Author Archives: bavone

Throwback: Stephen Encinas – Lypso Illusion

‘Lypso Illusion’ is the B-side to ‘Disco Illusion’, a record that has been very much in the limelight recently, gaining recognition from the likes of Gilles Peterson. ‘Disco Illusion’ and ‘Lypso Illusion’ were pretty much lost songs, as they failed to complete the distribution process when they were released in 1979 and never made it […]

Nextup: Terrence Pearce – Need Love

South African producer Terrence Pearce has been on my radar since he released a beautifully smooth EP on Bristol-based label Futureboogie. Up until now Terrence has been known for his deep house records, often featuring melodic synths and chopped vocals, ideal for those late night grooving sessions.  However, today he released a 2-minute clip of […]

Throwback: Euro Funk – Dynomite

Beginning in the 1970’s the euro disco movement was certainly partial to its fair share of deep funky synths and cosmic melodies.  Incorporating elements of new wave and pop, euro disco music was an off shoot of the popular euro pop movements, which in turn gave birth to the beloved Eurovision Song Competition. Before the […]

Nextup: Effy – Look (Ansome Remix)

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a techno binge, scouring the depths of YouTube for the most gritty, in your face tunes I could find. Although there is an endless amount of songs to find the one I have selected this week definitely sticks out, mainly because I can imagine it being pretty incredible […]

Throwback: Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight

Since Kraftwerk  in the early 1960’s, synths have pretty much continuously dominated the pop charts.  Back in 1984, it was fairly hard to avoid heavy melodic synths, they were the instrument of choice if you wanted a pop hit. Many of these tunes, which were considered fairly cheesy at the time are now making a […]

Throwback: KC & the Sunshine Band – I Get Lifted (Todd Terje Tangoterje Re-Edit)

With the exciting news that Todd Terje will be releasing his debut album in the next few months it only seems appropriate to take a look at one of his lesser known beauties. ‘I Get Lifted (Todd Terje Tangoterje Re-Edit)’ is an amazing record with endless funk and soul. It also, surprisingly, shares the same […]

Throwback: Don’t Make Me Wait – NYC Peech Boys

The early 80s saw the birth of house music in Chicago within legendary venues such as The Warehouse (which is believed to be where the term ‘house’ comes from). But in the latter part of the decade house music had spread all over America and was popular in all the major cities. New York was […]