It appears to be that time of the week again where I descend from my Ivory Tower (ok, two up, two down in Bristol) to educate your ears with the newest good shizzle to hit mine.
Many thanks for those of you who liked the tunes last week, the Tom Drummond refix hit the Hype Machine Most Popular Blogged Tracks Top10 after I posted it last week, which made me feel like quite the tastemaker – lets see if we can do it again for any of the three below shall we?
First up this week is a track which makes it feel like all this scrubbing through endless hours of tracks worth it. Some weeks I’m not totally convinced by the odd track I post up here, but stumbling across this has definitely made it worthwhile this week. Die and Break lay down a heavy dubby beat, and leave MC Fats and new boy Buggsy (who seems to be hitting the spot with everything he does at the moment) to drop some righteous bars on Peace & Dub.
(and yes, that is Skream attempting to hump the decks at 3.42 in)
It’s been a while since I’ve picked a straight up and down soul track for Three on a Thursday, with the closest recently being ToT #39 and Zenit Incompatible tune in fact, so I though t it was about time I returned to my roots for one.
Lee Fields started churning out deeply soulful tracks since the late 60′s, and has been churning out the tunes since. More recently he’s found wider recognition thanks to collaborations with Sharon Jones and Dap Kings on their quite frankly, utterly storming album
You’re the Kind of Girl is based around a neat little guitar hook and horn stabs combo, giving you a timeless soul classic, which Lee absolutely nails with this paean to his missus.
I defy you to listen to this and not smile …
This one drops in early March – keep your ears peeled.
(oh, and as this is the first time that I’ve covered their work since the event, congrats to the bands guitar & bass wrangler Mr Ricky Fabulous on the occasion of his nuptials, hope you and Kat had a cracking day)