Lost In Music with Frankie Knuckles. R.I.P. to the Godfather of House Music.
Lost In Music with Frankie Knuckles. R.I.P. to the Godfather of House Music.
Two key people from opposite poles in my personal evolution as a music fan have just died…Frankie Knuckles and Dave Gregg from D.O.A.
If anyone needs me I’ll be having a mid-life “Oh shit Mortality” double-whammy moment; brb.
Strictly Rhythm: The Early Years Mastermix Vol. I (by Pulsewidth25)
0:00:00 Sole Fusion - We Can Make It (Underground Network Mix)
0:05:28 Hardrive feat. L.G. - Sindae (Masters at Work Dub)
0:08:27 Hardrive - Deep Inside
0:12:18 K.E.L.S.E.Y. - Boy (MK Mix)
0:17:02 Grand Diva Tour feat. Lisa Carson - Find Somebody Else (Mood II Swing Vocal Diva Mix)
0:21:00 Swing 52 - You Keep Holding Back (Love Me)
0:25:26 Joi + Jorio - I Won’t Waste Your Time (Dreamyness)
0:31:59 Underground Solution feat. Jasmine - Luv Dancin’ (In Deep Mix)
0:37:39 DJ Pierre - Muzik (The Tribal Wild Pitch Mix)
0:43:41 Logic - The Warning (Inner Mix)
0:48:33 Joint Venture - Master Blaster (Turn It Up) (Tha Wild Pitch Mix)
0:53:21 Cynthia M. - Everything I Do (Underground House Mix)
0:58:38 Smooth Touch - House Of Love (Love Mix)
1:02:50 House 2 House - I Need Your Love (Love Mix)
Janet Rushmore - Joy (Choice Mix)
Real Scenes: Detroit (by Resident Advisor)
A history lesson with tight cinematography. Very inspiring to watch Mike Huckaby mentor young beatmakers.
Kerri Chandler 70 min Boiler Room Mix |||
Feeling this. Legend.
Also: I love that he’s clearly the oldest guy in the room. Pay attention to sensei, folks.
I, for one, appreciate the current move towards the historicization of acid/house/techno. Familiar pattern: Enough water has gone under the bridge so now it can undergo a critical reassessment and time has moved to a point where the hipster kids are embracing it as new/retro without the baggage, and funny to think many were probably born or were toddlers when it first happened.
Which is, of course, ultimately whatever. Punk happened when I was 4, that never dampened my enthusiasm for it when I discovered it when I was 14…
Nice to hear the Midland & Pariah track (fave of the year so far), as featured on the West Norwood Cassette Library mix I’ve caned heavily on this blog….yup, a few months on, still going through heavy rotation over here. ANNNNNyways:
“As for the duo’s mix, it finds Benjamin Damage and Doc Daneeka skating along the nebulous territory where so-called “bass music” intersects with classic techno and house sensibilities. Much like the pair’s own productions, their selections here are often the sort of tunes that breathe new life, not to mention unique rhythms, into the standard techno template. It’s a compelling listen, and something that provides an interesting preview of where many bass-music refugees might be heading in the not-so-distant future.”
01 John Talabot “So Will Be Now” (Permanent Vacation)
02 DBX “Beat Phreak” (Accelerate)
03 Hayden Andre Project “Broken Chains” (Strobe)
04 Joy O “Wade In” (Hotflush)
05 Untold “Little Things Like That” (Clone)
06 Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka “No One” (50 Weapons)
07 Presk & Cinnaman “Sweat (Doc Daneeka Remix)” (Audio Culture)
08 Armando “Downfall” (Trax)
09 Sepalcure “Breezin” (Hotflush)
10 Ken Ishii “Extra” (R&S)
11 Midland & Pariah “Untitled”
12 Doc Daneeka “Tobyjug (Lando Kal Remix)” (Ten Thousand Yen)
13 Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka “Deaf Siren” (50 Weapons)
14 Cosmin TRG “De Dans” (50 Weapons)
15 Dexter “Juno Fest” (Rush Hour)
Been bumping this nonstop for the last month:
The South London resident has been recording music since the mid-‘90s, under various guises, but it’s in the last two years that he’s really come into his own, releasing some of the most distinctive UK house music around; warm and rough (by West Norwood’s own admission, barely any of the equipment in his studio works properly at this point), and constantly looking to the skip of mid-’90s garage and the bounce of classic hip-hop for inspiration.
