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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

A Musical Guide To Instanbul.....

BBC Radio 1 had a recent series of Music/Travel Documentaries, including Salvador, Sydney, and Oslo but it was Gilles Peterson's visit to Istanbul that hit the spot.....

In addition to this docu, Gilles Peterson's weekly Worldwide show on 26th March 2009, included a 'Turkish Delight Mix' featuring Okay Temiz, Burhan Tonguc and Erol Pekcan ...

Tracklisting for Mix

Orient Expressions – ‘Intro’ (Double Moon)
Arif Mardin's – ‘Forms’ (Atlantic)
Aksu Orkestrasi – ‘Bermuda Seytan Ucgenie’ (Bosporus)
Baris Manco – ‘Lambaya Puf De’ (Yavuz)
Okay Temiz – ‘Denizalti Ruzgarlari’ (Yonca)
Okay Temiz – ‘Dokuz Sekiz’ (Yonca)
Yeni Bir Gun – ‘Ham Meyvani Kopardilar Dalindan’ (Yavuz)
Erol Pekcan – ‘Senlik’ (Bosporus)
Ferdi Ozbegen – ‘Kopruden Gecti Gelin’ (Bosporus)
Erol Pekcan Orkestrasi – ‘Gel Sevgilim’ (Diskotur)
Erkin Koray – ‘Magarada Dugun’ (LM)
Mustafa Ozkent – ‘Zeytinyyagli’ (Finders Keepers)
Burhan Tonguc – ‘Ritm Grubo Ve Ismet Siral’ (Test)
Paddy Steer – ‘Loufoque’ (Red Deer Club)
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – ‘Cha Cha’ (Strut)
Oumou Sangare – ‘Lyo Djeli’ (World Circuit)
Wynton Marsalis – ‘Girls’ (Blue Note)

Click here for Mp3 link.

The Art Of Beat Digging Radio Documentary......

Caught this radio documentary the other day on the modern pastime of beat digging titled.....'Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover'...check it....its good stuff.....

"Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the value and significance of old vinyl. He uncovers a network of dealers and buyers, supplying a community of 'crate diggers' and 'beat miners' and a world in which samples from records bought for a few pence in a car boot sale can provide the basis for a million-selling hit".

Thursday, 19 March 2009


Just came across this Top 20 written up by Gerald Jazzman of Jazzman Records, courtesy of FACT MAGAZINE....Thought I'd share the article - and the link to the original piece.

"Of all places, it was the John Peel Radio 1 show back in the mid-‘80s where I heard my first proper funk 45. The rare groove scene in London was blossoming and Peel chose to play Alvin Cash's ‘Keep on Dancing’ amongst the usual selection of Napalm Death, Suicidal Tendencies and (inevitably) The Fall. “How refreshing”, I thought, and my journey into the music of black America began.

In those days funk 45s were viewed almost like novelty records, the odd one sneaking into the DJ record box amongst the more standard fare of LPs and twelve-inches. I remember thinking to myself, “why buy a single 45 for £8, when I can have a whole LP for £8?”

Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s the Northern Soul dealerships imported American soul 45s en masse. Funk 45s by the likes of Lee Fields, African Music Machine and Eddie Bo etc were hidden among them. Most of these 45s found their way into the collections of the mostly southern-based rare groove collectors and DJs via dealers such as Soul Bowl, Des Parkes, Des Toussaint, Gary Dennis and ‘Pop Beat’ Bernie. Funk 45 collectors as such didn’t really exist - there wasn’t really much of a selection to choose from, there was no network of funk collectors, and too few people cared about them for dealers to seek out new titles.

Then in 1994, DJs Keb Darge and Snowboy started the long-running club night Deep Funk. The club was unique in the fact that it was the only club in the world that exclusively played funk 45s. The collectors soon flocked to the spot where they would find that they were not alone in their love of this music. Knowledge began to be shared, and the heightened interest in the music meant many new discoveries were made. Money is a great motivator, and as the prices began to rise, so more rare records were uncovered. The records in this list are funk 45s (mostly from the period 1969-1971) that have garnered a healthy respect amongst funk DJs and collectors in this time. Out of the millions of 45s out there, here are 20 of the very best
." Words: Gerald The Jazzman (Fact Magazine).

Click Here for Complete Article.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

AFTER PARTY - Q-TIP on the 1 & 2's

Brownswood & Need2Soul present

Q-Tip Show Afterparty

Saturday 14th March

Qtip DJ set
Gilles Peterson
DJ Lefto
the bpm
Work It DJs

Introducing an exclusive and rare DJ set from Q-Tip after his Renaissance show at the Roundhouse, kicking off Gilles Peterson's Worldwide live series.

Q-Tip is the man who first came to public attention with the seminal 'Tribe Called Quest' and has since released 3 solo albums and worked with J-Dilla, Erykah Badu, The Chemical Brothers and even Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston.

Gilles invited him to play at the first of his WW10 events as a result of Q-Tip winning the single of the year at the recent WorldWide awards.

The Show sold out 3 weeks in advance so this is a chance to catch Q-Tip at a very special jam (his only UK DJ-gig). I'm sure we're all aware of what a special one-off event this will be. We hope you can join us.


Advance tickets: £10 + bf from www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08700 600 100

£10 with show wristband

£15 on the door

Welcoming a new & underground venue in the heart of Shoreditch //

Black Lotus Karate Club
73 - 75 Scrutton Street,

Click here for MAP.

Click here for TICKETS.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

March Purchases

FLOATING POINTS - For You / Radiality 7" (EGLO)


1. For You
2. Radiality

"Highly talented young producer Floating Points pays his dues to the legendary Sun Ra with the first release on his promising Eglo Records with two full fat and crunchy hiphop head nodders for fans of Bullion, Onra or Dabrye. 'For You' is far too short for it's own good but equally sweet in it's 3 minute lifespan, morphing from craftily cut samples into a heavy bumping crunch-beat paying respect to the lineage from Ra to Madlib and onwards. 'Radiality' on the underside offers more for your hard earned and is our pick of the two, electrifying a slow 'n low bumpbeat with squirts of synthfunk and swimming into glorious psyched atmospheres on a par with the likes of Mike Slott or Hud Mo. Like eating some Baclava, this is sticky-sweet, exotic and very satisfying". (Boomkat Records)

SOOPASTOLE - 'Get On Up' On-Sided 7" (Supa UK)


1. Get On Up

"HUGE! A masterpiece in cut up funk, this is a lesson in DJ history from a man who can create the funk not just carve it up. The breaks here are all well known - some JB business, The Jackson Sisters are all in effect but the fact that the man behind Soopastole can make something fresh from tunes that spend a lot of their time propping up golden oldies shows prove that he really has got it goin' on. This limited one sided 7" is a must". (FAT CITY RECORDS)

THE SIMONSOUND - It's Just Begun/ Bad Love 7" (Project Blue Book PBB001)


1. It's Just Begun
2. Bad Love

"HUGE!!!!! Debut single from the space age influenced duo. The A side is a switched on moog cover of the classic B-Boy funk anthem Its Just Begun originally recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. In putting their own brand on the tune The Simonsound have replaced the originals soulful vocals , gritty rhythm and horn section with heavy Moog synth and electronic sounds that place you , as the Simons would have it, 'firmly in space'. This is bound to destroy the dancefloor". (FAT CITY RECORDS)

MOCAMBO - The Next Message (Keny Dope) 7" (Kay-Dee Records)


1. The Next Message (Kenny Dope Mix)
2 The Next Message (Kenny Dope Version)

"What started as a jam session project 12 years ago has turned into Germany's most prolific deep funk formation. The raw old school funk sound of Mocambo has caught the attention of many DJs and funk enthusiasts worldwide. The group's interpretation of the Furious Five's "The Message" - released under the pseudonym Mighty Mo & The Winchester Seven – and the wicked sister funk tune "Working Woman" both sold extremely well without any promotion and proper distribution. Kenny Dope got hold of the scarce 45s and decided to do some fresh remixes and re-edits of both tracks which are now being released on Kay-Dee Records". (PICCADILLY RECORDS)

"The Mocambo combo gets the Kenny Dope treatment -- in a wicked cover of the hip hop classic "The Message"! The tune's an instrumental here, and the groove is played live -- but it's got a nice similarity to the Grandmaster Flash original, complete with that vamping bit on the chorus! Drums are nice and hard -- mixed up strongly by Kenny -- and there's an extended break near the end!" (DUSTYGROOVE RECORDS USA)



1. Infinitum (Dimlite s Re-finitum)
2. Hot Heavy Heat (Dimlite s Hot Air and Thick Plastic Remix)

"New label Ish Records open their account with these two remixes by Swiss resident Dimitri Grimm, aka Dimlite. You might remember his excellent "Runbox Weathers" album on Sonar Kollektiv from a few years back. Here he continues with his 'sample, slice and reconstitute' hiptronic sound, fragmenting the original tracks (Carlos Nino's "Hot Heavy Heat (A Chase Theme)" from his digital EP "Space Hammock", and "Infinitum / Auntie's Lock" from Flying Lotus' "Los Angeles" LP) and coming up with something new". (PICCADILLY RECORDS)

JOKER/200F & J KAMATA - Digidesign/You Don't Know What Love Is 12" (Hyperdub HDB018)


1. Digidesign
2. You Don't Know What Love Is

"Wicked new split 12" on the ever-excellent Hyperdub labe!

Joker is one third of the mighty bristolian colective alongside Gemmy and Guido! Joker doesn't let the crew down with 'Digidesign', you can hear the influences from Dr Dre's 'The Chronic' album on this one with its p-funky hip hop swagger. 'Dgidesign' connects the dots beween dubstep, hip hop, beats and swing-LARGE!

On the flip 200F & J Kamata make their debut on Hyperdub! 200F & J Kamata use synths and voice vocoders to ride the slo mo riddim! Bringing up the erection section of the dubstep dancefloors-these boys are definately ones to watch in 2009!!!

Highy Recommended!!!