Oh my. Five years now and a new microphone. Hope it helps you enjoy the show better…
More of the old, the new and the simply 80s this week. Chileans Elkin and Nelson are my find of the year I guess, and the copy of their Angels and Demons LP I found the other week is now my prized possession. You get ‘Abran Pasa-Ahoa’.
Daptone come correct with two: Budos Band getting afro with ‘Crimson Skies’ (tracks off of new Budos LP in future shows I think) and the Menahan Street Band revisit the Rocky soundtrack with ‘Going The Distance’. Acid Jazz from Gene Ammons and some lush soul from Flowers and then Business Before Pleasure completes this early segment. Some quality re-issues of sevens around at the moment, I can tell you…
Infracom are 20 years old. That makes me feel a little…old. Still the comp they’ve put out to celebrate is nice, and I’ve selected one of the more jazzy vocal ones for you – ‘A Chance for Peace’ by Mop Mop feat. Sara Syed.
Kindness and Caribou have new LPs out. If you liked the previous ones, you’ll find something on these new slabs. For me the first half of the Kindness LP is the better bit, and the Caribou one has some lovely pieces, including ‘Silver’.
Beats! Wun Two and Flylo.
Geetars!! Muddy Waters (from the second Charles Stepney produced LP!) and Cymbals Eat Guitars.
There’s a great EP out of little beats on Closer records called ‘Vacation Bye Bye’ (the Wun Two track is also on it) but the longest track is the best, a re-working of a Marvin classic and called, well, ‘Vacation Bye Bye’. Deepness.
Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers from Back in the day with ‘What About This Love?’ and a kinda almost modern take on the same sound from Marquis Hawkes feat. Stee Downes. Mmm-hmmm.
Disco! Earth Wind and Fire get reworked by Spiritual South, then we have Jean Adebambo from the recent Under the Influence comp by Nik the Record on Z Recordings, then those famous Soulboys of the Western World, Spandau Ballet. Yes, Spandau Ballet. Next time: Nik Kershaw.
To finish: Cos/Mes get the Prins Thomas treatment, and there’s the awesomely driving Social Disco Club being remixed by Soft Rocks from the recent Is it Balearic? compilation. Cherry on top: Joe Smooth’s ‘Promised Land’, apparently a big one with Paul Weller in his Style Council days…
BIG love to all the WYWRadio folks who made it out to the party at the Lion at the weekend – Ta!!! A mighty time was had, and I hope to catch y’all very soon for more of the same….
The Budos Band - Crimson Skies (Daptone)
Menahan Street Band - Going The Distance (Daptone)
Gene Ammons - Lady Mama (BGP)
Flowers - For Real (Mellow Mellow Right On)
B.B.P. (Business Before Pleasure) - (I'm in) The Prime of Love (Outta Sight)
Mop Mop feat. Sara Sayed - A Chance For Peace (Infracom)
Kindness - This Is Not About Us (Mom & Pop Music)
Caribou – Silver (Merge)
Wun Two – Oir (Closer)
Flying Lotus - Coronus, The Terminator (Brainfeeder)
Muddy Waters - Ramblin' Mind (Cadet)
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Chambers (Tough Love)
Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie - Vacation Bye Bye (Closer)
Larry Heard - What About This Love? (Extended Version) (Alleviated Records)
Marquis Hawkes feat. Stee Downes - The Way (Houndstooth)
Spiritual South – Everyday (Basic Fingers)
Jean Adebambo - Say That You Love Me (DJ Nick The Record Re-edit) (Z Records)
Spandau Ballet - Chant no1 (Sparky's funky dub edit) (Soundcloud)
Social Disco Club - Peaceful Warrior (Soft Rocks Jesus Convention Remix) (Is it Balearic?)
Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Club Mix) (Trax)