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Music books: Love Saves the Day (2004)
Coxsone Dodd Dies at 72
Just a few weeks after the queen of rocksteady, Phyllis Dillon, died, the great Jamaican producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, founder of Studio One Records died yesterday at the age of 72 at his home in Jamaica. In less than a month, Jamaican music has lost two of its most important pioneers. Damn. via http://actionpotential.blogspot.com/, Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Choice - Collection of Classics (2004)
Choice (2004) - Jeff Mills [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Slick – Space Bass - click to listen
2. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want - click to listen
3. Sinnamon – Thanks To You - click to listen
4. Chas Jankel – Ai No Corrida - click to listen
5. Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling - click to listen
6. Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love - click to listen
7. Montana Feat. Goody Goody – Esto Parese Amor (Club Mix) - click to listen
8. Deodato – Keep It In The Family - click to listen
9. Starflight – Dance To The Beat - click to listen
10. Gerardo Frisina – Mas Eu Quer Ser - click to listen
11. Jackie Moore – This Time Baby - click to listen
12. Boys In Shock Feat. Carol Leeming – Give Me Back Your Love - click to listen
13. Denroy Morgan – I’ll Do Anything For You - click to listen
1. Telex - Moskow Diskow - click to listen
2. King Sun – On The Club Tip - click to listen
3. DJ Q – We Are One (Carl Craig Remix) - click to listen
4. Blake Baxter – Sexuality - click to listen
5. Insync Vs Mysteron – Audiable Illusion - click to listen
6. Change – The End - click to listen
7. Ramirez – El Ritmo Barbaro - click to listen
8. Florence – Analogue Expressions - click to listen
9. Bandulu – Serial Operations - click to listen
10. Neil Howard – Indulge - click to listen
11. Silent Phase – Meditive Fusion - click to listen
12. Joey Beltram – South Pacific - click to listen
PARADISCO 3000 presents CHICAGO BOOGIE (2004) - Various
PARADISCO 3000 presents CHICAGO BOOGIE (2004) - Various
01. Virgo - Ride 02. Master C & J featuring Liz Torres - Face It 03. Electra - Feels Good 04. Club Ice - Manhassett 05. Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body 06. Master C & J featuring Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough 07. Mr Fingers - I'm Strong 08. Adonis - We're Rocking Down The House 09. Six Brown Bros - Battery Acid 10. Steve Poindexter - Happy Stick 11. Kasso - One More Pound (Frankie Knuckles remix) 12. Nightlife Unlimited - Peaches & Prunes 13. Liquid Liquid - Optimo 14. Frankie Knuckles - Waiting On My Angel 15. Fred Brown - Roman Days 16. Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness 17. Disco D - Beat It 18. Virgo - Free Yourself
Following Ivan Smagghe’s superb ‘Death Disco’ mix extravaganza, those purveyors of quality dance music at Eskimo give us a taste of the windy city via Amsterdam’s Paradiso club. Chicago Boogie is exactly that, a sweaty romp through some of the most seminal cuts in house and acid house music’s formative years and a healthy nod to the party spirit that helped put Chicago and House music on the map. Compiled by Amsterdam based Antal and All Out K (both founders of Holland’s highly regarded Rush Hour distribution) this CD also provides an insight into their six year running ‘Paradisco 3000’ monthly residency at the Paradiso club. From the bonafide classics of Virgo’s ‘Ride’, Mr. Fingers ‘I’m Strong’ and Adonis ‘We’re Rocking Down The House’ to the acid house underground anthems ‘Computer Madness’ by Steve Poindexter and Six Brown Bros ‘Battery Acid’, Chicago Boogie is a carefully crafted mix of what dance music is all about.
