon, "Mushroom Jazz Vol. 06" will have new and old school fans alike rushing to retail and digital locations. Get ready!!!

01. The Jazzual Suspects - This Beat
02. Smooth Current - Fools Competition
03. Ta'Raach - Baaaby
04. Kero One - Groovin'
05. Jamal - Jamal 141
06. Colossus - Dopebeatz
07. Brawdcast - Calm Down (Instrumental)
08. J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science - Alive (Instrumental)
09. Gagle - Scene #2 (Instrumental)
10. Uneaq - Just Checkin' (J's Stripped Down Instrumental)
11. Colossus feat. G-off & The Whooligan - The What?
12. Rubberoom - Bodysnatchin' (On the Isle)
13. Flash - Wasn't Really Worth My Time
14. Mark Farina - Life
15. The Jazzual Suspects - Ba Dada
16. Super Smoky Soul - Untitled 005
17. Choice37 - Way Back When
18. Colossus - Transit
19. J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science - Day at the Beach
20. Dave Allison - Reflections


Pat Methany-Day Trip (2008)

1. Son of Thirteen
2. At Last Youre Here
3. Lets Move
4. Snova
5. Calvins Keys
6. Is this America? (Katrina 2005)
7. When We Were Free
8. Dreaming Trees
9. The Red One
10. Day Trip

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Classic Funk and Disco tunes sampled by Daft Punk.

Classic Funk and Disco tunes sampled by Daft Punk.
01. Breakwater - Release The Beast (Robot Rock)
02. George Duke - I Love You More (Digital Love)
03. Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby (Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger)
04. Cerrone - Supernature (Verdis Quo)
05. Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love (Da Funk)
06. Karen Young - Hot Shot (Indo Silver Club)
07. Chaka Khan - Fate (Music Sounds Better With You by Stardust)
08. Sister Sledge - Il Macquillage Lady (Aerodynamic)
09. Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night (Voyager)
10. Eddie Johns - I Put A Spell On You (One More Time)
11. Little Anthony & The Imperials - Can You Imagine (Crescendolls)
12. Jerry Goldsmith - The Rec Room (Around The World)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guru-The Best of Guru's Jazzmatazz (2008)

01. No Time To Play feat. Ronnie Jordan & Dee C. Lee
02. Trust Me feat. N'Dea Davenport
03. Slicker Than Most feat. Gary Barnacle
04. Down The Backstreets feat. Lonnie Liston Smith
05. Sights In The City feat. Courtney Pine & Carleen Anderson
06. Loungin' feat. Donald Byrd
07. Respect The Architect feat. Ramsey Lewis & Bahamadia
08. Watch What You Say feat. Chaka Khan & Branford Marslis
09. Lost Souls feat. Jamiroquai
10. Choice Of Weapons feat. Dee C. Lee, Gus Da Vigilante, Courntey Pine
11. Looking Through Darkness feat. Mica Paris
12. Keep Your Worries feat. Angie Stone
13. Supa Love feat. Kelis
14. Lift Your Fist feat. The Roots
15. Plenty feat. Erykah Badu
16. Choices feat. N'Dea Davenport & Bobbi Humphrey
17. Loungin' (Jazz Not Jazz Mix)
18. Respect The Architect feat. Ramsey Lewis & Bahamadia (Buckwild Remix)

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Matthew Herbert-There’s Me and There’s You (2008)


Matthew Herbert’s dazzling new album, There’s Me and There’s You will be released October 28, 2008 on !K7. There’s Me and There’s You is the most seductive, sophisticated and subversive collection of protest songs ever recorded. Blending lush jazz instrumentation, soulful vocals, fascinating rhythms and a secret underground arsenal of outlandish samples, as well as featuring the cream of British jazz musicians, There’s Me and There’s You marks Herbert’s second collaboration with his big band and is a sequel of sorts to his 2001 project Goodbye Swingtime.

An electronic innovator, sonic explorer and prolific collaborator, Herbert has released a huge catalogue of critically acclaimed music under his own name as well as Doctor Rockit, Wishmountain, Radio Boy and others. He has also produced and remixed artists as diverse as Bjrk, REM, Quincy Jones, John Cale, Yoko Ono, Dizzee Racal and Roisin Murphy, as well as working with highly regarded original thinkers such as the chef Heston Blumenthal and playwright Caryl Churchill. However, There’s Me and There’s You marks a new chapter in his career as it is Herbert’s debut recording with revered and versatile London-based artist Eska whose vast array of past collaborators includes David Sylvian, Lewis Taylor, Anthony Tidd and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen.

