22 December 2011

Bruno Nicolai - "The Case of the Bloody Iris" by Orgasmo Sonore featuring Edwige Fenech


Excellent interpretation, by my good friend Frank and his Orgasmo Sonore, of Bruno Nicolai's "The Case of the Bloody Iris." This video features the beautiful Edwige Fenech! If you enjoy the music here, be sure to grab a copy of the Orgasmo Sonore LP (on yellow vinyl and super limited) at Dusty Groove!

16 December 2011

December 2011 Mix



The last mix of 2011 opens up with a super cool introduction to the "Voodoo Ju Ju" releases (released by Barclay, France in 1969), and continues on with electronic voodoo music, a couple of faux-Japanese library cuts, and tracks by Las Grecas, Umiliani, Torossi, et al.

Tracklist:
1. Voodoo Ju Ju (white label radio promo) - Janko Nilovic
2. VoodooTronics - James Harpham
3. Expo in Tokyo - Alan Moorehouse
4. Yama Yama - Yamasuki
5. Tuareg - Gal Costa
6. Anabalina - Las Grecas
7. Streghe A Convegno - Piero Umiliani
8. The Hunt-Down - Franco Bixio
9. Rythmiques No 1 - Pierre-Alain Dahan
10. Quasers - Sven Libaek
11. Sixth Dimension - Stefano Torossi
12. Gribouille - Les Gottamou
13. Brasil 2000 - Piero Piccioni
14. Monsieur Dutour - Bernard Estardy
15. Comme Un Boomerang - Serge Gainsbourg
16. Dusts of Gold (feat. Calibro 35 & Shawn Lee) - Adrian Younge
17. Rodeo - Ennio Morricone

02 December 2011

"All The Way" (B-Side) by Unknown Artist


Racy "vocals" over a über-cool library soundtrack. Early 70's on PH Sales Co., Inc. (label). Presented here is the entire b-side.

21 November 2011

"Voodou Juju Drug" by R. Pultek


This is Face 2 (or the B-side) of R. Pultek's "Voodou Juju Drug" 45 (Barclay, France, 1969). R. Pultek is one of the many pseudonyms for Montenegrin-French library composer Janko Nilovic.

04 November 2011

02 November 2011

November 2011 Mix

The mix for the month of November includes soundtracks and library cues by some Italian & French heavy-hitters (Morricone, Umiliani, Roger Roger, Torossi, et al). It also includes some "contemporary" (yet vintage sounding) tracks by The Kramford Look, The Karminsky Experience Inc., and The Simonsound.

Tracklist:
1. The Kramford Look - Ivory Road
2. David Axelrod - The Fly
3. Paul Lemel - Dramaturgy
4. The Karminsky Experience Inc - Suspense
5. Stefano Torossi (as Jay Richford & Gary Stevan) - Walking In The Dark
6. Pierre-Alain Dahan - Rythmiques No 3
7. Giovanni Tommaso - Metropolis
8. John Cameron & Alan Parker - Range Rover
9. Krzysztof Komeda - Cul-De-Sac
10. Luciano Michelini - Palude
11. Lello Gori - Il Commissario Di Ferro
12. Les Baxter - Devil Cult
13. Midas Touch - Modern Times
14. Piero Umiliani - Nuove Realtà
15. Roger Roger - Velvet Clouds
16. Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier - Anna (Générique)
17. The Simonsound - Bakers Dozen
18. Unknown Artist - Trap Door
19. Nino Rota - Rugiada Sui Ranocchi
20. Ennio Morricone - La Bambola

19 October 2011

Sounds Of RENDEZVOUS! Vol. 01



For the month of October, I am experimenting with a different music platform. This is NOT a mix, but merely a collection of eight tunes that I entitled, 'Sounds Of RENDEZVOUS! Vol. 01'. Let me know what you think. (BTW, 8tracks has a nifty app you can download for your iPhone!)

14 October 2011

'Bollywood Bloodbath' at Cinefamily tonight!

B-Music's upcoming BOLLYWOOD BLOODBATH compilation -- sneak preview! from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

Hindi-horror extravaganza tonight at Cinefamily in Los Angeles with DJs Mahssa, Arshia (Sublime Frequencies/Discostan) and Soul Markossa, all spinning Bollywood horror soundtracks and selections from Finders Keepers' new 'Bollywood Bloodbath' compilation. For more information, video snippets, and to get your tickets, visit the Cinefamily website here!

