Hot Texas Vol. 1

Ah, yes, summer has come and gone and fall is in effect here in Chicago. I spent a little time in Texas this summer and of course made sure to dig for records while I was there. It's damn hot in Texas. And if you don't know, Texas — because of its proximity to the Gulf states — is one of the prime spots for finding 60s Funk and Soul (Houston for one had a lively Funk scene). Texas also had a few Garage scenes here and there, as did most places in the US during the 60s.

More importantly, Austin TX is home to some serious diggers who travel all over the US in search of records for their shops. Spots like Breakaway Records and Friends of Sound are just a few places I got lost in for hours, barely making a dent in the stacks. I also dug around San Antonio's Alamo Records and found a few bits and pieces. I'll upload some pics later on.

Here is the first compilation of heavy Garage and Rockabilly 45s I mostly found in TX. It's in a theme similar to the Turn On Your Lamplight boxset and even features a few TX locals: Roy Head and The Five Americans (maybe others?).

This is just the first of several Hot Texas compilations. The other ones will get more into the Funk and Soul so stay tuned. Track listing:

Move On Down -- Renaissance
Fortune Teller -- The Del-Rays
Rhythm & Greens -- The Shadows
Jump, Jive and Harmonize -- Thee Midniters (check out more reissues from Norton Records)
Thee Midnite Feeling -- Thee Midniters
Sweet Bacon -- Julian Covey and the Machine
A Little Bit Hurt -- Julian Covey and the Machine
Gonna Have A Good Time -- The Easybeats
Time Won't Let Me -- The Outsiders
Come Fill Your Cup -- Springwell
Like I Do -- The Del-Rays
No Communication -- The Five Americans
Death of an Angel -- The Kingsmen
Baby, Please Don't Go -- Them
Get Back -- Roy Head
Treat Her Right -- Roy Head & The Traits
Ramrod -- Duane Eddy His "Twangy" Guitar and the Rebels
Wing Ding -- Joey Dee & The Starlighters
The Green Mosquito -- The Tune Rockers
Rebel - 'Rouser -- Duane Eddy and His "Twangy" Guitar
Rotation -- Rotation
Amen -- Renaissance
The Walker -- Duane Eddy His "Twangy" Guitar and the Rebels

grab it!

Yours, DJ Bylamplight.


Harry Poppins..

Hello all,
We've got a new contributor on the blog called Harry Poppins, horray!!!

To celebrate our new member we're posting something old and something new.

The first recording dates back to march 2007 when Lowdjo & Harry Poppins went back2back to close the party at the Planet µ-nite on the Biouel Boat in Brussels where they replaced Luke Vibert, who cancelled.
It's a live-recorded-mix that was streamed in real time on Radio Campus for them couch-potatoes.

The mix features a lot of records that were released on the Planet µ-label during the last couple of years, of course some dubstep since that was the theme of the night, some favela elektro and some crazy scratching... unfortunately there's no recording of the people shouting, every time we dropped a killer. You'll just have to imagine those background-noises while listening...

Other artists performing next to Harry & Low that night, were: Vex'd, Boxcutter, Loefah and Distance...

There were some technical difficulties in the beginning of this set but that won't spoil the fun!

Download Harry Poppins & Lowdjo's set on the Planet µ-nite in Brussels (divshare - 108mb)

The second post dates back to august 2008 when Harry & Low were fooling around with some tracks that will be released in the near future on Harry Poppins' own Umbrelladelika-label, these tracks haven't been mastered in the studio yet so if you would like these in higher quality you'll just have to order this compilation!

Next to Umbrelladelika-tracks, there's some electronix mashed into the mix..

Harry Poppins & Lowdjo's impro-mix - tracklisting:

01. t-tauri -main sequence burning (umbrelladelika rec.)
02. baby kruger - isolation
(umbrelladelika rec.)
03. enoch krapowski - i was born a man (umbrelladelika rec.)
04. filaria - spare parts (umbrelladelika rec.)
05. icteder - acip lellien hungmeister (umbrelladelika rec.)
06. cylobotnia - got my pass
07. ucture - desperate hole life
(umbrelladelika rec.)
08. th'idiot - my new synht (umbrelladelika rec.)
09. hosmoz - karmen (umbrelladelika rec.)
10. chris clark - proper lofi
11. maga bo ft. teba - nqayi
12. ladyscraper - senseless apprentice
13. otto von shirach - nightmare nipple f
14. candiehank - croucho won't die
15. tep - titi
(umbrelladelika rec.)
16. schlammpeitziger - wuup wolgawahn
17. wevie stonder - lady's leg licked
(umbrelladelika rec.)
18. gudrun gut - blätterwald
19. two girls, one cup - ride the red wave
(umbrelladelika rec.)
20. flufftronix - shark attack (ruff cut)
21. patric catani - punk
22. sickboy - swingin' intro (33rpm monstermix)

Download Harry Poppins & Lowdjo's impro-mix (divshare - 81mb)