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This week Groove Therapy gets soulful, kicking off with a wonderful acoustic version of Ledisi's 'I Blame You' which really packs a punch towards the end. I sample a little gospel from Kirk Franklin,and go all the way disco with Gloria Scott. New releases from the reflex who carves up Deee-Lite, A massive new disco bomb from Chic, A funky little 45 from J Zone, and things get hot with a new club monster from Moonbootica.
A huge show of new releases it amazing I still was able to fit in some classics. This week Kool Keith of the Ultramagnetic MCs dropped a new tune produced by Static Selektah. R&B crooners Jodeci are back with a new album, Boca 45 drops a new LP of cut & paste sample goodness, We get a taster from the forthcoming new album by Snoop Dog produced by Pharrell, and on the local tip I preview new material from Sydney producer Chasm, Husky from Random Soul, and Melbourne's Cy Gorman - Plus a bunch more!
This episode marks the 13th birthday of the radio show, and what a week of music it has been! Whilst this mix travels through a lot of musical boundaries, there are a lot of new releases to enjoy, including a new tune of the forthcoming Crazy P album, a welcome return from the Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Dogg & Kokane. Long time veteran Hip Hop veteran Grand Daddy IU drops another smooth number, and Melbourne's long time B Boy Sard Boogie drops a new party tune - and I road test the new release from the Mild High Club on…
I've always loved the "breaks mix" style of mixtape, a tradition at goes as far back as the early 80s when Hip Hop's first generation of DJs created mixtapes based around nothing but the "get down" partsĀ of the tunes they were playing at the time. It must have been Afrika Bamabaataa's Death Mix that was the first of this kind to be pressed on vinyl (and also became the inspiration for the cover art for this mixtape).
Peril has been running things in Melbourne for as long as I can remember - One of the movers and shakers in the original generation of B Boys that came from the early to mid eighties period in the city. When I first started seeing his pieces (together with his graff partner Paris) on the train lines in the eighties it was immediately evident that his style was streets ahead of his contemporaries. He was one of the pinnacle of Melbourne kings who I looked up to back in the day. His transition into Djing (and eventually studio production) was…
In this episode I play new releases from the latest Ne-Yo album, a new one from Mayer Hawthorn & Jake One's new project Tuxedo which pays homage to Nate Dog, and a new one from Fortknox Five featuring Raashan Ahmad on vocal duties. As always, I drop a bunch of classics as well - Including an edit by the Blade runners who take the knife to T La Rock, some heavy latin house vibes from Ray Manteca, before ending with the folk stylings of Cinematic Orchestra member Grey Reverand, and some deep house goodness from Tokyo Black Star.