Monday, 26 December 2011

Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes! Felices Fiestas! Forhe Feiertage! Tanoshii kurisumasu wo! Buone Feste! Kalés Diakopés! Sorry about whatever I mangled!



hello,in those times of celebrations,heavy eating/drinking,coldness,hangovers,presents and all the Christmas end of year shabang,aren't we all love at some point to have a duvet day and listen to some warming tunes? here's my 2011 duvet vous? (wink wink) playlist:

Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes! Felices Fiestas! Forhe Feiertage! Tanoshii kurisumasu wo!  Buone Feste! Kalés Diakopés!   Sorry about whatever I mangled!







  Blundetto 'Cali' by heavenlysweetness













Monday, 19 December 2011

LOVE'LL MAKE YOU DO A FEW THINGS THAT YOU KNOW IS .....

It was, the end of a friend and family proper sunday roast which started at 1.30pm and the playlist had finished 10 minutes ago when my son Nino (age 6) decided to make the most un-expected search on youtube which included " holiday/games/ sing" and then press play to the video he saw on the screen...............
happy days....

Thursday, 15 December 2011

1 TAKE ON TAKE 5

Always been a sucker for a skilled cover version on turntables here's a an amazing version of take 5 by Matmonjazz
.

and for the purists the long version of the original by Dave Brubeck.

Monday, 5 December 2011

ELIXIR VITAE II



  Niles Philips - Ill At Ease (feat Tonkin) by Duendiness
 Niles Philips - Ill At Ease (feat Tonkin) by Duendiness

Sola Rosa - These Words (feat. Spikey T) (JPOD remix)



Gotye ft Kimbra - somebody that i used to know




Now...we have this thing going on with my wife:    on sundays...once our lovely lively kiddos are nice and cosy in bed, we light a fire,open a (sometimes 2) bottle of an (expertidly selected) red wine and plate up a selection of (expertidly selected) cheeses and we play our old records on our Technics in back to back. these sessions bring back some great memories and of course dug up some amazing tunes.warning:it's pretty chilled and it's the idea really.
have you ever been raving with a cheese platter? .........that's what i thought. 


1st one is an incredibly chilled and meditative hip hop gem from dj krush and friends.a band called RYU.Released in 1999.
  Ryu - song from the far east by Duendiness

following up,my favorite tune of 2010 (si si Mr Blundetto!) revisited by THE Blunde' himself in a trippier version than the original but each version is equally outstanding.featuring the unique voice of Hindi Zahra.
Blundetto is coming back with a new ep in january and i can't wait for it.in the meantime listen to this:
 Voices (blundedub) by heavenlysweetness








Monday, 28 November 2011

ELIXIR VITAE



I don't know about you, but my favorite moments to listen to music is when i am in motion.driving my bike or car skiing etc you get the picture.Here what i recently listened to:


Gecko Turner - en la calle



Brownout - 130



Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BADBADNOTGOOD




No this is not the name of Blundetto's new lp but it's coming soon.THE SOUND IS AMAZING and it's from crap de crap youtube so i just can imagine the full version of this teaser on technics and studio speakers! (slight bemol for the vocals but they might grow in me).

here instead is a 9 minutes piece of fusion by Badbadnotgood.......pffff ....well for those who like labeling and categories,this could be classified under JAZZ//HIPHOP/JAM...to me it's just brilliant musicians doing what they are exceptional at:playing music:
here on their version of doom
badbadnotgood - doom


Another cover/version of MGMT - Kids by bluegrass band Dr Fox's Old Timey String Band.
don't laugh...i love this (bless me i'm just getting old,give me a break!)
MGMT - kids (Dr Fox's Old Timey String Band version)


i'll be back in a minute

Monday, 7 November 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

SUNDAY

SUNSET 'N' GUITAR

I love YouTube for all the very good reasons....is that everyone can discover amazing talent by just browsing along; whether it's already been discovered or it's a dude playing his guitar on the street in Botswana.Extra ordinary talent.Today i focused on guitar and also (for obscure reasons) on sunset too: enjoy!








B.r.e.a.t.h.e

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?

YO FOLKS!!
I'm sorry i have (a lot) less time than i used to for posting and faffing around on the blog but here a few things i have enjoyed lately:
I've almost finished this novel by James Frey and i'm really enjoying it.Los Angeles City is  the main character of the book and its "duende" is illustrated by the lives of random people living in the city.Good book !







Monday, 5 September 2011

ON THE WAY BACK....

Hey everyone! i trust you're all well and healthy(ish).I haven't been posting for a month exactly.during this time i have been on a mini European tour in the family camper-van.
lots of camping,ate lots of good food and drank copious amount of lush beverages.Amazing memories and moments....
back to work now (harsh)....but i feel very lucky and blessed to have been to enjoy such a good times with family and friends...
I've also been  on endless bike rides and this brings us to the man i discovered very recently and i'm his work blew my away.
the name's Danny Macaskill (look out for this one POB as a bike lover if you don't know already).

The guy is masterfully in control of his art.enjoy.soundtrack by a local artist too.




Friday, 5 August 2011

OKAY THEN...

A good friend of mine pointed me in the direction of these nutters: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA...
Not exactly my cup of tea ( i think i'm just too old) but the video is creative and bloody hell...where do they get their energy from?





Also this little gem from Sofrito's vault...sorry no download but these guys are trying to make a living out of it and this has just been released.I just received it in the post myself, if you like this you can get it ICI.

Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic (Sofrito Edit)



Wednesday, 3 August 2011

DUENDINEEDLES

Blending 2 or 3 tunes (or more) together is a bit like cocktail making or cooking:It's an art.You have to select carefully your ingredients and mix them together using special skills.the human factor then kicks in.If you're very good at it you can obtain brilliant results:Our man Jimi Needles certainly has duende!.