Culture Club vol.2 (2004) - Glimmer Twins and TLP
Culture Club vol.2 (2004) - Glimmer Twins and TLP
Once again Ghent based Culture Club comes up trumps with their second outing… re-utilizing the perfect combination as for the first volume: 1 shiny disc compiled & mixed by the Glimmer Twins, who now are on full throttle, blending the old & the new, the light & the dark into a mindblowing mix of epic proportions… Which makes them one of the hottest dj duo’s around!!!!! Same as in the club, TLP gets the second slot, but as always he delivers the goods big time, with his own approach he melts the latest r&b anthems with old school funk/disco<:A> tunes over house / soca beats while never forgetting his fascination for ragga & rootsmuzik… Welcome to the ultimate party CD, definitely will be in an endless loop on many car/bar stereos over the summer…--http://www.news.be [Jun 2004]
Culture Club 2 (2004) - Glimmer Twins
CD1 - compiled by The Glimmers
1.Coloursound - Fly With Me 2.Body Talk - Controversy 3.Yello - I Love You 4.Basement Jaxx - Yosaxdub 5.Polyester - Culture Club 6.David Guetta & Barbara Tucker - It's Allright (Preaching Paris) 7.Bobby O - I'm Still Hot For You 8.Mu - Let's Get Sick 9.Headman - It Rough (Chicken Lips Trax Dub) 10.Pleasure Zone - Fantasy 11.Traffic Signs - The Big Fake 12.Wee Pappa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up 13.Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky 14.Sly & The Family Stone - Dance to the music 15.Dirty Minds - I'm For Pleasure 16.Seduction - Groove Me 17.Mylo - Drop The Pressure 18.Primal Scream Feat. Kate Moss - Some Velvet Morning 19.Front 242 - No Shuffle 20.Neon Judgement - TV Treated (Tiga's Treated Vox) 21.The Stone Roses Vs. Grooverider - Fools Gold (Grooverider's mix) 23.Simple Minds - I Travel 24.T.C. Matic - Putain Putain
CD2 - compiled by TLP
1.Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No No No) 2.Ackie - Call Me Rambo 3.Nel Blanco - Jumpin 4.Timbaland & Magoo Feat. Sebastian & Raje Shwari - Indian Flute 5.M.O.P. - Cold As Ice (Album Version) 6.R. Kelly (ft. Busta Rhymes & Baby) - Thoia Thong (R. Kelly Remix) 7.Lil Kim (Ft. Sisqo) - How Many Licks? 8.Lucy Pearl - Don't Mess With My Man 9.Diana Ross - Upside Down 10.The Roots - The Seed (2.0) Ft. Cody Chestnutt 11.Crooklyn Clan - 2 Minute Bangaz 12.Joe Budden - Pump it Up 13.Dj Kurupt - On Fire 14.LLorna - Papi Chulo 15.Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On 16.Missy Elliot Ft. Busta Rhymes - Pass That Dutch 17.Lynn Collins - Think 18.Rob Base & D.J. E.Z. Rock - It Takes Two 19.Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F 20.Salt N. Peppa - Push It 21.Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam 22.Robin S. - Show Me Love 23.DJ Chuckie - Da Party Crasher Part 1 (Extended Version) 24.MAW feat. Puppah Nas-T & Denise - Work (Work The Walk Mix) 25.Angie Stone - Wish I Didn’t Miss You 26.N.E.R.D. - Provider
Louden Up Now (2004) - !!!
Louden Up Now (2004) - !!! [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
There's been a buzz about !!! Chk Chk Chk for a while now and thankfully their debut full-length album, Louden Up Now, doesn't disappoint. Like Electric 6 promised with "Danger! High Voltage" or to some extent the Scissor Sisters, their style is somewhere between dance music, guitar-rock and disco. All of the songs here have a sturdy rhythm section of drums, bass and choppy guitar with everything else given free reign to go off and be progressive. The vocals are loud and edgy with more than a hint of wryness in the lyrics. On "Pardon My Freedom", a foul-mouth rant about freedom of speech (or possibly Tourette's Syndrome), he quips "tell the Christians I'm taller than Jesus" whereas "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard" likens the former mayor of New York to the dance-hating preacher from the film Footloose (complete with quotes from the title song).
Louden Up Now is very accessible while remaining excitingly different and packed with surprises. The band amply demonstrate a "karazzee" sense of humour and irreverence to music yet never fall foul to the trap of becoming a gimmick or novelty act. --David Trueman, amazon.co.uk
Calling Out of Context (2004) - Arthur Russell
Calling Out of Context (2004) - Arthur Russell [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Maybe it's the millennium, or that dreaded post-modernism those "Late Show" types witter on about in the small hours, but in the last two decades music has been looking back to the past for it's inspiration, especially to music that perhaps didn't get the recognition it deserved first time around. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the ever changing world of dance music. Whether it's Hip-Hop, it's face pointed reverentially to the Old School, or House stealing Disco riffs by the truck load, people are increasingly intrigued by back-in-the-day. And common to both the aforementioned scenes and much more is one person - Arthur Russell, a man some regard as the best songwriter of the 20th century. --Chris Menist, Faith Magazine via http://www.djfriendly.co.uk/more_arthur.php [Aug 2004] This is the second release in 2004 to celebrate the legacy of Arthur Russell. Released on Audika Records:
More on Audika:
Steve Knutson, formerly of Tommy Boy and currently of Audika, has been kind enough to put in a word with Soul Jazz about our compilation, New York City Body Music, Volume One, which we hope to have out somewhere, before too long. Audika will be reissuing Arthur Russell's World of Echo next year, possibly with DVD element. How fucking gangsta is that?
