keep it locked: brilliant bits and pieces that made my year
mixes, LPs, compilations, and soundcloud bits
top 10 tracks — check
inspiring music tumblrs list — check
producing/djing/mixtape tumblrs — keep on reading
LP - I don’t tend to buy these. There was one huge exception this year, Joaquin Claussell’s Africa Caribe (Fania) . I’m also looking forward to listening to Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura (The Search Continues) LP (Brownswood).
Danilo’s Boiler Room mix is pretty awesome, so is Recloose’s for RA but the mix that defined my year really was Take 2 And Pass made by Benguin. It’s rare, it grooves and is no longer available (as far as I know). I respect and enjoy his sound and am pleased he’s finally showing off his producing talent too. Check out Radiator
or and this edit.
VDRK started then stopped podcasting, i listened to both episodes lots. onemansjourney put some goodness on soundcloud, so did frankieaglow. Socialdance found a lost tape full of african rhythm. I always check out analog-blog’s beats too.
We also have a mystery producer, who hasn’t come out on tumblr yet. maybe next year?
Finally it turns out that thatsnotgangster doesn’t only know lots about hiphop, baseball and history but does fine vinyl only rare groove, soul, disco mixes and he names them after days of the week (I must’ve picked up this habit from him, cos I started to do it too).
Here’s to an amazing new year!
Benguin & Patrick Billard - Radiator
Source: SoundCloud / Benguin
unknown artist - Get Together
An old podcast episode: funk,soul,disco, raregroove
Il Baricentro - Afka
Ronnie Foster - Midnight Plane
Rufus ft Chaka Khan - Stop On By
Labelle - A Man In A Trenchcoat
Undisputed Truth - Big John Is My Name
Rare Function - Disco Function
Blackbyrds - The Baby
Joe Quarterman and Free Soul - Get Down Baby
Le Frank-O - Keep On Gettin Down
Mellow Madness - Save The Youth
Morning Noon & Night - Feeling Strong
Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine
The Rimshots - Who Got The Monster
Shock - Footsteps Across Your Mind
Five Special - The More I Get To Know You