Tuesday, 24 February 2009

TrickyDiscoMix: Sell By Dave - Sunshine Love

We continue our TrickyDiscoMix series with another selection from yours truly, this time in a more downtempo style. I initially put this mix together as a valentines' pressie to my girlfriend Kate, but she liked it and said I should share it with the world at large. So here it is.

It was initially inspired by the old mixtapes I used to make as a student DJ, where I'd mix some tracks together and drop in the others - the idea being that the music is more important than precise beatmatching. So, in true 'old skool' fashion, some of it is beatmatched and some of it isn't. Musically, it's a mixed bag, starting off on a luscious instrumental hip-hop/street soul tip and finishing off with a bit of loved-up disco and boogie. Along the way, there are some great tracks I've not played in yonks, notably the Marvin Gaye Project's brilliant 'Turn On Some Music' bootleg, 'Music Feel Soul', which was a huge record at Lights Down Low in Sheffield and best before: in Bristol five years ago. There's also a couple of Grand Central bits, some classic Coldcut, a DJ Mitsu The Beats remix, some Love Unlimited Orchcestra (it wouldn't be a valentines tape without a bit of Barry White!), a dash of King Britt and some choice slick disco and boogie. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Turn the lights down low and enjoy…

1. J-Walk - Following The Noughties (Grand Central)
2. Gripper - Jazz Cop (Grand Central)
3. Coldcut - Autumn Leaves (Arista/Ninja Tune)
4. Alex Attias presents Mustang - Help Me [DJ Mitsu The Beats Remix] (Compost Records)
5. Marvin Gaye Project - Music Feel Soul (Choonz Inc)
6. Love Unlimited Orchestra - Midnight Groove (Philips)
7. Basement Soul - Boi Girl You Knock Me Out (Kat)
8. Skyy - High [Kenny Dope Classic Remix] (Playa)
9. King Britt presents SYLK 130 - Happiness (feat Alma Horton) (Six Degrees)
10. Starshine - All I Need Is You [Vocal Version] (Prelude)
11. Surface - Falling In Love [Danny Krivit Re-Edit] (Salsoul)
12. Matsubara - S.O.S [Prins Thomas Re-Edit] (Rong Music)
13. Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love (Motown)
14. Gwen Guthrie - Getting Hot (Island)

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