Wednesday, December 31, 2008

70s selections by stout and jim

StoutXTC's picks for 70s grooves (including Stout's commentary):

Amusement Park- Groove Your Blues Away circa 1982. (No samples used to my recollection...just one of those songs that I warped into the ground as a kid and is still timeless)...

Faze O- Riding High circa 1975. This song has been on a phethora of comp Cds and is one of those obscure little jams that have been confused with Kool n The Gang or The Isley me its just backdrop groove from a late night dancefloor, looking at a summer sunset...or sunrise with that special someone...groovin'.

The Blackbyrds- Rock Creek Park circa 1975. Although Donald Byrd is known mostly within the jazz community, with his side group the Blackbyrds, is showing their versatility by spreading there wings and flying off in other directions. Now while certain jams remind you that you want to take it easy with that special someone, this is simply one of those jams that you drop at the right moment when you want the party to kick it up a couple of notches!!!

The Love Commitee- Just As Long As I Got You circa 1978. This old school classic racked my brain for almost 4 years until Doc Martin put me out of my misery. He and Lilla(Vocalist) reworked the track into a house/bossa diddy and from the instant I heard it I knew it was something old school but I couldn't place it...I asked family members and everything too but no one had an answer for me...Thanks Doc!

Minnie Riperton- Inside My Love circa 1975. (Sample used in Kenny Dope Project "Get On Down" along with a couple of other hip hop and house tracks)...I'd forgotten a lot of the tracks mainly due to the fact that you mostly heard "Lovin You" after her passing in 1979 but luckily I started diggin around. Check out the live performance of this timeless talent...

Patrice Rushen- Haven't You Heard circa 1979. (Sampled in the 1999 underground track "I Feel Good Things For You" by Daddy's Favorite). Now I have to admit that I didn't initially give her the credit she was due...mainly because I only remembered her early 80's hit "Forget Me Nots" but between this track and "Number One" that have been sampled over and again I simply stand corrected and I'm now all about her praise.

Machine- There But For the Grace of God There Go I circa 1978. This little known classic survived the years by being put in movies and their soundtracks and put on compilations. There was even a rework of the track to play for underground use some 5 or 6 years back...amazing how the lyrics of this track holds true for many of us in this society in its present. A reminder of how far we still have to go...

Teena Marie- Square Biz circa 1981. (sampled quite a bit in the hip hop world...I think the last person that used it was Foxy Brown). Now I could've this song was earlier than that but this little gem put her square in the middle of some serious soul! No one questioned her ethnicity even after she was shown on television!! Her voice, collabs and body of work continues to stand and speak volumes!!! Ghetto pass 4 Life...

Diana Ross- Love Hangover circa 1979. Ok, now IMO if you're going to do any type of disco party, you have to have your dj play Donna Summer or Diana Ross...period! If you don't have either then there is NO disco let alone a party...and since this is my list I had to go with my ultimate favorite disco song ever!!!

Watch Diana Ross perform Love Hangover here.

O'Bryan - Soul Train's a Comin' circa 1983. O'Bryan was one of those artists that fell by the wasteside by 1985 but before that he was on his way with hits like "Just A Gigolo" and this one time revamp title song for the Soul Train TV series to ring in the new era of the 80's R & B stylee! I couldn't resist especially since this was one of the baddest TV themes to have ever hit video screen!!! You know you was dancin on Saturday morning/afternoon/night/whenever the tv station in yo neck of the woods decided to put the show on!


Jim's picks for 70s grooves:

Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (1977)

Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity 7" Mix (1977)

Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (1978)

Needa - Come On And Rock 12" Mix (1979)

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Wake Up Everybody (1975)

Salsoul Orchestra - The Chicago Bus Stop (1976)

Skyy - First Time Around (Original Larry Levan 12 Inch Mix) (1979)

Boogie Motion - Boris Midney/Beautiful Bend (1978)

Brick - Dazz (Looong Version) (1976)

Orlando Riva Sound - Moon Boots (Original Full 12" Version) (1977)

And here are some tracks from the 1980s that Jim has been listening to:

A Number Of Names - Sharevari (1981)

Charlie - Spacer Woman (12" Vocal) (1983)

Valerie Dore - Get Closer (1984)

Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (1982)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

a little funk for your soul

Last January I asked a group of disc jockeys to send me a list of their top songs released during the previous year... and I posted them. This time for something different as an end-of-the-year-music-picks theme, I'm going to compile people's favorite ten or so disco, funk, soul, and/or rare groove tracks from the 1970's. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Year! Here's my list for starters, in order of release year.

(The following links will direct you to YouTube "videos" of the songs.)

Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out (1971)

Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band (1971)

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1973)

Harvey Mason - Hop Scotch (1975)

Brass Construction - Changin' (1975)

Eddie Henderson - Inside You (1975)

Isley Brothers - For the Love of You (1975)

Double Exposure - My Love is Free (1976)

Bozz Scaggs - Low Down (1976)

Crown Heights Affair - Far Out (1976)

Erotic Drum Band - Action 78 (1978)

George Duke - I Want You for Myself (1979)

...and as a bonus here's a few gems from the early 80s to check out:

Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Street (1980)

Gino Soccio - Try It Out (1981)

The Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz (1981)

Montana Sextet - Heavy Vibes (1982)

New Jersey Connection - Love Don't Come Easy (1982)

Friday, December 26, 2008

surfin' usa

Okay, so these Xbox 360 "Live Your Moment" commercials are pretty cool, but I think the music is even cooler, being a closet surf music freak. I've been trying to figure out for the past few months who made this song. So, what is the song in this commercial?

Some sites and forums mention these guys that make music for commercial projects called Robot Repair, but so far there's no word on the name of the song if there is one, and I'm not sure if they actual composed and performed the tune in this specific commercial, or just some of the other commercials in the series. Anyhow, if you ever are wondering about a song in a commercial it looks like is the site you want to check out.

Monday, December 22, 2008

jingle beats | twist | sunday 12.28.08


Sunday December 28

4:30 pm until 2:30 am

No Cover.

Mike Metz
Doug Burkhart
Spacin' Jason Soditch
Jayme O'Brien


rick wilhite - live in miami

Rick Wilhite - Live @ Affiliated Vibes | The Office, Miami | March 29, 2008

This mixed set by one of Detroit's oldschool masters, Rick "The Godson" Wilhite, has been my unofficial soundtrack to 2008. It's still my current heavy-rotation "around the house" chillin' and relaxin' background music to my life in its current incarnation. The realness drops in around the eleven minute mark and it just keeps getting deeper and more incredibly, housily vomitous thereafter. Warning: this is authentic Detroit-flavored house music, so please make sure you are mentally, spiritually, and psychologically prepared to handle these subterranean grooves. This will move your feet and/or your soul.

Rick Wilhite on myspace

*live mix file stream is hosted by PlayFM

Friday, December 12, 2008

alberto nunez - mix for fabi

alberto nunez - mix for fabi
november 2008
Art Bleek - Stopped Clock
Butane - How Low Can You Go (Visionquest rmx)
Carlo Lio - No Booth Better
Nils Nurnberg - Caught in A Glimpse
Sonda - Papada
Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam
Til Von Sein - Hive
Kenny Larkin - Glob
Alton Miller - The Way of The Drum
Isidoros - La Risa De La Larva
Huge Hephner - Lotus Bomb
Johnny D - Orbitallife

Alberto on myspace

graffiti report cards

graffiti for blind people

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

drinkin' outta cups

Found this strange video on the Fully Fitted blog and I can't get enough of it:

Sunday, December 07, 2008

technoi friday!?!? | the room | 12.12.08


Drink Specials:
featuring Skyy Infusions, $1 Pabst and Highlife ('til Midnite)
& $3.50 Monster Bombs

If you missed last month's event you'll definately want to check this one out. Probably the cheapest drinks in the city and close to home!

Andy James
Jason Burns

10pm - 2:30am
No Cover

The Closing Room
13813 Lorain Ave 44111

Street parking or @ Giant Eagle.
Do NOT park at Marc's (they will tow).

study:sessions | euclid tavern | monday wkly


A new weekly at the legendary Euclid Tavern focusing on Drum n Bass & Dubstep with a sprinkle of Techno and House. Seeing as it's a Monday the aim is to give people an opportunity to hear some tunes if they're out and about (say after tuning in to Beat Matrix) on a work/school night.

DEC. 8th
10:00 - 11:30 - ZENO - Cleveland
Drum n Bass / CDNBC
11:30 - 1:00 - DSURR - Cleveland
Drum n Bass / CDNBC
1:00 - 2:30 - ATYPICAL - Cleveland
Drum n Bass / CDNBC / Conquest Recordings

DEC. 15th
We will be starting up after the Browns Monday Night game w/ :
STOUT XTC - Cleveland
House / Beat Matrix / Grand Poo-bas
ANDY JAMES - Cleveland
mnml Techno / Tek-Know? / Re(vision) / The 18th Artist Management

DEC. 22nd
10:00 - 11:30 - COMPONENT - Cleveland
Dubstep & Drum n Bass / CDNBC
11:30 - 1:00 - EMPLATE - Cleveland
Drum n Bass / CDNBC / The 18th Artist Management
1:00 - 2:30 - RENOLDI - Cleveland
Drum n Bass / CDNBC

DEC. 29th
10:00 - 11:30 - NOX - Cleveland
House / Koala-Tea
11:30 - 1:00 - BOLUS - Akron/Louisville,KY
mnml Techno / Tek-Know? / Racecar Productions
1:00 - 2:30 - STILL LIFE - Cleveland
DnB / Grand Poo-bas / Neo Rude Movement / CDNBC

no cover

The Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

cleveland drum and bass coalition

Click the title link for an introduction to the next wave of d-n-b 216-style, brought to you by DJs (Todd) Emplate and (Dom) Secret Sauce. I've also added a permalink in the sidebar for their site.