The Shan Frenzie 45 RPM tour is well under way. First stop was Oakland California, to catch up with old friend DJ Platurn who runs the Bay Area's premier 45's night, The 45 Sessions. On this particular night I shared the headline with Canada's chief rocker The Gaff. Big shout outs to the Oakland Faders deejays Platurn & Enki for holding down such a great night, and also to resident DJ Delgado who took the night off to make room for the nights guests, but came to hang out anyway.
An action packed episode of the Groove Therapy podcast traversing sounds of Washington Go-Go to Brazilian Samba with a heavy dose of disco and boogie thrown in to the mix. The mix also features some of my favourite early nineties club staples from UK hip hop group Outlaw Posse, and Richie Rich. A couple of future B Boy classics also got a spin, courtesy of tracks from Para and Virgil Howe with Shawn Lee. A new releases from Giles Peterson's new project Sonzeira gets the official Groove Therapy track of the week.
This episode kicks off with a new release of the new Young Money album Rise Of An Empire, and a skankin new 45 release from Prince Fatty. More new releases sprinkled throughout the episode include the Quantic and Shinehead collaboration Spark It, and a smooth club jam from R&B diva Ashanti. Buckshot & P Money drop my Hip Hop tune of the week, which incidently could have been the New Zealand national anthem judging from how many times I heard it on a recent trip to Auckland. The show finishes on some uptempo eighties boogie gold with Tina B's interpretation…
This episode kicks off with a selection of classic Soul funk from the likes of Leon Haywood, Debarge, and Ahmad Jamal before taking a trip into the 80s. Kool Chip's Jazz It Up has got to be one of my most favorite early Hip Hop tracks - a tune that reminds me of the days when I used to collect radio shows from Chuck Chillout and Red Alert on cassettete. Things get real smooth towards the end of the mix, with the delicate soul stylings of the Noisettes and SWV.
This is an interview I've wanted to do for a long time, and honestly I'm not sure how I can introduce who I consider one of the hardest working men in the industry, Brisbane's DJ Katch. The central figure behind Australia's most successful Hip Hop band Resin Dogs, owner of Hydrofunk records (who at one stage or another has housed legendary Australian acts such as Def Wish Cast and Koolism), Radio presenter, Event promoter - He's been in the game for as long as I can remember. Infact, even when I was first getting into deejaying in the mid eighties, in a…
In this episode I catch up on some of the recent releases that have been accumulating in the crates, including some sweet steppers soul from Leela James, before heading into the gritty sounds of The Lox. East coast Hip Hop is alive and well on the new releases from Gdot & Born, and I play a choice track from the new De La Soul album produced with beats from J Dilla. A short excursion into some classic nineties boombap and dancehall before taking the tempos up in the second hour with new releases from Tensnake, Aloe Blacc, DJ Butcher, and…