Tuesday, August 26, 2008



This one´s pretty good. Get the album here.

Black Kids - Listen To Your Body Tonight



French crew Dirty Soundsystem recently did a mix for the Fairtilizer blog inspired by the great state of California. The Dirty Soundsystem is Guillaume Sorge and Clovis Goux (and sometimes Benjamin Morando as a guest) and it´s more a compilation of nice tunes then a mix.

Here is what the man himself had to say:

"I made this special mix thinking of my future holidays in California with ‘Canardo’. Sun, sea & seals are expected. This is music for psychic road warriors. The end of the trip is taking place in Italy. Don’t ask me why."


Dirty Soundsystem - California Mix


Ash Ra Tempel - « Silence sauvage »

Manuel Göttshing, the mastermind of Ash Ra Tempel, is the god of mental music. This track comes from the soundtrack of « Le berceau de crystal » by Philippe Garel, one of the french lovers of Nico.

Tangerine Dream – « Love On A Real Train »

From the soundtrack of « Risky Business ». Horrible movie if you don’t like the 80’s, scientologists and Wayfarers, but great Tangerine Dream score.

Pino Donaggio - « Body Double theme »

This is the moment when chippendales are ringing at your door for a sauna party.

Bruce Springsteen - « I’m on Fire »

The boss with 80’s keyboards. What a song! After this, I was thinking of playing « In the air tonight » by Phil Collins but i prefer this one :

Suicide - « Dream Baby Dream »

The dark side of the American dream. Bruce Springsteen covered this song on his last tour. A masterpiece.

Christophe « Rock Monsieur »

Christophe is our french Alan Vega.

JJ Cale - « Ride me High (Joakim edit) »

Country laidback classic by JJ revisited by Joakim. For cocaine cowboys.

Wilson, Dennis - « Dreamer »

Dennis Wilson was a beach boy, a friend of Charles Manson, and a Pacific ocean lover. He drowned at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles.

Fleetwood Mac - « Walk A Thin Line »

From the incredible « Tusk » album, the quintessence of the west coast spirit : paranoia and freeways under the sun.

Ennio Morricone - « Notturno Per Tre »

At the end of the road, The Maestro is waiting for an « Autostop Rosso Sangue ».

Ennio Morricone - « Lisa E Nikos »

Direction South Europe with this track from the « Dedicato Al Mare Egeo » soundtrack.

Pippo Caruso - « Identificazione »

Epic and lyric, from one of the sickest movie ever made : « La Maladolescenza »

Rondo Veneziano – « La Serenissima »

As we say : « voir Venise et mourir »

Steve Reich – « Pulses »

As we say : « The light at the end of the tunnel is a train »



German disco don Daniel Wang made a contribution to New York radio show Beats In Space a few weeks ago. Hoast Tim Sweeney and Mr. Wang also shoot the shit on everything from being "a boytoy to big strong Germanic men" to what songs you can "only play in a gay context". But it´s unmistakably disco all the way, and apparently a chance for Mr. Wang to play songs he can´t play in a "club context".

It´s kind of an old school mix like back in the disco days where they talked in between tracks. Imagine that.

Daniel Wang @ Beats In Space August 7th, 2008


1. Mossimiliano Pagliara - Beach Birds Keep On Flying - Balihu
2. Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam (Brennan Green Remix) - DFA
3. Amanda Lear - New York
4. Astrud Gilberto - All I've Got
5. Wilbert Longmire - Hawkeye
6. Madleen Kane - Touch My Head
7. Wiola Willis - Somebody's Eyes
8. Noel Pointer - Captain Jarvis
9. St. Tropez - Most Of All
10. Dr. Dragon - Street Walk
11. Loft Disco In Paris - Dance (Whoever You Are)
12. Grace Jones - Sorry
13. Bee Gee's - Warm Ride

Saturday, August 23, 2008



Oldominion made this pan flute heavy goodness back in 2004.

Onry Ozzborne (of Oldominion) - Synagogue Voices

Monday, August 18, 2008



Released in 1979, Macine´s seminal disco hit "There Before The Grace Of God Go I" is as funky and relevant today as it was back then.

