Wednesday, 17 January 2018


A new mixtape with a poppy hit parade on side A, obsessive instros on half of side B and a mellow afro guitar finish. Hope you dig it - by the stove and out of the snow.

01 - Dennis Brown - I Love You Madly
02 - Shades Of Brown - How Could You Love Him
03 - Seks Bomba - Do You Know the Way to San Jose
04 - Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd - My Love
05 - The Globe Trotters - Drums of Africa
06 - Shira Small - Eternal Life
07 - Barry White - I've Got So Much To Give
08 - Hamid El Shaeri - Ayonha
09 - Sunari Ratchasima - Thueng Wela Cha Bok Rak

10 - Jean-Pierre Decerf - Blazing Skyline
11 - Abdou El Omari & Naima Samih - Musika Munreal
12 - Baligh Hamdy - Gada
13 - Zafer Dilek - Ýntizar
14 - Eli Wamala Band - Hamadi
15 - Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
16 - Moses Katazza & Frida Sonko w. Equator Sound - Nona Ente Yo
17 - Jean Bosco Mwenda - Massanga
18 - Romy Schneider - La Chanson d'Hélène

And thank yous to Roady, Nico & fellow bloggers.

Monday, 18 December 2017

va -- Incense And Peppermints (Graham's X-mas Comp)

The traditional Christmas comp, featuring a few Japanese discoveries (sorry can't read the titles!) such as Enka singer Tetsuya Watari (famous gangster-film actor in the 60's/70's) or the huge Hibari Misora... and of course the master of "Eleki" Surf Rock, Takeshi Terauchi, mocking some Western classical pieces in his comedy-surf style!
I dropped in a short proggy track by L'Eclair, a very new band of talented and hairy Geneva kids... taken from their first LP, "Cruise Control".
Also on this C60, the amazing Soul-Jazz of Young Holt Unlimited (check out the tambourine solo on "Listen Here"!), a couple of cool Joe Meek productions, Turkish singer Gülcan Opel, Egyptian Pop supergroup Al Massrieen, a minute and a half of Bollywood action, the Vandells' Psych-Pop, and more soulful gems...

1 The Five Stairsteps - Danger! She's a Stranger (prod. Curtis Mayfield)
2 Hibari Misora - Kojo No Tsuki (Moon over the Ruined Castle)
3 Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
4 Gülcan Opel - Yat Kolumun Üstüne
5 The Checkmates - Interpol (prod. Joe Meek)
6 Young Holt Unlimited - Baby Your Light Is Out
7 Darondo - Let My People Go
8 Al Massrieen - Asef Gedan
9 Young Holt Unlimited - Listen Here

10 Tetsuya Watari - Ano Ko No Tame Ni Shinundaze (I will die for that girl)
11 S. D. Burman - Gambler in Danger
12 The Honeycombs - I Can Tell (Something's Up) (prod. Joe Meek)
13 L'Eclair - L'Internationale Prog (part 2)
14 Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys - Swan Lake
15 The Vandells - I See Everything
16 Gülcan Opel - Tamammı
17 Tetsuya Watari - ?
18 Hibari Misora - Meiji Ichidai Onna (The Life of A Woman in The Meiji period)

Thanks to: Chris "Sofa", Roady, Luc.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Still Water [Mixtape #45, C90]

This is the 45th mixtape and it's 90 minutes long. I only count my own mixtapes in the T.H. counter, but I guess you noticed the Major and Graham Mushnik have become more and more involved in the last few years. Although we have similar tastes I think it brings a precious je ne sais quoi to this blog. Thanks boys!

To come back to number 45, it is a bit of a voyage:

01 Triste Janero - A Beginning Dream
02 The Attractions - Slow Patience
03 Darondo - Didn't I
04 Four Tops - Still Water
05 Les Fantaisistes de Carrefour - Ti Zoiseau
06 Dick Ngoye & Party - Elias Odede
07 The Jauharah Orchestra - Wangu Ukutina
08 Imperial Bodyguard Band - Accordeon Instrumental
09 Yao Su Rong
10 Sun Ra - Nuclear War
11 Renaldo & The Loaf - The Elbow Is Taboo
12 Magical Ring - Sight On The Sea
13 Al Massrieen - West El Ghabat

14 Gilberte - Serre Serre Pas
15 Mavi Isiklar - Kanamam
16 The Precisions - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely)
17 Franklin Boukaka - Na Ye Na Lisano
18 Rakinah - Lagu Minang
19 T.P.A.O. Batman Ork. - Kara Toprak
20 Hung Cuong & Mai Le Huyen - Gap Nhau Ma Chi
21 Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited - Nyamutamba Ne Mombe
22 Anna Mathovani Pop Sunda - Warung Pojok
23 Le Marchand du Soleil - Laila Je T'aime
24 Satellite Jockey - Modern Life
25 Joe Hisaichi - Itsumo Nandodemo

Big up to Graham, Lou, Clément (? him again) & fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

VA -- Sunny Day [ Le Major Mixtape ]

Though the beginning of this compilation contains a handful of groove-central tunes, it slowly unveils a super mellow eastern odyssey;
Indonesian haunting melodies, turkish classics, ''chutney'' music and a few pop numbers ... a perfect soundtrack for the cold & autumnal sunny days!

