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While most people were infatuated with the brand new Dr Dre release, his cousin Warren G released a great new EP to minimal fanfare. Unlike the Dre album, Regulate... G Funk Era Part II is a natural extension from the iconic G Funk sounds he championed in the late 90s, and a very welcome return to form. Naturally I gravitated towards this release for this weeks opening track, which nicely frames an excursion into some golden era Hip Hop classics before taking the show into deeper eighties soul grooves, before finishing on a stratight up club feel.
Another round of new releases mixed in with some all time classic material. Kicking things off with a new Flying Lotus produced track from Thundercat with a heavy funk homage to Steely Dan. On the Hip Hop tip we see a welcome return from Large professor, as well as the release of the much anticipated Fabreeze Brothers album from Phill Most Chill and Paul Nice. I play a track off the new Bilal album and local producer Fdel, before ending the show with some up tempo new grooves from Opolopo (Signed to Joey Negro's Z records), and broken beat maestro…
There is a new blog in town. If collecting Hip hop 45's is your thing, then you might want to check out where I'm collating a bunch of fresh new releases on the 45s tip tailored towards the Hip Hop deejay. There's a facebook group as well, which has kind of blown up in the last seven days with a bunch of great collectors from all around the world showcasing their incredible collections. It's amazing to see what got released as seven inch single over the years. 
Kicking off this weeks show with one of my own blends, as I toughen up a much sampled Bill Conti tune before heading into a touch of oldschool grooves. A bunch of new releases also makes the cut including a great new 45 from Milan based production outfit Cross Roads who do a fantastic cover version of an old Candy Bowman classic from 1981. In a similar vein is the new release from Melbourne's Sugarz who dropped a new single this week produced by Benny Badge. There is a heap of new Hip Hop from the likes of Slum Village,…
More classic joints in this weeks episode, skirting around the edges of Hip Hop with the Brand Nubian anthem Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down before heading into a soulful groove with the recently re-released 45 of of Milton Wrights Keep It Up. Towards the end of the show I feature the new disco anthem from Aeroplane and Bleu Toucan.
Classic material this week as I delve into the crates and pull out a much requested show of seventies and eighties Soul, Funk, and Boogie - With a dash of Disco and House towards the end, which makes this episode the perfect start to your weekend. Back to the new releases next episode.