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Archive for the 'downtempo' Category

Begin – Velocity
7th February, 2011 | 343 views

Setting out his stall to be a contender for the downtempo summer anthem of 2011, the second release from Begin aka James Holroyd.

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Catch this little Balearic groover before the British summer finally escapes us…

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Future Beat Alliance – Earth Message
10th June, 2010 | 172 views

A track from Matthew Puffet’s unreleased ‘Hidden Emotion’ album on Void Records.

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Sade – Make Some Room
8th June, 2010 | 399 views

Hanging out at raves in the late eighties rubs off on Sade…

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Trus’me – Browns
6th June, 2010 | 115 views

Easy like a Sunday blog post, a leisurely vibration from the Mancunian producer.

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Steve Miller Band – Wild Mountain Honey
8th September, 2009 | 632 views

Save the bees! Listen to this track…

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Little Dragon – Twice
3rd August, 2009 | 1,221 views

7″ records never really went away, the ideal format for a song such as this.

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Alucidnation – Meantime
13th July, 2009 | 303 views

A track from the latest Alucidnation offering for the summer and autumn.

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Luscious Jackson – Take A Ride
30th September, 2008 | 440 views

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Just one track from an accomplished album with perfect production from Daniel Lanois and Tony Mangurian, these are all simply just great songs. My path to discovering the ‘Fever In Fever Out‘ album were the tracks “Naked Eye” and “Under Your Skin” which were, to me, groovy rock tracks with overt dance sensibilities, so it’s perhaps not surprising that this album was released on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal record label. ‘Take A Ride’ has a chilled out mellow vibe with complimentary over-dubbed vocal harmonies and a bass that loiters across the track.

Live slow, die old
Live slow, die old

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Shakatak – Toot The Shoot
23rd September, 2008 | 716 views

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This is one low slung end-of-night dirty grinder of a tune; part of me was reluctant to put this up and let this little sleazy secret be discovered. Nestled away on the ‘Drivin’ Hard‘ album, I’m actually stepping on ck’s toes a little as he ‘discovered’ this track but saw sense and traded it with me for some other anonymous twelve that I can’t remember. I’m sure there is another copy out there with his name on it; a crate dig away in the musty corner of a charity shop, amidst really bad secondhand clothes.

Written by the drummer, Roger Odell, the drumming is laid back yet tight, add a dirty keyboard sound, mixed with a bit of vocoder-laden lyrics, add a sprinkle of female backing vocals (provided by Gill Saward and Jackie Raw aka, according to the cover notes, the U.K. Sluts) and you’ve got a bona fide soundtrack to a coke binge, now where’s my mirror…

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