PLAYLIST
DOMINIC VALVONA
GRAPHICS: GIANLUIGI MARSIBILIO 


Monolith Cocktail Social - Gianluigi Marsibilio


Cool shit that the Monolith Cocktail founder and instigator Dominic Valvona has pulled together, the Social playlist is a themeless selection of eclectic tracks from across the globe and ages. Representing not only his tastes but the blogs, these regular playlists can be viewed as an imaginary radio show, a taste of Dominic’s DJ sets over 25 plus years. Placed in a way as to ape a listening journey, though feel free to listen to it as you wish, each playlist bridges a myriad of musical treasures to enjoy and also explore – and of course, to dance away the hours to.

 

As you can see, volume XLI of this regular playlist selection is accompanied by Gianluigi Marsibilio‘s new snazzy graphics. As diverse in scope as ever, we start of this jamboree with some rough and ready post punk and spunk rock (The Exploding Budgies, The Real Kids, Iceage) before sliding into some sweet soul music (Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Castor) and a short boogie down Bronx stopover (D-Nice). Later on there’s Krautrock royalty (Kraan), maverick Italian soundtracks (Piero Umiliani), psychedelic flights of fantasy (The Tangerine Zoo, J.K & Co.) and a sauntered funked out vision of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Atomic Forest).





Starring in selection XLI:

The Exploding Budgies  ‘Kenneth Anger’
The Pale Fountains  ‘Shelter’
The Real Kids  ‘I’d Rather Go To Jail’
Iceage  ‘Everything Drifts’
The Blue Magoos  ‘I Can Hear The Grass Grow’
Paul Revere & The Raiders  ‘Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?’
Wilson Pickett  ‘Born To Be Wild’
Jimmy Castor  ‘Rattle Snake’
D-Nice  ‘Straight From The Bronx’
Souls Of Mischief  ‘Make Your Mind Up – Rock On Mix’
Hardnoise  ‘Bongo Attack’
Ernesto Djedje  ‘Dogbohone’
Ersen ve Dadaşlar  ‘Garip Gönlüm’
Ibo Combo  ‘Pour Elle’
Pasteur Lappe  ‘Sanaga Calypso’
Sir Victor Uwaifo  ‘Ebos De Gaiza (Ekassa)’
Matata  ‘I Need Somebody’
Letta Mbulu  ‘Gumba Gumba’
Ema Franklin  ‘You’ve Been Cancelled’
Koushik  ‘Roller Combat’
Piero Umiliani  ‘Produzione’
Black Randy & The Metrosquad  ‘I Wanna Be A Nark’
The Aurora Pushups  ‘Victims Of Terrorism’
Bush Tetras  ‘Cowboys In Africa’
Kraan  ‘Silver Wings’
Marc Benno  ‘Welcome To Hollywood’
The Tangerine Zoo  ‘Trip To The Zoo’
Jean-Claude Vannier  ‘L’Ours Paresseux’
Gary McFarland & Gabor Szabo  ‘Cool Water’
Dzyan  ‘Khali’
J.K. & Co.  ‘Fly’
Atomic Forest  ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Our Imaginary Radio Show Playlist
Selected By Dominic Valvona 





In danger of repeating myself, but for newcomers to the site here’s the premise of my playlist selections. Previously only ever shared via our Facebook profile and on Spotify our regular Monolith Cocktail Social playlists will also be posted here on the blog itself.

With no themes or demarcated reasoning we pick songs from across a wide spectrum of genres, and from all eras. Reaching a sort of milestone edition, selection #30, chosen as always by me, Dominic Valvona, features one of our favourite troubadours, Michael Chapman, all manner of explosive, spiritual and traversing jazz and soul from Arthur Lee, The Rwenzori’s, Abdou El Omari, Bobby Callender and Wayne McGhie, plus golden era Hip-Hop treats from The Jungle Brothers, KMD and D-Nice, and a tribute to the late great Holger Czukay who sadly passed away recently. Intermittent amongst that lot are tracks from The Hunches, R. Stevie Moore, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, East Of Eden, Jade Warrior and many more.


Tracklist:

Norma Tanega  ‘Treat Me Right’
Michael Chapman  ‘Landships’
Vanusa  ‘Mundo Colorido’
Paulo Diniz  ‘Piri Piri’
East Of Eden  ‘Ain’t Gonna Do You No Harm’
Arthur Lee  ‘Love Jumped Through My Window’
Arrogance  ‘Peace Of Mind’
Jade Warrior  ‘Telephone Girl’
Byard Lancaster  ‘Dogtown’
The Rwenzori’s  ‘Handsome Boy (E Wara) Parts 1 & 2’
Rene Costy  ‘Scrabble’
Idrissa Soumaoro et L’Éclipse de L’lja  ‘Nissodia – Joie de l’optimisme’
Abdou El Omari  ‘Raksatoun Fillall’
Jungle Brothers  ‘Tribe Vibes’
Intelligent Hoodlum  ‘Back To Reality’
D-Nice  ‘Crumbs On The Table’
KMD  ‘Who Me? (With An Answer From Dr. Bert)’
Metropolitan Jazz Affair  ‘Find A Way’
Lion  ‘You’ve Got A Woman’
Denis Mpunga & Paul K  ‘Funyaka’
El Turronero  ‘Las Penas – Las Canas’
Holger Czukay  ‘Cool In The Pool’
T. Rex, The Reflex  ‘Light Of Love (The Reflex Revision)’
Charles Earland with Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson  ‘Warp Factor 8’
Koen De Bruyne  ‘And Here Comes The Crazy Man’
The Knights  ‘Precision’
The Hunches  ‘Swim Hole’
R. Stevie Moore  ‘The Bodycount’
The Brian Jonestown Massacre  ‘Open Minds Now Closed’
Bobby Callender  ‘Shanta Grace’
Wayne McGhie  ‘Take A Letter Maria’
Little Ed & The Soundmasters  ‘It’s A Dream’


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