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Summer Sounds – Limited Edition Mix

Posted in disco, latin, mini mix, Pop Goes The Summer, Summer sounds on July 26, 2008 by planetmondo

Phew what a blooming scorcher.
I’m sneaking my ‘Summer Sounds Like This’ Mix up for a limited run. It’s a bit more Balearic than the usual Mondomania – but never mind the Balearics, it just seems simpatico in this crazy heat.

*offline*Summer Sounds Like This*offine*

Variety Lab – London In The Rain
Big Muff – My Funny Valentine
Physics – Leaving Monte Carlo
Scubba (featuring Moana) – Fool To Cry
Rouge Rouge – L’amour
Ohm G & Bruno – One
Grandadbob – Hide Me (Al Usher Dance Mix)
The Streamers – Zwing Ting
311 Porter – Surround Me With Your Love (Mental Overdrive Mix)
Stigmato Inc. – Reality Check
Nouvelle Vague – Ever Fallen In Love
Patricia Marx and 4 Hero – Menino
Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band – L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K
Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band – Think Twice
Parov Stelar – Kiss Me Twice
Nouvelle Vague – Dancing With Myself
Pink Martini – Sympathique

Sunflower photo by Chocolate Girl 64

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Funky Friday – Latino Lovelies

Posted in Brazil, Cover Versions, Funk, Funky Friday, latin, Remake Remodel, Soul, Summer sounds on July 10, 2008 by planetmondo


Hola! Hola! Hola – it’s all gone Channel 9 and Mondo Bossa shaped for todays fistful of funky numbers, revolutionary remakes and south american shakedowns – so fill your botas mi amigos.

Ándale! Ándale! Arriba! Arriba!
It’s Wah-wah and bongo a go-go from Willie Bobo
Willie Bobo – ‘Always There’

Scorchio!
There’s a rootin’ tootin’ tropical tear up by way of…
Mongo Santamaria – ‘Lady Marmlade’

Muchos Gracias
To Nanker for putting this loco cover on my musical map –
Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers – ‘Sex machine’

And finally ¡Salud! to Budd for tipping me off about Freakpower’s ‘Rush’ which samples Pucho’s ‘Got Myself A Good Man’

Back to the usual Rioja and Roll next week hombres

Funky Friday – Hear The Drummer Get Wicked

Posted in bernard purdie, Cover Versions, drums, Funky Friday, latin, northern soul, Remake Remodel on July 3, 2008 by planetmondo


Well we’ve given ‘guitar‘ a go-go (although some ol’ spoilsport’s pulled the vid’s since), thumbed around with ‘bass cadets‘ , tinkled with ‘keyboards‘ and covered ‘vocals‘ – so how about those bad boys (or girls – check out Chaka Kahn here) at the back of the band then?

If you’ve ever fancied a go at air percussion or desktop drums – these two tunes are the perfect soundtrack to some fantasy flailing.

I’ve no idea who the anonymous bod banging out back beat in Pucho’s band is, but, like all truly top drawer drummers he balances his heavy handed crash, bang, wallop with perfectly positioned breathing spaces. Check out the light but tight tension and small scale pauses teased into his demolition drum breaks during this flute tooting tear up.

Pucho And His Latin soul Brothers – ‘Got Myself A Good Man’

Tony Newman is a legendary session drummer that’s played with Bolan and Bowie (all three are seen in this clip) Jeff Beck and Donovan (all three can be heard on the Donovan’s funky number posted last week).

‘Let The Good Times Roll’ is a full pelt belter with scattergun drums thunderpunching their way through this Northern Soul thoroughbred that gallops out of the traps like a Grand National winner – it can’t surely be possible to pack any more action into 2:36 – can it?
Tony’s non stop stomper was featured as part of the ‘Cool Britannia’ mix over at the Fu Fu blog(congrat’s on your recent wedding Vince).

Tony Newman – ‘Let The Good Times Roll’

And you just can’t do a drummer post without an appearance from the ‘The King of Sticks’ Mr Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie who demonstrates the delicate difference between Salsa and Afro Cuban styles.