Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen lecture Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam,, 29-11-2013

I was brought here today after watching some old footage recorded in Scotland 2002. Stuart from Diskono Records was talking with myself and Dan R, in the video, which re-jolted memories ending today at this point.

Westbam - Hold Me Back

Thinking about my dearest friend Rebecca who's back in out, today, songs that include the word back, or rhyme are on the agenda, big love and vibrations via musics from the Mother Mack!!!

Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (classic vocal)

Better out than in! Thanks to Simona for the support today, all over me.

sha-lor - my love has gone away (frankie bones belgium freestyle mix)

Annette - Dream 17

Shannon - Let The Music Play (original video)

Shalamar - A Night To Remember Official Video

Man Machine - Denkimi-Shakuhachi (Remix)

My Grandfather George passed away today , death has shown itself to me again. Loss, life, time, maintain. For those who leave us, they are well, it´s those here that are left to remember. I cannot say I knew my Grandfather well, but the last 3 years we have had some time to enjoy. I was lucky to say fair well to him and for him to shake my hand and say goodbye. He thought I was getting on a plane, I thought I was coming back, I told him I would see him soon, and he said ´´see you soon, that will be right´´, in a sarcastic tone. He was right, I wont see him for quite some time.

[1990] LFO - Brainstorm - Pt 2 [3/3]

Without any doubt, we are living in incredibly turbulent and surprising times. Around every corner lurks something else. Today I have had Birthdays, Record Captures (fish), Weddings and Death. It´s impossible to sort them and prioritize. The death of LFO´s main man Mark Bell is indeed a blow, I remember meeting Mark back stage at here in Madrid, it was a big show, Bjork was also hovering around, since it was her gig, Mark introduced me too Bjork with such a big up, it was hard to take in. I remember his gusto, energy and enthusiasm towards previous works I´d been involved with at V/Vm. He told me that day, he had just been listening to one of our tracks, and encouraged Bjork to do the same, saying something like, ´´this is the guy that made that track I was just playing´´, Bjork was not impressed.

Mark was a great man, fantastic energy, the track above he never made, but I always thought he had. I knew this was our LFO guys that had brought us the LFO Leeds Warehouse track. It´s hard to really express what Mark delivered and the way he ripped the dancefloor to bits.

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Most probably a northern thing being able to move people in such a way. A lot of passion and emotion in it. Mark was the real deal, that´s why Bjork picked up on him. He managed to make brilliant music that made you freak.

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However, the day I met him at Ventas in Madrid, he really made me Freak when he gave me his email. I couldnt believe his email was the name of a song I´d written. Mark, you made me Freak, but I know I also made you too, wish I could have had more contact with you, but your music is with us for always.

Bela Tarr, Damnation - song Kész az egész / Over and done

My man James Leyland Kirby just sent me a link to this Hungarian piece from Bela Tarr. When you watch, you have to think about human sensibility, dignity, people real people, it looks like someone is on the edge, thinking about a horrible split and a situation gone.

James, has for long time, been able to position himself into uneasy spots musically. Rest in unrest, the audio here compliments the broke, gone theme, its defiantly finished, as the words go;

´´It's all over, Over, And there won't be another, it won't be good, ever again, Never more, Maybe never more, It's like a nightmare.

Take it or leave it, this is what you're stuck with, what can you do? What would you do, have you been here before?

It won't be good
Ever again
Maybe never more
He's got my soul
Things are going his way
Without him
This world is barren
With him
Life is full and happy
Never again
Maybe never more
It's over
All over
There's no end
No end now
It can't fade
And it won't fade
Ever again
Never maybe
Maybe never more.

The classic Tarr black and white mood and slow intimate movement encapsulate and round off and seal the collapse. Here in the darkness, someone exists and something has ended, its been over for a long time, in the dim smokey spotlight at the back of the club.

It is good, to know that utopia exists!

Kwabs - Wrong or Right (Official Video)

I am loving the choreography in this Kwabs here. The dance moves from this crew, compliment so well, the director has captured and blended a great international London centric cocktail, very much of now. Kwabs, have been on my playlist these last few months, check it!  

Sun Ra - Night Music 1989

Frank De Wulf - The heat of the moment (1990)

Hang on to it, just 20 views on Youtube today this song has, almost 20 years have passed and at least 12 since I last heard this, a certain Mr Acid reminding me of this today. I was hoping to squeeze, and do as Frank does here in San Sebastian this weekend, but the camino has taken me physically to another place. Hanging on to it. !!

Fish Heads - Barnes and Barnes (1979)

It's impossible to imagine the effect this would have had in the market back in the day. Just reading comments on Youtube makes me wonder. Puzzled at how it's taken me so long to not actually see this. Amazing!

Barbarella-Barbarella(The Irresistible Force Mix)

So inspired by this music, such a long time ago. Amazing to see that now a day such tracks, with massive impact on us, lost in the mists of time. Submerge in this one, and take it easy.

Kwabs - Wrong or Right (Official Video) - Something Special here, indeed, this man will be seeing light 2014.

Frankie Knuckles - Tears

Real sad to wake up this morning and hear about Frankie Knuckles, in honor of the great man, for his inspiration and moving House Music, I played and listened in absolute silence to Your Love and Tears.  I have met many legends in my time, and spoken with inspirational creators, I never met Frankie, but his music met me! R.I.P.

....and later this day, I was checking into Frankie, and spent all or as much of the day listening to his mix´s and music. I was amazed to find no lyrics for his sexual classic - Baby Wants to Ride, so here in rememberance of Frankie Knuckles, you have the lyrics.....It´s the least I can do, on this day, for someone who had such an impact on me as a youngster. .

Frankie Knuckles, - Baby Wants to Ride, (Original Club Mix) 8.37
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
and if I die before I wake
I pray the lord my soul to take.
Jamie it´s time to tell my people the truth.
It´s time to tell them the revelation of my second coming
have them understand, relate?
Now ride me baby.
I love you,
Baby wants to ride, so high
Baby want to ride
Baby wants to ride so high
Baby want to ride - for love, here we go
Baby wants to ride
Oh, For love
She took me to the sky, for love
oh how she took me,
For love
Stripped me down and watch me
For love, she made me scream,
Deep for love
Baby rides - for love
She brought me to my knees,
Oh for love
Made me beg please, oh for love
Baby' Oh.
Baby rides for love,
Remembering the yesterdays of us we spent together
Visions of you and me in my mind,
Oh how our body’s intertwined with each other,
We made so many positions, some I cannot even find in a book you know?
Baby rides for love,
Ooh, make me scream baby, please
You know the way I felt, when you undressed,
and when you put your hand on my arh em,
you know what I´m talking about baby, dig.
So baby you make me feel,
There´s no more time, get nasty babe.
Oh, ohhh,
Get love
Feel alight.
When I go to bed at night, I think of you with all my might,
Oh the things we did together,
You know, if they put my thoughts in a book
It would really be X rated, baby - for you.
Baby rides for love,
Now ride me baby.
Baby, Baby, Babi,
It´s big it´s small,
You know what turns you on,
Ride me baby, ride, ride me long
Oh baby,
I wanna fuck you, Hoo, all night long,
Friends relate to the message at hand,
Prepare for the revelation 7, the final conflict.
I love you yes, I do.
I believe, I believe, I believe
Do you believe?
I believe, I believe, I believe
To them who understand,
Let them hear the words I speak,
Prepare for the second revelation,
the final conflict, it´s near,
Ride me baby.
I love you,
I do,
I just get confused by the things that I do.
Baby, I am so complexed,
Oh, Oh, I´m a bitch
See the future,

South Africa, let my people go,
South Africa, let my people go,
Remember Ethiopia, feed the poor,
I love you, baby.
Here we go,
Na na, na na, naa, naaa, you car´nt hurt me.
Na na, na na, naa, naaa, you car´nt hurt me.
Jesse, I hate thieves.
No more,
Clap your hands,
Hope this bullshit lands,
I thought we loved each other here,
Seems to be a lie,
Arn´t you free?
Do you believe?
I believe sometimes,
Then why do we fight, why do we hate?
I don’t know,
Ride me,
Wake up
See the light
Ask your president.
Rh-me wants to ride me, because he thinks he´s king.
But it´s hard to ride baby when you living in a fascist dream
You say it,
Rh-me wants to ride me, because he thinks he´s king.
But it´s hard to ride baby when you living in a fascist dream
Make love, don’t fight,I wanna fuck tonight
Make love dont fight, I wanna save a life,
Make love, don’t fight,I wannt fuck tonight
We don’t want the draft,
We don’t want to lose our lives,
Say it!
Erh, I´m not dying over any bullshit
No Way,
Why don’t you come over here and groove with me?
Ride me, oh, I love you,
I love you,
Baby, oh baby,
Oh, Come here baby, oh, oh, oh, please,
Please, I love you,
I´m not a bitch.
Is this the end, never!