He/Audika will also be releasing Calling Out Of Context, a "complete album of previously unreleased rhythmic/song material" by Russell. Double boner! --Sasha Frere-Jones http://sfj.abstractdynamics.org/archives/000645.html
The first in Audika's new series of reissues and collections featuring the work of New York-based cellist, songwriter, composer, and disco visionary, the late ARTHUR RUSSELL (co-founder of Sleeping Bag Records). Calling Out Of Context features twelve previously unreleased tracks that push the boundaries of pop and underground disco recorded during Russell's prime years 1985-'90. The material is drawn from Corn, an album completed in 1985 but never released, and an abandoned album recorded for Rough Trade as Russell had become ill. Spontaneous, challenging, and contemporary. "If Nick Drake had lived long enough to make records with New Order, they might have sounded like this."--Rolling Stone --Midheaven Mailorder, Feb 2004
December 2003's Wire Magazine has an extensive article on Arthur Russell by David Toop, the writer ever to interview Arthur Russell and one of the first to point out his exceptional qualities. The original plan was to release this CD on this compilation on Nuphonic, but Soul Jazz records picked up the project after Nuphonic went defunct. There is another release by Arthur Russell on Audika records. [http://www.audikarecords.com/]
Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus (2004) - Detroit Grand Pubahs
Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus (2004) - Detroit Grand Pubahs [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Track Listings 1. Landing in Detroit 2. God Impostors 3. Surrender (The Bedroom Edit) 4. Big Onion 5. P. Sully (Skit) 6. Definition of Sick 7. Dead Presidents 8. Tig O’Bake Fitties 9. Bite The Pillow Talk 10. Training with Dick Cannon 11. Freak 12. The Clapper 13. Weed in the Kitchen 14. Nurse Hurse Jack Move 15. Novacane 16. Butt Dream
Poker Flat Recordings proudly presents the Detroit Grand Pubahs! Founded in 1998, the Pubahs grouped around producer and vocalist Paris The Black Fu. Their first single "Sandwiches" became a huge worldwide club hit overnight and made it into the Billboard dance charts as well as in the UK Top 20 sales charts.
The seminal electro-funk outfit from Detroit returns with their second album. Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus spans a full variety of dirty Detroit-inspired minimal techno, raw P-funk, smart booty beats and freaky downbeat electronic grooves marked by the vocals of Paris The Black Fu and the Pubahs other odd characters.
Already the first single from the album ("The Clapper" featuring a remix from Swedish star producer Jesper Dahlbäck) has created quite a buzz and made it into many club charts including the official German Dance charts. --amazon.com
World Of Echo (1986/2004) - Arthur Russell
World Of Echo (1986/2004) - Arthur Russell [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Out of print for over fifteen years, Arthur Russell's most extraordinary work, "World Of Echo" is issued for the first time on CD by Audika Records with previously unreleased bonus material and a DVD of rare video filmed by Phill Niblock for release on October 27, 2004.
How to Kill the DJ Part 2 (2004) - Optimo [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
At long, long last, we are delighted to announce that our first official mix cd is finally here.
In association with our friends and allies, Kill The DJ and Tigersushi in Paris, this project has taken over a year to realise (but, we think it has been worth the wait!).
It is a double cd - cd1 is a 75 minute mix that tries to sum up what a night at Optimo is like, while cd2 is an unmixed collection of music that we play at the start of the night and a few songs that have become Optimo classics that we wanted to present in their complete form.
