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musical developments: electro clash


  1. Clones - Shut Up and Dance
  2. Captain Comatose - $100
  3. Playgroup - Make it Happen
  4. Midnight Star/Starskee - Midas Touch
  5. Rainer Truby Trio feat. Concha Buika - Jaleo


  1. Aux Armes Et Caetera (2003) - Serge Gainsbourg [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Cet album est la réédition de Aux armes et cætera couplé avec un second CD consacré au traitement dub de chacun des titres. Inventé par King Tubby à la fin des années 60, le dub est un style instrumental qui consiste à mixer différemment un morceau, en mettant en avant la rythmique, avec force effets sonores. Ici, ont été compilées des versions DJ et chantées pour ce projet mis sur pied par le critique de rock (et grand érudit en matière de reggae) Bruno Blum. Big Youth ou King Stitt sont de la partie, et parallèlement ressort, dans le même esprit et sous la même forme, Mauvaises nouvelles des étoiles qui, lui, n'avait pas été enregistré à Kingston, à la Jamaïque, mais aux Bahamas. --Hervé Comte for amazon.fr

    In short, this double album features the original Aux Armes ..." + the dub and dj versions. Just heard it played on Radio Centraal and it sounds lovely.

    1. Javanaise Remake 2. Aux Armes Et Caetera 3. Les Locataires 4. Des Laids Des Laids 5. Brigade Des Stups 6. Vieille Canaille 7. Lola Rastaquoere 8. Relax Baby Be Cool 9. Daisy Temple 10. Eau Et Gaz A Tous Les Etages 11. Pas Long Feu 12. Marilou Reggae Dub (Version Longue) 13. Planteur Punch (Inedit) 14. Marilou Reggae (Version Inedite) 15. Daisy Temple (Version Inedite) 16. Javanaise Dub 17. Dub Et Caetera 18. Dub Locataires 19. Des Laids Des Dubs 20. Dub Des Stups 21. Dub Rastaquere 22. Daisy Dub 23. Eau Et Dub A Tous Les Etages 24. Pas Long Dub 25. Marilou Dub 26. Javanaise Remake (Ft Brandy & Lmj) (Men Who Deceive You) 27. Aux Armes Et Caetera (Ft Big Youth) (Aux Armes) 28. Les Locataires (Ft Spectacular) (Sing It Like A Song To Me) 29. Des Laids Des Laids (Ft King Stitt) (Original Ugly Man) 30. Brigade Des Stups (Ft Mr Murphy) (Smoke All Night Smoke All Day) 31. Vieille Canaille (Ft Spectacular & Culture T) (You Rascal You) 32. Lola Rastaquouere (Ft Lisa Dainjah) (Lola Rastaquouere Is Back) 33. Relax Baby Be Cool (Ft Spydamn) (Be Cool) 34. Daisy Temple (Ft Rizzlamigo) (Problems) 35. Eau Et Gaz A Tous Les Etages (Ft Lone Ranger) (Settle The Vibes) 36. Pas Long Feu (Ft Telegram, Burning Spectacular, Culture T, Spydaman & President) 37. Marilou Reggae Dub (Ft Buffalo Bil) (Marilou A Dance Reggae) 38. Planteur Punch (Ft Dr Kex) (Out Of The Slum) 39. Lola Rastaquouere (Version Anglaise) (Ft Bruno Blum)

  2. Good Times Vol.3 (2003) - Norman Jay [Amazon UK] [Amazon US]
    Well here it is - as exclusively announced last night on Giant 45 - the tracklisting of the long awaited GOOD TIMES 3 compilation (double) album and cd on React which should be instore around the 18th August 2003. It's been nearly two years since our last comp for the sadly now defunct (and much missed) NUPHONIC RECORDS.

    But needs must and times move on. After initial interest from various (UK) record companies, JOEY and I felt that REACT RECORDS should be the NEW natural home for our beloved Good Times project. And after meeting up with their enthusiastic and friendly, knowledgeable staff, we KNEW we'd made the right decision to join them. The've done a fantastic job in helping us with this compilation and we are both well pleased with the outcome - and this particular set and feel that's it's our STRONGEST (not to mention) BEST compilation effort yet!

