Summer Jamz '08 #12: Barry Schwartz
Summer Jamz '08 #12: Disco Vietnam Presents Soul Korea: The Ultimate Summer Blunt Sesh
01. Aretha Franklin – I Get High
02. Spanky Wilson – You
03. Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
04. Smith – I Just Wanna Make Love to You
05. The Dynamics – Funky Key
06. J.R. Bailey – Everything I Want I See in You
07. Detroit Emeralds – Til You Decide to Come Home
08. Lynn Williams – Don’t Be Surprised
09. Barbara & the Browns – I’m Gonna Start a War
10. Undisputed Truth – Ma
11. Chicago Gangsters – Smoke
12. Curtis Mayfield – Back to the World
We aspire to the condition of sustained groove. Separate the English from the Dutch and discard its useless entrails on the sun-baked parking lot asphalt beside your front left tire. Gentlemen, we can rebuild it; we have the technology. Fingers of stone grind purple golden nuggets into dust. Paper folded over firmly, enveloped in its vanilla leaf, twisted into a cone-shaped cannon. Better. Stronger. Faster. A spark, a flame. Bye-bye. The Jedi, from NY, stalking city sidewalks cuttin’ headz before we rotate back to the world.
The tracks selected for Disco Vietnam Presents Soul Korea all share the crucial yet elusive element of groove, each song more dangerously absorbing than the last. Soul Korea is reserved for those gorgeous summer days spent trapped in windowless office dungeons connecting plots and collecting props. When the clock strikes 5:00pm you’re free to leave but that sure as hell doesn’t mean you’re free. Soul Korea is part reminder, part reprieve; if you’ve earned it you deserve it. An hour of true freedom a day and everyday is your birthday.
Summer Jamz '08 #11: G'Z Up, Prose Down by Jeff Weiss
"Pure California ride music to cannon out of every car stereo, soundtrack every party, the ideal accessory to cheap weed, smuggled liquor and the baking black asphalt."
Summer Jamz '08 #10: What Is by Mike Powell
"The summer mix—full of hot tunes advocating general irresponsibility—is basically a sham..."
Summer Jamz '08 #9: Compiled by Nate DeYoung & Todd Hutlock
"If we have a theme for this mix, it would be ‘nothing from the new milennium.’ Well, for Hutlock’s portion of the mix..."
Summer Jamz '08 #8: Privately Owned by Theon Weber
"I'm typing this from a studio apartment in Portland, Oregon, at the tail end of a hazy First of July..."
Summer Jamz '08 #7: Daydreamin' by Andrew Gaerig and John M. Cunningham
"For this mix we focused on the theme of "daydreams." Pour yourself a drink that requires an umbrella, kick off your flip-flops, and take a listen."
Summer Jamz '08 #6: It's Not the Heat by Jeff Siegel and Kevin J. Elliott
"This mix is a reflection of soupy, unrelenting humidity. A heat mirage. A little dancing, but not too much, because we must lie down and rehydrate."
Summer Jamz '08 #5: Compiled by Jayson Greene and Stewart Voegtlin
"Oh, geezus. Didn’t we all wanna give up the goose when the sweat ceased to dribble and ran?"
Summer Jamz '08 #3: Dear Summer... by Jonathan Bradley
"My mix is for the times everything is still and quiet and perfect ... I haven’t included any yacht rock or Eagles tunes, but that’s all I can guarantee."
Summer Jamz '08 #2: State of the Union, Jack by Mike Orme and Nick Southall
"Two former Stylus Magazine compatriots ... celebrate the summer by splitting halves of a mix CD, each trying to fill their side with songs the other writer would put on a summer mix."
Labels: Summer Jamz '08