Podcast

It's that time of year where so many great new projects are getting released - So in this episode expect to hear a welcome return from Kamanchi Sly of pioneering Britcore group Hijack. Andy Cooper of Ugly Duckling fame continues his string of very dope but under appreciated releases (I see you homie!). At the other end of the spectrum there have been some real club stompers including an amazing piano laden future house anthem from Marquis Hawkes, Brand new afro soul goodness from The Souljazz Orchestra, and an unexpected excursion into quality electro roots from veteran House producer Boris…
Keeping thing uptempo for this episode with some classic acid jazz from Corduroy, sweet philly soul from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and an extra large selection of new releases from the House crates.
Running through a bunch of new releases that have been piling up in my crates this week, including new Hip Hop from Raashan Ahmad, Dizzee Rascal, and Fergie - Brand new sweet soul from Nicole Willis, Brian Ellis, Lance Ferguson, and Ledisi - Explorations into Bass with new joints from Coldcut, Bazza Ranks, and Goldie - and some lovely indie new releases from Luke Million, Beck, Machine Drum, and Freedom Fry - Plus some surprise classics in the mix, including the seventies and eighties powerhouse duo of Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Frenzie, Jigzaw Geoff, Platurn, Hudge, Meem, and Paris Groovescooter present a collection of incredible 15 minute cut & paste blends.
Melbourne keyboatrdist Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda recently dropped an incredible new release on Clarity recordings that channels vibes similar to Metro Area were doing, but with a lovely organic funk that Harvey is fast beoming recognised for. Else where on this episode: The gospel sound is big right now. DJ Karizma's recent release "Work It Out" has been firing up dancefloors of recent, so I had a dig through the crates and pulled out the original sample. The timing worked well, as Tony Humphries recently made his first visit to these Australian shores. His tune "Wonder Why" hits all the right…
Track of the week goes to Fatima Yamaha with an evocative synth laden remix of Malinese duo Amadou & Miriam. The whole single package is worth investigating, as each remix gives Bofou Safou a unique dancefloor twist. Elsewhere on this episode I take things in a disco house direction. There are new releases from Joey Negro, DJ EQ, and and Mura Masa - all three having just released excellent new albums of their own.
Shan Frenzie chats with Keith about his early days working with super producer Teddy Riley, his vast discography, how he wrote the first controversially explicit love ballads, and how he developed one of the silkiest voices in the industry.
A special bass heavy episode with a rare excursion into drum & bass, ragga, and dancehall - featuring new releases from Goldie, Royalston, Stylo G, DJ Vadim, Joseph Cotton, Goldlink and a bunch more.. and of course done with that usual Groove Therapy flare. It's all about the blends..
The late eighties is my favourite vintage of Hip Hop. It's that pre golden era where producers still sampled with naivety, and the emcees bellowed with a mixture of rhythm and style. In this episode I go in on this era for a good hour or so. But it's not all about Hip Hop. This episode kicks off with some classic funk breakbeats. I take a trip to Brazil, and then land firmly in the discotheque. I even find time to drop a couple of new releases from Goldlink, Husky of Random Soul, Marcel Vogel, and Perth vocalist Kita Alexander.
I had a chat wit Brad Baloo from The Nextmen a few days ago, ahead of his Sydney performance.