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I had a chat wit Brad Baloo from The Nextmen a few days ago, ahead of his Sydney performance.
Keeping things all House and Disco for this episode, with a heap of classic material that is bound to have you jumping around. It's not all oldschool joints though - There's a stack of new releases sprinkled throughout featuring a brand new Soul Clap track remixed by Hot Toddy, a killer club joint from Mason on the Sweat It Out label, and we get techy with Stefan Braatz and Teddy Douglas.
Catching up on some recent new releases - Featuring the undisputed queen of modern soul Mary J Blige, which melds perfectly into a track off the new Grand Puba album. It's great to see those two talents back to back again. Some killer dancehall styles coming out strong from Squeeze Tarlea (possible contender for my song of the week), and The Nextmen (Another contentder for song of the week) . Nineties underground rapper Prince Powerule makes a welcome return after so many years - and shows that classic Hip Hop is not dead.
Rhythm Heritage - Holdin' Out En Vogue - Free Your Mind [Tommy's Spoiled Brat Mix] Gecko Turner - Un Limon En La Cabeza Thievery Corporation feat Mr Life - Fight To Survive The Brothers Nylon - Shove It In My Mouth Mr Fox - Party Track Barbara Fowler - Come & Get My Lovin Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - Up 2 Get Down The Sylvers - Come Back Lover Come Back Bruni Pagan - Fantasy Mt Airy Groove - Pieces of a Dream Frick & Frack - Look out Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now…
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.

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