Black Boots And Sine Waves

Daniel Wang's 'Black Boots And Sine Waves' from his 'Nocturnes' EP, released on Environ in 2001. Lush electronic disco from the man behind the legendary Balihu label, with an authentically retro quality.

Daniel Wang - Black Boots And Sine Waves

Daniel Wang on Discogs



'Reduction' from the 1981 LP 'Temporary Music' by Bill Laswell's New York noise-funk outfit Material.

Material - Reduction

Material on Discogs


Under the Ice

Great chugged-out Italo-pop from Topo & Roby, 1984, released on Il Discotto. Here's the instrumental, at 256kbps.

Topo & Roby - Under the Ice (Instrumental)

Topo & Roby on Discogs

Photograph by rogscivid


Apologies for the recent quiet patch, got some special new bits to post over the next few days. Let's start here. Beautiful track from legendary Krautrock outfit Neu!, from the 1975 LP 'Neu! '75'. Serene cosmic drone-rock instrumental with some huge Moog sweeps.

Neu! - Seeland

Neu! on Discogs

Photograph by au├čerirdische sind gesund



A nice minimal edit courtesy of Loud-E of German disco-krauters Roboterwerke's 'We Never Come Down' off the 'Futurist' LP, released on RCA in 1981.

Loud-E - Roboterwerke (Futurist Edit 1)

Roboterwerke on Discogs

Photograph by Felipe Rocha



It's not often that boogie edits come as imaginatively dubbed out as this. Brighton's BlackLodge aka Motion XL aka Rob Fahay flips Gwen McCrae's 'Poyson' (originally released on the '81 LP 'Gwen McCrae') into a loopy, dubby chugger, tastefully building the percussive groove and holding back on the boogie goods until you're completely hooked.

Check Rob's website for more of his fine edits. He
also hosts the weekly Sunday morning show on upfrontdance.net all across Brighton featuring a sure fire mix of boogie, disco and funk for anyone up early having their breakfast or still going from the previous night. And, if you're in the Brighton area (or even if you're not), you catch him down the Fishbowl Bowl Bar on the third Friday of every month playing an eclectic mix of soul, funk, disco, boogie, rare underground 60s/70s classics, the finest re-edits and some other stuff you won't be expecting, all deliciously left of centre.

Gwen McCrae - Poyson (BlackLodge Refix)

Gwen McCrae on Discogs



Freakin' Time

Funky disco from Asphalt Jungle, released on TEC in '79, complete with perhaps the least subtle drugs/not drugs themed lyrics ever - hence the photograph. Nice briefcase.

Asphalt Jungle - Freakin' Time (Steve Moss re-edit)

Asphalt Jungle on Discogs


Jack's Back

Early Chicago house from Krush - not the bearded Japanese minimal hip-hopper, this is the Krush who bought us the classic 'House Arrest' on Mercury/Club in '87. I'm posting B-side track 'Jack's Back'. The classic jackin' 909 groove set off against Balearic/cosmic synths and a pitched choral hit make this one a winner for me.

Krush - Jack's Back

Krush on Discogs


Paradise Theme

Fantastic edit from Space-Kudu of Paradise Frame's 'Paradise Theme'. Off their 1978 self-titled LP. Extremely rare Canadian cosmic vocoder goodness. Be sure to check Space-Kudu's blog for plenty more top quality edits.

Paradise Frame - Paradise Theme (Space-Kudu long edit)

Paradise Frame on Discogs