His FACT mix is in a similar vein to West Norwood’s productions: groove is everything here, with not one track slowing down the overall flow, and it’s recorded off vinyl and acetate (yes, he still cuts dubplates) with a healthy touch of looseness to it. Unreleased material from West Norwood’s own label features, as well as forthcoming cuts by Blawan, Midland, Pariah, Brackles and more.
It really picks up around 11 minutes in and rallies for a good 25 minutes. A joy to listen to.
“good stuff. i like the mixing too, feels like a person behind the DECKS.”
-Via the comments thread
Surgeon Live at Freerotation - Wales, UK - 07.22.11
Chon Joltrane - Psalm
Om Unit - Prawn Cocktail
Instra:mental - Pyramid
N/A - Dead Letter Drop #1 [Letter - 001]
Emmanuel Jal - Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix)
Skudge - Overture (Substance Remix)
Coil - The Snow
Instra:mental - Vicodin (Skudge Warehouse Mix)
Coil - The Snow (Jack Dangers Remix)
Brother From Another Planet - Planet Earth
Mace - Headstrong (John Selway Remix)
Rob Glennon - Modunation
Marcel Fengler - Thwack (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)
DJ Pierre - What Iz House Muzik
Robert Hood - Acrylic
Russ Gabriel - El Juan
Sbjekt - Objekt Tool
Cub - CU1
Swarm Intelligence - Fighting Talk VIP
Aphex Twin - Phloam
Ozka - Phantomz (Aubrey Remix)
Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness
RSD - Sugar Plumb Instrumental
The Martian - Search You Feelings
R-A-G - Rage
Emptyset - All Together Lost (Ben Klock’s Glowing Clap Mix)
K Alexi - Drug Test
Boris Noiz - Inceptive Point
Lone - Explorers
Kraftwerk - Tour De France (Version)
Ruskin & Broom - Mas
Thomas Bangalter - What To Do
1 First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
2 T Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
3 Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone
4 Trackheadz - Our Music (Original Mix)
5 First Choice - Love Thang
6 The Originals - Down To Love Town
7 Double Exposure - My Love Is Free
8 Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You
9 Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down
10 Bumblebee Unlimited - Love Bug
11 Loleatta Holloway - Catch Me On The Rebound Remix
12 Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want
13 Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream
14 Heatwave - Boogie Nights Intro
15 Peter Brown - Do You Want To Get Funky With Me
16 Gino Soccio - Try It Out
Deep disco history lesson with a few decent (and some awkward) blends, via the always-dependable tumblklaat. Fantastic day off listening.
You might know by now how much we (unapologetically) love our house over here.
Welcome to Volume Two of my Fascinating Rhythms series of mixes celebrating my 25 years behind the decks. This one contains nothing but late 1980’s House music from Chicago, Detroit, New York and the UK too. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed mixing it.
Raze - Jack The Groove (Champion)
Lenny D & Tommy Musto - Everything Bamboo (Magnetic)
Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder (Dj International)
This Ain’t Chicago - Ride The Rhythm (Acid Not Placid) (Club)
2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman & A Dominican - Do It Properly (Cooltempo)
Reese & Santonio - Bounce Your Body To The Box (KMS)
R Tyme - R Theme (Transmat)
Ralphi Rosario - I Want You (Hotmix 5)
Chip E - If You Only Knew (Dj International)
KC Flightt - Let’s Get Jazzy (Dope Mix) (RCA)
Swan Lake - In The Name Of Love (Idlers)
Liz Torres - What You Make Me Feel (Underground)
On The House - Ride The Rhythm (Trax)
“On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one…”
Christopher Olson (@standardgrey) is a Canadian writer and erstwhile artist based in Japan.
Recent sound work can be heard on SPOOX, Framework : Afield, Instagrambient: 25 Sonic Postcards, and as part of The Disquiet Junto. He has lectured on sound matters at Center A and the Or Gallery in Vancouver.
His obsessive musical hoarding tendencies and occasional scribblings between paid gigs are aired out here.
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