Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Listening Club - 2nd February 2014

Well then Listening Clubbers, last week was a positive stock pot of musical genres all norman cooked up and blended together with such culinary precision that would make Nigella trip balls was it not. Massive thanks to Jim McCauley for serving up that eclectic melodical feast that did so nourish our hungry ears.
So, onto this week's pick which is about to be introduced by me, JonnyDaPigg, as Mr ListeningClub is busy making power ballad related puns on his holidays. So without further ado, me.

“So, me again. I had thought that when it got back round to me I could pick one of the 3 or 4 possibles that have been on my list for a while. True to form this has not happened. I have had various things to consider this time, such as the fact that I needed to procrastinate my self assessment time away, just recently moved and haven't unpacked properly yet and most importantly, the derby on Saturday. (that's Newcastle vs the filth in case you were wondering). This in mind I could quite easily be in one of two frames of mind. Happy, joyus and smug, in which case anything of my list would sound like angels, or depressed, dejected and full of despair in which anything of my list would sound like Sting doing covers of his own stuff in the style of Shatner whilst sat on a pile of money wearing nothing but a loin cloth. In a flash of inspiration however, tonight's choice swung in. It's a genre only introduced to me a year ago during a gig and it blew me away. So upon returning I scoured the internet for live mixes and Bandcamp for albums, which is where I found tonight's offering. The juxtaposition of the genre's name only adds to the ability of this music to make me smile. Which is why it was picked. Win on Saturday, heed held high, lose on Saturday this'll make me feel better. So, flappers at the ready, put on your dancing shoes, have a gin cocktail or two and don't forget your glow-sticks, enjoy...”

Reets then. Direct download mp3 is here, and the Mixcloud stream (which may reveal the track titles, you have been warned) is here!

Search #listeningclub to see what's going on, and follow @listeningclub for the admin.

Hope to see you tonight at 8pm GMT!

1 comment:

  1. Track List:
    Ok, here's where you've got me bending some rules.
    This is volumes 1 & 2 of 'The Electro Vintage Sounds of the Speakeasy'.
    Basically, I couldn't pick between the two, and vol 2 is 40 tracks long,
    which was never gonna work, so I picked a few from each (kept the order) and put them together.
    You can download them both from Bandcamp here
    (I really think you should cos I missed some great tracks off getting this down to a manageable 64 minutes):

    Tracks used are:
    Vol. 1
    Lazlo - Honey Pie IV (Beatles Electro Swing remix)
    Defunk - Scatman Crothers - Keep that Coffee Hot (Defunk Remix)
    Harry Chestwig - 4get About The Blues 2night
    Smokey Joe and the Kid - The Monkey Song
    Jamko - 06 Jack, Im Mellow
    C@ in the H@ - Sneaky Bizniz
    Cee Roo - Don't Mean a Thing (feat. Zombie Squad)
    Bobby C Sound - Jelly Belly

    Vol. 2
    Warp9 & Essex Groove - Shake Your Hips
    DJ August - Crothers Gonna Work It Out
    Vourteque ft. Sean Guinan - Hot Sinner (Original Edit)
    Bad Girlz - Blu Cheeze Blu'z
    Lamuzgueule - Flash Gordon
    S Strong - Slang 42
    The Electric Swing Circus - Big Ol' Bite
    NickThayer, HKPP, EricB&Rakim - Dance!Americano (The Captain Mashup)
    Harry Chestwig - Absorb the Vibes