Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Moodyman - Live on Giles Peterson's Worldwide - 11th Oct 2007

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Detroit house legend Kenneth Dixon Jr. (a.k.a. Moodymann), an outspoken voice in the world of electronic dance music, has made an exclusive appearance last week on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show.

In his first-ever UK radio interview, Dixon talks about Detroit, music business, records, skating and more. Judging by the actual interview he seems like a very down-to-earth guy. Here's our favorite quotes:

"People pay too much attention to damn DJ, you know, but the talent is sitting on the turntables, you know."

"If you're looking for a hot DJ I'm probably the wrong person to call."

"There's only three things going to happen in Detroit. You're either going to sell or make cars, you're going to be a musician or you're going to be on drugs. There ain't too much in between that. You know, that's for a male. For female it would probably be prostitution."


Modern Jazz Gang - Miles Before And After // Adventure
Jay Electronica - Voodoo Man // Test
Jef Gilson Septet avec Llyod Miller - Fable Of Gutenberg // Spirit > Jazz
Quantic - Melodious Wayfarer // Tru Thoughts
David Essex - Rock On (J Dilla Ahu Edit) // Test
Flying Lotus - Dolly (Ahu Edit) // Test
Jill Scott - Crown Royale // Hidden Beach
Jill Scott - Insomnia // Hidden Beach
Linkwood Family - Piece Of Mind // Fire Cracker
David Essex - Rock On (Re-edit) // Test
Unknown (Mark E Edit) // Test
Cerrone - Music of Life // Malligator
Moodymann - A Place Where Most Suburban Kids Think Their > From // Mahogani Music
Moodymann - Technolgystolemyvinyl
Moodymann - Black Mahogony // Mahogani Music
Amp Dogs Knight's - Im Doin Fine // Mahogani Music
Moodymann - Shades Of Jae // Mahogani Music

Moodymann takeover:

Moodymann - Freaky Lil Mama // Mahogani Music
Norma Jean Bell - I'm The Baddest Bi**h // White
Moodymann - No Feedback // Mahogani Music
Sly Stone - Can't Strain My Brain // Epic
Andres - Roots // Mahogani Music
Moodymann - Mama's Hand // Mahogani Music
Moodymann - One Night // Mahogani Music
Moodymann - Telephone Blue // Peacefrog
Brougham - Musicians From the Summer Program For Youthful
Musicians' (Ubiquity) > Was (not Was) - Out Come The Freaks // Z Records/Island
Jnerio Jarel - It Ain't Dead!! // Lex
Josie Stingray Feat. J.Davey - Doin My Thing // Test
Bugz In The Attic - After The Dance (Simbad Remix) // Test
J R Bailey - Just Me'N You // Passion Music

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Space Ranger - Star Wash EP

German trio Space Ranger blast off with a four tracker of wonderfully futuristic, yet classic sounding disco house. Out on Love Monk, the "Star Wash" EP comes in the form of three original productions with one remix by the Revenge.

Space Ranger are a Stuttgart based trio who are all individually very experienced. Amongst them, in careers spanning from the late eighties and early nineties they have remixed for the likes of Kool & The Gang, The Sugababes and Kurtis Blow. However, now the three embark on a collaborative project as Space Ranger, pulling together from the depths of their own experiences and the music they love - whether it be disco, soul, funk or house. The "Star Wash" EP signals the start of the Space Ranger era of their lives with a sonic boom.

"Herbal Cake" opens the release in a contented and danceable mood. A charmingly chugging disco house track, it yo-yos up and down throughout without ever really losing its momentum. A grungey bassline and hooky string chops add a classic feel, making it perfect for the dance hall. The Revenge turns in a devastatingly subtle remix of the same track next up. By simply pumping a 4/4 over the track, he turns it into a more modern day, driving house tune that still shimmers its disco influence at every opportunity. "Galactic Spice" is a slower, sleazy, boogie-funk styled grinder that plods along in its own spacey style before "Phase Fever" finishes things off with a slice of disco funk. Slowly building its way up, the final track unleashes all measures of funk, house and disco into one all mighty, ass shaking number.

An accomplished debut from a newly formed trio who bring their wealth of previous experience to their collective table. Space Ranger look back to the music of the past to help propel themselves into their vision of a funky future.

Friday, July 9, 2010

01. The Funk You See, Is The Funk You Do
02. Can't Hide Love
03. Southside
04. You Can't Have It all
05. Short Trip To Space
06. Blue Too
07. Love's Final Moment
08. Twist Of The Wrist

John Tropea, Don Grolnick, Steve Gadd, Rick Marotta, Will Lee,Ralph McDonald,
David Spinozza,Rubens Bassini,Leon Pendarvis,Mike Mainieri,
Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker,Lew Del Gatto, George Young,Michael Brecker,
Sam Burtis, Tony Price, Elen Sieling, Jeff King, Jeanne Findberg,
Alan Rubin, Lani Groves, Gene Orloff and many more...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Artist: Efdemin
Album: Chicago
Year: 2010
Genre: Tech House
Bitrate: VBR kbps
Tracks: 10
Size: 109 mb

01. Cowbell
02. Shoeshine
03. Night Train
04. Oh My God
05. There Will Be Singing
06. Le Grand Voyage
07. Nothing Is Everything
08. Round Here
09. Wonderland (The Race For Space)
10. Oh My God (Reprise)