10 Records for Behind This Wall

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.

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The Diggers Podcast No.16 Heels & Souls

Posted by Chris Airplays, 13th June 2016 04:59pm

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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

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MATA – 22/04/2016 @ The Social

Posted by Chris Airplays, 19th April 2016 03:34pm

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Gamma Proforma are back on Friday 22nd April with their MATA event at The Heavenly Social.

They’ll be live art from Stendec, resident DJ’s: Rob Swain, Nate Thompson & Monkphat; tone setters including myself & Frankie Rainey (RADAR) alongside special guest DJ: Howie B

Expect, an immersive soundtrack, live art and good vibes.

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The Diggers @ NT’s 16/04/2016

Posted by Chris Airplays, 10th April 2016 09:16pm

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We’re back at NT’s on Saturday 16th April in London Fields Hackney for an evening of music deemed right and proper.

After a brilliant start in March, where Crofty & Foz got to sample the excellent cocktail menu at NT’s, they’ll be bringing the goods again to the lovely little Funktion One system.

Join us after Record Store day from 8pm-1am for all vinyl selections throughout.

Possible sounds played exclusively on vinyl include: Jazz, Funk, Brazilian, Disco & House.

Listen to some tracks selected by Crofty & Foz on the facebook event here.

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If Music Presents You Need This: Eastern European Sounds (1970-1986)

Posted by Chris Airplays, 10th April 2016 09:14pm

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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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Peckham Strong: Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section

Posted by Chris Airplays, 15th March 2016 09:41pm

A genuinely special club night every time I’ve been and an excellent label to boot. Bradley is a top notch DJ too. Get to know.

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Sadar Bahar – Leisure Mix #18

Posted by Chris Airplays, 5th March 2016 06:43am

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Bit slow posting this but it’s never too late for a Sadar mix!

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Chris Airplays – BTW x Wunderlust

Posted by Chris Airplays, 28th December 2015 07:34pm

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Back on the 13th November I played some records for the Behind This Wall x Wünderlust event in the shadow of a big red bus with lovely beer and food. I stuck to 100bpm, or near enough, covering a mixture of sounds including Modern Funk, Electro Boogie, Cosmic Disco & Slow House.

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Admas – Sons of Ethiopia

Posted by Chris Airplays, 28th November 2015 09:35am

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YES! I first heard the track below some years a go on a mix and subsequently forgot about it. A friend brought it back to my attention when Andras Fox closed his set with it at Rhythm Section in London and I’ve been listening to a vinyl rip of the album ever since.

Thankfully at some point next year Frederiksberg Records will be reissuing Admas’ only album Sons of Ethiopia and I can’t bloody wait.

Dublin’s Major Problems will also be releasing a 12″ with Kalatashew Waga across one side and a remix from Andras on the other side! 2016 is already sounding amazing.

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The Diggers Podcast 15

Posted by Chris Airplays, 20th November 2015 10:19am

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Another live mix this time from me – recorded live at Crate Brewery on the 18th September 2015. Funk & Disco stylings.

I’m back at Crate tonight with a mixed bag of Friday night fun.

Heikki Sarmanto & Jeannine Otis – Magic Song
Lalo Schifrin – Middle Of The Night
Christian Gaubert – Sweet Maryline
Mike Lundy – The Rhythm Of Life
Maceo & All The King’s Men – Southwick
Life Force – New York City Streets
The 6 Degree South – Loving You Is To Far Out
Boscoe – He Keeps You

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