Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bedmo Disco Mixtape download: The Sound Of Bedmo Vol 1!

The Sound of Bedmo mixtapeWell tickle me with an oversized kazoo and call me Brenda! Thumbs Aloft have only gone and done a mixtape! I know, I know – it’s taken us a while, but hold your fire – it’s here at last and you can download it here >>

It’s called ‘The Sound Of Bedmo’ and was recorded in the autumn of 2008, following our well-received Bedmo Disco Soundsystem show at Bloom Festival. We more or less finished it off but planned to add more bits and pieces from our mic man, Coherent, as well as an exclusive new cut-up disco track at the end. Then Sell By Dave lost his job and buggered off to Australia for a month. When he came back we’d already forgotten about the mix, so it sat on Five-Stylez hard drive for nearly 12 months. After bouncing down the backing track for our new Bedmo Disco Soundsystem CD, ‘North St Sound’ (coming your way in the new year), we rediscovered the mix (in two parts, bizarrely) and decided we may as well slap it out. So, we stitched the two bits of the mixtape together, tidied up the sound levels and uploaded it.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy it. We’re actually quite pleased with it, and while it does sound like it was recorded a year ago (i.e not tracks from this year) there’s still plenty to get exited about. There’s funk, soul, disco and old skool hip-hop aplenty, plus a couple of unreleased cuts and exclusive Thumbs Aloft tracks. Oh, and some sneaky re-edits we did especially for the mix. The whole thing is loosely based on our show at Bloom, which rocked hard, so think funtime Saturday afternoon party vibes.

So, what are you waiting for? Download it here >>

If you want to stream it, check out the all-new Bedmo Disco Mixcloud page >>

Download from Sendspace >> or Stream on Mixcloud >>

1. Thumbs Aloft – Thumbs Aloft Intro
2. Mt Scruff – Spandex Man
3. Quantic – We Got Soul
4. Afrodisiac Soundsystem – Untitled 3
5. Afrodisiac Soundsystem – Untitled 2
6. Main Sounce – Peace Is Not A Word To Play [Remix]
7. Electrons – Get Up [Greg Wilson’s Special Version – Thumbs Aloft Edit]
8. Situation – Lights On Broadmead
9. Lack Of Afro – The Outsider
10. DJ Zeph – Floorwax
11. The Revenge – Cadillac
12. Mindless Boogie – Boogie
13. Valique – (Let Go) Trouble Girl
14. Thumbs Aloft – Five Stylez’ Mambo Lesson
15. Jayl Funk – Washed Car [Original Mix]
16. Unknown – Make ‘Em Shake It Morena
17. Wiseguys – Oooh La La
18. Bombs – Sparky’s Sunshine
19. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You [Thumbs Aloft Edit]
20. Lipps Inc – Funkytown
21. Tangoterje – Dance & Chant

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