Herbert’s albums always closely interweave medium with message, surface beauty with political subtext. Effortlessly wrapping deluxe avant-jazz arrangements around polemical lyrics and artfully selected noises, this album’s dominant theme is power and it’s abuses in the 21st century. Recurring motifs include the war in Iraq, the power of monarchy, religion, media, wealth inequalities, state-sponsored torture, the hypocrisy of climate change politics and the evils of rampant consumerism.

For example, the album contains a memorial to the victims of the Iraq war in “One Life,” which samples the incubator system which kept Herbert’s prematurely born son alive. Each beep represents 100 people killed in Iraq, from the start of the war in 2003 to October 2006. The disturbingly beautiful collage track “Nonsound” is made of ambient recordings from Palestine, including the sound of protestors being shot against the wall that divides the territories. He wanted to record both the favourite and most hated sounds of ordinary Palestinians, and this is what was sent back.

Additional samples include the sound of 70 condoms being scraped along the floor of the British Museum, a match being struck in the Houses of Parliament, one of a 100 nails being hammered into a coffin, vocals recorded at a Kent landfill site, a Kensington branch of McDonalds, a “stop and search” document issued under the Prevention of Terrorism act, 100 credit cards being cut up and 70 people blowing over water bottles, shaking US election badges and squirting bottles of Britney Spears’ “Curious” perfume in the grand entrance hall of the British Museum. This is an album, in many senses, of extraordinary renditions.

There’s Me and There’s You is full of playful melodies and deceptively joyous music paired with dark and angry themes. Throughout, Herbert’s message is deadly serious, but ultimately a hugely optimistic statement of people power. In the months ahead, Herbert plans to tour the album with an 18-piece orchestra, taking his Trojan Horse of sophisticated subversion directly to the people. This is democracy in action, a musical resistance movement, speaking truth to power in defiantly hopeful ways.

01 The Story
02 Pontificate
03 Waiting
04 The Yesness
05 Battery
06 Regina
07 The Rich Man’s Prayer
08 Breathe
09 Knowing
10 Nonsound
11 One Life
12 Just Swing

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Monday, October 27, 2008


Just a quick mail to let you all know it's time for the 2nd edition of our new 100bpm night where we bump off kilter Wonky sounds alongside crunked up synthy hype, leftfield (with a small ’L’) noises and steppy clutter the whole night long - think Bristol, think Glasgow, think "Los Angeles" and you’re thinking on the right lines.. those who came down to the inaugural session will know it was heavy...

Hope to see lots of you down there on the night.

100 bpm @ K44
Thursday the 30th of October
Konstantinoupoleos 44, Gazi, Athens,

Black Athena

VA - The Kings Of Disco (2004)

01 . Derrick Harriott - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
02 . Vincent Montana Jr. feat. Goody Goody - It Looks Like Love (Dim's compiled edit)
03 . Crystal Disco Band - Nuclear Night (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
04 . Lime - Agent 406 (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
05 . Macho - Not Tonight (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
06 . Larry Wood - Pumping Iron (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
07 . Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
08 . Cappuccino - El Bailara Conmigo (Dim's DJ friendly edit)
09 . Clymax - Musicland
10 . Risco Connections - I'm Caught Up
01 . Master Dance & Boogie - Roll The Joint (Joey Negro re-edit)
02 . Cela - I'm In Love (Joey Negro Edit)
03 . Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1 (Us rmx)
04 . Mighty Fire - Love Fantasy
05 . Vinzerrelli - Skate Dancer
06 . Sonny Jenkins & The New York Potpourri Strings - That Friday Pay (Part 1)
07 . Yazoo - Situation (Joey Negro re-edit)
08 . John Gibbs & The Jam Band - Get Down With The Jam Band (Joey Negro re-edit)
09 . Touche - Just Like A Doorknob (Joey Negro Edit)
10 . Arts & Crafts - I've Been Searchin' (Walter Gibbons mix)
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Friday, October 24, 2008

VA - SupaFunkAnova (2007)

01. BLT - Tighten It Up
02. J Gayle Gaymon - If You Study Long
03. Ray Munnings - Funky Nassau
04. Marcia Pharr - I'll Be The One
05. South Bronx - The Bottom Line
06. Pied Piper Of Funkingham - Clap Song
07. Backslash - Hang With The Gang
08. Legacy - I'm So Glad
09. Hypertension - Got This Feeling
10. Bill Lamont - The Masterplan
11. Silver Long - Silver Linning
12. Expression - Release
13. VIP Connection - West Coast Drive

