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Love Chloe
August 19, 2017, 12:52 pm
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The timeless 21 sec of magic that is the ‘Love Chloe’ ad campaign from 2010…

The making-of the ‘Love, Chloé’ fragrance ad directed by Roman Coppola and featuring model Raquel Zimmermann

Raquel Zimmerman

Chemise original

Roller boogie remix

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Soulsides 14 July 2017
July 15, 2017, 4:51 am
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Soulsides presents

Two guys who love to boogaloo…Microgroove and Claude Mono

Listen to the re-stream here – select 14 July 2017


Soul Generation

Them Two – Am I A Good Man

Vernon Garrett – Keep On Forgiving You

The Soul Brothers Inc – That Loving Feeling

Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis – Baby I Love You

Professor Earl Lett – We Oughta Get Together – The Story of Professor Earl Lett

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Iron Leg

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Football – Iron Leg: The Complete Micky and the Soul Generation

Lenis Guess – Why Why Whyd She Leave Me?

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Mystery Girl – Iron Leg: The Complete Micky and the Soul Generation

Gate – Chocolate Puddin – Praise Poems Voulme 5

Dusty Springfield with Burt Bacharach – The Look of Love – Casino Royale OST

Kadhja Bonet – Remember the Rain (Live) – The Visitor

Tom Jones with Portishead – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child- Reload

Scott Cunningham Band – Anita – Praise Poems Volume 5

Don Gardner – You Love Is Driving Me Crazy

Roy Porter Sound Machine – Love You – The Story Of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-1975

Seeds of Fulfilment – Solemn Solitude

Odyssey Group – Midnight and You

The Three Js – Chalito – Praise Poems Volume 3

Billy Storm and the Tempests   Apologise

Carol Veal – H’way of Love

William Cummings – Your Soul Searching Love

Clarence Reid – I Get My Kicks

Adrian Younge – Winter Is Here (Instrumental) – Something About April !! (The Instrumentals)

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Going To A Go Go

Betty Boo – Spellbound – Detroit a go go

P.J. – TLC

Joe Mason – Let It Out – Totally Wired Volume 5

Turner Brothers – Cause I Love You

Sisters of Love – You’ve Got My Mind

Sisters of Love – Now is the Time

Tom Jones and Ella Fitzgerald – Sunny




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…praise you…fan videos
April 24, 2017, 12:40 pm
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What makes a great fan video? hard to know but here are a few favourites – I think they are all fan videos but cannot be sure?

Broadcast – Before We Begin

getting the slow motion just right? – the tempo of this whole video is exquisite but I especially love the short cut of the crowd dancing that starts at 2:50 – that could be looped forever


Sun Araw – Impluvium

A simple idea but so good

larry jon wilson – sapelo (yap z rework)

Getting the right video atmospheric – this one is  a Claude Mono creation


Boards of Canada –

Hauntological imagery that perfectly captures the BOC ethos with powerful melancholy

Bradford Cox – VHS Dream  

The right vintage footage edited nicely

Audrey Horne dancing to Mulatu Astatke

48 seconds of the perfect combination of sound and vision

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el ritmo eastern block party
March 23, 2017, 12:54 pm
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Come to the Eastern Bloc….The el ritmo Eastern Block Party is on again on Tuesday night at Victor’s flat above RTRFM. Bring vodka and perhaps some jazz and funk records. DJ Claude will be bringing the new hi fi system he got in the West. Check out some of his new grooves at his blog post. Tell everyone to make sure they get there as with the new state restrictions and the clampdown on kooky music there is unlikely to be a re-stream…there may be some cassettes…be warned there is hi-fi and lo-fi…

HQ Mixcloud Bootleg Cassette here

If you dig jazz then you might also dig this – “Meet me at the Jazzkeller…Bring Jazz…”

PLAYLIST of some of the tracks but some are just unknown…

Vladimir Vasilkov – Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches\

DJ Soulviet – SovietFunkTrailers (excerpt)

c.j. plus – Soviet Funk Expo (Excerpt)

Zeljko Kerlata – The Newcomer

Henryk Debich – See You At The Disco Tonight

Novi Singers – My Own Revolution

Hiedi Bruhl – Berlin

Hildergard Knef – Ich Wart auf Die Nacht

Gelsominos Magic Voice from 1977

Victor Kiswell Archives – I Can’t Stop

Horst Jankowski – Das ist der Morgen

Anita Pallenberg – Stones Muse Supreme

Lottie and Leherb – Irre Gut – Funky Frauleins- Female Beat, Groove, Disco, Funk in Germany 1968-1978

Omega Omega 2 – Kérgeskezü Favágók – Well Hung Well Hung: 20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary – Volume 1

Labaratorium – Funky dla Franki (Joakim Remix) – Various – Iron Curtain Revisited  Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records

