Monthly Archives: January 2012

Three on a Thursday #51


Ahoy kids – running it close to the wire again, it’s Three on a Thursday time again!

This week brace yerselves for some Kiwi FunkHopSoul gubbins, a Latin beats workout and a wobbly pile of Funk and Hip-Hop samples …

Incoming!

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Mixtape Madness #6 – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist / Brainfreeze


Reminiscent of Double Dee and Steinski’s seminal ‘Lessons’ series but with the added bonus of being done live rather than over painstaking months with a razor and sticky tape, Brainfreeze is the hip-hop tour de force from DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.

Consisting of two 25-ish minute mixes entitled Uno and Dos, Brainfreeze started life as a recording of a practice session for a series of shows that the pair were to perform in ’99. It’s a masterclass in cutting,scratching and beat-juggling old funk and soul 45s, slicing sections of tracks in and out of one another whilst maintaining the overall flow of the mix, which in my opinion is something a lot of more ‘technical’ DJs can forget in an effort to flex their skills.

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Three on a Thursday #50


Wow – #50, how did that happen?

Seems like it was only yesterday that I was working out what exactly I could do with this blog, other than putting my own mixes up on here and decided to share a few of the audio gems that my incessant music geekery found out, and here I am a year later (yes, I know, I missed a couple) having shared 150 tracks.

Speaking of which, lets get onto to the tunes shall we?

 

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Blend Mishkin / Mama Proud E.P.



Another day, another review, this time with Blend Mishkin‘s wubtacular Mama Proud Riddim and a whole host of MCs showcasing their talents over the top

The riddim itself is a cracker, mixing a dancehall vibe and a dubstep style foundation bothering bassline, complete with gunshots, rave horns, skittering hi-hats and claps, giving plenty of space for the vocals to come. I can see this one being a fixture in Reggae & Bashment DJ’s bags for a while

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Three on a Thursday #49


Oi-oi!

It appears to be that time of the week again where I descend from my Ivory Tower (ok, two up, two down in Bristol) to educate your ears with the newest good shizzle to hit mine.

Many thanks for those of you who liked the tunes last week, the Tom Drummond refix hit the Hype Machine Most Popular Blogged Tracks Top10 after I posted it last week, which made me feel like quite the tastemaker – lets see if we can do it again for any of the three below shall we?

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Ctrl-Alt-TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~ 3rd Jan ’12


Wotcha

Last Tuesdays show your you, with bits and bobs from JPod, Shepdog, Benji Boko, DJ Moneyshot, Neon Steve, Jim Sharp, Gramatik and a load more!

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MustBeat Crew / Outta Here


More loveliness incoming from the guys over at Cast-a-Blast in the form of the Outta Here EP from the MustBeat Crew.

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Three on a Thursday #48


I know, I know – I missed one. As in ‘totally missed’ rather than ‘was a day late’. The only excuse I have is that I managed to leave my laptop charger was in the Midlands, whilst my laptop was in Bristol, with the two only being reunited on New Years Eve which to be honest was when I was more interested in attempting to drink my own bodyweight in booze. I succeeded in this mission so well, that the next couple of days were a bit ropey and low an behold a week was missed

Sorry.

Well, now the grovelling is over let’s get involved shall we?

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Flatline feat. Werd2jaH / Slow Down


Right, got a fat sack of promo sitting here to go through, so you lot are in for a treat over the next couple of days!

First up comes from those bassline noise terrorists over at Irish Moss records, with the Slowdown EP from Future Reggae crew, Flatline.

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