The Claude Mono Blog

Ipanema Beach from Dusk till Dawn
February 27, 2019, 2:40 am
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Mellow – Bossa – Electronica – Beats – Jazz….

Welcome to el ritmo and Ipanema Beach from Dusk till Dawn..

Show restream here

Mixcloud Mixtape here – just the music


Dusk at Ipanema Beach

Mauricio Maestro – Ouvindo Estrelas – Upside Down

Beautify Junkyards – Radioactivity – Beautify Junkyards Debut

Beautify Junkyards – fuga n 2 (Os Mutantes Cover) – Beautify Junkyards Debut

Marcos Valle – My Nightingale

Astrud Gilberto – Manha de Carnaval (Acapella Remix) – The Shadow of Your Smile

Ann Luz – Por Qu – Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992

Troubleman (feat. Nina Miranda) – Paz – Time Out of Mind

Ohm G – Island Dream – Power of Flower

Junip – Oba, La Vem Ela

Jose Prates  – Imbarabao – Tam Tam Tam more info below 

Sonzeira – O Que Voce Sabe

Eumir Deodato / Os Catedraticos – Os Grilos

Sambaio (Atjazz Astro Dub) – Gilles Peterson Presents Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bass

Sonzeira – Samba de Retorno – Tam Tam Reimagined

Arthur Verocai – Pelas Sombras – Arthur Verocai

Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat? – Brazilliant Thought – Beat Journey

Arthur Verocai – Encore (instrumental) – Encore

Kenichiro Nishihara – Nebulosa – Humming Jazz

Andrea Pozza Trio – Nebulosa (Tenorio Jr)

Otto – Bob featuring Bebel Gilberto (Edu K Mix) – Samba Pra Burro

Kevin Yost – Conquistadors (Extended Mix)

Truby Trio – Alegre

Pathless – Goddess – Glucklich III

Want more…

Cult Brazilian album gets a musical reimagining.

Publicised by its high ranking on the Gilles Peterson wantlist, Jose Prates’ Tam… Tam… Tam…! is one of the most sought after and unique records to have come out of Brazil. After a plea on Channel 4 News (see below), Peterson eventually procured a mint copy – not long after Jonny Trunk’s 2014 re-issue.

Recorded in 1958, the original is exotic, the male vocals sounding like a Robeson of the southern hemisphere, and both of these qualities are partly on account of the record’s origin as the music for a stage show financed by the Brazil Culture Ministry. It’s a sublime piece of music from start to finish but particularly heralded for ‘Nana Imboro’, a prototype of ‘Mas Que Nada’ – the track that became a Sergio Mendes mega anthem.


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El Ritmo – August 2018
August 22, 2018, 11:01 am
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… things get (un)real as the legendary DJ Cheese Baker (aka John Bannister) of The Charisma Brothers joins Claude Mono on El Ritmo tonight… its all girls, gringos, Herb Alpert records, trumpets and dancing in your pyjamas… your Tue night Hi Fi journey…

Show re-stream here  – select 21 Aug 2018

Mixcloud < coming soon>


Chico Arnez – Havana 1850

Gerry Mulligan – Frisco Club

Marcos Valle – Pepino Beach

Joe Cuba – Bang Bang

Celso Murilo – Implorar

Baja Marimba – Flying High

Emanuel K Rahim & The Kahliqs – Spirit Of Truth

Soul Bossa Trio – Call Me, Mr Vibes

Mongo Santamaria – Green Onions

Senor Coconut – Tour De France

Osibisa – Keep On Trying

Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekala – Skokiaan

Tokyo Paradise Ska Orchestra – Baby Elephant Walk

United Future Organisation – Loud Minority

The Chopsticks – Mas Que Nada

Chris Montez – The Face I Love

Joe Cuba Sextet – El Pito: Never Go Back To Georgia

Afrique – Soul Makossa

Abdul Tee-Jay’s Rokoto – Kanka Kuru

Celso Murilo & Conjunto Drink – Tem Que Balanca

Stefi Akos – Mariguana Cha-cha-cha

Soledad Miranda – El color del amor

Horace Silver – Song for my Father

Sergio Mendez – One Note Samba

Astrud Gilberto & James Last – Caravan

The Charisma Brothers – Elle

Herb Alpert – Spanish Flea

Herb Alpert – Tijuana Taxi

Herb Alpert – Rise


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el ritmo Eastern Block Party 2

