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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
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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