(c) Mariagrazia Giove

COSMIC FOREST schickt uns auf eine spirituelle Reise durch das Universum von MPS.

Seit fast 50 Jahren gilt „Musik Produktion Schwarzwald” als wichtigstes deutsches Jazz-Label der 60er und 70er Jahre. Neben jüngeren Firmen wie ECM, Enja und ACT steht es bis heute für den interessantesten und umfangreichsten Katalog des „Jazz Made in Germany”, mit rund 500 Albumtiteln unterschiedlichster Couleur.

Unternehmer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) ist gleichzeitig Inhaber von SABA, der „Schwarzwälder Apparate Bau Anstalt” in Villingen/ Schwenningen, als er 1965 die gleichnamige Schallplattenfirma mit eigenem Tonstudio ins Leben ruft. Drei Jahre später werden Produktionsstätte und Label dann in MPS umbenannt. Die besondere Ausstattung und hochwertige Pressqualität der meist in 500er bis 1000er-Auflagen gefertigten LPs gelten noch heute als „State of the Art”. Somit ist SABA/ MPS auch das wichtigste deutsche Jazz-Label für Vinyl-Sammler.

Noch immer lassen sich weithin unbekannte Perlen des Katalogs entdecken, wie die von Nicola Conte kuratierte Compilation “COSMIC FOREST – The Spiritual Sounds of MPS” mit Spiritual Jazz der Jahre 1965-75 jetzt zeigt.

Conte stammt aus dem italienischen Bari, ist seit Jahrzehnten weltweit bekannter Musiker, Produzent, DJ und Plattensammler aus Leidenschaft, dazu einer der profundesten Kenner des europäischen Jazz. Sein besonderes Händchen gräbt stets etwas tiefer, wenn es um die Zusammenstellung einer Kompilation geht. Hier konzentriert er sich auf die spirituellen Highlights des MPS-Katalogs, befördert bekannte, aber auch obskure Schätze ans Tageslicht und verbindet die Stücke durch seinen persönlichen roten Faden.

#nicolaconte #mpsrecords #mpsmusic



GREG WILSON presents The CHIC Organization – 1977-79 Selection Reworked - free mixtape


1.‘Things You Do For Me’ – Killer Funk Disco Allstars Edit
2.Sister S ’Living Ecstasy’ – Norington Remix
3.Leroc Sportif Edit
4.’Greatest Dancer’ – Daz Digs Disco Re-Edit
5.’One Nite In A Disco’ – Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework / Greg Wilson Edit
6.Todd Terje Edit (incorporates Moodyman ‘I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits)
7.’Feel The Rhythm’ – Deep & Disco Edit
8.Chewy Rubs ‘Future Freak’
9.DSD Balearic Mix
10.Greg Wilson Rework
11.In Flagranti ‘A Brag Mount’
12.Greg Wilson Edit




Track Listing:

1.- More Than A Little Bit -The Players Association-
2.- Move Me (LNTG Rework – Ben Jays No Drama Edit) -Chaka Khan-
3.- Native New Yorker (Disco Mix) – Odyssey-
4.- Falling In Love Again (Dj Reverend P Soulful Edit) -Marvin Gaye-
5.- Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Gui Pimentel Rework) -Biddu Orchestra-
6.- I’ll See You When I Get There (1977 Edit melodiesmagic) -Lou Rawls-
7.- The Love I Lost (Dimitri from Paris Super Disco Blend) -Harold Melvin & The Blue Note-
8.- Interestellaire (feat. Emilie Farcy) -Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel, Emilie Farcy-
9.- Everlasting Love (Vocal Version) -Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel, Los Charly’s Orchestra, Amalia Economos-
10.- Amore (Vocal Version) -Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel, Andre Espeut-
11.- Can’t You See Me (Original Mix) -Boogsie-



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P-Funk, Disco, Synth Boogie and a little bit of Electro.
All mixed up in 3 hours continuous mix.
Anatoly Ice


