Three on a Thursday #173


Last night was mad prep for my eldest’s 8th birthday today (Happy Birthday Charlie!), so no red hot Thursday action from me, but I’m making up for it now.

Tracks below the break, as per usual.


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Three on a Thursday #172


Back to some sort of regularity!

(OK, a day late due to different version of being on different laptops, but hey, two in two weeks right?)


Seems like DJ Yoda has grown up a little from his hyperactive cut ‘n’ paste days (fun though they were). The all-new tartrazine and sugar free beatsmith dropped his new album, Home Cooking, on 12th April, and it’s far more song-centric than his previous efforts, with a stellar cast of collaborators, including Andrew Ashong, the Jungle Brothers and Eva Lazarus.

It’s quality throughout, but the track that popped after the first couple of listens was Thornton Heath featuring Omar, a lovely little neo-soul bubbler, with a very Kid Koala-esque scratch trumpet line.

Track 2 comes courtesy of Italian DJ, producer and crate digger, Woxow,
who has bought us Chaos, somehow managing to cajole rocksteady legend Ken Boothe, J5’s Akil and Blurum13 onto the same reggae drenched beat, which has then been ably flipped by DJ Maars. Lovely, and the B-side by Smile Davis ain’t bad either.

Last up this week is Get a Hold On This from self-declared “Plymouth’s 14th best DJ”, Aldo Vanucci, and what a neo-northern soul banger it is.

Big bass guitar line, stomping, shuffling drums and Kylie Auldist sounding like all of the The Supremes all rolled into one antipodean soul diva, this is a proper dancefloor belter.

Cracking remixes from The Allergies and Dr Rubberfunk on the flip as well …


Three on a Thursday #171


First for a while, as, well, life isn’t it.

Got a couple of gig announcements up on the page up there if you’re interested as well.

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Three on a Thursday #170


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Ah, it’s time to relax.  You know what that means.  A glass of wine, your favourite easy chair,  And of course, three tracks, on time for once, from your favourite beardy Bristol bloke. (Noooo, I’ve not been listening to The Offspring and reliving my youth whilst drinking wine. Much) Continue reading


Three on a Thursday #169


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Went to see good buddies of the blog, The Allergies, at their triumphant live gig at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Friday – an epic time was had by all, and afterwards, there was a proper spotter-fest at Cosies, with all sorts of oddities and rarities being spun by DJ Format, aided and abetted by local vinyl pusher and fount of all things record related, John  Stapleton. Some of these may, let’s face it, will, feature below.

Its rare when I’m at a gig and can’t recognise 50% of the tunes being played, or at least which samples the track is using, but the DJ Format set had me foxed, and was one of the best selected sets of eclectic beats and breaks I’ve heard in a very long time.

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Three on a Thursday #168


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Two in two weeks. Aren’t you lot lucky!

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Three on a Thursday #167


5514823231_f5b161490e_oSo, it’s been a while …

What with one thing and another – ok, two of the things are the kids who’ve needed entertaining for the last 6 weeks, and another is my propensity to spend the last 3 Thursdays stuck in a field with no signal, meaning not much time for digging and less for tunes.

As an extra special reward for this, and for the first time in over 160 Three on a Thursday’s, I’m going to double up.

Yes, you heard me.

DOUBLE UP.

6 tunes below the line. Hope you’ve got your listening ears on.

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