Show 27 for you.
We begin with Lomovolkno because he brings the dancing and crying and Adtrax loves some reverie. Beautiful little lament called ‘Fracture’ from Ritmo Sportivo’s Team Olympique compilation.
And then, just like that, we’re over ourselves because Kaytranada has found a worm hole from his bedroom to Flyte Tyme Studios 1993 and released this future classic rework of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’, so so good.
Dead Horse Beats next. Had this one up so loud in the car and was going for it so madly with the head nodding that I hit my forehead on the steering wheel. Try it if you like, it’s better than Zumba… or go to Youtube and watch the ‘Campfire Sessions’ to see Nova Scotia’s finest doing his thing with his MPC out in the wild.
More Tall Black Guy, it’s a monopoly I know, but what’s a man to do, he just keeps knocking out the bad boom bappage. Staycen & Koen’s lovely little ‘Never Too Late’ next, track off their EP for the mighty Soulection label. After which, tries drum roll but hands too excited, as bat signal fires up over West London and we dive into the first soundings from a new project from the legendary Dego Mcfarlane (Reinforced Records, 4-Hero, 2000 Black, Jacob’s Optical Stairway…) and Kaidi Tatham (Shokazulu, Bugz In The Attic, Neon Phusion…) who have joined forces with Akwasi Mensah and Matt Lord for some proper broken business. Track is ‘Mr Pickles.’
Keepin it in that vein, another track from the excellent Giant Step’s compilation ‘Sonic Boom Vol.1′ by Shortcircles before we slow it down a touch to doff our caps to the mighty mighty Pete Rock who is on remix duties to give Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio’ vehicle a subtle little fuel injection.
Some Melodiesinfonie for you, he’s a full time job plus 100 beats a day guy and bully for us. This one’s from his ‘JA$$ EP’ on Feelin Music, all manner of goodness coming from that dude in the not too distant. After that, ‘just relax and let your hair down’ so sayeth Catching Flies,and we must oblige by keeping it strictly disheveled for the next 30 minutes. Firstly Japanese beat-supremo Grooveman Spot in sexy Zapp mode, then a track of exceptionally rustic electronics by Noyce, followed by some NZ deepness from Kakapo whose violins take us down to a suitable depth to unleash the incredible voice of George Ezra.
More from Rhye next with their new single ‘The Fall’ which is about as perfect a pop-soul tune as you could want.
Continuing to take you up, but not so as you get the bends, a sneak off the new album from the mad talented Krts called ‘Fire’ and then – the supreme leader of the league of ivory beaters (Sorry i made that up) – Kan Sano kills it by adding a dollop of doleful funk to Marvin’s ‘What’s Going On.’
Meandering remorselessly towards the finale we go: firstly with one of Ta-ku’s Chet Faker edits and then the voice christ the voice – Eddie Finley begging his woman to ‘treat him right or leave him alone’, straight huge reissue on Now Again Records.
Where the Hip Hop? Here it is: OxVegas produced by Weirdough, then S.H.I.T by the mighty talented Fid Mella before we go huge courtesy of Smoke DZA in order to ensure that ‘all of our b*tches get nut’..it’s important as we all know. What the f*ck, Je$u$ is absolutely unstoppable right now, so many remixes about, this Method Man one is another doozy, that Malian blues guitar break is the ish, so we carry on with the Afro vibrations and treat you to Kaisle Grai’s ‘Little Things’ before closing big and crunchy and beautiful with Lapalux. I think I can stop mourning for Telefon Tel Aviv now.
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Be back in a jiffy, lv lv
Lomovolokno – Fracture
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Rmx)
Dead Horse Beats – I’m Gonna Find My Baby
Tall Black Guy – From Home to Work and Back
Staycen X Koen – Never Too Late
Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks – Mr Pickles (Dance Mix)
Shortcircles featuring Tiana Vallan – Take Flight
Robert Glasper – Black Radio (feat. Yasiin Bey) Pete Rock Remix
Melodiesinfonie – J A $ $ pt.52
Catching Flies – Let Your Hair Down
Grooveman Spot – Groove Me
Noyce – With You
Kakapo – Beautiful Mind feat Poly
George Ezra – It’s Just My Skin
Rhye – The Fall
KRTS – Fire
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Kan Sano Remix)
Ta-ku – I’m Into You
Eddie Finley & The Cincinnati Show Band – Treat Me Right or Leave Me Alone
OxVegas – Visitors (prod. by Weirdough)
Fid Mella – S.H.I.T.
Smoke DZA – Still On Feat Fat Trel (Prod By 183rd)
Method Man – Divine (Je$u$ Remix)
Kaisle Grai – Little Things (Prod. Joshua Wrathall)
Lapalux – Jaw Jackin’
Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Rmx)
Dead Horse Beats - I'm Gonna Find My Baby
Tall Black Guy - From Home to Work and Back
Staycen X Koen - Never Too Late
Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks - Mr Pickles (Dance Mix
Shortcircles featuring Tiana Vallan - Take Flight
Robert Glasper - Black Radio (feat. Yasiin Bey) Pete Rock Remix
Melodiesinfonie - J A $ $ pt.52
Catching Flies - Let Your Hair Down
Grooveman Spot - Groove Me
Noyce - With You
Kakapo - Beautiful Mind feat Poly
George Ezra - It's Just My Skin
Rhye - The Fall
KRTS - Fire
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Kan Sano Remix)
Ta-ku - I'm Into You
Eddie Finley & The Cincinnati Show Band - Treat Me Right or Leave Me Alone
Lapalux - Jaw Jackin'
Fid Mella - S.H.I.T.
Smoke DZA - Still On Feat Fat Trel (Prod By 183rd)
Method Man - Divine (Je$u$ Remix)
Kaisle Grai - Little Things (Prod. Joshua Wrathall)
Lapalux - Jaw Jackin'