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It’s been a while since we’ve posted something, time and inspiration are precious things! Anyway, like every year we’re doing a ‘best of 2010’ list. A list that contains all our favorite ‘dancefloor’-killers of the latest 12 months. Last year we did a ridiculously long list of 50 records, so this year we tried to keep it as short as possible, only our 10 favorites. It wasn’t very difficult to pick out five or six incredible records, but seperating the ‘good’ from the ‘very good’ wasn’t always easy. There are probably some surprises (although not to many we suppose) but like every year there are some tracks that really deserved more attention.

Our track of the year is the titletrack of Aeroplane‘s debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’. What a vibe and what a production. A 100 bpm summer reggae-disco stomper that made us smile everytime we heard it. Too bad that the rest of the album could not compete with this stand-out track.

Number two is ‘Beam Me Up’ by a relatively new act called Midnight Magic. Most dj’s preferred the Jacques Renault remix, which we couldn’t really understand because the original version is an incredible disco track with absolutely great vocals and a tremendous catchy bassline.

At number three you can find ‘the nu-disco track of 2010’: Tensnake‘s ‘Coma Cat’. Released in January on Permanent Vacation, but later on the year picked up by Defected. You could even hear it on Belgian national radio.. Do we need to say more?

Our own Belgian house-pride FCL, which is San Soda and WPH-labelboss Red D made it to number four with their instant old school house classic ‘Let’s Go’. Incredible house record that you really should have in your bag!

We reserved number five for a relatively underestimated record: Chmmr with ‘Love Will Lead U Back’. We didn’t heard many fuzz around this track, haven’t heard any other dj playing or charting it.  Which is very strange, because it’s an incredible piano-house track with very catchy percussion. We saw a lot of smiling faces when playing this one!

Another track that didn’t got the attention it deserved is ‘Crazy Meera’ by Red Fulka.  Hard to descripe this record, but you certainly should take a listen to it. It has also that warm summery vibe in it (maybe we’re just longing for the summer).

For number seven we choosed ‘Look Into My Eyes’ that was released early this year on DFA. Ray Mang‘s own version of the classic Tangerine Dream track. Very dreamy, very beautiful version!

Another usual suspect in the end-of-the-year-lists is Morgan Geist. In 2010 he came up with a new moniker ‘Storm Queen’ and released the fantastic ‘Look Right Through’. Morgan Geist equals quality, we know that by now.

At nine we find the first edit of our chart. There were a lot of edits released in 2010; which actually means a lot of crap and a few exceptional great ones. Dr. Dunks – No P’s is one of those rare great ones. Very nice groove in this one, Dolly Parton was never so hot as in 2010!

Another edit at number 10: Justin Vandervolgen put himself really on the edit-map. Most of his output was high quality stuff, certainly ‘Get To My Baby’ under his Try To Find Me alter ego on Golf Channel.

1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Extended Drums Mix) [ESKIMO]

2. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up [PERMANENT VACATION]

3. Tensnake – Coma Cat [PERMANENT VACATION]

4. FCL – Let’s Go [WE PLAY HOUSE RECORDINGS]

5. CHMMR – Love Will Lead U Back [LUNAFLICKS]

6. Red Fulka – Crazy Meera [ELEVATOR PEOPLE]

7. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes [DFA RECORDS]

8. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vox) [ENVIRON]

9. Dr. Dunks – No P’s [KEEP IT CHEAP]

10. Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby [GOLF CHANNEL]

We hope y’all had a great 2010 and we wish you all the best for the new year! Feel free to comment with your own charts by the way..

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1. 6th Borough Project – Part 5

2. International Feel – Woman Of Candy

3. Jayson Brothers – The Game

4. Bottin & Rodion – Galli (Give It Up)

5. Williams – Confused Arp Disco

6. Kid Who – Above My Head

7. Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby (TBD Extension)

8. Octave One – The Greater Good (Mix 1)

9. Quince – Noodles EP

10. Shit Robot – I Got A Feeling

When Italian superstar of the international nu-disco scene Bottin, known from releases on Italians Do It Better, Bearfunk, Eskimo, etc…, told King DJ he was going to be in Belgium, the two decided to go for a nice and fun party with some grade A music where both can completely go for “their thing”. Hospitable as we know Charlatan to be, it wasn’t a problem to get the cozy backroom Barbaar open for this, possibly the first of many to come.This is going to be a good one, folks!

