Thursday, 26 January 2012

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For a long while I've been planning a downtempo mix for those late night reflective moments. Sit back, turn the lights down low, pour a stiff drink and enjoy a journey through the more emotional, yet life-affirming corners of my record collection. This set is dedicated to those who are no longer with us, and those left behind to miss them.

Yesterday's news of the sad passing of legendary DJ, producer and lovely man Shem McCauley (aka Slacker) spurred me on to finally put this mix together, however Lee Bailey, Ian Jones & Amy Winehouse & My Gran also deserve special mention. Gone, but never forgotten. Rest In Power.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

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The first mix to be posted on You and the Music comes courtesy of our resident blogger Jeff Daniels, taking us through a selection of utterly essential jazz beats. Anyone with even a passing interest in dance music should get stuck into this- the roots are laid out before us here (as well as some very tasty recent cuts).

In the words of the man himself: "I've been meaning to put together a selection of Jazz or Jazz influenced tracks for a while now, and finally, here it is. The 1st installment..."Jazz Journey #1", taking in all forms of Jazziness, and featuring some real dance-floor burners to get your jazz juices flowing, a few head nodders and a couple of spat scuffers thrown in there as well, merging styles and adding new dimensions. No weakness in the whirl. Niiiiiiiiiiiiice."

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

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For our first slice of musical pie in 2012, we have this very tasty little EP from the mysterious Finnish producer pothOles... We have a fair idea who this guy is, but we don't know for sure. All that that matters is that he delivers some rather amazing deep funk, with shades of Chicago and a real retro feel.

Both original tracks 'Poka' and 'Warthog' are very nice indeed- blissed out, smooth, spacey and full of uplifting peaks and troughs. Alex Arnout takes 'Poka' down a much clubbier road with his remix. dark and trippy, this is proper late night / closed eyes fodder. Our pick however is Dana Bergquist & Peder G's remix of 'Warthog', which takes us right back to the 80s with some heavy boogie bass and a a real standout breakdown followed by a storming bassline workout towards the end.

OHR005 pothOles - Warthog (Dana Bergquist & Peder G Remix) soundcloup clip by Oh! Records Stockholm

We don't currently have a release date for this excellent EP yet, but we will keep you posted as always!