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Here's part 2 of my New Year mixes, as with the other its a tad shorter than usual, but this time a little more complentative to complement and remedy that mid-January lull. Start with your head under the pillow, and if you're not up and dancing by 'In The Light Of A Miracle' then Mr Reich should at least leave you with a warming glow. Enjoy.

Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know
Lifetones - Good Side
Kool & The Gang - Ancestral Ceremony
The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night (Betty Botox Re-edit)
MFSB - Love Is The Message (Danny Krivit Special Edit)
Grace Jones - Williams Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
Expansives - Life With You
Two Of A Kind - Like This
Runaway - Shadows
In Flagranti - I Chatted Up The Nympho Secrectary (Part 1)
François K. - Road Of Life (Radio Slave Dub)
Arthur Russell - In The Light Of A Miracle (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians, Section I


Here's a mix I made last August for those lucky people that made it along to the Circus Circus Summer party. Now I present it to the world. You know what to expect by now!

John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anthrax
Cosmo Vitelli - Delayer (Quiet Village Remix)
Cole Medina - Love You Inside Out (The Pinches Mix)
Debbie Taylor - Too Sad To Tell
Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Black Mazego Groove)
Ephraim Uzomechina Nzeka - Zombie
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Booka Shade vs. M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
Sauveur Mallia - Stone Roller
Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again
DJ Blaqstarr - Shake It To The Ground (Remix)
Chilly - For Your Love
Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming
Okay Temiz - Denizalti Ruzgarlarli
Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Türkatech Remix)
Alter Ego - Gary (Tiga's Italia '90 Mix)
The Pool - Jamaica Running
Krzysztof Klenczon - Nie Przejdziemy Do Historii
Odyssey - Who


Happy new year. Have a wee mix why don't you?

Todd Rundgren - International Feel
Walter Jones - The Odyssey Sound (Mogg And Naudascher Edit)
Padded Cell - Fare Beneath London
M83 - Couleurs
Syclops - Where's Jason's K
Material - Take a Chance
ESP - It's You
Friendly Fires - Paris (ft. Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix)
Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Doll Mix)
Lama - Love Is On The Rocks (Monday Club Mix)
Glen Campbell - Guess I'm Dumb


Along with my good friend Señor Paul Adams I DJ once a month (or thereabouts!) in my native city of Preston at a night we call Circus Circus Club. The night began out of a shared passion for leftfield dancefloor sounds of the past and present, and for over a year we've given our home town a Friday night of a most rare variety.

If you fancy joining us one evening, keep your eyes peeled on www.myspace.com/circuscircusclub for details of our next. But until then, take in just some of the sounds you could expect to hear at a typical CCC soiree. Consider this a condensed set, taking in a spectrum of styles, from psych rock and industrial to cosmic disco and rare funk. Enjoy.

Terry Riley - In the Summer
Quiet Village - Pacific Rhythm
Erkin Koray - Inat
Novos Baianos - Tinindo-Trincado
LA Carnival - Color
Asiko Rock Group - Lagos City
Al Usher - Lullaby For Robert
Fern Kinney - Groove Me (Cosmo Vitelli Edit)
Chicago - I'm A Man
Motown Sounds - Bad Mouthin'
Spirit - Potatoland Theme
Don Armando - I'm An Indian, Too
African Suite - Grass
Kano - It's A War (Serge Santiago Instrumental Re-Edit)
Mock & Toof - Black Jub (Darshan Jesrani's Hot Seat Mix)
Francesco Tristano - The Melody (Carl Craig C2 Remix)
Nitzer Ebb - Fun To Be Had (George Clinton's Long Mix)
Jago - I'm Going To Go
The Sisters of Transistors - The Don
Hatfield & The North - Ethanol Nurse
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Beggin' (Pilooski Edit)
Gary Burton - Vibrafinger
Ceramic Hobs - Blue Eyes
Simply Saucer - Bullet Proof Nothing

On Saturday I went to El Diablo's Social Club at The Deaf Institute in Manchester and had a right old time. There was cider and Sailor Jerry flowing, snow falling on the smokers balcony, good friends moving and shaking and even Har Mar Superstar milling about looking lost.

