Thursday, 25 February 2010

Those Strings Of Life

(Photo courtesy of leftlion)

The second track from the Detroit Dons is Derrick May's original 1987 masterpiece "Strings Of Life" Given a proper Latin/Jazz workout by London's own Funky lowlives breathing another life into the awesome classic with a splendid piano-led luscious percussive groove...Originally dropping on the Defected label back in 2005 and still sounding tuff!

A1. Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own- Full Length Vocal)
AA1. Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
AA2. Strings Of Life (Funky Lowlives Mix)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

It's A Good Life!

A couple of Latinesque/Future Jazz versions of all time House/Techno classics this week. Kicking off with a favorite of Detroit innovator Kevin Saunderson to close out his sets, of 'cause it would be the original was his. Kaori's "Good Life" version has stayed in the record boxes of numerous respected DJ's worldwide. Dropping in 2002 on Disorient a sub-label of the UK's mrbongo records, first thought to be an illegal remix but was a reworking by Berlin Techno dj/producer Thomas Schumacher, who had been dropped a demo tape by Kaori a well known Japanese vocalist while on a trip to the far east and he jumped at the opportunity to use Kaori's vocals to produce this cover of the legendary club anthem....still lovin' this!

1. Good Life (Good Vocal Mix)
2. Good Life (Instrumental Life Mix)

Available on iTunes

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Pussy Shepherd.

Guillaume Coutu Dumont has been around awhile, a native of Montréal but now re-located to Berlin, his early musical forays were as a percussionist in a funk band and studying latin & classical percussion as well as being influenced by the electronic music scene. Last November he delivered "The Pussy Shepherd EP" on Musique Risquée outta Canada and it's the A1 track that has been tickling my scrotum. "Safety meetings" brings a quality blend of funk with luscious gospel vocals to a percussive 4/4 stomper. As he himself says "I'm always looking to get the dance floors grinning with guilty pleasure" SHAKE THAT ASS.... Hey hey! yes indeed sir.

A1. Safety Meetings
A2. Raw
B. The Pussy Shepherd

Available on Juno, Beatport, whatpeopleplay

Thursday, 18 February 2010

mixtape - make way for the originals

A retrospective mix of some old classic favorites of mine from across the musical genres that have been sampled and re-crafted. Taking in funk/soul/jazz/hip-hop/afro-funk/house/electro. Tracklist revealed once you hit play....Njoy!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop

A Banksy Film his debut movie, self-described as 'the world's first street art disaster movie', is showing at the Berlin film festival this week and in UK cinemas by March 5th. Music by Geoff Barrow (portishead) & Roni Size....Check it!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

She's so good

Yep! you know what day it is, so get out there and love up your lady or man whatever way you can..Released in '79 here is Solid Gold Revue's "she's so good" featuring Ray Crumley on vocals, originally released on CASTANET Records an in demand rare little 7", but given a well earned rinse on the bbe's Soul Spectrum compilation...Njoy!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

mixtape - lostinorient

Sharing with you a deep house journey reflecting my own from west to east...Njoy!

(download - 144mb)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Lovers Dub

Loving this big time! A rude slab of techstep/dubstep/2step/dubblues can't quite describe what the sound is but who cares, it's wicked whatever. This limited edition white label by unknown artist AITON on ABUCS a sub-label of Hotflush Recordings and run by head honcho Scuba (AKA Paul Rose), one of the original dubstep dons who was responsible for some of the key dubstep releases during the genre's birth...Here "Lovers Dub" lifts the classic vocals from the Pointer Sisters version of Al Green's "Love and Happiness" to full effect and weaving them into a deep deliciously rhythmic bluesy jazz tech-step percussive riddim.....Outstanding tune!

Aiton - lovers dub

1.lovers dub for the heads

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


What a choooooooooonnn!! people just download it and keep it on play for a week.

The Sylvers - Chaos

To know all about `em

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Sunday Matinee

A compelling look into the spirits and circumstances of ten of his acclaimed rivals.Pete McCormack "Uganda Rising" and producer Derik Murray "Legends of Hockey" shoot an excellent insight into Ali's career from the viewpoint of his opponents. A riveting documentary with a superb soundtrack.

You'll need divX7 to view

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Coming From A Broken Home!

It`s finally about to drop "I'm New Here" The stunning new project that's taken four years to complete - since XLrecordings boss Richard Russell found Gil residing at Rikers Island prison and offered to produce a new album...15 years since his last recorded studio LP, Gil returns with a contemporary masterpiece taking in many genres of sonic beats from hip-hop grooves to dark dubstep all wrapped around Gil`s unmistakably and irresistibly melancholic poetic tones.

Here i've used the 2 tracks "coming from a broken home pt1 & 2" and mixed them together to get the full effect of the poetry of the song in its entirety, a love letter to the grandmother who raised him.

GSH - coming from a broken home pt1 & 2 (mixed by mytea@om)

Hear the entire LP below.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Out Run!

Feeling this........Lucio Aquilina`s "Out Run" on the Black Elf EP on the Hideout label. Beautiful bouncybass deep houseness!....Njoy.

Available on traxsource & Juno

1. Black Elf (feat.Paki Palmieri)
2. I got you
3. Out Run

Monday, 1 February 2010

Question Time!

Yeah as you can see I've managed to squeeze some time in today from family duties....OK! QT, what is this tracks theme tune?

An original theme tune to which later became a very popular 70/80`s comedy show on US TV...Answer in the comments section please...come on people lets hear it?