Machine - There Before The Grace Of God Go I



The debut album from Brazil´s CSS was pretty great, but the new album entitled "Donkey" hasn´t been able to live up to the hype created by the first effort. However there are a few glimpse of the greatness that was Cansei De Ser Sexy on "Donkey". I featured my favorite ones here for your listening pleasure, and also some nice remixes by Oz´s finest namely Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts.

Buy "Donkey" here.

CSS - Move

CSS - Rat Is Dead (Rage)

CSS - Move (Cut Copy Remix)

CSS - Left Behind (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)



I´m not gonna give a historical breakdown on Fleetwood Mac, so just enjoy this beautiful track that will hopefully lighten the Monday blues.

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

Friday, August 15, 2008



The best song right now is from 1983 and is by the almighty Orlando Johnson and Trance. I can´t get enough of it, enjoy!

Orlando Johnson & Trance - Chocolate City

Here is another funky track of his for good measure:

Orlando Johnson - Turn The Music On

Thursday, August 14, 2008



It´s that time of year when young people, adults and young adults like myself go back to the classroom to get educated in hopes of a brighter future, or in some peoples case because they have nothing better to do. So bring your ear plugs and space out to this collection of tune mania.

Chevy Chaser - Back2theschoolmix


Rodion - Romantic Jet Dance Intro
Munk - PsychoMagic
Baby Oliver - Primetime (Uptown Express)
LSB - Original Highway Delight
Chromeo - You´re So Gangsta (Playgroup Instrumental Mix)
In Flagranti - Codependancy
Yazoo - Situation (Hercules and Love Affair emix)
Mirwais - Miss You
Alfie - Put The Freeze On
In Flagranti - Business Acumen
ItaloBoyz vs. John Coltrane - Bahia (Party Swing)
Mike Dunn & Mr. 69 - Phreaky MF
Still Going - Still Going Theme
Dr. Beat from San Sebastian - Mediterrano
The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)
Eddie Matos - Loving You
Headman - It Rough (Chicken Lips Dub)
Munk feat. Asia Argento - Live Fast Die Old (Maral Salmassi & Zero Cash Remix)
Chemise - She Can´t Love You
Faze Action - Spark
FPU - Crockett´s Theme
Peter Visti - Heaven Is A Disco
Guiseppe Manuele - Are You Down
Baby Olive - Hypochondriac
Sun La Shan - Catch
Rodion - Romatic Jet Dance Outro



Now I´m not at all a fan of The Presets like the kid pictured above. But I dig what they do with this mix, or rather their track selection on it, it´s right up my alley.

The Presets - Get Off The Beach Mixtape


Roy Buchanan - A Fly By Night - Atlantic +
Hanadensha - Acoustic Mothership - Circle Sunshine Records
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
Von Südenfed - Dear Dead Friends
Sparks - Beat The Clock
African Suite - In The Pocket
Jamie Anderson & Jesse Rose - Jack Your Body (Body Jackin’)
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (End Roll Version)
Toecutter - Terror Australis
Sepultura - Roots Bloody Roots
Raymond Scott - Cindy Electronium
Ambivalent - R U Ok
Compuphonic & Kolombo - Passing Light
Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing - Children’s corner , N°4
Chromatics - In The City
Pantha du Prince - Saturn Strobe
The Presets - Anywhere (Compuphonic & Kolombo Remix)
Cornelius - Scum
Jim O’Rourke - Something Big



French indie (electro) pop band Poni Hoax just came out with a new and very wonderful album called "Images of Sigrid". It will appeal to people who love the music of 80´s acts like ROXY MUSIC, TALK TALK, TALKING HEADS and others like them. As to who this SIGRID is; Word around the camp fire has it that it was a Norwegian exchange student in Paris to study design that the group gang banged. But it´s just a rumor.

My favorite track is "Antibodies", very wholesome. The album is out in France, git it here.
The rest of the world has to settle or an EP available here.

Poni Hoax - Images of Sigrid

Poni Hoax - Antibodies

Poni Hoax - The Bird Is On Fire



Here is the new project from British housemeister Riton eloquently titled Eine Kleine Nacht Musik after Mozart´s famous composition by the same name (Eine Kleine Nachmusik) also known as "the Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major". The project is said to be a tribute to the krautrock genre, and is out now on Modular Records (buy it on itunes). The first single from the album is a housey rendering of Rondo Veneziano´s 1981 and 1983 Uk top 60 hit "La Serenissma".

