Mixtape Madness #4 – The Nextmen / Personal Golf Instructions (from Driver thru Putter)

Now this is the real shit…

Personal Golf Instructions is probably the mix that made me take up DJing, so these boys have a lot to answer for. Up until the point that I heard this mix I thought DJing was all about playing crap trance, and whanging half of Columbia’s National Product up your nose, but this mixtape showed me it was possible to do something different, taking a big batch of genres and odd samples stir ’em all up and come out with something, and not only manage to make it work but to make it sound utterly awesome. For that, I’m forever grateful to The Nextmen.

Brad and Dom show some serious skills covering the bases from hip-hop, via the dancehall , electropop , reggae, disco, funk, soul and some drum and bass all tied together with a series of samples lifted from what sounds like old Arnold Palmer golf instructional record. For a good few years this was only available on CD, and was a bugger to get hold of, leading to it costing a small fortune, but now, thanks to the internerd, it’s available to all. Despite being released in ’04 this has barely aged a jot and is still a ‘go-to’ mix for me for warming a houseparty up …

Official tracklisting

1. The Grip
2.The Stance
3. The Woods
4. The Irons
5. Chipping And Putting

‘As far as I can work it out’ tracklisting as there doesn’t seem to be one anywhere on the internet (apologies for the gaps, guesstimates and the outright wrong)

1. ? vs The Nextmen feat Ty / Get Over It(acapella)
2. The Mexican / Yoghurt Mudflap
3. Randy Maverick / Pure Love (Nextmen Remix)
4. ? vs Root Manuva & Ty / Do You Want More (revox) (acapella)
5. DJ Revolution / Uh-Huh feat Method Man vs Rodney P / Riddim Killa (acapella)
6. Quantic, Greyboy & Sharon Jones / Go To Be A Love (Paul Nice Remix)
7. Black Eyed Peas / Weekends
8. Tweet / Boogie 2nite vs The Nextmen feat J Live / 31st February (acapella)
9. The Nextmen / Silent Weapon (feat Cutty Ranks)
10. Kelis / Milkshake
11. ? vs Big Daddy Kane / How U Get A Record Deal?
12. The Jackson 5 / It’s Great To Be Here (Kenny Dope Remix)
13. Tyler James / Why Do I Do
14. ? x Jill Scott / I Am Music (feat Common)
15. Max Segley / Happy vs Amy Winehouse / Stronger Than Me (acapella)
16. KC & The Sunshine Band / I Get Lifted
17. The Source & Candi Stanton / You Got The Love
18. Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam / Let The Beat Hit ‘Em
19. INXS / Need You Tonight
20. The Roots / The Seed 2.0 (feat Cody)
21. Pressure Drop & Sugarhill Gang / 8th Wonder
22. Positive Force / We Got The Funk
23. Treacherous Three / ?
24. Dead Prez / Hip-Hop vs Jay-Z / Dirt Off My Shoulder
25. Busta Rhymes / Break Ya Neck
26. Jungle Brothers / True Blue (Aphrodite Remix) vs Tweet / Oops (feat Missy Elliot) (acapella)
27. Ganja Kru / Super Sharp Shooter vs Jay-Z / H to the Izzo (acapella)
28. Nightmares on Wax / Night’s Interlude vs Erykah Badu / On & On (acapella)
29. Karime Kendra / 90% Of Me Is You

Golf Samples throughout from Arnold Palmer / Personal Golf Instructions (from Driver thru Putter)

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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