    Many months ago I submitted over 75 titles for possible inclusion on this set as it takes that long to 'clear' requested tracks. I also know it's never possible - for various reasons - to obtain ALL the tracks you'd like for a compilation (now that would be heaven!) but we are MORE than happy with this selection.

    We encountered a few (expected) 'knockbacks' from certain major record companies for ARETHA and MARVIN stuff (not available or too expensive or both) and some classic hip hop tracks too. We also drew blanks on certain obscure underground US label material (lost masters etc) as well. The licencing departments simply couldn't (or wouldn't) trace certain producers/artists who owned the original copyright on certain tracks so that meant those type of tracks were out also.

    It was an agonising decision trying to decide which tracks to leave out. In the end we managed to whittle it down to the following 30 tracks...

    Good Times 3 tracklisting...

    CD 1. 1. I NEED IT - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson 2. RIGHT ON - Clarenece Wheeler & The Enforcers 3. THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE - Skipworth & Turner 4. PRAISIN' HIS NAME - Jasper Street Company 5. TRAIN TO SKAVILLE - Ethiopians 6. RING THE ALARM - Tenor Saw 7. LOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR - Main Source 8. IF I LOST YOU - Michelle Shapprow (previously unreleased) 9. SUNSHOWER - Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band 10. YOU CAN'T HIDE LOVE - Creative Source 11. CALIFORNIA SOUL - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 12. LIVE IN ME - Rufus & Chaka Khan 13. I REALLY LOVE YOU - Heaven & Earth 14. MY FIRST MISTAKE - The Chi-lites 15. DROP IT (2002 re-edit) - Bushy CD2 1. THE PRESSURE (Part 2) - The Sound Of Blackness 2. LOVE FOOLOSOPHY (acoustic version) - Jamiroquai (previously unreleased) 3. I WANNA BE WITH YOU - Doc Severinsen 4. STORIES - Full Flava feat.Carleen Anderson 5. LOVE STORIES - Jennifer Holiday 6. WILD FIRE - John Holt & Dennis Brown 7. UNHOOKED GENERATION - Freda Payne 8. SUNDAY MORNING PEOPLE - Honey Cone 9. DANCE DANCE DANCE - The Casualeers 10. WISH I DIDN'T MISS YOU (Pound Boys Mix) - Angie Stone (previously unreleased) 11. I GOTTA HAVE YOU LOVE - Virtual Suspects feat.Gwen McCrae 12. YOU DAZZLE ME - Dazzle 13. I NEED YOU NOW - Sinnamon 14. WALK IN THE NIGHT - Junior Walker & The All Stars 15. IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE - Jackson 5

  3. Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (2003) - Outkast[Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    At a time when experimentation is taboo in most overground rap, that’s all Outkast seem intent on executing. Firstly, this double CD has no cohesive link, other than the fact that it sounds like a pair of solo albums stitched together to demo exactly how Andre’s yin works to augment Big Boi’s yang. Andre 3000’s Love Below disc rates as the more eclectic of the two, given that he’s turned in his emcee credentials to become a full-on funk-soul-jazz vocalist who mostly sings about items of love ("Happy Valentine's Day"), carnal lust ("Spread"), and female adoration ("Prototype"). Minus the big band schmaltz of "Love Hater" and cheesy cover jobs ("My Favorite Things"), Andre’s disc is sick (meaning great). As is to be expected, the Big Boi disc is less arty, more gangsta and worldly, and features the less-progressive guest raps of ATL crunk purveyors Lil’ Jon and The Eastside Boyz ("Last Call") and Jay-Z who rhymes the hook on "Flip Flop Rock". Unlike Big Boi, Andre keeps his collabos to a minimum, once crooning alongside Norah Jones on the cool yet sappy "Take Off Your Cool", and once with Kelis. Boi fulfills his Dungeon Family duty with flying colors by flipping some dirty southern up-tempo raps over electro beats on "GhettoMusick". By the time Cee-Lo sermonizes on "Reset", Speakerboxx and Love Below rate mostly as majestic and inspiring, with the remaining 23 per cent being just plain incredible --Dalton Higgins, Amazon.com