1. Bernard Wright — Hablogablotripin [Arista]
2. Parliament — Let’s Play House [Casablanca]
3. Redd Hot — We Come To Funk [Venture]
4. General Caine — I’m The Man [Groove Time]
5. Prince Charles and The City Beat Band — Don’t Fake The Funk [Virgin]
6. Am-Fm — You Are The One (Instrumental) [Dakar]
7. Bar-Kays — Give It Up [Mercury]
8. Glory — Let’s Get Nice [Posse]
9. George Clinton — Silly Millameter [Capitol]
10. Live Band — We Are Live [TSOB]
11. Ozone — We Bad [Motown]
12. Brothers Johnson — Get The Funk Out Ma Face
13. Michelle Lamb — Natural High [Dealers Choice]
14. Nohelani Cypriano — O’Kailua [HanaOla]
15. Beres Hammond — Comin’ At You [WKS]
16. Con Funk Shun — Ffun [Mercury]
17. One Way — Making You An Offer [MCA]
18. The Ohio Players — Boardwalkin’ [The Boardwalk Entertainment Co]
19. Parliament — Black Hole Theme [Casablanca]
20. Charles Leonard — Drop It In The Pocket [Windy City]
21. Peaches and Herb — Lovey Dovey [Polydor]
22. Bar-Kays — Hit and Run
23. Jr. Funk and The Love Machine — Feel Good, Party Time [Brass]
24. Dr. Togo — Be Free (instrumental) [VIP]
25. The General (Gordon Dewitty) — Life In The Big City [Vee Kay]
26. Ozone — Girl I Can’t Wait [Motown]
27. Dazz Band — Can We Dance [Motown]
28. Magnum Force — A Touch Of Funk [Chi Sound]
29. Ronnie Hudson and The Street People — West Coast Pop Lock [Street People]
30. Twennynine (feat. Lenny White) — Kid Stuff [Elektra]
31. Bloodstone — Nite Time Fun [T-Neck]
32. George Duke — Reach Out [Epic]
33. Atlantic Starr — Sexy Dancer [A and M]
34. Roots — Sheriff’s Horse [Carrere]
35. Dynasty — I’ve Just Begun To Love You [Solar]
36. Plush — Coast To Coast [RCA]
37. New Horizons — Your Thing Is Your Thing [Columbia]
38. Bloodstone — Funkin’ Around [T-Neck]
39. Locksmith — Far Beyond [Arista]
40. Parlet — Funk Until The Edge Of Time [Casablanca]
41. Magnum Force — Oh You Just Look (So Good) [Kelli-Arts]
42. Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio — Hot Stuff [Arista]
43. Cameo — Throw It Down [Casablanca]
44. Foreal People — Love Begins With You [Tropique]
45. Starpoint — Do What You Wanna Do [Chocolate City]
46. Danny Gold — T.S.O.V. Groove [TSOV]
47. Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio — Still In The Groove [Arista]
48. Atlantic Starr — Think About That [A and M]
49. Jerry Knight — Do It All For You [A and M]
50. Lenny White — Peanut Butter [Elektra]
51. Ozone — Gigolette [Motown]
52. Starpoint — Last Night [Chocolate City]
53. Veen Zee — Funkybebop [Full Time]
54. Serge Gainsbourg — Discophoteque [Philips]


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This edition of #TheSoulMixtape features a tribute to some of my favorite DJ’s, namely the tastemaker that is UK DJ Giles Peterson, the US own DJ’s DJ: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the late great NY’s own David Mancuso of the Loft/Garage etc.





John Davis And The Monster Orchestra – That’s What I Get (1979)
Arthur Prysock – I Wantcha Baby (1976)
Collins & Collins – Top Of The Stairs (1980)
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got (1974)
Spice – Sweet Norma Jones (1974)
Universe City – Can You Get Down (1976)
Jet Brown – It’s The Music (1979)
Ruth Waters – Never Gonna Be The Same (1979)
Touch Of Class – I Just Can’t Say Goodbye (1976)
The Intruders – Everyone’s A Star (1975)
Carol Douglas – Burnin’ (1978)
Mike & Brenda Sutton – Anyway You Want My Love (1982)
John Davis And The Monster Orchestra – Ain’t That Enough For You (1978)
Brenda & The Tabulations – Let’s Go All The Way (Down) (1977)
Wardell Piper – Super Sweet (1979)




Zee Erf Feat. Francesca Mondi – Southern Freeez (Mudd’s Mix For Emma) (2017)
K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don’t Like My Music) (1981)
Mike Francis – This Love (1984)
Citrus Sun – What Color Is Love (2014)
Quincy Jones & Patti Austin – Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me (1981)
Daft Punk – Beyond (2013)
Beverly & Duane – Take A Ride (1978)
Earth Wind & Fire – Fantasy (1977)
Ingram – Smoothin Groovin (1983)
Wham – Club Tropicana (1983)
William Pitt – City Lights (1986)
The Embers – Makin’ Love To You (2008)
Merl Saunders – San Francisco After Dark (1982)
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Lift Your Voice And Said (1981)
Soul Liberation – Touch Me Again (1982)
Talc – Robot’s Return (Modern Sleep Over Part 2) (2007)
Townsend, Townsend, Townsend & Rogers – Bring It Down To The Real (1979)
Leon Ware – Rockin’ You Eternally (1981)
Jorge Dalto – I Only Care For You (1976)





