Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - Detroit State of Mind (Buy)

The promo copy is already one of my favourite releases of the year although the 3xCD collection isn't officially out till next month I believe (Jan 2010). Get your pre-order's in now though, an essential purchase

Monday, 21 December 2009

Hip To The Hop Part 4

Couple of random tracks I've been enjoying. Some old, some new

01 Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
02 Vandalyzm & Finale - Watch Niggas (Dear Moleskine Freestyle)
03 The Sa-Ra Creative Partners (Featuring Jay Electronica & Ta'Raach) - Love Czars II
04 Strong Arm Steady & Madlib - Money Right
05 Obba Supa - Escapade Escaping
06 Obba Supa VS Floating Points - Part 1
07 Obba Supa VS Floating Points - Part 2
08 Obba Supa VS Floating Points - Part 3
09 Brotherhood - You Gotta Life
10 Skinnyman - Council Estate Of Mind
11 Shur-I-Khan - Mystik (feat Ty Babs Hkb Finn)
12 Shur-I-Khan - Survival Of The Fittest (feat Lotek Hkb Finn Rawality)
13 Selfsays - Real Life Pt. 1
14 Selfsays - Real Life Pt. 2
15 Common Sense - Nag Champa (Orchestral Remix)
16 The Raah Project - All Of Your Things

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Monday, 14 December 2009

14.12 (b)

Chymera - Caprica Burning (Buy)

Bit late on this. Wasn't sure at first but it's grown on me big time

14.12 (a)

Johannes Volk - Heat Haze (Buy)

Preferably best listened to on a good system & at a very loud volume

Monday, 7 December 2009


The Williams Fairey Brass Band - Pacific 202 (Buy)

Pulled this out over the weekend for the first time in years. Still sounding great. If for some strange reason you're not already familiar with the original

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


More music coming v soon. In the meantime, here's some random linkage:

1. Work Ethic (Shout to Ricky on this)

2. Paul Morley's Fourtet Interview (You'll see no end of decade lists round here either)

3. Jason Jule's Garmsville (One of the net's best fashion blog's)

4. Un Prophète (My personal fav film of '09 - go check it if you get a chance)

5. A Boom Bap Continuum (A must have mix)

6. Tone Matrix (Waste another few minutes)

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Still not sick of this yet...

Monday, 19 October 2009


Tatsuro Yamashita - Dancer (1977)

Big up all the Japanese readers (especially Aya for the Tatsuro introduction). Loving the above from the 'Spacy' LP

Friday, 16 October 2009


Working with what's currently on the shared office HD. Yeah they scream hype machine but what can I say, all have grown on me. Can I quickly just add how much I cannot stand Florence + The Machine normally

Phoenix - Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)

Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love (XX Remix)

Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

VA - DJ Zeus Presents Esoteric Disco

Classic mix from DJ Zeus (aka Joel Martin). Good, if slightly old, interview with him over here. Can also check out a bit more info & an incomplete tracklisting at the discog's page

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Ghanaian Proto-House

Thanks to Savant for putting me onto this. Crazy & amazing are just two words which spring to mind, ha. More by Ata here:

Monday, 7 September 2009

Gold Fishes EP

Elan Tamara - Oranges

A stunning EP & one of my favourite releases of '09. Buy / more info @

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

VA - Essential Mix: Francois K

Been back on the headphones again and for the few who may not already have it. "This amazing album depicts the deck craft of one of dance music's founding fathers. Kevorkian, a French jazz drummer who migrated to America in 1975 was one of the first DJs to mix and edit disco records into 12" cuts, prolonging the grooves and creating dynamic workouts for adventurous dancers. Yet this is much more than disco, it's a journey from funk filled 1970s New York City when breakbeats and disco edits were emerging from the primordial sonic soup through to electro, early garage, house, hip-hop, techno and drum & bass. Familiar names such as D Train, Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk and James Brown sit alongside rarities from Akwaaba, Adonis, Willie Hutch and Level 42. This isn't a mix album in the conventional sense, there's not much blending or cutting, but it is a beautiful and thoughtful exploration of dance music's many moods by someone who understands and can integrate them better than most. --JB"

Tracklisting CD 1
01 Maurizio - M 4.5 Basic
02 Funk Masters - Love Money
03 Jephté Guillaume - La-Kou-A
04 Akwaaba - Phlox/ Just Pilau/ Afro-Burger (Francois K Mix)
05 Level 42 - Starchild
06 T-Connection / Tower of Power - Squib Cakes / At Midnight
07 James Brown - There Was A Time
08 George Benson - Song For My Brother (MAW Mix)
09 Earth, Wind and Fire - In The Stone
10 Chaka Khan - I Know You, I Live You
11 Kyoto Jazz Massive - Nacer Do Sol
12 Virgo - Free Yourself
13 Kim English - Learn 2 Luv (Mood II Swing Vocal Mix)
14 Love Committee - Law & Order

Tracklisting CD 2
01 Bob Holroyd - African Drug
02 Wally Badarou - Mambo
03 Renegade - Dark
04 Billy Cobham - Storm
05 Kerri Chandler / Sinnamon - Atmospheric Beats / I Need You Now
06 Adonis / Sinnamon - No Way Back / I Need You Now
07 Willie Hutch - Sure Know How To Love Your Man
08 Paperclip People - Throw
09 Kraftwerk - Home Computer
10 A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
11 De La Soul - Say No Go
12 D-Train - Keep On
13 Lisa Taylor - Did You Pray Today
14 Jazzanova - Caravelle
15 Francois K - Groovin'
16 Lil' Louis & The World - Jazzmen
17 St Germain - Percussion
18 Exodus- Together Forever
19 King Tubby - Dreams Of Dub

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Friday, 14 August 2009


Friedrich Gulda - The Air From Other Planets

Haven't posted any jazz on here for ages it seems. A personal favourite which sounded great to hear again

Friday, 31 July 2009

VA - Ten (Vol. 3)

01 David Joseph - You Can't Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Remix)
02 Affinity - Don't Go Away (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental Take)
03 Omar - Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz New Mix)
04 Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love (The Revenge New Jersey Soul Mix)
05 Social Disco Club & Maia - The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version)
06 Rahsaan Patterson - It Aint Love
07 Andres - Learn To Love (feat. Monica Blaire)
08 Theo Parrish - Chemistry
09 Walter Jones - I'll Keep On Loving You
10 Stratus IV - Lovin' You

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