Jonny Miller – One Step Beyond Vol. 1

For his latest mixtape offering, London-based Jonny Miller dug out some treasures from the early nineties. Oldskool jungle, rave and other hardcore sounds, including many names I haven’t read in a while: LFO, Jonny L, Foul Play and Omni Trio.

01. D-Livin – Why
02. Roger Johnson – One By One
03. Ragga Twins – Shine Eye
04. Hypnotist – Pioneers Of The Warped Groove
05. The Charm – De-Man-Tation
06. Yolk – Bish Bosh
07. Jonny L – Hurt U So
08. Yolk – Music For The People
09. Acen – Life and Crimes Of A Roughneck
10. Mark One – Hoovers & Spraycans
11. Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath (LFO Remix)
12. Ragga Twins – 18″ Speaker
13. 4Hero – Move Wit The House Groove
14. LTJ Bukem – Take Me Away
15. Boogie Times Tribe – The Dark Stranger
16. Symphony Sounds – Pennywise
17. Rap & Aston – Get Rushed
18. Tayla – Bang The Drums
19. Omni Trio – Who Are You
20. Foul Play – Beat Track
21. Omni Trio – Sanctuary (Funky Technicians Mix)

Great mixtape for the headz out there – and everybody else who was either too young or just needs a private lesson in underground music from that period. Mixing the whole thing in Ableton, Jonny somehow managed to create a very warm sound. As a result some of the tunes don’t sound old (or outdated) at all.

Make sure to download the mix and leave a comment over at SoundCloud.

Weekly Bits 16/2009

My favourite free track this week comes from Greymatter, who reworked Azymuth‘s Carambola. The track was remixed by Mark Pritchard and Roc Hunter back in the year 2000 and this new version brings back some memories.

Jonny Miller was so kind to send me a copy of the latest Jus’Listen digital release. I had no time to review it, but can still recommend giving it a try. It features two tracks from Daco and Chimpo, the latter being a favourite!

For the last 10 years, Mark “Snowboy” Cotgrove has been working on a book about the Jazz Dance scene in the UK. On 300 pages, From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz features many interviews, photos and other documents from the seventies to the mid-nineties. The book is out now!

There are two more bits from the previous week I don’t want to leave unmentioned. Remix Magazine did an interview with Harmonic 313‘s Mark Pritchard, focusing on more techy things like the production process of the album When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence. Should be an interesting read for all you producers out there! Another interview comes from Evil Monito Magazine, who had the chance to speak to legendary DJ Bob Jones.

The many Mixtapes of Jonny Miller

Dubspot resident DJ Jonny Miller has made 15 (fifteen!) of his sets from various occasions available for download via his SoundCloud page. Covers a lot of different styles, soulful house, dubstep, broken beat, including those soundtrack-meets-underground-beats mixes for Nuwave Radio. Just so you know!

Jonny Miller – Edits

Manchester’s Jonny Miller (Phuture Lounge) has published a collection of re-edits of as different artists as The Clash, Cameo, Fatback Band, Sergio Mendes, Carly Simon, Ohio Players, Donna Summer and others you surely heard of before. As I understood it, the edits were custom-made by Jonny for his DJ sets.

Jonny Miller01. Bernard Herrmann – I Work the Whole City (Edit)
02. Cesar Mariano – Futebol De Bar
03. Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’ (Dub Edit)
04. Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (Edit)
05. Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3 (Edit)
06. MCB – The Time Is Right (Edit)
07. Mickey Smiley – Magik (Edit)
08. Ohio Players – Pride and Vanity (Edit)
09. People’s Choice – Cold Blooded (Edit)
10. Shalamar – Take That To The Bank (Edit)
11. Sergio Mendes – Batucada (Edit)
12. The Clash – Mustapha (Edit)
13. Talk Talk – Life’s What U Edit
14. The Doors – Ghost Song (Edit)
15. T.S. Monk – Bon-Bon-Vie (Edit)
16. The Two Tons – Never Like This (Edit)
17. Carly Simon – Why (Edit)
18. Donna Summer – State Of Independence (Edit)
19. Cameo – Candy (Edit)

Cut, pasted, effected, overdubbed and extended by Jonny Miller with love and respect to all the original artists.

Due to the nature of YouSendIt, the tracks can be downloaded for a limited time only. What you get are 19 MP3s, encoded at splendid 320kbps.

Oct 30, 2008 New download link via zSHARE