Three on a Thursday #82


Evening

I’ve been in the pub for the last few hours, so intro writing is a bit much right now

Tunes below the fold

DJ Moneyshot does swing? Yer damn right!

Cardiff’s Mixtape King – now based in Bristol, so stepping it up to the big leagues – has been raiding his hugely eclectic record collection and conjured up this cheeky slice of swing sampling silliness with The Way We Swing, complete with authentic 1930’s reggae and hip-hop vocal slices – erm.

I’m a sucker for a mellow hip-hop beat, and it seems that Foreign Correspondence are as well, dropping Nostalgia, properly ‘harking back to the Golden Era’ number, complete with soulful chorus and a wicked little piano sample.

Available for free over on the TripleJ website

Last up this week is tweak on a stone-cold classic. New Order’s Blue Monday – according to urban legends and pub gossip, which I tend to find totally accurate – was originally designed to be an insanely lazy encore, being entirely written on a drum machine, so that a roadie could walk on, hit play and walk off again. Thing was, the tune is BRILLIANT, so the band all found a way to get involved. It’s also the biggest selling 12″ of all time, which makes the fact that it’s overly complex sleeve – made to look like an old 5 1/4″ floppy disc – made it more expensive to make than they made selling it.

Virgin Magnetic Material take this legendary track and give it a downtempo-y house spin. It’s really rather nice. HT to Lenodd for the heads up.

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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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