Tri Plus Dva – Vitok (soviet jazz easy listening, 1966, USSR)

Anne Hathaway – Russian Accent (Valentines Day)

Hildegard Knef – Im achtzigsten Stockwerk

Yugoslavian PsychJazz-Funk – Aleksandar Subota – Corazon (1976 LP)

Peter Herbolzheimer MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass – El Soul Condor

Henryk Debich – See You At The Disco Tonight

Kuno & the marihuana brass – marihuana mantra

Günter Noris – Gemini

Daniel Pemberton – Escape From East Berlin –

Eduard Khil – Mr. Trololo

Soviet Space Disco 1978

Soviet Disco

Eolika – Falling Stars – Melodiya 1980

Zdravstvuj Pesnya (Здравствуй, песня)- Marathon (Soviet electro space disco, 1982)





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The New Dance Show. The Scene and more…
February 26, 2017, 9:38 am
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Part 2 of 2

Forget the Soul Train Dance Line….check out the 1983 ‘Men’s Dance Line’ from The Scene…


The New Dance Show was a television series from Detroit, Michigan developed as a spin-off of to the more well known The Scene, which ran from October 1975 to December 1987. The New Dance Show debuted in November 1988, the first show was recorded at Reggie’s Moulin Rouge club in Detroit. True fans of the New Dance Show will already be aware of the amazing show archive on the Caprice87 YouTube Channel and some amazing footage over at the Nat Morris  YouTube Channel

Another great dance show foled in a club was the House Countdown from Chicago. It was filmed at the Rivera Nightclub circa 1990. Check out the House Countdown Dancers and a performance by Joe Smooth.

Also check out Part 1 which explores UK TV dance troupes such as Pan’s People and Hot Gossip

Exploring Pan’s People, Legs & Co, Hot Gossip etc
February 26, 2017, 8:57 am
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Part 1  of  2

This week I have been exploring the supposedly non-funky dance routines of the various Top of the Pops dance troupes. You know the ones: Pan’s People, Ruby Flipper, Legs and Co etc. Of course the TOTP dancers should never (ever) be confused with the legendary Arlene Phillips dance troupe Hot Gossip made famous through their appearances on The Kenny Everett Show. They were always more ‘cult’, as before being spotted by the producers of the Kenny Everett Show on a drunken night in Soho, Hot Gossip spent two years performing at a club in Jermyn Street. With TOTP having been on the BBC there is lots and lots of footage around but unfortunately watching most of it is just hard work with so so dance moves, meh costuming and not so good tracks actually danced to – BUT being the crate digger I have been doing some serious digging for you to find the rare gold – I also got a bit side-tracked and went looking at the sub-genre of ‘TOTP dancer footage re-used and re-mixed’ as there is also true buried treasure to be found there – shall I just say Trentemoller …enjoy…

In Part 2 join me as we explore the incredible funky dancers of Detroit’s New Dance Show, The Scene, House Countdown and some other US funky dance shows

DJ – Mind-Warp Pavilion Mixtape
December 30, 2016, 12:18 pm
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I have been busy this week curating music as will be DJing between the bands at the Mind-Warp Pavilion on Sat Jan 7. Its a celebration of the life and times of David Bowie on the eve of what would have been his 70th birthday. Its also a special night for local music as the live line-up features an incredible diversity of performers (like about 40 individual musos and vocalists for starters!!!) working with an amazing setlist reflecting a life of ‘sound and vision’.

While sorting through music I created this little mixtape – its full of obscurities, a few classics, some crazy collaborations and remixes, reversed tracks and other audio ephemera. Its definitely not a ‘hits mix’ and of course we will be playing all the classics on the night –  this is more a little personal celebration. Have a listen and I hope you enjoy it – but more importantly get your tix sorted and your friends together and come along and  join some of Perth’s best musicians playing ‘live and real’ as that is the way music should be played at this very special party…


Listen here – HQ Mixcloud Stream



Davey Jones – I Dig Everything

Davey Jones – I’m Not Losing Sleep

Davey Jones – I Can’t Explain

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Club Mix)

Seu George – Rebel Rebel

David Bowie – Golden Years (The Captain Tez Reggae Remix)

David Bowie – Fame (DJ Parker Lee aka P-Lee remix)

David Bowie and Grace Jones – Dream to the Rhythm

Lazarus Cast – This Is Not America

Bardo State – This is Not America

David Bowie – I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship

David Bowie & Philip Glass – Heroes (Aphex Twin Remix)

Blondie- Heroes

David Bowie – New Killer Star

David Bowie – Modern Love (Ultrasound Extended Version)

Marc Bolan and David Bowie – Space Dancer

Tex Perkins – Sorrow

David Bowie – Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix)

David Bowie – When I Live My Dream

David Bowie – Subterraneans (Reversed and Forward)

Brian Eno – Warszawa


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