El Ritmo Eastern Block Party 2

Found in a box of old cassettes in a street market just off Red Square in Moscow now lovingly restored and remastered… two of the finest hours of community radio ever broadcast…

Diskoteka – Victor Klaudemono and Katerina Savinova

handwritten on the cassette…

Since the end of the Soviet Union a new tradition is that many Russians now celebrate Christmas on 25 December instead of 7 January. A less well-known tradition is that after having spent time with their families Moscow’s young and hip head out Boxing Day evening on buses and trams to late-night parties where they listen to jazz, and funk from the Eastern Block, Western pop, and Melodiya label disco records… later in the evening someone always puts on their favourite Red Army Choir LP for a sing-a-long… this year there is a party at the tiny apartment of Victor and Katerina and you are invited…

Get the Mixtape… Mixcloud HQ extended edition here


Sputnik Documentary (excerpt)

Chorus & Disco Company – Alfred Wśród Ptaków

N Sokolov – Safari (KMTR’s extended re-edit)

Gorky Park – Moscow Calling

Alisa – VPut (On the Road)

Julia Alexandrova – I Will Survive

The Red Army Choir – Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

The Red Army Choir – Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Kraftwerk vs. Telex – The Moskow Robots

Nautilus Pomilius – Krilja (Wings)

Kino – Zvezda Po Imeni Solntse (A Star Called Sun)

Litsey – Zvezda (Star)

Valeriy Meladze – Verni Moyu Lyubov (Give Me My Love Back)

Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – In The Woods

Vitali Kleinot and Georgi Garanians Ensemble – White Music

Russya – Don’t Stand by my Window

Forum – Lets Call each Other

Agata Kristie – Fairy Taiga (Fairytale)

Neschastnyy Sluchay – esli b ne bylo tebya (if there was no you)

Velly Joonas ‎- käes on aeg (Feel Like Makin Love)

Vlad Shishkarev – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)

Valery Meladze – Devushai iz Vishego (Girls from High Society)

Igor Petrenko Orchestra – Disco

Igor Petrenko Orchestra – I Can’t Stop

Pro Arte – Ko Vječnu Tugu Nosi, Taj Ima Pravo Da Pjeva

Kedr Livanskiy – Love & Cigarettes

Vitas – 7th Element (2002 Version)

Verasy – Polet (electro disco, Belarus USSR, 1985)

…more vodka

Check out last year’s Eastern Block Party One

…more VHS  Videos?




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Get Claude – el ritmo
September 6, 2017, 1:39 pm
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”Claude…You’re not supposed to blow the bloody turntables up!!”

Mixcloud HQ Mixtape here – just the music

Show re-stream here  – Select 5 September 2017 – does include Claude talking


Roy Budd Meets MB – Get Carter (Heavy Drum Mix)

Burning Banzai – Carter Takes a Train

Stereolab – Get Carter

Stefano Torossi – Fearing Much

Giancarlo Gazzani – Under Drama

Goblin – Death Dies

Group Modular – Acid Wheels

Big Boss Man – Oh my Gawd

Psychemagik – Spiced Odyssey

Bobby Hughes Combination – Seasons/Goi(Vegetarian remix)

The Mad Flute – Snatch OST (uncredited)

Nicola Conte – Kind of Sunshine

Sun Ra – Stardust From Tomorrow(Gerardo Frisinas Tomorrow Remix)

Andrea Daltro – Kiua

Pathless – Goddess

Folk & Røvere – Fotihouse

The Karminsky Experience – Exploration (Medeski Martin & Wood Mix)

Thievery Corporation Vs Nicola Conte – Bossa Per Due

The James L Estraunge Orchestra – Closer

The James L Estraunge Orchestra – Groovin You

Serge Gainsbourg- Melody Nelson(Molecule remix)

pedro gonez – Hippie

Soledad Miranda – El color del amor

Sergio Mendes – After Sunrise

Sergio Mendes – Crystal Illusions (Memorias De Marta Sare)

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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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el ritmo kooky grooves
September 26, 2016, 4:59 am
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Claude Mono’s el ritmo kooky grooves… essentially unessential…el ritmo the Tuesday Night Hi Fi Journey on RTRFM.

I brought in a box of music and just went for it – freestyle – no playlist – just the kooky grooves – it went really well – essentially unessential…

There was something wrong with re-stream so I have loaded up the full set in HQ Mixcloud.

Re-stream here –  select 20 Sep – video links in the playlist for all the tracks but the re-stream is broken so go the Mixcloud

HQ Stereo Mixcloud here


Mort Garsen – Aquarius – Electronic Hair Pieces

John Keating – The Unknown Planet – Space Experience

Bob Crewe Generation – Pygar’s Persecution – Barbarella OST

Marvin Hamlisch – Bond 77 – The Spy Who Loved Me OST

Something About April – Lovely Lady (instrumental) – Something About April Instrumentals

Joe E – Come On Sign – Enjoy The Experience

Praise Poems – Warmth – Praise Poems

David Axelrod – The Edge – Live at Royal Festival Hall

Morris Dow & Eastern Sound – Black Child – Praise Poems Vol 4

Monophonics – Hanging On – Sound of Sinning

Scott Cunnningham Band – Morning Madness

April Fulladoza – Sunlit Horizon

The Beastie Boys – Lighten Up – The In Sound From Way Out

Kid Loco vs Godchild – Chut bebe dort – Kid Loco vs Godchild

The Polytones – Burning Spear – Black Feeling 2

Kid Loco vs God Child – Dans C’cas La Nuit – Kid Loco vs God Child

Larry Covin – Masquerade – Praise Poems Vol 2

Something About April – Sittin By The Radio (instrumental) – Something About April II Instrumentals

Stringtronics – Tropicola – Mindbender

Lee Arnold Trio – Funky Chimes – The Might Mellow Vol 3

Bill Conti – Reflections – Rocky OST

St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra

Life – 2001 – West Indies Funk Vol 2

Bei Bei and Shawn Lee – East – Into The Wind

Ennio Morricone – Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto… Girotondo – Vergogna Schifosi

Project IV feat. Robin – Just A Little More Time – Praise Poems Vol 3

Gary Schneider – Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Enjoy The Experience


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Tuesday Night Hi Fi Journey
September 20, 2015, 9:04 am
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el ritmo presents hi fi journey 3 crop (Medium)

el ritmo presents hi fi journey 2 crop (Medium)

Recorded Live from the El Ritmo Penthouse Claude Mono invites you and your closest friends to the Tuesday Night Hi Fi Journey. Drink champagne, dance, discuss obscure records and books – why go out when you can stay in with us – at El Ritmo……enjoy the experience …

Listen Here


David Lindup – Zodiac – The Sound Gallery

Mandingo – Tiger In The Night – Mandingo OST

I Marc 4 – track unknown

Errnio Morricone – Veruska (excerpt)

Frank Pourcel – Francais Francais

Laurie Johnson – Jason king THeme

I Marc 4 – Ray Ban

Ennio Morricone – Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene

Ennio Morricone – La Donna invisible

Lesiman – Moto Centipero

Stelvia Cipriana – Femina Redins

Teddy Randazzo – Somewhere In Greece

Barry Adamson – Come Hell or High Water

Barry Adamson – The Big Bamboozle

Sukia – The Dream Machine

Linda Lovelace – Deep Throat OST

John Keating – I Feel The Earth Move

Tipsy – Space Golf

Mike Theodore Orchestra – Moon Trek

Pekka Streng – Puutarhassa – Kesamaa

Mario Biondi – No Mercy For Me

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia

Arthur Verocai – Presente Greco

Noosh Atarin – Gol-e Adtab Gardoon

Mehrpouya – Soul Raga

Zia – Kotrium – Pomegranates

Soledad Miranda – El Coloor Del Amor

Serge Gainsbourg – Sous Le Soleil Enactement

The Peddlers – On A Clear Day

Serge Gainsbourg – Boomerang

Bill Conti – Reflections – Rocky OST


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