segunda-feira, junho 29, 2009

Instant laidback summer vibes custom-made for relaxed terrace dwellers with a cool drink or a shake by the pool enjoying the longest day of the year... or somethin' like that.

I don’t know how live is out there where you plug in, but over here it’s really hot and wet and we like it that way :) summer at last.
It’s Sunday and laidback, maybe to the extreme as it seems because quite a few of people decided to choose the eternal for the temporary or the present for the afterlife. Most notable Michael Jackson. In short, I'm sure his musical legacy is what will last and stand the test of time instead of the freakshow he put on the last couple of years.

We’re also happy to welcome a new album by The Gossip. You can listen to it right here. I already heard a couple of tracks yesterday and they sound diverse, danceable, just simply great. A swell way to get ready for a party and that's what i did. I went to one of the nicest parties this year so far at Recyclart in Brussels. It was their final evening because they’re closing for more than a year. Yet another Los Niños – Fingerspitzengefühl gem with this time Pilooski, Bottin from Italians do it better and Dirty Soundsystem from the great blog Alainfinkielkrautrock. Less Italo this time but enough stuff to get glued to the dancefloor.

Aeroplane - Mini Mix for Annie BBC1
Aeroplane ft. Au Revoir Simone – Paris
BIBIO - weekend wildfire
Buggles – I Love You (Miss Robot)
Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National - Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
Dirty Projectors – Temecula Sunrise
Elvis Presley – Crawfish (Pilooski edit)
Faze Action – Stratus Energy (Special Disco mix)
Findlay Brown – Promised Land (Pilooski Edit)
Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso – Quem me dera
Gang Gang Dance – First Communion (TV On The Radio mix)
Gazebo – Sun Goes Down On Milky Way
Gori Ka Dance Orchestra – Kajele Tikika Nakarame
Gui Boratto – No Turning Back
Joyce – Banana
Meco Monardo – Moondancer
Michael Jackson – I Can't Help It (Todd Terje mix)
Schmutz – Love Games
The Gossip – Love Long Distance
The Herbaliser feat. Jessica Darling – Can't Help This Feeling
The Herbaliser feat. Jessica Darling – Clap Your Hands
The Units – High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
TV On the Radio – Stork & Owl (Gang Gang Dance remix)

segunda-feira, junho 22, 2009

Spring Break Cleanup
with Lots of Goodies

Isn't she just adorable?

For some reason this post keeps on disappearing.
So I keep reposting it.

Rone – Belleville (original mix)
Robbie Pardoel – Orologio (Fairmont remix)
Paul Ritch – Evil Laff (Konrad Black remix)
The Gossip – Heavy Cross new single
The Juan Mclean – One Day (Surkin Remix)
Martin Buttrich – Stoned Autopilot (C2 version) killer track
Catz 'n Dogz – Sunset In The East (Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts remix)

Seen them live at the AB together with The Invisible and Micachu & The Shapes
Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
The Whitest Boy Alive – Island

Classic dance and rave tracks

Foreign Affair – Jounieh
Z-Moor-Z – Heros Dynamique 12 inch
Nitro DeLuxe – Let's Get Brutal (Brutal Dub)
Marmion – Schöneberg (original mix)

Around the World
Nuno Malo – Faduncho (OST Tudo Isto e Fado)
Madredeus – Maio Maduro Maio (Pedro Ayres Magalhaes) (OST Ainda)
Antonio Carlos jobim – Berimbau 1966
Carlos Dafé And Banda black Rio – O Metro
Benitez – My Girl part 1 & 3
Harvey Averne Barrio Band – Cucaraca Macara 1971
Moneim Adwan – Law Ani Moughani (Si j'étais chanteur)
Baghdad Ensemble – Jamil Bashir – Je Mali Wali
Dzansever – Ce Aysunu ( Trad. From Macedonia)

Papercuts – Future Primative
Next ones from Dark Was The Night (Red Hot Compilation with indie music)
The Books feat. Jose Gonzalez – Cello Song
Beirut – Mimizan
Feist + Ben Gibbard – Train Song
Bon Iver – Brackett, WI
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Inspiration Information
Yeasayer – Tightrope
My Brightest Diamond – Feeling Good
Antony + Bryce Dessner – I Was Young When I Left Home
Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – Amazing Grace
Andrew Bird – The Giant Of Illinois
Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch – Lua
La musique d'Issa Sow - Doumale Home Records

As a young Peul sheppard Issa Mbaya Diary Sow (1947 Talbakhlé-Senegal) played the nianiooru or riti, a one snare type of violin with a thin, shallow and melancholic sound. Over the years the now 62 year old musician became a leading performer on the nianiooru and an ambassador for the music of the Peul people. He toured for 16 years with the Orchestre National du Sénégal and played together with Baaba Maal, Malick Pathé Sow and Yousou N’dour.
Since 2000 he lives in Brussels and now he made a CD with his band Malick Pathe Sow (hoddu), Boa Cissokho (kora) and Tom Theuns (gitaar) plus the local violin player and composer Wouter Vandenabeele from Ghent. Vandenaabele plays in many Belgian folk bands but the main ones are Olla Vogala and Ambrozijn. For this production he wrote a string arrangement for a couple of the songs.

This crossover with Western, Indian and Arabian styled strings is nevertheless strongly routed in the Senegalese tradition. It’s a beautiful dialogue of fiddles and violins that cross borders.

01 Ouverture (listen)
02 Thiay alaa (
03 Doumale (
04 Njaru (
listen / download)
05 Niaale (
06 Diombela de mola sylla (
07 Rendo fulo (
08 Aïda dialya (
09 Garbare (
10 Daniyalke (
11 Ngee naage (
12 Njahden (
listen / download)
13 Yero mama (