Friday, February 27, 2009

Thank God It's Friday

I guess not many of you will know the movie of the Disco Era Thank God It's Friday from 1978. It's not as popular as the mainstream movies Saturday Night Fever (1977), the follow up Staying Alive (1983) or even Grease (1978). For example, here in Germany it was never released on DVD or even with german language :(
Even though it's worth watching it, many great Disco Classics are featured in this movie, like this one from one of my favourite producers Alec R. Costandinos.

Check out the Intro (reminds me a bit of the TV series CHiPs):

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The lovely Laura

Just found out shortly that Laura Fowles aka The Lovely Laura is very cute ;-) I'd love to hear her live one day, but will she ever gonna come over to Germany?
Join her group on Facebook and check out the pictures.
(In cause you've never heared of her... check out my Lounge House Mix Vol. 1 or some Hed Kandi CD's)

Update 2009-03-10: Grab a free Mix from the lovely Laura directly from her website!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lounge House Vol. 1 - Lounge and Soulful House

Now here we go with a mélange of fresh uplifting jazzy Lounge- and latin-flavoured Soulful-House.
It's the perfect sound for the forthcoming spring or a laid-back sunday afternoon.
If you love groovy beats, harmonic melodies paired with delightful vocals this is it! Watch out for the saxophone madness at the end of the mix.
You can play this mix at home, a lounge or even at the beach... it fits everywhere and raises a smile on every face.
CD-friendly 74 minutes of happiness :)

1. Savapie feat. Jeanine Lopardo - Tropical Hurricane (Scott Wozniak Remix)
2. Christian Alvarez feat. Dre - Sophisticated Groove (Vocal Vibe)
3. MOD pres. Family Jam - Cocktail Chant (Extended Club Mix)
4. Belezamusica - U Got Me Spinning (Seamus Haji Mix)
5. The Fusion Groove Orchestra - The Dream (A1 Mix)
6. The Rhythm Slaves - Light Up Your Life (Jay-J's Mix)
7. Tune Brothers - Serenata (Dub Mix)
8. Jo Matthews - Bellagio [Good Love] (Vocal Mix)
9. DJ Soulstar vs David Maranello - In The Music (Soulstars Sexy Miami Tribe)
10. Stengun feat. Christina T. - Bigfun (Minimen Remix)
11. Wez Clarke & Maxine Hardcastle feat. The Lovely Laura on Sax - Another Chance
12. Miguel Migs - Let Me Be (Petalpusher Vocal Mix)

Length: 74:24 Min. @ 127 bpm // 192 kBit

Download Mix @ Soundcloud

Please support the artists and buy the tracks if you like them.
Recommended sites for House Music are Traxsource and Beatport.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Revisited House Chapter 2 - Funky and Soulful House

The musical retrospect continues with the Revisited House Chapter Two. Starting slowly with some funky tunes, the mix goes on with some popular House tracks. The second half of the mix comes with some great House remixes of known titles, my favourite one here is the cover of "Charlie's Angels" theme. The mix closes with some great catchy Vocal House tunes and with the outstanding Masters at Work track "Sweet tears" from 1998 performed by Roy Ayers.

1. Julius Papp - Funk Like That
2. Inaya Day and Jackil Gilford - Freedom (Dario Dattis Vocal Mix)
3. Shakatak vs Wackside - Down On The Street 2001 (Tiefschwarz Mix)
4. Mary J. Blige - Give Me You (Royal Gardens Discotip)
5. King Unique - Love Is What You Need (Knee Deep Classic Club Mix)
6. Lenny Fontana - Could Have Been You (A1 Mix)
7. Kid Massive feat. Tiger Lily - 7th Day
8. Funky Nassau - Part 2 (Original Mix)
9. Karin De Ponti - Angels (Club Craze Mix)
10. Seven Vol. 2 - Time To Race
11. Unknown Artist - Nighttrain (B2)
12. Jonnie Polyester - If U Want Me (Mark Knight Club Dub)
13. Alison Limerick with Jack and Master - Working On It (Original Mix)
14. UBQ feat. F. Washington - When I Fell In Love 2001 (Terry's House Mix)
15. Nuyorican Soul feat. Roy Ayers - Sweet Tears (The One Rascal Mix)

Length: 78:20 Min. @ 126 bpm

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Please support the artists and buy the tracks if you like them.
Recommended sites for House Music are Traxsource and Beatport.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Revisited House Chapter 1 - Funky and Soulful House

So, here it is, my very first Mix.
The "Revisited House" series will contain some more or less known tracks from the past, mostly from 1998 - 2005. Chapter One starts with some great soulful Vocal-House Tunes.
So enjoy the Mix, leave a feedback and forward it to your friends if you like it.

Here is the Tracklist:
1. Blaggers World - Number 1 (Original Mix)
2. De Nada - Bring It On To My Love (Knee Deep Mix)
3. Andrea Love - Mr. Fairy Tale (Jamie Lewis Main Mix)
4. Reel People feat. Angela Johnson - Can't Stop (Dennis Ferrer Falling 4 U Mix)
5. 75 Moods feat. Dexter Porter - My Love
6. Cerrone feat. Jocelyn Brown - Hooked On You (Jamie Lewis Main Mix)
7. Silicone Soul - Right On (Can7 Soulfood Club Mix)
8. John Julius Knight - Find a Friend (Original Mix)
9. Violence - Violence (2004 Remix)
10. Jamiroquai - Main Vein (Deep Swing's Jazzy Thumper Mix)
11. Knee Deep - Nightbirds (A1 Mix)
12. Kathy Brown - Happy People
13. Rawsoul Orchestra feat. Concha Buika - Everyday (R. O. Main Mix)
14. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor (Parky and Birchy Remix)

Length: 90:20 Min. @ 125 bpm

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Please support the artists and buy the tracks if you like them. Recommended sites for House Music are Traxsource and Beatport.