Monday, 5 November 2018

va -- Pour Toujours [Mixtape #48]

Oh it's been a busy Summer! But now the snow has fallen once and leaves are turning yellow and time has finally slowed down. Here's a new selection of outernational pop hits and emo gems to fit on a C60 cassette.

01 - Edu Passeto & Gui Tavares - Noite Que Brincou De Lua
02 - Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
03 - Jorge Ben - Pula Baù
04 - Kamal Keila - Agricultural Revolution
05 - Hamad Kalkaba - Astadjam Dada Saré
06 - Indian Cultural Pageant of Trinidad & Tobago - Basdeo Jaikaran
07 - Jóvens do Prenda - Bolero do prenda
08 - Marinês e sua Gente - Matuto
09 - Buddy Morrow - Black Saddle

10 - Amanda Portales - Sencillo Poncho Huancaizo
11 - Zuhura Swale & Zein Musical Club - Wasi wasi
12 - Tafo Brothers - Tarasta Hal Yeh Dil
13 - Aamina Camaari - Rag Waa Nacab Iyo Nasteexo
14 - Yaseen Mohamed - Mahaba maskini
15 - Ahmad Zahir
16 - Chaba Kheira - Nougead Maak Pour Toujours
17 - Marion - I Go To Sleep

Special thanks to the Global Groovers blog from which quite a few tunes on this mixtape are picked. Been some dope rippin' going on there lately... Thanks also to Benny Gordini, Roady, Reda Boudemala, Captain XXI.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

va -- Outerspaceways [Graham's Mixtape Fall'18]

If you find Earth boring: here's a mixtape entirely made of music about Space, stars, the Sun, the Moon, spatial exploration, cosmic thinking...
Featuring artists from Brazil, USA, Jamaica, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, India, Japan, Australia and beyond Planet Earth!

Alongside the kings of Space music - Sun Ra and Joe Meek of course - you'll find some odd things (like the theme-tune to 1969 Bollywood sci-fi drama "Trip To Moon") and some obscure bands such as Dracula Und Seine Vampyre or The Space Boys who hardly recorded anything else than these weird tracks.
Also worth mentioning: Norwegian-born, Australia-based composer Sven Libaek, with 3 extracts from his 1974 space-themed album "Solar Flares".

The mix is here, and also down there:

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Captain XXI presents: HUNT DOWN

I recently purchased some professional tape duplicators to release comps & albums on K7. I've started making T.H. tapes of course but also copying for other people and this is how I got to meet Captain XXI. Just like us he's into bringing obscure tracks to curious ears, tracks that he loves and that deserved to be put together on C60 for your listening pleasure...

Hunt download it here, purchase it here (only few copies left!), or stream it below.

Monday, 20 August 2018

va --- Riflessi d'Acqua [Le Major Mixtape]

Summer is almost coming to an end but there's still time for diving!
Contemplate the reflections on the water with easy-listening tunes, turkish classics, unclassifiable wonders and da usual Jamaican journey. A mellow and joyous selection.
Enjoy it here.

1. Walter Wanderley - Amazonas
2. Cork Gamelan Ensemble - Christine
3. Children of Sunshine - It's a long way to heaven
4. Gerard Calvi - L'ile du plaisir
5. Luigi Zito & Vittorio Nadalin - Ansie Secondo
6. Erdal Erzincan - Garip
7. Esin Afsar - Zuhtu
8. Fairuz -  Al bint al Shalabiyya
9. Mdou Moctar - J'ai pas le choix

10. Kamuran Akkor - Ikimiz bir fidaniz
11. Alessandro Alessandroni - Riflessi D'Acqua
12. Sonya Spence - Make Love To Me In The Dark
13. Ginger Williams - Ill Still Love You
14. The Gaylads - I am free
15. Junior Murvin - Mr Percy
16. Munif & Orkes Kelana Ria - Ya Mahmud
17. Pharoah Sanders - Ore-Se-Rere

thx: Timur, Booty, Dream Weapons

Monday, 23 July 2018

va -- Soul Island (Graham's Summer Comp)

Subtitled "Folk, Soul and Liberated sounds from around the Globe", this is not a Soul-music compilation, but a selection of warm and soulful tunes that - I hope - will suit many summery moments and situations!
60's/70's soundtracks (including Willow's Song from British masterpiece The Wicker Man), South-African Jive, Rocksteady, hairy Psych-Pop, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders' spiritual Jazz, groovy Turkish & Egyptian movers... and more: HERE