1. Dunya Yunis - Abu zeluf
2. Nikki Giovanni - Ego tripping 
3. Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg!
4.Shahram Shabpareh - Prison Song
5.The Canterbury Music Festival - Sunny Day
6. Sharida Piroe - Agar Toem Merie Ziendagie Me 
7. Orkes Kelana Ria - Kelunan Jiwa 
8. Hayri Şahin - Ceylan Gözlüm
9. Nasida ria - Keadilan 

10. Omar Khorshid - Guitar El Chark (edit )
11. Unknown - sadar 
12. Kenny Graham - Thoughts At Home
13. Erkin Koray - Yagmur 
14. Seda Sayan - Bilmemki
15. Fatima Zehafa- Ya Lghadi Ou Ljai
16. A Kadir Orkes Sinar Kemala - Djauh Dimata Dekat Dihati 
17. Luis Bonfa & Maria Toledo - Cavaquinho

Special thanks to the DreamWeapons crew for their prolific work. A fair amount of tracks here are taken from their comps.

Also: Dj Sofa • Derya Yıldırım • Dj Rainbow

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

VA -- Love Floats [Mixtape #44]

Selected in the heart of another splendid hot Summer, here's a new batch of hits to enjoy by the pool or whilst spoting shooting-stars at night. Some dancy tunes on here might also sound ace at one of your parties, floating around the dancers like messages from the stars.

A1 BOHANNON - Love Floats
A4 RAH BAND - Messages From The Stars

B2 TIÃO MOTORISTA - Aonde Eu Ia Não Vou Mais
B3 Huaynos de Canchis Canchis
B4 Loca Juventud
B6 ERIC MORRIS - My Lonely Days Alone
B7 AL MASSRIEEN - Mafatshi Leh
B8 FARAMARZ ASLANI - Ahooye Vahshi
B9 SELDA - Vurulduk Ey Halkim, Unutma Bizi

Benny Gordini│Clément ?│Roady│Moahaha│Claire

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

va -- Beyond The Rising Sun [Graham's Hot Selection Summer 2017]

"On n'a pas vingt ans tous les jours..." Thank you Ennio Morricone and Catherine Spaak for reminding us with the beautiful "Questi Vent' Anni Miei"!

Anyway, this new selection brings together 1960's curiosities - by famous artists such as the Zombies, the Kinks, the Shirelles or Marc Bolan with the B-side of his first solo single "Beyond The Rising Sun", or by more obscure people like Ray Johnson - and some of the best Turkish (Gülden Karaböcek, Üç Hürel, Berkant, Cahit Oben), Indian (R.D. Burman himself), Zimbabwean (The New Black Eagles,  Jonah Moyo) and Jamaican jewels (Lennie Hibbert's magical vibraphone, Stranger Cole and Johnny Nash's wonderful voices).
And of course, the legal 15% freaky-soundtracky instrumentals! Check out François De Roubaix and Bernard Maitre's music for puppet shows (from the weird and great "Les Onix" compilation).
Happy BBQ's!

Thank you Piro, Warmchops, Molly, Booty, Beatmike, Félix & Sjoerd!

Friday, 5 May 2017

There's A Light [Mixtape #43]

Here's some luminous music for you to fit on a C60. In time for the sunny days ahead.

01 - Mr Acker Bilk - Take My Lips
02 - Les Baxter & The 101 Strings - Tomorrow For Sure
03 - Ernesto Djedje - Houphouet Boigny 'Zeguehy'
04 - Vijana Mnayesoma
05 - The Tropicals - Tarzan Dance
06 - Orchestre Bondo Kings Jazz - Siku Ya Furuha
07 - African Jazz - Gigina
08 - The Tropicals - Indian Cobra
09 - Anna Valentino - On A Tropical Island

10 - Orchestra Baobab - N'Diaye
11 - Rodion G.A. - In Linistea Noptii
12 - Lucio Dalla - 1999
13 - Shirley Ann Lee - There's A Light
14 - The Chapells - Me
15 - Jimi Tenor - Love In Outer Space
16 - Claudette & Ti Pierre - Zanmi Camarade
17 - Hard Knocks - Strictly From The Bronx

Thanks Roady +++, Mat, Fabio & Lara, Nina, Radio Calade 100.9 & fellow bloggers.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Roady Presents: I Believe In Miracles

A guest mixtape by DJ A.P. Roady - get it while it's hot!

