Here’s the perfect cure for that little hangover of yours: King Britt reworks one of his childhood heroes and creates a mesmerizing swirl of electronic jazz. The piece is available as a free download, so get it while you can and check out King Britt’s Soundcloud as well, there’s a lot of interesting material to discover.
The second installment of my little Sunday series TV Jazz from the 60s is as brilliant as it is mysterious - I simply couldn’t figure out where this performance was recorded (another video on YouTube just said “Europe”). All I can see from this video is that someone taped it off a Franco-German TV station. If you have more information, drop me a line!
Plus, did you know that Powell actually lived in a German town called Baden-Baden for a few years?
This is disco sleaze of the highest order and probably my favorite Saint Tropez record of all time. Get a room! recently featured it on their excellent Sunset Mix, make sure you listen to that one, too, and follow them on Soundcloud.
Jan Johansson - Emigrantvisa (Live at SVT Studio 1961)
A lot of TV stations recorded live performances like this one during the 1960s and many of them can be found on YouTube, so I decided to start a little Sunday series for you: TV Jazz from the 60s. In case you dig this particular session as much as I do (and can figure out how to use a Swedish proxy server) you can find the whole thing on SVT’s page.
Are you a member of the A Love From Outer Space group on Facebook already? It’s safe to say that Sean Johnston created something quite special, as it’s not your typically unidirectional fanpage kind of thing but rather a group of passionate music nerds and producers discussing and identifying tracks that have been (or could be) played by Johnston and Weatherall - Craig Bratley’s Bootleg Mix is a perfect example. You can download it here, but it will be pressed on vinyl, too, as he has just confirmed.
During one of my late night strolls on Soundcloud I stumbled across this blissed out nine minute build-up of a track. Doing some research I found out that Cologne Tape is made up of a whole bunch of producers, Ada's Michael Dippel and The Field among others. To top off the list of great names involved, “Render” was the first release on Magazine, a label lead by Barnt and two of his friends.