It’s that time of the week again …
As you might expect, a load of the tracks that I’ve heard this week have been in some way ‘commemorating’ the untimely death of Adam Yauch, aka MCA from the Beastie Boys. Most, to be honest, are weak as fuck bandwagon jumping horseshit, and the people who made ’em should have a bit more respect.
Seriously, absolutely nothing I’ve heard on this tip is much cop at all, so I’m not recommending it.
Right, rant over. On to the tunes.
First up this week is longtime blog favourite and good buddy, Ewan Hoozami . Through with Love kicks of with a veritable Bond films worth of strings – seriously, can’t you imagine being dressed in a natty tux, sipping expensive cocktails whilst being unsubtly seduced by a ex-KGB hottie with a sexually suggestive name when you hear ’em? must just be me then – before dropping the bottom end and getting all wobbly and chuggy on you. Bang in some sliced up soulful vocal samples and you’re done. Top work.
Next is coming at you blazing hot off the presses from the Greek God of Ghetto Funk, Basement Freaks, who’s coming atcha P-Funk style with A Life For Dat Sweet Ting, a Snoop and Dre sampling, reggae tinged warm up stomper. I first heard this about an hour after it dropped this afternoon, and it was a shoo-in for ToT.
Last one this week is a brilliant little slice of summery hip-hop, The Sun Is Out. The beat comes courtesy of Analyst, who banged it out during his ’40 Beats in 40 Days’ project, with the bars coming from Scheme, and I can see this getting some serious plays when the sun *finally* comes out from behind those rainclouds. (HT to the agrumpyoldmanwithabeard blog for this one.)
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