How’s about this for commitment to the cause – I’m on the other side of the world with wife and spawn, and have ducked out of the sun for an hour to drop a few ‘new-to-me’ tunes on you reprobates, just in time for the weekend.
Aren’t you lucky?
Most of us who make New Years Resolutions have epically failed by now – fortunately Mr Bird has a bit more sticking power. His mission? 52 weeks, 52 beats. This ‘ere is beat ‘6 – Get The Funk. Full of wobble, with a sweet synth line, this is the nuts.
I’d been umm-ing and err-ing over this one since last week, partially as the ‘posh boy’ intro irritates the tits off me (fortunately that’s only on the vid …) – get past that, mind, and the beat kicks in and it’s well worth it. Featuring UK hip-hop royalty in Jehst & Farma G and new boy Buggsy, who seems to be at the centre of everything good coming out of Bristol right now, Connect the SPDIF is a tune to sit back, relax and blaze one to …
Last up this week is a classic modern soul edit from long-time blog favourite, Jim Sharp. On this one he’s sprinkled a little of his magic on The Dramatics / In The Rain, giving it a little of a Stones Throw style snapping beat … lovely stuff