Three on a Thursday #6


BOING said Zebedee – the big man is back with yet more fresh (to his ears anyway) tunes!

This week I’ve got a proper little Nu Funk burner, a modern Northern Soul-ish number and Hip Hop about the trials and tribulations of a superhero for you to get your lugholes round.

If you like this series and want to hear ’em churned out live, or even buy me a pint by way of thanks for introducing all these wonderous tunes, check the ‘Gigs’ listing at the top of the page. Your next opportunity is tonight at The Pipe & Slippers with Flipzilla, and then again tomorrow with those crazy simians Monkey Chuckle, at The Golden Lion.

First up this week is Fab Samperi / Listen Up, and it’s a cracking spot by my fellow record botherer, Mr Roy Strong.

With a backing vocal harking back to Motown, a Hammond organ straight out of the Doors playbook and a stomping drum beat, if you don’t tap your feet to this you’re clinically dead.

Listen up for their début album, Power Bossa, hitting the shelves soon – I have a feeling it’ll be worth it.

If you’ve not heard of the Fort Knox Five by now, you must’ve been living under a rock for the last few years. Pioneers of the Nu-funk movement, and regularly showing up on my Ctrl:Alt:TheBeat show, they’ve been releasing a stack of tweaks and edits over the last few months in a series titled ‘DC’s Finest Remint’.

Their latest mashes up James Brown-esque horns over the top of the vocals from founder of the Zulu Nation and Hip-Hop Godfather, Afrika Bambaataa, to give you The Sax Pusher vs. Bambaataa (DC’s Finest Remint) a properly bumping little funk burner.
Even better, it’s a free download from their site!

Lastly comes a tune I picked up on the recommendation of possibly the tallest, if not the largest beat maker in Bristol, VeeKay.

It’s not everyday you hear an MC giving you the realness … well at least not of the day-to-day trials of being a Superhero, but then I doubt Illus and the Krate Krusaders are your usual blinged out rap numptys. This tune (and the accompanying awesome video) is The Mask

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About djsherlockohms

Obsessive music nerd for since his formative years, Sherlock Ohms finally pulled his finger out and started inflicting his collection of Funk, Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, Breaks, Beats and random ephemera on the unwitting public in mid-2008. Since then he's graced the airwaves of Big Chill FM and Purple Radio, the stages of the Festinho festival, and the DJ booths of the UK fluffing for the likes of DJ Moneyshot, Boca 45 and Ugly Duckling. Whether it's early morning chilled wig outs, or eclectic party starting beat fests there's a reason they call him 'No Shit Sherlock' View all posts by djsherlockohms

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