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  1. Shirley Bassey Covers Grace Jones With Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix)


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    I previously wrote about a Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm sample by Magnum 38 but wanted to write again because theirs this great cover by Dame Shirley Bassey. Most of you will probably remember Shirley Bassey from the excellent collaboration she did with the Propellerheads with History Repeating back in the 90s. A complete contrasting track off of the rest of Decksandrumsandrockandroll by Propellerheads. But in reality you should get to know Shirley Bassey because she has some really cool music. I suppose the collaboration she did with the Propellerheads was a complete fit since she did the James Bond soundtrack themes but this Grace Jones remake is right on. Especially this Glimmer Twins remix as it has a very late 80s dance electronic beat sound. I’m sure you’ll recognize it once you hear it.

    Ok we’re covering a lot of ground here. The Glimmer Twins are actually The Glimmers. The Glimmers were originally The Glimmer Twins but they were forced to change their name by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards because The Glimmer Twins was a project of theirs and they own the name or something so the big man won here and they were forced to become The Glimmers!

    Anyway if you don’t know about Shirley Bassey check her music out. I think her voice and her music lends to remixes very well as evidenced in History Repeating and her own Greatest Hits Remixes album from about 10 years ago so I can certainly wish to hear more remixes of her tracks in the near future. In the meantime checkout both Grace Jones and Shirley Bassey doing Slave To The Rhythm at the links below.

    Check out Slave by Magnum sampling Grace Jones here.


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    Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones
    Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix) by Shirley Bassey

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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  2. London In The Rain by Variety Lab Samples Blossom Dearie


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    Boy this was a great find. It’s been a while since I first heard it. Going on 10 years now I first heard it on a Hotel Costes Quatre CD and immediately I wanted to know where that sample came from. To my surprise it’s from this beautiful Blossom Dearie recoring called I Like London In The Rain. The marriage of downtempo/chillout electronic music and old jazz recordings is one of my favorite subgenres of music and I enjoy it very much. This track by Variety Lab is one of the finest examples of taking an old jazz song and sampling it and making a totally unique track. If I had to put a top then list of jazz samples London In The Rain by Variety Lab would be in that list and way up top.

    The original I Like London In The Rain song is off of Blossom Dearie’s album That’s Just The Way I Want To Be and London In The Rain is off of the Variety Lab CD Providence.

    Both albums highly recommended!

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    I Like London In The Rain by Blossom Dearie
    London In The Rain by Variety Lab

    Posted in 2002, Album.

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  3. The Sun Rising (Pete Gooding Remix) by The Normalites


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    Balearic classic gets covered by Balearic and chillout kings (Steve Miller from Afterlife and Chris Coco) who go by the name of The Normalites. The original by one of my fave underrated bands ever, The Beloved is truly a classic. Originally heard on their excellent classic 1989 album Happiness and later on their Blissed Out album. The track is truly to be played after a late night of partying and clubbing! This new version is definitely improved upon and it’s highly highly recommended. There are three or so versions within the release and this one is my fave as it’s been given the sexy housed up treatment. I’m loving it

    Check the original Beloved version and the Pete Gooding Remix by The Normalites below as they surely will bring back memories! 20 year anniversary! Ok perhaps 21 years a long time!

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    The Sun Rising (Blissed Out Extended Version) by The Beloved
    The Sun Rising (Pete Gooding Remix) by The Normalites

    Please check out the remaining remixes as I’m sure you’ll love. Click the album artwork below and preview!

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  4. History (Grum Remix) by Groove Armada


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    I love History by Groove Armada because it’s a chill laidback tune you can play in the background. It’s one of those sexy songs you can listen to over and over again. But when I heard this awesome remix of it by Grum I was totally impressed. It’s been given the electro disco treatment and it sounds very early 80s electro disco R&B. It’s certainly a very impressive remix and I truly dig it. What do you think? Which version do you like?

    The original version of History is off of the awesome Groove Armada album Black Light and featuring the fine vocals of Will Young! Enjoy! Check out the rest of the remixes for History and other c0ol tracks on Black Light by clicking on the album covers below.

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    History by Groove Armada
    History (Grum Remix) by Groove Armada

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  5. Comment Te Dire Adieu (Beach House Mix) by Blank & Jones


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    This is a fun Latinized instrumental remake of the Francoise Hardy classic song Comment Te Dire Adieu by Blank & Jones. No vocals here just all instrumental music with a very chill, sexy downtempo groove. The remix is called Beach House Mix so you can just picture yourself chilling poolside or at the beach with a cocktail and with the smooth beats of this track. It’s a fun remake and certainly one of many for this very popular classic Francoise Hardy cut. This remix is off of the Blank & Jones album Relax: Edition Five Enjoy and let me know what you think of this compared to the original. Both versions below.

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    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Francoise Hardy
    Comment Te Dire Adieu (Beach House Mix) by Blank & Jones

    If you like this sort of music you should check out the rest of the album at the link below. This collection also has a pretty darn great remake of the Depeche Mode classic Freelove. So the entire collection is certainly worth it. Click the album cover and preview the rest of the tracks at Amazon now!


    Posted in 2010, Album, Compilation.

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  6. So Phat! Cover Sheila E. With A Love Bizarre


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    I love buying compilations because with compilations you always discover unique tracks that never get heard anywhere, tracks that are remakes that just get discovered so I love the compilations a lot because it’s one of the best ways to discover new music. Such is the case with this remake of an 80s classic track A Love Bizarre by So Phat! I discovered this cover on Erotic Lounge 2 pictured below. It’s one of those Hotel Costes, Buddha Bar type compilations broken down to 2 discs one being the slower mellower disc the other being the more upbeat collection. They contain a great collection of tracks and this Sheila E. cover is certainly the discovery in this disc. The original was released 6 years ago in 2004 but I just recently got this collection and it’s certainly a good discovery. Check out both the Sheila E. version which has some vocals by Prince and the new So Phat! version of A Love Bizarre.

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    A Love Bizarre (Parts 1&2) by Sheila E.
    A Love Bizarre (Album Version) by So Phat!

    If you like what you hear check out Erotic Lounge 2 by clicking on the artwork below.


    Posted in 2004, Compilation.

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  7. Under The Sun (Lenny Ibizarre Remix) by Ida Corr Featuring Shaggy


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    Listening to Ida Corr’s Under The Sun in it’s original form makes you think that you are listening to pretty acomplished R&B singer. Then you have this great big remix package for Under The Sun and the remixes range in all styles including full on club bangers and my favorite the Ibizarre Remix which has been given the haunting beats perfect for late night chilling. Gone is the rap from Shaggy that’s present in the original version which I think was a good decision. To me it just doesn’t make sense to include the rap but oh well it’s there in the original version we’ll deal with but it’s all about the remix here and I listen to it over and over again. It’s that good!

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    Under The Sun by Ida Corr Featuring Shaggy

    Under The Sun (Lenny Ibizarre Remix) by Ida Corr Featuring Shaggy

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  8. Afterlife Remix Mad World by Tears For Fears


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    I love this remix of the classic Tears For Fears track Mad World. The original is always a classic in my book but I absolutely love it when they fuck with the original. It gives the song new life. Don’t you think? Enjoy both versions below. Remixed by Afterlife in his true chillout, downtempo style. Perfect for chilling or sipping cocktails to with an 80s flashback. Off of The Best Of Cafe Del Mar.

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    Mad World by Tears For Fears
    Mad World (Afterlife Remix) by Tears For Fears

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    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  9. Careful What You Tell The Sky (The Random Access Man Remix) by January


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    The chillout acoustic electronic godess January gets the remix club treatment on her single Careful What You Tell The Sky. The original song is a mellow laidback emotional cinematic masterpiece but The Random Access Man Remix is going to lead you into the club to get down to. The remix has been given the guitar, electro upbeat energetic treatment. There are several other remixes but this one wins me over the best. Check out the track list and both versions below.

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    Careful What You Tell the Sky (Album Version)

    Careful What You Tell the Sky (The Random Access Man Remix) (The Random Access Man Remix)

    Careful What You Tell the Sky (Peter “Peas” McEvilley Remix) (Peter “Peas” McEvilley Remix)

    Careful What You Tell the Sky (Vasili Gavre Remix) (Vasili Gavre Remix)

    Careful What You Tell the Sky (Bees in Love Remix) (Bees in Love Remix)

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  10. Ocean Beach (Cybophobia Cinematic Remix) by Black Might Orchestra Samples Lujon by Henry Mancini


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    I love Ocean Beach by Black Might Orchestra. It’s a cover of the late great Henry Mancini’s Lujon track. Lujon is actually one of my favorite tracks from Henry Mancini … it’s a beautiful and sexy downtempo jazzy cinematic masterpiece and Black Mighty Orchestra have taken parts from Lujon and sampled it to an electronic chillout hit. You’ve probably heard Ocean Beach on countless chillout compilations and it’s still great to have as background music for a dinner party or to relax to at home.

    Check out both versions below and write a comment about it!

