10 January 2014 |

Flying Sparks 2013-11-26: Soul School – Lessons in Pop

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Do you remember your school days? 😉 Anyway, here are some fine tracks between Pop, Funk, and Soul music, some of them with a reference to school episodes. […]

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16 December 2012 |

Flying Sparks 2012-11-11: Wintertime

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The days has become shorter, the nights longer. It has been become colder. The world is white sometimes, but more often it is just uncomfortable outside. It’s wintertime. That’s why a motley mixture of music about winter and coldness – for walking in the snow or for sitting near the heater. […]

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16 December 2012 |

Flying Sparks 2012-11-11: Tomorrow In Your Eyes

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Terry Callier, a Jazz, Soul and Folk singer-songwriter from the USA, died on October 28th, 2012. A little Flying Sparks set here to pay homage to him. […]

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24 September 2012 |

Flying Sparks 2012-09-16: Into The Groove

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Why not start with some hits to get into the groove? – Why? The explanation is given in my blog post. – Then we move to some dancehall and bass tracks. We have two new tracks from Beats Antique and Delhi 2 Dublin in our luggage. We make a short stopover in Greece before we heavily celebrate Brazilian and Asian, Indian and Japanese drum’n’bass tracks… This is our outline. […]

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21 August 2012 |

Flying Sparks 2012-08-11: Swinging Mish Mash

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The 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe was on August 5 – with lots of special features on radio and TV. It left its mark also on me, as you may notice here… There are some more folk and country influenced music after her song "One Silver Dollar". Then we slide into dub, downtempo and trip-hop sounds, touch (electro) swing, and have a side trip to house and breakbeat. A swinging mish mash. Finally, we learn to say goodbye: The teachers are Dusty Springfield, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Shara Nelson, Kylie Auldist, Barbara Lahr, The Pioneers, and Roy Budd… […]

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