Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tsukasa Ito - Soundfiction

Here’s a your chance to sit back and contemplate over these wonderful tunes Tsukasa Ito offers us in his latest mix for the growing bin.

I have the fondest memories of listening to Tsukasa play at Shelter in 2012. Having not slept for three days in a row before this evening due to an insane jetlag made me embrace his warm and subtle soundscapes even more. If you followed his excellent collection of mixes over the years (great examples here, here, here & here) you know what I mean. If you’re in Tokyo don’t miss one of the monthly nights Tsuakasa is celebrating with Chee and Ginji out in 〒192-0071 Hachiōji-shi at SHELTER

Thank so much Tsukasa. Now here’s Soundfiction

Friday, September 9, 2016

Soweto Soul Music

I've been getting some requests for pics and clips lately so I decided to post this one here. Nzimande Soweto Soul Music by The Inne Lawes. Recorded and released 1969 in South Africa by CBS. Since the day I found this copy about 12 years ago I have never seen one again. Not in real life and no google alert... hen's teeth!
I must admit that I have never heard anything like this south african version of instrumental soul before and after. Influences of Booker T, Mar Kays and Meters are evident, but they're managing to make it pretty unique... and that guy on the organ really gives it a psychedelic touch in most of the tunes!

check it out here and don't dare to nag about the low bitrate. 
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...

Cheers, Basso

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Booty Carrell - Psycholambada

it's been a while...
but now Booty is here to save us with a bag of psychoactive bangers from Romania! Expect excting Protomanele oddities next to turkish folk tales and a chinese love song - gently served by this connaisseur extraordinaire and Hamburg's most amiable DJ. If you missed the "B-Music" boy's previous mixes for Finders Keepers, The Attic or Pingipung, listen to these later. First grab your skirt and dance the lambada with us. And make sure to book your flight to Hamburg for this saturday to dance the Psycholambada!!
cheers, Basso

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Instant Peterson & Andras - Diggers Rest

Two hard working men, fingertips black - exhausted from digging the deepest crates - take some time out in the middle of nowhere - somewhere down under. here's their soundtrack to chilling hard! Hugest thanks for sharing to Andy and Lew!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


woohoo - the new growing bin release is out these days. It's Moon B's Lifeworld previously released on tape by the ace Vancouver based label 1080p. On side B of the vinyl we have a proper bonus jam.
Copies are available here
Cheers, Basso

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gaveled - The Deposition Mix

Voltaire Records own Hotthobo blesses us with Gaveled: The Deposition Mix, a funky and fresh mix celebrating their newest release. The Deposition Tape by Jomeo Pugz, can be obtained at Limited to 100 copies so be quick...

Jomeo Pugz - Attorney Alley
Zanzibar Channel - Ass
Phase II - Follow Me
Jomeo Pugz - Deposition Theme
Prince - Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Doug Anthony - Love Maker
Elegant Borzoi - Phextaue
Jomeo Pugz - Adjorned
Andras Fox - Rhythm Ace
Moon B - Moments in Slank*
Sasac - Tennis Courts
Timothy J. Fairplay - Rooftop Meeting
A.R.T. Wilson - Rebecca's Theme (Water)*
Suzanne Cianni - Malibuzos
Jex Opolis - Birds and Morning Rain
Jomeo Pugz - Think Fast
Rah Band - Beyond

PS. including 2 growing bin cuts*.
One of them will be out end of June / early August


I totally forgot to post the news about this record when it finally came out in may.
"Don‘t you agree that music is best when it‘s not easy to describe it.
Just like the music of Wolfgang Barthel, Matthias Böhm and Reinhold Bauer.
Their amalgamation of oriental folk, percussive rock and meditative blues will let you drift away, dream, dance... into the storm.
Timeless Horizons is a compilation of songs originally released by Wolfgang Barthel on three private press LPs: Auf Der Suche (1984), Zeitlos (1986) and
New Horizons (1988). Original copies are almost impossible to find these days,
so welcome the Timeless Horizons..."

Cheers, Basso 

Party with Charly

Party with Charly Kingson! Coming from his privately released debut album...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Alex - There, You Can Have My Youth

A fantastic new guest mix, yes. Sorry for the wait, folks!
Here's a festive trip from Basel's very own Alex aka Plattenalexander. A great mix of pensive pop, deep contemporary jazz, dubby wave and all that.  And a lot of never heard before jams. Thanks a lot for your youth Alex!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dubby - Night Mirage

I'm very happy to announce a new guest mix at the bin. A mix made by my friend Dubby from Tokyo, Japan. Dubby is a longtime collector and DJ. Last year he started the ONDAS online shop for undiscovered japanese treasures. Not a completely new thing to master Dubby as he's been the buyer for the legendary Cisco Records for 10 years.
Back to the music. Night Mirage is night music as one would guess. Relaxing yet paralizing. A night drive into the unknown dark. Experimental beauty. Enjoy your trip. THANKS DUBBY!

time to wash the car, dude!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bobby Beige - On Ibiza

Here's a mix by my friend Bobby Beige recorded whilst his first residency on Ibiza this autumn. He  usually plays lovely records all summer long in the wonderful Garden in Zadar, Croatia. Ibiza isn't bad either - especially La Escollera where the magic happened that you'e about to hear ;)
Bobby's in the music biz for a long time already. Being part of the Pork collective (he recorded as Bullitnuts, Opik and Momma Gravy) Bobby's playing chilled out music since the mid nineties. Apart from being a supernice guy Bobby got TASTE and knows his shit from Azymuth to Thrill Jockey. I had the pleasure to play some hours of back to back with him this summer and every tune that he dropped was brilliant! Just as this selection. Thanks a lot Bobby!!

Elephants stomping over cars filled with fish

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

in the garden

This summer I had the pleasure to play some records in the wonderful Garden at Zadar, Croatia. If you have the chance travel there - do so - you won't regret!!
Here's the recording of the first hour from saturday afternoon. Every time I listen to it I have the fondest memories of standing there in the shade, watching the ships float by, sipping on Aperol Spritz and playing some music for my lady reading a book, Bobby Beige taking a nap and the garden's guests chilling out.
I feel the urge have to mention that this mix starts with a recording by Luc Ferrari called Presque Rien No.1 (Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord De La Mer). The original recordings for this piece are said to be recorded at the croation coast not far away from Zadar so I took the opportunity to bring it back there. Kind of my way to say thank you, Monsieur Ferrari. At least I got rewarded by some strange looks of the garden's service team :) I hope you enjoy this releaxed hour ...

Hugest thanks to Bobby, Charlotte, Nick and the whole Garden Team for some amazing days in the sun!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

quietude finally

Endlich Ruhe translates Quietude Finally. And it works. Coming from his Ochsenzoll album featuring long time companion (1955 - )Wolfgang Schlüter.
Ochsenzoll is a northern township of Hamburg known for one of the hugest psychiatry hospitals in Germany. Thanks a lot for this peaceful composition Mr. Naura!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Dream Chimney - Gently Baked

Our gently baked new guest mix comes from the Dream Chimney aka Ryan Chimney known for making beautiful music as the Beat Broker. Coming from California - the mecca of new age - he blesses us with heavenly fumigated electronica!

I'd like to use this post to deeply THANK YOU Ryan for creating one of most wonderful places in the web. Like thousands of others I discovered tons of great tunes and musicians through the TOTD. On top of that I got to know some wonderful people there as well. Long live the Dream Chimney!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Luigi Malatesta - EMR-06

Luigi Malatesta - EMR-06

Hi there! I've been curious about this one for a while, mostly due to the tracknames of the a-side. Underwater-themed Italian librarymusic.. mmmmmm. I don't even know if it *is* librarymusic, as info on this release is scarce. Maybe someone can shed some light. This is not the best of rips, but I'm sure one will eventually surface that does this moody album justice. Enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


i can tell you it feels great to release one of the most wonderful albums I've ever heard!! we're talking about A.r.t. Wilson's Overworld here. A.r.t. aka Andras Fox originally recorded this for the contemporary dance work Overworld by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen and released this april on tape in limited quantities.
Now it's available in "classy white" and "pink lake" vinyl.
The presale just started, so if you want to make sure to get a copy order it here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Paradise Aiways

Summertime is near on this half on the globe, even if doesn't always feel like it, temerature-wise. I just finished a mix and I hope the sun will shine a little bit
more for the sake of these tunes. check them out here

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Boogie Galaxy

The new Galaxians 12" on Rotating Souls Records is out and it's a blast. Intergalactic Disco Boogie that's rocks the milky way!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nado 008 - From Aficinados For Aficionados

YES! there's a new Aficionado release and it holds two awesome Balearic Disco jams by Tokyo based master Max Essa as well as two edits by yours truly!

Max Essa - Peninsular
Édition Bassó - Waking Up Late

Monday, April 28, 2014

Prins Emanuel - Leisure and Business

We have a lovely new guest mix!
It's a synthastic trip around the musical globe recorded by Malmö bound producer and DJ Prins Emanuel. He's one of the label heads of Fasaan and Chalice, the later one with an awesome recent release with tracks by Sasac, Golden Ivy and one of Prins Emanuel's monikers Witch Doctor. Check out also the Midnight Cruise EP - recorded together with Golden Ivy from late 2012. Looking forward to hearing more from the duo. There will be a 12" and also an album coming later this year!!
Follow them on soundcloud - but first check out his Leisure and Business mix...

Thanks a lot Emanuel!!

Robert Fripp - 1988 (E.G Records, UK, 1987)
Fiedler Eitner Schlott - Unit II (Amiga, GDR, 1987)
Benoît Widemann - Tsunami (Ballon Noir, France, 1979)
Mammane Sani - Bodo (Sahel Sounds, Reissue, US, 2013)
Mort Garson - Let The Sunshine In (A&M Records, US, 1969)
Claudette Et Ti Pierre - Zanmi Camarade (Macaya Records, Haiti, 1979)
Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited ‎– Moyo Wangu (Mango Records, US, 1989)
Glen Adams - Mad Blank (Tuff Gong, Jamaica, 197?)
Wildfire - Try Making Love (Wirl Records, Barbados, 1977)
Witch - To Be Felt (ICE, Reissue, Canada, 2014)
Kamuran Akkor ‎– Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz (İstanbul Plak, Turkey, 197?)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mysterious Lights

What a mysterious light!?! I have passed that record more than a couple of times without listening. When I finally did I had to punch myself for judging a record for it' s cover - again! I missed some pretty awesome contemporary jazz ranging from "organic night tales" to ambient synthetics. In other words - it's a subtle bomb!!
check it out the full album here and listen to my fave here
Cheers, Basso

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ravi Shankar Reitet Zur Ponderosa

Phantom Actors

Jonny Nash's incredibly beautiful first solo LP is available for pre order now.
Check out his bandcamp page for some first minutes of bliss ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jacked Horkheimer - Spring Mix

I close my eyes and i see a guitar with blossoms growing out of the pegheads...
Jacked Horkheimer aka Tim aka mosquito chimney is blessing us with this ode to spring. As subtle and deep as it gets. I must admit that I'm listening to this for weeks already and I can tell you it's a wonderful "everyday companion".

ps. more

strutting down Jungle Avenue ...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spanish Fly on the wheels of Jazz

I wanted to post this one for ages already but forgot it again and again. Now's the time for this hard to find german Latin Jazz goodie. If you dig tight Latin Fusion Jazz, some excellent scatting and even a bit of humor this one will make you smile for a while!

Cheers, Basso

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Kenneth Bager Experience

we're back with more of the good stuff from Kenneth Bager. He was so generous to give us a track of his new Kenneth Bager Experience album called Follow The Beat that will be coming soon. Thanks a LOT Kenneth!! Downloads expire soon so be there or be square ...

Beachballs, Beach Balls

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet queen Brenda Beachball Ray in the lovely Outlaws Yachtclub in Leeds. Such a wonderful person... and uhhhhh - her music is such a treat!! Get her new 12" on Aficionado while you can. And of course check her earlier work too!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kenneth Bager - Music For Dreams

Here's some baked delights directly from danish pioneer Kenneth Bager 's lovely oven. Being a DJ and producer since the 80s he knows damn well how to use some tasty ingredients.  He's has been on national radio in Denmark for 4 decades and keeps playing old discoveries, new and interesting music every monday on his Music For Dreams show on Ibiza Sonica radio.
Kenneth has worked with Julee Cruise, Jean Luc Ponty, Aloe Blacc, Damon C Scott from Storm Queen and Sofie Gråbøl, leading actress from the cult Tv series "The Killing" are featured on his forthcoming album "Follow the Beat".
While Kenneth is not making music or playing in Ibiza, he throws some of the best parties around - his Coma Club celebrated the 25th anniversary last year. He also does a festival called "The Apple Flower Festival" together with Danish chef Claus Meyer - some of the line up for this year is: Gigi Masin playing live (!!), Phil Mison, Tako & Abel, HubbabubbaKlubb as well as yours truly :)
Not to Forget his label Music For Dreams having released more than 65 albums to date. In his mix for the growing bin Kenneth takes us on a relaxed and classy stroll through some decades of amazing music.
Thanks so much Kenneth!

Kenneth Bager - Music For Dreams by growing bin records

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Richard Harvey - A New Way Of Seeing

Richard Harvey - A New Way Of Seeing (ICL 001)

Here are four tracks of lovely synthladen prog by Richard Harvey of Gryphon. Released in 1979 as a giveaway for the launch of a line of computers from ICL. Enjoy it!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Moonboots on Balearic Social Radio!

Last year's last show of Andy Pye's excellent Balearic Social Radio featured a 3-hour long  Moonboots mix. I have hardly listened to anything else the last days...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Seltene Elemente

diese Elements are ruling hard over here atm…
cheers, Basso

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Desperate Pleasures

I was just listening to this awesome EP by Tornado Wallace on Beats In Space and had to share these subtropic ambient disco pleasures with you. cheers, Basso

some private pressing things

see and listen here - thanks Jiro Bevis for hosting me!!
cheers, Basso

Friday, November 8, 2013

that funky feeling

Here's some nice german boogie from the late 80s released on the private? Plurabelle label. I discovered this record some years ago and nobody really cared about this until some weeks ago some french Boogie Dealers declared this to some kind of holy grail. Too bad that I ran out of copies ;)

here's a youtube preview

link in comments….

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Instant Peterson & Andras Fox - Southern Shores

we have a new guest mix!
it's amazing and completely down under. Instant Peterson aka Lewis and Andras Fox aka Andy Wilson are blessing us with unheard songs exclusively from Australia and New Zealand. So many beauties in there... it makes me want to scream or simply go get the next "last minute flight" down under and file every record shop, thrift store, flea market or simply these 2 guys' record collections. You might know them from art exhibitions or strange holiday radio or noise in my head or you have heard Andras' amazing tunes. But you haven't heard this mix so go ahead and listen in amazement ....

Thanks Andy and Lew!!!

and here's the tracklist:

1. Intro (AUS)
2. Drouyn - Thursday Song (AUS)
3. Maiden Australia - Knowing That You're There (AUS)
4. Doug Ashwood - Leave Love Enough Alone (AUS)
5. The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast - Illuminated Bay, Illuminated Buoy(AUS)
6. Moving Lines 1 - Enchantment (NZ)
7. 3 Voices - Thunder on the Mountain (NZ)
8. Sea People - I Remember When She Had Jesus (AUS)
9. Megan Sue Hicks - Hey, can you come out and play (AUS)
10. Hiroshi and Claudia - Beats in the depth (AUS)
11. Nights in Shining - Surfing Reggae (AUS)
12. Asphixiation - Aural Risk (AUS)
13. Broderick Smith - Here Comes Trouble (AUS)
14. Hiroshi - Moonlight Dream (AUS)
15. Drouyn - Morning Comes The Sun (AUS)
16. Sam Green & The Time Machine - For The Ocean (AUS)
17. Equal Local - 12 Ways To Go (AUS)
18. Upper Hutt Posse - Stormy Weather (NZ)
19. Metronomes - 18 Creature (AUS)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Merge - Long Distance LP PRESALE


our first record is being pressed these days and will arrive around
october 24th. there will be no more than 420 copies worldwide ...
you can preorder here:



Cheers, Basso

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hearth Earth Heart

Hearth is one Innovative Communication lp that never made it onto cd. Who knows why, it's a very fine recording. It's also one of the vinyl albums that were intended to be played at 45 rpm. I decided to rip this at 33 because I often play it at that speed and have always enjoyed the slower sound and, of course, the much longer track durations. One thing about this record that makes it a standout in the Banfi discography is that he pulled in additional musicians rather than his usual solo outing. This music is played by a quartet featuring guitar, lots of slap bass and a very fine drummer, Bruno Bergonzi, who must have been one of busiest drummers throughout the 80s. Also, Baffo had bit of fun with the title on the labels. Side 1 reads "Heart" and side 2 reads "Earth".


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Serge Jazzmate - Baños De Sol

Kiew resident, music lover and DJ Serge Jazzmate is spoiling us with some more sunrays in late september. Since 2009 Serge is one of the residents of the LOW party series, one of the highlights of Ukranian Nightlife. His mixes have been spread all over the web including contributions to Noncollective, ANOE and Balearic Social .... to name a few. Finally he made one for the bin too : )
Thanks Serge!!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Leon Lowman's Liquid Diamonds

Here 's the Reissue / Compilation of the year!
Made by the almighty Music From Memory / Red Light Records Crew!

just in case someone missed this compilation of impossible to find tunes by Leon Lowman by now - be quick, it's almost sold out. You still find copies at Relight Records Amsterdam, Rush Hour and at growing bin records though : )


Thursday, September 12, 2013

KoolMisterDJ - Levin And Black Haze Drifting

continuing with the mixes.................
this experimental mix comes from record collector and DJ Julian Sulz aka KoolMisterDJ from Munich. Into digging since the late nineties he nowadays focusses on obscure 45s, Italo, Cosmic and all things Synth. You'll find him on soundcloud too : )
The mix he kindly made for us is a psychedelic excursion into the cosmos - illustrating the dream journey of friends Levin and Black Haze.
Now get your spacship ready to fly.....


Monday, September 9, 2013

from aficionados for aficionados

just in case you haven not heard about this beauty - Nado 004 is out!!
Blissed balearic tunes by Joan Bibiloni and Coyote plus a remix by almighty Rune Lindbaek in company of Øyvind Blikstad.


PS. Thanks Moon!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Henri Aleksi - Closing Time In Mexico

the growing bin has been sent some lovely mixes in the last weeks and and I'm sorry that didn't yet manage to post these - until today!
so we're going to spoil you with 3 mixes in a row now - starting off with Henri Aleksi's Closing Time in Mexico.
Henri's a music lover from Helsinki. He's studying Portugese and Latin American studies - no surprise then that there's a lot of that wonderful south american organic sound in the mix. He mingles it with contemporary classical, blissful jazz, ambient and balearic tunes and creates an atmosphere that makes me want to set sails for the desert.....and blissfully drift away - LISTEN!

Thanks Henri!!

