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You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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Jun 21st, 2013 00:11am

Jewel in the night

A great companion to Daft Punk's Random Access Memory is the electro-pop sounds of After Dark 2 (not to be confused with The new Late Night Tales Compilation). The sequel to the excellent Italians Do It Better After Dark compilation. Stellar tracks from Chromatics, Desire, Symmetry and Glass Candy.

Slow bubbling synths and late night sleazy beats are the order of the day, Looking for Love by Chromatics, a stand-out tune sets the bench mark as does this one Cherry with its kitsch overtures, following on nicely from 2012 opus Kill for Love. Half Lives by Twisted Wires sounds like it was recorded in 1985. Glass Candy feature 4 track on here with their distinctive sugary pop.

Highly enjoyable Highly Recommended.

Buy it on iTunes click here

Categories: Electronic
Jun 20th, 2013 23:53pm

With Love

London producer Zomby returns with a new double album this week With Love. This tune is the first belter that's getting all fuss. Overdose is dark, old skool drum and bass exploding into a morose undercurrent of siren synths and looping swirly beats. Pretty intensive stuff.

Categories: Electronic
Jun 16th, 2013 21:43pm

Slow groovers and funky movers

Late Night Tales have established themselves as the go to mix masters with an outstanding back catalogue of artist curated compilations of exceptional eclectic quality from a diverse selection of compliers. The classics that get plenty of repeat plays include Groove Armada (vol.1 and 2), Rae & Christian, Air, Nightmares on Wax, Zero 7, Fatboy Slim, Midlake, Trentemøler, Lindstrom and Friendly Fires

So, now they are slightly diversifying into an additional series (well I hope it's a series) with After Dark, their website calls it a tangent, let's hope it's the first of many. The first journey then is compiled by expert compiler Bill Brewster. They say: After Dark is New York at 4am, with the lights off and the strobes flaring. It’s a Dalston basement with slow chugging basslines propelling a dancefloor. It’s a starlit night on the coast of Croatia with glittery girls and burnished boys grooving to 110bpm anthems.

A dedicated mission to unearth the unreleased, the impossible-to-find and the darn-right-funkiest music this side of the Dardanelles. I can certainly say this is all achieved with honours. A fine selection that sounds equally as good during daylight hours and after dark, some names you will have heard of, Jamiroquai, Doves, Zed Bias, Toddla T of but the tunes and versions you probably haven't. Slow groovers and funky movers, slinky beats and infectious rhythms set the tone for cosmic drive into the darkness. Highlights include this ultra rare disco tune Love The Way You Love Me by Marti Caine, the super funky Philip Zdar mix of Machistador by –M–, Koolade by Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MDcL and The Love (Exclusive new mix) by Linus Loves and the Previously Unreleased All Around And Away We Go (Hotel Motel Mix) by Twin Sister. Altogether, a Highly accomplished and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED mix. Bring on the next one please!

Download now from iTunes, Checkout Bill's selection process on the LateNightTales website here.

Jun 16th, 2013 16:32pm

WOW 700

A milestone here at neoloop with the 700th blog entry. neoloop started four years ago this month. Thanks for watching!

Daft Punk's momentous release of Random Access Memories has got me digging in the crates for all my old disco records. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter's homage to Giorgio Moroder on the track Giorgio by Moroder is testament to the legendary producers work. This track The Chase is a pulsating driving disco instrumental by Giorgio Moroder from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack to the film Midnight Express (1978). Written and produced by Moroder and Arranged by a young Harold Faltermeyer. Aside from his work with Donna Summer I think this is one of his most influential tracks. You can certainly hear shades of this all over Daft Punks back catalogue and they have been known to play it in their live sets.


Categories: Disco
Jun 16th, 2013 01:42am

Something for the weekend

This new Vampire Weekend LP Modern Vampires of the City is a grower not a shower, Diane Young is my current favourite tune. A ramshackle clattering of drums and guitars held together by punkt beats and a swinging pop melody.

A great album as it turns out, Love it!

Categories: Alternative
Jun 16th, 2013 01:33am

It’s for your eyes only, living for you solely

Major Lazer's latest offering Free the Universe is a bit of mixed bag and distinctly average compared with the ground-breaking rip-roaring debut. A tough LP to follow then, it was looking good when they leaked the Get Free single as a free download, that track is and will be one the best tracks they will ever put out. 

