Wow – three months one from the first one of these, and I’m still going strong. What’s more I have a few days off work coming from today, so hopefully you’ll get a couple of ‘proper’ mixes from me, as I’ve got a bit of time – I do spoil you lot sometimes, don’t I …
If you’re enjoying the weather we’ve been having recently I’d
shamelessly pimp “recommend” my last Ctrl:Alt:The Beat show for you, plenty of summery vibes to be found on there…
Right – on to the records.
The first tune this week is definitely the result of me having 11 days off in a row after today and the sun shining continuously since I’ve been back in the UK. Turntable Dubbers (feat Brother Culture & Campina Reggae) / Everybody Get Lively Now hits the sweet spot between ‘dancefloor burner’ and ‘skanking reggae’. Add in a wobbly bassline and some scratching, and I’m sold.
The remixes by Blend Mishkin (who was featured on Three on a Thursday last week) and Dreadsquad, are also properly tidy.
Next up is everyone’s favourite Northern Funk Monkeys, Smoove & Turrell
Taken from their upcoming album Eccentric Audio, Slow Down is a lovely little midtempo funk groover, with picked bass and a sublime vocal from John Turrell mark this out as a sure-fire summer winner – there’s a cracking little video for it as well
Lastly for this week is a remix of Pulpfusion from longtime friend of the blog, Ewan Hoozami. Sex, Drums, Funk and Roll another stonker from the gingerest producer in Bristol, with a healthy dose of massive organ (fnar), sax stabs and a wicked drum break this should get your feet moving, quite frankly if it doesn’t, you’re probably dead.