This is my 200th upload to Mixcloud. I wasn’t aware of this until after posting a couple more – maybe I should have done something different to mark the ‘occasion’ like a selection of favourite ever tracks??
That said I have always tried to keep my uploads straight forward – whatever I felt like listening to for an hour or so would be what is recorded. That maybe a general dog through the collection for a cross-genre session, listening to an hour of one artist, playing records associated with a label, a dj or club night, or whatever.
The tracks here were recorded one sunny afternoon and we’re just what I wanted to hear at that point in time. I think I’ll maintain that as the central plan behind what I post – hopefully one or two folk will keep wanting to listen.
Thanks for the eara to those who have listened… I’ll get started on the next 200…
1. Gregory Porter – Musical Genocide (St Germain Version)
2. Koom.H – Mr Cool
3. Antena – Bye Bye Papaye (Lexx Remix)
4. Desmond Williams – Theme For A Dream
5. Georges Vert – Freak D’Escape
6. Soane – Tropical Sandstorm
7. Rollercone – Palais Mascotte
8. Povo – Shahib’s Habit
9. Paul Murphy & Marc Woolford – Jazz Room (Spiritual South Mix)
10. Heritage Orchestra – Skybreak (Jazzanova Remix)
Barefoot In The Head
A few pics from the early years of Ibiza that capture the original Balearic spirt:
I have put together a selection of some of the original Café Del Mar / Balearic classics as played in the early wide eyed days of sound-tracked sunsets on the white isle. Balearic pop, tropical shufflers and more. Before the advent of Café Del Mar rip-off comps and identikit chill out music, these tracks set the tone for what was to follow.
- Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
- Antenna – Camino Del Sol
- Donna Summer – State Of Independence
- Linda Di Franco – TV Scene
- Flash & The Pan – Walking In The Rain
- Carly Simon – Why
- Penguin Café Orchestra – Music For A Found Harmonium
- Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (The Latin Dream)
- Tullio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon…Primavera
- Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots
- A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head (Remix)
Saint Etienne are far and away one of my favourite bands. Ever since picking up a copy of Fox Base Alpha in the early 90’s I’ve had a soft spot for their blend of pop, Indie, Balearic and post acid house music. Fox Base Alpha is surely one of the defining albums of the post second summer of love era, it’s blend of come-down atmospherics, positivity, pop and nostalgic references was a perfect counter point to the heavier though similarly influenced Screamadelica.
Fox Base Alpha (1991)
So Tough (1993)
Saint Etienne followed up FBA with anyone slice of beautifully measured nostalgia, deep house inspired grooves, and pop, all held together with carefully selected samples. Taking spoken word from the likes of Peeping Tom and Billy Liar ‘So Tough’ played out like a perfect Sunday afternoon. Memories of music from the night before, washed over with afternoon matinee film references all kicked off with a call for a cup of tea and a bun.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1991)
Nothing Can Stop Us Now / Speedwell (1991)
With their latest ‘Home Counties’ album due next month in June; it seems a good time to share this mix I put together a while back. By no means intended as a best of, these are just a few of my favourite tracks by Saint Etienne. These are pretty much all from the period covered by their first three albums.
Early days image
Please check out the band’s website for details of the new album, merchandise and tour information.
Home Counties (2017)
Whilst looking forward to their new work, for me this is the era of classic Saint Etienne.
All four of the crew again in attendance. The Boogie Monster kicking off proceedings, followed by a blinding set of Latin broken beat and deep vibes from Decknologist. Andy Hickford then stepped up with some chilled tunes from Mixmaster Morris as we are pleased to be dj’ing with him in Leeds in July. Andy followed up with some mellow Boogie before dropping a Prince tune in recognition of his passing one year ago.
Andy Hickford’s set from the April show:
1. Irresistible Force – Lie-in King
2. Irresistible Force – Nepalese Bliss (DJ Food Mix)
3. INYRMND – Chromed Out Beamerz
4. Max Graef & Muff Deep – Mambo Jambo
5. Mori Ra – Musically Time
6. Hitomi Tohyama – Wanna Kiss
7. Prince – Starfish & Coffee
The Radio show is back the last Tuesday of every month on Box Frequency FM 8pm-10pm.
The New Mori Ra EP on Tracy Island
No recording, but we do have Decknologist’s track list:
Bonobo – Bambro Koyo Ganda [Ninja Tune]
Faze Action – Support [Mr. Bongo]
Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro – Mas Pan (DJ Day Remix) [Tru Thoughts]
Owiny Sigoma Band – Margaret Okudo (Jesse Hackett Dancehall Remix) [Brownswood Recordings]
Nickodemus & Osiris – Inside The Dance [Giant Step Records]
4 Hero – Escape That (Ron’s Dub Remix Edit) [Talkin’ Loud]
Unfortunately due to technical issues the full show wasn’t recorded – hopefully we will have the full show for you again as usual next month.
The Boogie Monster