Back to Mine / Another Late Night - what would you list as your top twenty tunes?
I've been picking up some of the "Back to Mine" and "Another Late Night" music compilations by Richard X, The Orb, Death in Vegas, Moloko, etc, some of them are good, some are poor.
They all share a similar feel, that being the songs chosen are quite esoteric, or hard to come by, or rare remixes, and they veer into wildly disparate genres, but somehow seem to work side-by-side, a bit like listening to a John Peel radio show, - sometimes they deliver rare gems that would be impossible to find or be out of print altogether.
I'm always on a quest to find new music, and I'm sure you creative types don't listen to any old crap.
If you were asked to bring, say 20, of your all time personal favourite tunes, to the table (or the party) what would they be? Just 20 songs only, no albums, maybe the odd album length song, you can pick and mix anything. Anything goes, (I suppose lesser heard tunes would be more welcome)
Here's the Mozzy "Back To Mine" album, in no particular order ....
1) Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon man (David Holmes mix)
2) Too Short & Easy E - Players Club
3) Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites
4) John Barry and his Orchestra - The Persuaders Theme (Fila Brasilia mix)
5) Juno Reactor - Pistolero (Remix)
6) John Foxx - My Sex (2006 reworked version)
7) Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Abantwana Basethempeleni
8) James - Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)
9) The 6ths - San Diego Zoo
10) Paul Kalkbrenner - Dockyard
11) Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart <cover of the Joy Division song>
12) Candy Stanton - You Got The Love (Now voyager mix)
13) Ulrich Shnauss - Bluebird of Happiness remix
14) Wazimbo - Nwahulwana (Nightbird)
15) Dawn Penn & Bounty Killer – No no no RMX
16) Cujo - Popsicle
17) Hexstatic - Nancys Boots (Cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These boots..")
18) Blondie - Denis (Plastic Letters version)
19) Jurassic 5 & Aphrodite ft Xzibit (Mad Azz remix)
20) Freelance Hellraiser - It Aint Hard To Tell (ft. Nas)