groove

a Massive radiOasis Rhythm re:Mix

Some style and a whole lot of rhythm: drop in a bunch of samples in the MixCloud version and it’s another music re:Mix worthy of pumping up the volume. Fatboy Slim inspired this wildness with a mashup of featured artists, identified and anonymous. 😉

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the tightly-crafted remix with all the sauce is on MixCloud and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a Remix

** p.s. You can set a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

The radiOasis LongPlay • Slinkin’ toward Saturday

Don’t wait until 5 o’clock to unwind—here is my radiOasis* LongPlay music mix for Friday, including Remy Shand, Lenny Kravitz, Sly & The Family Stone, Quantic and others.

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the other on MixCloud featuring some extras and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  = music playlists and remixes exploring the art of the segue, thematic connections, the overlapping & extended groove, the implied & the overt, expressions of musical flow, and the rhythm, interplay and juxtaposition of aural colors, radiOasis is for the love of sound.

** p.s. You can get a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

This mayo ain’t about no BLT

PlayWhen an infectious groove gets in your ear and under your skin, look out. If it’s “Gangnam Style” it could very well send you over the edge all too soon. But if it’s “Here Comes The Mayo” by Molotov & the Dub Pistols (from Alfonso Cuarón’s movie “Y Tu Mamá También”) you may find redemption from your Gangnam sins. 😉 

Playback: Revisiting Damon Albarn’s Mali Music

Another from the archives…

PlayAs you read/listen to the NPR stories about where Damon Albarn has been
WFUV Presents: Damon Albarn
and Damon Albarn On World Cafe

take some time to return to this album—Mali Music—with some exceptional West African musicians, including Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté, and Ko Kan Ko Sata. Worth revisiting: it’s actually where I first heard Albarn’s hypnotic production work.

Mali Music, produced by Damon Albarn

making connections: grippin’ the groove

In 1965, The Miracles cut loose with “Goin’ To A Go’Go” in the Motor City (love that bass line cookin’ under Smokey Robinson’s supple lead)… Play

and the following year Lee Dorsey reinvented the groove, New Orleans style, on “Working In The Coal Mine”…