This mash up is an instrumental re-edit of Chaz Jankel's amazing 'Feel Alone' with Hercules & Love Affair's 'Blind' acapella over the top... Chaz is one of my all time fave musicians - go and check his best of: 'My Occupation' or the classic 'Glad To Know You' for proof of a stone cold genius.... oh and he co-wrote 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - what a dude.
Back in the day these things were called megamixes - but now they are mini-mixes? why do they have to keep on changing everything..... walks off muttering in grumpy old git fashion....
1.Intro : WIGWAM MC - TROY FORTRESS / 2.Candido - 'Jingo' Original / 3.Candido - 'Jingo' (Leo Zero WIGWAM remix) / 4.M.I.A - 'Boyz' / 5.Gorilaz - 'Feel Good inc.' / 6.Masters At work - 'Work' / 7.CeCe Rogers - 'Someday' / 8.New Order - 'Crystal' / 9.Lady Saw - 'Up For this' / 10.The Chemical Brothers - 'Push The Button' / 11.Odyssey - 'Going Back To my Roots' / 12.The Clash - 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' / 13.Euro Funk - 'Dynomite' / 14.Basement Jaxx - 'Where's Your Head At?' / 15.Willie Mitchell - 'The Champion / 16. Noisettes - Don't Upset The Rhythm (Leo Zero WIGWAM remix)
There's so much amazing music around at the moment - here's a mixtape of recent internet finds and purchases on Juno... Brendan Lynch on the mix of the new Findlay Brown is pure genius, the Graham Coxon is so CAN-tastic on the drum groove, and Glow sound like Orange Juice, Mike Oldfiled & Temper Trap in a blender! delicious! and the mix of Toot & The Maytals into Patti Smith was a lot of fun....Also check the new slice of cheesey Italian Pop by Richy B Melodia - sounds to these ears like some lost Balearic chestnut. Enjoy!
LEO ZERO Black Smoke Mixtape 1. tracklist:
1. Alec Burton & Shelter - 'Strike Back Riddim'
1a. Dinosaur Jr. -'Feel The Pain'_(acapella)
2. Findlay Brown - 'Nobody Cared' (Lynchmob_version)
3. Pomegranates - 'Sleep Over' EDIT
4. Dan Arborise - 'Another Side Of The Sky'
5. Graham Coxon - 'Dead Bees'
6. Richy B Melodia - 'Keep It Moving On'
7. Royal Bangs - War Bells
8. Glow - Open Your Heart
9. JJ - From Africa To Málaga
10. Toots & The Maytals - Time Tough
11. Patti Smith - Redondo Beach
12. Tame Impala - H.F.G.W (Canyons Drunken Rage)
13. Badly Drawn Boy - Disillusion
14. Devendra Banhart - Baby
The Popular People's front are back again - nothing from me on the new 12" but I have supplied some new artwork, I always love doing these sleeves....a CD is on the way soon from the PPF too - the latest twelve is a solid boogie 4 tracker with nice cosmic twists, and as ever totally dancefloor friendly... as Robin Lee from Faze Action said to me recently "Those PPF 12"s always get me out of a tight spot when the crowd needs perking up"....too right! Hat's off to the Duck once again for another top selection.
I'm off down the road to Camden on Saturday 8th Aug for a return visit to one of my fave gigs...Asbo at the Lock Tavern with Alvin C from Wall of Sound Records and Pete & Boggy (Riotous Rockers) I thought I'd knock up a flyer with some new 3D cut and paste stuff I've been experimenting with, and an ace new 3D type program called 'art text' - hope you like it - And if you are in London come and say hello - it's a great night, and it's free! - Last time it was unusually packed with sexy women down there - which can't be anything to do with the resident Dj's good looks (he he) check it out here www.myspace.com/asborave
Here's some new artwork for the mysterious Poplular People's Front who I've been collaborating with for a while now doing collage sleeves for their re-edit series, and contributing various edits and mixes. the Front plan to step up their campaign this year with a DJ assault on festivals and clubs as a full soundsystem - expect beefed up hi-tech boogie mixed tight like those noizey new raver/fidgit DJs but with an altogether more soulful feel.... perfect festival gear.
The beats were inspired by Buraka Som Sistema and all that Kuduro stuff - then I found the Flo-Rida acca online and it all came together... add some Glock shots and away we go! I was imagining this coming out of those lovely speakers in room 1 at Fabric for Switch & Sinden's Get Familiar night - I always imagine a club or a Dj playing the track when I'm making it.... of course we then needed some nice afro/digital/quantel paintbox stylee collage artwork to finish things off.... I love how colour schemes have got so wrong these days.....reminds me of BMX circa 1985 - turquoise pink and lime green.....mmmmmm...lovely!
LEO ZERO 'Message Of Love' feat. Freddie Mercury
Unbeknown to most, back in early 1983 Queen's Freddie Mercury hooked up with the legendary Herb Alpert for some recording in NYC after an inspirational visit to the Paradise Garage - this super-rare and previously un-released Balearic Disco/Boogie epic is the result... er, ONLY JOKING! this is my track with a Freddie acapella on top... but that was the idea going round my head when I made it! - 8 and a half minutes of imaginary disco glory - all the music & production by LEO ZERO... plus one of the most powerful voices in history for garnish... such a beautiful sentiment in the lyrics... 'cos after all, we all know 'Love is the Message.' Enjoy!
That really is amazing!...very special :-) Trevor Jackson
I sitting here smiling like a Cheshire cat. How good is that. - Ashley Beedle X-PRESS2
I'm loving it!! - Rob Mello
Nice work indeed - The Revenge
Stunning! - Mark Bell Shaboom
Message of love is AMAZING! - Justin Robertson
Love the 'love' tune - perfect Sunday afternoon stomper. - Tom Findlay Groove Armada
A bit of a sacred cow this one... after finding the acappella online, I couldn't help myself and had so much fun I ended up with 2 mixes! lot's of doubling up of the vox and the pre-requisite Leo Zero tape delays... Things go all Happy Mondays 'Step on' towards the end of the first mix, then we take a more woozy tripped-out ride with the 'Electric Eye Dub' - I hope you enjoy them people.