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Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 8: In Space, Everyone Can See You Boogie


Here it is, Cosmonauts and Cosmonettes: the new Cosmix is about to hit your ears and endorphin production centers!

Several weeks in the making, this iteration of the series is a proud successor to its predecessors inasmuch as it doesn’t much sound like any of them! 🙂

Its 29 tracks range from 115 to 124 beats per minute and from pure disco to so called slo-mo house and deep house with a splash of italo-feeling groove and even an ambiant conclusion that I litterally decided on seconds before the track began. The mix was initially supposed to end with Carl Craig’s remix of Tiga’s track, but for reasons which belong to creators and artists, I just had to throw in Arp’s amazing tribute to krautrock as a coda to this mix.

Despite the high track count, it is a relatively short affair compared to previous iterations in the series. What that means is simple: unmixed, all the tracks on Cosmix 8 total 3,7 jours of music. Mixed (if one excludes the last track that’s not really “mixed” per se), you get 2 hours and 30 minutes. So more that an hour of that tracklist happens while two tracks are playing at the same time… Yeah, I like long haul mixes, a luxury afforded by new technological tools like Mixed in Key and pitch lock.

In any case, enough geek-talk! Get to downloadin’ and enjoy!

Oh! Wait! I’ve prepared a 21 minutes minimix that will be available exclusively to those who make a voluntary contribution of 10$ or more by clicking the PayPal Donate button below. Think of it as Cosmix 8: the extras! 🙂

P.S.: In case you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget to give a glance at Cosmix 7.5, which was an exclusive podcast for my friend Mike’s label CCCLTD and kind of a sneak peek at Cosmix 8.

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 8: In Space, Everyone Can See You Boogie

  1. La Ninya (Afrodub Version) – John Talabot
  2. Whispering Twirl – Tornado Wallace
  3. Costa Verde – Space Ranger
  4. Superstring – Space Ranger
  5. Le Troublant Acid – KZA
  6. Matilda’s Dream – John Talabot
  7. Freekend feat. Danielle Moore (Anthony Mansfield & Nick Chacona Dub) – Hot Toddy
  8. Wake Up – The Glimmers
  9. Naked (Kink Mix) – Sleazy McQueen
  10. Hot Pepper Sauce – Stopmakingme
  11. Superbacon – Kasper Bjørke & Tom Barford
  12. I Know You’re Mine – Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo)
  13. The Jammer – Chamboche
  14. Cosmic Radiation – Dionigi
  15. Pushin’ – Toomy Disco
  16. Shave Me, I’m Famous (Instrumental) – Space Ranger
  17. 60 Minutes – Dionigi
  18. Distant Shores – Petar Dundov
  19. Mitch (Emperor Machine Long Version) – Acidkids
  20. No Brain (Serge Santiago Remix) – Étienne De Crécy
  21. Will I (Instrumental) – Sportlotto
  22. Moody Bang (Tensnake Remix) – Ajello
  23. Soul Train – The Glimmers
  24. Subgreen (Arto Mwambe’s Saap-Green Mix) – Extraproduktionen
  25. Eleven Dimensions – Dionigi
  26. Megalopolis (Beatfanatic Remix) – Cloned In Vatican
  27. All Night – Oliver
  28. Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore (Carl Craig Remix 2) – Tiga
  29. Pastoral Symphony: I. Dominoes — II. Infinity Room – Arp

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix vol. 5: Universal Boogie

Yes yes yes, boys and girls, it is finally here!

I was itching and scratching to get a new Cosmix iteration out since my set at Picnik Electronik (which was basically Cosmix vol. 3.5) and the ensuing Cosmix vol. 4, last August.

It took a while to put it together and find its groove — I do put a lot of thought and research into that series — but what a groove it found for itself!

This, my dear friends, is definitely the grooviest of the Cosmix series, so far!

You are about to download and listen a massive 2 hours and 38 minutes of tasty bits, the danciest, most straightforward of the lot, but then again, maybe not…

All together, the first three tracks alone take up 35 minutes of the total runtime and about a very groovy hour later, there’s a nice psychedelic break so you can light up a fat spliff before you start dancing again and get worked up for that one-two-three, jab-body blow-uppercut finale that’ll leave you dehydrated and, hopefully, ecstatic. I DO strongly reccomend that you listen to this mix in one sitting to fully appreciate it, otherwise the overall groove I was talking about before kinda gets lost…

Personnally, I’ll be bold and daring and say it IS flat out, no competition, my favourite mix in the Cosmix series so far.

