JAGWAR MA - GO-SLO MIXTAPE (320kbs/53mins/122mb) Soundcloud download: 29th July 2014 Daniel Avery - Spring 27 Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - My Cloud Jeff Phelps - Excerpts From Autumn Dreems - With Shackles On The Horrors - Still Life (Connan Mockasin Cover) Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talking To Me Africa (Jono Ma Re-riot) Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish - Flowers Cobbleston Jazz - Before This (Dreems Edit) Lakutis - Death Shark (Dreems Edit) DJ Koze - Marilyn Whirlwind Grinderman - Heathen Child (Weatherall Bass Mix) Warpaint - Disco//Very (Time And Space Machine Remix) Cluster - Ho Renomo (Re-dreamt by Dreems) Joy Orbison - Donell Mr Raoul K - Le Triangle Peul (Welcome Stranger Remix) Kink - Express Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath (Leftside Wobble Edit)
JAGWAR MA - CLASH DJ MIX (320kbs/96mb/42mins) ClashMusic download: 27th March 2014 Sweet Exorcist - Testsix Toneapella Patrice Baumel - The Woods Axel Boman - My Dirty Laundry Pachanga Boys - Power Michael Mayer & Matias Aguayo - Slow Joy Orbison - Fate Tessela - Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP) Grand High Priest - Mary Mary (Altered Natives Mix) Paranoid London - Paris Dub 1 (ft. Paris Brightledge) Luciano - Alpine Rocket The Mole - Lockdown Party (DJ Sprinkles Crossfaderama) Soundstream - Makin’ Love Dave DK - By Way Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty (Cut Copy Inst Mix)
JAGWAR MA - BBC RADIO 1 JONO MA MIX (320kbs/30mins/68mb) Soundcloud download: 15th March 2014 Crue L Grand Orchestra - Unknown Primal Scream - Don't Fight It Feel It (12" Scat Mix) Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty (Ewan Pearson Inst Remix) Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Turkatech Remix) Cut Copy - Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Arp Version) Dreems vs Jono Ma - We Shall Be Found The Horrors - Wild Eyed (Jono Ma emix) Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me (Pachanga Boys Jagwar Pawar Version)
JAGWAR MA - A MIX FOR THE THOUSANDS (m4a-65kbs/16mb/34mins) The Thousands download: 2013 Derek and Clive (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore) – Bo Duddley Years ago in London I bought an unassuming 7" called 'The LS Bumble Bee' by British comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. I bought it to show to my friend Chris Colonna from the Bumblebeez thinking there might be some worthy sample material within. Little did I know that my favourite house track of all time, 'Voodoo Ray', had beaten me to the idea. A Guy Called Gerald, from Manchester, had ingeniously lifted and re-contextualised a few words from the Derek and Clive Live LP to create a vocal hook in one of the most successful acid house tracks ever released. The line originally said “In her voodoo rage”.
Unknown prisoner in Louisiana (recorded by Alan Lomax) – Woah Buck Alan Lomax was one of the greatest archivists in the history of recorded music. His prolific career as a field recordist, archivist, political activist and filmmaker made him a fascinating subject for me back in film school. His recordings and interviews with chain-gang prisoners and early blues artists in the far reaches of southern America were of particular interest to me. Around the same time I became fascinated with the Primal Scream album Screamadelica and in particular Andrew Weatherall's influence on the band. Years later I recognised a lonely voice in the outro of 'Inner Flight' and realised it was a truncated sample of the unknown prisoner performing 'Woah Buck' on Alan Lomax's dusty field recording.
Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise Norman Cook is a cheeseball but credit where credit is due – 'Praise You' is a toooon with a film clip by Spike Jonze that is arguably a modern masterpiece. Like him or not, Fat Boy Slim turned the opening lines of Camille Yarbrough's understated soul jam into a timeless classic.
