To those of you who came out this weekend to see me spin, you were fantastic. From the subterranean vibes of Timbuk2 on Friday night to the sweatbox that was Mr Wolfs on Saturday – seriously I will need to pack a towel next time I play there, it was so sweaty I couldn’t grip the vinyl well enough to scratch properly – that was quite the weekend.
Still in recovery mode after a fairly full few days, by my standards at least. That, combined with a 3 month old little ‘un at home and becoming a thoroughly old gimmer it takes longer to bounce back to my usual self. This might explain the slightly more relaxed track choices this week, with a classic slice of neo-soul, a disco sampling nu-funk wiggler and a wonderful piece of chilled electronica to keep you going.
Anyway, enough with the yammering, onwards!
First up this week is a mellow piece of almost psychadelic soul from the current Stones Throw favourites, The Stepkids. Legend in My Own Mind hits you with an opening line straight out of a Fifties girl group, full of skittering strings, before adding a smooth bassline and a full on soul brother vocal. This would sound perfect out in the sunshine – shame we don’t seem to have had any in Bristol recently …
Available to buy on rather natty white vinyl here
Sound of a Champion is based on a hugely recognisable hook from Kid Creole and the Coconut‘s classic paen to the tale of a no good dirty rat, Stool Pigeon, which I love bits of, but is a bit too disco for my tastes. Never fear though, It’s been given a lick of Nu-Funk paint by the hugely prolific Breakbeat Junkie. With a quality little ‘frikkin laser’ moment in the middle which drops into the instant gratification of the horn line from the original tune I can’t see how this wouldn’t work on a dancefloor.
Last tune this week is How Dare You, and is a little bit of an oldie for me, in that it was released the best part of a year ago, and little bit of an odd one by the usual standards of the stuff that ends up being selected for Three on a Thursday, as its and almost housey piece of downtempo loveliness from Laki Mera, remixed by the Part Time Heroes. Enjoy.