Another Parisian jaunt, another slightly late Three on a Thursday. I wouldn’t mind if they put me up in the Four Seasons George V, but I’m always stuck in a Novotel next to a main road, where the only food available is from the Chinese next door … or at least that#s my excuse for slowly becoming a fatteh.
Hopefully I’ll be more on the ball next week, and I’m sure my mood will be improved come Friday when myself and Mr Powercut will by kicking in the back doors of the Big Chill Study – if the tunes below get you in the mood, pop on down.
Personal Golf Instructions is probably the mix that made me take up DJing, so these boys have a lot to answer for. Up until the point that I heard this mix I thought DJing was all about playing crap trance, and whanging half of Columbia’s National Product up your nose, but this mixtape showed me it was possible to do something different, taking a big batch of genres and odd samples stir ‘em all up and come out with something, and not only manage to make it work but to make it sound utterly awesome. For that, I’m forever grateful to The Nextmen.
Brad and Dom show some serious skills covering the bases from hip-hop, via the dancehall , electropop , reggae, disco, funk, soul and some drum and bass all tied together with a series of samples lifted from what sounds like old Arnold Palmer golf instructional record. For a good few years this was only available on CD, and was a bugger to get hold of, leading to it costing a small fortune, but now, thanks to the internerd, it’s available to all. Despite being released in ’04 this has barely aged a jot and is still a ‘go-to’ mix for me for warming a houseparty up …
Thanks to those of you who came down to Timbuk2 on Friday – good news is they loved it and I’m back giving it some red-hot room 2 action on the 12th August whilst Nebula bosh out the DnB in the main room. Excellent.
Evening all – apologies for the lateness of this week’s Three on a Thursday – the bad thing about buggering off to Cornwall for a long weekend means that the work piles up for my return. ICK. Never fear though, Three on a Thursday is still here to warm you up for the weekend.
I’d also like to say ‘ta!’ to the Funk Hunters for featuring my Hip to the Hop mix on their weekly mixtape dig! – I wondered why the number of listens it was getting had shot up today …
Was discussing the blog with an mate of mine over a few beers at weekend, and we starting pondering over what mixes should be given the dubious honour of being featured as part of the ‘Mixtape Madness’ series. A fair few names came up and will show up on the blog over the next few weeks and months, but the first one that both of thought of was this beaut, and I got an understandable barracking for not having put it up yet. This is a terrible ommision and will be sorted forthwith.
Here’s my ‘stand in’ slot from 23rd June – someone who was down to play the slot did a no show, so I jumped into the gap and winged it a little – great to play straight up and down hip-hop bangers, must do it more often.
Another week, another Three on a Thursday for you.
I’m writing this in a demob happy mood, as I’m off to Cornwall to brew beer with a mate, and hopefully catch a few waves … either that or install myself in the local, cursing the lack of a decent swell.
So to warm you up for your weekend, here’s some Atlantic soul, a late night ghetto funk chiller and some crazy tweaked Italian jazziness. Enjoy!