DJ Scientist by by Igor Leonidovic


German Boogie Essentials

When DJ Scientist announces a new mix it’s usually something special. Aside from releasing his Soviet Groove mix for Ninja Tune’s legendary Solid Steel Radio show, a Georgian Groove mix for LDBK Radio 3 years ago, he also blessed rare groove lovers with special mix sets of Agit Rock, Xian Funk and more.

Today, we are proud to present his newest sound collage that sheds light on German Boogie and Boogie-related tunes from Germany, Austria as well as Switzerland. Though it is not the first mix related to this topic (e.g. Haitian Star’s “German 80ies Funk” CD from 2014), it’s probably the most extensive one to date. Spanning a duration of two hours and including almost 70 tracks, the mix showcases the broad and diverse spectrum of funky post-disco music from 1980s Germany.

On the one hand, there are great examples of American-sounding Boogie and late Disco. On the other hand, the mix features rare Modern Soul and Funk joints taken off of local samplers and private pressings, boogie-ish experimental Electro from tapes, some AOR-ish/Yacht-y tunes, as well as tracks on the boarderline of NDW (German New Wave) and Synth Pop. Providing a flawless non-stop sound experience, “Germany Boogie Essentials” is an exciting dj mix that any Boogie, Disco, Funk and Synth lover should check out!

Tracklist (Excerpts):

Floatin (Intro)
Ralf Moufang & Elastic Headache – Still On My Mind
Joy Fleming – Dance Tonight
42nd Street – Someone’s Cruisin
Mainpoint – Alaska wartet
Trust – Get Out
Upstairs – You’re Just Yourself
Q – Rain
Wolfsmond – Zauberstadt
Trust – I Wanna Take You Home
Squish – Words
P’Cock – Telephone
Cosa Rosa – Zufall
Top Spin – Bikin
Robert Chonia – I like The Way You Do It
John Davis – Check it Out
J.D. (Puma) Lewis – Dancing Shoes
Jeremo Walker & Zoom Band – Let’s Get Up
Malör – Bali
Goya – House At The Sea
Salvation – Ist es wahr?
Piet Glocke – Heute ist nicht sonst
Klangfred – Tempo 100
Richard Schneider Jr. – Regina’s Dance
The Poptown Syndicate – Keep On Lovin’
G.C. Slabs – Cause You Play With Love
Spank – Classy Lady
Kathi Baker – Feel The Heat
Peter Patzer – You’re Not The One For Me
Private Games – No. 1
Publicity – Funky Feeling
Ca$h – Raff dich auf
Imagination – Strawberry Wine
Squish – Get Up
Trust – It’s Not Over
Ströer – Don’t Stay For Breakfast

Make sure to also check Scientist’s recently released double vinyl compilation “Boogie On The Mainline – A Collection Of Rare Disco, Funk & Boogie From Germany 1980-1987“ which features tracks by Trust, J.D. Puma Lewis (aka John Davis), Squish, The Poptown Syndicate, Ströer, Imagination, Upstairs, Peter Patzer, Ca$h & Publicity that can be heard in the mix.

Last but not least, DJ Scientist wants to thank Christoph Rexa for sharing knowledge and providing insight into his extensive collection of private and local releases. Together with Rexa, DJ Scientist is currently working on another exciting German Boogie project: an extensive vinyl guide called “Boogie by Accident”, to be published this year. The book is a collaboration with designer and publisher Thorsten Breyer.

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All tracks were recorded from original vinyl records except four mp3 tracks and one track from an original tape. “Alaska Wartet” by Mainpoint is taken from a recent reissue on Growing Bin Records.

Mix cover features a member of the band Imagination (copyright by Uwe Ziss, 1980).
DJ Scientist’s picture by Igor Leonidovic

Julien Mourlon
Posted on January 4th, 2019 by

Julien founded LDBK in 2002 as a FM radio show. Since then he keeps experimenting around music & stories.