Spendthrift (LSD003)

by York Smiles

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stunning left-field sample based house album coming from York Smiles. give it a listen and enjoy. this one is real special!

“Windowpane” contains samples from “Blue Eyed Technology” by France Joli (1983), "Copz is Coming" by Purple City (2005), "Family of One" by Sheena Easton (1981), the Grace Cathedral organ, “Heaven & Hell is on Earth” by the 20th Century Steel Band (1975), an untitled Air Force training record, and Pacheo Pass by Liz Story (1983).

“Roundabout” contains samples from “Heaven & Hell is on Earth” by the 20th Century Steel Band (1975), the Banana Beats edit of “Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo” by Sophia Loren (1999), “Learn to Love” by DJ Deep (2002), “We Three (Live in Los Vegas)” by the Ink Spots (???), “Coolin’ in da Ghetto” by I Smooth 7 (1995), Paul Horn + Nexus’ self-titled LP (1975), “Astral Island” by Herbie Mann (1983), “Tahuantinsuyo: Music of the Andes” (1978), the soundtrack to “Sweet Charity” (???), and Mantovani and his Orchestra performing the Sigmund Romberg suite (1954).

“Spendthrift” contains samples from “Skylark” by Bette Milder (1973), “Obsession” by Animotion (1984), “Left, Right, Left” by Drama (2002), “The Light of Smiles” by Gary Wright (1976), "Down to the Station" by B.W. Stevenson (???), “Black President (World Mix)” by Brenda Fassie (1990), “Easy to Love” by For Real (1994), “Oooh…That’s My Song” by Breakdown (1995), “Antares” by Barry Schulman & Gregory James (1983) “Blue Ridge” by Bruce BecVar (1994), “We Want Information” by Gravity (1992), “Fifteen Summers” by Gallagher & Lyle (1976), and others.

“Superheated” contains samples from “Get Out of My Mix” by Dolby’s Cube (1983), an unremembered song by Unit 4 +2, “Modern Times Girl” by The Atlantics (1979), “I Need You” by the Pointer Sisters (1983), a McDonald’s promotional record, and others. Live instrumentation by Christopher Good.

“Marienbad” contains samples from an unidentified recording of “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying,” “The Chicago Theme (Love Loop)" by Hubert Laws (1975), and “Don’t Want to Live with It” by Pablo Cruise (1978).

“Shuteye” contains samples from “Hooked on Love” by Neal Schon and Jan Hammer (1981), “Don’t Take Your Love to Hollywood” by Kelly Marie (1982), “Astral Island” by Herbie Mann (1983), “The Groove Line” by Heat Wave (1978), “Tahuantinsuyo: Music of the Andes” (1978), “Thinking About (Coolin Out) by Jerry Butler (1978), “Dance with Me” by The Black Flames (1990), “Heavens Above (Long)” by the Style Council (1987), and others.

“Houndstooth” contains samples from “3 A.M.” by Bob James (1986), “White Winds” by Andreas Vollenweider (1984), “Why Can’t I Love You” by Hiroshima (1987), the Chi-Town vocal mix of “One More Night” by Amber (1997), “Planet of Drums 02 (Side A)” by Dan Zamani and Tim Taylor (1994), an unidentified recording of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Play Ruff” by Draftpick (???),“Left, Right, Left” by Drama (2002), “Tequila Breaks” compiled by Sergio Roman, “Party Breaks No. 2“ compiled by DJ Play & DJ Skillz, and various unidentified vocal and percussive recordings.

“Oversteering” contains samples from “Another World” by Joe Jackson (1982), “Maniac” by Michael Sembello (1983), an unknown song by Ferrante & Teicher, “Skylark” by Bette Milder (1973), an unidentified recording by Enoch Light and his Orchestra, “Moments in Love” by Art of Noise (1983), “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow (1976), “Blue Ridge” by Bruce BecVar (1994), and others. Sampling and arrangement by Christopher Good. 2016.


released September 25, 2016



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