  DJ Fresh vs Daft Punk - Something About Gold Dust (Jimi Needles Blend) by Jimi Needles

  Adele vs Swamburger - Rolling in the Sun Vibes (Jimi Needles Light Night Cocktail) by Jimi Needles

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

INVITATION...INSPIRATION

Another excellent post by the Principaute of Ballard and even more intelligent the invitation for the readers/listeners to find a funkier video than the one the he posted (sorry i don't even know your real first name).The bar was set rather high in the first place and the "Bim sala bim" answer was a very good choice too.
I love my funk too and took the invitation quite literally and tried to find a funkier one.
Oh no no no...i did not do it for competition sake,I did it for funk sake...here are my personal favorites: (i'm sorry i selected too many,it was too difficult to choose...thanks POB for the invitation and more importantly  for the inspiration, it was a subtle and imaginative idea,we should do that more often..that was fun)









WTF?!  It's funk to me...



woooooooooooooooh and all that funk i obviously forgotten.....

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

ALL THAT GLITTERS....(can sometimes be gold)




I thought it was almost impossible to be even remotely cool  in a warming suit...but i was well wrong...Marvin here proves that you can whilst rehearsing before  a gig (poor sound quality but the soul in def' there) 
Maestro..if you like to...







AMY AMY AMY



I will try to spare you the requiem in D minor from Wolfgang but I'm sad that Amy Winehouse didn't make it.
Always a part of me believed that she'd be strong enough to find her way out of the wood.I lost friends this way and all i can say about it.. is.......when you are there...you're on your own..regardless of who you are or how many people love you or want to save you.This is your own fight...
I've seen her live and  yes... she was all over the place,making random jokes....some of them funny some of them well i just didn't get them, ordering trillions of cocktails from the bar between songs  that someone would take all the way through the crowd and she'd drank them like actimels. She was very needy, insecure, manically playing with her skirt.....it was sometimes painful to watch.........  but the moment she started singing it was just pure magic.
R.I.P Amy....Thanks for all the beautiful notes....

Amy Winehouse - Love is the losing game


Amy Amy Amy (outro)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WALKING ON THE BEACHES, LOOKING AT THE PEACHES

Bonjour,
I haven't really started my summer break just yet that's why i haven't been blogging that much lately.Been busy at work.(or pretending i was)
Also everyone is enjoying the summer (or not so much of it) outside as opposed to behind a computer screen and as a result fresh music is on a stand-by mode or i couldn't find it efficiently enough.
However...here's what i found interesting:YOU KNOW THE DEAL BY NOW, RANDOMNESS IN.....

THE GOODNESS!!!

Really like this video....




love the song anyway....is it really a remix?

Sunday, 3 July 2011

LA VITA E BELLA


love this! really subtle and spirited rework by Sneaky!




Serge Gainsbourg - Sea sex and sun (guido minisky edit)

Thanks Blundetto for finding this little gem...Tu as vraiment des oreilles de malinois pour avoir denicher celui la!...tu devrais en faire ta profession ha ha..(i know i'm funny)

Mr Guido....chapeau monsieur..abosolute genius!

HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

GOODNESS IN THE RANDOMNESS

good evening everyone!

as far as i'm concerned there are only 6 of you out there following this blog and I AM of them so 5 really, but never mind i know that the tunes tunes will be appreciated and that all it matters..so here we go...i'm not going for the hype here...
someone told me once in Tanzania as i was trying to bargain a dusty and broken artisan  
African mask "old is gold my friend...old is gold"...i knew the mask vendor was trying to fool me but the formula worked anyway.

Arlean Brown - I'm a streaker baby
this tune is to me, absolutely perfect.love the rawness,the harmonica,the bass line? don't even get me started...no one is writing tunes like that any more.i'm not blaming anyone i know it's hard to beat this.



Baltimore _K_s friendly edit_.mp3
beautiful song that cried for a dub input...that's something done



Marion Black - who knows
What can i say? this song never fails to get me snapping and grooving..even my kids get down on it...and that's something i almost can't explain but the bass line has got to be involved in the effect produced.



James Kind - California lady
another close to my heart song.just perfect vocals and guitars sound....good James....what happened to you by the way? couldn't find any other song of yours any where? well done numero group for your amazing spade action here.



Sekoilu Seestyy _finland_.mp3
Obviously you would as music "connaisseurs" recognize the sample from the Endtroducing album of DJ Shadow.not many albums had such an impact on me as this one did.perhaps Portishead,dummy and kruder and dorfmeister kd sessions or Tricky "Maxinquaye" at the period...on the more commercial side..The fugees were also equally refreshing.






Sunday, 26 June 2011

Et pour monsieur ce sera? A Cucumber Collins S'il vous plait..

DRINK OF THE DAY


SOUNDTRACK
(that's how you hear the original after 7 or 8 of the above..i know i tried)

3...THE MAGIC NUMBER

Happy birthday my little angel!

Hey folks...i hope you're all well and happy...summer has finally kicked in in England (don't miss it though! remember it lasts only 3 days on average).

Musica ahorita!

A musical response to THIS post.
Bas Lexter ensample - down by the river


Onra & Quetzal - stop (walk on by)


THE HYPE
Jamie XX - Far nearer


So lazy...love it
Onra & Quetzal - dans mon bus



My current ringtone...(who cares?...good little tune though)
Quetzal - Calle O'Reilly


Now this Boom Clap number i can't seem to decide if i really like it but it seems to bring a smile to my face every time it plays so i'll try it on you.. see if it's contagious
Mojo Filter ft. Modest Mouse - The Good Times Are Killing Me (Into The Cosmic Wilderness Dub)


DJ Shadow - I've been trying

I wish the shadow was making more songs like this