Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dance bet

I'm feelin' really ecstatic about this sound right now.



Perfect beat, groovy bass, funky guitar, all put together in the best possible way by Rare Cuts, from the original by George and Glen Miller.

It takes this much to get you off the chair, doesn't it?

track's info:
Rare Cuts - It's time to dance
FKR Records 2016





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Back in 5

When I was about 5, I had my first really profound musical experience -at least the first one I can remember of. An aunt of mine (I think) had bought me and my brother and sister a cassette with kids songs about animals, some of them Greek. In this collection there were tracks like Ska' Chou Chou, Da Da Da and other italodisco hits, while among them, there was a synth-pop track with no words (apart from some animal sounds) by Harry Thumann.

It may sound ridiculous at the dog barking part (which I didn’t like even then), but if you listen carefully throughout, it’s quite good. This, my friends, was the first time ever in my life, at that sensitive age of 5, when I had my first musical heartbeat, when I had the chills for a melody, when I’d secretly take my bro’s walkman and play it back and forth, rewinding and playing it again, until the batteries would leave me listening to it slo-mo and my brother would chase me around the house for leaving it battery-less.

At the age of 6 we moved to another house and sadly this cassette never appeared again.

When we reached the google and downloading times, I tried several times to search for that track, but I couldn’t remember neither the title of the compilation nor the title of the track. I could only vaguely remember the melody in the parts that I liked.

Yesterday, 32 years later, a friend of mine posted on facebook a pic with the covers of his first and ugliest albums. There was it. As soon as I googled it and saw the tracklist, I instantly reckognised the title -which kinda surprised me cause at the age of 5 I’m pretty sure I didn’t speak, read or write any English apart from "hello" and "Michael Knight" (major crush). Five seconds later, that first favorite melody of mine was unwinding through my speakers.

Can’t quite describe the feeling, but if I could have my 5-year-old self in front of me, I’d give me a big and tight hug for letting myself appreciate music and feel it with all my heart at such a young age, with so few stimulus back then.

Harry Thumann  isn’t with us anymore as of 2001 and I didn’t even know him till yesterday, but from now on he’ll be in my heart forever. *Woof woof*



Saturday, January 07, 2017

Classy classic

Classic disco norms in a beautiful edit from Tony Loreto on The Night the Lights Went Out by the Trammps.



Tony Loreto seems to have been uploading some cool stuff on his soundcloud page. Check 'em out!

track's info
The Trammps - The Night the Lights Went Out (Tony Loreto edit)
2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Perfection

This is not a new track, nor a rare one. It was released in 2015 by Monophonics, which is a rather popular band and it really isn't some super-wow discovery, but it's the melody that's stuck on my player these past days and the kickass tune I feel like ending this year with.


May every person in the world find his way back home this year, wherever that is.

track's info
Monophonics- Find my way back home

Sound of Sinning
Transistor Sound 2015

Monday, December 26, 2016

Too funky for this world

Thank God I had the chance to see you live.


Rest in Peace my beloved pop artist.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Soul time

This year it feels like the right kinda music for the holidays.


So there, enjoy this beautiful selection.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

For the black days

Music can be there for you, buddy. Always.



track's info: 
The Staple Singers - A Whole lot of Love
Let's Do it Again
Curtom 1975
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