  4. Soul Jazz Records Presents Nice Up the Dance (2003) - Various Artists [Amazon UK] [FR] [DE] [US]
    1. Boomin In Your Jeep - Kenny Dope Feat. Screechy Dan 2. Who Say Me Done - Cutty Ranks 3. Get That Money - MS. Thing 4. Satisfied - J-Live 5. Synthesiser Voice - Pompidoo 6. Ring The Alarm - Tenor Saw (Hip Hop Mix) 7. If I Know Jah - Singer Blue 8. Infiltrate - Sean Paul 9. Fuss Fuss - China Africa 10. Petrol - Ward 21 11. Gunshot - Kenny Dope Featuring Shaggy 12. No No No - Dawn Penn 13. The Boom - Chaka Demus & Pliers
    Dancehall ragga-hop rips straight out of the Kingston-Brooklyn crossroads, with Nice Up the Dance making up a big, brash set loaded with 13 hard-edged bouncers. Kenny Dope and Screechy Dan provide a body-blow opener with "Boomin' in Ya Jeep", strutting with a huge, crashing beat and deranged, desperate vocals spouting and drooling over a rumbling bass bottom. Cutty Ranks favours shifty, slipping rhythms, toasting right on top of the beat, dodging and ducking, shunting rapidly between the two parts of his "Who Say Me Done". The entire collection seethes with uncontained energy, lightening up only slightly with Ms. Thing's Tom Tom Club electro-feel on "Get That Money". The hardcore rapping side surfaces on J-Live's "Satisfied" and Pompidou easily qualifies for the most rasping voice, while Singer Blue's "If I Know Jah" has an almost oriental vibe, its tip-toe rhythm nimbly walking on eggshells. Other stand-outs are the hip-hop mix of Tenor Saw's classic "Ring the Alarm", the sheer pulsing drama of Sean Paul's "Infiltrate", the jogging robotics of Chaka Demus & Pliers' "The Boom" and the slab-hop wallop packed by Shaggy's "Gunshot", with Kenny Dope once more riding hard at the desk. Excessive jiggling is, of course, compulsory. --Martin Longley for Amazon.co.uk

  5. Dutty Rock (2003) - Sean Paul [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Sean Paul follows the footpaths of Beenie Man and Super Cat (whom he sounds and looks like) as the next high-billing dancehall artists capable of sitting in the upper echelons of American popular music. Paul enthusiasts still buzzing over his breakthrough "Infiltrate" or "Deport Them" tunes won't be disappointed. "Gimme the Light," an anthemic pro-blunt tune with a tremendously catchy hook ("Just gimme the light, and pass the 'dro") will make your CD player's rewind button call for much love. The other standout tracks that complement Paul's "sing-jay" (a Ja Rule-ian mix of singing and rapping) delivery are a string of tried-and-tested regional hits from earlier in 2002: "Like Glue" on the Buyout riddim and the sexual innuendo-driven "Can You Do the Work?"--which guests crooner Cecile. When Paul goes experimental with lyrics (e.g., he raps in Spanish on "Punkie") or beats (he utilizes speedy classical Indian music riddims on "Street Respect"), the results are mediocre. Hip-hop contributions from Tony Touch and the Neptunes ("Bubble") also do little to enhance what would have otherwise been a more exceptional, pure dancehall album. However, the dancehall-uninitiated are certain to enjoy this like they enjoyed Shaggy's Hotshot. --Dalton Higgins --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

  6. Back to Mine: Underworld (2003) - VA [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
    1. Gil Scott Heron - B-Movie 2. TLC - Creep 3. Doctor Octagon - Bear Witness 4. Rave Signal - Horse Power 5. Remy and Sven - Piano Power 6. Fuse V LFO - Loop 7. Toots and The Maytals - 54-46 8. LTJ Bukem - Music 9. Depeche Mode - Barrel of a Gun 10. Aphex Twin - Didgeridoo 11. Dead Prez - Hip Hop 12. Ali Farka Toure - Machengoidi 13. Tartit - Buloululba 14. D’Angelo - Brown Sugar 15. Gregory Isaacs - Public Eyes

    Ever wondered what live techno pioneers Rick and Karl listen to at home? Try the bittersweet R&B pop of TLC for size. How about a few headmessin' rave classics like "Horsepower" from CJ Bolland's Ravesignals series, Remy and Sven's "Piano Power" and even Aphex Twin's ballistic "Didgeridoo". Throw in plenty of Afro hip beat vibes and you have an un-pigeon-hole-able mix that really sums up where they've been, where they're at, and where they're going!

