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Post #25: VF Mix 156: Chet Baker by Moscoman

Hi everyone,

and happy new year ! 2018 was quite amazing for music, I can’t wait for 2019.

First up is a mix by Moscoman, who I already highlighted on two occasions: in April 2017 for his absolutely flawless mix for ResidentAdvisor (see here) and a bit earlier when iscussing the growth of the electronic arabic sound (here), now widely accepted.

Originally form Tel-Aviv, the city that seems to provide my next favorite artist every 3 months (Moscoman, Naduve, Red Axes), he is the founder of Disco Halal Records.

For The Vinyl Factory he put together a mix of only Chet Baker recordings, since the idea of this mix series is to focus on a single artist and to feature, of course, only vinyl tracks. As a result, this 2-hour session is just the best soundtrack you could ever think of when at home, drinking a hot coffee or chocolate, chilling in your sofa while the snow is falling. Think preparing your Christmas diner table while dancing to some of the smoothest, most exquisite trumpet solos of the 20th century.

Totally delightful, full of vinyl warmth and scratches, people’s applauses, amorous pianos, mellow deep and delicious voices… say no more. Another 10 for Moscoman, from where you would have never expected him.

Till next time, take care,

Alex

 

Tracklist can be found to this link: here.

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Post #18: Vinyl Factory Mix #68: Israeli Groove by Fortuna Records – From Tel-Aviv with love

Eyh, Shalom to you !

Following my latest post, here is a mix from Fortuna Records out of Tel-Aviv, Israel. This one has been comissioned by the great vinylfactory website, so let’s not spoil them. Head over here for more info and tracklist about the mix.

What I like in this mix is the fact that although I don’t understand a word of hebrew, I enjoy the music. Actually it is not only about the language, it is also about the era, the culture, the traditions, the history in which this music was produced, and that I don’t know at all. I mean, besides a a few Jewish friends, a holiday trip to Israel a couple years ago and some history classes from college, well, I am rather a complete stranger to all of this. But I absolutely loved the mix.

To put it simply, what you are about to listen is an hour of israeli tunes mainly produced in the 60’s and 70’s. And you are going to love it. Highlights for me include the Aris San track (a Fortuna release), ‘Shine Again’ from Kutiman (the man behind the Thru-You videos) and the closing track from Arik Einstein, a stunning production.

Make sure you check out Fortuna Records and their releases because they are all ace !

Until next time,

Cheers,

Alex

 

PS: Image comes from VinylFactory as well and represents the Grazia release from Fortuna, a reedition of an extraordinay  1978 recording.