13 October 2011

'Tutti I Colori Del Fumo' - Finders Keepers Podcast (Autumn 2011)


Here is a mix I recorded exclusively for my friends at Finders Keepers. This mix consists mostly of French and Italian library and soundtrack recordings. It also includes dialogue from 'La Bestia Nello Spazio' (dir. Alfonso Brescia, Italy 1980) and 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' (dir. Luis Buñuel, France 1972). The artwork and title are by Andy Votel. I'd like to send a big THANK YOU to Doug Shipton, Andy Votel, the B-Music family, and all at Finders Keepers. You guys are awesome!

'Bollywood Bloodbath' Now On Sale on the Finders Keepers Website!

The moment we've all been waiting for, AND just in time for Halloween!! Get it here!

(from Finders Keepers website)
"Pre-Vamped vintage Hindi horror from the Desi-Dracula Music Cabinet. One of Finders Keepers' most exquisite, exhumed, ectoplasmic, and existentially essential collections yet. Featuring Bappi Lahiri, R.D Burman, Sonik Omi, Sapan Jogmohan and Laxmikant Pyarelal."

09 October 2011

Jean Rollin Versus The Kramford Look


Exerpt from the film 'Lips of Blood' ('Levres De Sang') by Jean Rollin, with music by The Kramford Look ('Magic Plastic Home').

07 October 2011

The Kramford Look - 1970


New album by an amazing London-based duo known as The Kramford Look. I first found out about these cats through Jonny Trunk's OST radio show, then I find out we have mutual friends! Very cool library sounding album with 'April Orchestra' (April Music Library) styled artwork. Buy it here!

30 September 2011

NEW Jean-Claude Vannier Now On Sale on Finders Keepers Website!

Great news everyone! If you follow this blog, then you are well aware of the magnificent work of Jean-Claude Vannier. The fine folks over at Finders Keepers Records have graciously released TWO of Msr. Vannier's work. One ('Electro Rapide') is a collection of unreleased material from his personal archives, and the other ('Roses Red Rouge') is a new studio album! Order direct from FK here!

25 September 2011

Currently on the Home Hi-Fi...

New 'Orgasmo Sonore - Volume 1' LP! Incredible reinterpretations of classic film cues by Morricone, Cipriani, Goblin, et al, by Frank Rideau's Orgasmo Sonore project. Pressed on limited colored vinyl. Visit the Orgasmo Sonore page on Facebook for ordering information, or drop me a line.

20 September 2011

Currently on the Home Hi-Fi...

Francois De Roubaix: Courts Metrages

Shipton at RENDEZVOUS!

Some random snapshots taken by a rather intoxicated photographer (??).


Featured on the forthcoming 'Bollywood Bloodbath' compilation on Finders Keepers Records!

05 September 2011

B-Music/Finders Keepers Night with Doug Shipton & DJ Mahssa!!

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th for the return of B-Music/Finders Keepers to RENDEZVOUS! This go 'round we are honored to host Doug Shipton & DJ Mahssa!! We can't wait to hear what unfashionable sounds this Dedicated Swallower of Fashion will be spinning. Also, look for giallo & sleazy freak films to compliment the tunes on the big screens!

PLUS late night eats from a delectable food truck!

Resident DJ's:
Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

26 August 2011

Broadcasting Live on 88.9FM KXLU This Saturday Night!

This Saturday night/Sunday morning from midnight to 2:00AM PST (07:00 - 09:00 GMT), I will be a guest on Mystic Pete's "In A Dream" radio show. We will be broadcasting in Los Angeles on 88.9FM and streaming worldwide at www.KXLU.com. Expect to hear 60's & 70's Euro soundtracks, library gems, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! I will also be paying special homage to one of my favorite labels, Finders Keepers!

24 August 2011

Join us on Wednesday, August 31st for a special edition of RENDEZVOUS! We will be spinning the test pressing of AM & Shawn Lee's new album, 'Celestial Electric' (out September 6th on ESL Music). Also, besides Mr. Lee himself, we will be joined by many surprise guest DJ's! You don't wanna miss this one!

PLUS late night eats from the Nacho Truck!

Resident DJ's:
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)


11 August 2011

HELP SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LABELS!