The tracklisting is as follows -
MIX CD 1) intro / funkadelic - wars of armageddon 2) laibach - decree beat 3) john carpenter - the end 4) hiltmeyer inc. - narkotik! 5) hashim - rocking the planet (beat) 6) miroslav vitous - new york city 7) soft cell - sex dwarf 8) carl craig - demented drums 9) luciano and quenem - orange mistake 10) basic channel - phylyps track 2 11) crash course in science - flying turns 12) revolting cocks - on fire 13) depeche mode - dead of the night (electronicat remix) 14) quarks - i walk (superpitcher schaffel mix) 15) liaisons dangereuses - los ninos del parque 16) the cramps - new kind of kick 17) harco pront - night 18) cls - can u feel it 19) gang of four - damaged goods 20) langley schools music project - good vibrations 21) the junkyard band - the word 22) the stranglers - nice n' sleazy 23) pablo - cissy strut / os mutantes - a minha menina 24) banbarra - shack up 25) joubert singers - stand on the word (larry levan remix) 26) 20th century steel band - heaven and hell 27) the rapture - out of the races 28) cameo - money (reese revamp) / crackhaus - blow brotha blow 29) pj pooterhoots - barf 30) black devil disco club - timing, forget the timing / akufen - whorehouse new process 31) loose joints - is it all over my face? 32) grauzone - eisbar 33) chromeo - destination overdrive (dfa dub) / medium medium - hungry so angry 34) modettes - white mice 35) akufen - quebec nightclub / monte cazazza - sex is no emergency 36) nurse with wound - two shaves and a shine 37) blondie - atomic 38) ricardo villalobos - easy lee / art of noise - moments in love 39) ricardo villalobos - dexter / suicide - dream baby dream 40) ricardo villalobos - dexter / truffle club - autoconform 41) optimo (espacio) end of the night choir - one more tune 42) love - everybody's got to live
UNMIXED CD 1) angelo badalamenti - mullholland drive theme 2) arthur russell - another thought 3) the balanescu quartet - the model 4) lee hazelwood and nancy sinatra - some velvet morning 5) nouvelle vague - guns of brixton 6) big ned - final steps 7) sun city girls - opium den 8) andre williams - bacon fat 9) hasil adkins - chicken walk 10) the monks - i hate you 11) os mutantes - a minha menina 12) the meters - the handclapping song 13) 20th century steel band - heaven and hell 14) the flirtations - nothing but a heartache 15) bush tetras - snakes crawl 16) modettes - white mice 17) the creepers - baby's on fire 18) the only ones - another girl another planet
Tigersushi Records is an independent record label based in Paris, France. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigersushi_Records [Mar 2006]
Narcissist (2004) - Kenny Larkin [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Fake French (Epic Mix) 2. My Reflection 3. Mono e Mono 4. One Moment Please 5. Fake French (Merci Detroit Mix) 6. Fortune Teller 7. A Part Of Me 8. Jazz To The Future 9. Breathe 10. Nightfall 11. In The Meantime
Former U.S. Air Force serviceman & stand up comedian Kenny Larkin is one of the chief innovators of Detroitï¿½s so called "second wave" of techno producers. He began his music career in 1990 after hanging out at local Detroit clubs like The Music Institute and The Shelter, he soon hooked up with Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva, and started to record for their Plus 8 label, releasing the early classic "We Shall Overcome."
The Narcissist is Kennyï¿½s debut for Peacefrog, and his first album in well over 6 years. It contains 11 tracks of some of the most soulful, melodic, & emotive music youï¿½ll ever hear, with every track a future classic; from the breathtakingly warm & romantic "My Reflection", and the heart stopping Carl Craigesque Detroit sounds cape "Mono e Mono", to the eloquent freestyle jazz meanderings of "A Part Of Me" and "Nitefall". This is some of the finest electronic soul music, packed full of human feeling and warmth.--amazon.com
The Story of Konk (2004) - Konk [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
KONK were first featured on Soul Jazz Recordsï¿½ earlier New York Noise alongside Arthur Russell, ESG and Liquid Liquid.
KONK were formed in New York in 1980. They played an important part in the link between New Yorkï¿½s Disco scene (Paradise Garage/Loft/Gallery etc) and the New York No Wave/Post-Punk scene (Liquid Liquid, ESG, James White etc).
KONKï¿½s pioneering interest in electronic and musical technology also put them at the forefront of the burgeoning worlds of Electro/Hip-Hop and House. Their use of DJ mixers (breaking down a track to itï¿½s individual elements) predated the arrival of samplers and enabled DJs such as Larry Levan to extend their mixes to up to 25 minutes! At the same time KONK would just as likely find themselves on a Bronx mix-tape alongside Bambaataï¿½s "Planet Rock" and Mantronix "Put the Needle to the Groove" with Break-dancing and Body-popping being a regular feature at their live gigs (check out the live version of "Baby Dee").