Bo Diddley - She's Fine, She's Mine Bo Diddley is the man. I wish I invented the Bo Diddley beat, but I didn't. Bo Diddley did over 60 years ago. Damn. Anyway, Dawn Penn's absolute classic Jamaican jam 'You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)' incorporates lyrics and phrasing from Cobbs's 1960 song 'You Don't Love Me', and Cobbs based his song on this track by the baddest of badasses… Mr Bo Diddley.
The Tornados – Red Roses and a Sky of Blue The first piece of studio equipment I ever owned was a British racing green rack unit called a Joemeek Compressor. I got it for free from a guitar shop I was working at, tuning and setting up guitars. It was free because it was empty; it was just a display rack. It did absolutely nothing but I liked the look of it. Years later I learned who Joe Meek was and what he did. (Google him if you're not familiar.) He was basically the first bedroom banger, churning out hits from his Holloway apartment. No one could do that back then.
In 2007, Person Pitch by Panda Bear became the soundtrack to my life. It snapped me out of my world of techno and minor-key indie music and opened up a colourful dream that confused elements of the music my parents listened to with the music I wanted to be making.
The band that performed Joe Meek's infamous 'Telstar' was the Tornados, which led to a lawsuit that I would argue led to Joe's suicide. 'Red Roses and a Sky of Blue', recorded by Joe Meek in 1962, has a little loop to be found in it that would become the foundation of Panda Bear's Bros… which would become the soundtrack to my 2007 summer.
The Main Attraction – Everyday In the year 2000 the Avalanches released Since I Left You. It was and still is considered one of the great Australian albums that transcends time, musical pigeonholes and any preconceptions of what Australian music sounds like. The title track, 'Since I Left You', was the one. It sings of nostalgia and paradise and ecstasy. The voice that originally spoke of these sensations was the band the Main Attraction in their jangly dream-pop song 'Everyday'.
Shocking Blue – Love Buzz Kurt's musicological knowledge never ceases to impress me. When I was younger I loved Nirvana for many reasons, but I was blissfully unaware that Kurt had such diverse influences. I had no idea 'Love Buzz' was a cover until years later when I heard the original played late at night on the radio. A great cover of a great original song.
The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes for You Many moons ago I went on a doo-wop journey. I'm not sure why, but I suddenly became obsessed with the luscious, lollipop harmonies of '50s doo-wop groups. Those bright and bold vocal stabs always take me back to Hill Valley, 1955 in Back to the Future… I guess that was my concept of the '50s as a child. In my exploration of doo-wop records I came across Flamingo Serenade by the Flamingos, which became one of my all-time favourite bedtime LPs. 'I Only Have Eyes For You' is one of the smoothest, dreamiest verses ever and a loop from it made its way into the Fugees' smoothest and dreamiest of tunes, 'Zealots'.
Can – Sing Swan Song Ah, Can. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Ege Bamyasi is a masterpiece; all killer, no filler. Even the experimental ambient interludes, which are quite literally 'fillers', are killers. The swooning 'Sing Swan Song' is a swinging tune that obviously pricked up Kanye West's acute ear for a good old sample and became the foundation for his track (featuring Mos Def) called 'Drunk and Hot Girls', a line lifted from Damo Suzuki's nonsensical lyrics.
Young MC – Know How In 1989 the Stone Roses released 'Fools Gold'. One year earlier Young MC released 'Know How', which samples the opening guitar line from the Shaft soundtrack and the Bongo Band's legendary 'Apache' break… and it also features Flea from the RHCP playing a bass line that went on to inspire the Stone Roses classic 'Fools Gold', which went on to inspire a entire subgenre of indie dance. Flea must be so smug about that.
Thomas Krome – The Real Jazz (Dahlbäck remix) I bought this deep-house 10" after I heard it on a Sabotage mixtape by Phil Smart. It's an absolute faceless banger of a track and apparently samples the disco tune 'Together Forever' by Exodus. The beat later formed an element of the rhythm track for the Chemical Brothers masterpiece 'Sunshine Underground' off the Surrender LP. I spotted the sample when I saw them in the Boiler Room at the Big Day Out – the same room in which I'd heard Phil Smart play the track at during a rave a few years earlier.
