Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Special Fetes

I picked up this tape in a flea market in south Paris a few weekends ago.  Not really sure what song is which or what the song titles are but I was loving this arabic cover of Barbie Girl by Aqua.  I've also included two other tracks just to show what it sounds like.  I thought it was also interesting that one of the tracks, while sounding like typical party music you might hear blaring from a Lebanese restaurant, also has shades of Scottish bagpipe music.

Barbie Girl - arabic cover version

Track 1

Track 2

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

5 year Annivesary radio show!

Having done this blog for five years, I thought it would be a good idea to do something special for the 5th anniversary.  Five years ago in April 2006 I started the blog with this post.  Luckily, the people at the new London Fields radio station invited me to do a new radio show and so here you have a 5 year overview of the good stuff from this blog.


The tracklist for the show is as follows - all of these tracks have been previously featured on the blog and you can search for them above.


The Look            I Am The Beat

Ongaku            Mihon 3

Cinnabar            Forces

Dr. Calculus            Perfume From Spain

Bobby Brown            Free Style Megamix (On Our Own, Do....)

Ivo Papasov And His Bulgarian Wedding Band

Bulchenska Ratchenitsa (Bride's Ratchenitsa)

Star Taxi Music            Interlude 8

Umoja                        Money Money

Richard Berry            Oh! Oh Get Out The Car

Tradicional Kazzabe            Gurinbiuwa

Frank Chickens            Shellfish Bamboo

Aphex Twin            Phlid

Les Jaloux Saboteurs            Maître Gazonga

Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle

Main Chali Main Chale

Fiat Lux            Secrets

Les Choeurs L'Armee Sovietique            Hymne Soviétique

Hi-Ryze            Jp233

Omary Kopa            Track 03

Sex Pistols            Satellite (Suburban Kid)

Dj Chip Dilla            Carbootie Mixtape

Eydie Gorme Y El Trio Los Panchos

Noche De Ronda

Colourbox            Baby I Love You So