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*Martin

I wanna side-trade wit choo!



About Me

I'm always looking for new music to listen to and bore easily so the idea of getting a new mix every month should keep me satisfied! My wife is Lithuanian and thanks to her I'm fascinated with Eastern Europe - really looking forward to getting mixes from that part of the world!

Favorite Songs

A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke Tracks Of My Tears Smokey Robinson Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield What's Going On Marvin Gaye Funky Dummer James Brown Superstition Stevie Wonder Water No Get Enemy Fela Kuti Castles Made of Sand Jimi Hendrix Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. Simon & Garfunkel Northern Sky Nick Drake Moondance Van Morrison Xanadu Rush Rendez-Vu Basement Jaxx Paradise (Not for Me) Madonna Hallelujah Jeff Buckley Ace of Spades Motorhead Red Right Hand Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Above the Clouds Paul Weller A New England Billy Bragg Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey Flim Aphex Twin Roygbiv Boards Of Canada Tell Me Now So I Know Holly Golightly 8 Mile Obie Trice Untrust Us Crystal Castles These Foolish Things Billie Holiday

Favorite Artists

Favorite Albums

Music Has The Right To Children Boards Of Canada In The Jungle Groove James Brown Grace Jeff Buckley What's Goin' On Marvin Gaye In Memphis Dusty Springfield Disintegration The Cure First Take Roberta Flack The Queen Is Dead The Smiths Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Outkast III Led Zep Dangerously In Love Beyonce Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan Violator Depeche Mode Hunky Dory David Bowie Young, Gifted and Black Aretha Franklin Zombie Fela Kuti

Recent Concerts

It seems to me that many of the artists that I'd like to see live are dead...

Blogs

Over the hill

2012-02-08 04:02:40

On the One

2012-01-05 07:24:46

It's got to be funky

2010-11-24 08:02:59

Mixtapes

Comments

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Walter

Hi Martin, your January mix left Sydney today (Jan 21st)

Kerrie

Hey there, the December mix should be on its way to you now.

Jon

Evening Martin- I was your October mix man- only just got a computer again so will send you out a mix at the back end of the week. Hope this finds you happy, well & lost in music, Jonny.

Shane

Fancy a side trade? Hit me up s.e.searcey@gmail.com

Danny

Hey Martin, sent you an email a wee while ago but didn't hear back from you. Wondering if you are up for another side trade? Hope you're happy and well. Danny

Thomas

Bit of a belated reply. Got the October mix a few weeks ago. Thanks again for sending again. God knows what happened to first one. Tom.

Danny

Hey Martin, Received your 'Soulgroove' mixes today. What can I say? They are top notch! I'm only familiar with a couple of tracks on each disc, so it's mostly new for me. A big thankyou Mr Soul Man.

Thomas

Martin, no unfortunately it hasn't arrived. If you can send another it would be great. Cheers

Danny

Hi Martin, Good to hear from you. I'm looking forward to hearing your mix and meanwhile I'll put a nice reggae selection together for you.Cheers, Danny

Danny

Hi Martin, I read with interest on your blog about your passion for soul music and funk. I like that place where soul meets funk and rhythm & blues. I was wondering if you are up for doing me a compilation along those lines in exchange for whatever you want. I could keep it soulful or do something completely different. I'm new to IMP and look forward to your thoughts. Cheers, Danny

Thomas

Hi don't know if you've already posted your mixcd? Just seen your comment. Just a heads up if you have because it hasn't arrived. If not no worries.

Shane

Such a great mix. Thank you for giving me some great tunes!

Greg

Hey Martin, just sent out your mix today from the USA. Hope you get it before the end of the month.

Gary

Hi Martin, glad you liked the CDs and thanks for your comments, Cheers

nell

Hi Martin, I'm very sorry to be so late with your mix. I have sent off a mix today, plus extras by way of an apology for taking so long. I hope you enjoy them - they aren't in the same vein as the muthafunking cd (which I am very pleased to hear you like so much - i too still count both your mixes among my most favorite imps). happy listening. nell

Gary

Hi Martin, your mix has just left Sheffield (18 May), Cheers, Gary

David

Glad you liked it...and you're getting another one...just because I'm awesome......either that or getting very early onset Alzeimers.

David

You're my monthly mix again. On it's way.

Laura

Fancy a side trade? Send me an email. lauragore22@gmail.com

Steve

Yeah Martin, that sidetrade is on! Hit me with your address again at smedd1@comcast.net Cheers.

Andy

Hi Martin, Thanks for your Jan mix, well impressed! I like the way you work it...etc! Andy

David

making a december mix got delayed while i recovered from a wreck. my original idea was partly Christmas themed and had to be reworked. it's in the mail now.

