Free Lovin'

'Free Lovin'' by the Morning Kids, released in 1996. Awesome balearic disco with a huge loop on the West African tip. Perfect for the summer.

Morning Kids - Free Lovin' (original Balihu mix)

Morning Kids on Discogs

Photograph by brionnasweetie2

Tamiko's Groove

Instrumental version of Tamiko Jones' 'Tamiko's Groove', released on Atlantic in 1986.

Tamiko Jones - Tamiko's Groove (instrumental)

Tamiko Jones on Discogs

Back to my Roots

Classic '81 disco number from Odyssey, built around the massive hit 'Going back to my Roots' originally composed by the masterful 'Dr Dre of soul' Lamont Dozier.

Odyssey - Roots Suite

Odyssey on Discogs

Photograph by masaaki miyara

Invitation to Love

Beached-out summer groove from CFCF, released this year in a limited run of 500 copies. Top stuff.

CFCF - Invitation to Love

CFCF on Discogs

Photograph by allicette


Taxi Sound

'Triplet' from reggae/dub legends Sly and Robbie, originally released in '83 as the B-side to Ken Boothe's 'Show and Tell', re-released in 2005 on the 'Taxi Sound' EP. There's also the famous reggae cover of the recently departed Michael Jackson's monster hit 'Billie Jean' on the A-side of 'Taxi Sound' which is worth a look if you haven't heard it before.

Sly and Robbie - Triplet

Sly and Robbie on Discogs

The Analog Session

My first video post. Massive props again to Alpha Neil for finding this gem. I can't get enough of it.

Need more Robotnick? Go here

and be sure to check Alpha Neil's long running blog The Goodness

Alexander Robotnick on Discogs


The other kids...

Monged-out soundtrack groove from TheFolk Implosion, which almost sounds like it should have been on one of the famous 'Dusty Fingers' breaks compilations.

The Folk Implosion - Crash

The Folk Implosion on Discogs

Photo of a drugged-out young Chloe Sevigny is a still from Larry Clark's dark exploration of drugs, sex and AIDS among teenagers in 90's New York, in his defining film 'Kids' (1995). Read more about that here


There's more to life with...

Massive new-wave electro chugger from Ali Renault on the Dissident imprint, from last year.

Ali Renault - Our World Is...

Ali Renault on Discogs

Photograph by masaaki miyara


Burnin' Up

Listening again to Matt Styles' mix (see below) made me pull out Imagination's 1983 album 'Night Dubbing', which for some reason I had been really sleeping on despite having it for quite some time. It's really worth picking up - original 80s edits and dubs of classic Imagination material. I'm posting 'Burnin' Up' from Mr Styles' mix, packed with big pianos and soaring disco vocals. Top stuff.

Imagination - Burnin' Up (dub)

Imagination on Discogs

Photograph by Jerry Balloch


Apologies for the slackness over the last week. Hopefully this will make up for it... a tasty hour and twenty minutes of dusty disco courtesy of Matt Styles via FACT magazine. Props to Leeds' finest Alpha Neil for passing this one my way.

Matt Styles - FACT Mix 35

01. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun (1984)
02. Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your face (edit) (1983)
03. Strafe - Set It Off (1984)
04. Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I can't stand it) (1986)
05. Barbara Mason - Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind (1984)
06. Arthur Russell - In the Light of Miracles (1986?)
07. A Certain Ratio - Kether Hot Knifes (special mix) (1982)
08. Willie Hutch - In and Out (edit) (1983)
09. Imagination - Burning Up (edit) (1981)
10. Robin Hooker Band - Your Cheatin Heart (Styles Edit) (1979)
11. Master Jay & Mikey D - T.S.O.B (1984)

Matt Styles on MySpace

FACT Magazine

Photograph by the_dead_serious



Rune Lindbæk's edit of Key of Dreams' massive 1982 Italo version of Toto's 'Africa'.

Key of Dreams - Africa (Rune Lindbæk edit)

Rune Lindbæk on Discogs

Photograph by jansnoekx


Linda Jane Bull's cosmic rework of Abba's 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'. Don't let the Abba put you off, this edit is huge.

Linda Jane Bull on Discogs


Afro Temple

Hypnotic bongo-driven afro-jazz groove from Louis 'Sabu' Martinez. The title cut from the 1973 album 'Afro Temple'.

Sabu Martinez - Afro Temple

Sabu Martinez on Discogs

Photograph by Baby Skinz



String-heavy disco cut up and looped by tape reel edit legend Greg Wilson.

Greg Wilson - C'mon (you can get it)

Greg Wilson on Discogs

Photograph by katieobscura


Going Crazy

Lily Ann's 1984 italo/boogie jammer 'Going Crazy', slightly chopped up and re-ordered for your enjoyment.

Lily Ann - Going Crazy (Kid Who edit)

Lily Ann on Discogs



Loungey library from Simon Park's 'Superdoop', 1981, complete with dreamy dated synths and cocktail bar saxophone. I've added some back-to-basics drum machine sounds and looped up all my favourite bars.

Simon Park's Superdoop - Pool (Kid Who edit)

Simon Park on Discogs

Photograph found by foundphotoslj