Christian Gangster Rap and High Energy Deep House
Let me just start by saying, praise jebus for music. In the bleakness that has been the last few weeks down this end of the world, holding onto sanity has been difficult of late, so I’ve been thankful for a few things that have been warming my spirit.
I’m not using the term “music” loosely here, I’m talking about that stuff that can instantly change your mood, make you remember, put you in another place…..or simply “fix” you. Last week I saw “Respect Yourself – The Stax Records Story” at the film festival, which is, as the title suggests, the story of Stax Records – the label behind the emergence of southern soul music in the 60s (think Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, The Staple Sisters, Isaac Hayes etc). Its a great watch, and one I’d recommend to anyone thats even slightly interested in music.
So after digging through all the stax records I could find and getting my soul on, I decided to try and find something that fits my mood of late and delves into the realms of the deep a little more.
First up, a set from Lexx (aka Kawabata) – another of the zurich house crew. The set comes with a disclaimer from the man that “THIS IS NOT A CLUB SET“.
Lexx (Kawabata) on Beats In Space 11 March 2008
1. keith hudson – formula dub
2. earl brown – get together
3. disconnection – dead on the case
4. mcneal & niles – summer fun
5. prince – forever in my life (live)
6. bill withers – you got the stuff (pt.2)
7. trus’me – drilling
8. eddie drennon – do what you got to do
9. jungle city (lexx edit)
10. candi staton – pepe bradock tool
11. rick wade – I can’t take it
12. persuader – slussen (erot dub)
13. sound stream – good soul
14. chez damier – untitled
15. foolish & sly – come a little closer
16. model 500 – starlight
17. madioko and rafika – ellelli (kalabrese remix)
18. the mole – thanks for coming out
19. pepe bradock – intriguing feathered creature(dub)
20. lexx – mahogany
21. john martyn – save some (for me)
Another set that had been getting a bit of a thrashing of late is John Daly’s June Promo mix which I grabbed off soundcloud (hat tip to Brooke). Everytime I hear the keys in the opening track (Mr Cisco – Cosmic) I feel the need to climb inside, give them a big hug and them it will be OK.
Don’t have a full tracklist for this, but enjoying it nonetheless! Quite like the comment someone else made, that it was “deep-detroit-disco-boogie-kraft-3000″……which pretty much sums it up nicely.
Experiment with magic………but don’t dabble with enchantments unless you are very brave. Once the magical vibrations are set into motion, they can never be recalled.