Shelly

Hey Martin - Glad you liked the mix! I still enjoy the mix you sent me awhile ago. - Shelly

Robert

Thank you kindly, look forward to my September mix.

Dan

Yes i love the honey and the bees song. never heard bono remix before. like it. love the ogyatanaa show band tune. A stone cold classic. The Orlando Julius song is beautiful. ooverall a fantastic mix! Same for the funk mix. love it all. Love Love Love Hercules by Aaron Neville and of course the parliament tune. Two ceedees to shark my rump to in through car! Cheers.

Dan

Did you get the ceedees? I received mine and am currently reviewing them. I will send a précis soon. Cheers dan.

Dan

Martin Cool yeah I'll do a side swap with you. What about a side of hardcore funk and on the other hardcore afrofunk? I can get it out to you on thursday. Where do you live? I am in London. Cheers Dan aka jajaonan

Steve

Hiya Martin, you're my June assignment and when I was at the post office, the postal worker charged me a little more than usual for an envelope to the UK. When I asked, he said the extra charge was for my "rigid package." So there's your unpleasant image of the day. Enjoy the mix anyway. Cheers, Steve.


Martin, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the mix that you sent me. You certainly have a knack for arranging mixes around a central musical motif; this mix evoked for me the experience of walking around London on a shadowy evening, sometime around the time the bars are emptying out and strangers fill the streets and disappear down alleys. Which is to say it is a pretty compelling mix since I have never actually witnessed that scene before. Thanks.


Hi Martin, I am anxiously awaiting your package (my first IMP mix). So far I have resisted the urge to peep at the playlist you posted on your profile so that the initial listening (most likely out on a walk with my dog or full volume in my living room) will be a surprise. I think we would have gotten along famously in the 90's spacing out to Cypress Hill and Aphex Twin. Isn't ROYGBIV just the perfect electronic composition? I used to play that one to death with my buddy wordlessly nodding our heads to the beat. I was a little miffed when Radiohead ripped it off with their song "All I Need." Anyway, I'll let you know when it arrives, nice doing business with you!

Walter

Many thanks for a thoughtfully compiled and balanced mix. Great Nina Simone selection.

Walter

Hi Martin, received a package post-marked UK today (April 26th). Disc was intriguingly titled 'upes asaru' but no mention of the sender. Could it have been you?

Leisa

Received today the mix you sent out and I've got to be honest...BEST MIX I'VE RECEIVED SINCE JOINING IMP! :-D Thanks!

Leisa

No worries. I'm just overly excited about music and IMP indulges me so I find that I usually make my mixes early because I'm so excited to send it out. :)

Leisa

Feb 2012 Mix on it's way to you. I really hope you enjoy it as it's one of my favorite mixes I've made so far :)

Steve

Hi Martin, got your mix today. Full of a combination of favs and interesting new stuff to me. Exactly what I hope for when I tear open my monthly envelope from an IMPenthusiast! Cheers

David

Glad you liked it. Sorry for the limited and, for you, probably mainstream selection; but I just don't have that much funk in the pile. Not quite sure why.

David

Got'em. Yours are on the way. I really enjoyed the CDs. Thanks.

David

A side trade would be loverly. I noticed from your profile page that you have a taste for the funky. Me too, while not a teenager at the time (my CLearasol era was the 80's), I was old enough to remember Soul Train on television, Chaka Khan on the radio and grainy concert footage of Kool And The Gang (18 guys on stage and almost everyone playing a brass instrument). My email is david.haw@cogeco.ca Let's swap snail mail.

Natalie

Awesome mix! Thanks so much!

Walter

Hi Martin, your November CD left Sydney today (Nov 9th).

Brian

Actually I'm Irish ha ha! I'll let ye away with it ;-) Enjoy the mix!

Brian

Hey Martin sorry about the delay with your September mix! It should be on it's way to you soon!!!

Rachel

Hey Martin! Just got your mix. Have been thinking a lot about the end of summer so your mix was good timing. Looking forward to listening to it! Thanks a lot.

Rachel

Hey Martin! thanks for the heads up about the mix. and glad you enjoyed the 70s CD! i made myself a copy and just listened to it in the car last week. looking forward to hearing yours!

Jon

Very touching mix Martin*Lots to think about & relate to*

Jon

Oh yes~worth the wait!

Jon

Hello Martin*No worries*Looking down your list of favourites it should be well worth the wait*Stay cool in that hot city*Jon*

Mandie

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I originally made it for a friend that was spending the winter in Japan to help distract her from what she called the 'penetrating cold'. I can't say that all of my mixes arrive on time; I sent my May mix the same day I sent yours, so it probably arrived late.

Thomas J

A blank disc, oh no, very sorry for that to have happened. I'll send a new one right away.

