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!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Follow the Green Linez

keeping it Balearic with this wonderful "Boogie Baby".
Out on the fresh Alliance Upholstery. Official drop on March 25th featuring remixes by Moon B (PPU), Jacques Renault (DFA) and our beloved Sorcerer (Tirk/Nang).

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...