Danceable hits & groovy dope:

Miltinho - Cheiro de Saudade
George Freeman - New Improved Funk
Kalyanji Anandji - Bombay Sheher Haadason Ka Sheher Hai
Racing Bossa Combo - Aïe... Mr Robert
R.D. Burman - Jahanpe Sawera Ho Basera Wahin
George Symonette & His Gombay Sextette - Wanna Do Nothing All Day
Bitty McLean - Baby Tonight
Qing Shan - Unknown Track
The Talbot Brothers from Bermuda - Old Uncle Joe
José Roberto - As Brigas de Amor
Chick Correa - Falling Alice
The Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles
The Tradewinds - Mrs McMillan
D.C.S. - Sheila-o-Sheila
Freddy King & Lula Reed - It's easy Child
The Sensations - Born to Love You
Orchestre Super Tembessa - Yambi Club Tembessa

 Merci Roadsky!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Giorgio Poi - Tubature

He's the man and he can write a song. Big up G.!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

va -- 80 Percent Badness [Graham's Selection Xmas 2016]

Sorry I didn't realize I'd put so many songs carrying christian and/or moralistic values (don't steal, don't kill etc!)... Fortunately Mose Allison sings "I'm gonna be here for the rest of my life and all I did was shoot my wife" which makes the whole thing a bit less happy-clappy... 80 percent badness!

A few catchy Rocksteady/Reggae tunes, some Blues/R'n'B gems and a few 60's teenage sounds (the great "Help me find myself" by The Troyes!)... together with Naples' best Pop singer Tony Bruni, a completely unclassifiable track by Angolan singer Teta Lando, the mesmerising voices of Turkish artists Özdemir Erdogan (him again!) and Ayfer Ünler... And one of my favourite hip-hop tracks of all times, Radioinactive & Antimc's "With Light Within", featuring a killer riff by Nigerian guitarist King Sunny Ade! Get the comp ici.

Thanks: Benny, Booty, LeDJSuisse, Derya.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Harambee [Mixtape #42] Various Artists

Time to harambee! Plenty of hits to cheer us up ready for the new year - on C60 as usual.

01 - The Frightnrs - Gotta Find a Way
02 - Caetano Veloso - Olha o Menino
03 - Michael Farneti - In The Jungle
04 - Linda Yamamoto - Furi Furi 5
05 - Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos - Ariwo
06 - Mac and Party - Harambe
07 - Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band - Yemiasleks Fikir
08 - Abbey Lincoln - When Malindy Sings
09 - Orkes Kelana Ria - Semoga

10 - Ethel Smith - Diga Diga Doo
11 - Michael Farneti - Nineteenth Summer
12 - Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Sintayehu
13 - Black Star Musical Club - Chozi Lanitoka
14 - Abderrahmane Paco - Sidi Bu Derbala
15 - African Vibration - Hinde
16 - J Dilla - Anti-American Graffiti

thx: Allan, Luce, Banzzaï & fellow bloggers

Sunday, 13 November 2016

va -- Nature! [Graham's Selection Fall 2016]

"A funky East-Meets-West selection, mostly from the 1980's, 1990's and 2010's, for a change"
On the picture: some mountains between Albania and Montenegro.

Well... I still couldn't resist adding a few 70's tunes: James Brown's Nature with its remarkable lyrics, Gülden Karaböcek's obscure version of Mehmet Emmi that came out last week on our friend Booty's compilation "Altın Kaniş Klübü", and Kamuran Akkor's catchy İkimiz Bir Fidanız...

Some cool tracks from the past decade: 2 songs by US Funk band Vulfpeck, 2 from Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins' intriguing album "Clutch Of The Tiger", Swedish DJ Joxaren's 2014 Albanian Swag EP (Warmcop posted one of his newest videos a few months back), Hip-Hop genius Edan's new track featuring Homeboy Sandman, and one of my favourite Grime artists, Wiley with Numbers In Action!

80's, 90's: an unreleased Elektro Dschungel song, Jatasiri, 2 Romanian synthy tracks by excellent Formatia's Bravo and Albatros (worth checking out full albums BTW), a masterpiece by one of Ethiopia's best female voices Aster Aweke (sorry haven't got the song title!)... and my favourite Blackalicious track from his debut "Melodica" EP.

Find it here - should fit on a regular C-60.
Thanks to: Piro, Joxaren, Luc, Booty, Pierre, Chucks, Wie?Nie!, Watt.