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Three on a Thursday #126


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Realised shortly after posting this that I hadn’t done my usual witty (half-witty?) introduction to my weeks selections, but I’m sure you’re probably thankful for the lack of wittering before you dive into the tunes, eh?

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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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