11 Sep

It really has been a hell of a week and it’s been a while since I posted on the blog. After a few hours of sleep I drove to work bleary eyed only to be woken up and generally surprised by today’s track on the radio. Many people know Shirley Bassett for her big theatrical vocals and tracks like diamonds are forever, but what some might not know is that she did some pretty funky...

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04 Aug Boiler Room

The Reflex Boiler Room London DJ Set

Going to make this a very quick post today. It’s been a shocker, and to be honest i've not really ventured far from today’s choice: The Reflex Boiler Room London DJ Set A friend posted this on my Facebook wall over the weekend, and being a massive The Reflex fan i stuck it on and immediately grabbed it. We've featured The Reflexes re-works on a number of occasions, so I won't waste time going into much...

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17 Jul

Money Mark – Hand In Your Head

What a journey to work i had this morning, music wise. As i have mentioned before, i am now lucky enough to have DAB radio in my car which means i can listen to the excellent 6 music, which plays a stack of new music nowhere else does and also tons of alternative stuff, particulalry from my younger days. So quite often i get bouts of nostalgia when they stick on something i have forgotten...

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15 Jul

Floating Points – King Bromeliad

l have very little tolerance for music i don't like. A) i struggle to not say how much i dislike it and B) if its on the radio i am switching it over or off to listen to something else.  The latter happened this morning, stuck in a traffic jam, duff track on the radio, i switched to my mp3 and first out of the box was this beauty off the latest Floating Points EP –...

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14 Jul

Herbie Hancock – Wiggle Waggle

I wasn’t at work today as it was my sons birthday, so it’s a freebie for me and I am going to start the week the way I finished the last one, with an outrageous slice of jazz funk. Mr Hancock needs no introduction and neither does their track after the first 15 seconds. The Back By Dope Demand sample hits you and then the drums and the rest of the groove crash in. It’s...

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11 Jul

Reuben Wilson – Got To Get Your Own

So I had it planned, I would finish the week with another 2 minute pop wonder, but then, as I approached my work, the awesome Movin by Brass Construction came on and I almost crashed the car as I shoved my hands in the air. This track then reminded me of a another jazz funk beauty.. Got To Get Your Own by Reuben Wilson. 6 minutes of jazz funk excellence. If you are into this...

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19 Jun

Mighty Ryeders – Evil Vibrations

It has been a crazy week or so at work so it has really been down to Aapie to stick posts up, but things are just about getting back to normal. Anyhoo, I was driving into work this morning and on 6 music, all of a sudden, the superbness that is Roller skating Jam Named Saturday by De La Soul came on. It made me think of the original track they had sampled, a track...

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23 May

Bob James – Angela (Theme from Taxi)

It's been a shocker of a week, loads of travelling and not much time spent with my family meant a very weary little Aapie headed off to work this morning and i just decided to let fate do it's thing. Not selecting a playlist of any specific style or artist I just pressed shuffle and left it to do it's thing, and after about 30 minutes of the most random of music it threw up...

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29 Apr

Jazztronik – Samauri

So I’m driving in the car this morning, nothing tickling my fancy on the radio. I flick to some tracks on a USB stick and this beauty came on. It’s been a stressful few days and this track really lifted me on the way in. Samauri by Jazztronik. Hands down, no arguments, this is one of the best dance tracks ever… Truly faultless in my opinion. Jazztronik are a collective from Tokyo but the main...

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08 Apr

Ibibio Sound Machine – The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)

I am on holiday but still had a commute today, and that hurts a bit. But to tell the truth, while I have heard this track a fair bit while commuting, I actually heard it just before i left the house. However, its a monster so it had to go up. The Talking Fish by Ibibio Sound Machine. This has been getting hammered on 6 Music and rightly so. It is an awesome slice of...

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