https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMp7k6DysA Kerry Delius - Dear Christine From Kerry Delius - They Say It's Gonna Rain Released on Arrival Records, 1984, UK If you're used to reading this blog, you probably share with us the idea that "B-sides" can almost be considered as a subgenre of pop music; a musical territory where musicians let loose of…Lire la suite ENTRY #11: ANOTHER B-SIDE STORY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3KFqWDJyEU Hamid Baroudi - Caravan II Bagdad (1001 Nights Mix) From Hamid Baroudi - Caravan II Bagdad Released on TanTric Records, 1990(?), Germany This series could probably have gone on for ever, but I like to make things look balanced, and for some reasons, there's nothing that look more balanced to me than a series…Lire la suite ENTRY #10: WELCOME TO THE EURO HOUSE ZONE PART.4 (MEETING H. ZAZOU)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzLRvPWWbEM Amina - Atamé (Remix) From Amina - Atamé (Promotional 12") Released on Phillips, 1992, France Here's a new chapter in our random exploration of Euro House - or should I say French Euro House? But, considering that it's been recorded by Tunisian and Senegalese musician in Paris, does it make it Tunisian-Senegalese-French “Euro” House? What…Lire la suite ENTRY #9: WELCOME TO THE EURO HOUSE ZONE PART.3 (TUNISIAN TWIST)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q02r7OGq7MM France - Sous Sous (Dub Mix) [Wrong Speed] From France - Sous Sous Released on Barclay, 1989, France "Pitched-Down Proto-Trance with a Dub feel", that's probably how one could introduce the second installment in our improvised tour of the Euro House Zone. Once again we're making a stop in France. Or is it in…Lire la suite ENTRY #8: WELCOME TO THE EURO HOUSE ZONE PART.2 (SHEFFIELD CONNECTION)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8oS2D9MOhI&t=75s Ouverture - Rencontre From Ouverture - Rencontre Self-released, 1985, France I read in a newspaper that, according to some recent studies, no matter what's the weather like, it's always French people's favourite topic of conversation - and global warming is probably making it even worse... What these studies are missing, in my opinion, is…Lire la suite ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0i34pxHHxA Sweet Control featuring Georgie Ô - Lighter Than The Wind (Wind Mix) From Sweet Control - Lighter Than The Wind Released on WMC, 1992, France One of the mixes of Sweet Control's only song, Lighter Than The Wind, was meant to land on YouTube sooner or later - and, in all probability, around these days.…Lire la suite ENTRY #6 : WELCOME TO THE EURO HOUSE ZONE PART. 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw9eMjXfAPw Charlston Marquis - Komba From Charlston Marquis - Komba Self-released, 1987, France A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a Salsa record. To be precise, I was at a car boot sale and someone who didn't seem to have any interest in records gave me a pile of records, including a battered Off The…Lire la suite ENTRY #5 : REACHING SOUKOUS
You will read about not one but three records in this article. Let's figure out what drove us from one record to the others, starting with an artist and a label you might have read many times about on this site : one of our biggest musical heroes, Steve Beresford, and the beloved French label…Lire la suite ENTRY #4 : WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PxIcxvX8aY Trio Romançal - Capoeira - Meia Noite & Kalimba - Matuque From Trio Romançal Brasileiro - S/T Not on label, Brazil, 1987 It's been quite a long while since I last wrote here. I've been enquired with many things (things I posted about on OYT, especially this new label, DRAMA), but I've not…Lire la suite ENTRY #3 : A LITTLE BIT OF FOLK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1y8v252fJE Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Lullaby Of A Sea From Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Only Yesterday... Released on Melodia, USSR, 1991 When one shares music on the Internet, one makes the assumption that it can appeal to at least a few people. With this one I'm not so sure, and writing about it might be a way…Lire la suite Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?