Thursday, May 22, 2008

Euro Disco

Another cassette from a friend - Matthew Wowow (Stone) - and I have a particularly soft spot for this kind of mid 80s Euro Disco right now. I assume part of the reason for this is that I have a fairly strong knowledge of late 70s early 80s disco that came out of the US, but pretty much missed completely this mid 80s european stuff. Not all of these are excellent, but the 'Cause You are Young by C.C. Catch is great as is Japanese Girl by Max Him.

I must admit I did not actually record this cassette because it was not good enough quality - but I liked it enough to track down the songs elsewhere. I will put up all the tracks by this evening.

Side A

1 - Brother Louie - Modern Talking
2 - Cold Dresses - Al Corley
3 - Touch in the Night - Silent Circle
4 - Touch by Touch - Joy
5 - Dial My Number - The Back Bag
6 - Cause You Are Young - C.C. Catch

Side B

1 - Tonight - Ken Laszlo (Extended mix)
2 - Japanese Girl - Max Him
3 - Pretty Young Girl - Bad Boy Blues
4 - Another Boy in Town - Two Girls
5 - Fire and Rain - Dresden China
6 - Where Do I Gebin - Eruption

Here are some of the vids for these tracks:

Japanese Girl - Max Him

'Cuase You Are Young - C.C. Catch


This Saturday night, 31 May, I will be djing at Club Xlib in Kiev/Kyiv with Dima Ustinov and Roman Mazurenko and other friends from Moscow (they are the hottest thing in Moscow fashion press and you can read here). If anyone reads this in Ukraine, come by and say hi.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Diesel U Music radio show in London

I am participating tonight in a radio show with Matthew Wowow from 6-8 pm British Standard Time on 87.7 fm. It's part of the Diesel U Music temporary radio station. You can listen on the link below. It is our intention to explore the area of very synthy trance/rave music from the early-mid 90s which is almost cathedral in nature . . . and also very naff in some people's minds. Check it out.

Edit: You can download and listen to the show on the link below. Warning! I sound like a super dork. But I sound better in the African music show which I will post soon.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Live at the Brain 2 - rare early techno

I went round to a friend's house recently in Whitechapel and he had a stack of tapes on his windowsill. I scanned through them and pounced on a few which he was kind enough to lend me. This one is excellent stuff and I think my taste is moving in this direction. This came out on CD and vinyl and almost all the tracks are from quite obscure artists with most of the tracks only appearing here. You can see polaroids here taken from the Brain club back when this was recorded.

You may recognize Sheep on Drugs, but this track was not on any of their other releases. Hi-Rise and Purple Room are artists who ONLY appear on this compilation according to Discogs. Nexus 21 is also on a similar Biorhythm 2 compilation I posted here but I prefer this cassette for some reason, it is more synthy and colorful to me than the more american stuff on the Biorhythm 2. I feel like this music falls in the space between italo, house and techno. My favorite track here is Kersnipp by Doi-Oing. If anyone has any of their other releases let me know - would love to hear them. (FYI - I did not record the Techno Sleeps side of the cassette as it didn't grab me.)

1 Nexus 21 Container
2 Sheep On Drugs Out Come The Freaks
3 Hi-Rise JP 233
4 Man Machine Robotu Okoku
5 Ultramarine British Summertime
6 The Purple Room Triangle
7 Lunarci Sbassed
8 Doi-Oing Kersnipp

Oh and, as it turns out, at least in america, most young bloggers are actually girls. Who knew?!!


Check my new blog Der Fresh Creamy - it's a record of what I think is party hot, but with a difference - I only put links to other blogs. So it's not just what I have to post, it really is what I think is hot. And listen to my Durrr party podcast here.