Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ciani Waves

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Suzanne Ciani is my secret crush these days. There's just something I find incredibly sexy about female synth nerds. Her 1982 masterpiece "Seven Waves" is one of those albums I can put on repeat for hours. The gentle, calming atmosphere Ciani creates with her vintage synthesizers soothes my soul. This is the stand out track from that album in my opinion

Suzanne Ciani - The Fifth Wave, Water Lullaby

If you're ever looking for a meditative "zone" out session on youtube, check out these vids of Ms. Ciani at work.

Vintage keyboards and proto-new age, electronic music. Does it get any better?!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

ARAWA Stimulatin' Mixin'

A few months ago PLAIDMUSIC asked me to submit a guest mix to their excellent blog. It's been enough time now that I'd like to share it with all of you. If you want to see the tracklist, it'll be in the comment section

Tommyboy - Stimulation

PS> I just wanted to let everyone know we've added a new mix section in the far right nav bar. If you've missed out on any of these excellent selections, here's your chance to catch up. Happy listening

I Want To Go To There

Discoring was the shiznit on Italian TV in the late 70s, early 80s from what I can see on youtube. I wish there was a rerun channel like VH1 classics somewhere here in the states. This intro sequence from Discoring uses entrancing imagery from italian discos complimented with the classic Gepy & Gepy track "Body to Body". Sometime in my life, I want to dance in a setting just like this. Help me make it happen ;)

I'll leave you with this amazing dub edit by Beat Broker who makes a great song even better! Another quality edit by the master

Gepy & Gepy - Body to Body (Beat Broker Intro Disco Dub)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Captain Starlight


here's the full 11 minute version of this classic in all it's glory

Zazu - Captain Starlight

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spelling Love

Well, it's been awhile. I've been pretty distracted with other aspects of the internet recently. I feel maybe I've been neglecting my duties here. I hope this little jam makes up for the lost time.
Esavù only released a few singles in 1983. This is my favorite of theirs, especially the instrumental version. Seems prime re-edit material. The sound quality isn't the best, but that's the way the record sounds. Bought this for a pretty penny on ebay. Well worth it. I hope everyone enjoys this rare and special gem as much as I do.

Esavù - Spelling Love (Vocal)
Esavù - Spelling Love (Instrumental)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Farewell Mr. Francis

Mike Francis (1961-2009)
Hey survivor...

I Played Sports

Support radness in these dark economic times! Buy Buy buy this incredible album! Tommy and I can't get enough. Zeeriously. Try any of the links on the poster above or buy straight from Claremont here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Wow. This is like my ultimate dream youtube discovery. It's like on Tim and Eric Awesome Show when a skit gets so out there that it almost becomes plausible again. This is euro-pop culture at it's best and most ridiculous.

Unfortunately I can't find a shred of info on the group anywhere, in the top video there's only three of them and in the other two there's four (Hassan, Tito, Sonja and Thomas) so... were they like Menudo with the rotating members? Was it a one off novelty single for a TV show? And what drove the third member (I'll assume its Tito) away? Were the pressures of "live" performance and offbeat dancing too much for Tito? Was there a fallout with Hassan over Sonja's affections? Could he not handle Thomas' starter moustache envy? Would Mom not sign his permission slip? What do you guys think?

Here's the only copy of the song I could scrounge up and I TRIED man, trust me. Its only at 112kbps but whatever, its soooo good. Scratch that! Premini of super awesome blog, DJ's Are Persons, sent over a 192 copy this morning... Thanks dude! You made my day!

There are no losers in my paradise.

Babaluga- My Paradise (Extended)

By the way I looooove the seagull noises.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dolly Dolly Dolly

As I write this here, lying under the covers near the brink of dreams, I hope that when the morning comes, I will be able to spring out of bed and embrace the day as giddy and openhearted as I'm sure Dolly does every morning.

This big hearted slice of AM gold discofunkreggae comes from Dolly Parton's ingeniously (cough) titled 1980 album Dolly Dolly Dolly.

Dolly Parton- Sweet Agony