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Monday, October 13, 2008

IG Culture @ Jazz Upstairs: 18.10.08

In association with Black History Month 2008:

The producer's producer who has released for everyone from Big Dada, 4th & Broadway, 2000 Black, Talkin' Loud and Goya and whose 2008 Japan only album 'Zen Badizm' has had music freaks from all walks of life going crazy for its geniusly conceived deep-afro-broken-funk; IG (also recording as New Sector Movements amongst myriad monikers) is not only West London's foremost broken beat pioneer but a cross-discipline multi-genre experimentalist dedicating his whole life to bass heavy productions and whose formation and participation in London's now legendary Co-Op club has made him one of the most sought after DJs around. It will be his first time out in Greece and he'll be delivering an across the board set of all the most essential broken, hip-hop, afro, dub, soul and more. The event takes place at Jazz Upstairs (Guru) and support on the night comes from Black Athena and Boycott (d2/Lowdown).
Hope to see lots of you down there!

Saturday the 18th of October
IG Culture @ Jazz Upstairs
Plateia Theatrou, Psirri

Doors: 11pm Entrance 12€ w/ drink
For further info:

Listen to Black Athena live every Saturday & Sunday, 1-3pm on Athens International Radio 104.4FM or via: &

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Groove Armada-Late Night Tales (2008)

01 The Human League - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
02 Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
03 Kitty Grant - Glad To Know You
04 Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
05 Max Berlin – Elle et Moi (Joakim Remix)
06 African Dreams – Makin A Living
07 Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Remix)
08 Electronic - Get The Message
09 Liquid People - Son Of Dragon
10 Ace – How Long Click to listen
11 Chris Rea - Josephine (French Edit)
12 Will Young - Fridays Child (Andy Catos Edit)
13 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – You're All I Need To Get By
14 Groove Armada – Are Friends Electric
15 Peter Bjorn and John - The Chills
16 The Cure – Close To Me
17 Finley Quaye - Even After All Dub
18 Will Self – The Happy Detective Part 1


Thursday, October 2, 2008

PPP - live in Athens tomorrow night

...Time has come for what might just be one of the events of the year (!); TOMORROW (Friday 03.10.08) PPP (formerly Platinum Pied Pipers) are winging their way to the Greek capital for a one-off, insanely massive live event in support of their forthcoming album and to celebrate that fact we're wrapping round it a party across both floors of Psirri's Soul Stereo with a City to City Detroit via NYC Black 2 the Future soundtrack spanning abstract beats, high tech soul, deep funk, hip hop truth, basement fusion and more.
We sincerely hope to see a lot of you down there on the night as in Waajeed's own words this is a celebration - come and share the love.

PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers) LIVE @ Soul Stereo
(DJ support from Phoebus, Petit Bear, Loot DJs and Black Athena)
Friday the 3rd of October
Doors 11pm
Entrance: FREE

Black Athena

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Amorphous Androgynous-The Peppermint Tree (2008)

01. The Peppermint Tree
02. Given That We’ve Given
03. I Have Loved You Into Oblivion
04. Light Beyond Sound
05. In Fear Of The Electromagnetic Machine (Part 1)
06. Nowhere At the Edge Of Somewhere
07. Riders (On the Circadian Rhythms)
08. Carousel
09. Yantra
10. Opus Of the Black Sun
11. Marylebone Road
12. Tiny Space Birds
13. Drifter
14. Rocket Fuel
15. Listen Little Man
16. Man Is A Virus In Shoes
17. Mr.Sponge's Groovy Oscillations
18. It’s a Sunshine Day (Yeah ! Yeah !)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

VA-Black Cock Edits

Gerry and Harvey together are responsible for the highly influential and collectible Black Cock records. The labels' releases are known as foundations for the resurgence of "left field," "warehouse" and "garage" type of music. Black Cock was like a voice in the wilderness when it started up in the early 1990s, as it was very unique and forward-thinking for its era. The dance music world of that time was at a crossroads. Disco dub & techno just starting to be heard out at the disco more, but the Black Cock records were edits reaching a bit deeper into "cosmic," "Balearic" & were just a little more fucked up sounding than the others. The records have had everything and anything appear in their mysterious grooves -- disco re-edits inspired by original tape edits from house music pioneers such as Larry Levan and Ron Hardy; strange sound effects and dialogue; to heavy, spacey drum breaks and samples.While gaining a reputation for being more "out there" than most, at the same time Black Cock was still fun and kept a more tongue in cheek attitude - from it's name, on down to the humorously titled tracks, credits, and logo mascot. However, it might be said that the label was so unique and advanced at one point that in fact, many distributors were unable to move copies and resorted to throwing hundreds of unsold records in the trash bin! Whoops! Fast forward ten or more years and now these elusive slices of sonic mayhem change hands between mania collectors and regularly fetch over hundreds of dollars easily on internet auction sites, as well as stylistically paving the way for a slew of imitators. These days it's not hard to browse thru a glut of modern "left field" "cosmic" "balearic" or "disco dub" re-edits at any well-stocked dance music store, a market that just wouldn't exist if Black Cock hadn't paved the way.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Nightmares On Wax - Mind Elevation (2002)

