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A big thank you to my good friends over at Liquid Beat Records for sending over their latest offering on 45. Being already familiar with the top quality of the labels back catalog, I knew before the needle even hit the grooves that this release was going to be something special. The cover art alone is beautifully designed adorned with some lovely black and white photos of what looks to be an extraordinarily minimal home studio set up - a sign for what is to be contained with perhaps? The production definitely follows through on the sparse motifs, with Portland…
Some real exciting new releases graced the turntables this week. Firstly, a tantalizingly soulful collaboration between rising star Thundercat and Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins that definitely has me excited for the forthcoming album - as does the brand new release from R&B songstress Faith Evans who gives us a taste of her upcoming new album featuring Notorious BIG and Snoop Dog.
Back again for the first podcast of the new year, and do I have some serious joints for you! Kicking things off with a a tasty new release from my favourite 45s label Dusty Donuts, where Naughty NMX slices up some EPMD and Bob Marley. A quick trip through some classic late eighties Hip Hop joints, and a detour into some seriously funky seventies grooves before I turn up the notch and drop soome bangin' recent club releases - Including new joints from Run The Jewels, Husky from Random Soul, and devastating new one from Metroplane.
In a year that was all about headlines (and most of them kind of crappy) at least the music was pretty good.
This is not just an R&B mix.. Teddy Riley has a long history with underground Hip Hop. This mix covers his earliest career right up to the early 2000s.
Bobby Rush - I'm Tired [Tangle Eye Mix] Mato - aTa Stands For Trouble [Dub] The Nextmen feat Nu Logic & Kiko Bun - The Corner Mura Masa feat A$ap Rocky - Lovesick Charlie Bucket feat Boog Brown & Natalie Mae - So Far Brief Encounter - Human Soulive feat Chaka Khan - Back Again Chance The Rapper feat. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane, Noname - Finish Line Drown Tall Black Guy feat 80's Babies - Don't Box Me In Bag Raiders feat Mayer Hawthorne - Beat Me To The Punch Alicia Keys - Pawn It All A Tribe…