This compilation brings together the classic KONK recordings in the 1980s from their releases on labels as diverse as Rough Trade, Sleeping Bag, 99 Records, Les Disques Du Crepuscle and Celluloid. As well as being a key group in New Yorkï¿½s Post-Punk dance scene where they regularly played alongside groups such as Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, ESG, The Peech Boys and The Lounge Lizards, KONK found favour with DJs such as David Mancuso and the legendary Larry Levan and were one of a select few bands to play at both the Paradise Garage and the Loft.
KONK featured in itï¿½s line up members of Jean Michel Basquiatï¿½s band Gray, Sonic Youth and members of Glenn Brancaï¿½s ensemble. Founding member Dana Vlcek later went on to work with Francois Kervorkian. The wide range of itï¿½s members is reflected in the music which fuses Disco/Post-Punk/Electro/Latin and proto-House together.
This new compilation makes available KONKï¿½s left-field Disco classics (many for the first time in twenty years!). The album also comes with extensive sleeve notes, interviews and photographs.
Anti Ny (2004) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Launderette - Goldman, Vivien 2. If I gave you a party - Sexual Harassment 3. Drum mode - Gray 4. Love attack - Konk 5. Girl's imagination - Del & Byzanteens 6. NCR - Ike Yard 7. Exterior Street - Death Comet Crew & Rammellzee 8. Drum mode (Paul Mogg version) - Gray 9. Launderette (Munk version) - Goldman, Vivien 10. If I gave you a party (Syrup version) - Sexual Harassment 11. Exterior Street (Protein version) - Death Comet Crew & Rammellzee 12. NCR (Funkstorung version) - Ike Yard
A definitive compilation of NY post-punk centred round the infamous Mudd Club, incorporating the dance ethic of disco and reggae, the newly-emerging voice of hiphop, and the experimentalism of rudimentary synths: the first real melting pot world music. The seven original tracks from 1978-82 sound like they could easily have been made yesterday, and the five remixes don't mess around too much with the originals. Can't recommend this too highly if you love raw, vital dance music. grantc via amazon.com
Itï¿½s easy to forget that despite todayï¿½s re-imagining of that era, disco and punk were sworn enemies, with the Mudd Club and itï¿½s progeny structuring themselves as a response to the 9-5 Weekender attitude of the disco crowd. Weï¿½re soon to be treated to the first bonafide history of the era at the hands of New York-based Academic Simon Reynolds' eagerly anticipated Post-Punk book. ï¿½None of the disco people went to The Mudd Club. You got the Bianca Jaggers thrown in once in a while, but if we saw those people we'd trip 'em up, kick 'em, and if they came dressed all disco James Chance might just mug them on the dancefloor. The strata of people was pretty pronounced. When you say Disco people I think Studio 54 people, that was a whole tribe of people. More power to them, but it jusn't wasn't our scene.ï¿½ With Dominatrix he was trying to engineer transgression, not homogeneity: ï¿½Its good to have boundaries because then you can say ï¿½thisï¿½ and ï¿½thisï¿½ get together, and it's not just a pool of musicians.ï¿½ This boundary breaking was echoed in the tracks' subject matter. ï¿½I'd been hanging out with Dominatrixes, they were my good friends. I wanted to do a thing which showed what they were aboutï¿½these women in power who were beating and peeing on the top music business lawyers in New York.ï¿½ Stuart [Argabright] clearly in awe of these girls and the down-up inversion of power they practised. --Woebot, March 22, 2004 http://www.woebot.com/movabletype/archives/000452.html [May 2004]
Stuart Argabright is a Producer and Director who has been working in music and multimedia in NYC since 1978. Stuart has created The Futants, Ike Yard, Dominatrix, DCC aka Death Comet Crew, The Voodooists, black rain and now Dystopians usually doing a record /CD release or 2 with each group before moving on. In 2003 into 2004, he is able to experience a bit of the past, present and future simultaneously with his 1980's groups getting their Rerelease and new life while he continues working on new music with Dystopians and Dominatrix (now a major Rerelease on Gigolo Records) and Producing Artists like The Rammellzee's "Bi Conicals Of The Rammellzee" Album for the Munich indie Gomma and remixing up and comers like Tussle (SF) for Tmu.In addition, Stuart has been working in Music Video, and with Artists such as Gretchen Bender, Robert Longo, Bill T Jones, and author William Gibson, including the 1994 "Neuromancer" Audio Book and "Hip Tech High Lit" in 1987 with Judy Nylon and Sean Young. Stuart and Co.'s music appear as soundtracks on movies by directors Nicolas Roeg, Johnathan Demme and others. The music video for Dominatrix (directed by Beth B) resides in MOMA's permanent Collection, the "Digital Shiatsu" CDROM Stuart Directed and CoProduced won Silver Award @ New Media Awards in '95 and Stuart's team recieved Emmy nomination in 2001 for their Sdtk work for NY Times TV's popular Cable TV series "Trauma: Life In The ER" on TLC. --Tigersushi.com [May 2004]
Black Mahogani (2004) - Moodymann [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Holiday 2. Roberta Jean Machine 3. I Need You So Much 4. Runaway 5. Iï¿½m Doing Fine 6. Shades Of Jae 7. Rileyï¿½s Song 8. Back At Bakers (On Livernois) 9. Mahogani 9000 10. Black Mahogani
The enigmatic Kenny Dixon Junior, aka Moodymann, is one of the Detroit soundï¿½s leading architects. Black Mahogani is the definitive Moodymann album, featuring the rarest & most sought after tracks from his early KDJ outings as well as some incredible new future classics.
The album features Amp Fiddler on vocals for "Iï¿½m Doing Fine", which is arguably Ampï¿½s finest moment. Also featured are two Detroit jazz & soul legends; Norma Jean Bell and Roberta Sweed.
The pure soulful genius of this album will give it a more universal appeal than just Moodymannï¿½s usual fans and should bring in an audience from a wide variety of genres including jazz, soul and R&B.
Choice: Collection of Classics - Louie Vega (2004) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - I'll Play The Fool Melba Moore - Standing Right Here Keytronics Ensemble - You X Me * Touch - Without You * Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots * D'Angelo - Spanish Joint (Ritual Session) Cloud One - Atmosphere Strut * Alfredo De La Fe - Hot To Trot * Affinity - Don't Go Away * Booker T & The MGs - Melting Pot (Ritual Session) * Cymande - Bra (Ritual Session / Danny Krivit Edit) Mos Def - Umi Says (Ritual Session) NuYorican Soul feat. George Benson - You Can Do It (Baby) The Hollies - Draggin' My Heels Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This Yello - Bostich Pleasure - Take a Chance * ESG - Standing In Line * Munich Machine - Get On The Funk Train Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul * Gino Soccio - Dancer Giorgio Moroder - I Wanna Rock You Chocolette - It's That East Street Beat * Eddy Grant - Time Warp / Nobody's Got Time * Adonis - No Way Back * George Kranz - Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz) * ESP - It's You * FPI Project - Rich In Paradise * Barricentro - Tittle Tattle The Clash - Magnificent Seven
see also Azuli records
Peace Love Death Metal (2004) - Eagles of Death Metal [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Peace Love Death Metal is the much-anticipated debut release from Eagles of Death Metal. The band is fronted by Jesse "The Devil" Hughes and also features Josh Homme (QOTSA, Desert Sessions) on drums and Timmy [Tim Vanhamel] Millionaire on guitar. Be the first on your street to embrace the moustache!
Anatomie de l'enfer/Anatomy of Hell) (2004) - Catherine Breillat
With her characteristically unflinching gaze and courage, Breillat takes her exploration of sexuality, desire and the relationship between men and women to the limit. A pure, painterly, often surreal study in sex and the body.
