The Franks

 

🎯Ben De Vriendt & Jackie Chavez (The Franks)🎯

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Tell us about yourself:

Born and stuck in the eighties. But I like it here.

 

Your top 5 picks & why:

 

  1. OXO – Keep On Living (1987)

The Franks’signature dish. Anytime, Anywhere.
Mixen verboden.
Linker schuif naar beneden, rechter schuif naar boven.’
 

 

  1. Kindest Cuts – Prone (2015)

Part of the previously unreleased soundtrack to fictitious writer/director Joel              Hughes controversial 80s teen drama Wild in Blue.

Everything about Giallo Disco is great.

  1. Zoot Woman – Grey Day (2003) 

     

    I don’t have many musical memories from driving back home after a typical Ghent night out. But this one made it to memory lane (well actually also DJ Deeon – Da Dik Suk, but let’s forget about that. The little bastard took me by surprise.).

  2. Stelee Up – Waiting for you (1984)

All credits to The Franks’ second half Jackie Chavez.

 

  1. Anna – Systems Breaking Down (1982)

Systems breaking down. Let’s do a major sitdown and remain seated.

 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Antoni Maiovvi

Thang

🎛️ Thang 🎚️

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Tell us about yourself:

To be a good DJ you must develop the hunger’, Brewster and Broughton write in their book. Thang agrees. The hunger to smell new  well beforehand, the hunger that brings water to your mouth when discovering a lost collection of dusty vinyl, the hunger to dig into the past and revive old jams. Teasing and crowd pleasing are not a question of ‘or’, but of ‘when’. Obscure disco dubs next to high energy r&b next to slow motion techno next to Blondie next to a vintage rave classic, next to the next, rising on the horizon club banger? Anything goes, it’s all about the balance. And versatility. And… You get the picture.

     1. Koreless –  Sun

I was driving around Gent with a huge hangover. I switched on the radio, and Lefto’s radio show was playing. Always quality!  There is no drop en no beat at all! 🙂

It was also the last closing song for the first edition to  1988 in Kompass with Len Faki.

    2. Quiet Village – Pillow Talk

What i really like about this blog that you can just submit mellow songs, you are not asking for the next 10 techno bangers. Those songs are usually the one’s that you can never play at a gig, but they still express who you are!

Matthew from Radioslave has also started up this side project Quiet Village that is more easygoing and calm.

   3. Ultravox – Monument

Its more a poppy sound but you can go everywhere with this kind of track!

  4. Patrick Cowley – Mockingbird Dream

Pre-wave but its still spacy as fuck

He did just to much for the pop music, but left us too soon. He is often credited as a pioneer of electronic dance music. In 1971, at the age of 21, Cowley moved to San Francisco to attend the City College of San Francisco where he studied music, specifically the use of synthesizers.

  5. Chilly Gonzales – Knight Moves

I saw him once in Brussels. A really charming and warm person from Canada. He knows english and french so he had like the whole crowd in the club going bananza!

C & G 🙂

Who do you nominate for their Early morning classics?

Ferre Hindryckx

 

Liquid Brother

🍡Liquid Brother🍡

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Tell us about yourself:

 

Spinning vinyl for the love of music & people since 1988 & radio man on urgent.fm Since 1999 . Can play till morning in many directions & friend of Mr. Scruff!

Your top 5 picks & why:

 

Matthew Herbert – The Audience

One of my favorite tracks & top music to end the night in a delicious dancing way , possible that I jump off stage to dance with my fellow music brothers & sisters.

Link – Amenity

 Ah , The nineties in full effect ! Evolution records was the mighty label of Tom Middleton & Mark Pritchard , this was released in 1996 & a milestone for electronic music . At 1st you think this is ambient but it’s not !

Jon Hopkins – Light Through The Veins

I saw Hopkins for the 1st Time as support act for Herbert & I instantly heard a genius of this era & by now he has all the credits he deserves , splendid club tune & probably one of the best tunes to end a set .

Dave Valentin – Cinnamon & Gloves

This is music by humans for humans . discovered on the dingwalls compilation.

Funkadelic – I Bet You

The world would be a duller place without them , 100 % top funk from their 1st record (1970 ) buy this if you can.

Boards Of Canada – Aquarius

It ’s normal for me to play all night & in the morning people & music can turn loose. From Music Has The right To Children & that’s a fact , on WARP records .

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra

Into Forever

Wisdom of life & woman power in the morning is always a good idea , timeless smart jazz .

Singers & Players Feat Prince Far I – Bedward

From the mighty On-U Sound & this list would not be complete without them , this is the story of a priest who taught he could fly.

Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell – Alsema Dub

From Axiom label , a sub division of island Records & they released some of the best records ever , This is Dub in all his glory , from Radio Axiom

Kraftwerk – Computer Love

No list is complete without the fathers of electronic music .

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Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks :

Mustik , Mathew Lane , Miclem , Mr. Scruff

Rick Shiver

🌱 Rick Shiver🌱

 

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Rico – Take Five

 

Yukihiro Takahashi – Flashback

 

Joe Tossini And Friends – Lady Of Mine

 

» Ewald aka Captain Starlight favorite

 

Grannens Förflutna – Strategi Gul

 

» Discovered at Wildlife Records and bought from Mikkel

 

Mikado – L’Exotisme

 

Peter Gordon & Factory Floor

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Special Occasion – California Street

Thick Pigeon – Subway

Bar – White Noise

C. Young – World Communication

 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

DJ Athome

Olivier Tjon

👑 Olivier Tjon 👑

 

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Tell us about yourself:

Dj since 1984 -shit were you even born yet?

Your top 5 picks and why:

Dj-ing is all about seduction and sensuality, when the party is about to end, I shift the focus to sexuality & the get down!

1) Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

2) Sapho – Endi Ou Hida (Souvenirs D’Enfance)

3) Phill & Friends Band – This Man

4) Santuri – Xylophone (Alejandro Mosso Rework)

 

5) Elkin & Nelson – Vamonos

 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

 

Thang

 

Lefto

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Tell us about yourself:

No introduction needed, a man with the masterplan!

Your top 5 picks & why:

All these tunes have a deep, sometimes very deep message, something that the people who are still around at the end of the night would absorb easily and feel the song 200%.

Janis Joplin – Summer Time

Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High

Tony Williams – Lawra

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Sylvain KriefIsrael Suite

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Antal from Rush Hour

Menica

🌅Menica🌅

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Tell us about yourself:

Started playing 50’s – 80’s jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, soul and disco for several years, however growing up during the rise of the Belgian electronic music scene, beats have always been deeply rooted. I’m co-organizing the Tuupe-events and just started my own project by the name of Ojoo Music. Digging deep, long sets and playing vinyl are essential in my approach to DJing. You can not fit me into one category, I’m a bit of an all-rounder fully in love with the dust and grooves of that good old black plastic magic called vinyl.

Your top 5 picks & why:

    1.  Mr. White– The sun can’t compare

Old but gold, music that transcends time and genre.

             2. Claro Intelecto – Peace of Mind

 

2003 Electro classic, truly a masterpiece. You don’t talk whilst this one is on the platter, you just listen and experience.

               3. R.P – Irma

Genius producer! Dreamy, mysterious and has a Twin Peaks feel to it.

               4. Moreira – The Truth

Love the label, the artists and their commitment: “vinyl as weapon of mass dissemination of their musical works.” Played this one several times to close a set and always gets the crowd going.

               5. Convextion – Saline Moon

Such an excellent produced track, funky yet dreamy with that perfect playful percussion. I could listen and dance to this for a lifetime. Actually the whole album is to die for.

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Küken (Hannes Proot)