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"Coming Home" by Mo' Horizons
Artist: V.A.
Title: "Coming Home" by Mo' Horizons
Release Date: 29.06.2012

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"When Stereo Deluxe asked us to compile the next edition of their 'Coming Home' series we were delighted for two reasons. First of all because we could reunite with the label which released our first ever records, secondly we really love the idea behind this compilation to create your personal mixtape and share it with your fans, "Ralf Droesemeyer and Mark Wetzler aka Mo' Horizons explain. "So for us selecting these tracks was not only about digging some hip and groovy music, but also to put our own history into a new perspective."

How could you find a smoother way to open "Coming Home" than the mighty Southern soul voice of Mighty Clouds Of Joy singer Clay Hammond with his rare Ronin 7inch "You Threw Out Your Lifeline"? Betty Everett follows closely with her fancy popcorn dancer, the P.F. Sloan written "Someday Soon" which blends smoothly into the sublime timeless rhythms of Mishal Moore's "Oh Lord", a seriously overlooked release on the Italian D:Vision label produced by Kenny Dope. Mo' Horizons very own "Yes Baby Yes" in its original 1999 version sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released more then 10 years ago. "'Yes Baby Yes' was a milestone for us," both of them remember, "It was the opener of our first album and put us on the international music map." The Latin influence was already there, as were the crystal-clear trademarks beats and a profound sense for authentic sounds. So it comes as no surprise to have Omara Portuondo next. The Buena Vista Social Club singer released "Donde Estabas Tu" at the age of 70, still full of Cuban fire.

Back to the present with the Sugarloaf Gangsters. Mastermind Mark Robertson has been around with Spiritual South on labels like Afro Art and Raw Fusion, his G.A.M.M. release "Avant Le Jazz" melts electric bossa into dancefloor madness. Speedometer then add some spice to the menu, "Lover And A Friend" from their 2010 album "The Shakedown" on Freestyle Records is a fresh piece of gritty funk. Some 40 years before Speedometer Donny Hathaway released his seminal "Everything Is Everything" album. It is not "The Ghetto" which Wetzler chose to be included here, but the equally moving "Sugar Lee" : "Here we have it: Jazz, funk, gospel and soul in perfect harmony," he explains his choice. "Hathaway's ability of translating spirituality into a serious groove is blinding." Keeping with the theme of spirituality Gregory Porter and Paul Weller are natural choices. Grammy nominee Porter's "1960 What" is destined to be a modern jazz classic, while Weller's Brit Award decorated "Wild Wood" already is a modern standard embracing all decades from the Sixties to the Nineties and creating a modern fusion of folk and rock on the way.

With Weller relocating "Coming Home" on British soil Droesemeyer selects Treaure Isle recording artist Phyllis Dillon's Duke Reid produced reggae version of "Perfidia", later released on Trojan Records. Jehro from Marseille keeps up with the Caribbean vibe while adding a healthy shot of French folk and sending his "Why Me" on the hippie trail. "Why Me" has your heart dancing, your feet will inevitably follow during Mo' Horizons "Cowboy Bossa" in a Fab Samperi styled trademark remix. The unquestionable down-to-earthness and songwriter genius of Mose Allison seems to be custom-made for this edition of "Coming Home". "I'm Not Talking" is taken from his 1964 album "A Word From Mose". Some call it Post Bop, but whatever you call it, first of all it is simply beautiful music. Bopping right into the 21st century is The Hidden Jazz Quartett straight out of North Germany with their superb London style Acid Jazz revival tune "His Footlocker", released on Mo' Horizons own "Agogo Records" label which they run together with their soulmate Ralf Zitzmann.

When the Argentinian king of the swing guitar Oscar Aleman arrives with his 1943 recording of "Besame Mucho" we know that Mo' Horizons are true global travellers, as are Agogo Records labelmates Una Mas Trio with their "Latin Brother". Southern England beatsmith TM Juke teams up with the Jack Baker Trio for "That Gut Feeling" and here we have it again: The groove and the global vibe. It is Sir Mack Rice who walks away with honour of closing this "Coming Home" session. His 1964 Lu Pine single "Baby I'm Coming Home" set as many Northern Soul floors alight over the years as it perfectly rounds up "Coming Home": "It's all in there: Soul, rhythm, melody, passion and a feeling of actually arriving where you really belong," Droesemeyer closes. "That is what you expect when you are coming home."

Tracklisting

1. Clay Hammond − You Threw Out Your Lifeline
2. Betty Everett − Someday Soon
3. Misha Moore − Oh Lord
4. Mo'Horizons − Yes Baby Yes (12'' Remix Edit)
5. Omara Portuondo − Donde Estabas Tu?
6. Sugarloaf Gangsters − Avant Le Jazz
7. Speedometer − Lover And A Friend
8. Donny Hathaway − Sugar Lee (LP Version)
9. Gregory Porter − 1960 What? (Edit)
10. Paul Weller − Wild Wood
11. Phyllis Dillon − Perfidia
12. Jehro − Why Me
13. Mo'Horizons − Cowboy Bossa (Fab Samperi Remix - Radio Version)
14. Mose Allison − I'm Not Talking (LP Version)
15. Hidden Jazz Quartett − His Footlocker
16. Oscar Aleman − Besame Mucho
17. Una Mas Trio − Latin Brother
18. TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio (Feat. Andreya Triana) − That Gut Feeling
17. Mack Rice − Baby I'm Coming Home (2007 Remastered Single Version)3

 

Coming Home by Jazzanova
Artist: V.A.
Title: Coming Home by Jazzanova
Release Date: August 26th 2011

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Coming Home: the title alone poses the minds behind this compilation series quite a challenge. DJ Hell has flown the flag so to speak, by predominantly featuring music made in Germany (or music related somehow to Germany). Nouvelle Vague, bowing to the history of its name, has taken "home" to mean cinema − which is why their contribution to the series consists purely of soundtracks.

