What exciting times we had ( details will not be shared). However, I have to admit that I was never a self-confessed disco fan when I was young. It didn’t fit the image I wanted to communicate to the public at that time. Electronic music, non-conformism, etc. was more in vogue back then. But now I don’t really care, the music is really good and by now you can find really great re-mixes of the old hits. And I play them with enthusiasm. A short time ago a good friend sent me – as a really successful surprise – this album as a present. Dear Thomas, thank you very very much.
Have fun listening to the track/album highlight of the week:
Black Madonna unpacks her boots and saves us all. We follow her voice and walk to the disco. Then during the night we listen to the sounds from the Purple Disco Machine until the Smurf gets his Los Hombres and rudely brings us back to everyday life. Have fun listening.
Setlist He Is the Voice I Hear (Original Mix) – The Black Madonna Walking Boots – David Keno & ME & her Saved My Life – Inve & Forsi Propaganda (2018 Album Version) – Kevin McKay I Can Live – Lykov & Mironov Magic (Original Mix) – Zsak Vibes – Derek Armstrong Together (Original Mix) – Max & Sims, Sante Cruze Let’s Get Down (Bassline Remix) – Babert Disco Cool – Seb Skalski At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) – Shakedown Don’t Stop – Gigamesh What U Want (J Paul Getto Classic Mix) – Kevin McKay Nobody (Club Mix) – David Penn Los Hombres (Babert 303 Mix) – Dinero, Babert & Ivan Jack Surf Smurf (Munk Version) – Munk & Rebolledo Changes – Woody Bianchi & Re-Tide Get Down Philly – Surgery Edits
The end is near. At home, we are fidgeting in small groups to seductive rhythms. Corona has not only (once again) closed the clubs, but also destroyed New Year’s Eve. We won’t let it get us down and make the last sacrifice of this year on the House altar. We will drink Liquid Spirit and then hang out drunk in paradise. Have fun listening.
Setlist River Deep – Andrea Oliva Grey & Black – No Hopes & Kinspin Turn Around – Gareth Walker More People ‘In Many Ways’ (Dub Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Boom Bada – George Morel & Matt Gill After Midnight – Sllash & Doppe Fluffy Clouds (Norty Cotto Classic Mix) – Oscar P & DJ Stingray Part of Love – MAKITO Drunk in Paradise – Luis Ormeño Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix) – Gregory Porter All About Disco – Robbie Rivera & Angelo Ferreri I.S.L.U. (Original) – Local Options Can’t Stop Crying (Extended Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Clandestino (Crazibiza Remix) – Jude & Frank Whispers (feat. Lazarusman) [Gorge Extended Remix] – Karol XVII & MB Valence Santiago (Original Mix) – Klondique What We Gonna Do? (Kevin McKay Remix) – Vanilla Ace & dharkfunkh Honesty (Extended Mix) – Marc Volt
An old album. In 2013 it flew to me while I was hunting and collecting. It was immediately very trusting and wanted to build its nest in my collection. Why not? It was warmly welcomed. Perfect warm-up tracks (both versions) and they are long enough to go to the bathroom during the DJ set.
The pandemic is attacking our dance floors again. It wants to destroy our joy of partying, crush it and trample it in the dirt. But we won’t let it get us down and we will make a sacrifice on the House Altar. We will not sacrifice our dreams but start the Dopamine Machine and dance until our feet fall off. Have fun listening.
I Feel the Dream – Giaky Lucky & Inve Insomnia – Andrew Meller We Work so Good (Extended Mix) – Ben Remember Can’t Stop Crying (Brokenears Extended Remix) – Angelo Ferreri No Victim Song (feat. Hannah Williams) – ATFC The Number – Rescue & DJ Mes Bang Bang – Bohemien, Raf Parola & HouseBreakers Hold On – Gaby & Moodymann Dopamine Machine (Club Mix) – CamelPhat & Ali Love I Will Pray – Alaia & Gallo & DJ Rae Shut Your Mouth – Supernova It’s the Feeling – Demarkus & Lewis Honey – Eats Everything Dancin’ (Original Mix) – Peter Brown Hooked (Extended) – Martin Ikin Alors on Danse – Oscar L Dance Baby Dance – Simon Adams & Max Millan Bigger Than Prince (Siege Remix) – Green Velvet
Once upon a time, a very long time ago. The first festival of a not-so-young upcoming DJ. It was late at night and the dance floor was relatively empty. Up to that point, the program included a strange mix of reggae house and hip-hop. The frustration on the part of the up-and-coming DJ was quite high. So he thought, forget about the prepared set and let it rumble. And against all expectations the dance floor filled up. Shortly before the end of his set he played this track. The sound system was great, the bass was gigantic and the dance floor was full again. All’s well that ends well.
An old love, lost and then found again. Immediately before I fell in love musically with punk music, I was an enthusiastic reggae fan. At that time my hair was still long and my shoes not yet pointy. A highlight from that time is Bob Marley’s live album, Babylon by Bus.
I believe I once owned this record, but sold it as part of the musical purge of my record collection (a punk doesn’t listen to reggae). Somewhere in the last 15 years I got the idea to dive back into my musical past. The result of this dive was the insight that I still love reggae, so I bought this album as a CD again.
In my opinion, better than all the studio albums, because on stage Bob Marley could really let off steam and transport the energy of his music in an ideal way.
There are many people who generally reject everything that comes from Drumcode (https://drumcode.se). The reasons are manifold: not enough underground, 08/15 techno, unimaginative. I would tend to agree with that, but there are really good exceptions to the rule, including this mini-album by Adam Beyer.
2 really great tracks. No Defeat, No Retreat is an intelligently produced, interesting track. But the smash hit is Park People. A remake of an ancient track from Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque. In retrospect, you could almost say that this track was close to being techno, even though at the time (1981) the genre hadn’t even been properly invented yet. At the time, I celebrated it with enthusiasm. Adam Beyer has respectfully edited it, sped it up quite a bit (from 115 ppm to 130 ppm) and added some interesting musical add ons.
Have fun listening to the track / the album of the week:
I bought this CD in London in 2002. At that time I attended an English course for professors in Saffron Walden – a small village in the south of London near Cambridge. This course ran for a total of 4 weeks. The weeks themselves went by relatively quickly, but on the third weekend, on Saturday I went stir-crazy and just wanted to go home.
I sat in my room at my host family’s house in the morning and cultivated my frustration.Not feeling like having a frustration weekend, I decided to go to London, visit the British Museum, and then just walk around the city.
The museum visit was a special experience as usual and shortly after I ended up in a cheap CD store. And there I found, among others, this CD for £1. I discovered on it many favorites out of my punk phase. At that price I didn’t have to think long, I just bought it.
Back in Saffron Walden I grabbed the CD player of the host family, put in this CD and felt really young again. The frustration was gone, I looked forward to the last week with excitement and everything was good again. Have fun listening:
Last Friday it was finally time again. The dance floors were opened again. At just before 3 in the night – as the crowning glory of the entire evening, in a way – I couldn’t resist playing my absolute favorite techno track, Prometheus by Alan Fitzpatrick. It crossed my path in 2013 or 2014 (I don’t remember that exactly) as one of the very first tracks from this genre. Before that, techno for me was Wsetbam, Dr. Motte or Marusha. Didn’t like all of them. And then Prometheus came and changed everything. Have fun listening: