Three on a Thursday #151


Demob happy!

Off to Cornwall (hopefully not as rainy as above) with a stack of mates for half term and I really should be packing, but first you lucky *lucky* people get to receive another weekly slab of the three best tracks to hit my ears this week, and there’s a couple of corkers in there – enjoy.

First up, courtesy of Mr WahWah 45’s, Scrimshire, is a bouncing, chopped and screwed version of Lalomie Washburn’s track Freaky Strangeness. Sliced and diced samples from the original over a snare cracking beat with a full on soul vocal from the lady herself aided and abetted by a proper funk choral effort from the backing singers. Niceness.

Available right now as Lalomie’s Strangeness on the freshly dropped ‘Spooktober Edits’ 45. (No idea where the ‘Spookiness’ beyond the time of year its dropping, but it’s a lovely record)

Another week, another Grand Central related track pops up on my radar, this time from ex-label head honcho, Mark Rae. He’s just dropped the 4th iteration of his Hip-hop & Soul Edits series, and this lovely if slightly odd hip-hop/raga/disco cut, Larry Levan vs Yesking, is the standout for me

Built round a full on Bootsy-esque bumping bassline which underpins slinky synthesis strings (that’ll be the Larry Levan influence then) and a Yesking vocal from Secret King with what sounds like Mystro/Mydiggi & Lady Chan on the bars, it’s a totally odd, yet totally brilliant take on the these two tunes.

Speaking of squelchy bassline, the last up this week is has a similar thing going on but with a whole load more chug. Psychemagik are a relatively recent discovery to me, I know, I know, and their take on Gotta Hold on Me blends modern disco vibes with some properly soulful vocals lifted, I believe, from a version of the Something’s Got A Hold On Me by Etta James, all mixed together with a serious lick of funk.

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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