Tobias Edborg-Torjussen aka Mr Funk, who for the last ten years has been part of the Oslo Nerd Army, a  DJ collective who have a monthly club night "playing everything that grooves from 1960s to the 1980s", returns with his fourth "contribution to the Marina Soul, AOR, Westcoast, Yacht Rock and Sunset Disco revival." 

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With nearly 150,000 plays so far, the West Coast, Sunset Disco and Yacht Rock series by Paul Hillery has been one of the highlights of 2014. Recorded from extraordinarily difficult find vinyl originals this series manages to appeal to the serious collector and to people new the arcane world of rare 1970s smooth music.

"Here is a little extra present for Rough Trade for making Too Slow To Disco their number one compilation of 2014," says Marcus Liesenfeld aka DJ Supermarkt. "It's a mix based on a bonus disc exclusively available at Rough Trade. 

It is my first Radio-Style-Mix after 2011’s Nite Flyte, Too Slow To Disco from 2010 and Laurel Canyon from 2009. So it comes with lots of spoken-word breaks, radio jingles and other annoying stuff in between the tracks.
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It's time for another track from 1980, possibly the high water mark of the yacht rock era. With its pristine production and tight groove reminiscent of If You Should Sail by Neilsen/Pearson, Time Is Right sounds like it was recorded by the legendary Los Angeles session men of the time. But Footloose was actually from Edmonton in Canada and this is the first recording to feature Canadian legend Tim Feehan on vocals (check out his 1983's Carmelita for evidence of future AOR greatness).

"The beautiful Kieran White track on your blog inspired me to make a follow-up to AOR On the Radio," says Professor Eddy. "What I like about Westcoast /AOR music  is that a lot of singer-songwriters drew from all kinds of different styles to make it sound as good (or as smooth) as possible. The mix I put together gives me the feeling of driving around at sunset in Los Angeles before going out and getting drunk on a Saturday night.

Tobias Edborg-Torjussen aka Mr Funk, who for the last ten years has been part of the Oslo Nerd Army, a  DJ collective who have a monthly club night "playing everything that grooves from 1960s to the 1980s", returns with his third "contribution to the Marina Soul, AOR, Westcoast, Yacht Rock and Sunset Disco revival." 

FCC – Woman

Cecilio & Kapono - Someday 

Brenda Russell – I Want Love To Find Me

Santiago – Just Another Night Flight

Eigil Berg – Light a Candle

AWB – Shine

Bill Champlin – S
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K returns with the second in his new series of 1970s progressive and space rock mixes. His previous two series for us captured the sound of Los Angeles, from the Laurel Canyon inspired Flying Cloud sets to the disco era Summer Breeze mixes, but Utopia has a strong British theme running throughout. "It's interesting to me as a foreigner to find all these great British musicians. But this music is somehow uncool in the UK," says K.

AOR purists look away now. Here are ten big, brash stadium rock standards remixed in a big, brash way. Northern Rascal is actually best known for his smooth Westcoast edits and mixtapes but this set captures the spirit of his other life - as a wedding DJ. "Here are ten of the most in-demand rock classics from the last few decades," he says. "I've used remixes and re-edits to create this mix because as a wedding DJ I have heard all these tunes far too many times already in their original form.

Per Åslund has collected AOR, Westcoast and Yacht Rock since the 1980s and he runs a monthly podcast together with a friend called Keep It Smooth. "It's only in Swedish - sorry!" says Per. "But here's an afternoon mix based on it which you can play before sliding down to the club.
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DJ Zak Hamburg (middle) 

It's great to have our first exclusive mix of the year from long-time AOR Disco favourite Zak Hamburg, resident DJ at Sa Trinxa in Ibiza, actor in Hamburg and the former drummer for 1980s pop legend Falco. Zak is one of the best-loved Balearic DJs around and once again he combines the sounds of Ibiza and Los Angeles with this set of deep house, soft rock and electronica.   

1.   ptaki - warsaw

2.   thomzen - chan chan

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