Made an edit of MJ’s Lady in My Life.
A sequel to Lonely Disco Dancer from a few years ago.
- Return To Forever - Spain
- Special Touch - Garden of Life
- Wally Badarou - Chief Inspector
- Central Line - Walking into Sunshine
- Risco Connection - Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (Version)
- Laxmikant, Pyarelal & Kishore Kumar - Om Shanti Om Meri Umar Ke Naujawano
- Braxton Homes - Ron’s Foreplay
- Marvin Gaye / First Choice – After The Dance / Let No Man Put Asunder (Eros Edit)
- Move D - Felix
- Jephte Guillaume - La-Kou-A
- B.T. Express - This Must Be The Night For Love
- DJ Kom - And Da Beat Goes…
- Pépé Bradock - 18 Carats
- Whirlpool Productions - From: Disco To: Disco
- Freddie Hubbard - Little Sunflower
- Henry Mancini - Sounds of Hatari
- Nuyorican Soul - I am the Black Gold of the Sun (4 hero remix)
- Chick Corea - Crystal Silence
My father, an emigrant who left India in 1991, collected all of these songs over the years, digitizing old tapes, ripping CD’s from midwestern libraries, and spending long nights reclaiming bits and pieces of a past life via a 28.8 kbps modem connection. Some of them are really bad quality rips, but I guess that emphasizes the distance these songs have had to travel to make it here.
The songs themselves are mostly taken from the 70s, a heady time for Bollywood films and their music. Growing up in a house where I only really heard this music through the conduit of late night tipsy singalongs, I’ve had minimal exposure to the recordings themselves. Listening to them again now, what’s clear is how amazingly weird some of the sounds are. Moog synthesizers, surf rock guitars, big band inspired horns, and a distinctly Indian rhythm section and sense of melody make for some really interesting experiments. The giant who stands over most of this is RD Burman, as he had a hand in writing, producing, and performing in almost every song on the mix. So, if this music is new to you, and you like what you hear, he is the best place to start. The tracklist is below:
- RD Burman/Asha Bhosle - Mera Naam Hai Shabnam (Kati Patang)
- Kishore Kumar/Asha Bhosle - Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin (Jawani Diwani)
- Kishore Kumar/Lata Mangeshkar - Wada Karo (Aa Gale Lag Ja)
- Asha Bhosle - Reshmi Ujala Hai (Sharmilee)
- RD Burman - Mehbooba O Mehbooba (Sholay)
- Asha Bhosle/Usha Iyer - Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
- Kishore Kumar/Asha Bhosle - Aap Ke Kamre Mein (Yaadon Ki Baraat)
- Kishore Kumar/Lata Mangeshkar - Mile Mile Do Badan (Blackmail)
- RD Burman/Asha Bhosle - Meri Jaan Maine Kaha (The Train)
- Mukesh - Woh Tere Pyar Ka Gham (My Love)
- Kishore Kumar/Asha Bhosle - Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (Bullet)
- Asha Bhosle - Yeh Mera Dil Pyar Ka Deewana (Don)
- Nazia Hassan - Aap Jaisa Koi (Qurbani)
This one is really old, 2010 I think, originally posted on the Twin Sister demo website (RIP).
2014 was a shit year for the world, but, thanks to you, a pretty good one for us. Take this mix as our thank you!
Here’s hoping we do better as humans next year.
Made this right after going to Costa Rica.
- Dee Dee Bridgewater - Lonely Disco Dancer
- Asha Puthli - Space Talk
- Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Pt 1n
- Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning
- Herbie Hancock - Thought It Was You
- Bappi Lahiri - Jimmy Jimmy Aja (Todd Terje Edit)
- Northend - Tee’s Happy [Tee Scott Club Mix]
- DJ Kom - Git Down Saturday Night
- Pépé Bradock & The Grand Brûlé’s Choir - Deep Burnt
- The Songstress - See Line Woman (Jerome Sydenham & Kerri Chandler’s Vocal Mix)
- Alice Smith - Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
- Anthony Shakir - Lay Back (In The Cut)
- Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
- Salma Agha - Come Closer
- DJ Sprinkles - Brenda’s $20 Dilemma
- Omar S. - Set It Out
- Moodymann - I’m Doing Fine
- The System - You’re In My System (Kerri Chandler Remix)
- Four Of A Kind - Rail Gaddi
- Lata Mangeshkar - Chand Phir Nikla
Rome, December 30, 2016 Full Size
The Abduction of the Sabine Woman by Giambologna in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence. Taken on January 3, 2017.
Rāmāyaṇam (Oleographs and paintings), Raja Ravi Varma, c. 1890-1910.