Monday Mixtape: Richard Norris
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We had this guy from London on our wish list for ages and it took a while until we finally got here, in our lovely little Monday Mixape section. He was busy producing, releasing and promoting the latest album 'The Soft Bounce‘ by Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, the well known psychedelic project he’s doing with Erol Alkan for quite some years now and he is now focussing on Circle Sky, another project of him together with Martin Dubka, that released ‘Reveal/ Interstellar‘ last year, have recently remixed Imarhan, Jagwar Ma, Yello and Petit Biscuit, are about to release their single 'If I Let Go' later this year, with Ulrich Schnauss and Michael Mayer remixes and working on their live show that will be touring later this year.
Sounds just as busy as this guy has been over the last three decades. His first album production was Jack The Tab, possibly the first acid house album to come out of the UK, co produced by Psychic TV's Genesis P.Orridge. Since then he formed The Grid with Soft Cell's Dave Ball, and collaborated with many artists including Joe Strummer, Robert Fripp and many more. He has remixed countless artists, including Tame Impala, Pet Shop Boys, Chemical Brothers, Brian Eno, Warpaint, to name just a few. Recently he has mixed Richard Ashcroft, Flamingods and soon Ibibio Sound Machine.
Needless to say you wouldn’t expect a straight mix from someone like him and we got exactly what we wished for:
„The mix is a selection of favourites old and new - pretty much everything that's near my stereo at the moment, from Alice Coltrane to African tracks to Bert Jansch and more. There's no particular theme, apart from records I have a real love for. I hope you enjoy it!“
Yes, Richard Norris, we do!
01 Alice Coltrane - Om Shanti
02 Wayne Shorter - Ponta De Areia
03 Tourmani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko - Lamban
04 Bert Jansch - Bittern
05 Phil France - The Swimmer
06 Junun - Roked
07 ODMP - La cuisine asiatique
08 Fela Kuti - Let's Starta
09 Gilhad Kahana - Africa Sheli - Red Axes Mix
10 Sahara All Stars - Take Your Soul
11 The Souljazz Orchestra - Kossa Kossa
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