Label: Warp Records
Release Date: 02 Sep 2002
Genre: Electronic | Downtempo
Quality: MP3 VBR kbps 44khz Stereo
Playtime: 59:54 min
Tracks: 13
Size: 107 Mb


01. Mind Eye (7:06)
02. Say Say (4:39)
03. Thinking Of Omara (5:34)
04. Date With Destiny (5:12)
05. Bleu My Mind (3:51)
06. Environment (3:55)
07. Soul Ho (1:46)
08. Humble (3:23)
09. 70s 80s (5:33)
10. Know My Name (4:33)
11. BBH (Bongo Brk Haven) (6:11)
12. Mirrorball (1:17)
13. Thoughts (7:08)

2002 release and there are even more vocal delights to be had this time out, from the reggae tinged observational sociology of '70s to 80s' to sassy diva bounce of the first single, 'Know My Name'. Limited edition comes in deluxe packaging with a bonus instrumental retrospective mix CD featuring one track 'The Journey' clocking in at over 39 minutes.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Force Of Nature - III (2008)

Force Of Nature - III

Label: Mule Musiq
Catalog#: MULEMUSIQ CD06
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Trip Hop, Disco


01. Axiomatie
02. To The Brain
03. I-Ight
04. Straight Ahead
05. Force Of Nature No.1
06. Bring It
07. Traderoute
08. Undefeated
09. Supernova
10. Blackmoon
11. Sequencer
12. Transmute
13. Kontinents
14. Mens Elegies
15. Active Force
16. Liberate

After 4 Mule Musiq singles we finally welcome Force of NatureÆs Mule Musiq album debut, their third album so far. Released to huge critical acclaim in Japan in 2006, this is the first European release of 'III', with two exclusive new tracks in a cosmic house style.

Force of Nature are KZA and DJ Kent, who have been creating their own original fusion of house, breaks, techno, electro, hip hop, disco and dub since their first release in 1995. Self releasing material on their own Libyus imprint as well as albums with Exceptional Records and for the popular cartoon series 'Samurai Champloo', the pair have a formidably eclectic output over the last decade - operating with equal comfort between Japan's house and hip hop scenes. They are also an in demand remix duo, having remixed DJ Shadow and popular Japanese artists D.C.P.R.G and Tokona X.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Don Giovanni & DJ Mezzo @ PORTOKALI,Saturday September 13

High tourist season is over at Zakynthos island but the weather is perfect and the best way
to celebrate it is to spin some good tunes @ Portokali with my friend Dj Mezzo.
A freestyle set will be delivered,so if you are around come over to the best place in the island.
Portokali lounge bar restaurant is located at Argasi village main road and if you are up for dinner
reservation is recommended (tel.26950 45730).
spread love.....

Dousk-Kind Of Human (2008)

Dousk - Kind Of Human

Genre : Chill Out, Deep House, Tech House
Label : Klik Records
Source : Beatport
Quality : 320kbps avg / 44.1KHz / Full Stereo
Duration : 01:13:02
Total: 172.9 mB


01. Touch Me Light Mama (Original Mix) 02:24
02. Gigi (Original Mix) 03:23
03. Flunked (Original Mix) 03:58
04. Cuckoo Rocks (Original Mix) 03:51
05. Serenata Delouxe (Original Mix) 04:42
06. Kolee (Original Mix) 05:58
07. Deamhill (Original Mix) 04:17
08. Fat Princess (Original Mix) 03:51
09. The Place (Original Mix) 02:58
10. Loose (Original Mix) 04:22
11. Dolly (Original Mix) 02:45
12. Pentatonic (Original Mix) 04:07
13. Ass Table & The Stick (Original Mix) 05:19
14. Heavy Armor (Original Mix) 04:11
15. Boy Toy (Original Mix) 02:44
16. Good For You (Original Mix) 14:12


