Top-5: Beesmunt Soundsystem (Amsterdam)

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Two young producers David Van Der Leeuw & Luigi Jansen aka Beesmunt Soundsystem interested us with their EP on Honey Soundsystem Records last year. They got a lot of attention worldwide in the last 2-3 years, playing lots of gigs, having their radioshow on Red Light Radio and now they’re up to release excellent EP on Kitjen. It’s a first time we making top-5 with DJ duo, so expect double dose of goodness ;)

DAVID’ TOP-5

Family Of Percussion — Message To The Enemies Of Time LP [1978, Någarå]
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Amazing LP filled with percussive jams by this German/Swiss group formed by Peter Giger in 1977. Morning Sun Dance is a favorite, and has made me slowly dance in the morning on numerous occasions. Costs a lil extra, but so worth it. No bad tracks on here, and picture perfect stuff to warm up a party.


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The Pickpocket — Gim’Hits Music 7″ [1989, French Riviera Production]
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I had found another record on this weird little label that I really liked, so I also ordered this 7 inch for about 5 euros via some sketchy French website a year back, without knowing what would be on it. I was totally blown away to hear it included some sort of extended version of Massiera and Torelli — New York Rap. I guess more people found out, because its going for 150,- on Discogs now… Bananas! Never selling mine though.


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Finis Africae ‎– Amazonia LP [1990, Música Sin-Fin]
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After Franco’s regime in Spain ended, this group of Spanish musicians came together to break out of the boundaries in music of that era, and explore and implement unknown sounds from all over the world. Drum machines, recorded rainforest sounds, mandolins, guitars, flutes and tape loops all combined, resulting in something very unique. A superb record, which has been a big influence on our own music and reminded us to think of more obscure sounds to use.


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Masaaki Ohmura — You Gotta Chance OST LP [1985, SMS Records]
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A Touch Of Temptation, the title really says it all, a super sleazy but amazingly beautiful song in my opinion. We played this in a very big empty room for an Art exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum last year, the room added its natural reverberation and it sounded amazing, probably played this in a hundred radio shows since that moment. Gotta say though, besides the stellar A2 and B3 tracks, the rest of the record kinda sucks.


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Rico — Mysteries Of The World 12″ [1990, Debut]
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Super sick tailor made dance floor cover version of MFSB’s Mysteries of the World by Nigel Wright. All credits go to the guys at Okonkole Y Trompa here, after their post I tried finding it pretty hard. Mailed the label it was released on in 1990 if they could help me, but they had no copies or files or contacts for me. A couple weeks later I found one in the depths of the internet somewhere, supposedly in very bad shape, but ordered it for 3 euros anyway. The sleeve was indeed pretty worn out, but the record itself is now playing like a charm in almost all our BSS sets!


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LUIGI’ TOP-5

Dieter Moebius & Gerd Beerbohm — Double Cut LP []1984, Sky Records
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If you are ready to listen to this beauty for 22 minutes give me a call. Always up for listening to this. For that amount with some good sound. That rhymes!


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Monika Herz — Bitte, Tanz Mit Mir LP [1978, Amiga]
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When I was listening to this LP almost everything sounded terrible, from slager to ballets to pure German folk, when I almost wanted to give up on Monika she made Mingo. It just does not fit on the record, and that’s what sitting in a record store is all about. Or is it just drinking beer with James? Enjoy mingo and let the rest just be.


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Junior Homrich Und Brian Gascoigne — Der Smaragdwald OST LP [1985, Colosseum]
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This amazing piece of music makes me think of an equally amazing piece of human being, it’s a bright man from Delft. He’s doing a lot of beautiful parties in The Hague with his compagnon who looks at hands. This story is just very good when you know the guy, I’m sorry for this but I’m amazed by what these songs make me think of.


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Haruomi Hosono — Super Xevious 12″ [1984, Yen Records]
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I prefer a whole lot of tunes slower then they are meant to be played. A lot of times it makes the song sexier or just gives it more of a relaxing warmth, this is exactly what happens with Super Xevious, just don’t listen to the Youtube link and buy the record play it in 33rpm and let me know what you think.


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Unknown Artist — Masques Dan LP [1971, Ocora]
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Into people using their voice as an instrument? You’re in for a treat, I uploaded a little clip just 5 minutes ago on Youtube for you to listen to. My pleasure.


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Cover photo Sarah Van Rij, texts & pics David & Luigi.