From Finders Keepers website:
"In response to the Finders Keepers/Twisted Nerve/Bird/Battered Ormnaments stock loss in the PIAS warehouse fires caused by rioting on August 8th a few of our close label mates have come together to compile some of their favourite moments from the Finders Keepers family discography. A series of 10 limited edition CD and MP3 compilations curated by the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruf Rhys including some exclusive and unreleased tracks are now ready to order directly from the website and like minded retailers in a bid to ease us back onto our feet releasing phantastic obscure and obselete music as soon as possible.

For the next five months we will present 10 limited edition albums (one every 2 weeks) kindly compiled by B-Music stalwarts and friends, including Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruff Rhys (amongst others) choosing their favourite songs from our expansive catalogue, as well as featuring exclusive songs, edits and remixes.

These compilations will be available in a number of ways...

* Each volume will be availabe for £5 through the Finders Keepers online shop (as well as all good record shops) OR
* Each volume will be availabe digitally for £4.45 from our download shop (as well as all good digital outlets) OR
* A volume of your choice will be added free to every order over £25 (depending on availability - one CD per order) OR
* You can subscribe to the whole series now for £40 (inc. UK p&p)

Volume one, compiled by Jarvis Cocker is available in our online shop and digital shop now!"

To order, visit here.

08 August 2011

August Mix 2011


My mix for the month of August was recorded live at RENDEZVOUS! on 3 August 2011. I don't have a tracklist for this one, but it opens up with Arif Sag and includes music by R.D. Burman, J. Chalard, Gainsbourg, G. Ferrio, and many more!

27 July 2011

B-Music's Booty Carrell - "Leckerli" Mix


B-Music Hamburg, represented by Sebastian Reier (alias Booty Carrell), recently recorded this mix for Finders Keepers and it is a real winner, I'm sure you'll agree. Stream and/or download and enjoy!

Sebastian is the host of "Groovie Shizzl", and broadcasts every other Tuesday at 23:00/11pm CET (2pm Pacific). For information, playlists, and to listen live visit ByteFM.

RENDEZVOUS! with special guest DJ SOULMARCOSA! (August 3rd)

Join us on Wednesday, August 3rd as RENDEZVOUS! welcomes Masala Beat Club's very own DJ SOULMARCOSA! As many of you may know, Masala Beat Club is a renowned bi-coastal Bollywood and bhangra party and we are super excited to welcome its founder for his RENDEZVOUS! debut. SOULMARCOSA tells us that for this night he will be selecting from his extensive collection of international 60s-70s cinematic gems & dancefloor destroyers (all original vinyl). We can't wait to hear this!! As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psych, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic freak films will also be screened! PLUS a food truck!!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

A Visit to the HERU AVENGER Archives

Here are some impromtu snapshots (taken with my phone) of Heru Avenger's (a.k.a. John Basil) record and VHS collection. I had a great time hanging with Sir Basil and hope to visit again real soon!
Front and back of the original Stone OST (BEAUTIFULLY reissued by Finders Keepers Records)

Gianni Safred's "Futuribile" on Folkways.

Library gems galore!

The trade/sale collection. I found a copy of Gong's "Flying Teapot" in here!

The VHS wall.

Research guides.

HERU flipping through some 45's.



BIG thanks to John Basil for allowing me to document and share a snippet of his collection!

13 July 2011

Heru Avenger Live DJ Set at RENDEZVOUS!


This is Heru Avenger's DJ Set recorded live onto cassette tape on 6 July 2011. This was Heru's RENDEZVOUS! debut and we will hopefully have him back. He had the most jaw-dropping collection of original library vinyl I have ever seen stuffed into a single record bag. Check the tracklist below!

