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Archive for May, 2008

Deodato – Night Cruiser
22nd May, 2008 | 210 views

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Back in the early 80s my dad was a single man about town again, down at the nightclubs and discos at the weekends and must’ve been a bit of a soul boy. He was fond of this tune, he had it on a different release to the one below but always played this track; it subsequently ‘fell’ into my collection and err, was got ruined in The Great Mouldy Record Storage Disaster (sorry dad, I’ll get it on a mix for you).

Anyhow, I’ve tracked down and bought it on a superior one-sided pressing and here it is for you. A really apt title, this is the ideal soundtrack to a late night/early morning drive around London. Maybe you’re on your way home from the nightclub with your girl or just out ‘cos you’re an insomniac, whatever, I’m sure all the graveyard shift radio djs back then would have this in their playlists.

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Soultek – Dreaming Under A Starlit Sky
21st May, 2008 | 136 views

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Deep techno soundscape flavour from the Chicago based producer Steven Hitchell, excuse the authentic vinyl crackles at the beginning, adds a little character anyway. I haven’t got access to my record cleaning machine to run it through at the moment but there appears to be plenty of copies available to buy for yourself. Entices you in with the reverb and echoes then chugs along on an introspective journey.

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Eclectronica Radio Show 09 – 18.05.08
19th May, 2008 | 70 views

Sunday evening musical musings with your host Bruce Bickerton aka Alucidnation.

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Sly & Robbie – Jailbreak
19th May, 2008 | 133 views

Break out the hash cakes and indulge to this electronic dub reggae journey.

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Floyd Cramer – Last Date
18th May, 2008 | 621 views

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Was on a stag night yesterday; all day, evening and crawled in this morning. I’m suffering now and this is a fitting tune as any as to negotiate my way through the fog of a hangover that’s currently assaulting my brain. I know of Floyd Cramer as my dad frequently used to play “On The Rebound” to me which was a number one hit here in the UK in 1961, so I took a chance and bought this album from a seller on eBay having already purchased other stuff from him. One to play at the end of the night as you cry into your beer with your date having gone disastrously wrong, hence the ‘Last Date’ you’ll have with that particular lady.

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Songs about shagging, music has always been inextricably linked with SEX. The rhythmic beat of rock’roll that got right up the noses of puritan religious types back in the fifties through the epic orgasmic disco releases of the seventies; continuing today in all it’s myriad forms, some more subtle than others. I’ve plenty of obvious tracks to choose from and I will put one in particular up soon but this is an understated one. Don’t write it off because it’s Kenny Rogers! Although tame by what can be released in this day and age, it was pretty brazen stuff for the late sixties and created some controversy when it was released. The softness of the verses contrasting with the build up to the rock shouted choruses adds a real edge to it. It’s a real stab at laying down some music to get jiggy to, although with it clocking in at just under four minutes you would hope that your session would last a little longer.

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Eclectronica Radio Show 08 – 11.05.08
12th May, 2008 | 67 views

Sunday evening musical musings with your host Bruce Bickerton aka Alucidnation.

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Vangelis – Let It Happen
12th May, 2008 | 165 views

Just like… go with it, y’know…

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Axiotronic – Stitch In Time
10th May, 2008 | 99 views

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The little story behind discovering this equisite piece of electronic music is by listening in to Alucidnation’s Eclectronica show on Chill DAB Radio (also available as a live stream and has a ‘listen again’ facility of past shows to download). I’ve been following his output for some time since his Induction album, anyhow, he’s got good taste and his show is worth checking out for varied tempos and vibes; he played this track a few weeks ago. I love the sheer happiness and hope that springs from these computer generated sounds, the perfect accompaniment to a carefree day when the sun is shining and it feels like everything’s gonna be alright.

Naturally, I had to get the album that this track is from and it’s dreamy melodies entrance from start to finish.

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Giorgio Moroder – I Wanna Rock You
9th May, 2008 | 1,672 views

Disco synth-god, Giorgio Moroder, pens a catchy dancefloor chugger with slightly suggestive lyrical content.

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Underground Quality Radio Show 07.05.08
8th May, 2008 | 39 views

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UQ_20080507

01. | 0:00:00 | ?
02. | 0:05:22 | Essential Physics? (part of a two record set)
03. | 0:11:04 | tomtomgroove – A Rare Groove
04. | 0:14:37 | ?
05. | 0:21:11 | ?
06. | 0:25:19 | ?
07. | 0:30:43 | ?
08. | 0:36:45 | ?
09. | 0:42:42 | Fred P – Form Of Communication
10. | 0:49:37 | Slowhouse – Track on side A (from Two)
11. | 0:56:44 | Jus-Ed – Fly Away
12. | 1:05:46 | Rick Felix – Insane
13. | 1:12:08 | Fred P – Everyday
14. | 1:18:14 | ?

These posts serve purely as an archive for sleepy househeads who can’t stay up late on a school night. I only link to discogs when a) I’m sure what the track is and b) it’s been released and has been entered in the database! If you can identify any of the unknown tracks, please spread the love by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post. You can catch Ed broadcasting the Underground Quality Radio Show live every Wednesday on MyHouse-YourHouse.net, 1900EST, 0000GMT & 0100CEST or alternatively click on the icon below to join the RSS feed for the archive on this blog and be notified whenever I manage to upload shows. Enjoy!

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