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

7 Samurai - A Luv Supreme (2005)

Label: G.A.M.M.
Country: Sweden
Released: Nov 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Bossa Nova, House, Jazz-Funk, Soul

1 Marlies And Marcus (4:43)
2 Bluesanova (Tribute To Alfred Pawlin) (4:39)
3 Theme De (4:36)
4 Brothers (6:07)
5 Without Luv (2:46)
6 Modulo Forró (3:03)
7 Uptown Rankin (3:20)
8 Save Deir Soulz (6:58)
9 Bahia (1:06)
10 Yesterdayz (6:21)
11 Marvin (10:08)
12 Stevie (9:13)

DOWNLOAD:7 Samurai - A Luv Supreme (2005)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Recomposed Vol. 3 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Recomposed Vol. 3

Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 17 October 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electronic, IDM, Ambient, Techno


01. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Intro
02. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 1
03. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 2
04. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 3
05. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 4
06. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Interlude
07. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 5
08. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - Movement 6

It's a match made in heaven. Two of the most innovative and influential producers of electronic music join forces for a very special project.
For the last few months Detroit legend Carl Craig and Berlin's dub-techno originator Moritz von Oswald have been busy recomposing three pieces from an original recording of the Berlin philharmonic orchestra from 1987, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan.
The quite simply breathtaking result will hit the shops on October 17th as the third part of the "Composed" series (Mathias Arfmann and Jimi Tenor were responsible for the first two parts) on Germany's renowned classical label "Deutsche Grammophon".
Having to chose from the immense back catalogue of Deutsche Grammophon, the pair finally decided to recompose one of the biggest classical hits around: Maurice Ravel's "Bolero".
But not just that, they also recomposed Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnola" and Modest Mussorgsky's "Bilder einer Ausstellung".

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Picante Regrooved Vol 1

label concord
style nu jazz/house/latin/broken beat
release 2006

1. Mambo Mindoro - Cal Tjader (Hex Hector remix)
2. Ran Kan Kan - Tito Puente (Thunderball Vs. The Fort Knox Five)
3. Come With Me - Tania Maria (Masters At Work remix)
4. Watermelon Man - Poncho Sanchez (Dan The Automator remix)
5. Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria (Yerba Buena remix)
6. Work Song - Ray Barretto (Thievery Corporation remix)
7. Guachi Guaro - Cal Tjader (Carl Cox remix)
8. Whatcha Gonna Do - Pete Escovedo (Cuica remix)
9. Wave - Charlie Byrd (Mario C. remix)
10. Killer Joe - Jorge Dalto (The Chakadoons remix)
11. Machito Forever - Tito Puente (Cut Chemist remix)
12. El Timbalon - Tito Puente (Los Amigos Invisibles Jamcito remix)
13. Ay que Rico II - Eddie Palmieri (Ozomatli remix)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Talvin Sinch Presents Anokha Soundz Of The Asian Underground

01 - Jaan - Talvin Singh
02 - Flight IC408 - State Of Bengal
03 - Kizmet - Lelonek
04 - Shang High - Future Soundz Of India
05 - Chittagong Chill - State Of Bengal
06 - Mumbai Theme Tune - A.R. Rahman
07 - Distant God - Talvin Singh
08 - Heavy Intro - Amar
09 - Equation - Equal I
10 - Spiritual Masterkey - Osmani Soundz
11 - Accepting Trankuility - Milky Bar Ki


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

VA-Classic Balearic Mastercuts Vol 1

01 Chris Rea - Josephine (La Version Francaise)
02 Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino (The Paradise Version)
03 Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself (Deep Dream Mix)
04 BBG - Snappiness (Original 12" Version)
05 The Blow Monkeys - La Passionara (12" Version)
06 Tullio De Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon) (12" Version)
07 Lola - Wax The Van (Jon's Dub)
08 Moodswings - Spiritual High (State Of Independence)
09 Sheer Taft - Cascades (Hypnotone Mix)
10 The Grid - Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)
11 A Man Called Adam - Barefoot In The Head (12" Version)



Opening party of the season at Yoga Bala this Friday

Yep, we're spinning all night long at the opening party of the season down at Yoga Bala for the Outro girls this coming Friday night so you can expect all the usual beloved Black Athena staples as well as some upfront beats, broken soul, mellow techno and any other made up genre you care to think of - it's all music, it's all love... (!)

Hope lots of you can make it out and warm the dancefloor up for what's set to be a wicked season by all accounts.

Black Athena @ Outro's Season Opener

Friday the 5th of September

Yoga Bala, 5-7 Riga Palamidou, Psirri

Doors 11pm, FREE entrance

Black Athena

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Various - DJ Fede Presents Cosmic Jazz

Cosmic Jazz is an incredible Italian collection of Jazz and Nu Jazz.The compilation is selected and designed by one of the most important collectors of black music of the peninsula, Dj Fede.
The names range from classic artists such as Marco Di Marco, Idea 6, Max Rocci and Amedeo Tommasi, and absolute protagonists of the new jazz dance scene as Gerardo Frisina, Big Bang, Fabio Noble and the acclaimed Nicola Conte. Including also as a remixer, such international names as the Japanese Sunaga T Experience and LTJ X-perience. All these songs makes Cosmic Jazz a totally missed cd for lovers of that genre and also for the neophytes. Finally to initial the value of this product we find one of the most important exponents of the worldwide jazz dance scene.

1.Sigla Cosmic Jazz
4.IDEA 6 - Train Up
5.MAX ROCCI & HIS FRIENDS - Swing Motion
6.FABIO NOBILE - Always Love (Sunaga T Experience Remix)
8.SUN RA TRIBUTE - Stardust From Tomorrow (Gerardo Frisina Tomorrow Remix)
10.BIG BANG - Yo Yo Jazz
11.IDEA 6 - Windly Coast (Gerardo Frisina Remix)
12.MDM - Fontana Blue (L.T.J. X-Perience Re-Edit)
13.DJ FEDE - Congalegre
14.WHY WAIT - Reprise
15.Jingle Cosmic Jazz

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Friday, August 22, 2008

VA - Jazz & Milk Breaks (2008)

Label: Jazz&Milk Recordings
Format: 1 CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2008
Style: Broken Beat / Nu Jazz
Bit rate: 224kbs VBR
CRC: 3%
Size: 81 MB

01 free the robots - jazzhole
02 blank zulu - mellow magic
03 vono box - pepita
04 rube - dharma bumrush
05 mogean worker - shamma lamma dingdong
06 free the robots - session two
07 romanowski - strudelstrut
08 dusty - explosion
09 energie du verre - rockin habanera
10 mr chop - snob
11 romanowski - flagranti
12 proxy - the art of leisure
13 pharoah roche - swing a right rock

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Monday, August 18, 2008

VA - Minus 8 Presents Batucada 3 (2007)

01 Quantic & Nickodemus - Mi Swing Es Tropical
02 Ugly Duckling - A Little Samba
03 Mo’ Horizons - Kikiribu
04 Ray Barretto - Soul Drummers
05 Audio Lotion - Agente Latino (Miyamoto Musashi Remake)
06 Koop - I See A Different You
07 Luisito Quintero - Tumbao
08 Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson - Strings Of Life
09 A Bossa Eletrica - Skindo Le-Le
10 Marco Di Marco - Take Off (Nicola Conte Campi’s Idee Version)
11 Big Bang - To The Full Every Minute
12 Azymuth - Linha Do Horizonte

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bah Samba - Portuguese Love feat. Alice Russell / Calma feat. Isabel Fructuoso

Label: BKO Productions UK (12BKO2)
Style: Deep House, Latin House, Lounge/Chill Out
Released: Feb/07/2005
Format/Source: 2 x Vinyl 12"
Quality: CBR 192kbps
Size: 46,8MB

A frenzy of gorgeous string stabs and hot percussive Latin rhythms take hold as Portuguese Love makes a dramatic entrance followed by Alice's passionate voice cutting through the track like a hot knife to ice cream, exploding into a beautifully catchy chorus. Sporting a mix feast for all occasions Phil Asher sprinkles the magic adding his flawless recipe of organic Latin flavoured beats, whilst Seamus Haji adds fuel to the fire with a serious four to the floor Latin groover fo the house heads. The beautifully laid back Calma with its delicate rhythms and pretty Latin guitars is the perfect musical backdrop for Isabel's heartfelt voice as she sings of a peaceful morning sunrise in her native Spanish language.