1 THE ELECTRIC BANANA - ALEXANDER - EVEN MORE ELECTRIC BANANA - DE WOLFE - UK
2 BLUE PHANTOM - DIODO - DISTORTIONS - KALEIDOSCOPE - UK
3 THE UNDERGROUND SET - SHAKE 26 - S/T - MONDIAL/RADIO - ITALY
4 G. IACOUCCI - LE CAP - L'AVENTURE - ST. GERMAIN DES PRES - FRANCE
5 HARLEM POP TROTTERS - RAGE DE SKI - No 39 - MUSIQUE POUR L'IMAGE - FRANCE
6 JACKY GIORDANO - O'SEVEN - SCHIFTERS - FREESOUND - FRANCE
7 PIERO UMILIANI - DYNAMIQUE EN BEAT No 1 - PERCUSSIONS - ST. GERMAIN DES PRES - FRANCE
8 JOEL V.D.B. - VIDEO FUNK - VIDEO GAMES & DATA MOVEMENTS - COLOURSOUND - GERMANY
9 J. ASHER - ORIENTAL WORKLOAD - ACTION DISCO - STUDIO G - UK
10 KLAUS WEISS - SURVIVOR - TIME SIGNALS - SELECTED SOUND - GERMANY
11 SAMMY BURDSON - SPACE BEAUTY 1 - SPACE FICTION - SONOTON - GERMANY
12 SAM SKLAIR - COMPUTER PROGRAMMER - THE MICROCHIP REVOLUTION - SONOTON - GERMANY
13 EDDIE WARNER - PATHETIC MOTION - 100% ELECTRONIC - IM - FRANCE
14 SAMMY BURDSON - SPACE NOCTURNO 2 - CONTEMPORARY SOUNDS & MOVEMENTS VOL. 1 - SONOTON - GERMANY
15 KLAUS WEISS - GET UP - No 11 - GOLDEN RING - GERMANY
16 TONY CAMPO - FREAKOUT - MODERN RHYTHMS WITH SYNTHESIZERS - AMPHONIC - UK
17 ANDRE CECCARELLI - GANG PROCESS - RHYTHMES - DE WOLFE - UK
18 LITTLE SUNFLOWER - HANG UP YOUR HANG UPS - HANG IT UP - EBONITE - UK

AM Sounds Live DJ Set at RENDEZVOUS!


July 6, 2011 AM Sounds @ Rendezvous

1. Electronic Brain - Gianni Safred - Futurible: The Life To Come
2. Double Polygone - Sauveur Mallia - Spatial [Disc 2]
3. Amarsi - Lucio Battisti - Album Unknown
4. Nevada Drive - Various Artists - Studio G - More Titles - 40 Themes of 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 sec Vol. 4
5. Untitled - AM - Untitled Album
6. Flower Garden - Various Artists - Studio G - More Titles - 40 Themes of 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 sec Vol. 4
7. Louna - AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Electric Outtakes
8. Asincronia - Various Artists - Flipper Psychout
9. Jackie Blue (INSTR ) - AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Electric
10. Rock Me - The Electronic Concept Orchestra - Moog Groove
11. Shake No 5B - Romano Rizatti Va - Kaleidoscopica - Obsessive Psychedelic

AM DJ's at Rendezvous the first Wednesday of every month in Los Angeles. Next Rendezvous will be August 3, 2011

Rendezvous
Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Free admission
9pm-2am

09 July 2011

July Mix 2011


The mix for the month of July is a bit different in that it was recorded pause-button style onto tape. It consists of Turkish and disco edits, OST's, and library. Features music by Arpadys, Gianni Safred, Jacky Chalard, Roger Roger, and tops off with a couple gems by maestros Umiliani and Morricone!

Tracklist:

1. Unknown Artist - German Engineering (Dom Thomas Edit) - Synthetic Soul & Other Junk - Brutal Music
2. Erkin Koray – Cemalim (Baris K Edit) – Istanbul 70
3. The Jets – Rusty Corinthian Pillar
4. Midas Touch – Modern Times – Bosworth Library
5. Gianni Safred – Disco Satellite – Futuribile
6. Arpadys – Funky Bass – Arpadys LP
7. Piero Umiliani – Hard Times – Il Corpo OST
8. Space Pilots – Onyx – Space Music By: Space Pilots – Vogue
9. R.J. Manning & B. Reitzel – Ian’s Orbit – Logan’s Sanctuary OST
10. Ennio Morricone – La Bambola – Veruschka OST
11. Jacky Chalard – Made In America – Superman Supercool – Cache Cache
12. Roger Roger – Roger Rhythm No. 1 (Edit) – Bruton Library

27 June 2011

RENDEZVOUS! Welcomes Ubiquity Records! (July 6th)


Join us on Wednesday, July 6th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. This month we are excited to welcome Ubiquity Records' HERU AVENGER & HENRY CLEARSTAR! This promises to be another evening of fine musical selections and we cannot wait to see (and hear) what the Ubiquity boys have in store for the evening. As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psych, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will also be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

About HERU AVENGER:
HERU AVENGER was a space rock project lead by John Basil from Orange County/California. In his youth he loved Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa and 'Miles Davis showed me the way as far as attitude and exploring with a menacing quality'. Other factors that shaped Basil's aesthetics include such an avant-garde composer like Karlheinz Stockhausen.

