Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

I've really enjoyed writing and sharing music on this blog. A big thanks to everyone who visits and contributes to the good vibes.
Wishing you a happy & healthy new year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh Snap!

Greg Wilson takes a 2005 deep house release from Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield and shows us why he's been in the game for over 20 years. Mr. 'Credit to the Edit' slows it down and strips it bare. The result is a chugging, retro house bomb. Is it 2008 or 1978?

Oh Snap! (Greg Wilson remix) / Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield - EXPIRED

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's For You

Holiday parties are killing me. I've been drunk & stoned for the past two weeks straight. Yikes. Last night I was out at the club with some friends – Sunday nights in the Heights son! My elvish ears perked when this jam was played...

It's For You / Out Hud - EXPIRED

A great tune from a band that is sadly no longer with us. Tear. Out Hud disbanded in 2005 with members focusing on other projects; most notably LCD Soundsystem and !!!. The band did manage to put out two full length albums and remix a slew of artists over the course of ten years. The It's For You maxi CD came with this stripped down remix from NYC disco duo Rub N' Tug. A super solid release.

It's For You (Rub N' Tug's Panarava Mix) / Out Hud - EXPIRED

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The secret word of the day is...


As in, Peter needs to be working more.

Here's a track that caught my attention when I searched for today's secret word – it's a white label from 2002. An absolutely epic refix of Van Morrison's I've Been Working.

Workin' / Street Choir - EXPIRED

Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

I have no clue as to why I bought this record. But does one really need an explanation to get down with the Cookie Monster?

I've been meaning to rip this record to mp3 for years, and now I can finally share it. My copy is a 2003 re-release from Ninja Tune, but the original tracks were released as a promo 12" on Sesame Street's Children's Records of America label in 1978 to accompany the Sesame Street Fever LP. There are two versions of C is for Cookie – the track posted below is the 'Funky Version' – and it was Larry Levan's first mix. Ever. How random is that??!! 

The flip side of the Ninja Tune release is The Pointer Sister's Pinball Number Count. A true children's television classic. The track is actually a composite of numbers 2 thru 12 of the Pinball Number Count animations (number 1 was never created for some odd reason) and had never been released before. 

Memory Lane here we come.

C is for Cookie - Funky Version (Special Disco Mix by Larry Levan) / Cookie Monster and The Girls - EXPIRED

Pinball Number Count (DJ Food Re-edit) / The Pointer Sisters - EXPIRED