A1 Piero Umiliani - Folk Time (Italy)
A2 Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte - Train Song (USA/South Africa)
A3 The Meters - Soul Island (USA)
A4 Derrick & Pauline Morgan - Never Miss The Water (Jamaica)
A5 Orchestra Baobab - Aduna Jarul Naawo (Senegal)
A6 Henry Mancini - Wait Until Dark (USA)
A7 Paul Giovanni & Magnet - Willow’s Song (UK)
A8 Mesut Aytunca ve Siluetleri - Bir Dost Bulamadim (Turkey)
A9 The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Strawberries Mean Love (USA)

B10 Ajda Pekkan - Baksana Talihe (Turkey)
B11 Iman El Bahr Darwish - Mahsobko Endas (Egypt)
B12 Mogollar - Ilgaz (Turkey)
B13 Nina Simone - Take Care Of Business (USA)
B14 Kamuran Akkor - Kabahat Seni Sevende (Turkey)
B15 Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders - Stopover Bombay (USA)
B16 The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow (USA)
B17 Kamuran Akkor - Bilemem Bilemem (Turkey)
B18 Ammar El Shariey - Funk Excerpt (Egypt)

Thanks: SebCat, Benny Gordini.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Blue Sands [Mixtape #47]

Sixty minutes of dope tunes and trippy goodies, right here. Happy April!

01 - Elysian Spring - Blue Sands
02 - Idir - A Vava Inouva
03 - Formatia Albatros - Bucuresti, Bucuresti
04 - The Blue Birds - Marriage Folk Dopatta
05 - 4 Mars - Na Daadihi
06 - Orquesta Anozanzas Del Creta - Mucho Cintusa
07 - Les Tropics de Paris - La Vie Là Lé Raide
08 - Voices Of Conquest - O Yes My Lord

09 - David Caroll and His Orchestra - Oye Negra
10 - Orchestre Régional de Segou - Batumanbe
11 - François de Roubaix - Centrales Thermiques
12 - Linda Crowe - I Still Remember
13 - M. Ashraf - Dance Music
14 - Voltaire Brothers - Which One
15 - Baxter Dury - white men

Fanx to the man in the second hand shop in Tarare, Booty, Graham, Roady & fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


A new mixtape with a poppy hit parade on side A, obsessive instros on half of side B and a mellow afro guitar finish. Hope you dig it - by the stove and out of the snow.

01 - Dennis Brown - I Love You Madly
02 - Shades Of Brown - How Could You Love Him
03 - Seks Bomba - Do You Know the Way to San Jose
04 - Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd - My Love
05 - The Globe Trotters - Drums of Africa
06 - Shira Small - Eternal Life
07 - Barry White - I've Got So Much To Give
08 - Hamid El Shaeri - Ayonha
09 - Sunari Ratchasima - Thueng Wela Cha Bok Rak

10 - Jean-Pierre Decerf - Blazing Skyline
11 - Abdou El Omari & Naima Samih - Musika Munreal
12 - Baligh Hamdy - Gada
13 - Zafer Dilek - Ýntizar
14 - Eli Wamala Band - Hamadi
15 - Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
16 - Moses Katazza & Frida Sonko w. Equator Sound - Nona Ente Yo
17 - Jean Bosco Mwenda - Massanga
18 - Romy Schneider - La Chanson d'Hélène

And thank yous to Roady, Nico & fellow bloggers.

Monday, 18 December 2017

va -- Incense And Peppermints (Graham's X-mas Comp)

The traditional Christmas comp, featuring a few Japanese discoveries (sorry can't read the titles!) such as Enka singer Tetsuya Watari (famous gangster-film actor in the 60's/70's) or the huge Hibari Misora... and of course the master of "Eleki" Surf Rock, Takeshi Terauchi, mocking some Western classical pieces in his comedy-surf style!
I dropped in a short proggy track by L'Eclair, a very new band of talented and hairy Geneva kids... taken from their first LP, "Cruise Control".
Also on this C60, the amazing Soul-Jazz of Young Holt Unlimited (check out the tambourine solo on "Listen Here"!), a couple of cool Joe Meek productions, Turkish singer Gülcan Opel, Egyptian Pop supergroup Al Massrieen, a minute and a half of Bollywood action, the Vandells' Psych-Pop, and more soulful gems...