His first album under the moniker HERU AVENGER was released in 1998. 'Aeon' contains four long jams beyond the ten minute mark where Basil plays guitar, bass, synthesizer and Craig Teigen collaborates on drums. In 1999 'Magique Mistress' followed, this time recorded with a proper four-piece band including saxophone. Afterwards Basil went on producing music but concentrated on other projects with differing styles.

HERU AVENGER means jamming space rock with an avant attitude and jazz ambience comprising a funky note, fusion, krautrock and Berlin School electronics, comparable to Alien Planetscapes in some way.

23 June 2011

Andy Votel DJ Set at RENDEZVOUS!


Here is a 40 minute DJ set by Andy Votel recorded live at RENDEZVOUS! (Los Angeles) on 3 June 2011. No tracklist, but features a moogy version of "Apache", 80's synth, and a typewriter!

12 June 2011

June Mix 2011


The mix for the month of June includes Italian, French, (and Czech?!) OST's and library, as well as contemporary works outta Manchester, UK! Features music by Umiliani, Cipriani, Morricone, Anworth Kirk, Demdike Stare, and many more!

Tracklist:

1. Explosion N° 1 - Piero Umiliani - Effets Spéciaux – St. Germain Des Pres
2. L'umo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio (l'amore) - P. De Luca E I Mark 4
3. Rio Indio - Basilvian
4. Flameout - 101 Strings - Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000
5. In Search Of The Key - Roy Budd - Fear Is The Key OST
6. La Polizia Ha Le Mani Legate (Suite) - Stelvio Cipriani - La Polizia Ha Le Mani Legate OST
7. Ophis Le Serpentaire - Vincent Gémignani - Modern Pop Percussion
8. La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte (Valentina) - Gianni Ferrio - La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte OST
9. Studio 96 - Richard Demaria - A Ecouter
10. Zapata - Luis Conti
11. Quasar - Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - The Feed-Back
12. Beryl's Tune - Augusto Martelli - Il Dio Serpente OST - Cinevox
13. Shut Up - Eddie Warner
14. Crepuscolo Sul Mare - Piero Umiliani - La Legge Dei Gangsters OST
15. Gin - Bruno Nicolai
16. Schizzo - Coscia
17. Il Teatrino Della Suore - Nino Rota - Giulietta Degli Spiriti OST - CAM
18. Ascension To Fireworks - Zdenek Liska - Malá Morská Víla - Finders Keepers
19. Witches Firewall - Zdenek Liska - Malá Morská Víla – Finders Keepers
20. Suite Three (Special Delivery) - Stanley Myers - Sitting Target OST - Finders Keepers
21. All Hallows Eve (feat. Danny Norbury) - Demdike Stare – Symbiosis – Modern Love
22. Hexploitation - Anworth Kirk - Avonwaith - Pre-Cert
23. Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange (3) - Ennio Morricone - Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? OST - RCA
24. Citta Violenta - Ennio Moricone - Citta Violenta OST - RCA

11 June 2011

Andy Votel footage from June RENDEZVOUS!


This is a short, poorly edited (by Alfonso) collage of Andy Votel DJing at RENDEZVOUS! This was filmed by Jimmy at Verdugo Bar, Los Angeles on 3 June 2011.

05 June 2011

18 May 2011

Tandy Love at the next RENDEZVOUS!


Join us on June 3rd for a special Friday edition of RENDEZVOUS! This month we are honored to welcome the one and only TANDY LOVE (Finders Keepers Records, UK)! Monsieur Love will be playing Ital-Gallic soundtracks and selections from forthcoming Finders Keepers releases. This will be a great opportunity to see Tandy in a small bar setting and perhaps even have a pint with him (if you’re buying :)). As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with their obnoxious collection of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will also be screened!
Oh yeah, and a food truck too!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, amsounds.com, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)

12 May 2011

A Journey Into The Unconscious World of September 70


Sound library galore from good ol' Paul over at September 70 Sounds. A real good guy with incredibly deep crates! Just peep that tracklist!

