Showing posts from April, 2011

A Tom Moulton Mix

All the songs in this 'Tom Moulton mix' were mixed by the guy who changed the musical landscape in the early seventies when he discovered that all singles were meant to be played on the radio and weren’t made for clubs. Former male model Tom Moulton invented ways to stretch songs to make them flow from one to another, so people could dance on them continuously. He's one of the most important and innovative pioneers in mixing tracks, although he was not always credited for his work. He reworked for instance ‘Do it any way you wanna’ from People’s Choice to the hit version we all know, but his name didn’t appear on the record.

Moulton became most famous for mixing songs for labels such as Philadelphia International and Salsoul, but he remixed hundreds of (underground) disco singles in the seventies and early eighties. He also laid his hands on some legendary Motown tracks, but that isn't his best work. Those Motown classics sound better when they are short, that's t…

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky Part 4

It’s time to funk again! Here’s part 4 of the Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky series, the best one so far, I think. Bononia Sound Machine is a derivation from Tower of Power and the song in the mix is a track from their latest album. Enjoy! If you like this one, listen to part 1, part 2 and part 3 as well. Have nice Easter holidays!


Kenny Delt – Funky Musac (1979)
Charades – Gimme The Funk (1982)
Sergio Mendes – Funky Bahia (2008)
Street Corner Symphony – Funk Machine (1976)
Marvin Gaye – A Funky Space Reincarnation [Alternate Extended Mix] (1978)
Giorgio Moroder – I Wanna Funk With You Tonight (1976)
Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation (1981)
Slave – Funken Town [Album Version] (1981)
Baker-Harris-Young – I Want To Funk (With You) (1979)
Parliament – Unfunky Ufo (1975)
Richard Groove Holmes – Down Home Funk (1971)
James Brown – People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul (1974)
Willard Burton & The Funky Four – Funky In Here (1971)
Bononia Sound Machine – Soap Bubble Funk (2011)
Cleveland Eaton

The French Way Part Deux

When I heard the beautiful track ‘Simple song (for a complicated girl)’ by the French band 1973, I was sure I wanted to do another part of ‘The French Way’. So I searched for a couple of songs that all have a French connection. And there is room for Dimitri From Paris of course, the man who made disco fashionable in the 1990s, when no one listened to it anymore… There’s a new mix album that he did together with Bob Sinclar on Defected called ‘The knights of the Playboy Mansion’. Check it out, it’s good! Et oui, even Lady Gaga sings a few French words in her ‘Bad romance’, but it is not included in this mix.

Nouvelle Vague has made a very good version of the Soft Cell classic ‘Say hello and wave goodbye’. Frontman Marc Almond did his best on quite a few Jacques Brel songs, but Scott Walker sings Brel like no other can. You can hear him closing the mix.

Les chansons:

Nite School – Do You Speak French? (1978)
Serge Gainsbourg – Douze Belles Dans La Peau (1958)
Ben L’Oncle Soul – Demain J…

Can You Guess What Groove This Is?

Can you guess what groove this is? It’s definitely 'music that you can dance to'! The song from Sparks is perhaps their best song ever. It has some Giorgio Moroder influenced beats and synthesizer lines, but the brothers Ron and Russel Mael throw in some jazzy horns as well, which makes it an unique piece of work. Enjoy this soul and disco mix with a few Balearic and funky chill beats as well! Maybe you can tell what kind of groove it was afterwards... ;-)

By the way, the song from the Human League is a remix of their latest single that came out last week. Dimitri From Paris played the Aeroplane remix of 'Never let me go' in his BBC Essential mix. Check out the new Human League album, 'Credo', as well! I'm going to see Phil, Susan and Joanne on the 19th of April at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. I'm looking forward to that!


Gare Du Nord – Come To The Ball (2009)
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – Sour And Sweet / Lemon In The Honey (1976)