Robin S - Show Me Love
1 half of The Flu, celebrated his birthday the other day, and one of his friends came by with this little gem. Found in a dollar bin on a flea market in Lisbon, it made its way in to our record bag.
Show Me Love is one of our all time favourite tracks. It sports the true 90’ies house vibe, courtesy of a haunting synth organ topped with a bitter sweet and soulful vocal. If you want to give it a listen, just click here. 
When we first got our hand on the record, we wondered why it was labelled as a remix by StoneBridge, whom we had never heard of before. 
A little internet research into the history of the track, quickly revealed that the version of Show Me Love that most of us are familiar with, is actually a remix done by the relatively unknown Swedish DJ and producer by the name StoneBridge. 
The original, which was released in 90, is reminiscent of much of the diva house of the day, and didn’t move any numbers. You can listen to the it here. 
Realising they had a gem of a vocal, the record label wanted to give the track another go, and handed over the remix duties to StoneBridge in 92.
StoneBridge turned in a couple of versions, that where all turned down by the label. Out of frustration he stripped the original from everything but the vocal and the kick, added the signature organ synth bass line and a couple of stabs in the intro. He didn’t even like the remix to begin with, but his girlfriend convinced him to send it over to the label. 
And the rest, as the say, is history. You can read the full account of the creation of this epic tune over here. It’s a super interesting read. 

Robin S - Show Me Love

1 half of The Flu, celebrated his birthday the other day, and one of his friends came by with this little gem. Found in a dollar bin on a flea market in Lisbon, it made its way in to our record bag.

Show Me Love is one of our all time favourite tracks. It sports the true 90’ies house vibe, courtesy of a haunting synth organ topped with a bitter sweet and soulful vocal. If you want to give it a listen, just click here

When we first got our hand on the record, we wondered why it was labelled as a remix by StoneBridge, whom we had never heard of before. 

A little internet research into the history of the track, quickly revealed that the version of Show Me Love that most of us are familiar with, is actually a remix done by the relatively unknown Swedish DJ and producer by the name StoneBridge. 

The original, which was released in 90, is reminiscent of much of the diva house of the day, and didn’t move any numbers. You can listen to the it here

Realising they had a gem of a vocal, the record label wanted to give the track another go, and handed over the remix duties to StoneBridge in 92.

StoneBridge turned in a couple of versions, that where all turned down by the label. Out of frustration he stripped the original from everything but the vocal and the kick, added the signature organ synth bass line and a couple of stabs in the intro. He didn’t even like the remix to begin with, but his girlfriend convinced him to send it over to the label. 

And the rest, as the say, is history. You can read the full account of the creation of this epic tune over here. It’s a super interesting read. 

Proudly presenting our very own - THE BOOGIE MIX

It’s friday and the late summer in Copenhagen is a bliss. Blue skies all over. What better way to celebrate the coming weekend and general unbearable lightness of being, than with a little nifty boogie mix, we did a couple of months ago.

Back in the eighties neither click tracks nor midi sync’ing wheren’t that big of a thing (and thank God for that), making the the tempos shuffle back and forth quite a bit. Hence boogie can be a pain to mix, but we had a blast putting these 10 tracks together nonetheless. 

The songs in the mix range from early to mid 80’ies boogie with a tint of nudisco thrown in for good measure. We hope you enjoy our little 32 minute mix of unadulterated dance music.

Tracklist:

01 - Was (not was): Tell me that i’m dreaming (traditional disco remixed version)
02 - Glory: Can you guess what groove this is
03 - Skyy: Call me
04 - Evelyn King: I’m in love
05 - Billy Ocean: Nights (feel like getting down)
06 - Escort: Starlight
07 - Donald Byrd: Love has come around
08 - BB and Q Band: On the beat
09 - Candye: Loverboy
10 - Beat Freax: Turn it up

Falcon Punch & Roller Radio- Never Enough
American disco//soul/house producer, Falcon Punch, is a bit of a mystery to us. We stumbled over him on Soundcloud but information about him is pretty hard to come by. The track “Never Enough” caught our attention nonetheless.

It is a lovely disco groove featuring smooth keys, a massive rumbling bassline and some nice funky synth work. Apparently the track is a collaboration with the producer Roller Radio who is equally hard to obtain info on.

For fans of funky disco and soulful house this one is a real treat. Information on these guys may be scarce, but who cares as long as they have music like this doing the talking for them. More please!