1. Bernard Estardy – Super Angoisse
2. Les Maledictus Sound - Heathcliffe Y Cry Your Name
3. Delia Derbyshire - Delia's Psychedelian Waltz De La Russe
4. Caravelli - L'étrange Dr. Personne
5. Stefano Torossi - Fearing Much
6. Paul Piot - Vertueuse Rêveuse
7. The Seeds – Six Dreams (Intro)
8. I Marc 4 – Hyde Park
9. Piero Umiliani - Etat Hypnotique
10. Sandro Brugnolini - Adrie's Dream
11. Raskovich - Symphonie Irréelle
12. The Millennium – Karmic Dream Sequence
13. Roger Webb – Moonbird
14. Dorothy Ashby – Windmills of Your Mind
15. The Chocolate Watchband – Expo 2000
16. Barry Forgie – Mindbender
17. Vaclav Nelhybel - Cosmic Awakening

03 May 2011

May Mix 2011


The mix for the month of May includes lots of funky (and moody) library and soundtrack goodness. Features music by Kirchin, Micalizzi, Anworth Kirk, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and many more!

Tracklist:
1. Prelude And Dawn - Basil Kirchin - Abstractions of the Industrial North
2. Tropical - Nino Nardini
3. Afro Waltz - John Cameron & Alan Parker - Afro Rock - KPM 1130
4. La Gabbia (Sequenza) - Gianni Ferrio - Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) OST - Easy Tempo
5. Hold Up - Franco Micalizzi - Hold Up OST - Carosello
6. La Girafe En Ballon - Jean-Claude Vannier - Le Manège Aux Images
7. Miste Me? - Tandy Love - Turk Jerk - Fat City
8. Theme From The Persuaders - John Barry – Self-titled 7-inch - CBS
9. Dynamique en Tension N° 1 - Piero Umiliani - Effets Spéciaux - St. Germain Des Pres
10. Bedtime Bongos - Unknown Artist - Deep Note, Music of 1970's Adult Cinema
11. L'umo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio (l'amore) - P. De Luca E I Mark 4 - OST - GDM
12. Crime Sound # 7 - The Crime Sound Orchestra – DM Music Library
13. Lamento - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra - Changing Colours - MPS
14. Voodoo Dreams - Les Baxter - Jungle Jazz - Capitol
15. Spirit Of Summer - Eumir Deodato – Prelude - CTI
16. Anna (Générique) - Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier - Anna OST - Philips
17. Suspense No. 1 - P. A. Dahan And M. Camison - Rythmiques - Tele Music
18. Fakelore - Anworth Kirk - Anworth Kirk - Pre-Cert
19. Suspense - The Karminsky Experience Inc - The Hip Sheik EP- Patterns of Behaviour
20. Vespucci - BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Fourth Dimension - BBC

25 April 2011

RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, May 4th)


Join us this Wednesday, May 4th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. For this next session we are excited to welcome back our very dear friend Wiseacre! It is always a treat to hear this fine man's musical selections and we cannot wait to see (and hear) what he has in store for the evening. It should also be noted that it his birthday as well! And if THAT were not enough, RENDEZVOUS! is pleased to announce our newest resident AM!! We will be playing an extensive gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, amsounds.com, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)

23 April 2011

Anworth Kirk 1


Found out about this track through my friend Paul over at September 70 Sounds (check his link under my "Recommended Sites" section). Fantastic work indeed. Press play, sit back, and enjoy!

13 April 2011

April 2011 Mix


This mix was recorded live at Create:Fixate on 9 April 2011. It was edited down to 50 minutes from two 60 minute cassette tapes.

