"Enjoy this new chapter of West Coast Sounds of The Netherlands," says Martijn Soetens, music director of NPO Soul and Jazz in Holland and the man behind our much-loved Jeff Porcaro series. "A collection of soulful pop, yacht rock and smooth fusion jazz grooves from Holland. Dutch artists as well as artists with a close connection to the Netherlands. This compilation features songs from The Leon Haines Band, Benny Sings, Joe Bourne, Future World Orchestra, Limousine and many more."

Tracklist:

Vitesse - Goin’ Down (1978)

Leon Haines Band - Another Clown (1980)

Benny Sings - My Favourite Game (2015) 

Joe Bourne - Bourne To Satisfy (1978)

Greenfield & Cook - Mr. Music Man (1974)

Amy Holland - How Do I Survive (1980)

Sweet d’Buster - Stir Up The Fire (1978)

Rob van de Wouw feat.
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Many thanks to Olof folO aka dj Shmeejay for his latest exclusive mix for AOR Disco, featuring the best in recent soft rock edits plus a couple of great remixes from a few years back such as Sunshine Jones' take on Exile's 'I Wanna Kiss You All Over'. Also there's a new discovery - for us anyway - of an old original here with 'Rain' by the Jerry Garcia Band.

"I have a real respect for Fleetwood Mac's music and I wanted to enhance this masterpiece from the 1979 Tusk album to a create a club version," says the Paris-based DJ and remixer Doctor Soul. "I've just made some subtle modifications: added drums and percussion and I've created a breakdown using Mick Fleetwood's wonderful drumming. I also added some effects on Miss Stevie Nicks's velvet tone in order to create a more haunting voice.
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"I've put together a mixtape of one my fave groups, the iconic LOVE band from L.A.," says Nicolas Laugier, the acclaimed and intensely dedicated stems-only remixer aka The Reflex. "With two geniuses at its helm, Arthur Lee (a cross between Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan) and Bryan Maclean (somewhere between Brian Jones and Joni Mitchell), LOVE dabbled with psychedelic funky rock to jazz folk through garage punk and r'nb over three decades.
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"Just a taster of the 8 min remix," says Joey Negro, the man who has probably done more to revitalise disco since the early 1990s than anyone else. "This all time classic finally gets the 12" remix it never had, straight from the 48 track multi." It's featured on his recent Remixed With Love Volume 2 compilation album and we think it's the best interpretation of 'Ride Like The Wind' we've come across so far. Yes, even better than Saxon's 1985 heavy metal cover version.

There's a limited run of only 50 copies of the latest C60 cassette mix by the Philadelphia based DJ collective and label Universal Cave so best move like the wind if you want own a copy. It's Volume 4 of their outstanding Soft Rock for Hard Times series, featuring deep AOR rarities from the 1970s and early 1980s. The track list will be available soon and a good thing too because it's tough to name more than three or four tracks in a Universal Cave mix.

"Hot on the heels of our recent Turn it Loose mix, we're putting out what is for us one of the mix's highlights, a reimagining of the Dan's classic 'Do It Again'," say the Flying Mojito Brothers. "Stretched out into a seven-minute singalong disco bruiser, we're looking forward to the tops-off euphoria that this remix will bring to balmy bars and festival fields and tents we'll be DJing at this summer.

Too Slow To Disco is back and this time it features an all-female cast. Listen to this 21 minute 19 song minimix by series curator DJ Supermarkt and for bonus smoothness watch the video below to  take a ride through the streets of early 1980s Los Angeles.

Pre-order The Ladies of Too Slow To Disco / European Tour 

The Ladies of Too Slow To Disco - Minimix by Dj Supermarkt from too slow to disco on Vimeo.

The latest in K's long-running series of exclusive AOR/Westcoast mixes for us - and this time he adds a country rock element which he says takes us "back to the roots" of LA smoothness. Check out his other wonderful series for us too: Flying Cloud (cosmic folk), Utopia (progressive rock) and Country Roads (alt-country).
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The third volume of the acclaimed compilation Too Slow To Disco is nearly upon us and this time it features the female voices of the 1970s Los Angeles music scene. Aside from Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Carole King, most of the artists featured were over-looked even at the time. So much so that in a recent episode of the excellent podcast Beyond Yacht Rock the hosts struggle to think of a single female yacht rock artist.
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