1 The Five Stairsteps - Danger! She's a Stranger (prod. Curtis Mayfield)
2 Hibari Misora - Kojo No Tsuki (Moon over the Ruined Castle)
3 Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
4 Gülcan Opel - Yat Kolumun Üstüne
5 The Checkmates - Interpol (prod. Joe Meek)
6 Young Holt Unlimited - Baby Your Light Is Out
7 Darondo - Let My People Go
8 Al Massrieen - Asef Gedan
9 Young Holt Unlimited - Listen Here

10 Tetsuya Watari - Ano Ko No Tame Ni Shinundaze (I will die for that girl)
11 S. D. Burman - Gambler in Danger
12 The Honeycombs - I Can Tell (Something's Up) (prod. Joe Meek)
13 L'Eclair - L'Internationale Prog (part 2)
14 Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys - Swan Lake
15 The Vandells - I See Everything
16 Gülcan Opel - Tamammı
17 Tetsuya Watari - ?
18 Hibari Misora - Meiji Ichidai Onna (The Life of A Woman in The Meiji period)

Thanks to: Chris "Sofa", Roady, Luc.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Still Water [Mixtape #45, C90]

This is the 45th mixtape and it's 90 minutes long. I only count my own mixtapes in the T.H. counter, but I guess you noticed the Major and Graham Mushnik have become more and more involved in the last few years. Although we have similar tastes I think it brings a precious je ne sais quoi to this blog. Thanks boys!

To come back to number 45, it is a bit of a voyage:

01 Triste Janero - A Beginning Dream
02 The Attractions - Slow Patience
03 Darondo - Didn't I
04 Four Tops - Still Water
05 Les Fantaisistes de Carrefour - Ti Zoiseau
06 Dick Ngoye & Party - Elias Odede
07 The Jauharah Orchestra - Wangu Ukutina
08 Imperial Bodyguard Band - Accordeon Instrumental
09 Yao Su Rong
10 Sun Ra - Nuclear War
11 Renaldo & The Loaf - The Elbow Is Taboo
12 Magical Ring - Sight On The Sea
13 Al Massrieen - West El Ghabat

14 Gilberte - Serre Serre Pas
15 Mavi Isiklar - Kanamam
16 The Precisions - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely)
17 Franklin Boukaka - Na Ye Na Lisano
18 Rakinah - Lagu Minang
19 T.P.A.O. Batman Ork. - Kara Toprak
20 Hung Cuong & Mai Le Huyen - Gap Nhau Ma Chi
21 Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited - Nyamutamba Ne Mombe
22 Anna Mathovani Pop Sunda - Warung Pojok
23 Le Marchand du Soleil - Laila Je T'aime
24 Satellite Jockey - Modern Life
25 Joe Hisaichi - Itsumo Nandodemo

Big up to Graham, Lou, Clément (? him again) & fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

VA -- Sunny Day [ Le Major Mixtape ]

Though the beginning of this compilation contains a handful of groove-central tunes, it slowly unveils a super mellow eastern odyssey;
Indonesian haunting melodies, turkish classics, ''chutney'' music and a few pop numbers ... a perfect soundtrack for the cold & autumnal sunny days!

1. Dunya Yunis - Abu zeluf
2. Nikki Giovanni - Ego tripping 
3. Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg!
4.Shahram Shabpareh - Prison Song
5.The Canterbury Music Festival - Sunny Day
6. Sharida Piroe - Agar Toem Merie Ziendagie Me 
7. Orkes Kelana Ria - Kelunan Jiwa 
8. Hayri Şahin - Ceylan Gözlüm
9. Nasida ria - Keadilan 

10. Omar Khorshid - Guitar El Chark (edit )
11. Unknown - sadar 
12. Kenny Graham - Thoughts At Home
13. Erkin Koray - Yagmur 
14. Seda Sayan - Bilmemki
15. Fatima Zehafa- Ya Lghadi Ou Ljai
16. A Kadir Orkes Sinar Kemala - Djauh Dimata Dekat Dihati 
17. Luis Bonfa & Maria Toledo - Cavaquinho

Special thanks to the DreamWeapons crew for their prolific work. A fair amount of tracks here are taken from their comps.

Also: Dj Sofa • Derya Yıldırım • Dj Rainbow

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

VA -- Love Floats [Mixtape #44]

Selected in the heart of another splendid hot Summer, here's a new batch of hits to enjoy by the pool or whilst spoting shooting-stars at night. Some dancy tunes on here might also sound ace at one of your parties, floating around the dancers like messages from the stars.

A1 BOHANNON - Love Floats
A4 RAH BAND - Messages From The Stars

B2 TIÃO MOTORISTA - Aonde Eu Ia Não Vou Mais
B3 Huaynos de Canchis Canchis
B4 Loca Juventud
B6 ERIC MORRIS - My Lonely Days Alone
B7 AL MASSRIEEN - Mafatshi Leh
B8 FARAMARZ ASLANI - Ahooye Vahshi
B9 SELDA - Vurulduk Ey Halkim, Unutma Bizi

Benny Gordini│Clément ?│Roady│Moahaha│Claire