I Love Mondays: Para One . . . Para Todos

10 Jun

Para One

It’s officially been a week (+ a few days) here in Rio, and so many adventures have already occurred that I hardly have room here to account for them all. They’ve involved the usual run of typical Brazilian hyper-bureaucracy mixed with a bit of dancing, funk carioca, and long waits in grocery store lines…but all together, positive! No matter how busy I am or how frustrated I get dealing with certain things, Brazil always reminds me to be a human being first . . . to take time for myself . . . to use the silent moments to listen to what’s happening inside.

Interestingly enough, one of my favorite music artists has a similar effect on me. Para One, the magnificent French producer/genius behind countless tracks that took me to places I never knew existed, has done a mix for UK outfit Data Transmission! This mix unites many a vintage track with newer pieces that remind its listeners that not all has been lost in the world of the electronic music. Para One reminds us of his raw electronic origins all the while incorporating smooth old school house bits that make it quite an enjoyable hour and seven minutes.

It’s also worth adding that this mix satiated my craving for deeper electronica (which is a bit hard to find here in Rio…especially now that Dama de Ferro has closed up shop after a 10-year run…RIP). My only hope is that it feeds a hunger for all of you as well…be it to chill or simply to make Monday more tolerable.

Para One – Data Transmission Mix 229

(follow the link to stream/download)

tracklist after the jump

tracklist

Jamie Jones – Summertime (Extended Vocal Mix)
Maelstrom – Outlast (1996 Teenage Mix)
Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (DJ Version)
Nic Sarno – Skills
Duke Dumont – Street Walker
NY Stomp – The NY House Track
Zombie Disco Squad Feat. DJ Funk – Twerk
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Sei A – Flux (Martyn Remix)
Gerd – Palm Leaves (Deetron Dub Mix)
Geeeman – Bang’t
L-Vis 1990 – Girl Clap
High Powered Boys – The Bim Bam Song
Todd Edwards – Shall Go
Romanthony – Bring U Up
Koyote – Blowin My Mind (Jean Nipon Edit)
Jessie Ware – Runnin (Disclosure Remix)
Para One – Lean On Me

– Retail DJ

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