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LateNightTales Presents Automatic Soul

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Groove Armada 11/4/2014

Review

Mixed by Tom Findlay, one-half of the Grammy-nominated dance crew Groove Armada, LateNightTales Presents Automatic Soul goes back, way back, to the early '80s when R&B was entering its post-disco, more electro era. Well-known midtempo favorites like Mtume's "Juicy Fruit," Timex Social Club's "Rumors," and Bits & Pieces' "Don't Stop the Music" are all restrained, funky wonders that can hypnotize hips and slowly draw wallflowers to the dancefloor. Findlay drops these familiar favorites toward the front of the mix, and sandwiches his own smooth cover of Dennis Edwards' "Don't Look Any Further" into the first half under the moniker of Sugardaddy. Lesser-known hits from the Gap Band ("I Owe It to Myself") and Zapp ("Heartbreaker") are the first signs this DJ is a crafty selector, but the dubs and extended mixes chosen from Sharon Brown, Aurra, 52nd Street, and the System are the real treats, and make listeners feel as if they're in some exclusive N.Y.C. or London loft where Keith Haring is spray painting in the corner. No dizzying turntable tricks or cheeseball choices to spoil the show, just nostalgic awesomeness and impeccable good taste from a DJ who is as "Super Stylin'" as the Groove Armada cut claims. Juicy! ~ David Jeffries
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Juicy Fruit Groove Armada 5:50
  3. 2 Don't Look Any Further Groove Armada 3:50
  4. 3 Fool's Paradise Groove Armada 5:1
  5. 4 Don't Stop the Music Groove Armada 2:7
  6. 5 Heartbreaker, Pts. 1-2 Groove Armada 3:30
  7. 6 Rumors Groove Armada 4:18
  8. 7 You Know I Love You Groove Armada 1:55
  9. 8 I'll Be a Freak for You Groove Armada 3:7
  10. 9 I'll Be Good Groove Armada 7:21
  11. 10 Serious [Extended Remix] Groove Armada 5:29
  12. 11 Change of Heart Groove Armada 4:36
  13. 12 You Are in My System [Extended Vocal] Groove Armada 4:39
  14. 13 I Owe It to Myself Groove Armada 4:28
  15. 14 What's Missing Groove Armada 3:58
  16. 15 You Used to Hold Me So Tight Groove Armada 3:32
  17. 16 You're My Last Chance [Reprieved Dub] Groove Armada 8:17
  18. 17 You and Me Tonight [Extended Version] Groove Armada 6:44
  19. 18 I Can Feel Your Love Slippin Away Groove Armada 6:28
  20. 19 Touch Me (All Night Long) [Original 12" Mix] Groove Armada 5:40
  21. 20 I Specialize in Love [Original 12" Mix] Groove Armada 7:10

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