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Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 17th, 2017 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

La Condition Masculine vs La Condition Feminine

I recently sat down with the lovely chaps at Infinite Ear for an in depth discussion, a la casa, about a mix I had just recorded, which was centered around the theme of female empowerment.


This was made in reaction to the numerous examples popping up in the news regarding cases of machismo, sexism, men using their power to harass/violate/exploit women, etc. Nothing new, something that’s been going on for ever, but hopefully a topic that is creating a growing awareness thanks to this sudden increase in exposure.


Here’s the edited interview (excuse the small tired eyes, I was well hangover that day!)



And the mix that goes with it. It’s a long one, 5h 15min, which travels across genres and decades. Bona fide Cedric Woo tunes all the way, no fillers!


La Condition Masculine




1- DJ Sprinkles – Sisters I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
2- Francis Bebey – La Condition Masculine
3- Segun Okeji – I Like Woman
4- Honny and the Bees Band – Psychedelic Woman
5- Fela and the Africa 70 – Lady
6- Les Amazones d’Afrique – I Play the Kora
7- Oumou Sangare – Moussolou
8- Solomon Lori – Jojolo (Look At This Beautiful Girl)
9- Gilberte – Serre Serre Pas
10- Françoise Guimbert – Tantine Zaza
11- Johnny Clarke – Love Your Brothers and Sisters
12- The Butch Cassidy Sound System – Brothers and Sisters (dub)
13- Pablo Moses – Sister (dub)
14- Latisha – I’m Every Woman
15- Norma Fraser – Respect
16- Earl Brown – Get Together
17- Pat’ Ndoye – More Love
18- Grace Jones – Nipple to the Bottle
19- Betty Davis – Nasty Gal
20- Etta James – W.O.M.A.N.
21- Patti Drew – Hard To Handle
22- Marlena Shaw – Woman of the Ghetto
23- Letta Mbulu – Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady
24- Dionne Warwick – Do Right Woman
25- Gil Scott Heron – The Needle’s Eye
26- Andy Bey – Celestial Blues
27-Terry Callier – Dancing Girl
28- Milton Wright – Brothers and Sisters
29- Paul Simpson presents the Carlos Sanchez Movement – Love and Respect (Joe’s spiritual Haling version)
30- Nathan Haines feat Verna Francis – Earth is The Place
31- Moloko – Forever More (FK mix)
32- Double – Woman of the World
33- Johnny Mathis I Love My Lady (The Black Bahia Version)
34- The Supremes – Sweet Dream Machine
35- Stevie Wonder – Golden Lady
36- Missy Elliot – Work It (Nicolas Jaar edit)
37- Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N.
38- Erykah Badu – Bag Lady
39- Hi-Tek – Git To Steppin’ feat Mos Def & Vinia Mojica
40- Black Star – Brown Skin Lady
41- Queen Latifah – Unity
42- Salt N Peppa – None Of Your Business
43- Mary J Blige – Family Affair
44- Common – The Light
45- De La Soul – Eye Know
46- Vicki Anderson – Message From the Soul Sisters
47- Lyn Collins – Think
48- Tshala Muana – Benga Nga Na Respect
49- Jacob Desvarieux – Sweet Florence (Kuniyuki edit)
50- Claude Rodap – Hiwa
51- Nenad Markovic – Weather
52- Taro Tokugawa – Here My Dear
53- Patrick Saint-Eloi – Si Sé Oui
54- Tanya St Val – Pouki Tou Sa
55- Djavan – Minha Irmá
56- Maria Bethania – Mulheres Do Brasil
57- Zito Righi E Seu Conjunto – Somos Todos Irmãos
58- Susana Baca – Maria Lando
59- Al Green – Simply Beautiful
60- Etta James – You Give Me What I Want
61- The Roots feat Jil Scott – You Got Me
62- Nina Simone – Feeling Good

Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 17th, 2017 In: Blog Music News Comments: 0

New Record Out – Beauty Bits Vol. 1

While we’re awaiting the 3rd release on BATB Records, we have started Beauty Bits, a sub label dedicated to re-edits/reworks. This will be strictly limited to those special edits that go further than just looping a few bars in the intro/outro, edits that not only reinvent the originals, but also which have been tried and tested on the dance-floor.


To kick off we have released a pair of edits of mine which have been sitting in my hard drive for almost a decade! Big up to Rune Lindbaek and Belle Bete for the early support on Harer Nama, and to Frankie Valentine to whom I gave a wav of What Have We Done? in 2007 or so, and who has since been giving me multiple nudges to put this on wax. Well, here it is, in all its glory, and full mastered by Matt Colton @ Alchemy Mastering!


You can read a cracking review of the records from the lovely chaps at Piccadilly Records here


The record is available on our bandcamp, but is not expected to last long! Limited to 300 copies, and no digital release!

Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 11th, 2015 In: Blog News Triathlon Uncategorized Comments: 2

IM Malaysia 2015


The (very last minute) idea behind ironman Malaysia was to make one last use of my 2015 pro license, and depending on the result to decide afterwards whether to pursue the Kona dream and KPR race in 2016. Or not.


Obviously having never been to Malaysia the prospect of 10 days in the tropics in the middle of November was also a big bonus, and with my mum coming along it really was a no brainer. The big unknowns were my fitness level (what with 2 weeks off post xterra Japan in September then 1 week off sick in October and barely any running due to a micro tear in my left calf) and my ability to race long in extremely hot and humid conditions.

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Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 24th, 2012 In: Blog Music News Comments: 0

How we got down in 2012…

Another year, another thousand of hours spent digging, sorting out, meditating, tripping, shuffling, cycling, running and most importantly dancing to music, lots of, more and more so. Cats like John Talabot, Cos/Mes and Soft Rocks never put a foot wrong, everything they touched was turned into gold. No trend per se, although admittedly I listened to a lot more deep house than usual this year, and a lot less “bass” music. + more

Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 22nd, 2012 In: Blog News X-terra Comments: 0

First Person View Of Urban Downhill Mountain Biking

An idea for a new xterra course perhaps? Hold your breath! + more

Posted By: Cedric On: Dec 2nd, 2012 In: Blog Music News Comments: 1

5 tunes that kept me alive in 2012

I mean these are the songs I went back to time and time again this year whenever I needed some solace from whatever life threw at me. It wasn’t a bad year by any means, but there were certainly some rough patches that required medicine…music that is, with a capital M. + more