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George Benson - El Mar [1978] Musikladen Extra, Radio Bremen,...

Undomondo - Fri, 2014-07-11 00:30


George Benson - El Mar [1978]

Musikladen Extra, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany 1978 George Benson (Guitar, vocals) Jorge Dalto (Keyboards, piano) Ronnie Foster (Keyboards) Stanley Banks (Bass) Dennis Davis (Drums)

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Anna Lunoe – All Out (video)

DiscoBelle - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:26

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James Curd & Luke Million feat. Nah Man! – Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

DiscoBelle - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:05

‘Say The Words To You’ is the lastest collaborative effort from James Curd and Luke Million and it’s available now on Curd’s own imprint, Mr. Kim’s Records. When you tack on the original vocals from Nah Man! plus a host of remixers such as Yolanda Be Cool, DCUP and option4 (reviewed here)… the level of talent on this release is so stacked that it might be difficult to handle, as was the case for me.

The mix that stuck out most to me was option4′s, if you’ve been reading this blog recently, you might have noticed that we’re absolutely daffy about him here in the DB offices. His remix take a stronger, more tech-infused approach to the tune with a confident bounce and and a gangster-whine that harkens back to the golden days of Compton’s g-funk era. Things don’t stop there, as with all of option4′s productions, there are many twists, turns and surprises abound.

Dig in and go cop the release here.

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Laurence, Angela likes him, Tony likes him…

20 Jazz Funk Greats - Thu, 2014-07-10 18:45

…and Sue would like to hear him: so please, d’you think we could have some?

20jazzfukgreats – the hour of love

Mystery podcast, as normal no track list available so play name that tune in the comments box.

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Mar De La Tranquilidad

Beat Electric - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:43

 Word was put out that a big Italo collection had been put out at the Rasputin chain of record stores in the Bay Area, but of course given my busy lifestyle by the time I finally got around to taking a look the vultures had already picked it over, bragging about their scores on my facebook page, whilst I was left with their scraps, fumbling around the Rasputin downtown that all the crack heads wonder in to. That being said, perhaps they missed this one, or simply didn't consider it worthy considering the other prizes on offer, but I was pleased to come home with it as a consolation none the less.

 Azul y Negro were a Spanish electro duo, that I suppose if you grew up in Spain in the 70's and 80's you would have heard of, but are new on me. They are sort of a Spanish equivalent of the Pet Shop Boys perhaps. This balearic sounding instrumental was actually on a Disconet DJ pool LP which came pre-mixed, so I cut it out and faded the song before a Norma Lewis track kicked in.

Azul y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad

Sam Tiba – Summer Mixtape

DiscoBelle - Wed, 2014-07-09 22:07

Summer mixtape in anticpation of his upcoming Bromance release from the man, the myth, the legend known as Sam Tiba. Full on vibes on this one.

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Mapei – Change (Lyric Video)

DiscoBelle - Wed, 2014-07-09 21:40

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(Premiere) Surfing Leons – Swell #2 “Dour Festival Mix”

DiscoBelle - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:11

Ahead of his appearance at this year’s Dour festival in Belgium, Surfing Leons has put together a brand new DJ Mix which we’re happy to premiere today. “This is the second mix I’ve done in a new series called Swell,” Mathieu Fonsny says. “A swell being a long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking, I think that kinds of sums up the vibe here.”

Catch Surfing Leons at Dour Festival, running from the 17th to the 20th of July.

Mix Tracklist:
01. Lawrence Le Doux – Astre
02. Lone – Vengeance Video
03. Locked Groove – The Tale of the Blind Goat
04. Breach – Ode Oshi
05. Omar S – Romancing the Stone
06. Erol Alkan – A Hold on Love (Tom Trago’s Tokyo mix)
07. Bicep – NRG106
08. Shadow Child – Steak Fingers (medium rare)
09. Chez Damier – Can you Feel it (original mix)
10. Audiojack feat. Kevin Knapp – These Days (Jimmy Edgar Implication)
11. Boston Bun feat. Piu Piu – Time Bomb
12. Sirkuz Sirkuz – Rave on (Don Rimini remix)
13. Steve Murphy – Jesolo di Notte
14. Lando – Love/Play (original mix)
15. Claude Vonstroke – Lay it Down Re-Smoked feat. Dj Nehpets (Jimmy Edgar remix)
16. MikeQ & dj Sliink feat. Miss Jay – The Bitch
17. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts (Recloose remix)
18. Fabrice Lig – Meet U in Brooklyn

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The Hated Squeak of Seagulls

20 Jazz Funk Greats - Tue, 2014-07-08 20:46

(art is by Michelle Lanter.)

