Archive for 2010
MERRY XMAS XX LOVE FROM SHARI & VARI!
WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Wham – Last Christmas (Irregular Disco Workers edit)
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (feat. Sandra Robinson)
De La Soul – Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix)
Au Revoir Simone – The Winter Song
Johnny Cash – Little Drummer Boy
James Brown – Merry Christmas, I Love You
Curtis Blow - Christmas Rapping
The Knife – Christmas Reindeer
GIFT ALERT! KNANKY HATES XMAS
Lucas D aka Knanky Fuckles (Melbourne) may hate Xmas but he’s come through on a super short deadline and given us a fucking classy mix!! This guy is not only a genius with hair but he’s got seriously great taste in music and we are proud and excited to have him on board The Number 20 Xmas Bus! ENJOY :-))))
DOWNLOAD >>> Knanky Hates Christmas
1. Sister Sledge – Greatest Dancer (Daz Digs Disco Re-Edit)
2. Andy Ash – Freak
3. Out In The Sticks – Do It
4. Blondie – Rapture (Touchsoul Edit)
5. Odyssey – Hang Together (Keep Schtum Re-Edit)
6. George Duke – I Want You For Myself (Keep Schtum Rework)
7. Escort – Cocaine Blues
8. The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
9. Emotions – You Got The Best Of My Love
We love to promote up and coming bands and producers. Our favorite Australian label Future Classic have given us some very cool tracks to review from some of their new artists. Three very cool bands definitely worth checking out Houses , Moon Holiday & Mitzi.
Moon holiday - Capsular
Shari says: Beautiful vocal, smart arrangement, melancholic yet sweet.
Vari says: Atmospherically pleasing; it’s my kind of winter sound. I really like her vocals, beautiful.
Mitzi – All I Heard (Radio edit)
Shari says: To me this is an interesting morph of VHS vs BETA, Cut Copy & Chromeo. All quality acts, sooooo that’s a compliment. Fun indie Pop POp POP!!!
Vari says: Nice and uplifting indie pop. I don’t mind this as all.
Houses - Soak it all up
Shari says: The name is perfect! Whilst listening to this beautiful little song you feel pleasantly immersed, safe… sponge like. Love it!
Vari says: Liking this, perfect soundtrack for traveling around town. The sound it self takes you on a little journey.
It’s always a pleasure catching up with my pal Walter Merlin Jones and as usual he’s busy doing what he does exceptionally well! :-) Sooooo have a read, check out the demo they ever so kindly provided ONLY us with and get up to speed on what’s been happening lately! Very nice stuff. We’re excited and we want more!!!
Who is Graceful Exit?
What’s the story behind your name?
Walt – Well, we were coming up with names and one of us came up with Death cab for Cutie, but we thought what a STUPID name. But, for real, we were thinking about “Happy Endings” which could mean a few other things, but that one was taken as well so Graceful Exit came to mind as an alternative. A grim thought is we all will eventually pass on to the other world, hopefully we can make a Graceful Exit. It sounds very dramatic, anyway.
What five words best describe you guys?
Walt – Succulent, tangy, crisp, refreshing and delicious!
How did this collaboration come about?
Walt – There is a debate going among Tate and I about who approached whom first. We admired each others music and we emailed each other to start talking and eventually start work on music.
What are you listening to now?
Tate – I’m listening to “Lust” by Rinder and Lewis, simply amazing work!
What’s in store for you guys for what’s left of this year?
Walt – We played a few shows in Brooklyn, New York and Boston, Massachusetts so far, which were all a success. We have a date confirmed with Austin, Texas for New Years Eve. Past that we are wide open as far as touring. We are in a transition period right now. We are fine tuning our group as far as our outside collaborations and labels we are working with. Our songs are very strong and our new album is coming out.
What’s your favorite word?
Walt – LOL, what’s yours?
What sound or noise do you love?
Walt – The voice of a loved one.
Tate – Waves crashing on a beach…
What advice should you have taken, but did not?
Walt – Never get old.
What’s your vital daily ritual?
Walt – Other than morning activities to wake up, not to have a daily ritual.
Tate – To be as productive as possible, and stay positive.
What’s your worst addiction?
Walt – My daily ritual.
Tate – Music
What’s your favorite website?
Walt – I used to check out the Deep House Page regularly a few years ago, but being a visual entertainment geek, I have stuck with YouTube for now.
Graceful Exit – Let It Ride (Demo Version)
This time we have chosen the mysterious Rocco Raimundo he is young talented and full of hope. He has a great sound going for him self we are digging it, signed to Gazeebo & Pollo Erotic. This dude is climbing music mountains. Get to know him better and be sure to download the exclusive mix he has done for us.
What five words best describe Rocco Raimundo?
R – Robust
O – Oscillators
C – ‘Cool Beans’
C – Cow-a-bunga
O – Oarsome
What’s the story behind your name?
After leaving home at an early age in Monaco, I found myself in Bordeaux where an elderly couple who owned a Vineyard, placed a roof over my head and decided to call me….Rocco Raimundo. Since then, it’s just stuck.
Where are you originally from and where were you born
Born & bred in Monaco/Monte-Carlo.
Any musical family links
There aren’t really any musicians within my family, more so music enthusiasts….but who isn’t a music enthusiast, right?
When did your interest in music begin ?
I think my interest in music began when my father would have Cerrone records on repeat whilst cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Where do you get your influences from? What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
The genre of my stuff so far is definitely Disco & Re-Edits….as for influences, mainly any old school disco artists from the 70′s to the 90′s. My major influences are guys like Greg Wilson and Maurice Fulton. I’ve actually been in touch with Greg Wilson recently as he’s touched up my edit of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’.
Out of your body of work what is your favorite track and why?
My favorite’s so far would definitely still be my edit of Fleetwood Mac, and also ‘Ready Or Not’ which will be out soon (hopefully). My Fleetwood Mac edit is my favorite because it was my first edit and also because of how amazing the original is…..It’s good to hear it in clubs etc.
What can you tell us about your studio setup? What made you choose the instruments/ plug-ins/ hardware /software you have now?
My studio set up is rather simple at the moment, currently saving up some cash to invest in some cool gear….It currently consists of a desktop mac, midi equipment, soft synths and a microkorg. Will be branching out and making some nice little purchases in the very near future.
What are are you listening to at the moment? Who should we look out for?
Right now, my itunes is playing Crazy P’s remix of Nelue’s ‘Deconstructed’. We should definitely look out for some new releases coming out on Future Classic, Flight Facilities‘ new single, the digital release of Das Moth’s ‘Moon/Wrong’ which features remixes by Jacques Renault, Kink & Neville Watson and Sidwho?. Also, can’t wait to hear Cut Copy’s new album.
What’s in store for you this year next year, touring, remixing an album maybe?
Well considering this years nearly over (2010 has flown by…), will hopefully have my second EP out on Gazeebo Records sometime in the new year & will also be doing a few DJ sets here & there…. I’ll also be starting on my first remix in the next couple of weeks.
What is your worst addiction?
Who would you have liked to be?
Good question…..even though no one really is, I’m pretty content with who I am. In saying that, it would be pretty cool to spend a day (or two) in the shoes of David Attenborough
Any last words?
Shall we dance?
Rocco Raimundo – THE NUMBER 20 MIX
1. Fernando Pulichino – Beat Is Yet To Come
2. Kathy Diamond – All Woman (Instrumental)
3. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City (Peter Visti Edit)
4. Gazeebo – Rub It Till It’s Wet
5. Hot Toddy – Mind Trip
6. Benjamin Diamond – Fit Your Heart (Krikor’s Extended Edit)
7. Holy Ghost! – Say My Name (The Revenge Remix Dub)
8. Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield – Oh Snap (Greg Wilson Version)
9. Rocco Raimundo – Ready Or Not
10. Ray Mang – Number One
11. Prince Language – I Washed You
12. Gay Marvine – Lost In Music
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Yep it’s that time again, please welcome Monsieur Malcolm Dakeyo aka Kelton Prima on board The Number 20. For those of you that need an introduction Malcolm is a super talented musician living in Paris, and well to put it simply he’s just one of those dudes that was born funky, he can’t help it and we love him for it! ;-) Soooo read, listen and most of all enjoy Welcome To My Keltonic World (exclusive 20 mix)…! YAY! Merci Monsieur!
What five words best describe you?
It’s better if you ask this question to my cat, I think it’ll miaow five times in letting you know I’m a good guy ;-)
What are your earliest musical memories?
When I discovered records like “Trans Europe Express“ from Kraftwerk or Space Art in my parents vinyl collection. My father collected vinyl so I was lucky to be able to listen to many different types of music. There was always music playing at home so naturally it became a part of me from an early age and from these experiences my passion begun.
What’s the strangest moment you’ve experienced in your career so far?
