Deep House

‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

I’m conscious that this is the third mix from the early noughties that I’ve reviewed. It’s not a period that’s often referred to in the annals of house music yet a unique sentiment must have enlivened those precious post-millennial years: a new, dizzy sense of optimism before the disillusionment of 9/11 set in. Listen to… Continue reading ‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

List

A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: September

10. ‘Watch Roger Do His Thang’ – Main Source Early 90s hip-hop track that shockingly advocates education over drug dealing! I really like the beat on this.     9. ‘Your Mother Should Know’ – The Beatles It’s probably ranking as one of my favourite Beatles’ numbers right now. Ridiculously catchy.     8. ‘Dressing Up’ –… Continue reading A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: September

Synth-Pop

‘Behaviour’ (1990) – Pet Shop Boys

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, aka Pet Shop Boys, are in a league of their own when it comes to commercial success. Since their formation in 1981, they’ve managed to crack the Top 30 UK Singles chart on 42 occasions, a record that certifies them as the best-selling British musical duo of all time. The acclaim that… Continue reading ‘Behaviour’ (1990) – Pet Shop Boys

Folk · Rock

‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

‘I was beginning to believe that all black men were bad men  and white men would reign again I was beginning to believe that I was a mindless drugs freak that  couldn’t control my sanity or my sexuality I was beginning to believe that I could not believe in nothing except nothing and all I… Continue reading ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

List

A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: June

10. ‘Woman To Woman’ – Moomin Charming slice from his recent album. Watch that peach of a bassline.   9. ‘Casbah Breakdown (Joey Negro Re-Edit)’ – Brad Shitt Joey Negro tastefully melds a Clash classic into a dancefloor weapon.   8. ‘Ai No Corrida’ – Chaz Junkel Infectious, funky disco from 1980. I prefer this to the… Continue reading A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: June

Blues

‘At Last!’ (1961) – Etta James

With the huge rise in interconnectivity brought about by our friend the Internet, an increasing amount of clearance is being set aside in our precious headspace for the momentary icons of Western popular consciousness. Lately, the kids at school won’t stop going on about a guy called John Cena – a wrestler who inadvertently spawned an internet meme. Now, thanks… Continue reading ‘At Last!’ (1961) – Etta James