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Funky Feet On The Dance Floor

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This mix is partly inspired by Bedmo Disco, who has always had a soft spot for the dub versions of both popular and lesser-known records from the 1980s:
“The 1980s was a great time for dance music. The development of affordable drum machines, digital samplers and powerful synthesizers gave producers and musicians the means to try brand new things. This of course led to many musical developments – house, techno, garage, electro, freestyle, ‘Jam & Lewis style ‘contemporary R&B – that either still dominate dance floors, or influence producers.”I was also inspired by the vocoder voices on the new Daft Punk album. So I searched for similar sounds, like the ones from Richard Jon Smith, Michael Henderson and Ron Richardson (Henderson and Richardson are both bass players). Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Plush – Free And Easy (1982)
Richard Jon Smith – Baby’s Got Another [Shield Your Eyes Re-Edit] (1983)
Daft Punk Feat. Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right (2013)
Rhye – The Fall [Mannequine Remix] (2013)
Men Wit…

Boombox V - City Soul & Disco Rock

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Soul and funk bands going rock and rock bands going disco, especially in the 1970s and early 1980s, that's what this 5th part of Boombox is all about. Heavy guitars on disco tracks (like the guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen on Michael Jackson’s 'Beat it') and, the other way around, beats and soulful vocals on rock songs (Toto, Barrabas, Boz Scaggs, Mud, Roxy Music, etc.). There’s also a small tribute to Donna Summer in this mix. She died May 17 last year. I selected ‘State of Independence’ and I used snippets of ‘Love to love you, baby’ on ‘Mellow blow’ from Barrabas. Enjoy! Pictures from Katmarshmodel

Previous parts: http://professoreddy.blogspot.nl/search/label/Boombox.

Tracklist:

Bobby Caldwell ‎– What You Won't Do For Love (1978)
Michael McDonald (& Kenny Loggins) ‎– I Gotta Try (1982)
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Private Eyes (1981)
Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool [RAC Mix] (2013)
Chester Pruitt – Gotta Get Off (1970s)
Future – Girl (1982)
Billy Thorpe – Stimulation (…

Steamy Soul Funk & Disco Part 3

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The song from the Manhattans on this third part of Steamy Soul Funk & Disco is another small tribute to the late Vincent Montana, who plays the vibes on this Philly track. It is produced by Bobby Martin, featuring Gerald Alston on lead vocals. Taken from their album ‘That’s how much I love you’ that was released on Columbia Records.

Tommy Good was a singer in local clubs around Detroit when Motown boss Berry Gordy contracted him. He was one of the first white employees of the famous soul factory. He recorded an album, but for some strange reason it was never released at the time. It stayed in the vaults for almost 40 years! I don’t know why, because 'I've gotta get away' is an extremely good song. I like the deep lyrics, penned by Smokey Robinson, about a guy who is planning to leave the city for the summer because of a broken heart.

Sixties pop icon Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons went to Motown in the early seventies to record a couple of songs, including the almo…

Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 24 Pool Edition

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This 24th edition of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’ is partly inspired by ‘La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)’, a classic French movie, starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider (picture) and Jane Birkin. The final track, composed by Michel Legrand, is from the original soundtrack.

Set in summertime on the Côte d'Azur, the movie is about a tense love triangle (‘ménage à trois’) that eventually leads to disaster and death. Delon and Schneider had been real life partners for several years, and it was he who presented her posthumous the Honorary César in 2008.

There are 2 Tom Moulton mixes (from Isaac Hayes and Bobby Moore) in this cloudcast. Check out his latest mixes on Philly Regrooved 3: More From The Master: The Tom Moulton Remixes that will be out on May 20! Enjoy!

Tracklist:

The Isley Brothers – Floating On Your Love (1996)
Mystic Moods Orchestra – Anyway You Want It (1975)
The Floaters – Float On (1977)
The Dells – Slow Motion (1976)
Amerie – Float (2002)
Angel Grant – Hey You (1998)
O’Bry…

Eddy’s 80s Grooves Parts 1 & 2

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At least three tributes in 2 hours of eighties grooves! It’s first of all a tribute to vibraphonist Vincent Montana Jr., who died April 13. He is most known as a member of MFSB and as the founder of the Salsoul Orchestra (and Montana Orchestra). In recent years, Montana worked with dance duo Masters at Work / Nuyorican Soul (‘Runaway’) and the Pet Shop Boys (‘New York City Boy’). Find out more about Vincent Montana Jr. on Disco Delivery.

This mix is secondly a tribute to Dutch radio dj Ferry Maat, who introduced soul music to the Netherlands more than 40 years ago. His ‘Soul Show’ was particularly popular between 1980 and 1985, when disco music slowly disappeared from daytime shows on pop radio. His ‘Soul Show’ filled this gap, because soul and disco music were still very popular in the clubs. Maat also started to mix tracks, which was new on national radio at the time. Today he is still presenting the ‘Soul Show’ on Sublime FM.

And finally, the mix is a tribute to Nile Rodgers (pict…