GREG WILSON presents The Chic Organization – 1977-79 Selection Reworked
Greg writes about the mix and all things Chic at his blog:blog.gregwilson.co.uk/2018/06/the-ch…tion-reworked/
Chic had a sound of all their own, the crack rhythm section of Nile Rodgers (guitar), Bernard Edwards (bass) and drummer Tony Thompson providing the highly infectious grooves that characterised their records. They would be massively influential as a consequence, their anthemic tracks still loved all these years later, with a new younger generation embracing their good time vibe in the same way their parents might have.
The mix consists of 12 edits / reworks of 9 Rogers & Edwards produced tracks, all of which happened to be originally recorded during 1977-79, the years which saw Disco peak and decline, with Chic at the helm during those halcyon days, their own recordings providing 4 US top 10 singles, including a pair of #1s, whilst Sister Sledge, whose success they mentored, weighed in via the hit-laden ‘We Are Family’ LP. They even found time for a French excursion via Sheila & B Devotion’s ‘Spacer’.
SISTER SLEDGE ‘THINKING OF YOU’1.‘Things You Do For Me’ - Killer Funk Disco Allstars Edit2.Sister S ’Living Ecstasy’ – Norington RemixCHIC ‘CHIC CHEER’3.Leroc Sportif EditSISTER SLEDGE ‘HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER’4.’Greatest Dancer’ – Daz Digs Disco Re-Edit5.’One Nite In A Disco’ – Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework / Greg Wilson EditCHIC ‘I WANT YOUR LOVE’6.Todd Terje Edit (incorporates Moodyman ‘I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits)CHIC ‘STRIKE UP THE BAND’7.’Feel The Rhythm’ – Deep & Disco EditCHIC ‘LE FREAK’8.Chewy Rubs ‘Future Freak’SISTER SLEDGE ‘LOST IN MUSIC’9.DSD Balearic MixCHIC ‘DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (YOWSAH, YOWSAH, YOWSAH)’10.Greg Wilson Rework11.In Flagranti ‘A Brag Mount’SHEILA & B. DEVOTION ‘SPACER’12.Greg Wilson Edit
Addition overdubs / editing by Greg WilsonRecorded June 2018
@tomasstation is the main pseudonym of Colombian born DJ and producer Tomas Garcia. Tomas has been bringing the groove to New York dance floors since his move here 4 years ago. He has released music on legendary NYC vinyl institution, A1 Records 's imprint Daily Session, as well as Descendants Of The Deep and his own label Downpitch Recordings. He is currently spending some time in his hometown of Bogotá where he is working hard on music and studying piano.
Tonio Rubio - Bass In Action #1Stefano Torossi - Feeling TensePiero Umiliani - RisaieAlan Tew - The FenceArawak - Accade A BaliStringtronics - Safari ParkAlan Tew - The Detectives LinkPuccio Roelens - The Road Of SadnessFreedom Power - ReactionCarvery - Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni (Zelzele Records)Emin Findikoglu - Çeçek KiziDaniele Patucchi - SacrificeVolga Nehri - River VolgaBeside - Change The BeatIlectro - Dont Compare (Instrumental)Kalyanji-Anandji - Dance MusicAmiri Baraka - I Love Music
Hailing from the same neighbourhood as Lindstrøm, outside Stavanger in Norway, Bjørn Harald Lund Bø (@bhlb ) has been on the forefront of bringing future beats, funk and world music to Oslo's excellent underground club scene since the early 2000's. He was part of the crew running the little legendary dancing hot spot Nomaden and has been bringing exotic flavours to packed floors for years, with his bi-monthly Tropique Magnifique, now at the best club in Oslo, Revolver.
Here is a mix he did exclusively for Gouranga showcasing his love for the rhythm continent - Africa.
01. Luis Morais - Boas Festas02. Mandingo - Pagan Ritual03. Itadi K. Bonney - Africa Is Hot04. Afrika Star - Farinha De Pau05. Abumba Masikini - Mibali Ya Kinshasa06. Talbi El Ataoui - Ghaita Haouli07. Remmy Ongola & Orchestre Super Matimila - One World08. The Sherbone Stars - Ngigcwele Usizi09. The People Star - Onwu Dinjo10. Africa Negra - Africa Negra (Feat Mario)11. Jacob F. Desvarieux - Sweet Florence (Kuniyuki Edit)12. Mickey Hart - Island Groove13. Denis Mpunga & Paul K. - Funyaka14. Ahmed Malek - Autopsie D'un Complot15. Kalyan - Neighbour, Neighbour16. Christy Essien Igbokwe - Onwu17. Kassav' - Soleil18. Zé Manel - S'Cudjo19. Theadora Ifudu - Hello There!20. Bro. Valentino - Stay Up Zimbabwe21. The Savers - Kenny's Feelings22. Vum-Vum - Kubatadiami23. Jupiter Okwess - Musonsu24. The Jeff Tagoe Movement with Vis-A-Vis Band - I No Go Jealous25. Jean-Claude Naimro - Avèou Doudou27. Jo Star - Demaré moin28. Tanzania Soundsystem - Upotofu29. Itadi K. Bonney - Ye, Ye, Ye30. Orea - Biguine Inferno31. Unknown Artist - Indian Reggae (Edited by Afrobot)32. Zé Manel - Bardade Dentro Di Bardade
Our friends across the channel @discothequefantastique have compiled two hours of French nuggets for us...
"What is France?
A country synonymous with good living (Au Bonheur des dames, Yves Simon), Avant-garde (Jean-Jacques Perrey) and multicultural (Francis Bebey, Vaudou Game or Forever Pavot).
A language that crosses borders (Plastic Bertrand, Jeanette), and a place where protest and free speech are alive and well (Pierre Vassilliu, Serge Gainsbourg).
Above all else, France is a country where love is the most talked about topic of conversation (everyone else…).
This is France, and there is so much more….. Vive la France!"
1. Au Bonheur Des Dames - L’Ile du Bonheur (1974)2. Les Parisiennes - On Reçoit, On Envoie (1969)3. Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis (1971)4. Les Papas Flingueurs - Soirée Jerk Pour Agent Doubles (2010)5. Jacqueline Taïeb - Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doigts (1967)6. Charlotte Leslie - Les Filles C’est Fait.. (1967)7. Michel Polnareff - La Mouche (1972)8. Ben & The Platano Group - Platano Split (1971)9. Jean-Jacques Perrey - E.V.A. (1970)10. Placebo - Balek (1973)11. Pierre Vassiliu - Pierre, Bats Ta Femme (1974)12. Cortex - Sans Toi (1978)13. Boule Noire - Aimer D’Amour (1978)14. Max berlin - Elle Et Moi (1978)15. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour un Con (1968)16. Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (1982)17. Yves Simon - Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet (Psychemagik Tour De Force Remix) (2015)18. Le Club - Un Fait Divers Et Rien De Plus (Re-Mix) (1983)19. Ark - Amnésie (Alt Edit) (2014)20. Club Bizarre - Les Filles (2018)21. X-Ray Pop - La Machine A Rêver (Red Axes Edit) (2017)22. Francis Bebey - Bissao (Pilooski Edit) (2013)23. Voilaaa - On Te L’Avait Dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend) (2016)24. Vaudou Game - Dangerous Bees (2014)25. Forever Pavot - Miguel Et Salam (2014)26. Paul Martin - Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin (1977)27. Jeanette - L'Amour Joue Au Violon (1977)