The busy-bee producers and DJs that make up the Jazzanova collective have selected tracks they personally like to spin (also) at home: an eclectic world of sound they feel good in. Unlike earlier Jazzanova compilations, the selection this time was made not only by the DJs in the collective − Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler and Jürgen von Knoblauch, who also do a radio show under the Jazzanova moniker − but also by the producers − Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer, who have been touring with a 9-man line-up as Jazzanova since 2009. Coming Home thus reveals the multifaceted, inspirational sources of the signature Jazzanova sound.

Jazzanova kicks off, aptly enough, with a piece called "That´s Us/Wild Combination" from Arthur Russell. "It sums us up pretty well", affirms Alex Barck on behalf of Jazzanova. "Sure, we all have different tastes − but a common thread runs through everything we do. Whenever one of us turns up with a new discovery, we can bet our bottom dollar, that it has what it takes."

Arthur Russell is one of those legendary New Yorker types who, in the late 1970s, was as at home in the city´s avant-garde scene as on the rising tide of Disco. It was with Disco numbers that he made his mark: Loose Joints´ "Is It All Over My Face", for example, and Dinosaur L´s "Go Bang". "Wild Combination" shows the softer side of this songwriter, cellist and singer, as well as his openness for musical innovation. "These are pieces that really demand your attention, then smack even more of a punch", says Alex. "And they tend to be the best pieces: the ones that maybe don´t hit you straight off yet have a much more enduring impact".

The next piece is practically a fossil from the Stiff label´s archives. Rachel Sweet from Akron/Ohio was just sweet 16 when she won the British label´s talent contest. The label managers were in Akron actually to get condoms made for a marketing campaign but figured they might as well also use the trip to scout out new talent. "It´s So Different Here" is a track from the debut album "Fooling Around", which then transpired in 1978. It became a little Disco anthem in the UK. Tensnake recently produced a remix.

"Behold These Days, Berlin ´74" is a song from Jazzanova´s soundtrack for the dance-theatre production "Belle et fou". It pays homage to 1970s Symphonic Soul and particularly to Charles Stepney, who put down groundbreaking tracks with Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton and Terry Callier. For Jazzanova the song marks the transition from a sample-based production style to the organic, lush live instrumentals that made Jazzanova´s latest album, "Of All The Things" an instant classic.

Another man who coolly shoots smash hits straight from the hip is José González. His band project with Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn is called Junip. Alex describes it as "the Kraut-y variation on his music. José ranks among those musicians one just cannot find fault with. We support him unanimously".

The compilation then picks up speed. "How I Got Over" was the first single from the eponymous album by The Roots: a soulful dose of fat Hip-Hop from the band that plays its Hip-Hop live, not pre-programmed. "The Roots´ drummer, Questlove was our first stopover in the States. And we still always drop in on him and his buddy King Britt whenever we go to America. Our roots are in Hip-Hop. And The Roots have hit a perfect balance between Soul and Hip-Hop´s aggressive edge".

"Bourgie Bourgie", Ashford & Simpson´ Disco classic re-worked by the John Davis Monster Orchestra, is a permanent feature of Alex Barck´s DJ sets: "Anyone who has heard me play more than once knows that for a fact. The track functions differently in different contexts. On the one hand it´s an absolute dance-floor bombshell but I can also play it to let the audience know I think they´re a bit too stuck-up, a touch too bourgie bourgie bourgeois".

"Dancing In The Dark" is another little treasure from the Stiff archives. Tracey Ullman is better known today as an actress and comedian but she had a career in the 1980s as a singer too. "Dancing in The Dark" is the B-side of her 1982 hit "Breakaway". Alex: "I think Stiff Recordings are brilliant; and this number with its big sound and the little voice is very funny and touching".

The next piece catapults us back to the present: Bodi Bill´s "Tip Toe Walk" in a remix from Siriusmo. "Moritz Friedrich alias Siriusmo is an old friend of ours. And this piece ranks among the stuff we wish we had come up with: a perfect mix of intricate beats and beautiful lyrics."

Harmonia, the Krautrock supergroup comprising Michael Rother from Neu! and Roedelius and Moebius from Cluster is something of a surprise however. Are Jazzanova secret fans of Krautrock? "This is such a typical German Kraut-Elektronik thing. We´re no experts when it comes to Krautrock but this kind of analogue-electronic interweave is right up our street. And we are also big fans of Krautrock, although for us − given the reception history of Techno and Hip-Hop in the States − it is more like Black respectively like Dance music. This hippy thing in the music that Krautrockers personify, the free and experimental touch, is something we very much aspire to. They all lived in huts some place out in the sticks back then, simply did their thing and smoked a lot of grass. It was other people who made big bucks from their ingenuity." "Gollum" is from the second Harmonia album "Deluxe".

