Monday, 30 May 2011
It was great to witness the outpouring of love and respect for Gil Scott-Heron over the weekend.
A true innovator and inspiration to so many, I wanted something to play out over the weekend and came across this forgotten classic whilst digging through the collection.
Even though it has very little to do with Gil Scott-Herons usual production style being a house track (produced by Paul Waller) built on a selection of samples from classic records including Mr Fingers 'Can You Feel It', 808 State's "Pacific State' and vocal snippets from First Choice's "Let No Man Put Asunder', there's a rawness to the production that's totally fitting to Gil Scott-Herons apocalyptic tale.
Gil Scott-Heron - Space Shuttle (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
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Wednesday, 25 May 2011
This was going to be the flip side of my Odyssey edit which will see the light of day very shortly on a Cosmic Boogie 12" but we've decided to give it away for a couple of reasons (another of my recent edits will now feature on the flip side). Firstly Harvey released an edit of this last year on Pacific Beach Records (and to own it will cost you a whopping $18!) but more importantly, I hit 400,000 plays this week on SoundCloud so I wanted something special to give away.
Hope you like. x
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Doc Severinsen - I Wanna Be With You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Monday, 23 May 2011
Re-grooved version of a Cerrone classic that builds, twists & undulates over the course of it's near nine minute journey. In many ways this was the prototype for House music but using real musicians rather than machines. A simple infectious groove that gets under your skin and builds towards a stunning sax laden crescendo towards the close. Can't wait to drop this on Friday at Big in Japan @ The Book Club - http://tinyurl.com/69ho9en
A quick reminder on DJ bookings. My UK & European bookings are handled by Futureboogie and they can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org . I'm in the process of sorting out a US agent but in the meantime you can contact me directly for Stateside bookings - email@example.com
Leftside Wobble - Love Groove by Leftside Wobble
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Patti Jo to my knowledge only made two tracks but oh what tracks they were. Both were written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and have been staples in my sets for many years. 'Make Me Believe In You' is the better known of the two (the Tom Moulton mix is one of his finest) but Ain't No Love Lost, released the year before in 1972 is just as strong and if anything has even better arrangements. Can't believe it's taken me this long to give it a LW re-spin! As ever this may see the light of day over the summer as a limited release but has mainly been put together for my forthcoming sets.
A quick reminder of some forthcoming DJ dates:
May 27th - Big In Japan @ The Book Club - http://tinyurl.com/69ho9en
June 10th - Stretch Disco @ Band On The Wall (Manchester) - http://tinyurl.com/64l4cf8
June 11th - The now legendary canal parties return to the (not so secret anymore) West London water-side venue for the summer season - this one features Sancho Panza, Stuart Patterson, Size Doesn't Matter and my good self.
Ain't No Love Lost (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Much as I love the Creative Source version of this track, it's the Bill Withers original that rocks me most. As ever the edit's something I've primarily put together for my forthcoming sets, but that may see a limited release some time in the future.
One forthcoming date for the diary. On Friday 27th May, I return to Big In Japan at the Book Club in Shoreditch. Really looking forward to this one as I'm playing alongside Touchsoul, someone I first met through Soundcloud (always good to meet your virtual mates in person). More details @ http://tinyurl.com/69ho9en
Who Is He & What Is He To You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Probably the most left-field track I've been involved in for a while. This one's a dark Balearic disco chugger that's heavily influenced as much by old school Weatherall productions as the mid tempo grooves Cottam has been releasing over the last year or so. Most definitely music of the late night/early hours variety!
It's released on Paper Recordings on June 7th with other mixes on the package coming from Ralph Myerz & Flash Atkins (promos are due to drop now for those on the Paper list). If you haven't already heard the album it's taken from, check it out @ http://tinyurl.com/6l5sjte - it's one of the most original albums I've heard so far this year.
Proviant Audio - Slutten Pa Alt (Leftside Wobble Mix) by Leftside Wobble