Three on a Thursday #99

916139This week I’ve mostly been in pain.

Not, as you might expect, from riding 60 odd miles from London to Brighton for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday, (what was that? You want to sponsor me? Oh, go on then … ) but more from having my first proper falling off incident about 9hrs before I was due to start. I’ve not had road rash like this since I was about 15 years old.

Lesson learned, don’t spend many hours in the Kernel Brewery and then try and cycle across town afterwards.

Right what was that, music? Oh yeah …

The first track this week is from one of the Godfathers of UK Hip-hop, Ty. He’s been dropping rhymes since the 90’s, and has produced some brilliant tunes both solo, on the standout Upwards and Awkward albums, as well as in collaboration with the likes of  The Nextmen &Roots Manuva, but to be honest, I’ve found his recorded output to be patchy of late.

He’s just dropped latest offering A Kick, A Snare, A Idea (Pt. 2) on Tru Thoughts, stuffed with hypnotic synth lines, percussive vocal samples,  understated scratching and his trademarked intelligent flow to top it all off .

Sounds like he’s back to his best then!

(Thanks to Nathan for furnishing me with the links – if only all PRs could be so helpful)

Next up is my almost standard Bristol-centric number for the week, and it’s those Allergies boys again. Fresh from the quietest gig I’ve ever (not?) heard them play at Sunrise Festival – cheers for that local parish council – they’ve worked  their magic again.

The original Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate track, New York was tidy, but didn’t exactly flick my switches. Cue the Allergies to give it a tweak, and it’s a whole different beastie. Props guys …

Last up this week is a classic slab of reggae, from, erm. Shy FX. Yes, *that* Shy FX, him of the breakingest beats, beastliest basslines and general Drum and Bass awesomeness. Turns out his Grandad was a bit of a soundsystem legend, so he has stuff  like Soon Come in his blood.  Properly summery innit.

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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