Amerie - Why Don´t We Fall in Love (Kaytranada remix)

This song was the debut single from American RnB songstress Amerie who released it back in 2002. She would of course go on to put a fresh spin on the hip hop soul formula with her producer Rich Harrison who often laced her with massive hip hop styled breakbeats to go along with her passionate vocals.One of the best examples of this is her biggest hit “1 Thing” from her second album “Touch”.

 In its original incarnation “Why Dont We Fall In Love” was a mellow mid tempo RnB song fairly typical for it’s time. However, it was recently remixed by the 20 year old Canadian producer, Kaytranada, who has been making a bit of a name for himself lately creating RnB styled bootleg remixes from artists such as Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Danny Brown, TLC and others.

 This time he nicely  flips the original turning it into a housey electro funk jam.  Pretty much tailor made for the club as well as our dj sets. 

Omar- The Man (Shafiq Husayn Remix)

Some refer to Omar Lye-Fook as the father of British neo soul. It’s a fitting title, although when that term was coined in the late 1990´s Omar had already been making records for years.

His first and biggest hit to date is the classic soul ballad “There’s Nothing Like This” from his debut album in 1990. Omar since went on to become one of the leading lights of British soul in the 90s and has consistently been releasing excellent records ever since.

Though he has never tasted any serious mainstream success he has been influential among many other like minded artists including Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and India Arie who have all named him as an influence. His latest album, “The Man”, is his first in seven years and on it he continues his unique way of blending different styles such as jazz, soul, RnB, latin and funk.

Several remixers have seized upon the album´s excellent horn driven title track, one of them being Shafiq Husayn who is one third of the innovative hip hop group Sa-Ra Creative Partners. His remix doesn’t differ that much from the original version, which is fitting since it didn’t really need improving. It certainly doesn’t take anything away from it either, but adds a bit more of a hip hop bounce to it courtesy of the drums making it a little more club friendly.

You can listen to the original version here and see which one you prefer.

Jaco Pastorius: Come on, come over

Our vinyl (doesn’t) weigh a ton (yet)

After years of playing mainly cd’s and digital, we have begun assembling an arsenal of vinyl. We’re far from having a large enough collection to actually make the transition from the two other mediums to the other when DJ’ing, but less will do.  We’re by no means vinyl purist in the sense that we’ll totally abandon CDs and digital either.  In our yes (and ears) each medium fits its particular purpose. 

But admittedly, we do prefer the pleasant smell, the strange appealing tactility and last but not least, the sound that we get from vinyl over bits and bytes. Thus, we plan on sharing our love for the vinyl we buy with you guys on these pages. First up is “Jaco”, a stand out record that would introduce jazz to a whole new mainstream audience, helmed by the enigmatic bass player Jaco Pastorius.

Jaco Pastorius is universally recognized as one of the greatest bass players of all time, who in the span of 12 years, from 1975 until his untimely death in 1987 changed the face of jazz music forever. He played the electric bass predominantly, and his trademark style and technique would play a huge role in cementing the electric bass as a instrument in its own right within jazz music. During his active years he collaborated with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, mighty Weather Report and many others. 

Though Jaco Pastorius enjoyed huge success, especially in the beginning of his career, he was also a tragic figure. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness that on the one hand may have played a large role in fuelling his creative output in ways that made his contribution to the great canon of jazz ground breaking in the truest sense of the word. On the other hand the illness lend a hand in his subsequent demise, where he spiralled out of control and ended his life at rock bottom, homeless and by the hand of a bouncer whom he had an altercation with, after being refused entry to a bar.

We bought the Jaco record not only because of its jazz attributes, but also because of the track “Come on, come over” where Jaco serves up a funky bass hook and the legendary RnBs singers Sam and Dave handle the vocal duties. The track is a strange mix of both funk, RnB and jazz, as a testament to the scope of Jaco Pastorius’ broad tastes. A true dance floor banger, that we’ll never tire off.

But hey, don’t take our word for it, check the song out for yourselves here

Jaco Pastorius: Come on, come over

Our vinyl (doesn’t) weigh a ton (yet)

After years of playing mainly cd’s and digital, we have begun assembling an arsenal of vinyl. We’re far from having a large enough collection to actually make the transition from the two other mediums to the other when DJ’ing, but less will do.  We’re by no means vinyl purist in the sense that we’ll totally abandon CDs and digital either.  In our yes (and ears) each medium fits its particular purpose. 

