Tuesday, 1 May 2012

52M-017: Damp Squib

Don't know what it's been like where you are but we've had some proper harsh weather here this week, so here's a mix of rainy day music I put together this morning while the heavens opened outside.

It's mostly loungey downtempo stuff, with nods to hip-hop, jazz, disco and soul along the way.

I suspect it *might* work equally well on a sunny afternoon. I'll let you know about that when summer decides to arrive... 


Jugoe - Night Fumblings
Mr Scruff - Eardrops
Azymuth - Chameleon (Offworld Remix)
Clayton & Fulcrum - Soul Fan
Captain Planet - Fresh Delivery
Cut Chemist - The Garden
Aim - The Force
Boogiewood - Guy Le Arch
Rayko - Little Baby
Gary Davis - One Lifetime To Live (Greg Wilson Version)
78 Edits - Slick
Insightful - As She Sleeps


Monday, 23 April 2012

52M-016: Disco Brisket

Disco Time again this week folks. Just under an hour of the good stuff here, with the usual touches of electro, chug and a couple of re-worked classics to keep yer mom happy. 


Christov - Mischief
Jon Kwest - Your Life
Linkwood - Falling
Mr Scruff - Cheeky
78 Edits - Something Here
MR - Keep Her Happy (Earwig Dub)
Chic - I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
Uptown Funk Empire - Boogie
Rayko - Heads Together (Rayko Dub Edit)
Munga - Tell Me (Mungas Verseless Version)
Lopez - Discoshit
40 Thieves - Jam Hot (40 Thieves Dub)
Jean Carn - Was That All It Was (Re-Edit)


Sunday, 15 April 2012

52M-015: Bare Grillz

Summer and long balmy sunny days approach us (optimistic as ever) so I thought i'd jump the gun and knock out a BBQ mixtape. I'll probably do a few of these as the warmer weather gets more consistent, and this one's quite a relaxed mix to get us started. A "soaking the firelighters and prepping the Pimms" or "welcoming guests to the lawn" selection, if you will.

Make sure your guests/kids don't mind bad language cos there's a bit of it on the hip-hop tracks. Thing is if you're doing it right the guests will be swearing over how fucking good your grilled meats are, so no worries in the long run.

Enjoy! and always ensure your poultry is thoroughly cooked through... 


Rick James - Getting It On (In The Sunshine)
Walter Jackson - It's Cool
Blackpocket - Al Softly
B Bravo - Orfeo (Will You Stay)
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
Kid Cudi vs George Benson - Breezin' Day & Night (Jimi Needles Blend)
Chocolate Milk - Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Olympics - Papa Will
Thomas East - Sister Funk
Gramatik - In This Whole World
Hawkeye - Meet Me At The Roosevelt
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg - Still D.R.E. (Freddie Joachim Summer Groove Refix)
Freddie Cruger feat. ADL - Special Lady
The Magic In Threes - Neal's Lament
Guru - Look To The Sun
Palov & Mishkin - Re-De-Troit
MFSB - Let's Party Down
Pimp Rekker vs Sean Paul - Mission Like Glue (Marky de Sade Mashup)
Tunde Mabadu - Viva Disco (Instrumental)


Monday, 9 April 2012

52M-014: Funky Easter

A simple premise this week: 40 minutes (or thereabouts) of out-and-out funk. No messing about here, just the good stuff, nice and upbeat - perfect for working off the results of any chocolatey overindulgence you may have embarked on this weekend.

Happy Easter! :) 


Souleance - Schack
New Mastersounds - Thirty Three (JuJu Orchestra Remix)
Beatconductor - Loco Moto
Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Do Anything Go Anywhere (Instrumental)
Badboe - My Bad
Flying Fish - Sing It Loud
Mr Confuse - Balkan Funk (Ed Royal Remix)
Totalcult - Magnificent Buffalo
Fab Samperi - BB Funk (The Sly Players Remix)
DJ Kid Stretch - Get Away (Basement Freaks Remix)
Cookin On 3 Burners - Keb's Bucket
Lee Fields - Shot Down


Sunday, 1 April 2012

52M-013: TuneStep Vol.3

More glorious Tunestep for you this week - and now i'm up to three mixes of the stuff I think I can definitely afford to start calling it "a series".

I am totally blown away by the opener on this one - Disclosure has nailed it with this remix and I reckon it could easily hold out to be one of the tunes of 2012. Amazing stuff. I'm also pleased I managed to wedge the VIP take of Monky's "Drunkerdz" into a mix too - he's a top producer and criminally overlooked at present. You can grab the original cut of Drunkerdz off the Brownswood Electric 2 compilation.

Heads down, skank on... 


Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure Remix)
Swing Ting - Hold Your Corner
Julio Bashmore - Batty Knee Dance
Salva - Keys Open Doors
The MAK - Fools Gold (Original)
Sepalcure - Deep City Insects
FaltyDL - Hip Love
Horsepower Productions - Boogaloo
Tessela - Subway
COM'MA - Vacancy
Eprom - Never
Monky - Drunkerdz VIP


Saturday, 24 March 2012

52M-012: Eclectronica Pt.2

It's another delve into the electronica crates this week with a selection that starts off all moody dubby halftimey bassy, and eventually shifts up a gear to encompass a bit of a future funk, big beat and shouty set of finishers. Definitely a few nappy-fillers here, so make sure you're wearing sturdy strides. 


The Insiders - Stepdub
TooMuchPorn - Cardboard Boxer
Freq Nasty - Drum Play
Scuba - Cognitive Dissonance
Aether - I.D.
Distance - Skys Alight
Breakage ft. Roots Manuva - Run 'Em Out
Robot Koch - Devil Drums (Alex B Remix)
Fulgeance - Chico
DJ C - Hawa
Frikstailers - To Com Saudade (ft. Mc Maiquinho)
The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us
Simian Mobile Disco - Flea In Your Ear
Jimmy Edgar - Vibration


Saturday, 17 March 2012

52M-011: 40mins & A Blunt

Back to the horizontal listening selections this week, with this mix being aimed squarely at the stoners.  Actually it's not all downtempo, and it does pick up somewhat as it progresses.

Whatever you do, don't fall asleep at the wheel...


Lonnie Liston Smith - Devika (Goddess)
DJ Raw Sugar - Barry Me Softly
David Holmes - Rodney Yates
DJ Shadow - In-Flux
Blockhead - Breathe And Start
DJ Cam - Mad Blunted Jazz
Das EFX - 40 & A Blunt
People Under The Stairs - Come On, Let's Get High
Edwin Starr - Easin' In
Madvillain - America's Most Blunted
RJD2 - Smoke & Mirrors
Ghostface Killah feat. The Delphonics - After The Smoke Is Clear