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Cool Cat (V4YS Tropical Edit)
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"Cool Cat", released in 1982 as part of Queen's 10th album, "Hot Space" is a groovy slo-mo gem, quite unusual in the band rock/pop discography. David Bowie, who had recorded the hit "Under Pressure" with the band for this same album, was also supposed to appear on this song, as a backing singer. But he was not happy with his vocals, and asked the band not to use his recordings at the last minute. Here is my Dj-friendly "dreamy tropical" edit of it. P.S.: A special thought to my friend DJ Supermarkt (https://soundcloud.com/djsupermarkt) from Berlin, who brought this timeless track back to my attention last month through one of his great mixtapes :) Download for free on The Artist Union

Groove
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Donald Byrd - Loving You (V4YS Is All I Do Edit)
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From his splendid jazz albums in the sixties on Blue Note, to his countless groove and funk gems with the Blackbyrds in the 70s/80s, Donald Byrd is one of the most creative musician of his generation, and certainly one of the most remarkable trumpet player ever. Released in 1978, the LP "Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)" is probably not the best recording of his disco/funk period, but is nevertheless home of "Loving You", a beautiful track spelling g r o o v e. Here is my Dj-friendly, spiced-up version of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Groove
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V4YS - Summer Chill Tape
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From the hammock to the dancefloor, a summer warm-up tape travelling between styles, times and places. Download for free on The Artist Union

V4YS
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V4YS - In Good Faith (Partyfine RECOVER vol1)
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RECOVER is the first chapter of a re-edits compilation series collection cooked by the Partyfine family. It is available on free dwnld on bandcamp. 16 exclusive tracks, a big line-up and a wide diversity of genres from ethno-electro (Polo corp, Youkounkoun, Rubin Steiner), Brasilian songs (Fatnotronic and Jean Tonique), cinematic & pop songs (Plaisir de France, Polo & Pan, V4YS), disco/funk classics (Yuksek, Claap & Santana, House Husband, Jean Tonique), French classic (Getaroom) or 90’s (Mo laudi). You may know some of the songs, some not, Shazam will not gonna be of any help for most of them! Here is my contribution to the project, revisiting an early 70's soulful folk track with a laid-back summer feel to it.

partyfine
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Higelin X Fontaine - La Grippe (V4YS Sambossa Rework)
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Written by Jacques Higelin & Brigitte Fontaine, "La Grippe" was recorded in 1965. It was produced by legendary 40's/50's/60's talent scout Jacques Canetti, as part of a longer collection of songs, "12 chansons d'avant le déluge", which I highly recommend. Founder of "Les 3 Baudets" club in Paris in the late 40s, Canetti auditionned Jacques Higelin for the first time in 1955. Only 15-year-old at the time, young Higelin impressed him, but was too young for Canetti to promote...yet. Canetti told Higelin' parents that day that Jacques will probably hear from him again...when he turns 25. And kept his word, by producing this first record in Higelin long career! To me, this wonderful little song sounds like an early echo of the bossa/jazz wave that hit in France in the late 60's/early 70's. Higelin actually subsequently worked a lot with the Saravah Records label, created by the man who introduced Brazilian sounds in France, Pierre Barough. Here is my samba/bossa Dj-friendly revisit of this song, as a humble tribute to Higelin's talent and legacy. Download for free on The Artist Union

French Bossa
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Gil&Jorge - FilhosDoMahatma (V4YS Adoxé Edit)
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Released in 1975 as part of JorgeBen & GilbertoGil duo album "Jorge & Gil", this song evokes the legendary Carnaval bloco from Salvador de Bahia, the "Filhos De Gandhy", whose history is a great snapshot of Brazil social and cultural roots. In 1951, following authoritarian Brazilian authorities challenge of some important social welfare benefiting Bahia's port workers, a group of the city's dockers led the opposition, chosing Mahatma Gandhi's famous non-violent approach. Unfolding during carnival time, their demonstrations were met with a large popular success, so much that they decided to cement their group through a cultural and spiritual association: a carnival bloco. The "Filhos De Gandhy" (with an "y", I don't know why), were born. Today it's one of the oldest and largest blocos in the country with more than 10 000 members. Their white outfit and turban is easily recognizable, and the legend says it gives men wearing it a certain sex-appeal with women :) Bahia's strong African legacy is also very much present in the Filhos's songs and chants, often written in Nigerian Yoruba language, while also influenced by African animist religion Candoblé (also know as Afoxé). Born in Salvador and occasionally partying with the group, Gilberto Gil wrote this 13 minutes-long song, probably as a direct tribute to the Filhos. Here is my drummed-up (and shortened) Dj-friendly edit of it. P.S.: the photo artwork dates back from 1946/48. It was taken in Bahia by late French photographer and enthnologist Pierre Verger, who dedicated his life studying the links between West Africa and Brasil, notably the Candomblé religion. His work as a photographer is simply stunning, I urge you to google it if you enjoy photo as an art, and Brasil & its people in particular. Download for free on The Artist Union

