Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Training to become a pianist Terje enrolled at a local music school, but to his disappointment there wasn’t much jazz being taught there. Gradually leaving the musical career path, he later moved on to studying physics at the University of Oslo. Although not longer aspiring to become a pianist, he was by no means over music. In 2001 Terje got in touch with Prins Thomas, who was at the time working at HS Records in Oslo. Thomas soon recognized his potential, and helped pushing Terje in the right directions. Oslo is a small place where like minded folks tend to join forces, and with his thorough musical understanding and nerdy like interest in old and new records spanning from that new Idjut Boys 12” to experimental synth bands very few of us have ever heard of, he soon became one of the key players on the Oslo electronic disco scene. Besides working on his own projects, Terje’s played on some of Prins Thomas’ tracks, and not to mention his remix of the Lindstrøm 12” “Another Station”.
Posted by mi theaki at 17:24
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Fred P. - Real Name: Fred Peterkin
Aliases: Black Jazz Consortium, Fred Peterkin
Fred P has truly captivated the house fraternity of late with his deep as the ocean house cuts on his very own Soul People Music as well as on Underground Quality . The word deep has recently been used to a point of overkill but one man that word applies to in his character as well as the music he makes is Fred . Fred is no new comer either . He has been carving and working on music for the past 20 years, so there is knowledge and skill there !!!
Fred , Jus Ed , Dj Qu & Levon Vincent became much more than just New York dj’s and producers , they truly captivated and captured audiences from all over the place with their highly intoxicating take on house music. Articles and heavy features came from the likes of Resident Advisor , Xlr8 and many more but Fred & the rest of the crew remain focused and truly humble.
Posted by mi theaki at 13:18
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Detroiter Patrice Scott has been spinning records since the 80's. Influenced by pioneers such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Larry Heard, Ron Hardy and many others, Patrice Scott developed his own distinct taste and style of DJing, which later evolving into production. Evolving further as a producer, Patrice Scott been lately releasing music on his own label Sistrum Recordings.
Label: Dial – dialrec 55
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Released: Dec 2010
Style: Deep House, Downtempo, Tech House
Posted by mi theaki at 12:53
Friday, February 17, 2012
One of the leading figures on the French electro scene, Ludovic Navarre – aka St Germain – has forged an international reputation for his cutting- edge fusions of jazz, African rhythms and dance beats. St Germain's second album, "Tourist", proved to be a phenomenal hit worldwide and helped put the "French Touch" movement firmly on the musical map.
Posted by mi theaki at 13:03
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Born in 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
She was active all through the 70's but with not consistent discography.
Her biggest hits are "Precious, Precious" (1970), "Sweet Charlie Baby" (1973) and "This Time Baby" (1979).
One of her last hits is her 1982 duet with Wilson Pickett, "Seconds".
Posted by mi theaki at 12:49
Monday, February 13, 2012
Release: Donato Dozzy - Acid Test 03
Label: Absurd Recordings, Acid Test
Catalog#: ASD017, Acid Test 03
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Released: 27 Apr 2011
Style: Acid House, Abstract, Techno
A1 In Bed
B1 In Bed (Tin Man Remix)
Release on Discogs
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Death of the Diggers 2
Artist: Scott Ferguson
C&P 2010 Ferrispark Records & Publishing
Scott Ferguson returns(2010) to the production fold with a disco-flecked EP that retains the deepness and emotion anything associated with his Ferrispark imprint demands. "Merano Disco" is characterised by an immeasurably pleasing vocal plucked from a West End classic, complemented by a hip shaking low slung bassline and funkafied riff, while "Flying Trapeze Disco" sees haunting strings and raw drums combining to cinematic effect. The B-Side is adorned with "SF Estilo Disco", a slow-jam chugger with sliced up male/female vocal grunts, and "Sole Disco", which sees the unmistakable vocal of Kenny Dixon Jnr come to the fore, with the Detroit producer's legendary croaky voice sampled from a recent interview.
Posted by mi theaki at 19:04
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
James Dewitt Yancey (1974 – 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to his obituary at NPR.org, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists, working for big-name acts like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common."
Posted by mi theaki at 17:28
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Glasgow's Ooft! are definitely on to a winner in their disco-reviving love of sample-tastic house music, not least with 12"s released for the excellent Instruments of Rapture and Wolf Music stables. They're back on the case with this sleek two- tracker for their own Foto Recordings, and it's a game of two distinct halves. "Memories" serves as a functional tech-house number, but the real treat is in the filtered, looped vocal hooks and drawn out build-ups on the flip. The chord change on "Billy" is a timely move to lift the track out of the fog, creating a genuine slice of easy-grooving euphoria along the way.
Posted by mi theaki at 21:45