Though this blog cut its disco teeth on the mean streets of Brighton, gosh, it actually has been a bit of a while since we actually gave you lot a heads up about any hometown sounds.

(My theory about this is that because of the way thinks work now, it actually takes a much more concerted effort to limit your output to one population, whether its a geographic, ethnic, or even subcultural population group. Sure, in 2004 we might have known who all the cool bands in Brighton were, but in 2014 we and everyone reading this blog are just as likely to know who the cool musicians from Bhutan are. Music disseminated via the virus of social media is like dark secrets looking for light.)

But Brighton – it’s been a while since national magazines were touting it as “the new Seattle”, largely off the back of Electrelane and Eighties Matchbox and British Sea Power relocating here.

The things that have happened since have been small, and few and far between. This is not a bad thing. Because the stuff seeping through now is genuine and musical and bravely unscene.

There is Collectress.

Collectress make super-special chamber pop. Consummately played, poetic, and perfectly-pitched – it’s not overly-decorative, twee or muso, which I think is sometimes what people assume when they see the phrase “chamber pop.” It’s just gorgeousness. Sometimes slightly ominous gorgeous. That cello a dark, circling undertow. Their songs are like little tone poems that map the psychogeography of Brighton – the violin even approximates the hated squeak of seagulls sometimes!

Collectress – Pumphouse

Collectress – Goodbye

Collectress’ members have played with Bat For Lashes and Mary Hampton, and bolstering the Brighton connections, their excellent debut album Mondegreen was recorded by Rob White of Demons Are Real records and Joe Watson formerly of Stereolab.

If you like them (and you will) then you will also like Timbre Hollow, the sole album by Threnody Ensemble, released in 2000.

Threnody Ensemble – The Machine

Buy Mondegreen from Peeler Records

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Der Weltraum...

swens blog - Wed, 2014-06-04 14:56
Raumfahrt, Weltraum und Unendlichkeit 01 (mp3)
Raumfahrt, Weltraum und Unendlichkeit 02 (mp3)
Radi Bremen: "Die Eroberung des Alls war schon immer Projektionsfläche für Visionäre, Futuristen sowie für den wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt und profunde Ingenieurskunst. In dieser Sendung gehen wir der Frage nach, was die zunehmende Erschließung des Weltalls für unser Leben bedeutet." Weiter

Jan Jelinek: Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt (mp3)
SWR2: "Biosphere 2 wurde als eigenständiges, geschlossenes Ökosystem konzipiert, das lediglich Sonnenlicht und Strom von der Außenwelt beziehen sollte. Als das ursprüngliche Konzept von Biosphere 2 aufgrund technischer Mängel aufgegeben und Sauerstoff zum Überleben der Insassen hineingepumpt werden musste, konnte die Schadenfreude kaum größer sein. Das einst noch so positive Image schwand, die Forschungsergebnisse wurden als pseudowissenschaftlich belächelt. Vor allem aus soziologischer Perspektive war die Mission ein Debakel: Das Team spaltete sich während des Aufenthalts in zwei rivalisierende Lager. Warum kam es zum Bruch des Teams? Weshalb versagte die zwischenmenschliche Kommunikation? Weiter

Die Welt aus Sicht der ISS (mp3)
hr2: "Die Erde als "Blauer Planet" - die ersten Bilder aus dem Weltraum haben sich ins kollektive Gedächtnis gebrannt und unser Selbstbild verändert. So war es auch mit der bisher entferntesten Aufnahme aus 6,4 Milliarden Kilometer, genannt "Pale Blue Dot", weil auf ihr unsere Welt nur als blassblauer Punkt erscheint. Nach diesem Bild hat der deutsche Astronaut Alexander Gerst seine Mission auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS benannt, die er am Mittwoch antritt. Ein Hinweis, dass es nicht nur um die Forschungen geht, die in einem schwerelosen Labor in der Erdumlaufbahn am besten gelingen. Sondern auch um den großen Überblick, die Erleuchtungen und Erkenntnisse, die nur aus der Distanz möglich sind. Es wird immer wieder gefordert, wir sollten doch "aufs Ganze" blicken - aber dafür muss man schon ganz schön hoch oben sein."

Wir sind Astronaut - Wohin treibt die Raumstation? (mp3)
BR2: "Ende Mai zieht der gelernte Vulkanologe Alexander Gerst für ein halbes Jahr in die Internationale Raumstation ISS. Doch welche Ziele verfolgt die ISS überhaupt noch?"
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Music

swens blog - Wed, 2014-06-04 14:55
» Music By Arvo Pärt, From The Met Museum's Temple Of Dendur
» Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run
» Grime Int'l: a few of the current grime musicians from around the world
» Play Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked
» The Life of Bob Marley Through the Eyes of Photographer Dennis Morris

Tori Amos Interview (mp3)
SWR2: "Auf ihrem 14. Studioalbums "Unrepentant Geraldines" lästert die US-Künstlerin über Themen wie NSA-Affäre und Älterwerden."

