Here’s a couple of mixes for the festive season. First we start with this mix by Bosco. 80’s hits, moombahton edits of Central Norway’s dearest christmassong and a rather brutal remix of that little Canadian muppet as well as some other surprises:
After that a mix I did some years ago. I used a couple of cassettes as well as vinyl and digital files, so what I couldn’t do with beatmatching I had to compensate with tons of FX:
You might be aware of this new subgenre within electronic dance music called Moombahton. It came out as the result of a happy accident when Dj Dave Nada played slowed down “dutch house” amidst Reggaeton during a school skipping party of one of his younger relatives.
Within the last couple of years that experiment have spawned a lot of subgenres within the style, but the point is that house sounds just a bit better at 105-115 bpm..
So here I’ll share a couple of my works:
This is a very fresh track, inspired by the sounds of cheap secondhand keyboards:
This was meant to be a re-edit of Patrice Rushen’s classic “Forget me nots” which later was interpolated in “Men in black” by Will Smith. I increased the tempo a bit and emphasized the short breakdown before the sax solo on the original. But when I started adding more elements from a half-serious recording session at Nidaros Studio it went another direction. So the result is a mash-up with the thematically linked “Recuerdame” by Flux Trax (which might be released soon). Extra guitar-licks by Håkon Aaltvedt (Tuna Laguna) and pump-organ chords by yours truely. I also used a recording of a Yamaha electric organ Rhythm Box on this one. To find out what the added drumbreak is taken from:
Here’s a reedit of a track I found on Stiff Record’s Akron compilation, together with some great contributions by bands such as The Waitresses and Terraplane as well as a nice mid-tempo soul track by Rachel Sweet.
Chi-Pig was a trio consisting of Deborah Smith, Richard Roberts and Susan Schmidt, who named themselves after a BBQ restaurant in Akron. They released one album, “Miami” which you can buy here.
This is perhaps Norway’s most successful rock artist ever (and I posted one of his better known tracks a bit earlier), coming from the port-town of Namsos a bit further north from here. He got first known as a member of the 70’s prog-rock band Prudence together with accordeon maniac Terje Tysland (to me all Vallenatos sounds a lot like Terje Tysland)
This type of rock music sung with a central-norwegian dialect became known as “Trønderrock” and although it was popular in the 70’s and 80’s I guess the ironically inclined Oslo-hipsters found it a bit too daft during the 90’s. But who gives a shit about their opinion anyways, but yeah there were a period when his records sucked a bit. However this is from what I guess was his young and rebellious phase as can read from the album cover and title.
I also recommend the track “Alle, men..” which to me sounds like a Norwegian take on Ian Dury, sleazy punk-funk-disco about porn mags appearently.
One of his previous albums, “Lirekassa” also contain the disco gem “Haindelsmann” (The salesman or rather Pusherman):