Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tommy Guerrero - Life Boats and Follies (Galaxia)

Real skateboards co-founder makes a real delicious instrumental record. It’s been a while since I last heard a great voiceless album, so this came as a pleasant surprise. It is always tricky to keep people interested in tunes without singing; a lot of people seem to need to connect to music through its sentiment or vocal hook. Perhaps singing along helps people feel like they can be involved, perhaps trying to understand the emotional conceit behind the music gives a more immersive experience, either way Guerro bypasses these concerns with instrumental layers that maintain interest throughout each track.

The influences vary widely from country to bossa-nova, and each influence is hinted to tastefully. There are clear comparisons to David Axelrod, Quincy Jones and Ennio Moricone to be made along with more subtle references to artists such as Johnny Harris and Sandy Nelson particularly in the reoccurring styles of guitars and percussion respectively. In tandem with these retro influences the production is kitsch but always clear. Perhaps this comes along a little early for most of America and the UK. I would imagine that more people will be digging this record when the sun has got his hat on. Get your summer started early with this record, a pair of headphones and your calor gas heater on full blast.


Thursday, 27 January 2011

Just a Moment!

More edit action. Latest bit of work from the Vinstitute. Get your ears and bandwidth round this one with a free DL from the best site in the universe.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Life Is Just A Moment (Vins edit) by VinsDJ

Once you've done that go here:

and feast your ears on a bit of that MannMadeMusic prolific edit wonderment...

AND THEN (last thing, I promise) attend this:!/event.php?eid=183278795026865

We here at the Very Very Cave are proud to be hosting Iain Mann of MannMadeMusic at our home away from home, Tokyo Newcastle, this Saturday, 29th January from 8pm, free entry all night.

MannMadeMusic - Deep Soul EP (Audio Parallax Records) OUT NOW

Available from Juno Download, Beatport, WhatPeoplePlay and all other reputable download stores

Iain will be joining us on the Terrace and helping to keep you moving all night long. It's been BUSY AS SHIT the last few weeks so get down early and GET DOWN! And it's payday weekend so there's no excuses :)

Expect dusty disco edits, a truckload of funk n' soul and some delicious deep house... a truly inimitable party vibe...


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Long Time No See...

Here's a deep, dub, disco rework of the MJ Classic sampled by Nas, SWV amongst others.

Free DL, git some!

Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Vins dub edit) by VinsDJ

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Musica Hermosa

Hey now...

The lovely chaps at Musica Hermosa have been kind enough to feature a guest mix by yours truly. Their blog is highly recommendable and features some great music. I strongly urge you all to add it to your regular attendings.

We will have details of the last of our Bank Holiday Sunday terrace parties of 2010 very soon. We'll be handlin' our bid'ness on the Tokyo Newcastle Terrace with our good friends One20, all will be revealed in good time...

This is exciting, isn't it?

In the meantime, check the wonderful Musica Hermosa blog here, and check the Vins guest mix here...

Geetup x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Did You Think I Was Sick?

I was mooching round town the other week, and I happened to wander in to a branch of USC. Now, this isn't a shop I usually frequent, but on this occasion, I'm glad I did. Playing on the house system was 'Lovesick' by Lindstrom & Christabelle.

How this slipped past me when it was released in late 2009, I will never know. ASAP, I procured myself a copy and set about making a more DJ friendly version. And here it is.

Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick (Vins DJ edit) by VinsDJ

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cosmic Dust

When I stumbled across this little pearl by Sharon Bailey, I just had to tweak it. It's full of spaced out, swirly disco wonder and a rich dollop of mean guitars. Fantastic. Sharon Bailey was one of the founder members of Amazulu, a British Ska and new wave band in the 80s, although this came out on Salsoul in 1981.

It's a simple number, A-B structure, with some added beef and a bit of a rearrange. Have a listen via the soundcloud player, PM me there for a DL.

Now go and git some.

Sharon Bailey - Cosmic Dust (Vins Edit) by VinsDJ