Dean Pleasants von Suicidal Tendencies (mp3)
radioeins.de, 24.07.2013: "Sie sind das Original, denn sie haben das Genre „Skate Punk“ geprägt, wie keine andere Band. Die „Suicidal Tendencies“ haben sich vor über 30 Jahren in der WG des Sängers Mike Muir im kalifornischen Venice Beach gegründet." Weiter
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Aliens - Das maximal Fremde - Von Menschen und Außerirdischen

swens blog - Tue, 2014-06-03 20:41
dradio.de: "Außerirdische sind aus der Popkultur nicht mehr wegzudenken. Mal treten sie als kosmische Bedrohung in Erscheinung, als eine fremde Macht aus dem Dunkel des Weltraums, die manipuliert, versklavt und zerstört. Mal kommen sie in friedlicher Absicht, entpuppen sich als Retter und Erlöser der Menschheit." Weiter

Aliens - Das maximal Fremde - Von Menschen und Außerirdischen (mp3)
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Hauntology und der kapitalistische Realismus

swens blog - Tue, 2014-06-03 19:48
BR2: "Was hat Karl Marx mit der aktuellen Popmusik zu tun? Warum ist der Dubstep-Musiker Burial der Edward Hopper der Gegenwart? Warum drohen wir alle zu Jacks zu werden, diesem furchtbar gruseligen Jack aus dem Film „The Shining“, wie ihn Jack Nicholson eindrücklich verkörpert hat? Mark Fisher weiß die Antworten." Weiter

Mark Fisher, Hauntology und der kapitalistische Realismus (mp3)
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The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'

swens blog - Tue, 2014-06-03 19:14


this richly illustrated four-volume set features hundreds of previously unpublished documents and photographs, as well as personal testimony from Kubrick’s co-screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke. All hardcover volumes are presented in a sleek metal slipcase inspired by the famous monolith, and come boxed with exclusive cover art from Wayne Haag.

Volume 1: Film stills
Volume 2: Behind the scenes (including new interviews with lead actors, senior production designers, and key special-effects experts)
Volume 3: Facsimile of original screenplay
Volume 4: Facsimile of original 1965 production notes
Plus a small comic surprise

More info at taschen.com
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Das philosophische Radio: Moralisch spekulieren? - Über die Börse

swens blog - Fri, 2014-05-30 20:00
WDR5: "Zwischen Euphorie und Depression hat die Börse in den letzten Jahren sehr unterschiedliche Reaktionen ausgelöst – Hoffnung auf Reichtum und Angst vor dem Untergang. Es ist Zeit, auch an dieser Stelle die Moral-Frage ins Spiel zu bringen." Weiter

Das philosophische Radio: Moralisch spekulieren? - Über die Börse (mp3)
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Tom Hillenbrand - Drohnenland

swens blog - Fri, 2014-05-30 19:19


dradio.de: "In Tom Hillenbrands Science-Fiction-Krimi Drohnenland gibt es keine Privatsphäre mehr. Alles und jeder wird digital überwacht und vermessen. Die Technologien kennen wir im Prinzip schon heute. Das sind zum einen Datenbrillen wie Google Glass und zum anderen fliegende Drohnen." Weiter

» Besprechung - 16.05.2014 - NDR (mp3)
» Tom Hillenbrand - Interview 09.05.2014 - Dradio (mp3)
» Tom Hillenbrand - Interview 19.05.2014 - WDR5 (mp3)
» Tom Hillenbrand - Interview 26.05.2014 - BR (mp3)

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Are videogames the future of collecting?

swens blog - Fri, 2014-05-30 09:32


"Something we've been considering for a while are the numerous videogames and consoles produced by the likes of Atari, Nintendo and Commodore. Although they may be seen as 'modern' items, some of these early products are now in their late 30s and early 40s - making them just as 'vintage' as classic Star Wars action figures, which regularly fetch thousands at auction." Read on
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Unseen Hitchhiker's Guide material in new Douglas Adams biography

swens blog - Thu, 2014-05-29 12:42
theguardian.co.uk: "Biographer JL Roberts, who was given full and exclusive access by Adams' family to his papers, found a treasure trove of unsuspected work within the boxes and boxes of material housed in St John's College." Read on
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