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?