Posted by Chris Airplays, 19th December 2016 10:13pm
Behind This Wall asked me to pick my top 10 records for their new youtube channel. That was about a year a go and I’m not sure what happened to the channel but I thought I’d put the playlist out there. Words and vids below but you can find them all together here.
Eirwud Mudwasser – Ziggurat – Balearic Social
Just out on the newly minted Balearic Social record label from Andy Pye’s monthly gathering of the same name. Seriously strong start.
Social Lovers – Can’t Let It Go – Voltaire
Part of the Endeavors 12” comp on Voltaire records this is a beautiful low slung groover.
Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurting Thing – Luv N’ Haight
Another sure-fire soul gem, shot into the stratosphere after being played at Flo Po’s first You’re A Melody night and subsequently receiving a dodgy bootleg. Now officially available via Ubiquity label Luv N’ Haight.
Enlightment – Burning Flame – BBE
Featured on Zaf’s new Private Wax Vol.2 triple pack on BBE. Late night boogie funk for the lovers.
Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love – Break
More boogie this time taking peak time duties. Pretty sure I heard this on a Maurice Fulton mix and had to get a copy. More from Maurice in a bit.
Willesden Dodgers – 112bpm – Jive
Breakdance music from London Town! Driving bassline, electro beat and new wavy vocals.
Mutsumi – Look Down At Your Feet Below – Running Back
Maurice Fulton on production duties for his missus. The kind of crazy, intense, basement ready dance music I love.
Labuzinski & Graef – Vino Rosetto – OYE
Another one for the basements with huge amounts of electro influence and UK Bass!
Colonel Abrams – You Got Me Running – Echovolt
Recently issued demo tape version of early Abrams track complete with lovely tape hiss and a seriously raw groove.
Florist – Marine Drive (Club) – All Caps
Produced in Vancouver, inspired by an airfield near Maidenhead and released via Glaswegian label All Caps – global house music.
I’ve been working on The Diggers DJ Agency with Ben and Patrick from Heels and Souls for the last six months or so and have been trying to get a podcast from them for most of that time! I finally got one from a live recording taken from a recent night at NT’s in London.
Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe – Ka Nou Pé Fé
Cheyenne Fowler – Feelings
Marvis John – Use My Body
Pekka Streng – Puutarhassa
Rosa Maria – Avenida Atlantica
Elizabeth – Vou Falar-Lhe Francamente
Marcia Lott – Tema de Baby
Quarteto Em Cy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
Joyce – Aldeia De Ogum
Peter Dunaway – Supermarket
George Benson – The World Is A Ghetto
Claudia – Frente Fria
Great to see Diggers Record Fair regular and top bloke Adrian Magrys working with one of London’s most dapper record sellers for this special Record Store Day compilation.
Check out one of the cuts and read a bit more about the comp below
Compiled by If Music’s figurehead Jean-Claude and Adrian Magrys – founder of the London based Polish label Lanquidity Records (Bogowie, Contemporary Noise Quintet, Speakers Corner Quartet) – the six tracks span infectious Polish disco grooves (Wojciech Karolak and Andrzej Korzyński); bustling break-heavy jazz from the Polski Jazz Ensemble and the Russian-born “Prince Igor” Yahilevich; heartwarming spiritual jazz stylings from Hungary’s Binder Quintet feat. John Tchicai; and Alojz Bouda’s awesome oddball Slovakian synth banger ‘Random’ from 1980 also features.
“Adrian is known to If Music not only for being a customer and a supplier of quality contemporary jazz, but he is also one of a small handful of world-class go-to peeps when it comes to Eastern European music” explains Jean-Claude. “When the idea for the compilation was originally mooted, and before I had even thought about which direction this album was going to take, I knew that Adrian had to be involved.”
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