For The Record - Amir Javasoul
'For The Record' is one of the GH Blog series which is dedicated to digging. For each episode, the team at Guesthouse asks one artist to select ten tracks, all playing on a theme of their choice. To kick-start the series, we turned to Amir Javasoul for his collection of records and his chosen topic. He decided to imagine a set for when the world is ending and delivered an ingenious track-list in both sounds and words. We would definitely be on board for that last ride. With this being said, now over to Amir.
"We have an hour left," says the captain. Our last Hurrah. The asteroid impact is imminent and unavoidable at this point. "Play us your last ten songs for a last dance and let's go out with a bang," he adds.Here they are.
A guy named Gerald "Tranquility on Phobos"
Gerald was a way ahead of his game in 1988 when he made this beautiful gem. Not only this track is timeless, but he also accurately predicted that we would be better off on Phobos - a small planet orbiting Mars. I guess we're about to find out ...
Horror Inc. 'Dans La Nuit'
I can not think of a better way of going into the night and forever blinded in space than having this song playing in my head. One of our favorite Perlon releases ever and a record that's never too far in my bag.
Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts 'Constellation'
The title is self-explanatory but this song tells our future alien friends that we come in peace. .Intergalactic classic.A beautiful melody alongside a sax line that really gets to me.
Derrick L. Carter "a hope" (Dub)
An all-time favorite of all-time favorites. A record that has stood the test of time for almost 20 years now. Pretty much like any other DC record. Sounding as fresh as ever, with Chez Damier on Vox. A hope is over you ...
Matthew Jonson and the mole '911, how can I help you?
As commander in chief of this nation under groove, this would be the waiting line of all flooded 911 emergency lines. groove, this would be the waiting line of all flooded 911 emergency lines. groove, this would be the waiting line of all flooded 911 emergency lines. Nothing can save us now, so you can listen to a perfect song by the man like Mathew (and Colin).
Christopher Ledger 'Lost with K'
My dear friend Chris gets us teary eyed with this beautiful peace. teary eyed with this beautiful peace.
Gwen Guthrie 'hopscotch - Larry Levan instrumental'
This meteor hit can wait, because it's a goodbye party until I play some disco. wait, because it's a goodbye party until I play some disco. wait, because it's a goodbye party until I play some disco. This is the jam right here. An instrumental crafted by Larry Levan and produced by Sly & Robbie. Play it fast, play it slow.
Ricardo Villalobos - 'Fools Garden (Black Conga)'
Are the vocals on this track from our alien friends? Rici will not tell. I'll ask the question once we arrive on Phobos.
Max Brennan - 'Move'
A secret weapon of sorts. Early 90s UK house at its finest. Something interesting is about the 2.Coincidence? I think not.
Roger Waters - 'Amused to death'
Yes I know, we said DANCE songs. I get a free pass, this one time. Roger Waters, the centerpiece of the most important rock band of all time, Pink Floyd. The title song of the solo album with the same name. Roger sang of everything that was already wrong with the way we lived as a consumerism society - back in 1992. 'This species has amused itself to death'.