Three on a Thursday #32


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!

Had a random email out of the blue on Monday from the boss of GED Soul Records, straight out of the funk heartlands of … well, Tennessee, but nevermind. I was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t vitriolic abuse, or a warning to stop hiding in the bushes outside his house, but instead a pointer to some quite tidy soul and funk goodness, with nary a gap toothed banjo strumming yokel in sight.

One of my favourites was this little number from the label house band DeRobert & The Half Truths called Reachin’ Out – Serious soul, and available from their Bandcamp page.

Next up is a 100% full bore hip-hop party stomper from DJ Vapor. Acapellas from Large Pro’s Harcore Hip-Hop and Hot Sizzlin’ Torchin’ Blazin’ end up mashed with Bad Monkey’s No 1 Fan (Basement Freaks Remix), for a serious funky effort by the name of Hardcore Fan If you manage to stay still when listening to the this one, I fear you may be clinically dead.

Finally is a bit of a blast from the past for me. I’ve been a fan of Jon Carter and his Monkey Mafia alter-ego since I went to the launch party for the 15 Steps E.P. when I was at Uni many many moons, and now after a long layoff, the wee man is back!

There are a fair few tracks and booties over on his soundcloud, but my favourite has to be Stevie Drop. Twisting the main hook from Stevie Wonder’s Superstition over a bouncing monster of a Diplo-ish beat full of claps & hand drums slaps with some trademark Dancehall chat topping it off. This should go down rather nicely on a dancefloor methinks.

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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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