  7. Serie Noire 2 (2003) - Various Artists [Amazon UK]
    1. Boytronic - Bryllyant 2. Savage Progress - My Heart Begins To Beat 3. Blancmange - The Game Above My head 4. The Nick Straker Band - Straight Ahead (Instr. Reprise) 5. Green Fridge Music - Da Best 6. Precious - Definition Of A Track 7. Adonis - No Way Back 8. Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns 9. Green Velvet - Coitus 10. Die Warzau - Strike To The Body (Lil Louis' Body Blow) 11. Mr. Fingers - I'm Strong (instr.) 12. Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut être...pas 13. Giorgio Moroder - Evolution 14. Easy Going - Fear 15. Bobby O - She Has A Way 16. Sandy Steel - Mind Your Own Business 17. P.I.L. - Death Disco (Megga Mix) 18. Rheingold - Dreiklangsdimensionen 19. The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Filmstar

    The ‘Serie Noire’ series presents a historical overview of key electronic cuts from the past, which are influencing the producers and DJs of today. Specific attention is paid to the brooding, dark electronics of the Belgian new beat scene, which emerged out of clubs like Ghent’s Boccaccio and Antwerp’s AB. Mixed by Belgian's most adventurous DJs the Glimmer Twins, out on Eskimo Records.

  8. Danny Tenaglia - Choice, a Collection of Classics [1 CD, Amazon US]
    1. Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut 2. Imagination - Changes 3. Kris Coleman - Shine 4. Jus Friends - As One 5. Trilogy - Love Me Forever Or Love Me Not 6. Fierce Ruling Diva - You Gotta Believe 7. Vicky Martin - Not Gonna Do It 8. Mr. Lee - I Can't Forget 9. Nomad - I Wanna Give You Devotion 10. Christian Falk - Make It Right 11. Blaze Project - Elevation 12. Two Tons O' Fun - Just Us CD 2 1. Cloud One - Atmosphere 2. Mission Control - Outta Limits 3. Tony Cook - On The Floor 4. Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It Baby 5. Sylvia Stryplin - Give Me Your Love 6. Adeva - Independent Woman 7. Loni Clark - Rushin' 8. Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song 9. Alicia Meyers - I Wanna Thank You 10. Uno Mas - Por Favor 11. Jomanda - Make My Body Rock

  9. Soul Jazz Records Presents Joe Gibbs Productions 1975-1982 [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Fist To Fist Rub A Dub - Nigger Kojack And Liza 2. Jah Jah See Them A Come - Culture 3. Kingston Two Rock - Trinity 4. Cool Out Son - Junior Murvin 5. Chapter 1 - Joe Gibbs And The Professionals 6. Standardization - Joe Tex And U Black 7. Identity - Mighty Diamonds 8. Massive Fuel - Joe Gibbs And The Professionals 9. Down Town Thing - Althea 10. Two Sevens Clash - Culture 11. Three Piece Suite - Trinity 12. Friday Evening - Joe Tex And U Black 13. Hully Gully Rock - Mighty Two 14. No Peace - Shorty The President 15. I’m Coming Home - Dennis Brown 16. Starsky And Hutch - Trinity 17. Stonewall Jackson - Joe Gibbs And The Professionals 18. Dreader Mafia - Suffi And Walli 19. Million Dollar Plan - Bigger T

  10. New York Noise - Dance Music From The New York Underground [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Optimo - Liquid Liquid 2. Baby Dee - Konk 3. Do Dada - The Dance 4. Reduction - Material 5. Wawa - Lizzy Mercier Descloux 6. 5:30 - DNA 7. Beat Bop - Rammelzee Vs. K Rob 8. Contort Yourself - The Contortions 9. Lesson No. 1 - Glenn Branca 10. Button Up - The Bloods 11. Clean On Your Bean No. 1 - Dinosaur L 12. You Got Me - Theoretical Girls 13. Can’t Be Funky - Bush Tetras 14. Helen Fordsdale - Mars 15. You Make No Sense - ESG 16. Defunkt - Defunkt

