I had a bad headache this week and I’m lazy now. So without further ado: Salseoul Sampler #3….
Hope you dig!
1. William Onyeabor – I Need You All Life
2. Roberto Lodola – Marimba do Mar
3. Quantic and Nickodemus – Mi Swing Es Tropical
4. Pedro Santos – Água Viva
5. Typesun – Last Home
6. Theo Parrish – Long Walk In The Sun
7. Dick St. Nicklaus – Born To Love You
8. Taana Garner – When You Touch Me
9. Stephen Encinas – Disco Illusion
10. Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay – Hold On To Your Dreams
11. Bill Wolfer – Wake Up
12. CTEPEO ’57 – The Missouri Breaks
13. OB Ignitt – Mysterious
14. Traumprinz – Believe
15. Ante Perry, N U – LOVE (N U Remix)
16. Kadebostan – Love In Looxor
17. Salma Agha – Come Closer
18. Dominik Eulberg – Metamorphose
What do you think is the essence of being a good DJ?
And what is a good mix?
Sure, you need some skills and there are many kids out there creating amazing stuff. For me, however, it’s rather about the selection of music than about technique. My favorite mixes are like the soundtrack to a journey, bringing the right tune at the right time.
Therefore, I am überglücklich to have Theo Lawrence as our first Guest DJ. On his wonderful Balearic trip ‘Cuando El Sol Cae‘ Theo safely carries us to places we’ve never seen before. He is professional about those kind of things and I hardly know anyone who’s doing it better. I was in love with his sound ever since I heard his amazing podcast on Another Night on Earth and I’m so proud that he made this mix for us.
And how he did….
‘Cuando El Sol Cae’ got me with the first tone. Don’t know how Theo is doing it but his sounds are just always right. They are peaceful and exciting, uplifting and calming, strange yet so familiar, they make you wanna go on and on….and stay forever. You could call it perfect harmony if this wouldn’t imply something stable, solid. How can, if at the same time they’re so vibrant, lively, loose, energetic, airy? Hhmmm….I guess words won’t tell. Just listen. I hope you feel it, too.
Gigi Masin – Random Security
Michael Brook – Distant Village
Time Wasters – Last Words
Martin Kolbe, Ralf Illenberger – Mauve
Tamami Koyake – You Wanna Rain
Paris – I Choose You
Toshifumi Hinata – 新しい遊牧民
Batteaux – Living’s Worth Loving
Teruo Nakamura – Morning Mist / Steppin’ With Lord
Jefferson Starship – Love Too Good
Luc Cousineau – La Première Fois
Dick St. Nicklaus – Born To Love You
Yuji Toriyama – Bay / Sky Provincetown 1977
Tim Maia – Let’s Have A Ball Tonight
Roberto Lodola – Marimba Do Mar
Jorge Dalto – I’ve Got You On My Mind
Merge – Sanfra
Dugo Toplo Ljeto – Prljavi Jezik
Rhythm Heritage – Theme From Rocky
Pino Daniele – Me so’ mbriacato ‘e te forever
Sea Power & Change – Yesterday Is Dead (Jonny Nash Version)
Rhye – One Of Those Summer Days
Joan Bibiloni – Mamma
Nito Mestre y Los Desconocidos De Siempre – Cuando El Sol Cae
Gontiti – Mica
If you’d be among the few the people following this blog regularly you probably already noticed that Martin Gretschmann aka Acid Pauli from Weilheim, Bavaria, is one of my favorite artists and DJs. I had already known his project Console and the band he’s part of, The Notwist, for ages but then Acid Pauli was under my radar for a long time since I quite turned my back on Berlin’s electronic music scene in the very early years of this century.
I was more into disco, world music and alike, not realising that this scene I found so boring and close-minded already had moved on and actually covered many of those sounds I loved and still love. Turned out I was close-minded.
I also didn’t really care about those hip venues like Bar25, Kater Holzig, about events by the artist collective Bachstelzen and other stuff Pauli was involved and I deeply regret today that I never saw him live. Since he’s famous and busy I’m sure there will be a chance to see him one day, though.
Moreover, there’s lots of stuff to explore on the web and I wanna share some of it with you. I recommend to listen to his compilation/mix ‘Get Lost V‘ for a general idea of his sound that brings together modern electronic music and natural, tribal stuff from all around the globe. Each and every of the 40 tracks is a killer.
Here is a wonderful and quite recent ‘Afro’ mix and on his mixloud page you’ll find many other great sets. One of the things I like most about Acid Pauli is his variety: you’ll hear dub/reggae, African, Latin, and now and then even German folk, ambient and jazz tunes as well as the more clubby stuff he’s got famous for.
Pauli’s long time friend and musical soulmate N U is another wunderkind collecting beautiful sounds from all over the world and bringing them together in very special ways. Pauli and N U have remixed each other, they’ve made joint productions and they also often play out together. There are some nice videos of their live sets on the web some of which you can find here.
On his soundcloud page (which is an overflowing treasure chest as well) N U recently released ‘Saga’, “a legend of sound telling ancient wisdoms from around the world”, which contains some later and unreleased productions. The first part is downloadable for a limited time so better be quick to grab your copy. Unfortunately it cannot be embedded here directly but you can still head over to soundcloud to download the set. This one here is a mixcloud rip-off of someone else. A second chapter of ‘Saga’ is about to come soon.