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Loungin’ 10: Springtime Special!

Volume 10 in this series that is now officially 13 years old (volume 1 was recorded in the spring of 2004!)

This edition was curated and mixed over the last two weeks mainly through digging around on Bandcamp, and specifically with spring in mind; melodic, positive, groovy…

It’s a Loungin’ mix that makes you wanna boogie!

At 32 tracks deep, I believe it’s also my first “circular” mix, i.e. that starts and ends with the same song — so you can play it on repeat without noticing!

Some of my favourite discoveries while perusing to build this tracklist definitely were Kiko Navarro‘s new album, the drum and synth duo SOCCER96 (Wow!), A Band Called Flash (Wow!), and Wayne Snow. I linked every artist to the album where that given track is taken from and I really encourage you to encourage those artists!

Enjoy!

TRACKLISTING
1. Choir and Crickets by Jeff Russo
2. My Love Turns To Liquid by Dream 2 Science
3. Soñando Contigo (feat. Concha Buika) by Kiko Navarro
4. You Glow by The Kount
5. Want To Be by Oddisee
6. Lowrider by Yussef Kamaal
7. Feels Right by SOCCER96
8. Eh (Jazly Remix) by fhin
9. My Favourite Merchant (feat. Byron The Aquarius) by Jesse Futerman
10. Witness (feat. Benoît Pioulard) by Lusine
11. Remembrance by Yussef Kamaal
12. Lantern Dusts by Somerville & Wilson
13. Hun by Jolly Mare
14 Volans by A Band Called Flash
15. White Noise (Shahrokh Dini Remix) by Bar
16. The Anthem by Wu15
17. Partido Novo by Azymuth
18. A Sereia by Democustico
19. E Mulher (Ashley Beedle ‘Afrikan On Marz’ Remix) by Azymuth
20. A Bossa Nova É Foda by Caetano Veloso
21. Canopée by Polo & Pan
22. Summer Fruits by Swindle
23. A Day’s Reality (Dedication Instrumental) by Felix Dickinson feat. Robert Owens
24. Let It Bloom (Domu House Remix) by Ashley Thomas
25. Prepad by Boban Petrovic
26. Gem (Hidden Spheres Remix) by Jesse Futerman
27. Live Notes by Don Froth
28. Change by Dan Kye
29. Freedom R.I.P. by Wayne Snow
30. Century (feat. Banton) by Henry Wu
31. Slow Motion by Lusine
32. Choir and Crickets by Jeff Russo

D/L Link

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)

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Further readings

 

Further listenings

  • Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, 3, 2, 1, liftoff

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  • Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, Second Orbit

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  • Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, Third Rock from the Sun

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  • Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Radio One Essential Mix

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