Thursday 22 September 2011

Old Mate

I know how much you guys love having gig flyers blasted in your face so I have MORE for you - thank the lord! Next Saturday (October 1st) we're doing a One Night Stand with Canyons playing all night at our super rad warehouse. I really cannot wait for this one, so keen to get weird with it. The weather keeps getting better and the vibes they are a'flowin. Get on it :)))

Got a bunch of things I'm saving for a Delishcast next week so I'm reaching deep into the vault again here. Here's a beautiful disco track I've loved dearly for quite a while by L.T.D. with spectacularly powerful black-church vocals and a gorgeously rich arrangement of strings, horns, guitars and percussion - a complete disco platter. The whole thing has so much uplifting force, it's simply fantastic. An all time fave.

L.T.D. - Love to the World

Deeeeeeeep shit from a 7 year old Rick Wade rekkid that's not going to be forgotten in a hurry. I really adore this track, and this 12" - it's everything that's right about soulful deep house. At once loungey and subconsciously energetic, it hits you well below the surface with comforting warmth and beautiful finesse. All the classic Detroit dudes just have it so right and they always will. There's not much dance music that's got this much soul and this much heart. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Rick Wade - The Purveyor of Deep Tones

More more more old favies, this time from a period way back where I was really immersed in jazz-funk fusion kinda stuff like Jimmy Smith. There's something really elementary about it, even when tracks are clearly intricately composed everything just seems like a pure blues jam that's held together completely by instinct and feel. Also, is there anybody on earth who doesn't love the sound of a Hammond tickling away over the top of a hot funk band? Pure aural bonerisation. I don't think Jimmy McGriff was always at the very tip of the movement but when he's good he's fuckin killer.

Jimmy McGriff - Tight Times [buy]

OK here's a newie for ya, from Spanish pal Nelue's latest venture which is a solid edits label called Groove Democracy. This one is a real beefed up party version of (the late) Ashford & Simpson's Street Corner. The bottom end is massively thickened out and it's just generally a whole lot more DJ friendly. The concept behind the label sounds pretty cool - each release showcases a particular country's top editors facing off against Nelue's local Spanish crew. I like it!

Ashford & Simpson - Street Corner (Nelue Edit) [buy]

Have a super duper weekend my lovers :)

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Mike Sleepinetti

Gooooooood shit happening this weekend peoples. Friday night we're partying with monsieur Mike Simonetti down at GoodGod. His last visit was fucking brilliant and no less is expected from this party. Clickety click the flyer for tickety ticks.

Here's a superfab exclusive mix Mike did for his trip down under. Enjoy, it's one tasty morsel!

Mike Simonetti Exclusive Picnic Australia Tour 2011 Mix by Picnic Touring & Events

Then on Sunday we've got our Melbourne mates Sleep D popping up to spin at Hunky Dory where we've taken our end of week shindig back to being monthly. We can focus our efforts and cram 4 weeks of party into one which is top news. Hover your cursor over the flyer and press the left button on your mouse quickly. If you have a Mac just use the big block button thing.

I already popped this bad boy in the last Delishcast but it's easily one of my favourite tracks of the year and it's well worth a double share, especially to convince you cats to come check it out on Sunday. Major bravo Sleep D. Note the forecast for Sunday is 27 and sunny :)))))

Chet Faker - Love and Feeling (Sleep D Remix)

And here are a couple of other beauties to brighten up your week. An uplifting acoustic strummer with a sunny psychedelic folk vibe Smokie track (of which an edit by Abel is showcased in a killer Tako mix for Noncollective) and a strange but wonderful percussive island dream by Eddie Hooper recorded in 1980 and recently released on Soundway Recordings - make sure you're drinking out of a coconut and swinging in a hammock for this one. Both beautiful springtime gems!

Smokey - We're Flyin' High

Eddie Hooper - Tomorrow's Sun [buy]

See you lovely people this weekend! x

Thursday 8 September 2011

Spring Rollies

What a wonderful relief to be lapping up some rays at last. Eat my willy northern hemisphere, it's our turn to have a lil' melt down here, and not a moment too soon! This gorgeous sundrenched discorchestral beauty by V.I.P. Connection has been soundtracking my past week especially (thank you Alex Hixon!) and I absolutely adore it. With summer-convertable immagery from start to finish, the horns blow and the strings string, and the days are happy.

V.I.P. Connection - West Coast Drive

Found it hard to believe when I heard this track that it's by Alan White, the drummer of Yes. It's light years away from the serious Yes stuff - in fact, I think the words 'oooh baby' are about as un-prog as you can get. I love this. Just straightforward groovin' with soulful vocals and thumping rhythms. A great funky rock 'n' roll love song. Heard it while I was revisiting the marvellous Purple Brain mix on RVNG by Andre of Bumrocks and Jason of Hey Convict!, a mighty duo indeed. Top tuney.

Alan White - Oooh Baby (Goin' To Pieces)

Keeping with the ye olde classic theme, here's a Deodato fave of mine from the 1980 album of the same name. Proper strutting business with all the bells and whistles. Big planks of bass are nailed to the ground and everything is constructed on this chunky frame using shiny brass, polished chrome synths and a little light cheese as a glue substitute. And some dull 80s drums that you couldn't notice if you tried. It's a lovely plonker.

Deodato - Night Cruiser

That'll do then. Kisses.