In this one there's a couple of songs Neil played mixed in with a bunch of others that remind of the general super awesome sound and feel of the night. It will make you smile.

Prince - Erotic City
Justus Kohncke - Elan (Prins Thomas Version)
Punkin' Machine - I Need You Tonight
Machine - There But For The Grace Of God Go I
Holy Ghost! - Hold On
Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes
The Juan Maclean - Happy House
Chic - I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
Wild Rumpus - Musical Blaze Up (Rub n Tug Bitches Remix)
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper (Larry Levan Garage Remix)
Lullabies In The Dark - Code 7429
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Seoul Music
Johnny Wakelin - In Zaire
The Esso Trinidad Steel Band/Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Big J Edit)


So the time has come for us to bid farewell to the year that shall forever be remembered as "two thousand and seven". It is only right, then, that I end the year with a selection of some of the most marvellous and memorable entrants to my ears from the past 12 months.

By no means were they all recorded this year, a few being rarities from notable compilations and soundtracks, and a whopping TWO of the tracks have words penned by the great prophet of our time Sir David Shrigley, but amidst the general feel of festive fuzziness I hope you find a cosmos of enchanting sonicly diverse dreamscapes. OR SOMETHING.

Sod 2008, here's to forever!

David Shrigley - What I Ate
A Mountain Of One - Our Eyes
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Lindstrom And Prins Thomas - Nummer Fire To
Aeroplane - Pacific Air Race
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Musique - Summer Love Theme
Caribou - After Hours
Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
The Field - Everday
Max Tundra - A Truce
Rufus Wainwright - Tiergarten (Supermayer Remix)
Panda Bear - Good Girl / Carrots (Excerpt)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - No. 6 Von Karman Street
John Maus - Rights For Gays
Maps - Stay Another Day


disco disco disco disco disco, with a little taste of funk and electro for good measure, sound OK?

Cymande - Brothers On The Slide
Aeroplane - Caramellas
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Edit)
Sumeria - Why Must There Be An End?
Chic ft. Carly Simon - Why? (12" Vocal Remix)
Karen Young - Deetour
SOS Band - Just be Good To Me (12" Extended Cut)
Booji Boy High - Twist Myself Again
Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug (Larry Levan Mix)
Black Devil - On Just Foot (Slide Inside version with Prins Thomas)
Glass Candy - Beatific


a mix for parties. this is the first one I did, so it's a little rough around the edges but it's still a (bamboo) banger. Almost 80 minutes of musical good times taking an unorthodox path through cosmic rock, space disco, gothic house, leftfield techno, electro funk, and post punk. lovely stuff.

instructions: take it to/make/imagine you are at/steal a party. put it on. dance. repeat.

Amon Duul II - The Return Of Rübezahl
Giorgio Morodor - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Justus Kohncke - Advance (Prins Thomas Diskotek Mix)
Lindstrom vs Bamboo - I Feel Like Some Gay Space Disco (JD Twitch Edit)
LSB - F.O.G.
The Residents - Kaw Liga
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun (Trail Mix)
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banger
Cassius - Feelings For You (Les Rythmes Digitales Mix)
Beck - Cellphone's Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
The Knife - We Share Our Mothers' Health (Trentmoller Remix)
Agoria - Code 1026
Diplo feat. Pantera Os Danadinhos - Percão
Zongamin - Bongo Song
Major Swellings - Assquake
The Paper Dolls - Get Down Boy (Prins Thomas Edit)
Tuxedomoon - No Tears

a hypnotic psych mix to accompany morning time delerium

Archie Shepp - Money Blues, pt. 1
Amon Duul II - She Came In Through The Chimney
Afro Cuban Band - Something's Got To Give
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
Ash Ra Tempel - Cosmic Tango
Animal Collective - Chores
Ada - Maps (Michael Mayer & Tobias Thomas Mix)
Al Usher - Here Today
Aboriginal Voices - Le Jour L'Ennui
Arto/Neto - Pini Pini
Amos & Sara - Moslem Computer
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Theme De Yoyo
Autolux - Asleep At The Trigger
Aphrodite's Child - Altamont
Astrud Gilberto - Berimbau