Saturday, 30 May 2009

Delirious Influences part 2

One of the things that made the UK stand out in the late eighties was our ability to not be ruled be restrictive "genre walls"; call it the original Balearic spirit if you will. This second installment of Delirious Influences attempts to capture some of that musical diversity with a selection born out of Chicago, Detroit, New York, Miami, Manchester, Sheffield, London and of course San Rafael in Ibiza.

House, Techno, Garage, Nu Wave, Acid, Tribal, Miami Deep, Breakbeat - good memories ensured for those who should know better and a great musical journey for those new to some of these tracks.


Bang The Party - Bang, Bang, Your Mine
No Smoke - Koro Koro
DSR - Thrust
Fallout - Morning After
Musto & Bones - We're Out Of Control
808 State - Let Yourself Go
Reese - Just Another Chance
Djum Djum - Difference
A Man Called Adam - Techno Powers
Underground Solution - Luv Dancing
Virgo Four - In a Vision
Fingers Inc - Distant Planet
Jungle Wonz - Bird In a Guilded Cage
Jamie Principle - Waiting For My Angel
Geoge Kranz - Din Da Da
Armando - Confusions Revenge
Model 500 - Off To Battle

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Linda Lewis - Sideways Shuffle (Leftside Wobble Edit)

Linda Lewis's Sideways Shuffle is one of my favourite old funk tracks. In particular I love the way steel drums give the track a real carnival atmosphere.

This edit is a simple affair that draws out and extends the intro and beefs up the rhythm track a tad. By the time the song kicks in, it's a bit of a surprise and provides a real lift.

Hope you like...

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Dub Disco Deli part 6

As promised, a continuation of the Dub Disco Deli series this week. This one ups the tempo slightly and builds to the epic piano track (Rushing to Paradise) from Thomas Bullock and DJ Harvey's always collectable label - Whatever We Want Records.


Odyssey - Hang Together (Keep Schtum Edit)
Tony Orlando - Don't Let It Go
6th Borough Project - Hang On
TAL M / Klien / Anthony Mansfield - Disco Villainy
Patrice Rushen - Number One
Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody (Prins Thomas Edit)
Bing Ji Ling - Home (Tokyo Black Star Instrumental)
Kerrier District - Disco Nasty
J Boogies Dubtronic Science - Together (Crazy P Mix)
House of House - Rushing to Paradise

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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dub Disco Deli part 5

A return to the Dub Disco Deli this week, which includes a couple of stunning edits by DJ Steef. In particular his take on Black Sabbath's 'Planet Caravan ' is quite simply sublime.

Part 6 follows early next week...


DJ Steef - Black Savates
DJ Steef - Turn Off The Version
Dee Dee - Easy Money (Todd Terje re-kutt)
Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop The Music
Jaz - The Episcopal Church Welcomes You
6Th Borough Project - Do It To The Max
Mike Burns - Everybody's Mantra
J.J. Cale - Ride Em High (Joakim Edit)
Vangelis - Let It Happen (Beatfanatic Edit)
The Revenge - Night Flight
Jaz - Give Some Love

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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Delirious Influences part 1

In mid eighties London there were a group of clubs that held sway for the musically adventurous; The Mud Club, Raw and City of Angels to name a few, but one club in particular had a lasting impact on me and that was Noel and Maurice Watson's Delirium. It had that essential mix of cool kids and fashion but with a raw street edge. Musically the club originally played a mix of Hip Hop and Electro but they always had a sense of musical innovation and so Delirium was one of the first places I heard House music in both its New York and Chicago guises (much to the disapproval of much of the 2,500 regular crowd, who would bottle the DJ booth whenever the groove moved into House territory!). So in honour of Noel and Maurice's influence on my future musical tastes I've put together a series of mixes charting my early pilgrimages in search of the repetitive beat.

Many thanks to Louis of the consistently top-notch Dublin Bus Disco for inspiring me to put this series of mixes together.


Fingers Inc - Mystery Of Love
Harlequin Fours - Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal
T-Coy - Carino
The It - Donnie
Cultural Vibe - Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze - Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This - Intense (I'm Happy)
E.S.P. - It's You
Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out
Raze - Jack The Groove
Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough
On The House - Pleasure Control

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