1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Nick Straker Band – Straight ahead ~ 80s disco/funk, 1982YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • East West Quintet – Vast pt. 1 ~ downtempo, 2009YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Perry Combo – Papa loves mambo ~ latin, 1954YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Bosq – Movin’ on ~ deep house, 2013YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

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  • Teach in – Fly away ~ pop, 1974YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Bonobo – Sapphire ~ downtempo, 2013YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • The Fugees – Cowboys ~ hiphop, 1996YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Rootstrax – Harlequin ~ techhouse, 2011YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Warm Sounds – Birds and bees ~ pop, 1967YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Airto Moreira – Samba de flora ~ latin, 1989YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

 

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* = dance music, around 120 bpm and upwards. In the early 90s also semi dance (100-120 bpm).
** = 50s/60s exotica and bossa nova, ska, motown, hiphop, swingbeat, funk, soul, 70s style disco, world music, reggae, jazz, etc..
*** = ambient, idm, electronic, downtempo/lounge
**** = pop or rock, spanning from Nirvana to Britney Spears. 60s surf pop and synth based 80s disco are also counted.
***** = other styles, like cabaret.

# = guilty pleasure music. For some reason, I like those corny/cheesy tracks.

About the year of release

Basically, I put every track on the page of it's orginally year of release (the 'oldest' year I can find, after searching Discogs and such sites).

More about the music

Why publishing this?

To share my passion, and to get people in touch with - imo - something great they didn't know yet.

Why reading this, being a visitor?

Can be either nostalgic fun, digging up loads of old tracks, or a way to discover something 'new'. Especially among the relatively recent tracks (mid 00s-now) are a lot of less known or even obscure ones.

What kind of music?

I'm no purist, and my musical taste is a mish mash. From almost prehistorical to brand new, from utterly corny to really credible, from number one hits to obscure stuff. And besides that, I like tracks within about 1001 subgenres.

But most is quite light, with a natural undertone and an open, dynamic production. Another thing many tracks are sharing: a psychedelic and/or funky edge.


My personal dislikes:

Bloated, excessively overproduced 'loudness war' music. Obvious autotune. Forced hipness. Sugary softpop like Celine Dion. Specific parts of contemporary EDM; Afrojack and similar styles. Or too generic '50000 people in a huge venue putting their hands in the air' trance.

But there will always be exceptions, with an undefinable 'x-factor'.


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