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Van Dwellers Music
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:27:59 PM »
Post up some of your favourite music down below, let's see what you've got and love listening to.

Here are just a few of my favourites which I hope you all enjoy:

Loreena McKinnitt - Arthas Destiny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvPWVRpznM

Ozric Tentacles – Eternal Wheel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVZxpoq166Q

Jonah’s Lift – Cooly’s Hare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ZjUQrfT6g

Mad Dog McCrea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WpOe95NHSY

3 Daft Monkeys – Hey Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ZB_i8KSvs

3 Daft Monkeys – Days of The Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGLM1pC4Ams

Sheila Chandra – Ever So Lonely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbcKO92OGNI

Julie Fowlis – Cuilidh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbsHuNbQsQ

Afro Celt Sound System – Release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xuGqoB9gG4

Tinariwen – Amassakoul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-t6-XY7C7A

Rafael Sotomayor – Inner Voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqHb_xXX7Ps

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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 07:47:25 PM »
That's a bit weird, just doing my daily yoga with 'Faithless - Reverence' at high base levels and thinking, (yep sometimes), could be misconstrued as deep meditation.
Thought ... one of the most important bits of equipment in the van for us is a means of playing music. We don't have a tele, our cabaret at a campsite is watching peeps turn up and try and tune in, up goes the oyster, or dish out of the door, followed by hours worth of fiddling.

Maybe a small laptop with stored movies or music vids downloaded from Youtube, is the length we will go to. Why travel hundreds of miles to experience other peeps food and lifestyles, then bung up the dreaded antennae to switch on Corrie.

So if you're like us, what media do you use to get sounds. I bought a good multi-player, ie car stereo with every type of orifice, usb, small jack, bluetooth. and wired it up to a good speaker system in the sleeping/eating area. That way we don't have to clomp thru to the driver section to turn it on or off.
Now we have connection to all out music collection, phone, laptop, MP3 and memory sticks, plus the good ole cd of course.
When we lived in Spain we used to DJ , keroke and quiz night it, bought in a nice bit of dosh and we did something we loved. So we have over 80gb of music. Our fave is chillout vocal mixes, and all the way from Sade to Tom Petty.

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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 07:50:40 PM »
Nice thread!

I'm looking forward to going through this when I'm on Wifi. Yes for Ozric tentacles and Tinariwen - I discovered Tinariwen whilst travelling and ever since I've heard them everywhere. Really really good music.

OK so here is some of my favourite African stuff:

Ali Farka Touré - Allah Uya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339uFnhymM4
 
Amadou & Mariam - Coulibaly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kp9cmTNaMw

William Onyeabor - Something You'll Never Forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGjDxCGqC4U

Listening to William Onyeabor a lot at the moment. I've never heard anything like it!

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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 12:55:16 AM »
'Faithless - Reverence'

Got 3 Faithless CD's here in the van. I LOVE IT! Belt that out at full volume from time to time in the middle of nowhere, jump out of the van on the full moon and dancing around like a mad man is just the best feeling ever.

Faithless - Insomnia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVJVQzHv5Q

Faithless - Salva Mea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aSVNLYMWjA

Faithless - God is a DJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSYk6s46xkk

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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 12:56:50 PM »


Anything by Leftfield.

Here we go again, how do you guys put the link in from Youtube. It just blanked me  :'(
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 03:19:28 PM »
Just copy and paste it in - Ctrl c - Ctrl v

Leftfield - Leftism? An excellent album, I've got that one as well, superb music especially first thing in the morning at dawn for the 1st track on the album.

This is definitely my favourite track on the album though - I love it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L16lITl6o4M:


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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 03:30:44 PM »
OK I throw my hands up in the air and admit to being a 'just bit of wild party animal' lol back in the day (1990's). Does anyone here remember?:

Hallucinogen - Twisted (Track 4 is a bloody corker - starts at 31 mins 52 secs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S35exs8wct8
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 08:24:28 AM »
Well since you asked, music is a massive part of our travels and we are always looking for new tunes, well I am, Dawn likes her classic rock and I admit to liking it to so first choice is hers

Bruce Springsteen The Boss - The River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAB4vOkL6cE

Next is mine, we bought tickets to see these in a seafrony park in Nice this June so our travels will take us there.
Fat Freddys Drop - Midnight Marauders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wirn-iQel3w
hoping for some of this when we get there.

I just discovered
Beats Antique - Beauty Beats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJcU3NjovKg
and love love the Egyptian/Turkish/Tabla sounds they provide

Old faithfuls take our time up too.
KC and The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU0Vu5AmLlU
Gets our funk on and makes us dance

Cocorosie - Lemonade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3EcAHdHlE
When it's time to sit and chill with a glass of something

And last night I came across
Manu Delago - Silver Kobalt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLPyu-vyaEc
and I see they are on a tour in Europe this spring so will try and get to one of the gigs somewhere.

Our list is endless and looking at yours above and now having to listen to every tune that comes on this thread it will only grow. Fat Freddys Drop definately gets played the most in our van but we give everything a chance at least once
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 08:37:14 AM »
My taste seems to be a bit different to you guys so far but I'll share anyway!

I mainly listen to reggae, but also like to check out singer/songwriters on youtube.

My favourite reggae group is Toots and the Maytals - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRSwjhYmAY4 

Nahko Bear is one of my favourites at the moment too, I only discovered his music around a year or so ago and have lots of his stuff saved on my phone and laptop.  My favourite of his has to be Manifesto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBqtBgelnI

Then there is Xavier Rudd.  Some of his stuff I'm not into, but a lot of his tracks are really nice.  I especially like Messages and Twist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xv-yQK4_A4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JTriXxzWpY


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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 10:37:47 AM »
Almost sounds like Robert Palmer singing along with Toots. Nice band. ;D

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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 03:57:11 PM »
Was only last week I listened to Pressure Drop Dude, great tune
Reggae features in my listening but not Dawns so don't get to play to much when travelling
And I forgot to mention Hurray for the Riff Raff, we listen to a lot of their stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMGe9JkRqU
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2015, 09:50:29 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqJK0XjOGY4
I am beginning to listen to Rajasthan Roots more since I watched their YT video with Cocorosie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqBzZ-9nNRA
And the MTV India series The Dewarists has me transfixed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvTwd4mTwQs
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 01:29:09 PM »
Good one Treevorb, liked the vids.

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 08:08:52 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiInBOVHpO8 Another favourite[/pre][/pre]
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Re: Van Dwellers Music
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2015, 08:51:20 PM »
Right on, just enjoy the ride.

http://youtu.be/YUPA0C60YDE