Pick Your Tunes #31
Endy Chen is a record digging maniac, inspired by his collection that is growing every day. Endy has founded Groove Bunny Records / Daily Vinyl / Records&Barber wave / 1asia since 2013. He has endless passion for developing his sound via rare groove culture as a DJ. Spending much of his time and energy digging into Asian Pop/Fusion tunes and experimenting his rocket science in different club scenes with exciting feedback.
1. What’s your favorite tune to cruise at night?
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave (1967)
I’ve never had the experience of a nighttime cruise, but I can imagine this timeless bossanova song (or the whole album) would be a nice choice for looking at the sky, stars and sea, slow drinking, or just whilst asleep on the boat.
2. What’s your favorite tune to chill?
Judy Ongg – 溫暖你的心 (1993)
This magical, compilation-only song was made in 1993. The singer Judy Ongg (翁倩玉) was born in Taipei but soon moved to Japan, then became an official Japanese citizen. It is performed in Mandarin, accompanied by many great, Chinese traditional instruments like Erhu, Dizi, Da-gu. The production is excellent. The lyrical vibe is basically “When you listen to this song, please remember my love for you, please keep warm in your heart with this song”, super touching… I used to play this at 3am in the club after the CDJ had stopped and suddenly has that silent moment, people just enjoy the track, slow dance and smile to each other… it’s a rare thing I will never forget.
3.What’s your favorite tune for a romantic evening?
Hiromi Iwasaki – Conversation (1978)
I can’t image ever having a better night than this one. Slow driving with your honey and this song playing would be a sweet, lovely thing to do… turn the light off and let the street lights float.
4. What’s your favorite tune to shake your body down to the ground?
The New York Disco Orchestra – It’s True (1978)
One of the best Disco tunes I ever heard, one of the very few tunes which I will only play on vinyl and only at the right, happy moment: I want people to enjoy this tune with the best vibe. Passion percussion all the way, powerful sexy vocal, beautiful keyboard solo, wild E-Guitar which just makes people on the dance floor go mad (not the edit version). This 7mins long, romantic Disco monster will make your dreams come true.
5. What’s the tune that gives you instant nostalgia?
Toshi Kubota – Till She Come (2000)
So, during my high school years I was fully into RnB, mostly Chinese tunes, that was the time of all CD. Since then, during college… about 2004, the internet changed everything with many streaming website. I remember I listened to this Japanese RnB master’s album all night again and again in a net cafe near my college on a weekend.