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Three on a Thursday #71


Ahoy kids, I’m back!

Apologies about the lack of a ToT last week – sadly had to spend 8-9hrs driving to and from visiting a very ill relative and really *really* wasn’t in the right headspace to write anything.

That’s not happened this week though, so we’re back with the beat (and rhymes – yes – it’s a bit hip-hop heavy this week …)

Onwards!

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Blend Mishkin / Mama Proud E.P.



Another day, another review, this time with Blend Mishkin‘s wubtacular Mama Proud Riddim and a whole host of MCs showcasing their talents over the top

The riddim itself is a cracker, mixing a dancehall vibe and a dubstep style foundation bothering bassline, complete with gunshots, rave horns, skittering hi-hats and claps, giving plenty of space for the vocals to come. I can see this one being a fixture in Reggae & Bashment DJ’s bags for a while

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MustBeat Crew / Outta Here


More loveliness incoming from the guys over at Cast-a-Blast in the form of the Outta Here EP from the MustBeat Crew.

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DJ Tzinas / Get Up (feat. The Kidd & BNC)


Those nice gents from Cast-a-Blast have blessed my inbox with yet more promo loveliness, this time from DJ Tzinas which I felt compelled to share with you this morning – raging hangover, or no raging  hangover.

Best get the coffee on and hope inspiration strikes ‘eh?

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Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel ft. Delhi Sultanate / Criss & Shine


I don’t know what’s going on at the moment, but there’s a serious pile of seriously good releases piling up in my inbox, that I feel the urge to share with you crazy kids.

Today it’s the latest offering from the guys at Cast-a-Blast records dropping their latest chunk of reggae-hop stylings from Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel.

Criss & Shine is a mutant reggae hop swing beat stepper with a lovely bounce and vocals from the self styled “Indian Ragamuffin” Delhi Sultanate representing.

The Blend Mishkin  remix drops his trademarked wobble into mix, making the original a more electroesque affair, nudging it closer to a dancehall style, and making it a surefire winner for your ‘warming the crowd’ crate. I can just imagine the winding booties every time I hear this one.

Turntable Dubbers adds an almost Iberian tinge to the track with a Spanish-esque guitar chords to the fore, before a Bollywood string line hits you … clever stuff.

This one drops on the 19th Sept ’11 and is well worth a few of your hard earned shekels.


Three on a Thursday #25


Yes, ok, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. It’s only the second Thursday I’ve missed in six months – largely down to a week of 12hr days stuck in a hotel in the arse end of Paris with no wifi. Whoever said business travel was cool …

Right enough whinging, on with the show.

Thanks to those of you who came down to Timbuk2 on Friday – good news is they loved it and I’m back giving it some red-hot room 2 action on the 12th August whilst Nebula bosh out the DnB in the main room. Excellent.

If you can’t wait that long before a slice of Sherlock, I’m playing the upstairs bar on Big Chill Bristol with the man like Powercut from Funk from the Trunk

Onwards to the tunes!

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Palov / Trouble (feat. Lady Faye)


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Yet more niceness in my inbox courtesy of the Cast-a Blast crew, and in the week before St Pauls Carnival in Bristol – it’s almost like they knew I was after some new reggae based beats to air …

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