Category Archives: Music suggestions

Where I will post my daily (as much as possible) music suggestions, old and new.

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion

BBE Musics Night Dubbin 3CD compilation
BBE Music's Night Dubbin 3CD compilation

A large part of the genotype of Cosmic Disco (of which I am, humbly, the champion around these parts) is based on the Dub Mix, a concept that emerged in the late 70s and early 80s and which was borrowed from the Jamaican Dub, itself a product of the many technological breakthroughs in studio recording.

What, then, is a dub mix? It’s basically a dancefloor friendly remix of a track stripped down to it’s core elements, and back then, it’s the DJs themselves that created their dub version in the studio during the day in order to spin them at night. The luminaries of the genre are all well represented in the track selection (as well as interviwed in the generous booklet), with, first and foremost, François K(evorkian, a hero of mine), the legendary Larry Levan, Paul Simpson, John Morales and Nick Martinelli (as M&M), Shep Pettibone and Tee Scott.

BBE Music just released an amazing 3CD compilation of such seminal Dub Mixes from that era. CD1 is a mix CD by the Idjut Boys while CD2+3 contain 21 unmixed tracks in their full length glory. That’s 6 more in total than the mix contains! Now that’s value for your money — and if you buy it direct from BBE Music, the package only costs 9£ + 3.46£ S&H (to Canada), which, with a rough currency exchange rate, comes to about 25$!

I can’t stress enough the high quality of this compilation and it’s historic value, for most of these records are no doubt hard to find, to say the least.

The subtitle of the compilation is “a dubbed out collection of classic 80s dance music”, but I propose this one instead: “a priceless compilation of trippy disco and early electro mixes by the masters of the genre”.

Below, I propose to you one of the tracks that really flipped me out upon my first listening session of the Idjut mix. I’d never heard of this track or even the RAH Band (RAH standing for Richard Anthony Hewson) and it totally blew my mind!

The RAH Band – Clouds Over the Moon (Super Nova Mix)

The RAH Band – Clouds Over the Moon (Super Nova Mix)

 

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Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion

The Micronauts - Back to the Bioship
The Micronauts - Back to the Bioship

A blast from the past! Now that my SL1400 is repared, I’m going through my vinyl collection and recording some of the stuff I miss most, so the dalies in the coming weeks are likely to be old stuff I dig up from my crates. Here’s today’s suggestion:

The Micronauts – Back to the Bioship

The Micronauts – Back to the Bioship

A 12 minute downtempo psychedelic techno number based on a sampling of LL Cool J’s Going Back to Cali. This goes back to 1995: Back to the Bioship was the B-side of The Micronauts first release and it caught on rapidly because it featured a remix of Get Down, Get Funky by Daft Punk who, at the time, were hitting their peak because of Da Funk and their seminal album Homework.

Deep Structures

This is one of those funny occurences where a specific event gives its whole orientation to the final product.

What I mean is that upon hearing the first track on this mix (Deadbeat’s Deep Structure), it was clear to me, irresistibly so, that it would both open and give its title to my mix.

I just had to figure out whatever I would put after it! 🙂

I followed my feeling and ended up with a very interesting selection of tracks that travel smoothly from Deep House to Tech House and back, a very representative set, I guess you could say, as I’ve never been one to be attracted by playing a single genre or style in a set.

I don’t do this very often, but do check out the nearly 3 minutes-long mix that kicks in at 35:42. I’m really proud of that one!