Tracklist:

1. Gentle Onto God - Anagram Jam - Eileen Jawsin - Fat City
2. Wife Swapper - Scrapbook – Jonny Trunk – Trunk Records
3. Hungarian Jungle Music – Not With My Wife You Don’t OST – Johnny Williams
4. Gang Train – Bernard Estardy
5. Time Piece 1 – Dark Is The Sun Ltd. 10-inch – Greg Foat Group - Jazzman
6. Dialogue from “Get Carter” – Michael Caine
7. Get Carter (Main Theme) – Get Carter OST – Roy Budd
8. La Danse des Grandes Singes Nus – Les Dum’s – L’Enfance De Tarzan OST – Pathé
9. Space Patrol – Raumpatrouille OST – Peter Thomas Orchestra – Fontana
10. The Millionairess – Friendly Faces (KPM 1123) – Alan Hawshaw – KPM
11. Wind - Scandalo Al Sole (A Summer Place) 7-inch – Red Redford Sound System – EMI
12. A Demain Peut-Etre – C’est Merveilleux… - Miss Ebisu – Luxophonic
13. Into the Blue – Snapshot – Karminsky Experience Inc – Patterns of Behaviour
14. Gloaming – Bite Harder - Ludovic Decosne & Pierre Daubresse – De Wolfe
15. Ribollente – Kaleidoscopica – Sergio Montori & Giampaolo Chiti – Plastic
16. Solar Flares – Solar Flares – Sven Libaek – Peer International Library
17. Walk On The Water – Cul-De-Sac OST – Krzysztof Komeda – Harkit
18. Bad Love – It’s Just Begun 7-inch – The Simonsound – Project Blue Book

02 April 2011

RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, April 6th)


Join us this Wednesday, April 6th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. For those of you in the know, surprise guests AM & Shawn Lee graced the decks of RENDEZVOUS! last month and bestowed upon us a killer selection of OST's, library, Bollywood, and unreleased original tracks. For this next session we are excited to welcome back AM! Having just returned from SXSW, we cannot wait to hear his musical selections for this next go around. We will also be playing our usual gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. And if that were not enough, two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

About AM:
With the release of Future Sons & Daughters French electronic pop duo AIR, French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and legendary Brazilian icon Caetano Veloso all handpicked AM to support them on various U.S. and International tours in 2010. The album, which was produced by Charles Newman (whose long relationship with the Magnetic Fields produced Realism and 69 Love Songs), brought AM considerable acclaim with what Q Magazine described as “a rare talent, juggling everything from steamy tropicalia, to acoustic ballads, to shimmering ’70?s pop” and Spin described as “distinctive melodic swagger.” Future Sons & Daughters was also named one of Rough Trade’s “Top 100 Best Albums of 2010″.


Already hard at work on a follow up to Future Sons & Daughters AM has partnered with London based groove master Shawn Lee on a new full length album to be released in May 2011 with plans for a limited edition hand numbered 12-inch single to be released in April. The as-yet-unnamed album, and the first-ever collaboration between AM and Lee, promises to push the boundaries of soul, pop, electronica and Latin grooves.
(from amsounds.com)

10 March 2011

DJAlfonso.com - March 2011 Mix


Here is the tracklist for this month's mix. As always, this set was recorded live with no computer editing whatsoever.

1. Hum Hum – Doubts and Convictions – Troublemakers – Guidance
2. Besame Mas – The Exotic Sounds of Love – 101 Strings – A/S Records
3. Venice and Love – The Anonymous Venetian OST – Stelvio Cipriani – UA
4. Amofen – Overground – Sandro Brugnolini – Cinedelic/S.E.M.
5. Pussy Cola – Deep Throat OST – Unknown Artist – D.T. Music Productions
6. Le Grand Marc – Apres Ski OST – Illustration – Les Disques Pluton
7. Tears In Brazil – Camille 2000 OST – Piero Piccioni – Easy Tempo
8. Centrales Thermiques – Courts Metrages – Francois De Roubaix – Weme Records
9. Corallo Nero – Pericolo Negli Abissi OST – Stefano Liberati – CAM Italy
10. Psychovision – An Italian Story – Daniele Luppi – Rhino
11. Karma Sitar – The Exotic Sounds of Love – 101 Strings – A/S Records
12. Capricorno – Amadeo Tomassi
13. Incidental Blackcloth No. 3 – KPM 1035: Underscore – Keith Mansfield – KPM
14. Vespucci – Fourth Dimension – BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC
15. Sex Radio Suite – Sex Shop OST – Serge Gainsbourg – Fontana
16. Nadine – Il Serpente OST – Ennio Morricone – General Music
17. Xylo Spleen – Nuggets: Luke Vibert’s Selection – Eddie Warner – Lo Recordings
18. Bass In Love – Guy Pedersen – Tele Music
19. Suite One – Sitting Target OST – Stanley Myers – Finders Keepers
20. O’Venezia Venaga Venusia – Casanova OST – Nino Rota – CAM Italy

06 March 2011

At the last RENDEZVOUS!...


