Aeroplane "Chart Mix" January 2010 by Aeroplane
Another in their monthly series of fantastic "Chart Mixes" by those ever-excellent Italo-Belgos Aeroplane. C'mon lads, when are we going to get an album out of you? :)
One of DFA Records new Young Turks, NYC duo Holy Ghost! look set to be one of the stars of 2010 with a string of great remixes (in particular Phoenix's 'Listomania' and Moby's 'I Like To Move In Here') and a handful of great singles. While we wait for new stuff here's a smashing little mix the lads made for Red Bull Radio.
Martin Circus - Disco Circus - Ballroom
Trusme - Tony Does What Tony Wants - Still Love 4 Music
Neighbourhood Romeo - Laura Winslow - Homebreakin
Runaway - Ain't Afraid To Beg - Wurst
Barfly - Street Talk - Rong
Home Video - Penguin (Loving Hand Remix) - Defend Music
Elitechnique - Fingerfood (Major Swellings Miks) - Clone
Lee Douglas - New York Story - Rong
Drrtyhaze - Drrtyhaze Groove - Tirk
Talking Heads - I Zimbra (Peter Black Remix) - Unknown
!!! - Hello? Is This Thing On? (Rub N Tug Mix) - Touch & Go
One of the great producers Willie Mitchell died last week aged 81. Best-known for his work as the house producer for the legendary Memphis label Hi-Records where he made such crucial cuts as 'I Can't Stand The Rain' with Ann Peebles and 'Take Me To the River' with Syl Johnson. He was also an artist in his own right producing a string of fabulous funky instrumentals which still fill floors at Northern Soul clubs to this day.
His greatest work was however with Al Green in the 1970s where he was at the controls for a series of wonderful albums from 'Al Green Is Blues' through to 'Have A Good Time' in 1976.
From the rather underrated 'Full Of Fire' LP, here's the superb title track.
Roisin Murphy returns with new material for a new decade. It's been a couple of years since her criminally overlooked but influential (hello, Miss Gaga) 'Overpowered' album and the new single 'Momma's Place' (released on 18th Jan) with its wicked old skool house vibe bodes well for a new RM LP in '010.
Following on from their superb Ze Records 30th Anniversary retrospective, the ever-excellent Strut Records have commissioned some smoking Ze re-edits from some of the biggest names around. Highlights include respected disco editist Greg Wilson's tweak of Was (Not Was)'s 'Tell Me That I'm Dreamin', Todd Terje's sublime re-working of Gichy Dan's 'Friendly Children' and a wicked dubbed-up version of Kid Creole's 1982 smash 'Annie, I'm Not You're Daddy'. Have a listen to the whole LP on Spotify here.