    You can find these songs and a bunch of other great tracks off of both albums pictured above.

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    Lujon by Henry Mancini
    Ocean Beach (Cybophobia Cinematic Remix) by Black Might Orchestra

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    Use this really cool app to mix these tracks like a DJ on your iPhone! You can be the DJ of your party!

    Posted in 2000, Album.

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  11. FREE: ESL Music World Music Sampler


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    I love Eighteenth Street Lounge! I’ve bought several or most of all their releases from the last 10 or so years they’ve been around. Especially all of Thievery Corporation as well as Federico Aubele, Ursula 1000 and Chris Joss. So here they are offering a free sampler at AMAZON. Links below to all the music. Just click sign into your AMAZON account and download for FREE. Well worth it!

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    Links to download songs separately here:

    Mandala by Thievery Corporation

    La Lluvia by Nickodemus

    Suena Mi Guitarra by Federico Aubele

    Everybody by Ancient Astronauts

    Danger Buds by Chris Joss

    Mystics by Ursula 1000

    Azul by Natalia Clavier

    Revolt Of The Cockroach Peoples by Ocote Soul Sounds

    Or link to download the entire album here:

    ESL World Music Sampler


    Posted in 2009, FREE Music.

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  12. Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe


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    This is awesome … Kinobe have sampled From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink in their very popular appropriately titiled chillout track Slip Into Something More Comfortable. I love the sample very much here and it works 1000%! The Engelbert Humperdink track From Here To Eternity is basically the main parf of the track with some additional bass added here and there and some vocals.

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    From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink
    Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  13. This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) by James Yuill


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    I love this remix of This Sweet Love by James Yuill. The remix is by Prins Thomas by there’s not much difference so it’s only a slight bit of a change here and I totally dig it. Very mellow and chill. I love the song so it was great to finally track down these remixes as there’s several or so by different remixers but this Prins Thomas remix takes the cake since this song does not really need the extreme remix treatment. The vocals are too mellow and cute to get the big beat treatment. You think?

    The remix is off of the This Sweet Love single …

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    The original is from the James Yuill album Turning Down Water For Air album …

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    Check the two out and let me know what you think.

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    This Sweet Love by James Yuill
    This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) by James Yuill

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  14. The Windmills Of Your Mind by Orange Factory


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    I just love this remake of the classic Noel Harrison track from the film The Thomas Crown Affair. This is a nice midtempo piece by Orange Factory a downtempo chillout act. They are not very well known as I can’t find much information about them but they are from the Irma Music label in Bologna Italy. One of my favorite labels and this remake is pretty darn good. It’s all instrumental just like it should be. Nice background music you can chill too. Although I love the Dusty Springfield version which I have below for you all to compare to. What do you think? In the film The Thomas Crown Affair (the original version with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway) was an instrumental piece. Later Dusty Springfield had sung it which became a pretty nice hit for her.

    The Windmills Of Your Mind was written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Michel LeGrand with the French title being Les moulins de mon cœur.

    BTW Sting did a cover version of The Windmills Of Your Mind for the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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    The Windmills Of Your Mind by Dusty Springfield

    The Windmills Of Your Mind by Orange Factory

    Here’s the Noel Harrison version that won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1968.

    And the original Thomas Crown Affair open with the song.

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  15. Muhammed Ali by Faithless


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    I love this track. Faithless have taken a classic soul/disco track Strategy by Archie Bell and the Drells and sampled it to perfection and have made it the perfect background music to a wonderful soul/ funk track with a nice chill vibe. It’s perfection actually. And Maxi Jazz’s lyrics and signing works great here too.

    I tried to find the video on youtube and I did find it but SONY/BMG had disabled embedding so we wont be seeing it here. If you feel like it check it out on youtube! But you got the great songs below! Both are great!

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    Download Strategy by Archie Bell and the Drells

    Download Muhammed Ali by Faithless

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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  16. Riders On The Storm (Ibizarre Remix) by The Doors


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    This is a pretty old remix – almost 10 years old now but I do like it. It’s the classic Riders On The Storm track by The Doors made into a chillout – downtempo track. It’s been stripped of most of the instruments (at least the guitars and drums) so you can lay back to it on a sofa at home sipping cocktails with your friends or tea with a book.

    Once you listen to it though you will notice there’s not much difference between both tracks – it’s just slight but you can tell the two apart as the original still sounds very 60′s hippie rock and the remix is more loungy.

    What do you think?

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    Riders On The Storm by The Doors
    Riders On The Storm (Ibizarre Remix) by The Doors

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    Posted in 2000, Album, Single.

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