Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Light Mellow

On 5 October 2019 DJ Tropical Breeze is playing Japanese music all night at Eydies. In celebration I've made two pseudo-City Pop mixes. Light Mellow does what it says, low key tunes for sipping a lemon sour by the (Disney) sea, while First Light takes us into the night, named after the unbeatable Makoto Matsushita song. Some well known City Pop hits among some lesser known 1980s and further-afield songs.

Malta - Summer Dreamin'
Amii Ozaki - My Pure Lady
Miho Nakeyama - Far Away from Summer Days
Tin Pan Alley - Soba Kasu no Oru Ona
Haruomi Hosono - Shimendoka
Izumi Kobayashi & Flying Mimi Band - Summer Wine
Mariya Takeuchi - Oh No, Oh Yes!
Seaside Lovers - Lovers Paradise
The Milky Way - Theme from 'A Summer Place'
Abe Yasuhiro - Still I Love You
Lily - 水鏡のなか
Tetsuji Hayashi - Rainy Saturday & Coffee Break
Ryuichi Sakamoto and the Kakatougi Session - Time Trip
Hamada Kingo - Yozorano Information
Signal - Heartbreak Season
Tohoko Shinkaensen - Summer Touches You
Yuki Okazaki - Jamaican Affair
Logic System - Be Yourself
Narumi Yasada - Kaze no Yousei

Hitomi Tohyama - We Are in the Dark
Seika Iwashita - 新しい風
Miho Nakayama - Funky Mermaid
Kimiko Kasai - The Right Place
Kazuhito Murata - So Long, Mrs.
Miho Nakeyama - Moonlight Sexy Dance
Midori Hara - Osaka Amemoyoh
Vizion - Somebody's Getting To You
Eri Ohno - Live Hard, Live Free
Naoya Matsuoka & Wesing - The September Wind (You're Romantic)
Chiemi Manabe - 不思議・少女
Hiroshi Satoh - Love Is Happening
Hatsue Katoh - 朝のコラージュ
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Rush Hour
Tatsuro Yamashita - Loveland Island
Junko Ohashi - Perfume
Shigeru Suzuki - Phoenix
Tomoko Aran - Hito Natsu no Tapestry
Meiko Nakahara - Fantasy
Makoto Matsushita - First Light
Momoko Kikuchi - Broken Sunset

Photographs all © Adele Moon, 2000

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tapestry Workshop

A few weeks ago my partner went to the Australian Tapestry Workshop for an event and I stayed home and played records. I had just bought Psychic Mirrors' 'I Come For Your Love' so played around that. What a killer! The B-side is pretty good too.

So here's a collection of angular boogie tracks centred around Psychic Mirrors.

Moon B - Untitled
Fabrizio Fatorri - Running on the Nile
Letta Mbulu - Vumani Makhosi
Enlightenment - Burning Flame
Paul Hardcastle - Strolling
Sass - Much too Much
Jura Soundsystem - Boogie Tune
Glenn Riccs - I've Been Waiting
John Robie - Vera Cava
Psychic Mirrors - I've Come For Your Love
Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Theme (M&M Mix)
Haruomi Hosono – LDK
Bonzo Goes to Washington – 5 Minutes
Jaki Graham – Victim of Emotion
Legacy - Monday Blues
52nd Street - You're My Last Chance
Gruppo Controle Digitale - A Festa e Nossa

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Spencer Clark on Max Headroom

Tonight on Max Headroom for RRR 102.7FM I'm diving deep into the world and music of Spencer Clark - 7.00pm Melbourne time tonight. Here's the blurb:
Ex-Skater, Hypnagogic popstar, Vaporwave pioneer, Spencer Clark is one of the most exciting and difficult to categorise musicians working today. His latest album Avatar Blue presents itself as an alternative soundtrack to the yet to be released James Cameron Avatar sequel, and adds to Clark's esoteric interests: underwater aliens, astrobiology, biodome science and regression hypnosis. Confused? Tune in as Clark beams in from Belgium with Joshua Meggitt this Thursday for Max Headroom on Three Triple R.

Spencer has been extremely generous with providing extensive interview material for this special, which i hope to present all of tonight. If possible I may include it here in text format.

Spencer's discography is enormous so I encourage all to check his label Pacific City Sound Visions for more info (even this presents but the teeniest sliver of his work). Here are a few choice moments:

Spencer's next project, coming soon, is a mammoth exploration of the Avatar world,, presented as AVATAR BLUE. I'll leave the story to him, but the mix CDR available at his website is well worth the 5 euros, and can also be heard here

Tune in tonight at 7.00pm Melbourne time, streaming link to follow...

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Beach Boys - Endless Harmony

This mix was nearly finished ages ago but have finally wound it up, in time for northern summer. If it's anything like last year's summer this ought to fit right in. All Beach Boys, mostly non-hits, with a few hits. I find I listen to nothing-but-Beach Boys every summer so wanted to compile some, and given that its late April and still summer in Melbourne it remains appropriate in the south too.

Please let me know of any doozies you think I missed.

More here.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Hong Kong Nights

New mix up, inspired by the Tin Pan Alley title track and aiming for a particularly sickly kind of sweet, light disco. Sometimes this stuff makes me feel ill but at others it's pure gold.

Here's a few snaps from a visit to Hong Kong back in 2012.

And one of the finest musical evocations of Hong Kong:

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tropical Breeze Freeze

As a focus for my travels I have set up another blog (sigh), called TropicalBreezeFreeze. The name comes from a work colleague who persistently fails to remember my catchy DJ name.

Find it here.


I dunno what I'm still doing with this one, nor all the other ones at th elink over to the right, but maybe I'll do some more someday.

Don't go changin'.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Devon Cathedral

New DJ Tropical Breeze mix, inspired by a rummage through old 90s records (Auch, Mouse on Mars, Brinkmann, Kron) in the shed. For Philip in Devon, may the cathedral be yours!

XYR - Middle of Nowhere
DJ Sottofett - Space Dub
Mike Cooper - Raft 29: Honey Hunters
Mouse on Mars - Papa, Antoine
SAD - untitled
Dices - Back Frame
Indoor Plants - Walking Man
Cuisine Dub - Untitled
Thomas Fehlmann - Andrea is Delighted
Bus - Untitled
Rhythm and Sound - Queen in my empire version
King Tubby - Ital Skank
The Upsetters - Longer Dub
Prince Jammy - Attack on Ganymede
Sugar Minott - Devil at Large
King Tubby - Fat Thing Version
Sad Rockets - Cascais
Love Joys - Jah Light
Rhythm and Sound - Music Hit You
Madteo - Workshop 11
Kron - Untitled
Snd - Untitled
Auch - Untitled
Studio One - Thomas Brinkmann Variation 1