Welcome to NEOLOOP

Step in to the Neoloop, have a look and listen!

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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Happy listening!


Email: neo@neoloop.com
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Oct 31st, 2009 21:54pm

There's not a problem that I can't fix 'cause I can do it in the mix. You've probably heard this tune a hundred times before, but it's an absolute classic with one of the greatest baselines ever!

Written by Michael Cleveland. It features vocals from Reggie and Rose Marie Ramsey, and its protagonists recall how they were bored to death until a DJ played a hot song and saved their lives by giving new energy to the night. Released in 1982 and reached number ten on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and it peaked at number thirteen in the UK.

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Oct 31st, 2009 18:24pm

Another classic funk groove, this track was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield back in 1973. With a baseline like this it still sounds really fresh. There have been a few modern remixes of this track but the original Mayfield production has the edge, I love that the vocals don't kick in until after 2 minutes, pure class. I don't know if Patti Jo had any other hits?

Categories: Funk, Soul
Oct 31st, 2009 17:44pm

Don't get in to deep brother, don't get in to heavy, Don't fix so you can't move about whenever you get ready. Holy Moly slowly going down. Groove central, classic disco funk from 1975. Not a big hit for the sisters back then, but I reckon this is one of their best!

The Pointer Sisters are from Oakland, California, they achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s

Official site

Categories: Disco, Funk, Soul
Oct 30th, 2009 13:32pm

More warped 80's Synth's, hazy vocals, sun baked home-made, lo-fi laid-back psychedelic pop.

Last month Neoloop featured the original and addictive Deadbeat Summer, the first single release from Neon Indian's debut album Psychic Chasms. Now the album is due for a November release (Not sure what the UK release date is?).

This track has all the hallmarks of the first single, as does the whole album. I'm expecting big things from this band.

Bands Place in MySpace

Oct 29th, 2009 23:25pm

Quirky pop, up beat tune from the summer of love, a right little catchy number!

Famed for their tune Around The Bend that featured in an ipod advert, now on the scene with a full album 'Fruit' which is full of up-beat pop tunes. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are a Danish pop band, vocalist Mette Lindberg and producer Lars Iversen. Formed in 2008, the band are now based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bands place in MySpace


Categories: Pop, Scandinavian
Oct 25th, 2009 14:49pm

Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me. Regular visitors to Neoloop know we love a bit of old school Disco, and they don't get more funky than than this dancefloor classic, I've always loved this tune, never tire of it. This is the original 12" mix that Soulwax used large chunks of for there hit NY Lipps from the Nite Versions album.

Lipps Inc. was a studio band that achieved a significant hit with Funkytown in 1979. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Dance charts in 1980, also reaching number 1 in Austria, Switzerland, Norway and The Netherlands. It reached No. 2 in the UK and Sweden. It was Lipps Inc's only U.S. Top 40 hit.

Categories: Disco, Funk
Oct 24th, 2009 19:18pm

Freak Folk just went mainstream, Devendra Banhart's first release on major label (Warners) brings on slightly more polished sound and the tunes are more structured than previous albums. This is one of the standout tracks, sounds more indie band than folk. Love this!

What Will We Be is a Devendra Banhart album set to be released on October 27th, 2009 on Warner Brother Records. The album was co-produced by Banhart and Paul Butler from A Band of Bees. Rejoining Banhart are old band mates Noah Georgeson, Greg Rogove, Luckey Remington, and Rodrigo Amarante, all of whom worked with him on his previous album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.

Album is released at the end of this month.

Dev's place in MySpace

Categories: Alternative, Folk
Oct 21st, 2009 00:14am

I'm going down like a villain in this place.

A great little tune with a ska beat and the beautiful voice of Londoner Sara Schiralli. Has a little french pop flavour I feel. Cracking tune!

Sara describes her sound as tropical surf alternative folk. No album yet but a good few single. Check out her MySpace page.

Sara place in MySpace

Categories: Folk, Pop
Oct 20th, 2009 00:29am

Spooky being lost in space all on your own! Sounding like an early AIR tune, but it was recorded in the early Seventies. In 1975 before the release of the first Black Devil Disco Club album, Bernard Fevre released an album called ‘The Strange World Of Bernard Fevre’ and like the first Black Devil album it was so far ahead of it’s time that even now people struggle to believe it was really recorded over 30 years ago. Love to new cover by Non-Format too!

Buy it from Lo Recordings

Oct 20th, 2009 00:13am

Wicked baseline, this tune is begging to be on a movie soundtrack. An emotional build up of sawing riffs and haunting whaling guitars with the rasping tone of Mark Lanegan and one Mike Patton. Taken from the new album Broken.

Soulsavers (also known as The Soulsavers Soundsystem) are an English production and remix team comprised of Rich Machin and Ian Glover.

Bands place in MySpace, Buy it on iTunes


Categories: Electronic, Raw, Rock
Oct 19th, 2009 01:39am

A real feel good vibe, just add blue sky, a Mojito and a spanish dancer!

This Album is just amazing, to many good tunes on to pick just one. Many worldly influences and styles chop about with a colourful array of happiness. Gotan Project’s Christoph H. Müller and Peruvian percussionist Rodolfo Muñoz (Chinchivi, Sandunga) have teamed up to create RADIOKIJADA, a unique musical adventure based upon Afro Peruvian rhythms and culture, a crossover of powerful percussion, strong melodies, deep basslines and contemporary production methods.

Bands place in MySpace, Official Site 

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, French, Jazz, World
Oct 19th, 2009 01:24am

Dystopia - Midnight Juggernauts last album from 2007 was one of my albums of that year, so I've very happy to hear about a new forthcoming album for 2009. This is the first single, which is quite a departure from the previous sound. At the start the drums kick in, like I Am The Resurrection from the Stone Roses, with added sound effects. That beat continues throughout the whole track, with crazy organs and outer space atmospherics until it all goes a bit pink floyd with beach boy harmonies. Epic stuff! 

Bands place in MySpaceBuy it on iTunes

Like this try - Justice, Pink Floyd


Oct 19th, 2009 00:04am

Following on from the last post about AIR sounding like Bertrand Burgalat, what better time than to share a bit more bert. You'll find other tunes by bert in previous months. This is his superb collaboration with Robert Wyatt, a little late for summer but a classic bert tune, taken from the album Cheri B.B. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Official site - tricatel.com

Berts place in MySpace - myspace.com/tricatelburgalat

Buy Bert - iTunes

Oct 18th, 2009 23:10pm

Amour, Imagination, Rêve - Absolutely love this track from Air's new album Love 2. Sounding more and more like Bertrand Burgalat these days the duo from Versailles always have to live up to that outstanding debut, I think this new album comes close without a doubt.

Bands place in MySpace

Oct 18th, 2009 22:51pm

Quirky little sounds all over this tune, which is something quite different from Altas Sound AKA Bradford James Cox, lead singer in Indie outfit, Atlanta four-piece Deerhunter. Featuring Noah Lennox (known as Panda Bear) an experimental musician and a founding member of Animal Collective. Taken from the new album Logos, which is an indie delight. A very original album that takes on a variety of styles and sounds, well worth checking out. Released 19th Oct 2009.

Buy from 7digitalBands place in MySpace


Categories: Alternative
Oct 11th, 2009 17:24pm

A superb chilled out remix from Folk-Hippie Devendra Banhart

Devendra said: We LOVE and have LOVED Phoenix since Alphabetical, and have wanted to do more than just ogle at their awesomeness for quite some time. With the release of their luminary Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix we got the chance to un-floccinaucinihilipilificate our dreams and with awesome, oceanic glee, we took Rome for a ride... a mellow, meditative one, let’s bring out the candle-lit side, a side of the song suited for lucubration !

You can download this and more Phoenix remixes here

Categories: Alternative, Chill, Folk, Remix
Oct 11th, 2009 16:03pm

A delightful little tune from Zero 7's new album Yeah Ghost. Sounding like a quirky french pop tune with a folkie vibe, halfway through the steel drums kick in at takes the song off to the Caribbean. 

Categories: Chill, Electronic, Pop
Oct 11th, 2009 10:41am

Love this track, sounds like it going to be a hardcore electro banger to begin with then the happy hand claps come in and then it's all gone electro pop! The best new tune that Daft Punk didn't make. The album Away From The Sea is pretty dam good with collaborations from the likes of Amanda Blank, Shit Disco and The Bewitched. As recommended by @ABlackCanvas.

Like this, Try Justice, Shit Disco and Chromeo


Categories: Electronic
Oct 11th, 2009 10:31am

Tune! How about this for a classic Michael McDonald moment from 1983.

Yah Mo B There was written by Ingram, McDonald, Rod Temperton, and producer Quincy Jones. The song originally appeared on Ingram's 1983 album It's Your Night. It was released as a single peaking at #12 on the UK charts in 1985, and has subsequently appeared on several of Ingram and McDonald's greatest hits albums as well as various 1980s compilation albums. The performance earned the duo a 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.


Categories: Soul
Oct 11th, 2009 00:51am

An inspired choice of vocalist in Michael McDonald for the b-side of Grizzly Bear's new single from the excellent Veckatimest album. I love a bit of Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. But Michael McDonald also gave us some great tunes as a solo artist, Sweet Freedom springs to mind. Grizzly Bear's style sounds like a strange mix for McDonald on paper, but I think this sounds like it was meant to be and adds a deeper soulful meaning to the tune. Even Grizzly Bear's backing vocal has stepped up to take the track into an altogether utopian moment. Class.

Categories: Alternative, Soul
Oct 10th, 2009 18:26pm

Have you heard the new Mr. Brown.

Why Ian Brown hasn't done a cover of Bob Marley's Mr. Brown by now is beyond me. You know Ian loves his reggae!

His new long player is bit of a gradual grower, but this track is an instant hit, sure to be a future single. It has a bit of Beta Band vibe about it but with Ian's genius lyrics. Monkey business as usual, looking forward to his gigs in December.

New album 'My Way' on iTunes

Ian's Official site

Categories: Alternative
Oct 3rd, 2009 01:22am

Funky steel drums and a wicked trumpet!

On first listen to this I thought this is pretty cool cover of 50 Cent's P.I.M.P, after further investigation I discover that this is the original tune that Fiddy nicked. So now I think it's even cooler now.

The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band are an obscure band from Trinidad & Tobago. 

This moody downtempo tune shows the influence of Latin styles and Jamaican reggae in early 1970's Trinidadian music culture. The theme is said to be derived from Venzuela.


Categories: Funk, World
Oct 3rd, 2009 00:46am

Havana to France via Chinese Man!

Chinese Man Records - The Groove Sessions Vol.2 is another album I picked up from my trip to France this week. It's a very eclectic affair to say the least, mixing up an array of styles from Hip Hop, break beat and Jazz to Bollywood chants, Cuban rhythms, weird electronica and mad film samples. This track is quality! Album RECOMMENDED

Official Site, Bands place in MySpace

Oct 2nd, 2009 00:57am

Hanging on to last few sunny days of summer with this sizzling groove.

Ralph Myers synths swirling around sweat vocals from fellow Norwegian Caroline Ingeberg. Last feel good hit of the summer! Check out the new album Ralphorama! Appetite 4 Self-destruction - out now!

Caroline Ingeberg place in MySpace, Ralph's place in MySpace.


Oct 2nd, 2009 00:15am

Turn up your bass bins, if they can handle it!

If your in the mood for some original chilled out reggae, take this for a spin. A reggae re-interpretations of an Eddie Palmieri salsa classic. Cool Cuban cha cha cha backed up with a skanking dub riddim and brass from babylon. Rich vocals from Mayra Vega singing like her life depended on it. Plus a superb piano solo in the middle.

Brooklyn's Ticklah is a founding member of the excellent Easy Star All-Stars, with whom he co-produced Dub Side of the Moon; he played keyboards on that release and contributed to its follow up, Radiodread. This track is taken from his 2007 album Ticklah Vs Axelrod.

Ticklahs place in MySpace, Axelrod's place in MySpace, Easy Star All-Stars Official site.

But it from Easy Star Records


Categories: Chill, Dub, Reggae