Wasn’t sure I’d be able to do this weeks Three on a Thursday due to being 0n a (very sober) baby standby, but as my wife is showing no signs of going into labour any time soon I’ve managed to grab a little alone time with the laptop (not like that you dutteh bastid) and found three corkers for you this week. Listen up!
I had a lot of time for The Resonators previous EP on Wah Wah, and their follow up, the Gold Getter EP, is none too shabby either. Whilst I like the A-side the flip, Mandrake, is my pick for Three on a Thursday this week. Starting with a great drum break and skanking guitar stabs this is a proper piece of summery reggaesouldubbiness. Niceness.
Available to buy on lovely heavyweight vinyl from May 16th, with free download as well, here
DJ Shepdog is a familiar name to anyone who has been around the UK festival circuit at any point of the last few years, and heads in the know are all over the reggae mashups and versions from his Nice Up! label, as pretty much every one is a sure fire party starter. Nah Shutterbug is described by the big man himself as “Big Boi’s “Shutterbug thrown in the blender with Nas & Damian Marley’s Nah Mean beat” and is brilliant – love the almost swing style flutes in this one …
What’s better it’s a free download from the Nice Up! blog when you sign up to their mailing list!
Last up this week is almost an antique – released in 2001. Originally a house track by Madrid de los Austrias, Ole has been flipped by Nickodemus and Osiris into Brooklyn Ole. Starting with a sax line worthy of Coltrane, add some smooth scratches, and pretty soon you’ve got a Grand Central style downtempo hip-hop boogie stormer.