'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
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
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
Photograph by the_dead_serious
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