Summer playlist : Blast it
It is summer again and here are some of the songs that I am listening to so loudly that my ears are going to fall off . Somehow old-school house music crept into my july playlist and it just feels so perfect . This is the real deal .
Can any track be more evocative of the summer and more delicious than You & Music by the late Donald Byrd , 1975 ….my favorite song as a teenager , I played that record so often that I drove my school roommates nuts and they had to confiscate it .
some sexy house music by James Ingram and mixed by the fabulous Masters At Work , here is Lean On Me
another great house track from the year 2000 The Avengers Something Special
I was so sad when Frankie Knuckles passed away this year…..he has been and is still so present during some of the best moments of my life…dancing , driving, cooking..
Frankie Knuckles : Tears , in it’s original 1989 David Morales mix ………how much I have danced to this track and continue to do so now
How do I Let Go by Dennis Ferrer….brilliant mellow house track
Night Writers : Let The Music Use You…..another amazing track by Frankie Knuckles using one of his aliases
Frankie Knuckles pres.Hardsoul Back Together
Masters At Work I can Get No Sleep……from 1993 YESS!
No summer playlist is complete though without a cool latin jazz sound like this magnificent track called A Night In Tunisia , by Puerto Rican artist Papo Lucca and La Sonora Ponzeña
and to round off the bump and grind list here is a slow and beautiful track from Damon Albarn’s new album…I can listen to this ten times a day : Lonely Press Play