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Friday, May 26, 2006

LISTENING SINCE THE PREVIOUS POST:

DJ BEN- 'REMEMBER OLD SCHOOL' MIX
WIGGLE- 'FABRIC MIX'
THEO PARRISH- 'FALLIN UP, CARL CRAIG MIX'
WINSTON RILEY PRODUCTIONS- 'DANCEHALL TECHNIQUES'


the rain is over and the the sun makes the grass on clapham common glitter. the cricket has gone well, and we're about to go home to make a silly amount of cakes. we're in good moods. and so, we listen to Dj Ben's 'remember old school' mix of cosmic disco, north african pop, and gorgeously kitsch 80's plasticy pop over and over. we decide that why we like dj ben is that he sounds like dj/rupture, but a dj rupture for our (currently) fluffy and sentimental hearts. dj/rupture is a dizzying spiral. dj ben is a slow, swinging swirl.

this came to pass, of course, because of the inspiring report from woebot of the recent Baldelli DJ set at plastic people, something which i'm still cursing myself for missing. so a flick through i-tunes brought up a few 'afro-cosmic' mixes that i'd forgot i even had. that's the great thing and the bad thing about these times of downloading- you can have it all, but then you don't even care enough about it, don't even notice it.

but now we care about the dj ben mix, very much. the most inclusive, hopeful dance music ever. at some point, i'll put it up on a download site so you too can share the joy. for now, though, go to

www.dj-ben.de

he's got some new mixes up there, but i've not heard them yet.

ok i'm off to sheffield for the weekend. see you monday x

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