Our first update of our brand new list. A big of wave, some soul (vintage and 80s), a chunk of reggae and a forgotten house gem.
Vitor Hublot – J’ai Perdu Mon Oiseau (taken from “The Underground 7”s” compilation)
Great new release from Lieven De Ridder’s Walhalla records compiling tracks from hard to find 7” from the early 80s. Mostly Belgian tunes like this one proving Vitor Hublot has made more than “Aller Simple”. His album on which this single also features, called “185 Millions De Francophones Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi …”, is sung in Walloon, making it close to home yet very exotic at the same time.
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Sprach Zarathustra
Stumbled on this one right after coming back from Notting Hill Carnival. Off course we all know the version by Eumir Deodato from 1973, this version by Byron Lee came out only a year later.
Bailey & Bridges – Come And Get It
Heard the Nicolas Jaar edit first but like the original better. Like is the case for most edits. Jaar’s take is far from bad and goes beyond looping the intro and the break but we actually love 80s guitar solos in electro tracks. Haha.
Rags – Abstract
The title of this one doesn’t lie. Made up of different instruments you wouldn’t expect all together in one house track that lasts less than 5 minutes: organ, guitar, violin,… it seems a bit too much but it works out perfect.
The Dramatics – Hot Pants In The Summertime
It’s far from summertime but we love this so much we couldn’t keep it in store until then. From the album with “In The Rain” and “Get Up And Get Down” but this outdoes both of them. Singing in harmony and with plenty of emotion about a girl’s hot pants looking good on her. Gotta love it. Probably borderline (sexual) harassment but proving that if you sing it in parts you and your friends might get away with it.