Standing (L-R): Jimmy, Adrian Younge, Michael Patrick Wait, Alfonso
Seated (L-R): Shawn Lee, AM

23 February 2011

Next RENDEZVOUS! (March 2nd) is Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Night!


Join us this Wednesday, March 2nd as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its monthly session at Verdugo Bar! This next session is a special one because it happens to land on the precise 20th anniversary of Serge Gainsbourg's death (March 2, 1991). As a tribute to this fine legend, will be screening three of his classic films, and of course be playing lots of his music - both well known stuff as well as rare gems. We will also be playing our usual gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! And if that were not enough, a food truck will be serving delicious eats on the patio!

09 February 2011

DJAlfonso.com - February 2011 Mix


I am pleased to present for your listening pleasure, the February mix for DJAlfonso.com! This one features music by Garvarentz, Schifrin, Nardini, Morricone, and many more. This mix was recorded live, with absolutely no computer editing whatsoever. Enjoy!

Tracklist:
1. Merl Saunders – Interview from Music Makers: Keyboard – Chevron Research
2. Unknown Brazilian track – white label
3. Tereza Guerreira – Antonio Carlos E Jocafi – RCA, Brazil
4. Sixieme Continent – Aux Frontieres du Possible OST – Jack Arel – Riviera
5. Wedding Party – Maledictus Sound – Fidsound, France
6. Reverberasia – Skins! 7-inch – Les Baxter – Capitol
7. Valley of the Gods – Chariots of the Gods? – Peter Thomas Orchestra – Polydor
8. Haschisch Party – Un Beau Monstre OST – Georges Garvarentz – Pathe Marconi
9. Rock Out – Message to Our Folks – Art Ensemble of Chicago – Actuel /BYG
10. Bamboo Bird Cage – Enter the Dragon OST – Lalo Schifrin – Warner Bros.
11. Traning Pulse – Roland Kovac
12. Malika’s Moon – Funkophonic – Sweet Melodie – Groove Vibrations
13. Fuoco Fatuo – Jet Sounds – Nicola Conte – Schema, Italy
14. Voodoo – Voodoo Session 7-inch – Tubby Hayes – Trunk Records
15. Malaysia – Jungle Obsession – Nino Nardini – Neuilly, France
16. Seguita – Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura OST – Ennio Morricone – Dagored
17. Arabesque – Arabesque OST 7-inch – Henry Mancini – RCA Victor
18. Le Clan des Siciliens – Ennio Morricone and Giovanni Fusco Best Album – King
19. Modular Mix – Premiers Symptomes – Air – Source
20. Weak Without Wine – Away With Melancholy – Natural Yogurt Band – Jazzman/Now-Again

06 February 2011

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Pour Oublier Le Passé, Le Futur (DJ Alfonso Re-Edit)


Ultra rare French 7", and a cult item! Superb sensual groove by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin on "Pour Oublier Le Passé, Le Futur". Recorded in 1970 as a jingle for a radio show, but only released in 1983 to commemorate the work of José Artur, a famous French radio programmer. I found a 39 second snippet* online and turned it into a complete re-edit! (*Please note: due to this being the only sample I could find, the audio quality is not the best)

20 January 2011

Meet us at the next RENDEZVOUS! (2/2/2011)


Join us on Wednesday, February 2nd as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its monthly session at Verdugo Bar! Resident DJ's Alfonso, Adrian Younge, Jimmy, & Phers-1 will be lugging in their crates of vinyl to take you on a virtual trip around the world! Expect to hear 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! 60's & 70's Italian cop films, French spy capers, & other sleazy b-movie classics will also be screening on the big screens. PLUS, a food truck will be parked on the premises!

18 January 2011

DJAlfonso.com - January 2011 Mix


This is my latest mix. Recorded live, with absolutely no editing, this hour long collection of soundtrack, library, and contemporary music features a racy number by Michel Legrand, rare Morricone and Umiliani, classic Libaek, early Thievery Corporation and Karminsky Experience, and an exclusive (unreleased?) acetate of an early 60's French or Italian soundtrack!