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Three on a Thursday #173


Last night was mad prep for my eldest’s 8th birthday today (Happy Birthday Charlie!), so no red hot Thursday action from me, but I’m making up for it now.

Tracks below the break, as per usual.


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Booty Fruit / Proper Produce Volume 2


Everyone loves a good mashup don’t they? Taking a well known track, spinning it on it’s head and watching the dancefloors reaction of “ooh, I know thi … wait a minute” before going mental is a great laugh.

It’s also somewhat of a  speciality of the Booty Fruit boys and girls and they’ve done the business again on Proper Produce Volume 2.

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Leading from the front , the EP opens with label boss Hidden Riddim and his compadre El Bomba’s track, Dr Fluteski. Taking a chopped and screwed flute loop from the Beastie Boys laid over a snapping snare, this will surely set your head nodding.

Next up Bristol boys, The Allergies, take it to a mellow place, reflipping Blueboys Remember Me, adding some Grace Jones and a soupcon of Dennis Edwards to give you Remember. I love the cheeky little Eric B & Rakim sample from Paid in Full on the outro.

On Where’s Me Washboard, Hong Kong Ping Pong show their love of both kinds of music, Country *and* Western when they go digging for samples. Featuring a full-bore gap-toothed yokel style ‘harmonicky solo’ over one of Kernows biggest recent exports – Bass.

The prolific DJ Maars sees us out with Givin Up, a cheeky little lift of Mos Def’s massive hit Mathematics over the top of a personal favourite of mine, New Orleans Funk legend Lee Dorsey’s Give it Up, then add some extra bongos. Nice

Available now from junodownload.

And as an extra-bonus-doubleplusgood feature, here’s the video for the Allergies tune below!


Three on a Thursday #56


3, 2, 1, you’re back in the room …

Apologies for the lack of a ToT last week, I was in Toyko on my hols and was suffering from a dearth of wi-fi access – or at least reasonably priced wi-fi access – I wasn’t going to pay the £20 a day the hotel wanted to charge me – I blame my Scottish heritage for the ‘deep pockets & short arms’ nature of this excuse

Never fear though, normal service has been returned, and to make up for the emotional trauma of missing a week, I’ve dropped a double dose of tunes on you below …

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Three on a Thursday #45


I fear this one might be a bit of a mad rush – I got distracted by beer (making it for once, rather than just drinking it) and all of a sudden I’ve got an hour to scrawl my feeble attempt at prose before it’s too late  *gasp*

Can it be done?

Will it be done?

Does anyone care?

Find out below …

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