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

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)

Fred Nasen

🌄  Fred Nasen 🌄

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The man behind the famous Urgent Fm radio show

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Your top 5 picks & why:

 

1)  51 Days – Paper Moon 

Legendary label from the early nineties. All releases (mostly from Dobre, Zki & Jamez) were really good & still sound very fresh 23 years after release.

2) Spike – Kanti Datum (Abel rmx)

Just buy the full album “Orange Cloud Nine” where the original is included. All winners on it. This is a more “dance friendly” edit from Red Light Radio’s Abel.

3) A Vision Of Panorama – Cacades

Solid & melodic track with the typical AVOP sound in it. I’ve played this one a lot in the Texture Radio shows & when I’m doing the warming-up or closing down I mostly have it with me. 

4) Midnight Zone – Danger Zone

This was re-released on the PPU label a few years ago. All time classics & a perfect one for early mornings.

5) Pino Daniele – Yes I Know My Way

Good memories on this track but haven’t played it out much. Always hesitating if it’s the perfect moment or not and then I forget to play it … 😉

One day!

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

 

Arno Lemons

KOODOO & LAMAZ

💣  KOODOO & LAMAZ 💣

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Tell us about yourself:

 

On a mission to enlighten crowds with refreshing dance tunes, suitable for boogie buffets, nightly car trips through desolate Communist landscapes or gatherings on space ships fueled with gin.

Your top 5 picks & why:

1) TWO ARMADILLOS – FLOATING FAST

Sublime track that always works at the end of a night. Fuzzy beats combined with subtle synths, we love it!

2) JEROME SYDENHAM & DENNIS FERRER – TIMBUKTU (PAN AFRICAN ELECTRO DUB)

We’ve used this one a million times to finish a set. Works every time. All time classic.  

3)  WESTBAM & NENA – OLDSCHOOL BABY (PIANO MIX )

Another cracking classic. Produced in 2002 by Westbam, an electronic music legend from Berlin. A catchy piano tune & a crafty vocal. Simple but very effetive.

4)  WHO MADE WHO – KEEP ME IN MY PLANE (DJ Koze’s Hudson river dub)

Sweet & mellow track, made by one of our favorite producers. Play it during a sunrise and you will see a lot of smiling faces.  

5) CLOSER MUSIK – MARIA

A true tear-jerker. A wake up call for the dancing crowd in the early morning. The melancholy makes them realize that the night is nearly over.  

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

BAFANA

No Shit Like Deep

No Shit Like Deep ⚡

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Tell us about yourself:

 

Up for anything, down with everyone!

 

Your top 10 picks & why:

Carl Craig – Mind Of A Machine:

 

Absolute beauty by a musical genius. Just listen and you’ll understand.

 

Banderas – This Is your Life (Less Stress 12″ Mix)

 

Not sure why but when talking about the supreme ‘last-track-of-the-night-track’, this one always comes directly into mind. Real life truth kickin in at 9am..

 

Ron Trent & Chez Damier – Morning Factory

 

Most of Ron Trent’s music has a morning feel to it (to our ears at least), but the colab with another legend is definitely the one for this list

 

Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea

 

Trance and the wee hours are a match made in heaven, mix in some breakbeat and you get one of our most played morning classics. Quintessential

Junior Boys – In The Morning (Alex Smoke Rmx)

 

Ultimate morning melancholie and the lyrics wrap it all up perfectly

 

2 Djs’ 2 top 5’s

 

Rednail + 1 – I Think Of You (Herbert’s Love Dub)

 

From the first chord till the last pad, this is pure bliss Herbert, mesmerizing and a fantastic sexual feel

 

Jii Hoo- Let Me Luv U(Muzique Tropique’s Love Mix)

 

Bringing carving soul and deep layered house into an absolute morning vibe

 

Mari Boine-Vuoi Vuoi Me (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

 

Incomprehensible lyrics, a mysterious yet so hypnotising voice that makes you shiver from pleasure, stunning production and a flawless after feel

 

Aly Us -Follow Me

 

This Strictly Rhythm classic puts a smile on every dancer’s face, even with tired legs, this part gospel, part vocal house song cracks it every morning including lovely piano chords

 

Robert Armani – Circus Bells(Hardfloor Remix)

 

Partly acid, partly trance minded, but effective since 1993!

 

 

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

Koodoo & Lamaz