Archive for November, 2008

Nov 28

Big Band Beatz

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I wanted to make a mix of tracks that sounds like would be played at a swing/jazz big band club back in the old days. I wanted to make sure the music was still electronic music so this mix came together pretty nicely. The mix kicks in to high gear with Mocean Worker with Chick A Boom Boom Boom. It’s a great swing jazz inspired track that’s totally fun to dance to. Next up is Touch & Go doing Would You …? It’s a fun track … the singer (and I don’t really know much about this band) keeps repeating “I find you attractive” several time until finally she says “Would you go to bed with me?” then the track just gets crazy, fast and fun! I’d like to find out more about Touch & Go. Does anyone know they can fill me in a bit? I now of their track Straight To Number One (Dreamcatchers Mix) which I first heard on Buddha Bar 6 but other than those two track I know nothing about them so it’ would be great to learn a bit more.

A Go Go starts out like an African beat inspired track then the jazz instruments kick in but you still get the African beat there. It was fun to throw this in there it’s the perfect segway to our next track Mais Pourquois? (Le Swinging Mix) by the Pinker Tones from Spain. I love this track as it’s very cartoony as the Pinker Tones are with all their tracks. This one has the old swing sounds with the French female vocal samples.

Next up I threw in Dizzy Gillespie’s Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (Geraldo Frisina Remix) off of Impulsive! I wanted to have at least a remix of an older track. This ones quite a lively upbeat track and has Dizzy’s great vocals. A fun one! I love Nicola Conte so I had to include a track by him on here. I don’t know if he has any other albums besides Bossa Per Due but I decided to fall back on Bossa Per Due and use La Coda Del Diavolo. Again another lively track – more 60s sounding than 40s or 50s but it’s a great track to include here in this mix.

Oh we have to include St. Germain in this playlist don’t we? This one is his hit Rose Rouge – a very lively jazzy piece with the old samples.

G-Swing does Diga Diga Doo and does it awesomely. I love this album by G-Swing Swing For Modern Clubber. Luckily I ran across it in Paris a couple of years back at the Fnac and snapped it up. You know me I love everything remixed so this one is perfect!! Diga Diga Doo is already a great swing track but this one adds the great electronic dance beats to make it even more fun and lively. If you haven’t checked out Swing For Modern Clubbers you definitely have to!! Get it before it’s out of print completely I think it’s only available as an import.

Wanted to include this great Django Reinhardt track Minor Swing (John Beltran’s Remember New Orleans Remix) on here as well. I love this track – I love the original and I loved it when Esthero had sampled it in her track Wikkid Little Girls track from several years back. Whatever happened to Esthero? She tried to make it a couple of times and didn’t go anywhere. Oh well!

I end the mix with Terramonte Swing by DJ DSL. It’s a quirky track with beats and scratching and old swing syle sounds.

Hope you enjoy the mix!

Chick A Boom Boom Boom by Mocean Worker
Would You …? by Touch & Go
A Go Go – 2003 by Truby Trio
Mais Pourquois? (Le Swinging Mix) by The Pinker Tones
Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (Gerardo Frisina Remix) by Dizzy Gillespie
Brazilian Hipster by Fort Knox Five
La Coda Del Diavolo by Nicola Conte

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Rose Rouge by St. Germain
Diga Diga Doo by G-Swing Featuring DJ Brame
Get A Move On by Quantic
El Manisero (Giacomo Bondi’s Cuban Jazz Rework) by Bebo Valdes
Minor Swing (John Beltran’s Remember New Orleans Remix) by Django Reinhardt
No No (Vs. Mr. Scruff Featuring Elsa Esmeralda) by Swell Session
Struck On Jazz by Doctor Abstract
It’s A Cool World by Cool World Ensemble
The Newcomer by Zeljko Kerleta/Karel Velebny & SHQ
Terramonte Swing by Dj DSL

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Nov 27

Acoustic Chill

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This is a mellow chill  playlist and mostly vocal pieces. Sometimes I like to listen to vocal tracks even though I prefer my music mostly in instrumental form – specifically focussing on electronic beats but I crave the vocal tracks here and there every now and then. So to satisfy my vocal craving I’ve put together this mix.

I start things off with Everything But The Girl doing Driving (Acoustic Version). I got into EBTG with their big dance pop hit Missing (Todd Terry Remix) but I like this track as it’s very sooting yet somewhat sad.

If you notice the list of tracks in this mix you’ll notice that there are several acoustic version of tracks that are pretty well known in their normal form. I’ve decided to the mix because I love these tracks as what they are but it’s always nice to hear a different version of a track like the Modjo track Lady. Totally different here without any beats.

I decided to add Days Go By on here by Dirty Vegas. I do like the original version but this version kind of doesn’t work for me but oh well I threw it in the mix.

Even though Otherwise by Morcheeba has a pretty mellow beat in the background it’s still pretty acoustic and vocal so I’ve added it to this mix.

I had to also add Plans (Acousitc Version) by Bloc Party. I love all the great remixes of Bloc Party tracks and this ones quite nice as well – totally different than the original.

I love to mess around with tracks and make them sound different. Don’t you?

Anyway hope you enjoy this mix! Let me know what you think?

Driving (Acoustic Mix) by Everything But The Girl
Lady (Acoustic Version) by Modjo
Flying High (Acoustic Version) by Jem
Strange And Beautiful (I’ll Put A Spell On You) by Aqualung
Love’s Divine (Acoustic) by Seal
Mind Of The Wonderful (Acoustic Version) by Blank & Jones Featuring Elles
A Timeless Place (Acoustic Version) by Urban Dwellers
Days Go By (Acoustic Version) by Dirty Vegas
Otherwise by Morcheeba

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Gotta Get Thru This (Acoustic Version) by Daniel Bedingfield
Freedom (Acoustic Version) by Erasure
Hey Sweet Man by Madeline Peyroux
Voices (Acoustic Version) by Dario G
Good People by Jack Johnson
Missing (Acoustic) by Nicola Fasano Featuring Paula B.
Plans (Acoustic) by Bloc Party
Romeo (Acoustic) by Basement Jaxx
Unintended by Muse

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Nov 26

Mystical Sexy

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Here’s a sexy kind of mysterious and operatic mix of downtempo electronica and world ambient beats. The music flows smoothly one after another. This mix is perfect for a dinner for two or even a romantic night at home with a glass of wine sitting next to a warm fire on a cold night.

Check out some of the tracks below and the albums I pulled the tracks from.

Mystic Roya (Danameis Mix) by Holmes Ives
Zurich by Skygazer
The Don (Edit) by Boymerang
Barkensignal by Boozoo Bajou
Hidden by Ambient Generation
Call To Mind by Pressure Drop

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Everlasting Pictures (The Way I See) by B-Zet
The Sound Of Thunder (Carl Vega Mix) by Skygazer Featuring Angrave
Lullabye by My Ghost
Return To The Beautiful by Andy Britton & David Goldsmith
Tears Of Gratitude by United Future Organization
The Dream by The Orb
The River by Transambient Communications
Hello And Welcome by Enigma

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