JAGWAR MA - JONO'S MMX111 MIX (320kbs/85mins/194mb) Soundcloud download: 30th December 2013 Louis C.K - Oh My God Darkside - Golden Arrow Earl Sweatshirt - Sunday (feat. Frank Ocean) Fuck Buttons - The Red Wing Autechre - recks on Arctic Monkeys - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High Janelle Monae - It’s Code The Knife - Raging Lung Disclosue - Second Chance Blood Orange - Time Will Tell Emiliana Torrini - Speed Of Dark (Andrew Weatherall Remix) Jagwar Ma - The Throw (Time And Space Machine Remix) The Ashpodells - Late Flowering Dub Cut Copy - The Waves Four Tet - 0181 Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal Factory Floor - Turn It Up Daniel Avery - Knowing We’ll Be There Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me (Pachanga Boys Remix) Boards Of Canada - Sundown James Holden - Blackpool Late Eighties
JAGWAR MA - THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE DUB SESSIONS (320kbs/45mins/102mb) UK, CD Marathon Artists (MA0006): 10th June 2013 01: Jagwar Ma - Man I Need Dub 02: Jagwar Ma - Excercise - Exorcised 03: Jagwar Ma - Did You Have To Float On? 04: Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty Dub 05: Jagwar Ma - The Throw - Levitational
JAGWAR MA - HOSPITAL BED MIX (m4a-267kbs/105mb/55mins) Soundcloud download: 22nd May 2013 Liars - The Exact Colour Of Doubt The Makers - Don’t Challenge Me Serge Gainsbourg - Là-bas C'est Naturel Jagwar Ma - Exercise (Time And Space Machine Remix) Steve Reich - Nagoya Marimba (Hnny Edit) Bruno Cried - No One Has Ever Pinned Anything On Me Space Ranger - Plastic Romance (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) The XX - Angels (Shiny Objects Rework) Caribou - Jamelia (Hugo Edit) Daniel Avery - Receptionist October - That Placid (Ewan Pearson Remix) Aunty Lo - Highlife Mestre Geraldo e Sua Bateria - Mistura
JAGWAR MA - 'LIVIN' IN THE PAST' FADER MIXTAPE (320kbs/81mb/35mins) Soundcloud/The Fader download: 17th April 2013 Bill Murray - Winter Prediction (Excerpt from Groundhog Day) Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe (Excerpt from Groundhog Day) Jono's Mangled Mosaic with bits and pieces from: -The Velvet Underground - Here She Comes Now -Jimi Hendrix - Living in the Past (Excerpt from Hendrix Concerts) -Lonnie Donegan - Love Is Strange -J Dilla - Nothing Like This -Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour un Cour -Velvet Underground - Heroin -Primal Scream - Don't Fight it Feel It Jagwar Ma - Man I Need (Time and Space Machine Dub) Cut Copy - Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) Mester Geraldo e Sua Bateria - Mistura No.1 (Ma's What Love Dub) Miriam Makeba - Amampondo Storm Queen - It Goes On A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley Oscar Hamond & the Majestics - Soul Finger Nelson Sanders - This Love Is Here To Stay The Wailers - Simmer Down
TEMPLES - SUN RESTRUCTURED (A BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE RE-ANIMATION) (320kbs/93mb/41mins) UK, 2xCD Heavenly (HVNLP100CDDLX): 10th November 2014 01: Temples - Sand Dance (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 02: Temples - Keep In The Dark (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 03: Temples - Shelter Song (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 04: Temples - Sun Structure (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 05: Temples - A Question Isn’t Answered (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 06: Temples - Test Of Time (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 07: Temples - Golden Throne (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 08: Temples - Colours To Life (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation) 09: Temples - Move With The Season (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation)