Thursday, December 21, 2006

Black Heart

Disco and edit fanatics, trainspotters and dancers jam into Manchester's Electric Chair on a regular bases to wiggle their bums to the excellent talent that guests there, as well as regular boys Unabombers. Apparently this year, they moved on from being top compilers, dj's and remixers and took on producing as well, creating some lovely original stuff too. Their Elektrons release on Genuine Records, 'The Get Up EP', produced with Dave Jones from Phuture Lounge is an instant classic and is one of the most played 12" I bought this year. 'Sunshine Love' is a beautiful Soul Disco number with tweaked elements, honey dripping vocals, heartfelt hooks and funky beats. If u don't have this in your collection, try and find it, the flipside funk tracks are equally worth their weight and i reckon this will become a bit of a collectors item in a few seconds.

I had planned to list off the years best releases, but I can't be asked, though I'd love to know what all rocked your world's in the last 12 months, in case i missed something and should get it. So how about posting your fave 12"/track and LP in the comments, I'd really appreciate it if u would do that for me.... come on only takes a minute.


Anonymous said...

One of the finest pieces of music I have heard in quite a while - not officially released as a single yet, but if I am not completely mistaken it will be in early 2007.
Kleerup ft. Robyn - With Every Heartbeat

Video, directed by Fredrik Skogkvist, on Youtube:

Thank you for an excellent blog! Keep up the good work and the fantastic music selections.

crybo said...

Too much good music this year, highlights were The Heritage Orchestra, Yppah, Pub, Alex Smoke, The Bamboos, Kankick - Serious Business This, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, J Dilla - Donuts,(R.I.P).
Looking forward to the music of 2007, especially the new 4 Hero and Cinematic Orchestra albums.
Anyway have a good Xmas and a Happy new year!!

Anonymous said...

Yo I just found your page, while doing a search for Norman Weeks "Hold On" (you had the re-edit but I've now learned I can pick up the orig. at DTD off of Sonar Kollektiv...sweet! Anyhow, great blog, you go DEEP my friend and here's my favorite soulful house tracks of 2006, you can check them in my January Soul Shack mix on Here. Here's the list (playlist order, not ranking order)

Soul Shack - January 2007
1. Tryin’ Times (Pan African rmx) – Roberta Flack (Londra)
2. Morris (Quentin Harris rmx) – Bah Samba (BKO)
3. Easy Livin’ – Peven Everett (Unified)
4. Number 1 (DJ Rocco rmx) – Candyapple (Shack)
5. Day & Night – Markus Enochson f. James Ingram (Sonar Kollekiv)
6. Don’t You Want Me (King Britt mix) – Jody Watley (Avitone)
7. Out The Frame (Franck Roger rmx) – DJ Genesis (Realtone)
8. Jus’ Dance (Quentin Harris rmx) – Mr. V (Vega)
9. My Joy (Timmy Regisford rmx) – Leela James (Restricted Access)
10. The Cure & The Cause (Dennis F rmx) – Fish Go Deep (Soul Heaven)
11. Like A Star – Alister Johnson (Do Right!)
12. Just Like A Star (Cecil ‘blowing out my mind’ rmx) – Corrine Bailey Rae (CDR)
13. Heaven (Marlon D & Groove Assassin rmx) – Kem (CDR)
14. Crazy (Spencer Collective rmx) – Gnarls Barkley (CDR)
15. Strung Out (Quentin Harris rmx) – Etta James (CDR)
16. Dentro Mi Alma (Yoruba Soul mix) – Jazztronik (Especial Japan)
17. Run Free – Dennis Ferrer f. KT Brooks (King Street)
18. Soma (Cecil rmx) – Smashing Pumpkins (CDR)
19. Be Without You (Jihad Muhammad rmx) – Mary J Blige (CDR)
20. Walk Away (Reel Soul Vox) – El (Stingily Music)
21. Everything (orig) – Ian Friday f. Erro (Tea Party)
22. Life Starts Today – Byron Moore (Tea Party)


chris keys said...

Hey Dj-j, some great stuff in your chart, I'll check out the mix. I have some excellent deep house coming up in a few posts, which may or may not interest u. actually i know it will. thanks for the kind comments...