Letter #78

Hello,

How are you? I’ve missed you! It’s a bit late, but I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I had my first full two weeks off in more than a decade, and it was filled with family and relaxing, so it was brilliant. Despite having a month and a half to write the first letter back, I’m obviously writing this late into a Thursday evening. Some things never change.

However, while I might not have been writing this letter, I did spend some time thinking about this project. I’ve come up with what I think is a brilliant idea, and I’ve got some smaller changes I’m going to make. There’s a couple of technical things to sort out, but once they’re sorted, I’ll tell you all about my idea.

The smaller changes are much more straight forward. So, this newsletter will be moving to every other week. It’ll still be delivered at 11am, just every other Friday. I think moving it to every other week will up the quality. The second change is that I’m going to be less regimented over the format and content. Some weeks there will be notes, some weeks there will be interesting links. Some weeks there will be both, some weeks there will be neither. The only thing that’s definite is the music – the reason I started this thing in the first place.

This week’s mixtape is the cumulation of stuff I’ve bought over the last month or so, some new stuff, and some old stuff I remembered about. It’s vintage.

So, here’s to 2019, and more brilliant music, and as ever, if you’ve read to here, thanks for indulging me ♥️.

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PRESS ME TO PLAY
📃 The tracklist 📃
  1. Valerie Simpson – Silly Wasn’t I
  2. The Family Circle – I Hope You Really Love Me
  3. Curtis Mayfield – Now You’re Gone
  4. Average White Band – Atlantic Avenue
  5. Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top
  6. Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’
  7. Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness
  8. Sister Sledge – Pretty Baby
  9. Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots
  10. Pasteur Lappe – Na Real Skele Fo Ya
  11. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In
  12. Gwen McCrae – I Found A Love
  13. Isaac Hayes – I Ain’t Never
  14. In Flagranti – Different From The Rest
  15. Wajatta – Runnin’
  16. Neal Howard – To Be Or Not To Be
  17. Julien Dyne – Copernicus
  18. Everything Is Recorded – She Said
  19. Toro y Moi – Ordinary Pleasure
  20. Evans Pyramid – No I Won’t
  21. Bush Tetras – You Can’t Be Funky
  22. Mark Mitchell – How Can I?
  23. Mutant Beat Dance – Revival 80s
  24. Alan Johnson – Goron Sound
  25. Africaine 808 – Rhythm Is All You Can Dance (Wolf Muller remix)
  26. Planat Battagon – Salacians of Trans-Neptunia
  27. Carl Craig – The Melody (Ishmael Ensemble remix)
  28. Isolee – brazil.com
  29. Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick (Four Tet remix)
  30. Solitary Dancer – La Donna
See you on the dance floor.
Love Will Save the Day

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