domingo, dezembro 27, 2009

Everything Comes to An End.

It’s raining gifts . Here’s another set of seasonal goodies. Just anything that I came across in the last weeks and which tickled my fancy.

Andy Palacio – Wátina (I Called Out)
Oscar Sulley – Pleco
Vis-A-Vis – Obi Agye Me Dofo
The late Andy Palacio´s master piece Wátina became in 2007 one of the most critically acclaimed recordings of the year. Palacio died in 2008 but thanks to the international success of Wátina there’s a revival of Garifuna music among new generations, in Belize and around the world.

John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real
John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano)
Incogdo – Simply Just A Ventage
Produced by John Rocca. Mixed by Arthur Baker. Released in 1984. plus Farley Jackmaster Funk's really hot piano remix from 1987.
Derrick May ripped I Want It To Be Real entirely for Simply Just A Ventage under the moniker Incogdo, later banned because of this.

Dez Mona – Carry On
Zita Swoon – I Feel Alive In The City
Vitor Hublot – La p'tite gayole 1986
The Violent Husbands – 2010

Local talent, found in the ongoing quest for my belpoop blog, soon to be public and fully operational.

Icasol – Ongou (Dixon edit)
Joseph Nothing – Underground Café
Klaus Schulze – Frank Herbert 1978
Classic track from " X ".

Ryan Shaw – It Gets Better Ryan Shaw – We Don’t Give Up Now Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings – Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
Free Daptone Xmas gift.

Bear in Heaven – You Do You / El Perro Del Mar – L Is For Love (Low Motion Disco's additional Love remix demo) / Mario Basanov – Do You Remember (6th Borough Dub) / Mario Basanov – Do You Remember (Downtown Party Network remix) / Sonido Martines feat. FeFe – Elsa remix - Los Destellos

America – Ventura Highway / Monsters Of Folk – Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) / Liars – Scissor / The New Pornographers – Letter From An Occupant / Gary Burton and Chick Corea – What Game Shall We Play Today / Raffaella Carrà – A far L'amore Comincia Tu

Cindy Mizelle – This Could Be The Night 1984 / 3V – Heart Of The Beat / Touch – Without You (1987) / Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – Internationally Known (Instrumental)

sábado, dezembro 26, 2009

I don't Like Xmas

I’m a bit late but mediafire was experiencing some difficulties yesterday so I couldn’t upload. What I had in mind was a special Xmas gift.
I’m working on a new blog with an overview of Belgian (pop)music worth listening to, also by others who don’t speak any of the local lingo’s. It’s taking me a lot of time and effort, more than I thought it would take, but in the course of doing so, I’m discovering a lot of interesting music I never heard before.
I prepared a kind of best of compilation by
Telex, the 80’s synth-popband with Marc Moulin. If you don’t know them, you can picture them as being something in between the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Sparks but then again something totally original and typically Belgian. It’s hard to describe why. maybe it’s easier the other way round. Listening to Telex can give one an insight in what it’s like to be Belgian.

Enjoy and yes sure, a merry to you too.

01 Moskow Diskow (maxi) –Looking for Saint Tropez 1979

02 Quelque Chose a Dire –Looking for Saint Tropez 1979

03 We Are All Getting Old – Neurovision 1980

04 Face A/B – Neurovision 1980

05 En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventures – Neurovision 1980

06 Brainwash – Sex/Birds and Bees 1981

07 L'amour Toujours – Wonderful World 1984

08 Raised By Snakes – Wonderful World 1984

09 I Don't Like Music – 1984

10 Rendez-Vous Dans l'Espace – Looney Tunes 1988

11 Z-Moor-Z – Heros Dynamique (razormaid mix) – 1986

(usual map with separate tracks)
(a zip file with the tracks and CD covers)