PS. more of his Sound here & here

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Synthesizer Samba under the Radar

Here's some lovely synthesized Samba by the group Radar from Estonia. They recorded 2 LPs which both are excellent Jazz Funk / Fusion records. This mighty fine track here is unfortunately only available on a estonian compilation from the early 80s (available over at my shop, of course ; )
cheers, Basso

Saturday, August 3, 2013

one of my favourite albums ever

I'd just like to celebrate this wonderful and timeless album with you. I won't tell you what I love so much about this album, because pretty soon you'll feel it anyway.
Fila Brazillia have always been heroes to me and Maim That Tune is my fave among their many (and still not enough) albums (all amazing). This particular album is 18 years old now and I can't believe how time flies. Nevertheless I still enjoy this like day one. Back in the days people called this downtempo, triphop or chillout, but none of these pigeonholes seems to work for Fila.
Been listening to this record a lot when traveling and the sounds have been weaved into so many neural networks.... Played out a CD and had to buy another one, taped it to cassette, mini disc, converted it to mp3 for traveling AND had many dreams of seeing this on vinyl one day. Btw - why doesn't some friendly guy out there make my dream come true? I'm sure a LOT of people would be happy about it... how about a gatefold double abum ; ) Another dream of mine is a Fila Brazillia ambient album, but I better stop pestering you with my dreams. God bless Fila Brazillia!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Austria Drei Illinois Eins

Here we have something Austrian that doesn't quite sound "austrian". It's mainly Werner Pirchner's Marimba that gives this fusion outfit an ethnic/world music feel and some of those tricky rhythmic structures make you forget completely about alpine idyllic scenes. Adelhard Roidinger's bass workouts might make you forget about everything else (Check Lonely Frog).  I'll also mention "fast fingers" Harry Pepl on guitar and "tight" Todd Canedy, former member of the legendary Rhythm Combination & Brass, on drums. I'll also mention that I hope you'll enjoy this fine album!
Cheers, Basso

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Andras Fox - Soft Illusion

get down with some top notch balearic boogie from down under!!

Andras Fox & home loan records

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

last mixes

Nice people have been asking me for mixes lately. Here's what I recorded after pausing from making mixes since december. Cocktails By The Pool is the first mix of a series mixes called The Breeze. It's pretty tropical / balearic, sometimes even emotional and a bit cheesy too whilst Plum Flowers In Golden Vase (named after the first track) is more eclectic with a touch of friendly voodoo. Not to forget the relaxed and Lazy Day For The Sirens , the second mix in The Breeze series. Hope you enjoy them! Summer's here : )
Watch out for some breezy edits coming your way soon ...
Cheers, Basso


Balearic Vibraphonics

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Julian Horn - North and South and East and West

Anybody up for a mix full of amazing tunes?
Of course you are, so let's welcome vienna's one and only Julian Horn - DJ and producer of blissed out balearic tunes and remixes, currently residing in Berlin. We are happy to offer you an hour of beautiful and deep tunes that take you to a place somewhere in the holy land of organic jazz, sophisticated ambient & ethereal balearic. What i especially like about this mix is that every song was given it's room to breathe yet flavoured by his neighbours!
Perfect music for a sunny sunday like this.....
I guess by now not only those who have heard his lovely mixes on Noncollective and Higher Love are really looking forward to THIS.

Thanks Julian!

more of the good news: 
watch out for some beautiful new tunes by Julian out later this year !!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Im Stollwerk

Cologne rules! I am a big fan of Dunkelziffer / Unknown Cases and especially of Dominik von Senger. Guess what my face looked like when I turned the cover of this LP to have a look at the back.... If you're a fan too - download immediately. If not - give 'em a try anyway.

Download expired in 2011. After I posted this in 2009 this post got only 1 (ONE!) comment in 2 years. Maybe some of you have snapped by now that these guys rule ; ) New link follows


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Asking the gods

A recent fave that has to be shared - Leon Gieco's Solo Le Pido A Dios. Pretty tough to categorize music if you're not an expert in south american /argentinian music like me. But what is categorizing for anyway. All I can say is that it's different from most of the music I've heard by now and it's astonishingly beautiful too.

cheers, Basso

did i mention that youtube channel yet?

it's the youtube channel of this blog and the growing bin record online shop

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Follower of The Growing Bin, Mattias, approached me with a bunch of albums for us to enjoy. From jazz to avantgarde, this is all fine stuff. Thanks for sharing, Mattias :)


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Steele Bonus - In The Shade

Many of you will know australian DJ, RecordCollector and Graphics Designer Steele Bonus' mixes from places like Italians do it betterNoise in my head, Noncollective and Future Classic. So you will happily join him and come on over into the shade for a one and a half hour all vinyl mix made of deep and heavyweight tunes from the psychedelic side of chilled out funky stuff... massive mix of "neverheardbefore's"!

