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House Music for Grown-Ups


Good things can be said about working from home: when contracts are less forthcoming, I get more time to mix!

Hence, this fifth mix in little over a month.

Those who are in contact with me on Facebook know that I announced a new Lounge mix a couple of days ago but, lo and behold, here is a new House mix.

I’ve explained before how a new mix comes to be with regards to the way I work and, to make a long story short, this here House mix competed for my attention with that Lounge thing and won.

Not only did it win, but it litterally took over me: whereas I usually spend a few hours preparing a new mix, carefully researching the tracklist and mixes, this one came out almost automatically in just about twice it’s recorded length…

OK, that reads strangely…

What I mean is: this mix is one hours and forty-three minutes long and it took me only three hours and a half to do it, planning and recording included.

In any case, as the titles suggests, it is a mix of good, dare I say “mature”, House music.

No frills and dancefloor gimmicks, just good songcraft.

Kick back and enjoy.

By the way, there a few tracks in there that are freely and legally downloadable, so do click the links in the tracklist below to get yer goodies!

As usual, you can stream it
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As always, your donations are welcome to help me pay for the file hosting! 😉





TRACKLISTING

House Music for Grown-Ups

  1. Nattestid – Diskjokke
  2. Fail Forever (DOP Remix) – When Saint Go Machine
  3. Best Friend (Charles Webster Vocal Remix) – Voom Voom
  4. Leggs Feat. Stephanie (Live At Footowork) – Pezzner
  5. Over The Ice – The Field
  6. Sous Le Sable – Appleblim & Ramadanman
  7. In My System (The Revenge Remix) – The Gathering
  8. Paris (Arto Mwambe Remix) – Friendly Fires
  9. Head On A Stick – Palm Skin Productions
  10. Uncomfortable – Levani Uchaneishvili
  11. Miezekatze – Ogris Debris
  12. Ghost In The Machine – DiskJokke & Strangefruit Presents The Sjukt
  13. Bug In The Machine – DiskJokke & Strangefruit Presents The Sjukt
  14. Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall I’m Only Breathing Remix) – Space Dimension Controller
  15. Transatlantic Landing Bay – Space Dimension Controller
  16. Sobeck – Fred Everything

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: The Mungols are Back!

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I call them my secret weapon. As a DJ, that is.

They are rather un- or little-known around these parts, and I’m not sure how well they are known overseas, but I know for sure that without being a household name, they are certainly not complete unknowns.

I’m talking about the Mungolian Jet Set, also known as The 16th Rebels of Mung, among other monikers.

PĂ„l “Strangefruit” Nyhus, Knut Petter SĂŠvik, Reidar SkĂ„r and their variable geometry crew, are, to this humble but savvy DJ, among the most creative music producers of recent memory.

No, I’m not exaggerating. And no, I’m not saying this because they are Norwegian and I think Norway (where I’d move anytime given the opportunity) is the best and most beautiful country in the world — as well as being second only to the UK, maybe, in terms of the quality of the music that comes out of it.

I’m saying this because the Mungs consistently produce epic tracks and remixes of Psychedelic Disco, Abstract Ambient, Sound Collage, Trip Hop, even stuff that could be categorized as World Beat! You name it: they’ve done it or will do it one day, without a doubt, and you can be assured that they will constantly raise the bar for themselves in the process.

They’ve remixed a host of great names, among which Ost & Kjex, LindstrĂžm, Dominique Leone, Mari Boine, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bebel Gilberto and LSB as well as collaborating with Altz.

Here are a few examples of their unbelievable ecclectism:

Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone
Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone

Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto
Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto

Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set
Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set

For everyone’s listening enjoyment, they’ve recently collected some of their best productions and remixes on a double compilation entitled We Gave It All Away…And Now We Are Taking It Back out now on Smalltown Supersound, even though the release date announced everywhere is Aug. 18th.

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This is one of those instances where I cannot urge you enough to get yourself a copy of said compilation, because their releases are not always easy to come by.

Once you’ve accustomed your ears, and mind, to their mind-blowing sound, with all its cultural references — borrowing as much from Ornette Coleman as from Eminem —, seek out their first album, 2006’s Beauty Came to Us in Stone, released on Jazzland Rec.

That album is not for the faint of heart and the intellectually weak, but it is OH! SO rewarding!

Here’s a clip of the Mungs live on Norak national television (!) with Bugge Wesseltoft on piano: