Entries in Baby Armie (120)

Sunday
Apr192015

Gentle Daps XIV: Flamingo Fuzion

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The Gentle Daps series returns with a venture into '70s-centric healing jazz.
  1. John Klemmer - "Walk With Me My Love and Dream" [ABC Records, 1975]
  2. Bill Evans & Toots Thielemans - "The Other Side of Midnight: Noelle's Theme" [Warner Bros. Records, 1979]
  3. Billy Cobham - "Heather" [Atlantic, 1974]
  4. Chick Corea & Return to Forever - "Children's Song" [Polydor, 1973]
  5. Mahavishnu Orchestra & John McLaughlin - "Lotus Feet" [CBS, 1976]
  6. Paul Horn - "Blue" [Epic, 1974]
  7. Stanley Clarke - "Interlude: A Relaxed Occasion" [Nemperor Records, 1978]
  8. Dean Evenson - "Smooth Drifting" [Soundings of the Planet, 1989]
  9. Alice Coltrane - "Om Supreme" [Warner Bros. Records, 1976]
  10. Muhal Richard Abrams - "Meditation 1" [Black Saint, 1993]
  11. Pharoah Sanders - "Memories of Lee Morgan" [Impulse!, 1973]
  12. Ramsey Lewis - "Nicole" [Columbia, 1976]
  13. Jean-Luc Ponty - "Mystical Adventures (Suite), Part IV" [Atlantic, 1982]
  14. Mahavishnu Orchestra & The London Symphony Orchestra - "Power of Love" [Columbia, 1974]
Saturday
Apr042015

Best Dance Songs: April 2015

  1. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [DIRTY//CLEAN]
  2. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]
  3. Jlin ft. Holly Herndon - "Expand" [Planet Mu]
  4. Nídia Minaj ft. DJ Olifox - "House Kaliente" [Príncipe Discos]
  5. Riley Lake - "Spliff Talk" [S/R]
  6. Holly Herndon - "Interference" [RVNG Intl.]
  7. Giant Claw - "Love Alive" [Activia Benz]
  8. Fort Romeau - "Cloche" [Ghostly International]
  9. Legowelt - "Evaporate 2 Infinity" [Technicolour]
  10. Infamous Boogieman - "No Shoes" [ASL Singles Club]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.
Sunday
Mar152015

Armchair Backlog, 2015 Q1

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As we approach the second quarter of 2015, the time has come to recap the best subdued music released this year so far as well as a few selections from the tail end of 2014.

  1. Felicity Yang - "Clout Forest" [Midnight Special Lab]
  2. DJ Paypal - "Sonnade" [LuckyMe]
  3. Junior Loves - "KiKiKi" [1080p]
  4. Goitia Deitz - "An Ocean" [Cut Mistake Music]
  5. The Phantom - "Coda" [Silverback Recordings]
  6. Keenya - "Blue" [Hush Hush Records]
  7. Claude Speeed - "VIN" [Planet Mu]
  8. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  9. Oobe - "Deep Space Lovers" [1080p]
  10. Steve Moore - "The Moon Occults Saturn at Dawn" [Ghost Box Records]
  11. Dagir Du - "Tile Baker" [Entertainment Systems]
  12. Atelje - "Awake" [Vinyl Export]
Sunday
Mar152015

ANTS Podcast #033: Xtal Nodes

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Hard to believe this is the first ANTS (proper) episode in over five months. I've taken a break from the flood of Gentle Daps and other quiet-themed projects for this dance set of pastoral, lo-fi ambient techno. I've been noticing more and more techno songs coming out that evoke the gentle, lush synths and drum machine pitter-patter of Selected Ambient Works, 85-92. Here are 12 of them. Is this the start of a new trend, or is it just a coincidence that these tracks were all released within the past few months?

  1. Mattheis - "Light Cones Reversed" [Ecstatic]
  2. Cuticle - "Antigogglin" [Not Not Fun Records]
  3. Max Cooper - "Origins (Extended)" [Fields Records]
  4. Levon Vincent - "Confetti" [Novel Sound]
  5. Mongo Skato - "Turismoc" [1080p]
  6. Wolfey - "Bittersweet" [ASL Singles Club]
  7. Round - "Glass" [Hivern Discs]
  8. Michal Lewicki - "Nodobra" [Project Mooncircle]
  9. Rising Sun Systems - "Freebasin' for David Bohm" [Nightwind Records]
  10. Maxmillion Dunbar - "Jubilee" [The Trilogy Tapes]
  11. Junes - "Obicham" [Galdoors]
  12. Ñaka Ñaka - "Def Def" [Opal Tapes]
Friday
Mar132015

Best Dance Songs: March 2015

  1. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  2. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]
  3. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  4. Rising Sun Systems - "Freebasin' for David Bohm" [Nightwind Records]
  5. Finn - "Only Boy (Strict Face's Forever Your Papi Remix)" [Local Action Records]
  6. Afrikan Sciences - "Circuitous" [PAN]
  7. Bambounou - "0 to 1" [50 Weapons]
  8. Juju & Jordash - "Whippersnapper" [Dekmantel]
  9. DJ Paypal - "Fire" [LuckyMe]
  10. Levon Vincent - "Confetti" [Novel Sound]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.
Saturday
Mar072015

Baby Armie Mix for International Tapes



I am stoked to be able to contribute this to the prolific International Tapes mix series. It is something of a primer for my Gentle Daps podcast, so that means plenty of vintage ambient, new age, hushed fusion and exotica with some modern stuff thrown in for good measure. Read my blurb on the mix and see the full track list over on the Intl Tapes blog.
Sunday
Feb082015

Best Dance Songs: February 2015

  1. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
  2. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]
  3. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [Shangaan BANG!]
  4. Burial - "Temple Sleeper" [Keysound Recordings]
  5. Torvvo - "Light Traveling Beneath Me (Hanssen Remix)" [Hush Hush Records]
  6. Dude Energy - "Renee Running" [Animals Dancing]
  7. Precipitation - "Only One Awake" [Indole Records]
  8. Sabla - "Spirits (Ital Rework)" [Gang of Ducks]
  9. Mualusie - "Malamulele" [Shangaan BANG!]
  10. Late Ride - "Swear" [Activia Benz]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.
Sunday
Feb012015

Gentle Daps XII: DAPS DYNASTY — 2-Hour Anniversary Special

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The first Gentle Daps episode was published one year ago today. The series is now 12 episodes deep, and to my delight it has become the most streamed and downloaded segment of ANTS Podcast. To say this was unexpected would be an understatement. I would never have predicted that a highly personal archive of soft pop and new age guilty pleasures would perform better than the rest of the podcast. Beyond that, I've had the privilege of securing episodes from some truly great guest contributors.

As a little token of my appreciation for embracing the Daps series, I've decided to splurge and offer up this two-hour special, which equates to about three or four episodes worth of content.

Check back for a very special guest Daps mix later this month!

  1. John Keating - "Haley's Largo" [19?? / Public Information, 2014]
  2. Don Muro - "Island in the Sky" [Sine Wave Records, 1977 / Flannelgraph Records, 2013]
  3. Paul Immanuel Owens & Brian Haines - "Beyond the Bell Tower" [S/R, 1988]
  4. Stevie Wonder - "The First Garden" [Motown, 1979]
  5. Edgar Froese - "The Light Cone" [Virgin]
  6. Laurie Spiegel - "East River Dawn" [Philo, 1980 / Unseen Worlds, 2012]
  7. Allan Holdsworth - "Oneiric Moor" [Restless Records, 1992 / Eidolon Efformation, 2013]
  8. Cat Stevens - "Kypros" [Island Records, 1977]
  9. Global Communication - "4 14" [Dedicated, 1994]
  10. Eric Serra - "Deep Blue Dream" [Virgin, 1988]
  11. Lewis - "Love Showered Me" [R.A.W. Records, 1983 / Light in the Attic, 2014]
  12. Art of Noise - "(Three Fingers of) Love" [ZTT, 1985]
  13. Michael Stearns - "Bell Tear" [Sonic Atmospheres, 1986]
  14. Vangelis Katsoulis - "The Slipping Beauty" [Utopia, 1988 / Into the Light Records, 2014]
  15. B12 - "Static Emotion" [Warp Records, 1993]
  16. Steve Miller Band - "Harmony of the Spheres 1" [Italian X Rays, 1984]
  17. Jordan de la Sierra - "Sphere of Sublime Dances" [Unity Records, 1977 / Numero Group, 2014]
  18. Joe Sample - "Mirage" [MCA Records, 1985]
  19. Ry Cooder - "Johnny Handsome (Main Theme)" [Warner Bros. Records, 1989]
  20. Steve Hillage - "Shimmer" [Virgin, 1996]
  21. Steven Halpern & Dallas Smith - "Kyoto 1999" [Hear & Now Records, 1984]
  22. Cybe - "Painting No. 7" [Sonic Report, 1981]
  23. Haruomi Hosono - "Luminescent-Hotaru" [Yen Records, 1982]
  24. Jaco Pastorius - "Okonkole y Trompa" [Epic, 1976]
  25. Moondog - "Introduction & Overtone Continuum" [Kopf, 1991]
  26. Susumu Yokota - "Amanogawa" [Skintone, 1998]
  27. Jon Hassell - "Empire III" [Editions EG, 1983]
  28. Joe Zawinul - "The Great Empire" [Columbia, 1986]
  29. Barry Adamson - "Reverie" [Mute, 1992]
  30. Phil Manzanera - "Europe 70-1" [Editions EG, 1982]
  31. Jack DeJohnette - "Four Levels of Joy" [Prestige, 1974]
  32. Joe Walsh - "Inner Tube" [Asylum Records, 1978]
  33. Ashra - "77 Slightly Delayed" [Virgin, 1977]
  34. Craig Kupka - "Clouds I" [Folkways Records, 1981]
Sunday
Jan182015

Gentle Daps XI: The New Age Revival… Continued

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My original new age revival spotlight from June has been the most-streamed Gentle Daps episode so far, so it makes sense to kick off 2015 with a revisitation of this curious trend, which has been on the rise over the past few years and hit its peak in 2014. I've covered it rather extensively here on the blog, and things haven't slowed down for new age since my coverage began.

Here's to many more months of healing!

  1. Gaussian Curve - "Impossible Island" [Music From Memory]
  2. Jasper Lee - "Plateaux of Easy Feelings" [Noumenal Loom]
  3. Ashan - "Offerings" [Inner Islands]
  4. DBGE - "The Cumulus" [Scanline Society]
  5. Quiltland - "A Second Theme" [Astro:Dynamics]
  6. I Am Just a Pupil - "Heart Strings" [Twin Springs Tapes]
  7. Brenda Ray & A.r.t. Wilson - "Shimmer and Sway (Dawn Dance)" [S/R]
  8. Panabrite - "Voice Prothese" [Cosmic Winnetou]
  9. Arc of Doves - "Winter Light" [Rohs! Records]
  10. Softest - "Of Love and Fear" [Inner Islands]
  11. Opaline - "New Realities" [Phinery]
  12. Demonstration Synthesis - "Behind U" [Phinery]
  13. Crown of Eternity - "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo" [S/R]
Friday
Jan092015

Best Dance Songs: January 2015

  1. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  2. Chris Brown - "Loyal (Murlo Refix)" [Mixpak]
  3. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]
  4. Maxo - "Eddy Vancouver" [Activia Benz]
  5. Clark - "Banjo (Pariah Edit)" [Warp Records]
  6. Fah - "Rod! Activate!" [Occult Research]
  7. Hashman Deejay - "Sandfish" [Future Times]
  8. Peverelist - "In a Spin" [Magic + Dreams]
  9. DMX Krew - "Astro Logical" [Permanent Vacation]
  10. Max Cooper - "Origins" [Fields Records]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.