  11. The Soul of Disco (2003) - Various [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. LeRoy Hutson - Never Know What You Can Do (Give It A Try) 2. The Players Association - Everything's Gonna Be O.K. 3. Pam Todd And Love Exchange - Let's Get Together 4. Billy Frazier And Friends - Billy Who? 5. Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You 6. The Strikers - Body Music 7. Odyssey - Inside Out 8. Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love 9. Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You 10. Kool And The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) 11. Chemise - She Can't Love You 12. Mtume - Juicy Fruit 13. Leon Ware - Why I Came To California

  12. Silence in the Secret Garden (2003) - Moodyman [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Silence in the Secret Garden has been released worldwide in June. I was lucky enough to have been given an advanced copy (thanks Philippe!) and I have played it regularly. Basically, if you enjoy what Moodymann did before, you are going to like Silence in the Secret Garden. It features Norma Jean Bell on saxophone. "People", the second track, is dancefloor mover. All amazon outlets carry it but only France had a review, which is below. Oh and yes, you can listen to snippets at the amazon.de site.

    Kenny Dixon jr alias Moodymann, mystérieux producteur à la coiffure afro, célèbre pour son refus de tout exercice promotionnel, s’applique à donner une touche black à la culture house. Originaire de Detroit (fief des pionniers de la techno) et actif depuis le début des années 90, il s’évertue à incruster l’âme des esclaves dans des échos électroniques. S’inspirant de son héritage blues et gospel et muni de samples soul et jazz, il s’emploie à casser sa réputation deep jazz house. Entre martèlements robotiques et silences hypnotiques, sifflets d’oiseaux et pleurs de nourrissons (plus cool que chez Lou Reed) liés par des interludes vocaux, il construit un chef-d’œuvre de soul électronique. Silence In The Secret Garden baigne dans un downtempo voluptueux célébrant la rencontre de Marvin Gaye et de Carl Craig. --Sabrina Silamo for amazon.fr [...]

  13. Champion in the Arena 1976-1977 - Jackie Mittoo [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Champion Of The Arena 2. Hot Milk 3. Darker Shade Of Black 4. Drum Song 5. The Sniper 6. Peace Treaty 7. North Of The Sun 8. Jumping Jack 9. Super Charge 10. One Step Forward 11. Ram Jam 12. Brain Mark 13. In Cold Blood 14. Earthquake 15. Atom Sounds 16. Death Trap 17. Clean Up The Arena [...]

  14. Wild Dub - Dread Meets Punk Rocker - Various Artists [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Jah war - Ruts 2. Bankrobber (dub version) - Clash 3. Wild dub - Generation X 4. Immigrant dub - Basement 5 5. Turn to red - Killing Joke 6. One of the lads (dub version) - 4 Be 2s 7. Typical girls (Brink style dub) - Slits 8. Private armies (dub version) - Goldman, Vivien 9. Red beat - Red Beat 10. Death disco - Public Image Ltd. 11. Where there is a will - Pop Group 12. Bloody dub - Stiff Little Fingers 13. Private life (dub version) - Jones, Grace

  15. Detroit Experiment (2003) - Carl Craig [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Think Twice 2. Space Odyssey 3. Midnight At The 20 Grand 4. Too High 5. Revelation (Instrumental) 6. Interlude 7. Church 8. There Is A G-D 9. Baby Needs New Shoes 10. Space Break 11. The Way We Make Music 12. Unknown 13. Bonus Track 1 14. Bonus Track 2 In this talent-packed project, a varied cast of Detroit players were thrown into a studio for a few days to see what would happen. Produced by techno pioneer Carl Craig, the lineup includes jazz heavies (reedist Bennie Maupin, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, pianist Geri Allen, and violin sensation Regina Carter), Motown session players (guitarist Percy Hughes and drummer Ron Otis), and various hip-hop and electronic people. The result is a tidy musical package crammed with rich ambient textures, percolating rhythms (stellar percussionist Francisco Mora sees to that), and strong grooves that still leave enough room for the jazz folk to solo comfortably. Ranging from the smooth-jazz-like "Revelation" to the interstellar bop of "Space Odyssey" to the outright hip-hop of "The Way We Make Music" to a surreal reading of Stevie Wonder's "Too High," the 14 tracks here have a little something for everyone, without sacrificing quality. Rarely has this new electro-jazz-hip-hop hybrid had such soul, but what else would you expect from Detroit? --Tad Hendrickson for Amazon.com

