Todd Edwards Essential Mix

I’m so excited to hear this, the legend that is Todd Edwards on the Essential Mix from the weekend. Packed full of disco-funk right from the start. Can I get a hell-yeah?!

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Todd Edwards Edit)
Daft Punk – Instant Crush [Columbia]
Pharaohs – Syzygy [100% Silk]
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going to Scream, Pt. 2/Big Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Poolside – Between Dreams [Poolside Music]
Giorgio Moroder – The Chase/Digital Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Pharaohs – Miraculous Feet [100% Silk]
Giorgio Moroder – Evolution/Looking For Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Chic – I Want Your Love [Atlantic]
Daft Punk – Get Lucky/Something About Us (Todd Edwards Edit)
LOL Boys – Changes (Todd Edwards Remix – Special Edit)
Atumpan – The Thing (Todd Edwards Remix)
Todd Edwards – Javid Khan
Nameless – Unnamed track (feat. Todd Edwards)
Jonah S. – Got My Mind Jazzed Up (Velcro Remix)
Todd Edwards – Hold The Faith [Body High Records]
Surkin & Todd Edwards – Mighty Love/My Girls (Todd Edwards Edit)
Jessie Ware – No To Love (Todd Edwards Remix) [PMR]
Disclosure – White Noise (Todd Edwards Unofficial Dub)
Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Daft Punk & Prince – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger/Controversy (Todd Edwards Edit)
The Messenger & Todd Edwards – Guide My Soul [Nervous Records]
Todd Edwards – Saved My Life [i! Records]
Todd Edwards – Steal Your Heart [i! Records]
St. Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub) [F Communications]
Todd Edwards – No Place Like London [Sweat It Out!]
Daft Punk – Face to Face (Todd Edwards Edit)
Rudimental – Waiting All Night (Todd Edwards Unreleased Vocal Mix)
Robert Lux – Fool Disclosure
Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Todd Edwards Vocal Mix)
The Sample Choir & Todd Edwards – Break Smooth [Nervous Records]
Todd Edwards – Fly Away [i! Records]
Todd Edwards – Georgio by Moroder [i! Records]

Catz n Dogz Essential Mix

This is SO DAMN GOOD. I still love how utterly dirty Catz n Dogz play, when Greg and Voitek are so polite and mild-mannered to chat to. Even tracks like their They Frontin’ which are already filthy, are stripped out here until there’s just pure dirt. I’m not sure anyone else could mix in HNNY‘s sample of Brandy and Monica’s The Boy is Mine and still make it sound cool.

01. Jacek Sienkiewicz – Dream Machine
02. Youandewan – Disarray
03. Catz N’ Dogz – Fixnation
04. Prosumer – Blei
05. Ralph MacDonald – Calypso Path (Sofrito Edit)
06. Brooks – Clix
07. Harry Kane – Acapulco Highway (Ralph Falcon – Whateva Acapella)
08. Marshal Jefferson – Mushrooms vs. The Revenge Remix
09. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
10. Rhydin – Nash
11. Arto Mwambe – Muduhutma
12. Adam Port/Switch – Black Noise (&ME Remix)/Get On Downz (Max Fresh Remix)
13. T-rwrk – Chanté
14. Till Von Sein & Area – Lafayette (Unreleased Version)
15. Fantaboys – Pump It All
16. Alex Cortex – B2 (Catz ‘N Dogz Edit)
17. Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire
18. Detachments – H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Disco Dub)
19. Brassroots – Good Life
20. Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love
21. Michael Mayer – Speaker
22. Breach Vs. Ron Costa – Letz Uri (Eats Reebeef)
23. Heartthrob – In My Room
24. The Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India (Psychemagic Remix)
25. Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Phil Kieran – They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke/Ghetto Face Space Place
26. Partial Arts – Cruising
27. Dodha – Symbasim
28. Daft Punk – Da Funk (Catz ‘n Dogz 2013 Idiotic Edit)
29. Nikola Baytala – Zero $
30. Mange Tout – What To Do
31. Needs – Brother
32. HNNY – Boy
33. Broker/Dealer – Dig Deep
34. Terry Brooks – Breaking Cycles

Something else to look forward to as well is a free download album Untitled coming in June from Catz n Dogz’s Different Marks collaboration with the late Martin Dawson. Always giving.

Merry New Year!

I site the film Trading Places a bit too much on this blog but whenever I think about wishing happy new year to people I think of Eddie Murphy on that weird fancy-dress overnight party train to Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve, dressed as a student from Cameroon and wishing everyone Merry New Year while offering them beef jerky.