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - La Serenissma (2008)

Rondo Veneziano - La Serenissma (1981)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



Curtis Vodka, the best mannered Alaskan in the world (as far as I know, him being the only one I met so far) just dropped this mix for Buffalo web site Krudmart. And it´s a perfect bled for a rainy Wednesday morning here in Oslo.

Download Curtis Vodka´s Get Down Tonight Mixtape; The Last Days Of Summer


1. intro
2. jungle brothers - bragging & boasting (instrumental)
3. big daddy kane - get into it
4. eric b. & rakim - paid in full (7 minutes of madness the coldcut remix)
5. de la soul - ring ring ring (ha ha hey)
6. indeep - the record keeps spinning
7. nu shooz - i can’t wait
8. orlando johnson & trance - chocolate city
9. joyce sims - lifetime love
10. man parrish - boogie down bronx
11. kenny dope - petey wheatstraw returns
12. sagat - funk dat (inst-raw-mental)
13. saturn v - come into my life
14. logic - the warning (2 copy mix)
15. bass hitt - u.k. one day (that over night thang mix)
16. club ultimate - carnival 93 (the mardi gras mix)
17. dj pierre - pump it up
18. korin ladke - a dozen rosies
19. jimpster - dangly panther
20. joyful noise - song for s. part 2
21. rhythm warfare - two notches
22. mateo & matos - rainbow

Tuesday, August 12, 2008



Just some random (but good) songs to get you through the day. And they are all from 2008.

Clicc the divshare logo to download.

Woodhands - Breaking Up

Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To

Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts

Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn (Canyons Garage Disco Mix)

When Saints Go Machine - Sell Me Your Exit

Monday, August 11, 2008



My genre obsession changes every few months, and now I´m on a soulful 60´s tip this month. And in my quest to share my musical obsession with the "masses" in the most economical way, I found the perfect thing over at the wonderful blog Fofu Stew. It´s a two part all vinyl compilation of infectious tunes that are tailored for kickin´ back, in the car or that bus ride to work.

Here it is:

Download The Soul Chef presents Organic Fofu Parts 1 & 2 (Zip file)


White Winter Hymnal from Grandchildren on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008




Download The Highwaymen - Still Gonna Die



The wonderful web mag Resident Advisor just dropped this podcast made with love by Belgian cosmic disco funkers Aeroplane. It´s a nice little journey they take us on, and here are their comments on the mix:

(from RA)

"Can you tell us a little about the idea behind the mix?

The mix is a selection of what you could hear when we play a DJ set in a club.

Where and how was the mix recorded?

It was recorded at home with two turntables, two CD players, and a basic mixer."

Download Aeroplane - Resident Advisor Podcast 114 (direct link)


01. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal - Bella Union
02. Quixote Feat. Lisa Li-Lund - Before I Started to Dance (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - Versatile
03. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (Holy Ghost! Remix) - This Is Not An Exit
04. The Shortwave Set - Now Til 69 (Aeroplane Remix) - Wall Of Sound
05. Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje Mix) - Permanent Vacation
06. Eine Klein Nacht Muzik - La Serenissima - Modular Recordings
07. David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix) - Institubes
08. Eddy Meets Yannah - Solid Ground (Crazy P Remix) - Solid Ground
09. Toby Tobias - The Feeling (John Daly Remix) - Rekids
10. Mugwump - Yajna - Disco 45/Kompakt
11. Bostro Pesopeo - Communquis - Permanent Vacation
12. Maelstrom - Enter The Cosmo (Sankt Goran & Erik Sidung Remix) - Solar Disco

Monday, August 4, 2008



I Monster is an alternative synth pop-ish group from Sheffield in the UK. They have four albums on their conscience, the second from 2003, "Neveroddoreven", is the focus of this post, more specifically the track "Who Is She?". This song made an impact on me when I heard it back in ´03 and I have or some reason forgotten about it since. Today it came to my attention again when roaming around the Discogs site, and now I wanna share.

Download I Monster - Who Is She?


The second track is a sort of a cover of Gunter Kallmann Choir´s "Daydream".

Download I Monster - Daydream In Blue


You can download the album here, or do the decent thing and buy it here.


Here is the original by Heaven 17.

Download Heaven 17 - Let Me Go