Two little tracklist notes:

• The very first track was kindly offered by the artist even though it is still unreleased, and I have promised Dominique to help him get this track signed, so if you have any interest in releasing it or know someone who might, please contact me at dj@monsieurseb.com.

• As you’ve noticed, I take as little credit as possible when recording a mix, after all, I do them to introduce you to artists you might not know. Now, you’ll also notice that one track in the playlist has no links. The ting is, with that one, I have no idea how it got in my iTunes library. I subscribe to dozens of music blogs and such, and when I tried finding a relevant link for this track, I came up basically empty handed. If you have something to suggest, please do!

As usual, you can stream it

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TRACKLISTING

  1. It’s All Over Now Except for One Last Bit – Dominique Leone (Unreleased)
  2. Gimme (Kango’s Autostrada Dei Laghi Mix) – Headman & Dieter Meier
  3. Venus – Roberto Rodriguez
  4. Untitled Love (Instrumental Mix) – Still Going
  5. The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version) – Social Disco Club & Maia
  6. PARTY★NIGHT – ID:69
  7. Bumpin’ – Phreek Plus One
  8. This Feeling – Lovebirds
  9. Baby Can’t Stop – Lindstrom & Christabelle
  10. Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix) – Doves
  11. You’ll Disappear (Ilya Santana Remix) – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
  12. Space Summer (Plastique De Reve Sweet Remix) – Ludan Dross
  13. Hot on the Heels of Love – Throbbing Gristle
  14. 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
  15. Looking For What – Lindstrom & Christabelle
  16. A Brag Mount – In Flagranti
  17. Cold Coke feat. Sauveur Mallia – Pierre-Alain Dahan, Slim Pezin, Marc Chantereau, Georges Rodi, Jean Pierre Sabar
  18. Heart Break Dancing – Downtown Party Network
  19. Far Beneath London – Padded Cell
  20. The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix) – Datarock
  21. Black Flag (Emperor Machine Remix) – Duchess Says
  22. Horns Of Innocence (Xavier Naudascher Remix) – Rebotini

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 3.5: Picnik Cosmix, Aug. 16th 2K9

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Well, not really live…

It was hot as hell that Sunday and I was afraid my laptop might overheat from the requirements of running Torq AND recording the set, so I forgot about the idea of recording it live on the spot.

So, I re-recorded the set today in the cool of my basement studio, and here it is for your listening enjoyment.

It is kinda live because I recorded it in one take… 😉

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TRACKLIST
1. Natural Lifespan – Cos/Mes
2. Dayglow – Sorcerer
3. Walk on Ice – Downtown Party Network
4. Leave your Earth Behind – The Soft Rock
5. Don’t Turn It Off feat. Qzen (Brennan Green Mix) – 40 Thieves
6. Awright? – Ray Mang
7. I Care – The Bionics
8. Re-Writable Smile (Crazy P Solar Disco Affair) – Tafubar
9. The Magnificent – Lindstrøm
10. Days Like These – Downtown Party Network
11. Italian Stallion – Todd Terje
12. Another Station (Todd Terje Mix) – Lindstrøm
13. Pay TV (Emperor Machine Mix) – Laurent Garnier
14. Hot Beef (No Ears Red Beard Rosbif Remix) – Worst Case Scenario
15. Code 7429 – Lullabies in the Dark
16. The Journey to Serra Da Estrela – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
17. Battlehymn For Children (Tensnake Remix) – The Faint
18. Galapagos – Julian Sanza
19. Mariacha – Nick Chacona
20. Light Bulb – Soft Rocks
21. Brighter Than 1000 Suns – Monsieur Seb & Sir Greg





FACT magazine gives away a mix by Emperor Machine

Andy Meecham’s Emperor Machine project debuted on DC Recordings in 2003 with the ‘Pro Mars’ 12″, but it was Vertical Tones And Horizontal Noise – a series of six 12″s released between 2005 and 2007 and collected on an album of the same name – that caused the world really to really sit up and take notice. Combining pure analogue experimentation with aspects of cosmic disco, smack-rock, kosmische, free jazz, ambient and house, Meecham created something akin to a total, all-encompassing psychedelia. These days the ‘Machine isn’t simply a solo studio project: it has a live band incarnation, which toured to great acclaim last year and will be hitting the road again this summer, including a date at Glastonbury. Space Beyond The Egg reflects – to some degree – the more organic, improvisational direction that The Emperor Machine has take, without compromising what made it great in the first place.

FACT magazine – music & art news, upfront videos, free downloads, classic vinyl, competitions, gigs, clubs, festivals & exhibitions – FACT mix 57: The Emperor Machine.