So we’re all back from hols and coping with the work routine and not technically being allowed to get drunk pre-midday any more (although I’m leaving Tate next week after six years, so if anyone can, I can). Uncle Pete’s done what he does best and sensed that we’re all a little delicate and given us a soothing hunk of an Essential Mix from French Express. Label-heads Jonas Rathsman and Perseus have mixed it, and given us a load of lovely deep house with pretty vocals, some P.M. Dawn (it’s never not a good time to include P.M. Dawn) as well as the ultimate hangover cure in the form of any records from Chris Malinchak. So relax. Enjoy.

French Express Essential Mix 05.01.13
Track List:
1. Underworld – Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Remix) [Junior Boy’s Own]
2. Chris Malinchak – If U Got It [French Express]
3. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve [Broadwalk]
4. Jonas Rathsman – Bringing You Down [French Express]
5. Round One – I’m Your Brother [Main Street]
6. A Guy Called Gerald – Humanity (Ashley Beedle’s Love And Compassion) [!K7]
7. Sloth & Dormant – Here And Now (EBE Remix) [URS]
8. Maya Jane Coles – Easier To Hide [I Am Me]
9. Isaac Tichauer – Devotion [French Express]
10. Lee Foss & MK & Anabel Englund – Electricity
11. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus ‘Summer Of 83′ Remix) [Future Classic]
12. Spandau Ballet – True [Chrysalis]
13. P.M. Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss [Polygram]
14. Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)
15. Aaliyah – One In A Million [Atlantic]
16. Aaliyah – One In A Million (Danny Daze & Young Edits Bootleg)
17. Isaac Tichauer – I Forgive You [French Express]
18. Perseus – Love In Zanzibar [French Express]
19. Jakwob – Electrify (Sega Bodega Remix) [White]
20. Barry White – Love’s Interlude/Good Night My Love [A&M]
21. Stewrat – Disagreements [French Express]
22. Kenton Slash Demon – Sun [Tartelet]
23. The White Lamp – It’s You (Ron Basejam Remix) [Futureboogie]
24. Last Magpie – (Who Knows) Where Love Goes [Hypercolour]
25. Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka [Smoke N’ Mirrors]
26. SLG – Goat Cheese [Studio Barnhus]
27. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train [Virgin]
28. Staffan Lindberg – Art Of The State [Dolly Dubs]
29. Frank B – Chain Of Fools
30. Andrés – Skate This Way [La Vida]
31. FCL – It’s You (Will Azada Improperly Heated Rework)
32. Ralph Falcon – Whateva [Nervous]
33. Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – No Other (Instrumental) [Riotvan]
34. Jonas Rathsman – Since I Don’t Have You [French Express]
35. Zac Toms – Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors Remix)
36. Youan – Must Be Love
37. Shadow Child – 23 [Food]
38. Lister – What Can I Do [Orange Groove]
39. Jonas Rathsman – Just You [French Express]
40. Nick Nikolov – Come Down [Liebe Detail]
41. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me [French Express]

Edits Everything

Edits EverythingRadio 1 have made a very good choice by asking jolly Santa Eats Everything to do another Essential Mix as a warm-up to Christmas. And the man does what he does best; edits. Splicing and dicing and smoothing it all together until it forms a great big wonderful pudding, the components of which you can’t get hold of for love nor money.

So nice to hear his lovely voice at the beginning (nicest guy in house music?) and the dedication of the one unedited track to the late great Martin Dawson.

Available in full here – something to start off Christmas party week two.

Celeda – Be Yourself (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Loco Dice – Autotox (Eats Unreleased Jumpin Project Reebeef) – CDR
Jay Shepheard – Add Arp (Catz n Dogz Remix – Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Rodriguez Jr. – Pandora (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
No Boundaries – Modular Pursuit (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Carl Craig – Parking Garage Politics (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
X-Press 2 – Muzik Xpress (Eats Everything Rework) – Skint
Justin Martin & Eats Everything – Feather Fight – Hypercolour
LB Lynam – Get Things Straight (Eats Slight Reebeef) – CDR
M1 – Freak The Frequency (Eats Rework) – CDR
Green Velvet – UFO’s (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Jacques Da Booty – Saturday Love (Eats Rework) – CDR
Boddika & Joy Orbison – &Fate (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Basement Jaxx – Flylife Xtra (Eats Rework) – CDR
CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armands Drum n Bass Mix – Eats Rework) – CDR
WeRobots – WR001 (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Major Lazer – Get Free (Eats Rework) – CDR
Tripmastaz – Roll Dat (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang – Reach (Eats Rework) – CDR
Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk – Dirytbird
Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinasours – Lion, The Lion – CDR
Justin Martin & ARDALAN – Wheelgunner (Eats Slight Reebeef) – Dirtybird
Breach & Dark Sky – The Click (Eats Everything Rework) – Naked Naked
Eats Everything – Trubble VIP – CDR
Eats Everything – Vertigo (Eats Flacid Chunder VIP) – CDR
Kölsch – Opa (Eats Reebeef – Blaze My Beat Acapella) – CDR
Paul Simon – Graceland (Eats Secret Garden Party VEEEYEPEE) – CDR
Martin Dawson – Everythings Gonna Be Alright – Recovery House
Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything ReRuff) – Dirtybird
Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything’ Chicken T*** Rewix) – Defected


Eats Everything stepped up to the plate this weekend for an Essential Mix live from In:Motion in Bristol, previously a skatepark. He was also spotted in the Barley Mow in Curtain Road by some spies of mine on Saturday night, before playing for Bugged Out! at XOYO.

Including some beefy edits and the excellent new Jon Bovi from Catz n’ Dogz (out on Dirtybird 14 December), have a listen.

Eats Everything, Essential Mix 26 November 2011
01. (00) Murk – Amame (Eats Everything QI Rebeef)
02. (06) Catz ‘N Dogz – Jon Bovi
03. (09) Waifs & Strays – Yeah Yeah (Eats Everything Rebeef)
04. (12) Shadow Child – String Thing
05. (16) Eats Everything & Worthy vs. Justin Martin & Ardalan – The Lost vs. Lezgo (Acapella)
06. (21) Viadrina – Luna (Coat Of Arms Rework)
07. (27) Clapz II Dogz – Ripgroove (Eats Everything Like The Original Rebeef)
08. (31) Freestyle – The Party Has Begun
09. (33) Freestylers – Don’t Stop
10. (35) Green Velvet feat. Russoul – Millie Vanillie
11. (37) Sono – Keep Control (Eats Everything Rework)
12. (43) Subjekt – Dunky Frummer (Eats Everything Rebeef)
13. (46) Riva Starr & Major Lazer – Jump (The Martin Brothers Remix)
14. (49) Eats Everything & Worthy vs. Switch feat. Andrea Martin – I Still Love Tric Trac
15. (54) Coat Of Arms – Is This Something (Eats Everything Crunky Rebeef)
16. (60) Eats Everything – The Size
17. (65) Krysko – Can’t Handle It
18. (68) Mosca – Bax
19. (71) Butch – Amelie (Format B Remix)
20. (77) Eats Everything – Entrance Song (Special Edit)
21. (82) Crazy P – Beatbox (Breach Remix)
22. (87) Coat Of Arms – What You Need
23. (92) French Fries – Yo Vogue
24. (94) Adam F – Circles (Eats Everything Rework)
25. (99) Switch – This Is Sick (Eats Everything Rework)
26. (110) Huxley – Let It Go (Eats Everything Reprise)
27. (116) Goldie – Kemistry (Justin Martin Remix)

You Can’t Buy Love?

There have been a fair few moments this summer where we’ve found ourselves feeling inquisitive about the unique & intriguing sound waves gracing our ears. Aquarius Heaven has been one of them. After hooking up with the boys of DoP in 2005 in Paris, barely touched by the traditional 4/4 of dance music, Brian Brewster honed his hip hop and dancehall roots into something a little bit more distinctive. Something he recently described as wanting “to break all musical rules on this F*****G planet and make electronic music exciting like back in the Detroit days”.

From this meeting a musical partnership with DoP was born. Sometime later, DoP mixed the Watergate 06 album in June 2010. The mix included a collaboration between the two acts in Before You Go and simultaneously landed Aquarius Heaven on Berlin’s bursting roster of underground electronic talent.

May this year saw the Circus Company label, already aligned with the likes of DoP, release his first EP 7 Days as a 12”. Later this summer So Low, a track from the 7 Days EP, featured on Damian Lazarus‘ devastatingly dark, yet superbly captivating, Get Lost 4 compilation and really set alarm bells ringing in all the right places.

His latest EP, Can’t Buy Love, dropped on Wolf + Lamb in September; a label that, on many different levels over the past couple of years, have never shied away from challenging the existing boundaries of electronic music, in fact they’ve helped push them that little bit more…

As the spoken vocal of Can’t Buy Love hypnotises us to the sound of ‘…you can pay for sex, but you can’t buy love’, you can’t help but wonder whether Aquarius Heaven can achieve the same success as the weird and wonderful ramblings of Seth Troxler‘s curious mind.

After Can’t Buy Love appeared on Radio 1’s Essential Mix courtesy of Crosstown Rebel‘s Art Department recently, it would appear he could. Aquarius Heaven is well on his way to being part of the furniture on the darker side of house.

Conveniently, this mix appeared yesterday serving as a little taster of what we’ve been talking about:
Aquarius Heaven – Electronic Groove Podcast by Aquarius Heaven

Soul Clap Essential Mix

I should have posted this vinyl-only essential mix at the weekend, but I particularly enjoyed it this morning on a sunny walk to work. Composed ‘at 2pm on a sticky Miami afternoon at our favorite club in America, the Electric Pickle…’ Oh how we miss sticky Miami afternoons, and oh how we miss the Electric Pickle.

Very smooth indeed.

Soul Clap Essential Mix, 5 March 2011

Lend Me Your Ears

We’ve been thoroughly enjoying Retro/Grade‘s first venture into the world of the Essential Mix (thanks, Tommy G). I love Serge Santiago and Tom Neville‘s disco funk blend, and this is a joy right from the start. Diiiiisssssccccccoooo!!!!

Retro/Grade Essential Mix, Saturday 8 January 2011
Vangelis – Albedo 0.39 [RCA]
Vangelis – Spiral [RCA]
Jimmy Bo – Sspank (SS Afica Dub) [Streetheat]
Nitro Deluxe – Letss Get Burtal (Ssuk Edit) [Cutting]
Roxy Music – Angel Eyes (Drum Dub) [Polydor]
Animotion – Obsession (RGEM Edit) [Mercury]
Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven (Keys) [4th & Broadway]
Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancing (Conga Break Edit) [EMI]
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain – Touch & Go (RGEM Edit) [Roulette]
Anthony & The Camp – What I Like (RGEM Dub Version Edit) [Warner Bros]
Checko – Firelight (RGEM Edit) [Eyes]
Wired – To The Beat Of The Drum (Intro) [Underworld]
Carrie Lucas – Dance With You (RGEM Edit) [Solar]
Wired – To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn) [Underworld]
Raven Maize – Forever Together [Quark]
Fun Fun – Happy Station (Keys) [Polydor]
Lime – On The Grid (Remix Dub) [Prism]
Chic – I Want You Love [Atlantic]
Moodymann – I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits [Planet E]
Patrick Cowley – Mindwarp [Megatone]
Vocal – I Am A Computer
Dharma – Plastic Poll (Remix Instrumental) [System]
Táta Vega – Get It Up For Love (RGEM Edit) [Motown]
Bicep – Darwin (Retro/Grade Edit) [Throne Of Blood]
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Extended Mix Edit) [Modern]
Paul Parker – Don’t Play With Fire (SSUK- Edit) [Fantasia]
Vocal – Come With Me
Vocal – Don’t Go Away
The Todd Terry Project – Just Wanna Dance [Fresh]
Retro/Grade – Moda (Radio Edit RGEM Bootlegg) [Deconstruction]
The Todd Terry Project – Just Wanna Dance (Repise) [Fresh]
Methusalem – Robotism [Ariola]
Carol Jiani – Hit & Run Lover (Disco 4000 Edit) [Matra]
Retro/Grade – Zoid [Deconstruction]
Carol Jiani – Hit & Run Lover (Disco 4000 Edit Reprise) [Matra]
Retro/Grade – Escape Sequence (Intro) [Deconstruction]
Vandroid – Master & Slave (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Étienne De Crécy – No Brain (Serge Santiago Remix) [Pixadelic]
The Rhythem Odyssey – Move Groove (Warehouse Mix) [Lipservice]
Sh*t Robot – I Found Love (Wild Geese Remix) [DFA]
Gino Soccio – Remember [Atlantic]
Retro/Grade – Escape Sequence (Album Version) [Deconstruction]
Boytronic – Bryllant [BCM]
Daft Punk – The Sun Of Flynn (X2) [Disney]
Black Devil Disco Club – The Devil In Us (SSUK- Edit) [Lo]
My Mine – Hypnotic Tango (Serge Santiago Edit) [Polydor]
Stephanie Mills & Witch Queen – You Can Get Over (Serge Santiago’s Bang The Gong Dub) [RCA]
Tom Neville – Intergalactic Romantic (RGEM Edit) [No Label]
Retro/Grade – Reset [Deconstruction]
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy (RGEM Reset Bootlegg) [ZYX]
Azari & III – Indigo (Serge Santiago’s Rejected Remix) [Turbo]
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