1. George Duke – ‘Rokkinrowl, I Don’t Know’ (Intro Only) – I Love The Blues, She Heard Me Cry, 1975
2. George Duke – ‘Peace’ – The Inner Source, 1973
3. Flora Purim – ‘Above The Rainbow’ – Encounter, 1977 (piano and synthesizer by George Duke)
4. Flora Purim – ‘Tomara (I Wish)’ – Encounter, 1977 (piano and synthesizer by George Duke)
5. Flora Purim – ‘Black Narcissus’ – Encounter, 1977 (piano and synthesizer by George Duke)
6. George Duke – ‘Manya’ – The Inner Source, 1973
7. George Duke – ‘Some Time Ago’ – The Inner Source, 1973
8. George Duke – ‘The Beginning’ – The Beginning, 1977
9. George Duke – ‘The Aura’ – The Aura Will Prevail, 1975
10. George Duke – ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ – A Brazilian Love Affair, 1979
11. The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band, ‘Frankenstein Goes To The Disco’ – “Live” On Tour In Europe, 1976
12. George Duke – ‘North Beach’ – Faces In Reflection, 1974
13. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention – ‘Inca Roads’ – (keyboards, synthesizer, vocals by George Duke – One Size Fits All, 1975
14. The Third Wave Arranged And Conducted By George Duke – ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – Here And Now, 1970
15. George Duke – ‘Nigerian Numberuma’ – The Inner Source, 1973
16. Dee Dee Bridgewater – ‘Bad For Me (12” Long Version)’ produced by George Duke, remixed by Larry Levan, Elektra 12”, 1979
17. Raul de Souza, ‘Sweet Lucy’ – written by George Duke – Sweet Lucy, 1977
18. George Duke – ‘I Want You For Myself’ – Master Of The Game, 1979
19. Stanley Clarke – ‘Life Is Just A Game’ – keyboards by George Duke, Nemperor Records 7” Promo, 1976
20. George Duke – ‘Love’ – Feel, 1974
21. George Duke – ‘Statement’ – Feel, 1974
22. Jeffrey Osborne, ‘Plane Love (Specially Remixed Version)’, produced by George Duke, Remixed by Larry Levan from A&M 12”, 1983





Independent Movement – Slippin’ Away (1978)
Sir John Roberts & The Sophisticated Funk Orchestra – Ain’t Nothing Like Making Love
James Bradley – Let’s Paint The Town (1979)
Melba Moore – Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance (1978)
Ray Dahrouge – Steppin’ Out (1979)
Peoples Choice – Got That Feelin’ (1978)
T.J.M. – Put Yourself In My Place (1979)
Scarbrough – Make Love To You (1978)
Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals – Running Away From Love (1976)
Mose Davis – Strivin’ For Tomorow (1978)
Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady (1976)





Sumeria – Dance And Leave It All Behind You (1977)
Produced by Alec R. Costandinos. He was the king of the eurodisco sound in the 1970’s. Born in Cairo an raised to France. His father was Armenian and his mother was Greek. He managed to get a contract as a producer on casablanca Records. Recorded at Studios Ferber in Paris.

Who’s Who – Palace Palace (1979)
Produced by Daniel Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter (Father of Daft Punk member, Thomas Bangalter)

Crystal Grass With Kristi B. – Overture To Love Train / Love Train Theme / Believe In Magic (1978)
French Disco Project recorded and mixed at Studio Des Dames, Paris & Johanna Studio.

Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra – Romeo & Juliet (1978)
The master himself with a empic disco opera. Take from one of the best disco albums from europe.
Recorded at Trident Studios London.

Space – Magic Fly (1977)
Early space disco gem from the french group Space. This song wrote music history!
Composed by Ecama aka Didier Marouani and produced by Jean Philippe Iliesco.

Voyage – From East To West (1977)
French Disco Project with Marc Chantereau, Pierre Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin. Recorded at Studios Ferber Paris & mixed at Trident Studios London. This group is still a legend.

Cerrone – Supernature (1977)
Another legend born in france. Supernature was a electronic disco masterpiece and very progressive for 1977.

Candy Sylver – How Is Love (1977)
Aka Evelyne Courtois is another space disco production from france. Only released on 7inch and quite unknown.

Soraya – My Life (1978)
Produced by Bernard Torelli & Jean-Pierre Massiera and recorded at Studio Antibes situated at La Fontonne (between Nice and Antibes), in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, South-East France.

Tony Rallo And The Midnight Band – Burnin’ Alive (1979)
Another production by Alec R. Costandinos for Casablanca Records.

