Tuesday, 22 February 2011
A Disco mix -
Alan Parsons Project - The Voice - ARISTA (1977)
The Earons - Land Of Hunger (dub version) - ISLAND (1984)
Electric Mind - Zwei (dub version) - EMERGENCY (1983)
Plush - Free And Easy (instrumental) - RCA (1982)
Futura - Feelin' Hot - REELIN & ROCKIN (1982)
Baheeja - Action Speaks Louder Than Words - GOLD TRACK (1984)
Skyy - Disco Dancin' - SALSOUL (1979)
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners - How Do You Do - ABC (1978)
Pat Lundy- Work Song - PYRAMID (1977)
Chilly - For Your Love - POLYDOR (1978)
Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender (instrumental) - VANGUARD (1981)
Demi Roussos - L.O.V.E Got A Hold Of Me - MERCURY (1978)
Queen Samantha - Take A Chance - T.K. DISCO (1979)
Letta Mbulu - Kilimanjaro (instrumental) - MJS (1981)
Karriem - I Love You - PASHLO (1979)
All Wax, All Originals.
Neither here nor there mix. by Mr. Smith
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Not too much of an edit really, just a DJ friendly version. This is an amazing record but the vocal at the beginning of the original makes it a bit tricky in the mix. I first heard of this tune on BEAT ELECTRIC a while back... Follow the LINK for more info and the original.
Henderson & Whitfield - Dancin' to the beat (Mr Smith mixeasy edit) by Mr. Smith
Friday, 22 October 2010
Spaced out italo - I love it. I simply can't get enough of this record at the moment so I thought I'd share it. DISCOGS just told me that this was released on a number of different labels depending on where you were living back in '79 but the original was on Phillips in Italy. This is actually the DISCONET version so has been given a wee 'DJ only' rework from the original. If you are not sat at your computer 'digging' all the time and actually visit record stores, you will have noticed that some scumbag (rich coming from me?) has bootlegged some or maybe even all of the DISCONET back catalogue.
This is a great DJ record. Starts off with nice stripped down percussion that builds up nicely to mix and has a couple good breakdowns for you to take it somewhere else. It's also 15mins long so you have lots of time to play with it.
Tantra - Wishbone by Mr. Smith
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Here is an edit I did of Bombers - 'Pistolero' a while back. The original was featured on there AMAZING album - Bombers 2. I have already written a small bit about them which you can read HERE. I thought this needed a little edit to eradicate some suspect key changes, I tweaked a couple of bits and gave it a nice drawn out intro for you deejays out there. Mad props go out to experienced disc jockey and top fella Jimmy P for dropping this on the Faith Fanzine radio show which you can find on Ministry of Sound HERE.
Disco Love (Mr. Smith edit) by Mr. Smith
Saturday, 11 September 2010
You just read that my partner in crime has left the country, plus i've been working very hard recently (See above)so Blogging has been put on hold. Don't worry though, i've still got lot's of treats to share with you guys & if Mr.Smith is going to update all the way from Oz, then dammit i'll have to join in too.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
I stopped blogging earlier this year because life just got in the way. I have just relocated from London to Sydney and all my records are on a ship somewhere on there way here (eek!)... I will be bricking it til the day they get here safe and sound!!!
I have a few bits and pieces that I ripped I while back that I will be posting in the future but today I have for you a little mix I recorded a while back. I wasn't sure that I would ever post it because a couple of the mixes are a bit wayward... But I thought fuck it. So here it is for your aural pleasure -
All wax, all originals.
MIXTAPE 01107-3 by Mr. Smith
1. Weeks & Co. - Go With The Flow (instrumental) (1982)
2. West Phillips - (I'm Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face (1983)
3. Pointer Sisters - Automatic (Special Remix) (1983)
4. Madonna - Everybody (Dub) - (1982)
5. K.I.D. - You Don't Like My Music ("Hupendi Muziki Wangu") (1981)
6. The Circle City Band - Magic (1983)
7. The Fresh Band - Come Back Lover (1984)
8. Maxine Singleton - Don't You Love It (instrumental) (1982)
9. Sparkle Tuhran & Friends - Handsome Man (1979)
10. Fat Larrys Band - Lookin' For Love Tonight (1979)
11. Sparque - Take Some Time (1984)
12. Richard T. Bear - Sunshine Hotel (1978)
13. Tempest Trio - Do You Like The Way That It Feels (1979)
14. Dr. York - Shake-N-Skate (1980)
15. Bombers - Let's Dance (1979)
16. The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes (1979)
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Here's a lovely mix from Brighton's original crew of left field Balearic Disco deviants SOFT ROCKS which was originally recorded for Berlin's deluxe street-wear store FIRMAMENT & then picked up by me for 50p at MVE.
I've had this mix on rotation for months now, it's been around for quite a while & it's a killer, Taking in everything from The Eurythmics B-Side "Monkey Monkey" & Shitans obscure "Disco Shitan" to the sounds of Voom-Voom's Henrik Schwarz remixed "Best Friend" with plenty of other tracks along the way expertly selected & blended for our listening pleasure.
Even though I just spent almost 2 weeks in Berlin I never made it to the FIRMAMENT shop, but from what I gather it's THE spot in the city to cop your STUSSY, SUPREME & VISVIM gear if that's your bag & apparently they even stock JUNIOR BOY'S OWN tees too!
SOFT ROCK's output is always worth checking if you like things a little more oddball, slower & more left field. DJ wise they always dig a bit deeper & spin a healthy selection of weird & wonderful records alongside disco obscurities & killer underground House grooves, On top of that they've put out a slew of quality releases since 2003 & I can't recommend them enough with "Midnight Drive" & their latest 12" "In the house" being personal favourites. Take a look at their releases page HERE. I've also included a Youtube clip of "Midnight drive" for your enjoyment which sounds like some amazing, lost 80's action movie end title:
Now, on to the music...
Grab the mix below, Click on the arrow on the right to D/L.
SOFT ROCKS - FIRMAMENT BERLIN MIXTAPE by Bobby Hands
BTW - If anyone can fully track-list this mix, Please, Get in touch!