CHARITY SHOP CLASSICS (35)

Mrs Ctel and I took some books up the charity shop yesterday. I took the opportunity to have a surreptitious rummage whilst she was chatting. Only the one single emerged – Cosmos. And I’ve an update on the Frenchbloke mix.

 

We’ve had Cosmos (Tom Middleton) a couple of times before as remixer but not in his own right. As a reminder: “Hailing from the South West of England, Tom Middleton is a classically trained Cellist and Pianist. He grew up on a diet of 80’s Electro, Synth Pop, Hip Hop, Goth, Rock, Jazzfunk, Early Acid House and Detroit. After a period working with Richard D James in Aphex Twin, he really made his name with Mark Pritchard in Reload and a host of others, but crucially Global Communication under which name they produced the stunning “76:14″. When the duo split, Tom went solo, producing a number of Balearic-influenced remixes under the Cosmos name.”

 

Today’s tracks date from 1999 and are very much in the space disco vein. The first mix goes for proper space disco with the emphasis on disco. It’s nearly very good but it is all a bit Donna Summer “I Feel Love”. Notwithstanding that it’s a dub mix, there are still traces of the fruity-voiced vocal from David Laudat. The 33 mix is more of a downtempo version, reminiscent of his more ambient work as Global Communication.

 

And an update on the Frenchbloke mix. A couple of weeks ago, we had an exclusive Frenchbloke mix at ACID TED and your kind donations have raised over £450 for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust. Thank you so much to all those that donated. Further donations are welcome. You will get a stunning mix in return. I have included the details of how to donate below.

 

Cosmos – Summer I Space (Miami Dub Plate Mix)
Cosmos – Sumer In Space (Mark’s Harmonic 33 Mix)

 

If you want a copy of the Frenchbloke mix, give directly to the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust (UK) by donating here or Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (USA) here or to a children’s cancer charity in your own country. Once you have done so, you will get an emailed reply from them. Forward that email to me (see side bar) and I will send you a link to the mix.

~ by acidted on June 14, 2009.

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