He doesn't like women. She will pay him to look at her, as she says, 'from the angle from which she should never be viewed'. It will cost you, he says. She says: I'll pay you. So begins Anatomie de l'enfer, based on Breillat's own novel Pornocratie. Following this post-night club encounter, the film moves to its sole location: a house in the middle of nowhere, perched on the cliffs. Over four nights, the man makes his way to this sparsely decorated house to meet this beautiful woman. If the nature of their encounter would seem to follow the formula of an erotic film, Breillat takes us far beyond such a mundane premise, as one would expect from a film maker who over ten films has explored, often with searing intensity and a relentless gaze, the relationship between men and women and the nature of female desire. While the spare interiors, the careful arrangement and framing of these bodies in space, and the enormously delicate photography make this perhaps Breillat's most composed, painterly film, Anatomie de l'enfer also takes us to the end of the road that began so directly with her first film. `This time I have decided to see it through to the end. I have decided that I couldn't go any further, that the Xth would be the conclusion of a decalogue. The X of X-rated film.' Catherine Breillat once again proves herself to be one of the most risk-taking and challenging of contemporary directors. --http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/film/26340.html
Death Disco (2004) - Various Artists [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Death Disco - Public Image Ltd 2. Haile Unlikely - Steel Leg Vs The Electric Dread 3. I Love A Man In A Uniform - Gang Of Four 4. Journey - Delta 5 5. Warm Leatherette - The Normal 6. United - Throbbing Gristle 7. The Jezebel Spirit - Brian Eno/David Byrne 8. Yashar (John Robie Remix) - Cabaret Voltaire 9. Bob Hope Takes Risks - Rip Rig & Panic 10. Put The Punk Back Into Funk Parts I and II - The Higsons 11. Do The Wrong Thing - Lounge Lizards 12. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) - XTC 13. Why Can't I Touch It? - The Buzzcocks 14. Theme For Great Cities - Simple Minds 15. Hard Times - The Human League 16. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17 17. Let's Be Adult - Arto Lindsay & The Ambitious Lovers
Death Disco (Selected & Mixed By Ivan Smagghe) (2004) - Various Artists [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]1. Way Out 2. This Night (The Gus Gus Remix) 3. Test Four (Blackstrobe Live Edit) 4. Monochromatic (Technoclash Mix) 5. Get Real (Happy House Mix) 6. Tv Night (Elektrodub Version) 7. Stop (Nathan Wilkins & Midnight Mike Edit) 8. Let's Stop Marx 9. Six Million Ways To Live (Paul Daley Six Mil Version) 10. Luv Sikk 11. We Don't Play Guitars (Chicken Lips Dub) 12. I Walk (Superpitcher Schaffel Mix) 13. Breakout (Tiga Edit)
Hot on the Heels of the Glimmer Twin's "Serie Noire 2" Romp Through the Belgian New Beat Scene Comes France's Most Wanted Radio Hot and Compiler, Ivan Smagghe. Standing at the Crossroads Between Glamourous Parisian Hype and Musical Integrity, Smagghe Has Been on the Verge of Going Super Nova Since his Blackstrobe Recording Project Has Been Gaining Stong Critical and Clubland Acclaim. Now with his Own "Kill the DJ" Club in Paris, Blackstrobe Project and Trans Global Djing Schedule Ivan Smagghe Brings his Own Take for the Dancefloor, "Death Disco".
Express Way (2004) - Troublemakers [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Coming from the land of fine wine and romance is the electronica trio Troublemakers, and like their French counterparts such as AIR and Dimitri From Paris, this eclectic group of musicians composes a selective sound when it comes to defining dance music. DJ Oil, Fred Berthet, and Arnaud Taillefer first met at the Friche-Belle in Marseille in 1998, and quickly the three got along, thanks to their appreciation for '60s and '70s jazz and funk and film scores. This in turn created the basis of jungle, hip-hop, and house elements to fuse together for the Troublemakers. Each musician has individual experiences as well: DJ Oil, a mainstay within the jungle scene in Marseille, has been perfecting his funkadelic grooves since the early '90s and has held a residency at the famed Radio Grenouille since 1996. Taillefer preferred photography, graphic design, and movie soundtracks, aside from tackling music full-time, and Berthet, who is a Parisian DJ, issued several releases during the '90s while working with worldbeat music. Together the Troublemakers mold a unique vibe and maintain a loyal fan base around Europe. In early 2001, their debut Doubts & Convictions was released on Guidance. --MacKenzie Wilson, Allmusic.com
Ta Det Lugnt (2004) - Dungen [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
The third and most astounding album from the young and talented Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes aka Dungen. This is the long awaited follow up to his two previous highly acclaimed albums, and this recording showcases the ultimate Swedish psych/prog/pop/folk rock! Ta Det Lugnt is a beautiful, uncompromising, multifaceted musical trip straight into your head and deep out in the Swedish forests. It offers Dungens most exciting and adventurous recordings and features stunning musicianship, stellar vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, flute, violin, groovy bass, swinging drums, electric and acoustic guitars and screaming fuzz, spellbinding Swedish folk rock pop psych. Subliminal Sounds. --via Amazon.com
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