01 Portuguese Love (Phil Asher's Restless Soul Mix) (11:30)
02 Calma (3:57)
03 Portuguese Love (Seamus Haji Mix) (7:18)
04 Portuguese Love (Album Version) (4:47)

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Monday, August 11, 2008


Zero 7-Simple Things (2001)

1. I Have Seen
2. Polaris
3. Destiny
4. Give It Away
5. Simple Things
6. Red Dust
7. Distractions
8. In The Waiting Line
9. Out Of Town
10. This World
11. Likufanele
12. End Theme
13. Salt Water Sound
14. Spinning

Zero 7 is essentially Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. The duo’s debut full-length, Simple Things, is a moody and engaging affair. Chock full of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and soul, the record bleeds together the past and the not-so-distant future into a squeaky clean, 70-plus minutes of unadulterated music.Most tracks are comprised of similar head-nodding drum beats, minor-ish jazz chords, intricate rhythm play, and a wealth of studio effects. These ingredients create a watery ambience over a tight rhythm section, juxtaposing the two elements in musical heaven. The album’s strength is derived from the consistent mood painted throughout. With its calculated song structures and seemingly forced ambience, the album has an incredibly lush and sensual mystique to it, but stays musically focused. Standout tracks are the title track, with its hip-hop beats, soft keyboards, and moody violins; and the incredibly moving "This World," reminiscent of Portishead’s trip-hop demeanor. Zero 7's ability to conjure beautiful lullabies with all the romance of 1960s French pop (as found on their debut LP, Simple Things) would have made them the toast of soundtrack composers and chill-out connoisseurs the world over.The album is shy from brilliant, though. Yes, the album is complex, engaging, and downright trippy, but it just doesn’t have enough originality and creativity to bring you to say, "this record is absolutely stunning."


Monday, August 4, 2008

Tom Middleton - Lifetracks [Big Chill Recordings]

Tom Middleton - Lifetracks

Label: Big Chill Recordings
Catalog#: FACTOR 19
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 01 Oct 2007
Genre: Classical, Electronic
Style: Downtempo, Ambient


01. Prana
02. Beginning Of The Middle
03. Shinkansen
04. Serendipity
05. Sea Of Glass
06. Yearning
07. Optimystic
08. St. Ives Bay
09. Margherita
10. Moonbathing
11. Astral Projection
12. Enchanting

Lifetracks is the debut solo album by respected British electronica artist Tom Middleton, released in the UK on October 1, 2007 and the US on November 6, 2007. The title is a reference to representing different places, times, and people in the artist's life. The majority of songs on the album have appeared on compilations over the last ten years, under the moniker AMBA, which was Middleton's previous ambient project. The song "Shinkansen" refers to the Japanese bullet train of the same name. The song "St. Ives Bay" refers to an area in the artist's home region of Cornwall, England. Tom Middleton is notable for building a worldwide reputation as one of the most eclectic DJs on the dance music scene. He started his career in the early 1990s as the partner of Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin, then branched out on his own to form the electronica duo Global Communication, among others with fellow musician.

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Urban Disco - Island Edition

Event Info
Casablanca Soul
Party - Club Party
Time and Place
Start Time:
Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 11:00pm
End Time:
Friday, August 15, 2008 at 5:00pm
Casablanca Soul
Via D'Oro, Fira, Santorini
Thíra, Greece

Chevy and Alexees are donning their flower-patterned shirts and heading down to Santorini for their one and only island edition of Urban Disco! The party takes place at the legendary Casablanca Soul and promises to add another illustrious chapter to the club's long history!

Urban Disco is a monthly party based in Athens featuring resident djs Chevy (Be Chosen, Improvize) and Alexees (Boogie Dub Social Club, Jazz.Gr). Urban Disco chooses to focus on organic boogie rhythms that feature elements of house, techno, even punk rock, a sound that some might label as "nu disco" or "disco dub". Their sound has a deep respect for the glorious past, either in an original or re-edited format, but they always keep an eye out for any fresh productions that adhere to their definition of groove: a dubby bassline, a pounding beat, a dirty aesthetic overall.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Squadra Bossa Feat. Buscemi - Welcome to the Party, Vol 1

Squadra Bossa is Buscemi's unique party soundsystem. Since 2000, Dirk Swartenbroekx plays worldwide with this flexible, (inter)national group of singers, MC's, deejays and musicians. On this double compilation, you can hear essential tunes of the famous Squadra Bossa-parties. Tropical sounds, intimate late nite-jazz, dub, ska, latin breaks, afrohouse, drum 'n bass and gypsy grooves... Everything is possible. Welcome to the party!

Squadra Bossa soundsystem-crew: Viviani Godoy-Vocals, Lena Kovak-Vocals, Joy Adegoke-Vocals, Buscemi-DJ, Stanley Livingstoon-DJ, Mr Morceaux-DJ, Filip Cortez-MC/Percussion, Pieter Jan Valgaeren-Percussion, Dree Peremans-Trombone, Sam Versweyveld-Trumpet, Bart Borremans-Sax.

