My apologies for the lack of posts of late. What with moving back to Ireland, playing catch-up with friends and family while partying quite a lot I haven't found the time or inclination to go out to track down new tunes. Tonight is different as I am trying to take a break from the madness and to maybe even get an early night. :)
With that said I just came across a great compilation on Compost. 'Elaste, volume2: space disco'. Compiled by Tom Wieland (7 Samurai) this is a trip into the world of, yes, you got it...space disco. I have to say though that this compilation knocks the proverbial socks off of most of the other compilations doing the rounds nowadays. According to Wieland “Most of these titles were fairly unknown when they were released, some became almost famous, and this is what this compilation is about: lost space disco gems and soulful Euro-boogie,” This is certainly filled with tunes that are somewhat less spacey and seem to be more dancefloor orientated with a keen eye on some old school flavours along with interesting interpretations such as the tune posted here.
This tune reflects some of the sounds of 7 Samurai with its disctinctive funky reggae hook and pace that is offset with some pretty trippy sounds that will have your head shooting into space as your body holds it down on the dancefloor.
I'd also recommend 'GI' by Panoptikum (another Wieland act) which is pure acid fun and the Rufus/Chaka Khan classic 'Ain't Nobody' that gets the Frankie Knuckles hallucinogenic remix treatment. I can't see it on any of the digial versions of the comp. but 20 Jazz Greats delivers the dub version for your listening pleasure.