    Track Listings 1. We Live In Brooklyn, Baby (Album Version) 2. Coffy Is The Color (Soundtrack Version) 3. Love From The Sun 4. Sweet Tears (Original version) 5. Red, Black & Green 6. Pretty Brown SkinThe Boogie Back 7. A Tear To A Smile 8. The Old One Two (Move To The Groove) 9. Life Is Just A Moment (Part 2) 10. Time And Space 11. The Black Five 12. Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Album Version) 13. The Memory 14. Hey Uh What You Say Come On 15. Running Away (12" Version) 16. Searching (Album Version) 17. Baby You Give Me A Feeling 18. Together 19. The Third Eye 20. Everytime I See You (Album Version) 21. Sweet Tears (Disco version) 22. Can't You See Me (Original 12" Mix) 23. No Deposit, No Return 24. Love Will Bring Us Back Together 25. Fever (12" Version) 26. What You Won't Do For Love 27. Thank You Thank You 28. Rock Your Roll 29. Motherland Intro 30. Destination Motherland 31. Land Of Fruit And Honey 32. Our Time Is Coming [...]

  16. With a Heartbeat (2003) - Pharoah Sanders [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Is there a more enthralling, mesmerizing, glorious sound in jazz than the sound of Pharoah Sanders' tenor saxophone? Not that I know of. I personally am willing to put up with almost any amount of new agey faux world jazz to hear that sound in all its manifest glory. Actually, I have to confess that if it's done right, I really don't mind--even dig--that world jazz vibe that Bill Laswell (often, but not always) brilliantly brings to life. And believe me, it's firing on all cylinders on this disc. Check out esp. Trilok Girtu (tablas and voice) on "Alankara." I don't know about you, but that staccato Indian vocalese, combined with stellar tabla playing, almost always does it for me.

    But it's still Sanders' tone that makes it for me on this outing. He has a richness, an authority, a depth, that no other tenor sax player has ever (or will ever) achieve. I believe I read somewhere that he spends hours every just playing long tones, seeking to perfect his tonal quality. Even at the higher registers there's still a burning, burnished quality that others only grasp at and never achieve.

    All the musicians (and this is a very fine band) get their moment in the sun. I especially like the electric sitar of Nicky Skopelitis that opens "Gamaka," the last cut. Graham Haynes, featured as co-leader on this disc, also displays some very fine, if somewhat stealth, cornet playing. But he shines on "Gamaka."

    To these ears, this is the finest disc Pharoah Sanders has ever made. You'd be insane to miss it. --Jan P. Dennis for amazon.com

  17. Nova Tunes 08 [Amazon FR] [US] [DE] [UK]

    01 rouge rouge - décide-toi / 02 rhianna - world love / 4hero soul mix / 03 miss kittin & the hacker - stock exchange / 04 sébastien schuller - weeping willow / 05 ellen allien - wish / 06 pulseprogramming - blooms eventually / 07 tommy guerrero & lyrics born - gettin it together / 08 lacquer – behind / 09 syd matters - end & start again / 10 black joy – untitled / 11 romuald - a strange light in your eyes / 12 künstler treu - postcard from a foreign strand / 13 sébastien martel - verts lents / 14 alpha – elvis / 15 luomo - present lover

  18. Nova Classics 04 (2003) - Various Artists [Amazon FR] | [Amazon US] | [Amazon Uk]
    1. Bottle 2. Fever 3. Music At Night 4. Funk It Down 5. Spandex Man 6. After Laughter (Come Teards) 7. Use Me 8. Lost The Feeling 9. Lfo 10. Take Your Partner By The Hand 11. Across 110th Street 12. Move Your Body 13. No Way Back 14. Sounds Of Time 15. But I Ain't No More 16. Just Like A Baby

    The bottle [SCOTT-HERON, GIL] LFO [LFO] Fever [AYERS, ROY] Take your partner by the hand [HOWIE B] Music at night [IFGRAY, BRANDI] Across 110th street [WOMACK, BOBBY] Funk it down [FRAZIER, CAESAR] Move your body [JEFFERSON, MARSHALL] Spandex man [MR SCRUFF] No way back [ADONIS] After laughter (come tears) [RENE, WENDY] Sounds of time [PRESSURE DROP] Use me [HAYES, ISAAC] But I ain't no more (G.S.T.S.K.D.T.S) [HAMILTON, VERA] Lost the feeling [LATYRX] Just like a baby [SLY & FAMILY STONE (THE)]

    This is the fourth installment of the Nova Classics series.