Label : Downsall Plastics
Releasedate: Jun-02-2008

01. Organic Audio - Kumquat Shot
02. Osunlade - Oxossi Da Focha Branca
03. Tuxedomoon - Ninotchka
04. Mahala Rai Banda - Mahalageasca (Bucovina Dub)
05. Dub Pistols Feat. Rodney P. - You Will Never Find (Dub)
06. Quantic - Off The Beaten Track (Carmel Mix)
07. Zero DB - Bongos, Bleeps And Basslines
08. Laurent Garnier - Astral Dreams
09. Bronx Dogs - Mixed Blood
10. Tim Love Lee - Your Mum
11. Los Chicarrons - Chicarrons N Boogaloo
12. Me And You - Last Night (Benny Page Remix)

01. Raw Artistic Soul Feat. Wunmi - Oya O
02. Paul Murphy And Marc Woolford Project - Jazz Room
(Spiritual South Remix)
03. Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit And Holger Czukay - How Much
Are They?
04. Specials - Ghosttown
05. Alice Russell - High Up On The Hook
06. Moodlex - Original
07. Combo Moderna - Mambossa 72
08. Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
09. Candela All Stars - Bro Bom Bique
(Matthias Heilbron Remix)
10. Tommy Yamaha Versus Ekki Electrico - Phoenix City (Dub)
11. Buscemi Feat. Lena Kovak - Gusta Mig Magla Padnala
12. Roberto Carlos - O Calhambeque (XRS Mix)
13. Lambert, Hendricks And Ross - Moanin'

mp3 VBRkbps / ~180mb

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

VA - Sounds Like Stilwerk Vol.2 (2008)

Release Date: April, 2008
Genre: Lo-Fi
Quality: MP3 VBR V2 ~186 kbps 44khz Stereo
Playtime: 66:47 min
Tracks: 15
Size: 94 Mb


1 Koop - Koop Island Blues (feat. Ane Brun)
2 Povo - Too Right To Be Wrong
3 Sofia Petterson - Better Days
4 Joe Spinaci & The Brookolino Orchestra - Whisper Not (feat. Miriam Aida)
5 Ohm Guru - Please Please Please (Let Me Get What I Want)
6 Shaun Escoffery - Breaking Away (Koop Mix)
7 Soular Sound - Things We Do (Nils Krogh Alternate Take)
8 Vivian Buczek - We'll Be Together Again
9 Matthew Herbert - Everything's Changed
10 Tosca - Heidi Bruhl
11 Pat Appleton - Nudity
12 Phil Martin - Sweet & Mellow (Ben Djah Vocal Mix)
13 Marco Di Marco feat. nathan Haines - Take Off (Nicola Conte CampiґS Idea Version)
14 The Invisible Session - 'Till The End
15 S-Tone Inc. - Some Kind Of Blues (Jazz Mood Instrumental)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dj Harvey - Sonic Disco #3

Dj Harvey - Sonic Disco #3

Freeform Guitar
Rare Earth
Magic Key
Earth Wind & Fire
DJ Harvey
FX Link
DJ Harvey
Black Cock Interlude
Loggins & Messina
Pathway to Glory
Black Cock
DJ Harvey
Guitar FX Link
Deep Purple
Space Truckin
Deep Purple
Mandrake Root
Brad & Davis Theme
Freeform Guitar
Rare Earth
Get Ready
Steve Miller
Steve Miller Effect
Peter Green
Slabo Day
DJ Harvey
FX Link
King Crimson
Wake of Poseidon


Asha Puthli (1973)


Asha Puthli is one of the most successful vocalists ever to come out of India. Jazz fans exalt her as a legend for her daredevil vocals on the Science Fiction album by free jazz iconoclast ORNETTE COLEMAN. But with ten solo albums under her belt for labels like EMI, CBS/Sony, and RCA, Asha is a cosmpolitan pioneer of jazz-inspired funk, soul and electronic dance music.
Trained in Indian classical singing and jazz improvising, Asha Puthli created her own unique sound in the 1970s - soft, slinky, sexy, meditative, and chilled out. Captured on classic recordings like "Space Talk" and "Say Yes," that distinctively cool sound prefigured the entire rise of acid jazz, ambient dance and neo-soul music. Today, as Asha Puthli prepares to release new material, her songs are being rediscovered by legions of hip-hop, neo-soul, nu-jazz, and electronica fans.