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[ Written by: | 18 Dec 2009 | 16 Comments | ]
Music for mooching about to over summer, eagle head optional

Here’s a wee bit of summer listening for all a ya’ll.
Nothing too fancy, just a bunch of nice mellow songs to listen to whilst sunning yaself’s over that there xmas bit.
Best enjoyed with fine wine, a beach/pool handy and sun.
Tracklist:
They came in peace – Tranquility Bass
Melody – Serge Gainsbourg
4 love – Social Disco Club
strawberry letter 23 – Shuggie Otis
Float On – Floaters
interlude – Lyrics Born
Pacific Breeze – Coyote
Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath (Dj Steef mix)
Soldissimo – Air (EDC mix)
Ferry cross the Mersey – Pat Metheny
Christo Redentor – Donald Byrd
I’m not – Panda Bear
Here comes the sun – Nina Simone
[audio:http://www.stink-finger.com/audio/Stinkfinger%20Sunnyday%20lounger.mp3]
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[ Written by: | 3 Dec 2009 | 18 Comments | ]
All time top 5 house sets

Well not really the all time top 5 – because that would be far too hard to decide. While listening to Dixon’s Body Language 4 for the umpteenth time I started thinking about those go-to sets that you seem to thrash but yet still give you that great sense of comfort and enjoyment years (or hundreds of listens) later.
For me, without doing it consciously, I keep finding I go back to :

Joris Voorn – Resident Advisor Podcast #62
Dixon – Body Language 4
Dennis Ferrer – Essential Mix 27-09-2008
Jackmate – mnml ssgs …

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[ Written by: | 28 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
cool nu mixes

been ages since we had any music up here sooo….
Brennan Green Xlr8 Podcast
http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2009/08/brennan-green-prepare-xlr8
Here’s a mix for all the people who loved Appleblim’s Ronsefmmix last year, its sorta like
that but much much much better (it doesn’t stop and turn into dubstep half way).  Also it
will make you like songs by people you hate.  Ask Bob about his Brusce Springsteen shame!
Ooft Mix
http://ruffjamz.podomatic.com/player/web/2009-08-17T01_00_19-07_00
Slowhouse.slowdisco.cosmicdisco.edits.
this stufff still doesn’ have a name and thats briliant, cos when it des it will die
to me its the new Funki house!!
it rulz!

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[ Written by: | 24 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
DEMF sets

The organisers of DEMF 08 are streaming some of the sets from last years event here: http://www.paxahau.com/sounds/mp3/2008_movement.html
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts is particularly worth a look in. As is DBX at DEMF08
You can download most of them from here if you feel the urge:  http://www.djscene.lt/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30503&sid=ede02cfcf727ea873492c809764b2df6

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[ Written by: | 21 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Let your mind be free……house your body

Two beautiful sets from Move D (aka David Moufang), both have been on extremely high rotation of late (hat tip to Joe and Will)
First one coming from Sunday Best NYC
Move D @ Sunday Best NYC 20/07/08
(WARNING: May induce mid-winter swimming in the mentally challenged)
Second one comes from Robert Johnson last year…..equally as good.
Move D @ Robert Johnson (22/12/07)

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[ Written by: | 27 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
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 …

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[ Written by: | 21 Jun 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Quarion in Auckland

Quarion from Drumpoet Community will be gracing Auckland next weekend (Saturday June 28th), playing (the most unlikely of clubs) Khuja Lounge.
I’m pretty excited about this, as drumpoet seems to be somewhat of an unhealthy obsession of mine at the moment (for those interested, checkout Drumpoems Verse 1 which is a collection of some of the drumpoet releases featuring Quarion, Manuel Tur, Soultourist, Kawabata and Sasha Dive to name a few).
I found a recent Quarion set from last month over here which aint too bad at all.
Art Bleek – Modern spaces …

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[ Written by: | 16 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Listen to this

So I figure its probably about time I post something as well and what better way that by posting a couple of mixes that are making me close my eyes, grin and think life is pretty bloody good.
First up is Manuel Tur, who is also one of my favourite producers so far this year. I can’t seem to get enough of his deep take on house (plus he seems to share my love of stabby keys). I’m not too sure where this set came from, but its damn good proper …

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[ Written by: | 12 Jun 2008 | 10 Comments | ]
On the house front

To silence the Old man’s moaning yesterday, heres a lil something from the other old man of BMP…. I am loving the new deep house vibe coming outta Europe championed by such super dj types as :
Cassy
Her live at panorama bar mixes have been untouchable, as has her Ibiza voice podcast
http://www.ibiza-voice.com/sessions/media/Cassy_Ibiza_Voice_Podcast.mp3
Vera
I managed to get a 4.5hr mix of hers @ Zukunft 11-01-08, which at no point gets anything other than awe inspiring, you should find this… it will complete you.
Johnny D
To go with his outstanding form in the field of …