Another week, another Three on a Thursday for you. Seems like quite a few of people are liking this series, so as long as you lot keep clicking and listening, I’ll keep rummaging around the internet to find shiny stuff for you.
I thought of attempting to start this week with a witty quote or acerbic comment on the state of the world, but as I’m writing this after midnight on a school night my brain is not in the right place for such shenanigans – on with the music!
Up first is fellow Bristolian, Dave Remix. Skilfully blending Maceo Parker’s blazing horn line, and Public Enemy “sampled-to-death-but-it-really-works on-this-one” ‘Rebel without a Pause’ and, erm, Billy Idol … no, no stay with me on this one … this is Sax Rebel.
(edited to add – Dave is such a nice bloke he’s just contacted me with a free exclusive download of this one in all its 320kbps glory!)
(Hat-tip to Ewan Hoozami for pointing this one out to me)
Next up is a remix from one of the daddies of Ghetto Funk – Busta. Apparently after years of being told his tunes were too hard for Nu Funk, he’s definitely proved people right with Rench / Up From Low (Busta Remix) . With a lush vocal and more squelchy bottom end than me the morning after after eight pints of Special Brew and a vicious curry. I’m definitely looking forward to playing this one over a proper system.
Finally, a cracking recommendation from Cardiff’s finest jock, Marky de Sade. German Hip Hop producer Suff Daddy comes across as some sort of Teutonic J Dilla, all MPC grooves, jazzy riffs and soulful loops, This is definitely end of an evening lushness, and if you like this I’d recommend his two long players Gin Diaries and Hi-Hat Club Vol. 2 – I’ve been listening to them incessantly all week in an attempt to pick my favourite, which has been damn hard, and have finally settled on Suff Daddy / Late Night Suff
Right, after listening to all of that lot, I’m off to lock myself in the shed for the next three years with a copy of Ableton to learn how to make beats that good. Ta-ra!