Thursday, 28 July 2011


Here's a treat; a great article from Tim Lawrence on The Saint nightclub:

And here's another; a recording of the last ever DJ set played at The Saint:
The Saint Closing Party - Warren Gluck continuous mix by Tony Dunne

Gin n Juice

The Restless Funk Radio Show 27/07/2011

Joker - African
Modern Folk Uclusu - Donme Dolap (feat Aysegul Aldinc)
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad For Me (Larry Levan remix)
Moodymann - The Third Track
Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood Seven
Teengirl Fantasy - Cheaters Never Win (John Talabot remix)
Trickeration - Western Gangster Town
Nice 'n' Smooth - Hip-hop Junkies (Spanish Fly mix)
Resonance - OK Chicago
Try To Find Me - I'm Dancer
Charlie Clemons & The Mighty Power Band - The Devil Has Made This Land His Playground
The Siamese Twins Yvonne & Yvette - After It's All Over

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Thursday, 21 July 2011


Push it, push it

The Restless Funk Radio Show 20/07/2011

Eddy Grant - Time Warp
Aleem - Release Yourself
Drop Out Orchestra - My World Is Empty Without Dub
Chico Mann - Exponential (Inst.)
Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix)
Fingers Inc - Distant Planet (Star Trek Remix)
Theo Parrish - Thumpasaurus
Trusme - WAR
NYC Peech Boys - On A Journey (Dub)

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Larry Levan

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Happy birthday

Larry Levan, by Keith Haring

Larry Levan alledgedly completed Walter Gibbons remix of this huge hit for Instant Funk, another "Garage Classic"

July 20th. Larry Levan's birthday. Larry was the DJ at the Paradise Garage, the nightclub that took the aesthetics and ideals of David Mancuso's loft party to the masses in New York City. Radio 6 is celebrating this with a series of documentaries culminating in the re-broadcast of a recording of the 2nd anniversary party at the Garage (it was open for 10 years). Listen again here:  

Larry Levan's production outfit, The NYC Peech Boys produced this anthemic song heavily influenced by dub, disco and electronics, custom made for the insane Paradise Garage soundsystem

Larry Levan mixed this killer Taana Gardner cut for Mel Cheren's West End Records, a label closely associated to the Paradise Garage as Mel's boyfriend Michael Brody was the Garage's owner and Mel had also invested heavily into the venture - a labour of love
Larry Levan died November 8 1992

Thursday, 14 July 2011


If anyone's going to the Latitude festival this weekend, you could do worse than visit Mr Scruff's Tea Tent, where Village Idiot Mr Barlow will be playing some records (and drinking some beer) on Scruff's behalf...

Details here:

buggin' out

The Restless Funk Radio Show 13/07/2011

Kenji Jammer - Holiday Classics
Theo Parrish - Goin' Downstairs pt.2
Daniel Wang - Island Music
James Brown - Bring it on... bring it on!
Capricorn - I Need Love (Inst.)
Panda Bear - Surfer's Hymn (Actress Extended Mix)
Maxmillion Dunbar - Love Loop/Sarket Bonus
Try To Find Me - Needs Ending...
Tramaine - Fall Down (Spirit of Love)(Accapella)
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (Buggin Out)

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the morning after...

Monday, 11 July 2011

small weekend

good work
god smiled
fun at the fair
nice bumper

at LAST!

So, Andy and I checked this party out on friday night. We've been a fan of the Beautiful Swimmers since release #1 and their record label "Future Times" has an impeccable catalogue. In fact Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering (Beautiful Swimmers) are part of a group of new production outfits including "Rhythm Based Lovers", "Protect-U", "Slava", "Innergaze", "Sensual Beings", and "Alan Hurst", "Steve Summers" and "Jason Letkiewicz" all making innovative deep electronic dance music influenced by a wide range of sounds from Chicago and Detroit to the Balearics and the African diaspora. Andrew also produces music under the Maxmillion Dunbar/Max D pseudonym. Kyle Hall is the Detroit wunderkid who, at 18 years old has garnered plaudits from the detroit underground and is now blowing up worldwide thanks to an infectious energy to his programming and a penchant for the wilder, crazier and downright jacking sounds that keep house music interesting and innovative nearly 30 years after it's birth.

Soft Rocks kicked the night off playing some pretty weird gear (hooray!), mixing up classic disco with cosmic slop and deep trippy dubwise house. The brilliant warm up was followed by the Beautiful Swimmers who were deliciously on point - banging acid house, proper warehouse vibes, rewinds galore - I didn't even mind the MC occasionally grabbing the mic, it gave the show more of a rough, underground vibe, more of a party than a club night. Kyle Hall followed and turned the jacking acid up to 11. It's been a while since I've tried to dry hump a pillar to a soundtrack of white noise. Theo Parrish was dancing next to us and he had a smile on his face that said "yeah, this how we do in tha D".

I heard
Fingers Inc - A Path
Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend
Inner City - Good Life
ML Booster - D___'s House Moods
Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
Adonis - No Way Back
Candido - Dancin & Prancin
Beautiful Swimmers - Give It All You Got
Armando - 151
and lots and lots of very twisted acid trax

Thursday, 7 July 2011

found, one Mojo

The Restless Funk Radio Show 06/07/2011

Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Mix)
Prince - Traffic Jam (Ron Hardy Edit)
Royal House - The Journey
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Trentmoller Edit)
Levon Vincent - Man or Mistress
Cole Medina - Do What You Like
Young John Watson - Half Pint A Whisky
Taj Mahal - Why Did You Have To Desert Me?
Jaz - Soopahluv
Jon Lucien - Would You Believe

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