But admittedly, we do prefer the pleasant smell, the strange appealing tactility and last but not least, the sound that we get from vinyl over bits and bytes. Thus, we plan on sharing our love for the vinyl we buy with you guys on these pages. First up is “Jaco”, a stand out record that would introduce jazz to a whole new mainstream audience, helmed by the enigmatic bass player Jaco Pastorius.

Jaco Pastorius is universally recognized as one of the greatest bass players of all time, who in the span of 12 years, from 1975 until his untimely death in 1987 changed the face of jazz music forever. He played the electric bass predominantly, and his trademark style and technique would play a huge role in cementing the electric bass as a instrument in its own right within jazz music. During his active years he collaborated with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, mighty Weather Report and many others. 

Though Jaco Pastorius enjoyed huge success, especially in the beginning of his career, he was also a tragic figure. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness that on the one hand may have played a large role in fuelling his creative output in ways that made his contribution to the great canon of jazz ground breaking in the truest sense of the word. On the other hand the illness lend a hand in his subsequent demise, where he spiralled out of control and ended his life at rock bottom, homeless and by the hand of a bouncer whom he had an altercation with, after being refused entry to a bar.

We bought the Jaco record not only because of its jazz attributes, but also because of the track “Come on, come over” where Jaco serves up a funky bass hook and the legendary RnBs singers Sam and Dave handle the vocal duties. The track is a strange mix of both funk, RnB and jazz, as a testament to the scope of Jaco Pastorius’ broad tastes. A true dance floor banger, that we’ll never tire off.

But hey, don’t take our word for it, check the song out for yourselves here

ERIMAJ - Conflict of Man

This was a pretty big song last year, but seeing as we´re a new blog we didn´t get a chance to post it until now. So here goes.

ERIMAJ is a very talented, experimental group from New York City. They are fronted by the renowned jazz drummer, producer and composer, Jamire Williams, who has recorded and toured with artists such as Bilal, Solange Knowles, Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper and many more.

"Conflict of Man" is the first single from their album of the same name and also our favorite track. It features singer Chris Anderson on vocals and is a brilliant slice of jazzy neo soul.

Luther Vandross - She’s a Super Lady

Sorry for the current streak of Vandross fanboy’ism, but we had to post this after Never Too much. Another classic track from the same album, in which mr. Vandross boogies real hard. 

The track opens with a certified stone cold bass line, courtesy of no other than the magnificent bass legend Marcus Miller (who have played alongside people like Miles Davis, Herbie Handcock and Grover Washington Jr.). Never fails to send chills down your spine.

Blaze - My beat

We love us some house music from the good old days. One of our favorite early house acts is Blaze, a group from New Jersey whose glory days were in the late 80´s and early 90’s.

Blaze pioneered a unique style of soulful house which incorporated various stylistic elements including gospel, afrobeat and soul. This style was sometimes referred to as Gospel House.

This is one of their better known songs and also one of our favorites. It was released in 1997 when Blaze were well into their career but still going strong. It has since been remixed a bunch of times.

The original still our favorite though and frequently finds it’s way into our sets when we are a looking for that classic house vibe.

Proudly presenting our very own - The Haus Mix

A little quick and dirty mix of made up of current favorite house tunes, done partly to showcase our groving love for all things funky and groovy (but not necessarily played on “real” instruments), partly to make our good friend and house music aficionado Pelle Gustafsen happy (dear Pelle helped out with a substantial part of the track selection - thx dude!).

The mix is somewhat eclectic when it comes to the many sub genres of the general realm of house. There’s some big room warehouse stuff in there, slow burners with haunting vocals, a hint of UK garage and lots of other stuff for you guys to enjoy. Hope you like it!

Tracklist:
01 - Kovu: Untruths     
02 - Session Victim: Good Intentions
03 - Metro Area: Miura             
04 - Art Department: All Mine
05 - Sante: Homegirl
06 - Sound Stream: All Night    
07 - Westwood Norwood Casette Library: Blonde on blonde
08 - Noir & Haze: Around (Solomun Vocal mix)
09 - Desos: Ghetto love (Detroit Swindle mix)
10 - Axel Boman: Purple Drank
11 - Julio Bashmore: Everyone Needs A Theme Tune
12- Zak Torns: Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors mix)