Right – post pub blogging is GO!,
I usually try to get this sorted out for mid-afternoon, but the weather was nice and the pub was calling. A steak and a few beers (from the highly talented boys at Bristol Beer Factory) and I’m feeling exceptionally verbose, bordering on the grandiloquent.
Best get onto the music sharpish, before I start gibbering utter crap, hadn’t I?
Boom-chicka-wow-wow it’s that time of the week again and I’m in a funktacular mood – guess what that means for todays selections?
I think this upbeat mood is in large part caused by only working a 3- 1/2 day week as I’m off to that Laaaaahdahn tonight, where Creeday and myself will be mixing it up on the 1’s and 2’s in support of Celeste Dos Santos and the Tabloid Queens at the Alley Cat on Denmark St in Soho for the evening – pop in an say hello!
Three on a Thursday #33 – try saying that ten times in a row quickly …
I’m back again to delight your ears with more odd bleeps, beats, breaks and wobbles (whilst shamelessly pimping gigs obviously)
Oh, did I mention gigs? If you’re about in Bristol over the weekend I’ll be giving it the beans upstairs at Big Chill Bristol with Trilby Tricks, whilst P.O.D.G.E., Ewan Hoozami, Slim Goodgroove and the mighty Featurecast go large in the main bar. Would be ace to see you there!
Right – tunes!
Yes it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all week – it’s Three on a Thursday time!
Compiling the tunes this week has been a bit of a different one for me – sometimes it feel like I’m desperately trying to find three tracks to recommend, but I’ve been drowned in a glut of them recently. From the promo reviews I’ve dropped from Cast-a-Blast and Hero Records, to new bits and bobs from Smoove, Audited Beats, Kraak& Smaak and Four Tet, I’ve been spoiled with new stuff, some of which didn’t quite make the cut.
So what did?
Read on and find out!
I don’t know what’s going on at the moment, but there’s a serious pile of seriously good releases piling up in my inbox, that I feel the urge to share with you crazy kids.
Today it’s the latest offering from the guys at Cast-a-Blast records dropping their latest chunk of reggae-hop stylings from Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel.
Criss & Shine is a mutant reggae hop swing beat stepper with a lovely bounce and vocals from the self styled “Indian Ragamuffin” Delhi Sultanate representing.
The Blend Mishkin remix drops his trademarked wobble into mix, making the original a more electroesque affair, nudging it closer to a dancehall style, and making it a surefire winner for your ‘warming the crowd’ crate. I can just imagine the winding booties every time I hear this one.
Turntable Dubbers adds an almost Iberian tinge to the track with a Spanish-esque guitar chords to the fore, before a Bollywood string line hits you … clever stuff.
This one drops on the 19th Sept ’11 and is well worth a few of your hard earned shekels.
Another week, another Three on a Thursday for you!
Before I go straight into the good stuff, a little admin is required, mostly to do with a little more information on the gigs I hinted at last week.
First up is supporting the mighty Featurecast (!) with the Regrooved boys in Bristol on the 17th of September.
On the 22nd September I’ll be at the Alley Cat Bar on Denmark St in London with Celeste Dos Santos & The Tabloid Queens.
Would be ace to see you guys at either of ’em!
Right, you’ve sat there very patiently, so now you can have some luvverly tunes.
Been a huge fan of Featurecasts work for the last few years, and I’m so chuffed to be involved with this!
Would be great to see a few of you there …