Brasil
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The Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over (V4YS Rework)
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A relatively unknown Californian Soul & Gospel band, The Supreme Jubilees released only one LP, in 1979, which was recently re-issued and is a highly recommended gem. Keyboardist Leonard Sanders wrote the wonderful song, "It'll all be over", and I was not surprised when I read he was a big fan of Donny Hathaway, as this soulful groove clearly evokes Donny's sound. Here is my slo-mo rework of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Groove
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Dorothy Morrison - Rain (V4YS The Deuce Edit)
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Let's start the year by revisiting a 70's disco/gospel anthem, released in 1972 by Dorothy Morrison. Featuring in the legendary David Mancuso "The Loft" compilation series, this track actually came to my attention while watching HBO TV show "The Deuce", the latest gem from my favorite screenplay writer, David Simon (The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero...), who co-authored it with George Pelecanos. A deep dive into the seedy side of Nyc's Times Square area in the 70's, the show gathers a fascinating collection of characters, supported (as usual with David Simon's productions) by a splendid soundtrack. A highly recommended watch if you haven't already! Here's my "housy" take of the song. Download for free on The Artist Union

Disco
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Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (V4YS Like It All Rework)
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Revisiting a classic song from my cherished Canadian indie tribe, Broken Social Scene. "Lover's Spit" first appeared in 2003 as part of their second album "You Forgot I In People", before reaching new heights in 2004, with a new version featuring Leslie Feist on vocals. This second take was released on their album "Bee Hives", which is probably my favorite record from the band, an absolute masterpiece highly recommended if you're not familiar with them. As an aside, if you're also into quality independent movies, lots of songs of Bee Hives, including Lover's Spit, feature on the soundtrack of 2006 Ryan Fleck movie "Half Nelson", starring an unknown young US actor at the time, named Ryan Gosling. A beautiful melancholic friendship story between a disillusioned History high-school teacher and one of his student. Here is my slo-mo, DJ-friendly rework of the Bee Hives version of the song. Download for free on The Artist Union

Indie
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Liquid Gold - Could Be Tonight (V4YS Play With Matches Edit) (mstr version)
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Released in 1982 by UK band Liquid Gold, "Could Be Tonight" is one of these forgotten disco tunes that make life more funky. Here is my regrooved version of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Disco
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V4YS - (nu)Disco Made Me Do It
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Oldies, newbies, edits...let's dance. Download for free on The Artist Union

Disco
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Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love (V4YS Can't Escape Edit)
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No need to describe this classic 1985 mellow song from Bryan Ferry. There are a few cool edits of it out there, but I wanted something a bit more slo-mo/balearic-like, so here is my take of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Slo-mo
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Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better (V4YS Rework)
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One of my favorite Indie/Folk artist, Sufjan Stevens combines musical composing genius, sounds design creativity, to lyrics writing talent. Evoking the passing away of his mum and the associated grief, his 2015 album "Carrie & Lowell" is nothing short of a masterpiece. If the record is a true "concept album" per se, resonating even louder when listened to in its entirety, I've always been particularly moved by the track "Should Have Known Better", especially its end, where the combination of a beautiful melody, with some hopeful and soothing words edges to a moment of grace. Here is a little tribute to it, with a kind of slo-mo/balearish-like twist. Download for free on The Artist Union

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94 East Feat. Prince - If You See Me (V4YS Rework)
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A Minneapolis-based band formed in 1975 by Pepé Willie, 94 East band lasted only 4 years, until 1979. Enough to welcome in the meantime a 16-year-old local kid for funky electric guitar duties. Here is my revisit of "If You See Me", a groove pearl where (very young) Prince's guitar style sounds already so funky. Download for free on The Artist Union

Groove
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The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking (V4YS On Your Dub Rework)(new mstr version 2018)
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A classic song from the legendary 1971 album Sticky Fingers, "Cant You Hear Me Knocking" embeds a classic Stones rock cut and a phenomenal Santana-like groovy instrumental jam. Mick Taylor later explained that this second part was not planned at all. Thinking the recording session was over, he started improvising and the band followed on. The sax and congas bringing this latin/groove feel to the jam. Here is my slo-mo rework of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Groove
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Sonya Spence - Let Love Flow On (V4YS Rework)(new mstr version 2018)
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A classic rare groove cut from Jamaican singer Sonya Spence, "Let Love Flow On" was released in 1981 as part of her LP "Sonya Spence Sings Love". Here is my nudisco-kind-of revisit of it.

Disco
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V4YS - A Latin Tale
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A sunny Latam-flavored mixtape, with a strong Brazilian accent and a few Latin Jazz moments. Lots of classics, lots of edits, lots of joy. Download for free on The Artist Union

Latin
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Jorge Ben - Rio Babilônia (V4YS Flamengo Edit)
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Released in 1983 as part of the "Dádiva" album, "Rio Babilônia" is not as famous as the "Taj Mahal / Filho Maravilha / Pais Tropical" song, which was the highlight of this LP. It is nevertheless a joyful love message written byJorge Ben to his incredible hometown. Here is my drummed up edit of it. Download for free on The Artist Union

Brazil
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