Yeah a day late, but it means I’ve got some tidy tunes for you – I’m sure you’ll forgive me.
Odd little realisation – I’ve seen every band/producer listen below live …
First up this week is a new tune from New Orleans finest brass-meisters, The Hot 8 Brass Band. If you don’t know the Hot 8, they’re a Nawlins Marching Band, but more Mardi Gras meets Mobb Deep than Military. Both tunes I heard, Hot 8 Shit and Milwaukee Fat were tidy, but I prefer the more MC led vibe of this one – you can’t keep me away from the hip-hop eh?
It’s becoming a habit to pimp this pair on here, but The Allergies just keep making tunes that flick my switches – hip-hop, laden with intelligently selected samples thoughtfully put together with a killer hook – what more could you ask for. You Wouldn’t Know lifts Ann Peebles 99lbs, and gives it a proper dancefloor spin.
Last up is Sugarplum is a wickedly mellow little piece of late night Jazz from the recently departed legend, Richie Havens. Saw him at The Big Chill in 2004, where he was awesome, but this on is new to me. Definitely a case of turn on, tune in, drop out. Enjoy.
(now with an updated youtube link as UMG took the last one down. Cheers for that …)