Another country, another genre: the musical contrast between Brazil and Germany could hardly be more striking. Joyce is one of the grandes dames of the sheer inexhaustible pool of gifted songwriters in MPB, Brazil´s popular music, and has been publishing fantastic albums since the 1970s. "Feijao Com Arroz" is a track from her album "Samba-Jazz & Outras Bossas" from 2007, which she recorded with her husband, the drummer Tutty Moreno. "I don´t see a dramatic contrast between "Gollum" and Joyce´s "Feijao Com Arroz", says Jürgen von Knoblauch. "A lot of people do, for these are very different styles of music. Yet the same soulful feeling runs through both pieces. This is one of Jazzanova´s major talents: to combine pieces from very different musical genres. And the linchpin holding them together is generally Soul". And Alex adds: "Brazilian rhythms have always been a role model for us, the main inspiration whenever we programme beats. And there are so many talented songwriters in Brazil − Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso and, as we said, Joyce. It is just incredible".

Soft Rock still leads a wallflower existence in our neck of the woods, and attempts to revive it under the Sunshine Pop label have done little to change that. In America, the Hawaiian Soft Rock band Country Comfort gets lots of airplay, whereas here, one has to look hard to find its records. All the more gratifying therefore, that Jazzanova has brought us the wonderful track "To Be Lonely". "Stefan has a huge collection of Soft Rock pearls and we´d love to put together a compilation."

Flying Lotus marks a radical return to the present. Its remix of Andreya Triana&acut e;s "Lost Where I Belong" reveals the multi-talented son of Alice Coltrane from his more accessible side. "Chill and Downbeat, which were taken over largely by the House scene, have now ceded place to Dubstep and Glitch Hop stuff. Which is what we listen to these days to come down. Flying Lotus is an exception however. He does an incredible live show with a huge amount of equipment, and he is one of the few people, I´d say, who controls his equipment rather than let it control him."

Outstanding trumpeter and pianist Sebastian Studnitzky is a kinsman, part of the Jazzanova extended family and, since 2009, musical director of the Jazzanova live band with which he has toured the globe. "Fugato", a modern BeBop number from the "EGIS" album released in 2010, was recorded and produced solely in the Jazzanova/ Exit Studios, together with Axel. Studnitzky had a totally specific drum sound in mind, which a number of different drummers failed to accomplish, so Stefan promptly programmed the drum solo himself.

The Jazz continues with Carmen Lundy, a singer born in Miami in 1954, and long since an insider tip on the scene. Following a classical education as an opera singer she became a permanent convert to Jazz. "All Day, All Night" is taken from her album "Jazz & the New Songbook − Live at the Madrid", recorded live (as the title says) in Los Angeles. Carmen Lundy´s "Morning Kiss" was the Dingwalls´ record. We could easily have selected another three of her songs. She really is an exceptional talent. That husky voice of hers is so smack on target, her songs are magnificent and I personally have always loved the 80s touch in her music."

Daz-I-Kue is a member of Bugz In The Attic, part of the small but excellent Broken Beats scene, which, like Jazzanova, uses progressively programmed beats to express its unerring love of Soul and rare groove. "Daz-I-Kue is a veteran companion on the same road as us and we appreciate him enormously. The Broken Beat scene around 4Hero, Bugz In The Attic and so on is one where we have always felt at home. Unfortunately, those guys were never much good at networking and marketing themselves, which is how come other people shot to fame on the stuff they had pioneered. They are a bunch of introverts really, who live only for their music. Dego from 4 Hero told me once that Moodyman is also part of the Broken Beat scene. By which he meant, basically, he is one of the people for whom life at times has been a bit of a rough deal."

That Jamie Cullum is a virtuoso of a much broader musical spectrum than his status as Jazz wunderkind suggests was proven on his last album "The Pursuit". His songs attest to mature song-writing skills, honed by diverse influences. The Jazzanova members know him personally and can well imagine working with him in the future. "If I Ruled The World" is a sensitive cover version of a song from a 1963 musical, one better known in the version Tony Bennett released way back when.

Another Jazz veteran steps up for the grand finale. Steve Kuhn is renowned for his impressionist piano recordings on ECM but on this (as he describes it) Fusion Jazz disc, recorded with Ron Carter, Billy Cobham and Airto Moreira in 1971, he sings with touching vulnerability. "The pianist Steve Kuhn made a brief appearance as a singer in the 1970s − very successfully, in my opinion. There was something incredibly moving about it. This piece is something I´d include on a mix-tape for a girlfriend, not least because of its title of course, "The Meaning Of Love". And I must mention Enrico Mercaldi at this point, who did the mastering for the CD at Time Tools Studio, and made a brilliant job of it from start to finish. The songs sound exactly the way they were meant to. Also those remastered from vinyl, this Steve Kuhn piece for example, which was never available on CD until now."

Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider aka BOOZOO BAJOU need an introduction only in the rarest of cases. With three instant classic studio albums under their belt – "Satta" (2001), "Dust My Broom" (2005) and "Grains" (2009) – the two Nurembergers have long since successfully established their unmistakable signature sound... and they ranked from the get-go among the absolute darlings of international trendsetters and crème de la crème DJs. Anyone who´s familiar also with (and hence appreciates) the BOOZOOS´ so lovingly compiled Juke Joint compilations can be in no doubt that their "Coming Home" sequel album similarly gets to the heart of the matter.

