Beatniks and Hipsters ’71 – Music for Beatniks and Hipsters

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Beatniks and Hipsters ’71

Music for Beatniks and Hipsters

May 16th 2008 by Christopher

Compilation As the title suggests we are moving away from lush cocktail parties, stewardesses and martinis for a while to go down one flight of stairs into the world of swingers, beatniks, hipsters and cool cats. Welcome to the “Electric Psychedelic Swingers Pussycat Club”, Carnaby Street, London – were we play psychedelic rock and pop from the late ’60s and early ’70s until the break of dawn. Trying something different this time, but I hope that you will enjoy it and have as much fun as I did. I wanted it to sound like the songs were recorded live at the club so I have processed them to make them sound heavier and a bit dirty. ( continue reading... )

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The Cocktail Nation: A Singular Vision

Episode 308    Apr 13th 2014

Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men’s accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.

Compilation Since Christmas is almost upon us, I thought it would be a great idea to share a special Christmas compilation with you fine folks. This is a custom made compilation made for this blog. The compilation features 25 songs, one for each day until Christmas day. The theme is as the title of the compilation suggests, Christmas related songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. You will most likely recognize most of the titles – but you have probably not have heard them played like this before. Happy holidays from Ultra Swank! Review of Retro Christmas at A Christmas Yuleblog ( continue reading... )


Compilation “Who’s that black private dick who is like a sex machine to all the chicks?” John Shaft of course. The movie Shaft from 1971 is one of the most famous blaxploitation films of all time, not only because of its ultra cool black superhero but also for the award winning score by Isaac Hayes. The main theme for the movie is a guitar driven funk ( read more... )

Compilation It is still summer, and still warm so why not cool off with some refreshing Martinis with your loved one? This compilation is the perfect mood setter for anyone enjoying a Martini late at night, gazing out on the quiet streets from your penthouse apartment while a soft breeze blows through the open window. If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to a relaxing summer’s ( read more... )

Compilation It is summer and hot again. Why not return to the nice temperature controlled environment inside the malls one more time? Browse all the exotic goods from all over the world, walking up and down the isles in a dreamy waltz while the soft music echoes through the muzak system and then grab a bite to eat at one of the convenient placed coffee shops. ( read more... )

Compilation Here it is, my latest compilation – Voices from a Photograph. I have been working on this compilation for quite some time, almost a year in the making. It took a long time to find songs that fitted both the mood and title of it. The theme for the compilation is mood music for rainy Sundays – meaning melancholic, dreamy vocal pop mixed with instrumental ( read more... )