When I played with Carl Cox in Toulouse (south of France) at the end of the 90′s. It was really quite stressful because obviously the public paid to listen to a superstar DJ and weren’t really up for listening to the rest of the line up. I basically played for one and a half hours in front of an audience of zombies who only moved their head and feet on the rhythm but they didn’t really dance! So when Carl came on stage to take over the decks all the public instantly woke up and became hysteric whereas all the other artists played good sets prior. Sometimes I don’t understand why people don’t make an effort to open their ears but I guess it’s like that from time to time. This experience stands out and was quite punishing for me unfortunately, of course I have some other strange/nightmarish experiences but generally I prefer to forget them and get focus on the good ones.
What’s in the future for you?
Well to talk about the future we must see the past and present. I’ve worked a lot this last year… After “The Arrival EP“ was released on Disco Praline I got a lot of positive feedback and propositions but unfortunately because of the global economic situation or artistic choices some releases and remixes (Hard Ton on Gigolo, Thomas Ray from Starlight Boyz on Black Leather and Thieves Like Us on Debonton) were canceled or are on stand-by. Many labels have had some trouble selling records for a few years now and it’s been even harder these last few months. So I’ve been hanging in there but now things are starting to move in the right direction and I have confirmed releases for the end of this year and for the start of 2011. If all is OK in December a remix for a French girl called :MARR will be released on White Glove Productions, then one EP with remixes from Ytre Ryndem Dansskola and Johnny Paguro on Pizzico Records and another EP for Need Want records with the great Hard Ton featuring and also a guest remix. I’m also preparing another project with more tracks for Tonite Records and thinking about a new collaboration with Jamal Moss, Mathematics label. But apart from that I’m having a little break to refresh my mind, I feel I need to take this time to be able to restart my work with a good feeling.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve listened to different kinds of music at different periods of my life like all music lovers I guess… So the list is long and could be boring but to try to be concrete when I was young in the 80′s I was intrigued by music from machines so I mainly listened to synth pop, new wave, hip-hop and italo disco. The only exception was for hard rock shit (heavy till death metal)… At the end of the 80′s I was touched by early house, new beat, techno, ambient, drum’n bass, abstract & experimental, noise, industrial, electronica and pop. In fact that’s fun because I discovered jazz, soul, latin, disco and funk all thanks to house music in the 90′s. But this passion for music is an endless quest…
Do you collect anything?
Music, horror and SF films. Sometimes comics like a famous series called “The Walking Dead”.
What is your worst addiction?
I’m a food addict so I love to eat diverse food, smoke, drink Coke (like a kid) and drink good wine.
This is the main problem with the internet there are so many good, specialized websites or blogs when you’re into cinema, music, contemporary art etc; so I’m sorry I can’t give you any specific names but I can definitely say your blog is really amazing.
So what about this special mix you’ve put together especially for us?
You’ll find it to be a funky feel selection of oldies and newies representing a part of my musical universe. I hope you’ll enjoy this trip into my Keltonic World!
Kelton Prima – Welcome To My Keltonic World
1- The Popular Peoples Front – Tee Cut
2- 2030 – Cli-N-Tel
3- Love Club – Hot Summer Nights
4- David Astri – Dancing Digits (Todd Terje Mix)
5- Mark E – Rnb Drunkie
6- Tiger & Woods – Deflowered
7- Detroit Experiment – Think Twice
8- Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cut 3
9- Earl Flint – People Hold On (Instrumental Version)
10- Con Funk Shun – Burnin’ Love (Dub Version)
11- The Glimmers – Whomp That Sucker
12- Dinky – Twelve To Four
13- Kelton Prima – Vacuum Phenomenum (Ytre Rymden Dansskola Remix)
14- Woolfy – Oh Missy (In Flagranti Xenon Mix)
15- Funky Instruments – Luv Me Right
16-Thomas Ray from Starlight Boyz – Flight 404 (Kelton Prima Keltonized Version)
17- Yasmin Gate & People Theater – Waiting For You (Heko Remix)
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Oh lala here’s a nice little freebie from The Hundred In The Hands.
It’s their new single ‘Commotion’ remixed by the mysterious production duo Tiger & Woods.
‘Commotion’ is taken from their debut LP, out now!
Happy freebie Friday! This remix should put some lead in your pencil… ;-)
But what I do know for sure is that Gay Marvine (Chuck Hampton) is very talented and knows how to make music fun. The man has done a really cool remake of Sister Sledge Lost in Music, The Revenge did a really good job with this as well. But right now I’m digging the Gay version. ;) this played out loud will get you going. I have also given you his version of Shalamar Make that Move. The original is soo good by its self. But some good remake never hurts.
Gay Marvine just released Greatest Mixes Fixes (go and grab it!) its
filled of really fucking cool remixes of good old classics. Its a keeper!