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It's been an absolutely huge month of new releases, and in this episode I catch up on some of the great material that has surfaced including new albums from Crazy P, Snoop Dog, and Raekwon - Plus new singles from Ameriie, Jill Scott, Tensnake, De La Soul, Chemical Brothers featuring Q Tip, plus a new Lionbabe track produced by DJ Premier - all in the usual mixtape style
So I've had a few weeks off.. You know, the usual life stuff that tends to get in the way of doing a weekly radio show. Hopefully this episode makes up for the delay. A heap of new music and classic joints on offer this episode, featuring the return of Grand Puba (of Brand Nubian fame) who drops quite a sullen offering from his forthcoming long player. It's a teaser but hits all the right spots.
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).