Free the Universe is a tad patchy but there are a few gems on it nether the less. There's no Pon de Floors on this follow-up but opening track You're No Good is a good start, featuring: Danielle Haim, Santigold, Vybz Kartel & Yasmin Produced By: Ariel Rechtshaid & Major Lazer, impressive line up that delivers a marching groover with a superb chorus from the lovely Santigold. Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green] is another highlight, an earth storming dancehall banger that you'd expect from Diplo and his crew. Sadly there's to many poorer efforts to make it another classic, Bubble Butt and Mashup the Dance sound like Jive Bunny dance hall - just terrible. Maybe Diplo should've waited longer as this all feel a bit to much to soon, more quality less quantity next time please Major.

Categories: Dancehall
Jun 16th, 2013 00:36am

Moon People Remixed

I posted the album version of this song back in October last year when the release of Moon People, Nickodemus' third LP was released (the follow-up from 2009's Sun People). As with his previous couple of albums Nickdemous put out a remix LP of Moon People last year.

Japanese DJ/Producer Yukicito adds a cosmic afrobeat diversion to Mirage, just when you thought the original was perfect this version goes deeper with a hypnotic groove that underpins the haunting horns and Kissy's lush voice.

More of this please Nickodemus!

Categories: Electronic, World
Jun 15th, 2013 21:21pm

Blissed-out vibes

When the sun comes out you can't do much better than adding a bit Nickodemus to the proceedings. Gira Do Sol is an old favourite from 2009's Sun People LP featuring the the beautiful vocals of Brazilian songstress Liliana Araujo. Infecious percussion that oozes blistering hot sunshine from every beat. Recommended.

Categories: Easy Listening, World
Jun 15th, 2013 20:48pm


Having wowed critics and crate-diggers alike with 2012's acclaimed Magik Cyrkles compilation, Psychemagik have now unleashed the follow-up, Magik Sunrise, on Paul Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label.

Bristling with psychedelic, cosmic and curiously Balearic oddities hand-picked from the depths of their vast record collections, Magik Sunrise is, if anything, even more inspired that its predecessor.

The Juggler is one of the highlights from a band called Fox, originally from the 1975 album of the same name. Featuring lead vocals from Noosha Fox. Overall it's an interesting journey into relatively unknown artists. Recommended.

Jun 15th, 2013 20:08pm

You don't have to jump to fly with me

Banging dance floor filler from Hot Natured - Reverse Skydiving with a guest vocal from the spot on super-hot Los Angeles songstress Anabel Englund is a storming mesmerising house tune and their first for FFRR, Dave Spoon's alter ego Shadow Child Remix is the pick of the touch-ups giving it a slightly sinister edge. Following on from last years massive ecstasy-inducing tune Benediction this one's blown up too and it's huge!

Categories: House
Jun 15th, 2013 19:22pm

Sounds of Success

I remember seeing the SOS band regularly in the eighties, quite often playing Hammersmith Odeon (as it was called then). The R&B scene was in full effect, regular tours from Zapp Band, The Fatback Band, The Gap Band and Cameo established a relatively underground scene. Renowned record label Tabu Records focused on R&B and funk and by the mid 80's had established themselves as one of the leaders of the pack. Working with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis was an inspiration, they brought in Cherelle and Alexander O'Neal who both had hit albums and of course the massive hit single Saturday Love. Tabu are now re-releasing lots of those old albums on digital format including all the classic SOS Band LPs.

The SOS band, founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, fronted by Mary Davis, had a hit with Take Your Time (Do It Right) in 1980. In 1983, they joined forces with the new production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who went on to craft a string of R&B hits for the group, including this seminal classic Just Be Good to Me from the bands 1983 On The Rise LP as well as High Hopes, Tell Me If You Still Care, Weekend Girl, Borrowed Love, No One's Gonna Love You, Just the Way You Like It and The Finest.

Jam and Lewis' distinctive production sound went on to create mainstream hits for the likes of Janet Jackson, The Human League, George Michael, Mariah Carey and many more.


Categories: R'n'B, Soul
Jun 15th, 2013 18:37pm

Don't Kill My Vibe

Now we have had a good while to live with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, maad city LP I think it's right up there, still stands up as one of the LP's of the year and all the hype surrounding it's release was justified. This later version of Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe with Jay-Z is never far away from my speakers, brilliant driving tune.

Categories: Hip Hop
Jun 15th, 2013 16:35pm

I Left my heart in San Francisco

Foxygen's San Francisco, the perfect tune for today's undecided weather. A charming hippie flower-power kinda tune that wouldn't feel out of place on early Kinks LP. Taken from the album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, which was release at the start of this year, it's only now that we are getting a bit of sunshine that this LP sounds appropriate. Most of this record is in the same vibe and although it's completely retro in style it's the clean production sound that makes you think this is what the Kinks would have sounded like if they had todays technology back in the sixties. Groovy!

Categories: Acoustic, Alternative, Folk