If you are into really good party music and great vibes, and are open to something new as well as something old, as long as it’s sexy, this is the party for you. This is clubbing the way it was designed, a trip down past forgotten jams and future sounds of all era’s, a party where the music is so good that it’s completely in service of the general vibe. Come on down if you’re up for a night of two truly skillful dj’s taking you on a genuine trip that’ll make you feel alright, also if you’re more into just hangin’ out. Even better if you’ve got them dancin’ feet!

Larry Levan’s holy spirit will be visiting if you are. Just know that everyone’s gonna be there, so don’t be the exception!  You wouldn’t want to miss this…  ;- )

Oh, and also: Dancin’ Feet is here for a great party, and nothing else, so the entrance is free!

Dancin’ Feet will help you to get ready for some great King DJ releases coming up soon on Bearfunk, Chicken Lips’ Lipservice imprint, Nang,… and for the upcoming Swingers Club in Rumba on March 9th, where he’ll also be playing.

And finally, just to get you into the mood already, and maybe to trick you into sympathy, here’s a free mp3 for your ears only. It’s a King DJ re-edit of ‘Shake It Baby Love’ by Ferrara.

Ferrara – Shake It Baby (King DJ Re-Edit)

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We’re very excited to announce our first guestmixer here on Swingers Blog! You can please your ears with a brandnew Hot Toddy mixtape. Hot Toddy or Chris Todd is the bassplayer of Crazy P. and is getting a lot of attention with his productions lately. He did a few great remixes for Crazy P. and he also just released an excellent 12 inch on Eskimo called ‘I Need Love’ with a Morgan Geist dub on the flip. You can buy the track here. For us, Hot Toddy is really one of the producers of the moment, the last few months we had almost always a Toddy track in our dj-bag, so yes we are really excited that we can present you this great mix!

You can download the mix on Soundcloud here, we hope you like it as much as we do:

Hot Toddy – Swingers Mix #02

Tracklisting:

1. Hot Toddy – Magnetic

2. David E Sugar – Hey Hey

3. The Emptyheads ft. Dynamite MC – Shake (Yes King Mix)

4. Amplified Orchestra – Fun Thing

5. Jive Rhythm Trax – 112 BPM (Edit)

6. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Mix)

7. Pitch And Scratch – Every Move

8. Atmosphere – Outta Space (The Revenge Remix)

9. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

10. Mike Dunn – Freaky MF

11. Das Volt – Gestures (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)

12. Mike Monday – Catnip

13. Zepp001 – Don’t Sleep (The Revenge Remix)

14. Prince – The Future

15. Shit Robot – Simple Things (Todd Terje Remix)

16. Chamboche – Feverish (The Revenge Remix)

17. Status 4 – You Ain’t Really Down (Jazzanova Remix)

18. Rainer Weichold – Bamboo

19. Moodymann – Freeki Mutha Fucker

20. Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches & Prunes (Ron Hardy Re-Edit)

21. Primal Scream – Don’t Fight It, Feel It

22. The Electrons – Joy

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Smile is the new management company of Dirk De Ruyck, former A&R of Eskimo Recordings. Smile Mgmt will represent artists like Villa and Aeroplane. We’re very proud to present you Dirk’s July Top 10 which contains some new unreleased material and a lot of old school classics.

  1. Villa – Agneta Edit
  2. Florence & The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Leo Zero Remix)
  3. Tina Turner – We don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental)
  4. Split Enz – Message To My Girl
  5. Cosmic Rave – Dream On (White Label)
  6. Pnau – With You Forever
  7. Master C & J feat. Liz Torres – Face It
  8. The Night Writers – Let The Music (Use You)
  9. Wooden Shjips – Contact
  10. Simple Minds – This Fear Of God