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  1. Deep Structure. Deadbeat. Wagon Repair
  2. Long Way Round. Leif. Thinner
  3. Handsome Machine (Manuel Tur Remix). The Timewriter. Plastic City
  4. Love Happens feat. Toyin Taylo (Roberto Rodriguez Long Version). Shahrokh Sound Of K. Compost
  5. Night Train. Solar & Poppcke. DIYnamic
  6. Zambomba. Ferenc. Kompakt
  7. I’ve Lost Control (Glenn Underground‘s Old School Re-Rub). Dj Pierre. International Deejay Gigolo Records
  8. The Tribute (Radio Slave Remix). Content (aka Jesse Rose). Front Room Recordings
  9. Momma’s Groove (Nomumbah‘s remix). Osunlade. D:vision Records
  10. Feelin’ House (Berli-Rican Main Remix). Brothers’ Vibe. Mixx Records
  11. Plastic Dreams (Audion Can’t Go Home Mix). Jaydee. R&S Records
  12. Pink Strand. Jokke Ilsøe. Nam Nam Records
  13. Skipper. Matthias Meyer & Patlac. liebe*detail spezial
  14. Supernova (Pezzner Dub Mix). Rocco. Freerange Records
  15. Almost Here – Part 1. Pezzner. Freerange Records
  16. Patience (Will Saul & Tam Cooper Remix). Two Armadillos. Four:twenty Recordings
  17. Magdalena. Einmusik & Stimming. DIYnamic
  18. House Of God (Martin Landsky Remix). D.H.S.. Poker Flat
  19. Subconscious Dark. Lars Behrenroth. Peppermint Jam
  20. The Hype (Marc Schneider & Ralf Schmidt Remix). The Armaberokay. Einmaleins Musik
  21. Mangroves To The Lagoons. Oliver Hacke. Trapez Ltd
  22. Sleepless. Billy Shane. Tronicsole
  23. Long Way Down. Tom Demac. Four:twenty Recordings
  24. Positive (Prontodeepmix). Yuzu. Manuscript Records
  25. Siamese Hearts (Roberto Rodriguez Remix). The Timewriter. Plastic City
  26. Alba Adriatica (Move D‘s The Smoke In Your Eyes Mix). Class 71. Four:twenty Recordings
  27. The World As We Want It. Apologist. Wave Music
  28. Everything I See (Hiro Remix). Sei A. Tronicsole
  29. Break Up. Sasse. Mood Music

Welcome Into My House


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TRACKLISTING

 

Welcome to My House – Recorded Live, August 7th, 2007

 

  1. 25 Timer. Vildtand Feat. Trentemoller, Krede & Buda. Kickin Records
  2. Chapter One (Trentemøller Remix). Djosos Krost. Music for Dreams America
  3. 400 Years (Jimpster Remix). Bob Marley. Rock River
  4. Gemini. Kenny Hawkes & David Parr. Rekids
  5. Break Night. The Mole People. Strictly Rhythm
  6. Heater. Samim. Get Physical Music
  7. Slim Pickings (Ben Mono Remix #2). Stick Figures. Future Classic
  8. Make Insane (Milton Jackson Remix). Droido. Silver Network
  9. Les Violons ivres (Super Remix). Agoria. Different
  10. One Thousand Nights. Gregor Tresher. Great Stuff Recordings
  11. Childhood’s End (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix). Pele. Connaisseur Supérieur
  12. Atol (Hardfloor Remix). Gui Boratto. Harthouse Mannheim
  13. John. Phonique. Dessous Recordings
  14. Wench. Nacho Marco. Freerange Records
  15. Those Things (Simon Grey’s Phase II vocal Mix). Miguel Migs featuring Lisa Shaw. Salted Music
  16. Make Peace. Mr. V. Vega Records

U.N.I.

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TRACKLISTING

 

U.N.I. Recorded Live @ Home, July 3rd, 2006

  1. Seventh Wave. Jimpster. Freerange Records
  2. You & I (Trentemøller Remix). Filur. Kontor Records
  3. Rej. Âme. Sonar Kollektiv
  4. French Kiss. Avril. F Com
  5. Where We At (Version 1). Henrik Schwarz/Âme/Dixon. Sonar Kollektiv
  6. Autumn. Social System. Archipel
  7. High Rise (Deepchild’s Lil’ Mo’ Booty Dub). Square One. Freerange Records
  8. Polar Shift. Trentemøller. Poker Flat Recordings
  9. Shiro. Âme. Sonar Kollektiv
  10. Holding You (Âme Remix). Wahoo. Sonar Kollektiv
  11. Slave to the Hard Drive (edit). Swayzak. Studio !K7