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.

Cold Comforts Mix Pt 1

I've been rained on cycling about seven times in the last week. And I don't mean 'ooh, isn't that refreshing' rain. I mean 'tadpoles could flourish in my y-fronts' rain. I read some smugly optimistic tripe in a colour supplement once claiming if you cycled every day of the year, on average you'd only get wet eleven times. That journalist had better be calling in some serious prayers for a drought in 2010, or I'm going to be paying a soggy visit.

So this mix is supposed to be a nice warming one for rain drenched early December. Why not pop it on at your office Chrimbo party? I'm hoping to make it a two-parter, and follow up with some slower paced, more downtempo music - just right for plopping down in front of a log fire, clad in some advanced Norwegian knitwear.

Cold Comfort Pt 1 was recorded live, rather than pieced together over a week or so like most of my other mixes have been. Because of this there's a bit of a rough and ready hue to it, which I hope doesn't detract too much from the flow.

If you've been paying a visit to this blog for a bit there are a couple of tracks you'll recognise. There are some other corkers too... the Staple Singers get all gospel with their cover of Slippery People by the Talking Heads, Kariya's Let Me Love You For Tonight is a screaming bit of late 80s house, and Rory Phillips turns The Units' electro-punk classic into a proper mover. Also, if you are of the right sort of age to have thought the first Renaissance mix album made 1994 the high point of recorded music, then Slid by Fluke needs no additional comment.

Phoenix - Fences (Def Starr version), The Staple Singers - Slippery People, The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Unabomber's Love Touch edit), Kariya - Let Me Love You For Tonight, M - Pop Muzik (Todd Terje remix), Fuke - Slid, Konk - Your Life, Feist - Sea Lion Woman (Pitto Bootleg), The Units - High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips edit), Connie - Get On Down, 40 Thieves - Don't Turn It Off (Brennan Green remix), Sandee - Notice Me, Crazy P - Stop Space Return (Unabombers Dub), Krikor & The Dead Hillbillies - God Will Break It All


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, Rory, as a person surrounded by -8C going on -20C on monday night I feel like I can tell you more about Cold Comforts than you me about frog farm in your cycling shorts... Chuckle (more like loud sneeze followed by a cough...) As for the music - I have found that after introduction by good ol' Sambo to "Stand on His Word" - The Jouberts can brighten up any day of hte year or any mix I come across. the rest of the tunes are great too - thanks!

Hope to see you in a week even if on my battery operated sound system... :)