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I got the idea to do this mix because of the track Deep South by Layo & Bushwacka. It was pretty big trend in the late 90′s early 2000′s to add blues vocals to electronic music – think the Play album by Moby so several of the tracks on Deep South is similar in style to tracks from the Moby Play album. I decided not to include anything off of Play because we’ve heard it so much – and he had even licensed all the tracks to adds so figured we’d heard it enough. Sorry Moby!
So Deep South kicks off quite upbeat with Deep South. Then I slow things down quite a bit with the downtempo track Pablo’s Blues by Gary Du Nord. It’s quite a nice track. Very bluesy and and sad. Then we’re back to a little more upbeat soul sounding track by X-Press 2 which features the vocals of Kurt Wagner. This one’s a remix by Quantic Soul Orchestra.
Well I had to include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. She sounds like she stepped off of the early 60s. Nice soul music – very retro!
Quantic’s Pushin’ On Featuring Alice Russel is another very retro sounding soul track. I love this. Amy Winehouse, you can retire now. This is the real retro music!!
St. Germain’s My Mama Said is a very jazzy blues track. I really do love St. Germain and his music was so ahead of it’s time when he released his first album back in 1992 I believe. Chocolate Elvis by Tosca is a dark moody downtempo track that fits here nicely also – it’s a bit experimental for this mix but things by now have slowed down and we’re in a dark gritty jazz club in some sketchy part of town. So this fits quite nice!
I end the mix with Right On 4 The Darkness. WOW! What can I say about this track?? I love this the original and the remix of it. I think it’s one of my all time favorite pieces of music ever created. If you haven’t heard it well it’s time. It’s awesome!
Deep South by Layo & Bushwacka!
Pablos Blues by Gare Du Nord
Give It (Quantic Soul Orchestra Remix) by X-Press 2 Featuring Kurt Wagner
Answer Me by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Keep Going Featuring Tony Joe White by Boozoo Bajou
Wake Up Everybody by Rae & Christian Featuring Bobby Womack
Heavy by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Pushin’ On by Quantic Soul Orchestra Featuring Alice Russell
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