Randy

Sorry I am behind for April Mix. It is on it's way from the USA. I was just so caught up in the Royal Wedding I didn't get it done on time...(OK maybe not)

Amy

Hey Martin! Loved your afrobeat thumpin' mix! I totally dug it and it got me movin and grovin on a lovely Sunday morning. Thank ya! :)

Will

Hey Martin! I just logged into IMP for the first time in a while. Things had gotten crazy and I haven't been able to do mixes like I used to. In any case, just read your comment from ages ago, and I just wanted to say that I'm glad you liked them. :) Shoot me an email sometime, and let's maybe do a side trade. :)

Shelly

Hey Martin - got your mix and love it! Seriously, its one of the best I have gotten in a while. Thanks again - Shelly

Katja

January assignment is on it's way! Btw, liked the mix you sent a couple months ago. Thank you!

Sean

Ah yes. The Creatures are hard to find but a treasure when possesed. I just finished a couple mixes that could interest you. My email is seanvmcmonagle@sbcglobal.net.

Sean

Martin, the mix you have sent me is sublime. My wife and I have enjoyed it immensely. Love all the songs from the beginning with Mr. Finger right up to the end with the excellent Robert Miles track. Many thanks. If you are ever interested in a trade let me know. My tastes are all over the place.

anna

Hello.. Glad you like my mix. I'm tempted to make a christmas one this month so you had a lucky escape!!

Ashley

Hi Martin. Thanks for your optimism! Indeed, your October mix is en route. It should arrive in the next 5-7 days? So sorry about the delay. Hope you enjoy, Ashley

Katja

Great! I hope it's gonna be funky:)

Kate

You have not been forgotten. Mailed your mixes a week ago. I'm such a loser for sending them so late as that defeated the purpose altogether. I hope you enjoy them!

Kate

Lost Lonely & Vicious is truly amazing. Every track is stellar.

Richard

I can't wait to hear it!!!

Kate

Awesome - just sent you an email. Please send me your address as well!

Kate

Totally game for a side trade!

Trish

Hi Martin Thank you for the awsome soul mixes.They move me and Groove me!2 Thumbs up!Trish

Trish

Dear Martin You mixes are enroute!Trish

Mark

Got your mix the other day. Hope you got mine. The Soul mix is great add to the collection, even the wife liked. We definitely cross paths in our musical journeys. I wish I did a better job of saving my olde mixes as I had a live soul one that would have been excellent for ya. laters.

theo

hey martin i've been listening to your mix at all my revision chill out sessions really beautiful music, i've been meaning to write something like a review: Firstly Day Dreaming is so different to all the stuff i've heard by Aretha Franklin, quite simple and summery! And 'Sunshower' is absolutely great, i kept wondering where i heard it before and i realized MIA covered it. I cant believe how much stuff shes covered because often the songs arent sampled in the Hip Hop sense. Like do you have 'Jimmy Jimmy Aaja'? which is the original bollywood version of Jimmy by MIA? Its really wierd i've been reading about Dexter Wansel in Waxpoetics magazine and only joint the dots yesterday. All the percussive african sounding stuff is great, just the things i've been looking into, like i really also wanted to get into Fela Kuti stuff never known where to start. I didnt know Junior Byles covered 'Curly Locks' (or may its his song?) i've got the Lee Scratch Perry ve

Trish

Hi Martin I read your blog Ive been into funk and soul lately.I've also been digging afrobeat.feel free to drop me a line if you want to do a side trade my email is trishmull77@comcast.net also take a peek at my blog www.djtrishm.blogspot.com musically yours Trish

theo

martin this is totally weird i just been making you a constructivist inspired front cover as well! im going to colour it in and send it your way soon as

Mark

Sure, let's side trade up. Hit me up at marko66@ airband.net. Give me a couple weeks to send though.

Laurin

Thanks for the summer mixtape! Just reading over the information, I already knew that I was going to like it. Awesome. (um and that's not always the case with IMP ;)

theo

hey im new to imp and i like what you seem to be into wanna swap tapes// cds sometime?

Cal

Your divine inspiration paid off, *martin. Your February mix is one of THE best I've received in my five years of IMPing, easily a top five. It is going to get worn out on my summer roadtrips. I knew from the FlyLo to start that I was gonna love it. Tons of artists I'd never heard of. I even like the Common song, and I normally do not like Common! Thank you so so much.