    Every Nova Classics compilation is a unique journey through the years. Nova have managed to capture the essence of 20 years of radio programming, avoiding predictable sounds while searching for incomparable, unexpected "musts" not heard on commercial stations. In more than one hour, Nova Classics Four invites you to follow the Nova programme planners who are real vinyl archaeologists with a selection of their favourite tracks, the ones that have been played most and continue to be played as they will never go out of fashion.

  19. Wild New York No Wave: The Ultimate East Village (ZE Records) (2003) Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Control Yourself - James White & the Blacks 2. Wawa - Lizzy Mercier Descloux 3. Lady Scarface - Lydia Lunch 4. Mister Ray - Suicide 5. 3E - Mars 6. The Closet - Teenage Jesus & the Jerks 7. Rosa Vertov - Rosa Yemen 8. Pini, Pini - Arto/Neto 9. Torso Corso - Lizzy Mercier Descloux 10. Almost Black - James White & the Blacks 11. 11000 Volts - Mars 12. Mechanical Flattery - Lydia Lunch 13. Decryptated - Rosa Yemen 14. Empty Eyes - Teenage Jesus & the Jerks 15. Designed To Kill - The Contortions 16. Malu - Arto/Neto 17. Less Than Me - Teenage Jesus & the Jerks 18. Larousse Baron Bic - Rosa Yemen 19. That's When Your Heartaches Begin - James Chance & Pill Factory 20. Herpes Simplex - Rosa Yemen 21. Twice Removed - The Contortions 22. Radiation - Suicide

  20. Mutant Disco (ZE Records) (2003) Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Was (Not Was) – Wheel Me Out 2. Material & Nona Hendryx – Bustin’ Out 3. Cristina – Drive My Car 4. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy 5. Aural Exciters – Emile (Night Rate) 6. James White & The Blacks – Contort Yourself 7. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Funky Stuff 8. Garcons – French Boys 9. Don Armando’s 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band 10. Gichy Dan – Cowboys & Gangsters 11. Cristina – Blame It On Disco 12. Garcons – Encore L’Amore Disc: 2 1. Cristina – Disco Clone 2. Coati Mundi – Que Pasa 3. Me No Pop I 4. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing Baby 5. Was (Not Was) – Out Come The Freaks 6. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Fire 7. Aural Exciters – Spooks In Space 8. Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming 9. Caroline Loeb – Narcissique 10. The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like 11. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Mission Impossible 12. Garcons – Re Bop Electronic 13. Garcons – French Boys Disco Edit 14. Casino Music – Faites Le Proton

    Any ageing NME reader will remember this album from 1981; when ZE, heavily championed by Paul Morley and Ian Penman; was briefly the hippest, coolest, most happening record company in the world. So how does it sound 20 years later? Pretty flippin' fab actually. Hugely expanded from it's original six tracks on vinyl; it's now a whopping double CD digi thing. Hard to believe, but Kid Creole & The Coconuts still sound damn good. Look past the zoot suits and hispanic posturing; and the core of these tunes are just great latino / funk workouts from a team of New York's best session players at the time. Elsewhere, Was (Not Was) still sound like they are being beamed in from another planet with the peerless 'Wheel Me Out'; Bill Laswell's Material rock it hard 'n' funky with the mighty 'Bustin' Out' and James Chance gets another airing for the unbeatable 'Contort Yourself'; which is in danger of being over - compiled this year. Mutant Disco: suitable for ageing Wag Club floorshakers and curious young punk / funk tigers wondering where The Rapture got those moves from. --amazon.co.uk

  21. Man with a Movie Camera (2003) - Cinematic Orchestra [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Cinematic Orchestra quite simply put make this world seem to be a much better place than it often is through their music. Simple honesty, beauty, sincerity, strength - this music transcends words. As Claude Debussy said in early 20th century: 'Music is the space between the notes'. Cinematics have mastered this. Music and art collide. --A viewer for Amazon.com

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