Get it here
Thanks a lot Steele!!!

PS. Make sure to check Steele's amazing Odd Waves mixes here

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Coo-Coo, Coo-Coo!

Being released privately by the group and Josef Alterbaum (who recorded and mixed it) and pressed in limited quantities makes it almost impossible to find on original vinyl. The wonderful person I got my copy from bought it directly from the group when they were touring Germany in 1978.
The music is somewhere between Krautrock and proper Jazzrock (with Jazzrock being the stronger part in the mix)) and I guess it will appeal to Jazzheads as to Kraut-Fans. Partially very funky and then there's that Ethno vibe in some of the tracks that we love a lot. Supposingly Gert Lueken is responsible for these vibes. He wrote, arranged and played synths, piano, percussion and clarinet on Tri Atma records some years later! In 1975 he played live with the Krautjazzers Thirsty Moon (highly recommended too and a lot easier to find... reissues!!!)
Over at Green Brain and Friends they say that the guys were also responsible for the Malcom Locks LP but I couldn't find any more information on that, so I dare to call it a rumour. If you know more, please TELL US! Cheers!

Get some info here
and the link from the comments.

Friday, May 3, 2013

what does Sussex sound like?

This is Circus Music from the late 80s - and what a surprise!
Among the musicians: Zabba Lindner (Tomorrow's Gift, Release Music Orchestra, ES, ...), Kurt Rudschuck (Pago Pago), Sid Gautama (Aera, Nine Days Wonder) and percussionist Sergio Bore!!
The style is a unique mix of 80s fusion jazz with pop / dance that partly has a decent worldmusic feel to it. And a good part of Circus magic.....

in the tube

we have a youtube channel now.
check it out!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grishin (Shiny Boots) - Spring

Finally spring is here! And we celebrate it with a gorgeous mix by my friend Sasha Grishin from Moscow. Sasha is part of the Shiny Boots crew - check out their edits! He regularly plays Moscow's nicest clubs and bars and he loves birds. Me too. As well as I love Sasha's eclectic mixes : )

Enjoy the music!!

Спасибо Саше!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Richmond Road Riot rules

The Achterbahn Band's self released Richmond Road Riot LP seems to be the only record the group from Delmenhorst in northern Germany released. Now that is a damn shame, because in my little world Richmond Road Riot is a wonderful and timeless crown jewel...
But it always gives me a hard time when trying to talk/write about it. It's not easy to describe their very eclectic style of music - not really Progrock, not 100% Pop, Jazz? yes maybe..... Dammit I hate this category stuff! Maybe it's just incredibly good pop music with hints of progressive rock and easy latin á la High Llamas. And whatever it may be, it doesn't sound like "1979" to my ears. More like "sometime between 1969 and 2009".
Please get an impression and tell me what you think about it!

Cheers, Basso

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Here's the first in a row of older posts that I 'll rework & reup  in the next weeks / months - Büdi and Gumbl's Hmm... LP released 1983 on the excellent Biber label.
The amazing cover art exploded when I pulled the lp out from some shelf in my favourite record store. At that time I had only 3 records on Biber (Dadadogs, Lenny MacDowell, Ralf Illenberger's Circle) and was on the hunt for more, because these 3 are GREAT! I don't have to tell how pleasing it was to see the Biber logo and all those NAMES on the back cover.... Was ist die Zeit (transl. what is time) has been my fave on the LP for ages and you probably don't want to know but this track (and Dadadogs' Big Piece, Big Peace) are included in my Autumn Air mix for Chee's Musicwise series (last copies still available). 
But please let me tell you that the whole record is a bust! If you like humorous Ethno Jazz and you missed it the first time around check it out now......

link in comments