Phylicia Allen – Around The World (1978)
Produced by Jacques Morali. Well known as a producer for The Village People, The Ritchie Family,
Patrick Juvet and Evelyn Thomas. Born in Casablanca Morocco raised in France and late moved to America. Taken from the Lp “Josephine Superstar” This album is dedicate to the first black international star, Miss Josephine Baker.

Patrick Juvet – Où Sont Les Femmes? (1977)
Swiss born Patrick Juvet released 12 studio albums. Hard to believe – this one was produced by Jean-Michel Jarre :)

Droids – (Do You Have) The Force (1977)
Another excample of the typical space disco sound from the 70s. Produced by Fabrice Cuitad.
Right after seeing “Star Wars” for the first time, he decided to make a concept album out of it.

Love & Kisses – Accident Lover (1977)
This was the brainchild of Alec Costandinos. Produced, Composed and Written By – Alec R. Costandinos. Recorded at Trident Studios London.

Rockets – Space Rock (1977)

Space Disco from Paris & produced by Claude Lemoine.





01 Merry Clayton – Grandma‘s Hands, 1971 Ode Records
02 Margie Joseph – Let‘s Stay Together, 1973 Atlantic
03 King Curtis – If I Were A Carpemter, 1972 ATCO
04 Melba Moore – Heaven Help Us All, 1971 Mercury
05 Grant Green – Just The Way You Are, 1978 Versitile*
06 Idris Muhammad – Hey Pocky A-Way, 1976 KUDU **
07 Little Junior Parker – Lady Madonna, 1971 Groove Merchant
08 Donald Byrd – Just My Imagination, 1975 Blue Note
09 Quincy Jones – What‘s Going On?, 1971 A&M
10 Rufus Thomas – Tutti Frutti, 1973 STAX
11 Bernard Purdie – Theme From Shaft, 1972 Prestige
12 Esther Phillips – Use Me, 1972 KUDU (original LP version without strings!)
13 Hampton Hawes – Killing Me Softly With His Song, 1978 Contemporary Records
14 Ike & Tina Turner – Sugar Sugar, 1977 United Artists
15 Isaac Hayes – For The Good Times, 1971 Enterprise/STAX

* from his final album
** trombone solo by Fred Wesley




This volume of #TheSoulMixtape starts with Moonchild talking about what Neo Soul means to them and then taking a trip through some great examples of the genre before taking diversions into Reggae, Acid Jazz and straight up Soul territory! Greats like The Isley Brothers mix with (what were) upstarts like Bilal and Van Hunt, all the way to those Acid Jazz Funkers from the UK Driza Bone and the Brand New Heavies.




Volume 7 aus der Fleetmac Wood Mixtape Reihe:

‘Dragging Around’ – Jack Tennis Edit @jacktennis
Sisters of the Moon – Roxanne Roll Edit @roxanneroll
World Turning – Flying Mojito Bros Refrito @flying-mojito0bros
Edge of 2017 – Antenna Happy Edit @antenna-happy
Empire State – Roxanne Roll Little Red Apple Edit @roxanneroll
Angel – LanternLights Edit @lantern-lights-229806414
Planets of the Universe – Roxanne Roll Playa Remix @roxanneroll
Beautiful People Beautiful Problems – Lana Del Rey feat. Stevie Nicks – Roxanne Roll Rework @roxanneroll
In’t it Midnight – Twin Sun Edit @twinsunmusic
Over My Head/Shoreline – Fleetwood Mac/XSPANCE/Joey Fehrenbach (LanternLights Edit)@lantern-lights-229806414
Leather & Lace – Stevie Nicks (Roxanne Roll Remix)@roxanneroll





George Benson- Here comes the sun
Mass Production- Fun in the sun
Earth Wind and Fire- Sunshine
Osibisa- Sunshine day
Bob Andy- Sun shines for me
Al Jarreau- Brite n sunny babe
Starpoint- Youre my sunny day
Leon Ware and Quadron- Orchids for the sun
Norman Connors and Dee Dee Bridgewater- Love from the sun






Vaneese & Carolyn – The Goodbye Song (1978)
T.H.E.M. – The Time Is Now (1980)
Art Wilson – I Know We Can Make It (1978)
James Nelson – Mellow Mellow Me (1978)
The Ovations Feat. Louis Williams – Till I Find Some Way (1978)
Jewel Bass – Let Your Love Rain Down On Me (1979)
Larry Whittington – You Can Always Count On Me (1982)
Al Mason – Good Lovin’ (1980)
The Checkmates Ltd. – All Alone By The Telephone (1976)
June Evans – Hardly Need To Say (1981)
Brenda Cuffari – My Music Says It All (1979)
Bill – I Feel Good With You (1980)
Michelle Wiley – I Feel So At Home Here (1977)
Phylliss Bailey – It’s Easy (1978)
The Pro-Fascination – I Want To Wrap You In My Arms (1980)
Ethel Beatty – I Know Care (1981)









Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly (1975)

Produced by Michael Kunze & Silvester Levay and recorded at munic germany, was the second number #1 in the us billboard charts coming up from germany.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Munich Machine – Get On The Funk Train (1977)

Produced by Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte is the perfect example for the great munich disco sound. Recorded at the Musicland Studios in munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Boney M. – New York City (1976)

Produced by Frank Farian & taken from the b-side of the “sunny” 7inch. Recorded in the Union Studios, Munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Flyers – Mainline Is Sunshine (1979)

Produced by Lutz H. Tempelhagen in September, October, and November 1978 at Audio Tonstudios, Berlin, West-Germany.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Ronnie Jones – Satin Sheets (1976)

Produced by Jürgen S. Korduletsch and Recorded at Studio 70 / Musicland Studios, Munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Giorgio Moroder – Knights In White Satin (1976)

Produced by the master himself and recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, April 1976. “Knights In White Satin” is a cover version of the Moody Blues hit from 1967.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Mascara – See You In L.A.(1979)

Another production from Jürgen S. Korduletsch. Instrumental tracks recorded at Arco Studios, Munich and Vocals (with Luther Vandross) recorded at H&L Studios, Englewood, New Jersey.
More 70s Disco productions with Luther Vandross you will find in my Luther special: Luther Vandross: The Disco Years (1977-1980)

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Tony Sinclair Orchestra – Walkin’ Through The Night (1978)

Produced by Wolfgang Maus and recorded in Cologne & Lüdenscheid, germany.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Orlando Riva Sound – Indian Reservation (1979)

Produced by Anthony Monn (Famous as producer for Amanda Lear and Judy Cheeks) from munich & recorded at Musicland Studios Munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Claudja Barry – Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes (1978)

Once again a production by Jürgen S. Korduletsch and recorded at Acro Studios & Musicland Studios munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Supermax – Lovemachine (1977)

Founder of Supermax was the austrian born Kurt Hauenstein, produced by the german Peter Hauke & recorded at the Europasound Studios in Offenbach & Franfurt, Germany.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture – Children Of The Universe (1979)

Another production by Wolfgang Maus and recorded in Cologne & Lüdenscheid, germany.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Donna Summer – Spring Affair (1976)

Produced by Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte. Recorded at MusicLand Studios, Munich ; August / September 1976.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Pan Demonium – Break Down And Tell Me You Love Me (1979)

Produced by Nic Simon and recorded at ARCO Studios munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Arabesque – In The Heat Of A Disco Night (1979)

Produced by Wolfgang Mewes & recorded at the Europasound Studios in Offenbach & Franfurt, Germany. By the way, one of the ladies was Sandra Ann Lauer, in the 80’s better know as Sandra!

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Jumbo – Turn On To Love (1976)

Produced by Ingo Cramer and  recorded at Hansa Tonstudio Berlin.
A disco monster in full length!

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Hot Blood – Terror On The Dance Floor (1977)

German studio act. Members: Stefan Klinkhammer, Penny Duke, May Ambruster produced by himself and recorded at Union Studios, Munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Marianne Rosenberg – It’s Wrong (Now That Love Has Gone) (1976)

The german “Philly Queen” with the english version of “Marleen” produced by Joachim Heider and recorded at Hansa Tonstudio Berlin.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Su Kramer – You’ve Got The Power (1976)

Produced by Joachim Heider and recorded at Hansa Tonstudio Berlin.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Peter Griffin – Spiderman (1979)

Produced by Christian Bensch, Peter Wagner, Christian Byxton & Peter Vaylon. Recorded and remixed at Hansa Studio 1, Berlin. Strings – German Opera Berlin & arranged by Peter Glass.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Tender Agression – Extra High (1976)

Produced by Dieter Reith & recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg Germany, the country’s oldest private studio, founded in 1949.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Judy Cheeks – Livin’ Easy In The City (1978)

Produced by Anthony Monn & recorded at Musicland Studios Munich.

Made in Germany - 70's Disco Delights (Mixtape)

Eruption – Fire Is Gone (1979)

Another production by Frank Farian (Famous as producer for Boney M. & Milli Vanilli). Recorded at
Europasound Studios Offenbach & Union Studios Munich.