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 2

So do you have a nice log fire ready? Are you wearing your advanced Norwegian knitwear? Well get cracking, people, because the Cold Comforts Mix Pt 2 is a toasty treat.

This collection puts the emotional and the lovelorn before the hedonistic. It turns down the disco, and turns up the swoon. Sure, you'll find some rave here, but it's raving with an ache in the heart. This is the most varied mix I've done for a while. It's also the one I've been most excited about for a goodly time too.

I'm a total Björk fan boy. I'm not sure there are many musical geniuses left these days, but I know she's one of them. Fact. So I've kicked off with the gorgeous It's Not Up To You of her Vespertine album. Then there's a nod to dubstep with the so-hottt-right-now combo of The XX and Joy Orbison. Mmmm... bass. If there's one tune I just can't stop listening to at the moment it's Randy Crawford's early 80s smooth soul classic, You Might Need Somebody. So you get that and a super-sensual dollop of JJ Cale too. Then it's back to the dance floor. Tensnake's Congolal is a wonderful bit of romantic instrumental electro-funk, full of yearning synths and slap bass. And then there's Four Tet. Love Cry is his latest record and it's deep and hypnotic, and I can't praise it enough. Four Tet's done some great stuff over the past decade, but this is possibly his best. And to wrap things up there's a righteous dubby version of Yazz's Fine Time.

Björk - It's Not Up To You, Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love (The XX remix), José James - Black Magic (Joy Orbison's recreation), Rubies - Diamonds On Fire (Pyramid Dub Version), Blaze - Lovelee Day (20:20 Soundsystem remix), Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx remix), Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody, Social Disco Club - 4 Love, JJ Cale - Cherry, Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself (Frankie Knuckles mix), Tensnake - Congolal, Four Tet - Love Cry, Yazz feat. Colonel Mite - Fine Time (12" mix)


1 comment:

Dom said...

Most enjoyable raggamuffin.