28 Dec

Birdee – I Want You (Disco Despair Instrumental Remix)

Hope you've all had a great Christmas, I certainly did. I'm going to close out the year with a track that's brings two of our favourite artists of the year together on one of our favourite Labels with Birdee – I Want You (Disco Despair Instrumental Remix).   the more astute among you will know we've long been fans of Disco Despair, and his happy vibe disco house, and he's taken Birdees lovely I want you, stripped out...

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21 Dec

Charly Brown – The Twilight Zone

Well seeing as I started the week with a throwback, i'm taking the easy option and sticking with it and going for another classic in Charly Brown – The Twiglight Zone.   The Twiglight Zone is one of those tracks, it landed at a time (1997) when Acid Jazz and similar was just starting to break into new directions and it's funked laced loopy grooves absolutely hit home with the jazz scene crowds as much as it...

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20 Dec

King Roc – Welcome To Zion

First up, apologies for the tardiness of late – I've (literally) spent the last two weeks on planes or in places with sod all wifi (at least wifi capable of staying on long enough for me to post), so massive thanks to Fourbears for covering when he had better things to do. The New Year should see things settle down somewhat and a return to more regular postings.   Anyway, this week i'm again on...

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15 Dec

Sugar Chile Robinson – Christmas Boogie

Every year I try to post up at least 1 Christmas track, so here goes. Every year I bang on about how much I love Christmas. It's true, I do. Like most things some of my best memories of Christmas are of the music that was played, even carols (I really love carols)   Then over the years i have picked up more Christmas songs that I add to the playlist. A few years ago I came across...

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14 Dec

Lupe Fiasco – I Gotcha

Yesterday I was reading that Lupe Fiasco is going to retire from music due to some grief he got for making anti-Semitic  remarks on one of his tracks. Can't say I know much about the context. Whatever the case, it made me think back to todays track.   Before I left for work this morning I downloaded I gotcha and then played it pretty much full blast all the way to work. It still sounds...

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06 Dec

Archivist – Same High

Sometimes it really does take me a while to get round to posting stuff up. I have come across Archivists stuff before but its only now that i am going to post something as this has been a tune i have been doing some proper laid back cruising too (especially as the traffic is abating a bit in Malta with a couple of bank holidays and the lead up to christmas).   Archivist are a...

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05 Dec

Damiano von Erckert & Funkycan – Symphonie Of A Brother

Been listening to a lot of deep house of late, which should not come as a surprise. Anyway, been digging through a lot of older stuff, and stumbled back upon Symphonie of a Brother.   It's a classic, a simple classic, but a classic none the less. A wonderful orchestral strings loop, over a energetic beat with spoken word black empowerment samples. It's essentially a quintessential chi- house style track, and one of my favourites of recent...

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30 Nov

Junk Son – Over (Ross from Friends Remix)

I've featured Ross from Friends before, there is just something about that f*cked up overly compressed and EQ'd sound that makes me think of desperately hunting around for a cassette before my favourite track comes on the radio. It's a quite unique sound and in this day and age that's quite a rare thing.   In Over you that sound is cranked up to the Nth degree, taking the lovely soulful electronica of Junk Son and...

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29 Nov

Booker T & The MG’s – Soul Limbo

They don't create them tunes like this anymore. So, the other day I was driving to work just randomly playing through stuff on the USB stick in my car when todays track came on and it got me thinking.   Maybe it's because I'm older, maybe it's because the internet has demystified finding out what the name of a track is or who it's by, but I can't think of many theme tunes these days where I...

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23 Nov

The Revenge – Our Own Thing

Something I love is going back to a track some months on and realising it's actually an absolutely outstanding gem of a tune. Case in point todays track, Our Own Thing by The Revenge. I've had it for months, it's actually the bonus track on the Intimate Connection EP from last March, but it's only in listening to it this last week I've been trully sucked in by it. Not that I didn't like then it's...

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