Dreams In Audio presents Express Yourself: Summer Mix 2010

It’s been cold as shit here in Australia, but elsewhere, folks are baking under the hot hot sun – even in bloody London! What’s that all about then? Here’s a summer mix to ease the heat or to warm the cockles of your mind, wherever you are courtesy of the soul hugging Dreams In Audio.

“Finally got around to doing a Summer mix, inspired by the Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rythm Band track “Express Yourself.” Here, it’s covered by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires to great summer effect, setting the tone for the entire mix. A pretty diverse collection of warm summer vibes – something you can enjoy at a BBQ or picnic, or on your stoop sipping sangria. Some longtime summertime favorites of mine here, like Cymande’s “Bra” or Wilson Simonal’s “Nem Vem que Nao Tem,” as well as some recent discoveries. Hopefully everything meshes well together despite the eclectic selection. Enjoy and have a great summer.” – DIA

Part 1
01. Jorge Ben – Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu from Africa Brazil, 1976
02. Orchestre Poly Rythmo – Assibavi from Volume ONE “The Vodoun Effect,” 2009
03. Blo – It’s Gonna Be a Good Day from Phase 2, 1974
04. Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love from Truth & Rights, 1979
05. Who Can Get Busy Like This Man – Brand Nubian from One For All, 1990
06. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam from One, Two, 1982
07. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Express Yourself from Reggay Splashdown!, 197?
08. Wilson Simonal – Nem Vem que Nao Tem from Alegria Algeria!!! Vol. 1, 1967
09. Marcos Valle – Mem Paleto Mem Gravata from Previsao Do Tempo, 1973
10. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – All the Places from The Main Ingredient, 1994
11. Marvin Holmes – Find Yourself from “Find Yourself b/w Part 2″, 197?
12. Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me the Sunshine from We Need Each Other, 1978

Part 2
13. Rosinha Da Valenca – Summertime from Um Violao Em Primeiro Plano, 1971
14. Love – Hummingbirds from Forever Changes (Collector’s Edition), 1967/2008
15. Happy End – It’s Summer from Kazemachi Roman, 1971
16. Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23 from Inspiration Information, 1974
17. Main Ingredient – Summer Breeze from Euphrates River, 1974
18. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – For What It’s Worth from Stillness, 1971
19. Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine from Everybody Loves the Sunshine, 1976
20. McNeal & Niles – Summertime from Thrust, 1979
21. Cymande – Bra from Cymande, 1972
22. Stevie Wonder – All I Do (U-Tern Remix) from Digital Release, 2007
23. Rye Rye – Shake it to the Ground (Arthur King Remix) from Digital Release 2008