Futuristic Journey

Coyote smashes it with this cosmic midtempo treat, an edit of Biddu Orchestra's 'Futuristic Journey', off the 1979 LP of the same name. It's even been left nice and dusty too.

Biddu Orchestra - Futuristic Journey (Coyote Edit)

Biddu Orchestra on Discogs

Illustration by Dan McPharlin


Take a Break

Maurice Fulton's huge remix of Rollmottle's 'Take a Break', released on Sentrall in 2006.

Rollmottle - Take a Break (Maurice Fulton Remix)

Rollmottle on Discogs

I'm Gonna Love You

Spaced-out early house groove from Italian outfit Jestofunk, released in '91 on BCM. And whatever your opinion on the vocals (and for that matter, saxophone), I think they date it beautifully.

Jestofunk - I'm Gonna Love You

Jestofunk on Discogs


Black Lab

The Discossession remix of Naum Gabo's 'Black Lab', released on Endless Flight a couple weeks ago, at a respectable 128kbps. Grab the 12 here for the awesome original mix and massive 110bpm cosmic chugger 'Torus' on the flip.

Naum Gabo - Black Lab (Discossession Remix)

Naum Gabo on Discogs


Slo Jam

If you're about in London on Sunday this weekend make sure you come along to Slo Jam at the Roadtrip Bar, 243 Old St where at 4pm I will be opening proceedings for Alex Rajkovic and Red Rackem. The brief is simple: nothing above 120bpm, and I couldn't be happier! Expect a lazy afternoon of slow-motion disco and monged out house.

Be sure to check out the Red Rackem podcast over at Smugglers Inn Radio.


Sample D

'Sample D' from Front 242's 1983 EP 'Endless Riddance'.

Front 242 - Sample D

Front 242 on Discogs


Strategi Gul

This track is ridiculously good, Grannens Förflutna's 'Strategi Gul' - and unfortunately it's also ridiculously rare. Even GEMM and Musicstack failed me on this one. If anybody knows of a copy be it vinyl or mp3 get in touch!

Demain, Le Jour

Cosmic manoeuvers from Joël Fajerman, from the '81 LP 'Azimuts'.

Joël Fajerman - Demain, Le Jour

Joël Fajerman on Discogs


Can you really dance to my beat?

Apologies for the recent absence, I've just started a new job and been away over the bank holiday, so found little time to post.

Here's a big track I used to play at Likwid in Bahrain years ago (my first DJ gig and residency!). I came across it via my good friend and sometime mentor Mr K who not only runs Likwid but is also a DJ with some serious skills and impeccable taste. More than that, he was arguably among the most fundamental heads to bring dance music to the Middle East, taking the first brave steps away from a strictly pop oriented scene and bringing top American and European DJs to play in Bahrain and Dubai. These days there is a strong dance music scene across the Gulf, with a new generation of Middle Eastern house and techno producers growing by the day. The killer Derrick Carter (pictured above) remix of Blaze's 'My Beat' from '99 instantly brings back memories of those early days for me, and I think it still works just as well today as it did back then.

Blaze - My Beat (Derrick Carter's Disco Circus Mix)

Blaze on Discogs