August 15th, 2010
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We've already been Poolside!
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And now we've hit the beach!
Well, it’s that sudden tropical sunset moment so here’s the big opener to get your spirits on the rise. System 7 created this ambient stunner way back in 1991. It still has the power to stop hearts at fifty paces. As do Massive Attack, a lot of the time and, in particular, here with the Hymn of the Big Wheel.
Leftfield’s classic chugging rhythms and a mesmeric synth theme have us reaching for the next glass just before the ever-surprising Underworld go Japanese on us with M.E. Next the waters of Ocean River from Omni Trio wash the beach crystal clean. Lovely.
But enough of this languorous mood. The party mood is infectious and we can’t sit still while the Chems reach for their Star Guitar, pass the mic to the Furry Freaks for a light-hearted Soothe and wheel on Daft Punk for some Digital Love. Too good.
Okay, shirts are coming off, bronzed torsos dominate the landscape and Get a Move On with the help of Mr. Scruff. Kele Le Roc has her own idea of fun with My Love. Still crashed out on a hammock? No chance now that LTJ Bukem is drum ‘n bassing his way into your heart in Atlantis. OMG, that bassline! Snopp Dogg n Pharrell Williams do indeed find it all Beautiful. And, guess what, yes, the moon just came up over the water. Go on, kiss him. He won’t mind.
Well maybe he’s acting a bit of a Needy Girl, but you know full well it’s going to be Smiley Faces all the way to dawn thanks to Gnarls Barkley. And as the sun rises on another perfect day, how better to greet it than in the arms of the Boys of Summer, credits to Don Henley?
Respect to my colab DJ Songod without whom this seamless confection would be just a message in a bottle. You'll find it in the bottom of the boat in the morning.
1. Fractal Liaison - System 7
2. Hymn of the Big Wheel - Massive Attack
3. Melt – Leftfield
4. M.E - Underworld
5. Ocean River - Omni Trio
6. Star Guitar - The Chemical Brothers
7. Soothe (Chicane Mix) - Furry Phreaks
8. Digital Love - Daft Punk
9. Get A Move On - Mr Scruff
10. My Love - Kele Le Roc
11. Atlantis (I Need You) - LTJ Bukem
12. Beautiful - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
13. Needy Girl - Chromeo
14. Smiley Faces - Gnarls Barkley
15. Boys of Summer - Don Henly
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