- Mix 70's Grooves & Reedits

Liner Notes :

I spent the last couple of months shut up in a house where the objective was to tidy up my messy record collection.
I found all those vinyls in so many different ways : during trips, in antique stores, at music markets, in charity shops, on Sundays at “vide greniers”…and more recently via the internet.
It’s a totally mixed collection of music from jazz to contemporary, with country records next to flute players’ LP from Peru and Yugoslavian tango.
I don’t really remember where some of these records come from, but they are here, and I to listen to them.

As a passionate music lover, I appreciate a vast range of music but in this compilation, I concentrated on the 70s soul/funk/disco sound, and included a mix of the songs that I liked in the CD one.

The second CD contains a few unmixed edits that I did from some of those tracks.
You may find them quite similar to the original versions, because my only goal was to make them easier for me to play during gigs, with an outro beat replacing the
fade-out ending typical in this kind of music.
Sometimes, these edits can be quite simple to make, but other times, they can easily become a headache when the original song does not include all the elements necessary for the edited version.
In some cases, I had to reconstruct the beat, either by using sounds from software or by borrowing parts of other songs to complete the new versions.
I also worked on the tempos of the old songs to make the beat more regular, but I always tried to make these changes as gentle as possible, as if the song has been recorded that way.

I hope that all these subtle details will help DJs to play these tunes and keep the 70s spirit alive, shining a light on often underrated artists from this period.


Florent F

1. Jayson Hoover - Sing With Soul
2. Willie Hobbs - Big Legged Woman
3. Maryann Farra & Satin Soul - Living In The Footstep Of Another Girl
4. Gene Chandler - Does She Have A Friend ?
5. Eugene Record - Here Come The Sun
6. General Crook - Thanks But No Thanks
7. Vernon Burch - Give Love A Try
8. Don Downing - Doctor Boogie
9. Chicago Gangsters - Gangster Boogie
10. Free Life - There’s Something Better (Florent F Reconstruction Mix)
11. Eramus Hall - Your Love Is My Desire (Florent F Gentle Edit)
12. Hubert Laws - The Baron
13. 9th Creation - Happy Go Lucky Man
14. The Imaginations - Tipsy Mood
15. Junior Parker - The Outside Man
16. David Porter - The Way You Do The Things
17. Bobby Williams - Make Yourself Funky
18. Donald Byrd - Thank You For Funking Up My Life
19. Gary Bartz - Music Is My Sanctuary (Florent F Re-Edit)
20. Slave - Watching You (Florent F Gentle Edit)
21. Bernard Wright - Just Chillin Out
22. Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn’t Change A Thing (Florent F Gentle Edit)
23. 100% Pure Poison - You Keep Coming Back (Florent F Reconstruction Mix)
24. Lax - All My Love (Florent F Gentle Edit)
25. Ellerine Harding - Get Up Daddy

- Warming Up For Japan Mixtape

As you know I’m flying next 15th of January to Tokyo with the objective to spend a year over there. 2013 should be an exciting year.

To prepare such a big travel, I had to digitalise as much as possible my collection as I can not carry my records oversea.
For this task, I returned to my “campaign home studio” (where I made the 70’s Groove & Reedits project 2 years ago) and during this period I went back through a lot of old Cd compilation (mostly from the amazing BBE label)
I realised that I missed so much quality music by the past !
So here a quick mix of gems I enjoyed during this session…

Don’t be fooled by the “Ultra 80’s introduction” by Fatback, this mix bring you smoothly through different genre and era of music, going back to the 1960’s to finish on today records. All happy music !

Please note that this is a CD compatible length and it is available for FREE download… so do not hesitate to spread the word : it has been made for promotion.

Tracklist :
01 - Fatback - Sequence 96 (So Delicious LP, Cotillion 1985)
02 - Lee Moore - Do You Feel Like A Party (Short Edit) (12” LM Records, 1981)
03 - Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid PLeasure Band - Tin Top (Kon’s CD Off Track III, BBE)
04 - Perfect Touch - Boogie Tonight (7” Celebrity)
05 - Mr Q - Party Party (Al Kent Edit) (Disco Demand, BBE)
06 - Timeless Legend - I Was Born To Love You (Soul Spectrum, Dr Bob Jones & Keb Darge, BBE)
07 - NYC - Keep A Light To My Window (Florent F Gentle Edit) 1978
08 - Men Vision - Pico’s Eagles Danging Corporation (Men Vision LP, Hansa International 1978)
09 - Stevo - Pay The Price (12” G-K Productions 1979)
10 - Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time (In The Right Place LP, ATCO, 1972)
11 - Lowrell Simon (Florent F Gentle Edit) (12” Zoo York Recordz, 1981)
12 - Emilio Santiago - Bananeira (Emilio Santiago LP, CID, 1975)
13 - Bill O Men - No, No, No (Juergen Edit) (Bill O Men LP, 3A Production, 1977)
14 - Birds Of Paradise - Bossa Blue Port (Newman Records)
15 - H Lewis & C Few - Boom Sharka Laka (7”, Treasure Isle)
16 - Sister Love - You’ve Got To Make The Choice (Motown, 1972)
17 - Inell Young - What Do You See In Her (Soul Sister, Ian Wright, BBE)
18 - Tony Troutman - What’s The Use (BBE)
19 - Newstar Band - I Still Feel Like Dancing (Florent F Rework) (12” New Star Record Co 1981)
20 - Marcos Valle - Estrelar (Marcos Valle LP, Som Livre 1983)
21 - Selfmade Millionaire - Don’t You Mess Around (12” Selfmade Millionaire, 2008)
22 - Plantlife - AGirlLikeUDeservesAManWhoTreatsUHowULike (Rapster Records 2008)
23 - Black Sheep - Strobelite Honey (A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing LP, Mercury 1991)
24 - The X-Man - That Body (12” Peoples Potential Unlimited, 2011)
25 - Maylee Todd - Hieroglyphics (Kon & The Gang Remix) (7”, Do Right! Music, 2012)
26 - White Lamp - Make It Good (12” White Lamp 2012)

Big up for all the Djs who are sharing their musical discoveries trought Radio show, Podcast, Compilation, or simply directly with me… And of course the record shops !
I do not pretend to own all the tracks here in the vinyl format… Some are really expensive !
See you in Japan ? :)

Florent F