Richard

Thanks for the slab of funk - now the sun's here this is just perfect! Thanks again

nell

glad you liked it! i had no doubt that as the seasoned funk-listener and collecter that you appear to be (far more than i), you will have already come across the tracks but i'm glad you liked the order that i put them in :) in truth, it does take me millenia to compile the perfect tracklisting - the delicate transition from song to song is the secret to a good mixtape, n'est pas? (OCD). i too have received your soul mix and am excited to bend my ears around it, but have some frantic not failing of my degree to do before i get onto that. i'll let you know what i think when the stress levels have subsided :) cheers again! nell x

Richard

Alas, I have never been. Show me the error of my ways please

nell

well, i am delighted to have been invited in to your funktopia. i truly am loving it! & as you're offering i would love to sample your love soul mix, seems like the right move considering your funk work is so masterful. right on right on. nellienorarose@hotmail.com

nell

thanks for the full-fat serving of funk, i love it! much gratitude. esp. excited about the meters and the jackson sisters tracks - i''ve been dying to know who they were by for ages. bravo, bravo. have no intention of trying to compete with your claim to the title of best chunkiest chocolate funk on this here site, but if you like the look of my 'muhta funking...' mix let me know, for i would be happy to send it on to you. nell x

Chiansan

dear martin -- if you enjoyed caspian, you might also try their labelmates, gifts from enola, at http://www.gimmesound.com/GiftsFromEnola/ -- also sort of a us-punk-influenced post-rock group, a little faster and harder.

Chiansan

oops -- it looks like their label has decided to just stream it instead. tsk! they are on mylene sheath records.

Chiansan

dear martin -- if you are interested in caspian, their full album is downloadable on gimmesound.com -- this appears to be a new music site whereby musicians agree to make their work available for free in exchange for advertising revenues based on number of clicks -- part of the proceeds also goes to a charity of the artist's choice. very straightforward and i have found out about a few interesting groups through this. also provides links to their label in case you wish to buy from them. best wishes and sorry for the public plug. have much mail to sort through so i have not gotten to your mix yet... apologies for that as well

Alex

hey!! I got the punk drunk love cd. It kicks ass :) thanks for such an awsome mix! my flatmates all insist on singing 'hurry up harry' every time we go to the pub now! ciao DOOF

Mike

Thanks Martin-- glad you liked it. Sorry it took forever to get it out to you.

Meatbreak

Heyman. Really pleased you enjoyed the mix - after all that time I couldn't send you something you might not like. There's a bit of shonky mixing in it for sure, so apologies ofr that. Hope the crashign doesn't detract too much from the tunes themselves! mxbx

Meatbreak

In. the. post. (29th July, 2009...only just)

Meatbreak

my period of active shame is coming to an end and once it's in the post I can dwell onit for eternity. it's a couple of days away from done. i have to redoer the tracks - i thought it was finished but its not. so close. May - July. appalling behaviour. if I get it to you before August...well, that's the goal. MxBx

Adrian

Copy me in on that one! :D

Adrian

Martin, I absolutely love the mix, thanks very much. It's an area of music I don't know much about and have wanted to hear more of for a while, so your mix has been really fortunate. It's all really good and I have listened to it a lot. Thanks again for all those murky depths.

Meatbreak

lord a 'mercy! your mix is about to get done next week. so nearly there now - my pc died just after I sent you thatlast message and I got it back yesterday so the whole thing fell apart for a while. Really sorry, I hate so much to be this late - I curse people for doing it to me, so I curse myself! Dxx

Meatbreak

hey man, sorry for the tardy May mix. I am workign on it and it will be with you soon. Nice to send soemthing to someone in the UK for a change! see you're in Peverel - home of Peverelist! awesome dubstep producer. you were going to get a whole dub mix in honour of him and your town....but you're not. it's going to be quite different - and one of my better ones, so hold tight, it's coming! MxBx

Joe

Hey man! Thanks for the mix. Enjoyed it very much!

Megan

thanks for the mix! it arrived a few days ago and i just got a chance to listen it for the first time. fun stuff!

Cornelius

Thanks again Martin! I was listening to "Soul Love" in the car today and had to pull over and have my way with myself...what a sexy mix.

Cornelius

I can't wait for the Smoove Soul mix to arrive. I'm gonna put on my pleather pants and some more cologne in anticipation!

the_rebellious_jukebox

Sorry for delay in comment....your new year chilly vibe worked beautifully. Cheers fella!

Rachel

Glad you like the mix! I've always felt that the 70s were unfairly maligned. Roll down the windows and crank up the Supertramp, just to show the naysayers who's boss.

Martin

Hey Martin Glad you like it - and thanks for the link to http://www.spoombung.co.uk/ - excellent!

Martin

Hi Martin - your mix went out last week so should be fighting it's way thru the xmas post - Martin

Ben

Hi martin, i posted your november mix on saturday, so hopefully you either recieved it today/tomorrow/wednesday. sorry its late!

*Jen*

Sorry so late with the comment, but I got your mix and thanks so much!!! It was awsome!!! ;)

Scott

Excellent - lets see how long it takes to make a mixtape for each other. Hope you get a god one first time round! Have fun! :)