New Mix for SpaceBass – Patrick Forge – “Naha City Block Party”

11 05 2009

Awwwww yeaaaaaaaaahhh….. we’re pumped, excited and freaked out about this fantastic guest mix by previous SpaceBass guest and all round legend, PATRICK FORGE. We’ll let him do the talking.. ENJOY…

Patrick Forge

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Patrick Forge Mix for SpaceBass

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“Naha City Block Party

Greetings from the sub-tropical outpost of the Nippon motherland! Liam from Space Bass asked me to knock up a little funk and boogie blend; and that’s what I’ve put together, well almost ! Mixed live and raw from original vinyl on my Bozak rotary without the benefits (?) of EQ and FX, this is a one-time mix, unplanned with all the joy and serendipity of spontaneous selection. So there’s the odd bump and flam along the way.

Much as my heart belongs to jazz, I grew up dancing to music like this, which is why it’s been my pleasure to have been doing the Inspiration Information sessions for the last dozen years or so. The tunes range from the electro tinged Afrobeat of African Connexion and King Sunny Ade, through Larry Levan’s dub of Smokey to straight up boogie classics from Fresh Band and Pleasure, and not forgetting the Italian connection from Firefly the mighty Change ( Paradise is one of many written and arranged by the awesome team of producer Mauro Malavasi and bassist Davide Romani, BB+Q’s Starlette being another). There’s proto-house from Serious Intention, a little Jamaican funk from Richard Ace, and a wonderfully warped mélange of slap bass and heavy claps to start things rolling with The Pied Piper of Funkingham, dropping the tempo at the end for a fairly obscure 12’ only release from Lesette Wilson. Hope you enjoy!

Naha City Block Party

!. The Pied Piper Of Funkingham – Clap Song (Chocolate Chollys)
2. African Connexion – Tiembalema (Celluloid)
3. Richard Ace – Jones Town Massacre (TR)
4.Smokey Robinson – And I Don’t Love You (Instr.) (Tamla Motown)
5. King Sunny Ade and His African Beats – Ire (Mango)
6. Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm (Emergency)
7. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five – Superrappin Theme (Enjoy)
8. Fresh Band – Come Back Lover ( Are ‘N Be)
9. Pleasure – Sending My Love (RCA)
10. Ronnie Dyson – It’s All Over Your Face (Atlantic)_
11. Firefly – Our Trade Is Life (Mr. Disc)
12. Change – Paradise (WEA)
13.Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Easy Street)
14.Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head (BC)
15. Lesette Wilson – Look Into Tomorrow (Some-1)





SpaceBass Chart for May

5 05 2009

Here’s what’s tickling our bits right now…

Darkstar – Out of Touch
floatingpoints – vacuum boogie
Bergs – Big Red
Bottin – Sciarando El Scuro (Bear Funk)
El Michaels Affair – Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Truth & Soul)
Pezner – Unknown (Test)
Burial/Four Tet – Moth/Wolf Club (Text Records)
Nite Dog/Lee Douglas – Black Disco Vol. III (Blackdisco)
The Juan Maclean – The Future Will Come LP (DFA)
Osborne – The Count (Ghostly)