Last night i went to a nice concert of The Rapture, one of the early bands who brought back the Punk Funk revival (thanx to the track House of the jealous lovers wich was included in the very popular 2 many DJ’s mix).
A while ago i made this Punk Funk mix, wich ends with the House of the jealous lovers track by the Rapture.
LUISTER op mixcloud
1. Metro Area – Caught up
2. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Hard boiled babe (Mutant disco remix)
3. The XX – VCR (Matthew Dear remix)
4. Prins Thomas – Mammut
5. Caribou – Odessa (Junior Boys remix)
6. Mitsu – Hush
7. Parallel Dance Ensemble – Turtle Pizza Cadillac (Yam Who? remix)
8. Prinzhorn Dance School – You are the space invader (Optimo Espacio Remix)
9. Lindstrom &. Christabelle – Baby can’t stop (Aeroplane remix)
10. Extra & J. Griffin – Haven’t been funked enough
11. Was (not was) – Wheel me out
12. Hercules & Love Affair – I can’t wait
13. Yacht – Summer song
14. the B-52’s – Mesopotamia
15. The Juan Mc Clean – No time
16. LCD Soundsystem – Home
17. Liquid Liquid – Optimo
18. !!! – Hello, is this thing on?
19. David Byrne – Big business (dance mix)
20. The Slitts – I heard it through the grapevine
21. James White & The Blacks – Almost black (Richard Sen’s Padded Cell mix)
22. Padded Cell – city of lies
23. The Rapture – House of the jealous lovers
One of the most amazing songwriters passed away this week. Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) and Valerie Simpson, were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists. In 1966 year Ashford & Simpson joined Motown, where their best-known songs included Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need To Get By and Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing. For Diana Ross they wrote hits like: Surrender and The Boss. For Chaka Kahn they wrote the anthem I’m every woman and Clouds. As performers, Ashford and Simpson’s best-known songs are “Found a cure” and “Solid”. The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Recently they were given writing credit on Amy Winehouse’s 2007 CD Back to Black for the single “Tears Dry On Their Own” wich is based on a sample of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
In recent times, Ashford & Simpson recorded and toured sporadically, but thanks to Kees Heus (KC The Funkaholic) they performed in Amsterdam (Paradiso) a few years ago, and i was lucky to be there!
They also responsible for one of my all-time-favourite songs: California Soul. There are many versions of this song, but i think Marlene Shaw is the best.
After the horrible riots they sure can use some positive vibes in North London. For 30 years dj Norman Jaye and his brother Joey play their “Good Times”-soundsysyem at the famous Nottinghill Carnival (Due to circumstances they can not participate this year though).
HERE you can watch a small documentry about the soundsystem.
The Good Times 30th Anniversary Compilation is out now on Strut Records.
Norman Jay’s website
more info about Notting Hill Carnival
Here’s one of my favourite Good Times-classics: