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Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 13

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Here it is, the 13th episode of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’! One of the tracks in the mix is ‘One out of two’ from French dj/producer Thibaut Berland, better known as Breakbot. Through the years he established himself as an in-demand remixer, working on tracks by Digitalism, Sebastien Tellier, R√∂yksopp, and many others. Five years ago he made his production debut with the ‘Happy rabbit EP’ on Klee. In 2009 Breakbot signed with Ed Banger Records and a year later the EP ‘Baby I'm yours’ saw the light of day. Last summer his superb single ‘Fantasy’ came out. I chose to play the splendid Oliver remix of his latest track 'One out of two', because it contains a funny sample of italo disco classic ‘Hypnotic tango’ from My Mine.

The beautiful girl on the picture is English soul singer Lianne La Havas. I like her debut album 'Is your love big enough' a lot. I selected a nice remix, but check out the original version of her single ‘Forget’ that came out a few months ago. …

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen

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The professor is your one and only weatherman! It’s getting warmer day by day over here in Holland, so take off your sweaters and put on your bathing suits! Call up your local firemen for some wet refreshments and listen to my soundtrack to a heatwave. ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’ is a tribute to all cooks as wel, of course... ;-).

One of the tracks is from Italian singer Sabrina who was the one who introduced us to nippleslipping, years before Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Madonna and all the others showed their stuff. Sabrina still performs her Hi-NRG/italo dance classic 'Boys' on stage now and then .

Many thanks to Nicolas Drosos and the guys from A Digital Needle for helping me out!

Beautiful picture from Astrid Van Mele.

Tracklist:

Evelyn King – I’m Just Warming Up (1982)
Kalyan – Hot Tea (1980)
Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie – Hot Butterfly (1978)
Barbara Lynn – You Make Me So Hot (1973)
Fire & Ice – Enchanted Flame (1980)
Champai…

You Can Fly On My Aeroplane

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Can you guess the theme of this mix? ;-) I live close to an airport, so that explains a lot, I suppose. One of the best (blue-eyed-soul) songs of the 1970s is 'Sky high' from Jigsaw. I still love that track (produced by Ian Levine). It reminds me of a very close friend of mine who died at a very young age a couple of years ago. We shared the same taste in music, among many other things, of course.

The theme song from Rocky ('Gonna fly now') appears to be one of the favorites of North-Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as shown on YouTube. I don't know if that's something to be proud of, if I was Bill Conti or Sylvester Stallone...

A song that didn't make the selection, is a guilty pleasure of mine from Modern Talking, called 'Jet airliner'. I like that track, for some strange reason... And another song that I missed out is 'Pilot Jones' from Frank Ocean, which is on his new album 'Channel orange'.

If you like 'You can fly on my aeroplane…

Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 12

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This is already the twelfth episode of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’!

Thanks to Nicolas Drosos for his suggestions, The Apple Scruffs for his very nice reworks and Musik-Kurier for his musical knowledge.

Beautiful picture from Rent a Panda.

Enjoy!



Tracklist:

Barry White – You're The One I Need [Particular Edit]
D'Nessa – Love Won't Let Me Wait (1997)
Poolside – Slow Down (2012)
Michael Kiwanuka – I'll Get Along (2012)
B-Movie Orchestra – Running To The Airport (2012)
Jackie Moore – Clean Up Your Own Yard [The Apple Scruffs Edit]
Biddu Orchestra – Laura (1976)
L.T.D. – Back In Love Again (1977)
New York City – I'm Doing Fine Now (1973)
Piero Umiliani – Bob And Hellen (1968)
Grace Jones – La Vie En Rose [Disco Syndicate's Slightly Warped Extended Version]
Betty Wright & The Roots – In The Middle Of The Game (2012)
Family Of Eve – Having It So Bad For You (1979)
David Simmons – Hooked On You (1979)
Brown Sugar – The Game Is Over (1976)
Executive Suite – When The Fuel Runs O…

Hitch A Funky Ride To The Westcoast

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This mix is especially made for (and inspired by) AOR Disco. All tracks are about California. A beautiful song that didn't make the playlist, but that I like anyway is the one from The Neighbourhood. It's called 'Sweater weather' and I like their stylish black & white video as well. And you also have to pay attention to their lyrics:

i hate the beach, but i stand
in california with my toes in the sand...

it's too cold, for you here, now,
let me hold, both your hands in the holes of my sweater



Tracklist:

James Walsh Gypsy Band – I've Got The Feelin' (1978)
Bell & James – You Never Know What You've Got (1978)
Udell – Won't You Try [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1977)
Con Funk Shun – California 1 (1981)
John Phillips – Topange Canyon (1970)
Patsy Gallant ‎– From New York To L.A. (1977)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – California Soul (1969)
The Mamas & the Papas – Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) (1969)
Albert Hammond ‎– It Never Rains In …

More Funky Chillin' On The Westcoast

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Let's take another ride to California and enjoy some more 'Funky chillin' on the Westcoast'! One of the key songs is '(Sitting on) the dock of the bay' from Otis Redding. While on tour with the Bar-Kays in August 1967, Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title "Dock of the Bay," on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California. He had come off his famed performance at the Monterey Pop Festival just months earlier in June 1967. While touring in support of the albums King & Queen and his live set Live in Europe, he continued to scribble lines of the song on napkins and hotel paper. In November of that year he joined producer and guitarist Steve Cropper at the Stax recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In a 1990 interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Cropper explained the origins of the song:

"Otis was one of those kind of guys who had 100 ideas. Anytime he came in to record he always had 10 or 15 different intros …