Mix / Looking For The Balearic Beat / February 2018

Paraphrasing the Soul Sonic Force and sorting through today`s releases for tunes that could have graced Alfie & Leo`s Amnesia dance floor.

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Ingleton Falls – Mind Yer Head – Isle Of Jura

Narcotic, early 90s Dub that sets out to subliminally subvert your stoned mind.

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Seekersinternational – Trial By Fire – Bokeh Versions

The secretive Canadian crew take a vintage JA MC for a 21st Century gong bath, amidst the echoes of Bleep and Rave.

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Sth Notional – Yawn Yawn Yawn (Yabe`s mix) – Archeo Recordings

More from that anticipated triple pack. Former United Future Organisation member, Tadashi Yabe, expertly smashes together bells, bird-calls, Blues hollers, chants, children`s records, Family Stone-esque Funk, harps, horns, James Brown, Jon Hendricks, kalimbas, MC5-like Rock testifying, opera, and public information broadcasts. Creating a crazy, collaged sample-delic Jazz spiritual. Somewhere between Buffalo Daughter and Mike Kandel`s Tranquility Bass. Subverting the original`s serene float, and waving its Freak flag high. I honestly can`t get enough of it, and it`s general disregard for expectations. And rules. A musical magical mystery tour. Like The Beatles Revolution No. 9 set to a Balearic chug. Take this brother. May it serve you well.

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Pink Rhythm – Melodies Of Love – Be With Records

Peter Maas, John Rocca, and Andy Stennett Post-(doing the Southern)Freeez. With the slap-bassed Fusion replaced by Italo-influenced mid-tempo Boogie. Synth-y Morning Music lifted way out of the ordinary by a sing-a-long Pop hook. It would be a hard heart that doesn`t join in the chant come 5-6AM. Watch carefully and you might even catch me dancing.

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Keysha – Stop It! – Stroom

A near Porno (my sons blushed) piece of synthetic seduction, rescued from rarity by Belgium`s Stroom. On the flip of the reissue you get FG`s Romance`s What Is Love Today. Which featured on a Psychemagik compilation a while ago, and swaps Keysha`s ecstasy for some nice Flamenco-ish guitar flourishes. Mixes Blue Gas` Shadows From Nowhere with 10cc`s I`m Not In Love.

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Wavetest – Zappelon – Phantom Island

I`m gonna keep playing this E.P. until everyone`s convinced they need a copy. I hadn`t noticed – until I segued it out of Keysha`s “sighs” – how much the beat sounds like Marvin Gaye`s Sexual Healing.

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General Purpose – Concerto De Chase – Also Known As

In 2015, Len Leise pressed up 150 copies of two Brazilian edits which now change hands for silly money. Doing the decent thing, Len, and his partner in General Purpose, Salvador Ricardo, have reissued the edits, alongside a couple more. Concerto De Chase is tribal. Organic. All percussion, shaman shouts and a hypnotic flute riff. Drawing you out of Rio and leaving you somewhere deep in the Amazon basin.

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Giorgia Morandi – Children Of The Sky – Perdio/Hell Yeah!

An almost lost piece of 1980s Italo. Reissued now by Hell Yeah!`s new archival imprint, Perdio. The original 1988 instrumental has a killer guitar riff, and a jaunty Balearic feel. Shuffling its feet in formation with Band Aid`s A Tour Of Italy, Mandy`s I Just Can`t Wait, and Act`s Snobbery And Decay. I`m pretty sure Manuel “Chico” Soul Brother sampled this for his cut-and-paste classic, Disco Dinamyte. But I could be wrong. Edizioni Mondo`s Francesco de Bellis stretches the track out into a Trance Dance epic. Concentrating on the synthesised horn blasts. Introducing breakdowns. Voodoo Ray-esque and New Wave bass-driven by turns. Teasing you for nine and a half minutes before letting loose with that guitar.

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D.K. – Mystery Dub – Second Circle

Second Circle releases have a definite sound. Like field recordings made in a future Eden. A paradise maintained by machines. A tropic of wildlife cries, whistles, gamelan-like chimes, and ritual drum patterns. Atmospheric and modern. Exuding humidity, steam, and warmth. D.K. combines all this with the Dub-informed House of label-mate, Androo.

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T Coy – Carino – Deconstruction

A repress of this latino, piano-ed, early UK House Hacienda monster.

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Group Zero – Pursuit (Black Bones mix) – Touch Sensitive

Ireland`s Black Bones – responsible for the popular Malukayi, and For Baai, which I personally played every time went out in 2017 – edit and bolster Group Zero into something I assume would be a hit at Weatherall & Johnston`s A Love From Outer Space. Mannequins and Minimal Waves grooving. Taking GZ`s icy synths and making Pursuit over as a clanking metal dance, of chopped and chugging electronic drums, and heavily reverbed Duane Eddy twang. Sounding a little like The Chairman`s remix of The Doves` Compulsion. “Authentic” was, and is, the word.

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Lipelis – Children Song – Animals Dancing

House. Given its title by the sampled chorus of kids, and given a hook by some cool marimba. It shares the same 80s feel as Esa recent remix of Dayme Arocena. As if Arthur Baker were tonking the timbales. Afro from Zanzibar. New Jersey.

Video Song on the reverse is more forceful and gritty. Ruffer. Chucking in the Funky Drummer break. Charging along like Renegade Soundwave`s Thunder. There`s more marimba, but also a distorted psychedelic sanza. File next to that first Afronaught Decent International 12.

*We had Lipelis guest with us late last year at Bonobo. Alongside Kito Jempere. Both were in Japan playing with their live band, but we squeezed them in for a DJ set before they flew back. I have to say that they were super nice guys. When it came to the end-of-the-evening 4 AM back-to-back, we, the residents, just let them go for it. Which they enthusiastically did. Creating one of the best nights at the venue that I can remember. 

Warriors - Destination - Expansion

Warriors – Destination – Expansion

Soul Boys and wine bars. DJs, Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards. Stations, Capital and Invicta. Records, Japanese imports and Jazz. Featuring Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick of Incognito, this was one of the first tunes I remember hearing on pirate radio. Back in 1982. Reissued on a 12 by Soul institution, Expansion.

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Wino D – Untitled – Wah Wah Wino

Five untitled cuts from“cult Irish” label (well, that`s what the katakana on the Japanese website said). Treated six string resonance rings against “freestyle” electro-latino percussion. Like John Fahey for poppers and lockers. With an inventiveness I associate with Tom Boogism. The track everyone`ll jump on sounds like Liquid Liquid covering Dinosaur L`s Go Bang! Flying Rhythms doing Fist Of Facts` Fugitive Vesco. Cowbells, springs being sprung, and cello groans. Like a radical Dub of Tom Blip`s Wrong Guanco.

Track-list

Ingleton Falls – Mind Yer Head – Isle Of Jura

Seekersinternational – Trial By Fire – Bokeh Versions

Nuno Canavarrro – Blu Terra – Urpa I Musell

Sth Notional – Yawn Yawn Yawn (Yabe`s mix) – Archeo Recordings

Pink Rhythm – Melodies Of Love – Be With Records

Keysha – Stop It! – Stroom

Wavetest – Zappelon – Phantom Island

General Purpose – Concerto De Chase – Also Known As

Giorgia Morandi – Children Of The Sky – Perdio/Hell Yeah!

DK – Mystery Dub – Second Circle

T Coy – Carino – Deconstruction

Group Zero – Pursuit (Black Bones mix) – Touch Sensitive

Lipelis – Childrens Song – Animals Dancing

Warriors – Destination – Expansion

Wino D – Untitled – Wah Wah Wino

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