I love music that plays somewhere in that glitterball-lit realm between disco, house, dub, funk, rock 'n roll, and pop. This site will host mixes I've made and songs I like that dance across the genres. Let me know what you think. And if you've got a party or night you'd like moving to this sound, drop me a line on rorychallands (at) gmail (dot) com.

The Indian Summer Mix

Right you 'orrible lot. Here's the promised contraband. Would I welch on a deal? Of course not! There's only so long I could get away with fobbing you off with stale gear. So here is the Milky Bar Kid's Indian Summer Mix. It's fresh off the press - and I think it's a corker.

First of all, apologies and thanks to Mr Jonathan Moore from the awesome Leftside Wobble. He might be looking through this tracklisting thinking 'Erm, dude. Hands off my tunes.' He, and his Dub Disco Deli series have introduced me to many great songs, some of which I've shamelessly appropriated for this set. We share very similar tastes, and you know, imitation... flattery... etc.

I'm looking forward to busting this puppy out lying next to a pool in Spain. It's the kind of mix you need some slightly too tight swimming trunks, and a bottle of coconut oil for. Whip out your Jeffrey Archer novel, bask in the sun, and get swooney.

I've waffed on about it before, but I really think the Villa edit of Agnetha Fältskog's Wrap Your Arms Around Me is a thing of wonder. Yes, yes, I know she was in Abba, but this is the real deal. Big, lush, and emotional. Bobby Rush gets the treatment from Mark Very Disco, and boy is it a barnstorming slab of funk. There's also the ever-so-slightly-cheesy bouncy acid of Crazy P, and some darker, techier house towards the end. To finish things off you get the always lovely Sally Shapiro with a sumptuous bit of electro-pop.

I like this mix a lot. I hope you do too. Let me know what you think!

Black Sabbath: Planet Caravan (DJ Steef edit), Agnetha Fältskog: Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Villa edit), Noir Desir: Le Vent Nous Portera (Rubber Room rerub), Bobby Rush: Do The Do (MVD Swamp Funk edit), Shriekback: My Spine Is The Bassline, Jazzy Dee: Get On Up (Situation edit), Dorothy's Fortress: The Revenger Of El Santoro, General Motors: King Of Kong, Crazy P: Stop Space Return, Azari & III: Reckless With Your Love, Shit Robot: Simple Things (Serge Santiago remix), TBD: What Is This?, Sally Shapiro: Moonlight Dance



James said...

oooh ohh oooh nice one. I think you mean spoony, not swoony though. Another cracker.

JM said...

All cool here fella. Splendid mix too!