But please note: although BOOZOO BAJOU's engine tended until now to tick over at low revs, the octane rating this time is considerably higher than on previous albums. Put that down, not least, to numerous DJ gigs all over the planet plus a close friendship with DJ luminaries such as Francois K. (formerly of Studio 54, NYC), which left behind distinct audible traces – and led just recently to an extensive DJ tour of the USA and Asia. Logically enough, such experiences broadened their musical horizons. Yet only a fool could imagine BOOZOO BAJOU subsequently abandoned the state of mind that has consistently defined their work. Coming home this time around simply incorporates a new dimension of sound into the far-reaching BOOZOO spectrum: deep outernational eclecticism is in the House. Genre concepts such as House, Techno or Neo Disco have never been strangers for BOOZOO BAJOU, but now their influence can be felt more strongly.

"All that interests us at the end of the day is really good tunes. When we played with Francois as part of his Deep Space club night in New York, what always impressed us most was this tremendously diverse range of styles that one can go to town on there," comments Florian Seyberth. "And for us, in a sense, that's nothing new. It's normal that the musical focus shifts over time, and moves towards a more club-oriented sound. And therefore, it was time to document those shifts".

Framed by real BOOZOO BAJOU classics like "Fürsattel" (here in a wonderfully drifting Idjut Boys remix), the dancehall smash-hit "Killer" (with legendary Top Cat on the mike) and "Divers" (in a hot off the press Jay Haze rework), we thus find in the mix twelve exceptional first-class tunes from the duo's record collection. And as the sum, here too, is once again greater than its individual parts might initially suggest, the sound melts beautifully in a graceful and nothing less than euphoric homage to the grandiosity of good music and a neat swing of the hips... in which the divergence of genres, continents and bpm runs wild to the extent that it can – if at all necessary – be totally and justifiably read as purely incidental.

With rare, sometimes exclusive and thoroughly club-influenced refinements from the hands of maestros such as Henrik Schwarz, Soulphiction, the Motor City Drum Ensemble or Move D, this nonchalent duo from the south of the republic goes in the truest sense of the word for some deep insight – and adds a further highlight to its own discography, as if by sleight of hand.

Florian puts it in a nutshell: "It's actually simply a matter of bringing the right sound at the right moment. The music of Sarah Vaughn is perfect one moment then has to be followed the very next by a track from Move D!"

When, let's say, in a decade or so, the most sublime selections from all the sound archives and record collections in the universe are up for an award, it could well be that these here are also in the running. Because knowing hands and two wise pairs of ears dispatched them on the fast track of musical history... in a motor primed by good taste, and with deliberate disregard for any seasonal fashion trends or flash in the pan Pop hype that might be cluttering up the rear view mirror. Typical BOOZOO BAJOU, in a word.

That's just how good "Coming Home" can sound. One simply needs to know how to get there and, of course, just where "home" lies. And there's one thing we can be absolutely sure of: the boys from BOOZOO BAJOU know that "home is where the heart is"... in their case, bang between the coffee table and a twirling glitter ball!

Tracklisting

1. Arthur Russell &minus That´s Us/Wild Combination
2. Rachel Sweet − It´s So Different Here
3. Jazzanova − Behold These Days, Berlin ´74
4. Junip − To the grain
5. The Roots feat. Dice Raw − How I Got Over
6. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra − Bourgie, Bourgie (Extended Disco Version)
7. Tracy Ullman − Dancing In The Dark
8. Bodi Bill − Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)
9. Harmonia − Gollum (Instrumental)
10. Joyce − Feijao com arroz
11. Country Comfort − To Be Lonely
12. Andreya Triana − Lost where I belong (Remix by Flying Lotus)
13. Studnitzky − Fugato (Instrumental)
14. Carmen Lundy − All day, All Night
15. Daz-I-Kue ft Rasiyah − Midnight Clear
16. Jamie Cullum − If I Ruled The World
17. Steve Kuhn − The Meaning of Love

 

Coming Home by DJ Hell
Artist: V.A.
Title: Coming Home by DJ Hell
Release Date: April 29th 2010

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Einstürzende Neubauten and Klaus Nomi, Fehlfarben and Hildegard Knef, Kraftwerk and Ricky Shayne together on one and the same compilation? Is that going to work? Yes, actually: it works like a dream. DJ Hell has compiled and mixed the fifth part of the CD-series "Coming Home". After Tim "Love" Lee, Nouvelle Vague, Nightmares On Wax and Boozoo Bajou, Hell is now coming home again, in the truest sense of the term. "To return at last to Germany was my coming home, after many long years on the road as a DJ, all the world over", says Hell. And since then, Hell has put together his own personal mix, selected from thirty years of German music, 1975-2005. "The mix includes songs that have influenced me as an artist and producer but first and foremost, these are my fave raves by German-speaking musicians." Hell's "Coming Home" is an unusual compilation, wild and sown with breaks. "Which is exactly the way I've always defined modern DJ-ing", says Hell.

Track by Track from DJ Hell

Kraftwerk "Ohm Sweet Ohm": of all German bands, Kraftwerk was the most influential for me as an artist. "Ohm Sweet Ohm" is an early title, but one that signalled loud and clear where the band was headed. The track "Electronic Germany" on my last album "Teufelswerk" is both a reference and a tribute to early Kraftwerk.

Rheingold "Dreiklangsdimensionen": a musical revelation. The song anticipated much of what is produced today on the electronic dance music scene. It's another one I find myself reaching, for time after time.

Nina Hagen Band "Auf'm Friedhof": The album "Nina Hagen Band" is a milestone of German avant-garde Rock music. It sounds as fresh today as it did 32 years ago. "Auf'm Friedhof" attests to an amazingly innovative era in the history of music.

Einstürzende Neubauten – "Kalte Sterne": I've often seen them live. The Neubauten had a massive influence on everything known at the time as "neu deutsch". "Kalte Sterne" is a masterpiece.

City "Am Fenster": I didn't like this song as much when it was first released as I do now. Admitting you listened to City was just not on back then, in my crowd. But this is the Number 1 hit from the new federal states, the soundtrack to the social and political turnaround after the Wall opened.

Hildegard Knef "Tapetenwechsel": a singular song with philosophical lyrics that has long since fascinated me. I have great respect for Hildegard Knef – she was an excellent actress and a fantastic singer.

DAF "Der Räuber und der Prinz": an unusual song for this band. Gabi Delgado-López, Robert Görl and conny blank defined their own sound. After Kraftwerk, DAF are perhaps the most important German electronic band, one that changed the world with song, drums and a Korg-MS-20 synthesizer. Nobody can hold a torch to DAF, even today.

Klaus Nomi "Cold Song": Nomi is finally getting the attention he deserved but never got during his lifetime. His mix of electronic music, Rock and opera remains visionary to this day. It puts him right up there, in Pop heaven.

Gilla "Der Strom der Zeit": a quite brilliant B-side by Austrian, Donna Summer and, produced by the ingenious Frank Farian, this is an emotional German disco hit that hits you in the guts. I had total respect for Gilla when I was a kid. I'll be releasing a remix of this sometime very soon on the gigolo label.

Blumfeld/DJ Koze "Tausend Tränen Tief": the original is a wonderful, timeless track that I really enjoyed playing in this mix: distelmeyer at his best, as we all know and love him. Thanks too, to dj koze for the inspiration. Hamburg: I like you.

Fehlfarben "Paul ist tot": never has a German punk rock album made as strong a statement as "Monarchie und Alltag" does, in terms of it's lyrics and the music. It still sounds fresh and modern. Peter Hein as the younger generation's spokesman: and one we're prepared to follow at the double still today.

Der Plan "Zurück in die Atmosphäre": for me Der Plan has always ranked among the major Neue Deutschen Welle bands. Even by today's standards their live performance – stage-sets and costumes – are revolutionary and cutting edge. A fantastic band that has never been given the credit it deserves.

Eberhard Schoener feat. Hazel O'Connor "Why Don't You Answer": Sting / The Police sang the original. A lot of DJs have already featured it in their sets. It's one of Eberhard Schoener's most important songs, here, in one of its more rare, less well-known versions.

Fischer Z "Berlin": the only non-German band on this compilation. A tribute to the new generationŐs Mecca: Berlin.

Ideal "Berlin": This is pure perfection. The song gave inimitable expression to the spirit of Berlin life in the very early 1980s. It's a universal anthem – not just for everyone who lived in Berlin at that time but for all those lonely hearts stuck in the provinces, for whom Berlin was synonymous with the wide, wild world.

Ricky Shayne "Mamy Blue": a gem from my mother's 7-inch collection, an amazing and maddeningly emotional German Soul track.

Reinhard Mey "Gute Nacht Freunde": a major artist. For me, this is a world-class German chanson.

Klaus Kinski "Hausverbote/Abbruch" (aus "Jesus Christus Erlöser"): one of Germany's most important actors. It made sense to me to run this track last, quasi as credits for the compilation. Kinski chucks rioters out of an event at which he intends to recite "Jesus Christus Erlöser" (The Lord Is My Saviour).

Coming Home by BOOZOO BAJOU
Artist: V.A.
Title: Coming Home by Boozoo Bajou
Release Date: Mai 14th 2010

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Home Sweet Home. Following Tim "Love" Lee, Nouvelle Vague and Nightmares On Wax, another big name in contemporary feel-good electronica recently shared with us a sofa, headphones and a good stash of vinyl.

Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider aka BOOZOO BAJOU need an introduction only in the rarest of cases. With three instant classic studio albums under their belt – "Satta" (2001), "Dust My Broom" (2005) and "Grains" (2009) – the two Nurembergers have long since successfully established their unmistakable signature sound... and they ranked from the get-go among the absolute darlings of international trendsetters and crème de la crème DJs. Anyone who's familiar also with (and hence appreciates) the BOOZOOS' so lovingly compiled Juke Joint compilations can be in no doubt that their "Coming Home" sequel album similarly gets to the heart of the matter.

But please note: although BOOZOO BAJOU's engine tended until now to tick over at low revs, the octane rating this time is considerably higher than on previous albums. Put that down, not least, to numerous DJ gigs all over the planet plus a close friendship with DJ luminaries such as Francois K. (formerly of Studio 54, NYC), which left behind distinct audible traces – and led just recently to an extensive DJ tour of the USA and Asia. Logically enough, such experiences broadened their musical horizons. Yet only a fool could imagine BOOZOO BAJOU subsequently abandoned the state of mind that has consistently defined their work. Coming home this time around simply incorporates a new dimension of sound into the far-reaching BOOZOO spectrum: deep outernational eclecticism is in the House. Genre concepts such as House, Techno or Neo Disco have never been strangers for BOOZOO BAJOU, but now their influence can be felt more strongly.

"All that interests us at the end of the day is really good tunes. When we played with Francois as part of his Deep Space club night in New York, what always impressed us most was this tremendously diverse range of styles that one can go to town on there," comments Florian Seyberth. "And for us, in a sense, that's nothing new. It's normal that the musical focus shifts over time, and moves towards a more club-oriented sound. And therefore, it was time to document those shifts".

Framed by real BOOZOO BAJOU classics like "Fürsattel" (here in a wonderfully drifting Idjut Boys remix), the dancehall smash-hit "Killer" (with legendary Top Cat on the mike) and "Divers" (in a hot off the press Jay Haze rework), we thus find in the mix twelve exceptional first-class tunes from the duo's record collection. And as the sum, here too, is once again greater than its individual parts might initially suggest, the sound melts beautifully in a graceful and nothing less than euphoric homage to the grandiosity of good music and a neat swing of the hips... in which the divergence of genres, continents and bpm runs wild to the extent that it can – if at all necessary – be totally and justifiably read as purely incidental.

With rare, sometimes exclusive and thoroughly club-influenced refinements from the hands of maestros such as Henrik Schwarz, Soulphiction, the Motor City Drum Ensemble or Move D, this nonchalent duo from the south of the republic goes in the truest sense of the word for some deep insight – and adds a further highlight to its own discography, as if by sleight of hand.

Florian puts it in a nutshell: "It's actually simply a matter of bringing the right sound at the right moment. The music of Sarah Vaughn is perfect one moment then has to be followed the very next by a track from Move D!"

When, let's say, in a decade or so, the most sublime selections from all the sound archives and record collections in the universe are up for an award, it could well be that these here are also in the running. Because knowing hands and two wise pairs of ears dispatched them on the fast track of musical history... in a motor primed by good taste, and with deliberate disregard for any seasonal fashion trends or flash in the pan Pop hype that might be cluttering up the rear view mirror. Typical BOOZOO BAJOU, in a word.

That's just how good "Coming Home" can sound. One simply needs to know how to get there and, of course, just where "home" lies. And there's one thing we can be absolutely sure of: the boys from BOOZOO BAJOU know that "home is where the heart is"... in their case, bang between the coffee table and a twirling glitter ball!

Tracklisting

1. Linkwood Family – Miles Away
2. Boozoo Bajou – Fürsattel (Idjut Boys Dub)
3. Tontelas feat. Ski – On My Way
4. Soulphiction – Soulprint
5. Wu-Burn Clan – Lights Out
6. Nora Morales – Saona
7. Boozoo Bajou feat. Top Cat – Killer
8. Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – I Exist Because Of You
9. Icasol – Givin' It Up
10. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #5
11. Andre Lodemann – Coming Home
12. Nick Sole – Children
13. Intrusion – Tsawana Dub
14. Move D – Got Thing
15. Boozoo Bajou – Divers (Jay Haze Remix)

 



Coming Home by Nightmares On Wax

compiled by DJ E.A.S.E.
CD
Release date: Out now!
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"Everybody has the right to feel good. And with that in mind, my selection of music sanctions that right. ENJOY & FEEL GOOD!" (E.A.S.E., Nightmares On Wax)

With great pleasure and a wide smile, Stereo Deluxe opens the next chapter in that big  and ever expanding book of comfy audio delight, known to many as the well established „Coming Home“ series.  Following up on seriously personal selections by a.o. Tim Love Lee and Nouvelle Vague, this „Coming Home“ volume provides a truly individual choice of stand out tunes selected by George Evelyn aka E.A.S.E., the positive force behind Nightmares On Wax.
 
With a prolific producer / dj career going strong for more than two decades now, as well as quite an influential album back catalogue made of pure genre classics  (e.g. „Smokers Delight“, „Car Boot Soul“) and the most recent Nightmares On Wax longplayer „Thought So“ (released in 2008) still causing goosebumps & headnods on a global scale, E.A.S.E. always keeps an ear to the street of course, while at the same time always listening to his heart and soul.
 
And so it comes as no surprise that his „Coming Home“ selection holds a decent choice of great music which has inspired him over the years, nicely blended in with some N.O.W. rarities and tasty contemporary exclusives...  including a selection of tracks by artists courtesy of his very own label imprint, WAX ON records... some co-produced and mixed by our man himself.
 
After every journey,E.A.S.E. comes home to a recording studio located in the magical island Ibiza. That’s why „cool“ sounds are definitely highly recommended at all times. As they just sound so much better in that sun! 
 
This N.O.W. volume fuses many styles, moods and genres. There's a certain amount of contemporary dj friendly electronica in the mix  – from  funk via deep 21st century soul, down to grimey future sounds and back – but there’s also those real „classics“ too (e.g. Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Osbourne, Carla Thomas, The Heptones a.o.). There is UK rap by Roots Manuva - and a true Erykah Badu anthem celebrating hip hop culture. Eclectic beat wizardry by  Mr. Scruff - and the sounds of Marvin Gaye, too. Guaranteed to make you feel just at home. It’s all in the mix... united by pure positivity, inna N.O.W. stylee.
  
Coming home? Let E.A.S.E. share his  headphones with you... take a seat and enjoy. Coming home from a journey simply means that the next journey has only just begun. „Coming Home“ selected by Nightmares On Wax is the soundtrack to that journey.

Tracklisting

1. Donald Byrd – „Places And Spaces“
2. Lee Everton – „So Proud Of You (Gelka Remix)”
3. Erykah Badu – „The Healer”
4. Jimmy Cliff – „Those Good, Good Old Days“
5. Roots Manuva – „A Man's Talk”
6. Johnny Osbourne – „Love Is Universal”
7. Gelka – „Soon”
8. The Deadbeats – „Got What I Want“ *
9. Mr. Scruff – „Hold On”
10. Nightmares On Wax – „Da Feeling (Rapscallion Remix)”
11. Negghead – „Build It Up” *
12. The Heptones – „Book Of Rules (Instr.)”
13. Carla Thomas – „I’ve Fallen In Love With You”
14. Marvin Gaye – „After The Dance (Instr.)“
15. Nightmares On Wax – „Damn (Marcel Remix)”
16. Hungryghost – „ESQ” *
17. Guts – „Cry & Smile“
18. Sola Rosa – „Del Ray“

* exclusive Tracks

Coming Home
compiled by Nouvelle Vague
CD
Release date: Out now!

Nouvelle Vague is the exceptionally successful project of French music producers Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin. Their unusual and charming rearrangments of various new wave and post-punk classics has become a classic itself.

Accordingly, Libaux and Collin have, with help from their singers (among others Melanie Pain, Gerald Toto), bared the heart and soul of songs by Joy Division, The Clash or Blondie and translated them into chanson and bossa nova spheres on their last two albums. For the second part of the “Coming Home” compilation, they have come up with a special concept, which is a credit to its name that also refers to the French film genre: “Coming Home” compiles 20 pieces that are all taken from movie soundtracks.

Nouvelle Vague introduces the remotely obscure and strange as well as the obviously glamorous grand gesture. They do so simply as a matter-of-course, a circumstance which is definitely based on qualitative substance and the protagonist’s long experience. As a matter of fact, a –and again- classic of classics like this one can’t simply be compiled by the way. Especially film music has a tough act to follow, because on the one hand it seems familiar, and on the other hand it also has to prove itself without visual backing.

With this “Coming Home” episode, Nouvelle Vague accomplish the rare feat of creating their own oevre from compositions of most diverse masters from various decades in a homogeneous context that, with all due respect to originals and a cautious approach, always knows exactly how the dramaturgy of their own mind-movie works. Chapeau!

Coming Home
compiled & mixed by Tim Love Lee
CD
Release date: xx.xx.2007

It's truly absurd that a genre born as the lovechild of the freedom of sampling technology and a musically open mind ten years ago has to suffer critics' slander, senseless labelling or ultimately being written off, while its numerous listeners are more than not interested in if the sound they love is currently being called Downbeat, Trip Hop, Easy Listening, Abstract HipHop, Freestyle, House or whatever. At the end of the day, it's about a good vibe and something undefinable. You can only feel it.

Tim 'Love' Lee is a true master of drastically, hedonistically laid back vibes, be they slow or fast. This stylistically at ease hippie (if there is such a thing) has always been ahead of his time. After a short sunny stint as Hammond player with Katrina and The Waves at the end of the 80s, he started producing what has since amounted to quite a repertoire of well-tempered (in both senses of the word) bouncing music, rocking living room and dancefloor alike: remixes for artists such as Shantel, Gus Gus or Soul Wax, two groundbreaking albums of his own ("Confessions Of A Selector", "The Continuing Confessions Of Tim 'Love' Lee"), and records by Groove Armada, Tom Vek, Crazy Girl and others, which he released on his label Tummy Touch, (...) founded in 1996. Everything flourished in Tim 'Love' Lee's uncomplicated world of sound of joy and pleasure without ever missing the crucial bite. His own tracks, which even in the early days bridged over to psyched-out folk sounds, can mainly be distinguished by finding their salvation in simple, yet irresistible bass runs, nonchalant hooks ( ) and high-rising bedrocks of beat, whilst avoiding small-time and loin-lame programming orgies. And even though his last year album was called “Against Nature” and struck saturnine notes, Tim 'Love' Lee is the last to be found tuning against his own. Au contraire: Lee was sporting a dapper moustache in a time when Franz Ferdinand thought that to be a sportscar brand.

For “Coming Home” he has now collected 18 of his all-time favourite tracks. This remarkably homogenous mixture breathes the special 'Love' vibe of the unpretentious Brit, not by compulsively dragging out the obscure, but by masterfully bringing together intertwining tracks by (amongst others) Dub Syndicate, As One, Thomas Fehlmann/Gudrun Gut, The White Sport and Jammin Unit. We hear Dub bass seesawing next to Bossa Nova, circling ambient beats, whilst a Tango sample muscles its way onto the dancefloor, where crooked synths ( ) linger and barenaked bongos illuminate the night on wonderful songlines in the glow of low-lying mirror balls.

Thus, “Coming Home” is not only the showcase of a truly reliable gigolo (if there is such a thing) making everybody perfectly happy, but also a casual demonstration to all formalists and know-it-alls that there's one thing you need for good music: the love of it.

Coming Home II
"warming up your living area"
CD SD 080-2
Release Date: 25.03.02

Coming Home I
CD SD 050

… and it feels like COMING HOME again!

What does your life sound like? We here at Stereo Deluxe, as our company name suggests, have been instrumental in supplyin`you with the finest in-sounds from way-out. This time we`re takin` it a step further.
Tell us, what do you do, when youre coming home from work, college or a party, tired, eventually too uptight to go to sleep, wandering around, chillin’, surfin on your sofa, hangin´ about? Our sound-couture labs have dug deep and came up with a perfect solution, just taylor-made for your needs:
COMING HOME, music to dress houses by, refurbish rooms, warming up your living areas.

Kitchen music? Attic sounds? Bedroom rockers? Sound-furniture!
And if you know us, you know what to expect. Your flat never looked so hip for the price of a cd. A musique d`ameublement like the old Satie was thinking of. Inflatable tonal atmospheres.

No boring wallpaper or ambient drones, active, vibrant, groovy stuff for all your domestic interests: from swingy dish washing to funky vacuum cleaning, hackin the net Latin style, plundering your fridge the housey way. And not to forget, toilettin’ away with heavenly downtempo freedom. We all got it here…
Compiled by DJ Oli Roesch, an expert in acoustic bionautics, who already brought you modern house hold favourites like the future lounge and slow mo compilations.

Music to have a shower by, leap into horizontal dancin, do your love thang and leaving the f***in` telly switched off … or for christ`s sake, turn it on and create your own soundtrack for ... COMING HOME!

COMING HOME not only feels fantastic and sounds good, it also looks great!

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Coming Home
compiled by Nouvelle Vague
Tracklisting
1.GATO BARBIERI
LAST TANGO IN PARIS
2.LALO SHIFRIN
ON THE WAY TO SAN MATEO“
(LP Version)
DAVID SHIRE
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1, 2, 3
4.MICHEL LEGRAND
A MAN’S CASTLE
5.VLADIMIR COSMA
MALDONNE“ (O.S.T.)
6.ARMANDO TROVAJOLI
DRAMMA DELLA GELOSIA“ (Titoli)
7.PIERO UMILIANI
CINQUE BAMBOLE (vers.coro)
8.NINO ROTA
O VENEZIA, VENAGA, VENUSIA
MICHEL COLOMBIER
L’HERITIER
10.ALAIN GORAGUER
DESHOMINISATION (I)
11.ERIC DEMARSAN
THEME DE GERBIER/BOF L’ARMEE DES OMBRES
12.SERGE GAINSBOURG
REQUIEM POUR UN CON/BOF LE PACHE
13.FRANÇOIS DE ROUBAIX
LOIN/BOF TANTE ZITA
14.TPHILIPPE SARDE
LA CHANSON D’HELENE
(Vocal Version)
15.JOHN BARRY
007 AND COUNTING
(DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER)

16.MARC COLLIN
RENDEZ-VOUS A L’EVIDENCE *
17.RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
GOHATTO (OPENING THEME)

18.ENNIO MORRICONE
LE DUE STAGIONI DELLA VITA

19.PHILIPPE SARDE
GENERIQUE

20.VANGELIS
LA PETITE FILLE DE LA MER

* exclusive track

Coming Home
compiled by Tim Love Lee
Tracklisting
1.Incog
He Needs Me
2.The White Sport
She Is Groovy
3.Brother From Another Planet
Moochin
4.Stuntmen
You’re The Best Find
5.Al Chem
No Hopper
6.Dub Syndicate
Wellie
7.As One
Triumphant
8.Tim Love Lee
First Base Bossa
9.Kings Have Long Arms
Pigeons Carry My News
10.Antena
Ingenuous
11.Gudrun Gut
Move Me
(Thomas Fehlmann Tango Shuffle)
12.Jammin’ Unit
Never Been On E
13.SJD
LSM

14.Tara Busch - First Girl On Mars
Imaginary Audience
15.Broadcast
Chord Simple

16.Mescalito
Rambla
17.Skylab
Ghost

Coming Home II
"warming up your living area"
Tracklisting
1.Hefner
level green (blue states mix)
2.Fingathing
you fly me
3.Bossa Nostra
chico desperado (atjazz mix)
4.Butti 49
kalas
5.S-Tone Inc._
rendez-vous a minuit
6.Koop_
summer sun
7.Dee Felice Trio
nightingale
8.Bobby Hughes Combination
kerma elastica
9.Multiboy
gentle on my mind
10.Mekhanist_
whistle while work
11.Quantic
life in rain
12.Noiseshaper
moving together
13.James Hardway
going home
14.Coctail Lido
lo sono il vento (rmx)

Coming Home
Tracklisting
1.Blue States
Walkabout
2.Deadbeats
Got It Goin' On (Aim Remix)
3.Bent
I Love My Man
(Lazyboy's Anyone For Tennis Mix)
4.Coco Steel & Lovebomb
Yachts (A Man Called Adam Mix)
5.Soul Quality Quartet feat. Almaz Yebio
I'm Not Here
6.Nicola Conte
Il Cerchio Rosso
7.Daniel Ibbotson
Celebrate
8.Groove Armada
At The River (English Riviera Mix)
9.Oscar
Soul Deeper
10.The Cambridge Circus
Ulysse
11.Planet E
Klub Kola (Uptight On The Rocks Mix)
12.Sebastien Schuller
La Baie Des Anges
13.Bobby Trafalgar
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