Letter #99

08.11.19
Hello, hello, hi, how are you,

How are you? Have you had a lovely couple of weeks? It’s flown by, hasn’t it! I’ve been on catch up mode, and I’m slowly coming back to normality 🙂

This week’s letter is sparse, because I’ve been working on the next letter already. If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s going to be a big one. The one hundredth letter, in fact. So I’m planning a bumper special for you all, with loads of extra stuff beyond what I usually put together. You’re going to love it!

So this week there’s no Notes, and the TL;DR Section is pretty sparse too. That said, the music is on point. It starts off all cheery disco and funk, and then it takes number of turns. There’s heaviness, lightness, and everything in-between. Given the recently released Mechanical Fantasy Box (on what would’ve been his 69th birthday), there’s a definite Patrick Cowley feel to this week’s mixtape. In places it’s sleazy, dance floor orientated, and filled with disco. In other places it’s light, ambient, and airy. It’s something to take you from the bar to the basement.

There’s also a guest appearance from Bieber too 😂.

If you’d like to do me a favour and help celebrate the 100th edition of Love Will Save The Day, would you please take a minute to post about it on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you go, and tell your friends! ❤️

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🌪 TL;DR Section 🌪
  1. More than a decade ago I saw a band play Nottingham’s Dot to Dot festival that blew my mind. It was a three-piece band that had created a bunch of instruments from household items, but while it was avant garde, they still held a tight groove. The front woman was mesmerising. She was Mica Levi, the band was Micachu and The Shapes, and this piece on Huck charts Levi’s career from early gigs to her becoming nominated for an Oscar for her soundtrack work
  2. I will forever have a soft spot for Blawan and his industrial techno. This interview with him and Pariah as part of their promotion for the new Karenn album is great
  3. To celebrate ten years of being brilliant, there’s a great documentary on Wolf Music, For Those Who Like To Get Down
  4. I saw Amol Rajan speak at an event recently, and his clarity of thought was really refreshing. His interview with Bob Igor is big news, and required listening for anyone into culture
  5. Hector Primmer’s new album is sensational. Here he breaks down each track piece by piece
  6. Spotify saved the music business. This Fortune piece will undoubtedly be controversial to some, but I truly think that Spotify has done so much more good for the industry than it’s given credit for
  7. Walking is a cure for many ills
  8. I’ve been a fan of Evian Christ since his super heavy early singles (Fuck It None Of Y’All Don’t Rap). He then moved slightly sideways and started a trance party that’s developed a cult following
  9. Alexander Nut has put together a two-hour show for The Vinyl Factory that is, of course, compulsory listening
  10. And finally, get on the hype train, the Michael Kiwanuka album is great
📃 The tracklist  📃
  1. Sisters Love – Give Me Your Love
  2. Skye – Ain’t No Need (DJ Nick The Record Part 1 & 2 edit)
  3. France Joli – Gonna Get Over You
  4. Norman Harris – In Search Of Peace Of Mind
  5. King Tutt – You’ve Got Me Hung Up
  6. Angelo Tinsley – Get Down With Me
  7. Keezo Kane – Ga Ga Ga
  8. The Dynamics – Money (7 Samurai Disco version)
  9. Patrick Cowley – Somebody To Love Tonight
  10. Tendts – Cosmic Swimmer (Soulwax remix)
  11. Sascha Funke – We Are Facing The Sun
  12. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  13. Space Dimension Controller – Slowtime in Reflection
  14. Grandbrothers – Bloodflow (Sir Was remix)
  15. The Pool – Jamaica Running
  16. Alma Negra – Endless Summer (Soulphiction remix)
  17. The Vision – Heaven (Nightmares on Wax remix)
  18. O’Flynn – Sunspear
  19. TJM – I Don’t Need No Music
  20. Black Devil Disco Club – Timing, Forget The Timing
  21. Midland – The Alchemy Of Circumstance
  22. Scattergood – Stay
  23. DJs Pareja – I Think I Love You
  24. Anunaku – Temples
  25. DJ Nigga Fox – Nhama
  26. TNGHT – Dollaz
  27. Cando – Bleak Dub
  28. Clams Casino – Rune
  29. Agnes Obel – Island Of Doom
  30. Thom Yorke – Dawn Chorus
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See you on the dance floor.
Love Will Save the Day

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