The initial idea was to have this as a on-line Electronic Promotion Kit, essentially somewhere I could point people when I was pushing for gigs, with mixes, a bio, some press shots and the like. I was also going to have links to the shows that I do on Purple Radio.
Thing is, it might be a little sparse at times, so I thought, what could I do to come up with more quality content? Then I realised I spend loads of my free time scrubbing through new releases and am often asked by mates where tunes have come from, what labels they’ve been released by, etc. and then it struck me – I should spread the love, and what better way to do that than to round up a few of my favourite cuts and chuck them to you in time to warm you up for the weekend?
BEHOLD! Three on a Thursday !
Some tunes are new, some are old ones I’ve only just discovered, some will be upbeat, some a bit more mellow – the only unifying factor is that I’ll have picked them up at some point over the week, I like ’em and I’ll do my best to put them up on a Thursday for you to have a butchers at.
First up is a tune I picked up on from the ever awesome Solid Steel Radio Show (well via the podcast actually). Solid Steel began as a radio show on Kiss FM hosted by Coldcut‘s Matt Black and Jonathan More, where they were not only able to play and mix records, but also display their cut-up technique live. The show was known for airing “The Broadest Beats in London”. This has been a showcase for the tunes that are flicking the Ninja Tune boys and girls switches – if you aren’t subscribed to the podcast you are truly missing out.
This week was the turn of DK and the tune is Capitol 1212 /Don Man Sound (original mix) featuring the vocal stylings of Tenor Fly – big skanking beats, with a deep bassline, this one should tear parties up for sure.
The next is on a Ghetto Funk tip, in that it’s a tip from the boys at Ghettofunk.co.uk. I don’t know who puts what in the water where they’re based, but they’ve been dropping tune after tune since the beginning of January, recruiting the finest in the Nu/Ghetto Funk crowd. This weeks prime cut for me is Myagi and The Root Sellers / How to Test (Timothy Wisdom’s Cracking the Whip Mix) and is available as a free download from his site.
Scandalous samples ahoy and a bassline guaranteed to level buildings, this one should be a sure-fire party starter. Seriously, this one could damage both speakers and hearing.
Last up is and older tune, played for me by my mate DJ Moneyshot last week down the pub – it’s taken from the brilliantly titled ‘Backslam Extravaganza’ EP, compiled by Palov & Mishkin, this is the rather fine Kormac / Scratch Marchin. Featuring some Mr Scruff like swinging wobble, DJ Food-like sample madness, and some fairly tidy scratching, I think you might like this.
Hope you enjoy!