og:image" content=""https://s12.postimg.org/akaze8k99/blog.png"" /> Gidman's Treasures And Nuggets: April 2009

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Dam Funk Live Set from Luxor, Cologne

Came across this live DJ set from a night on the Stone Throw 2009 European Tour....Courtesy of RBMA Academy.

Click HERE to download.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Meat Beat Manifesto News and Tour info......

"Things may have seemed very quiet since Meat Beat did a few live shows last November but it is not so. Jack has been very busy working on new tracks – we are not sure yet how these will be released but we’ve already added one new track on the site for your streaming pleasure.

Click HERE" for MBM Website.

We are also looking into the possibility of some Meat Beat shows this September in France, Belgium, Germany Holland and the UK.

And finally Jack has been asked to remix Terry Riley’s classic “In C” for the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble in Michigan. Last year the Ensemble received a lot of nice attention for its Steve Reich CD, "Music for 18 Musicians”, including spending 11 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other remixers will include DJ Spooky, Nico Muhly, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Glenn Kotche, Mason Bates, and Dennis DeSantis.

There’s a very cool trailer for the project here:

Terry Riley - "In C" Remix Trailer" (posted on the MBM Website 21/04/2009)

2009 UK Tour Announced

Massive Attack have announced a 10 date UK tour this autumn starting with two dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September.

Massive Attack make a triumphant return with their first full UK tour in three years; their last was for the album “Collected” released in 2006. More recently their live appearances have included Glastonbury where they were one of the main headliners and Meltdown at London’s Southbank Centre last summer, which Massive Attack also curated.

Massive Attack will release a new studio album in September.

To see Massive Attack live:

17.09.09 / 18.09.09 - LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY
24.09.09 - LEEDS 02 ACADEMY
28.09.09 - GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY
03.10.09 - SWINDON OASIS

Hopefully these concerts will showcase their new material from the new upcoming album......bring it on !

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

7" 45 Triplet (Purchases)



Side 1 - Credit Crunch & The Administrators - Bim Sala Bim (feat The Afro Funk Express - Crackle & Pop edit).

Side 2 - The Bermuda Love Triangle - Funky Tropical (feat The Carribean Disco Funk Allstars - unreleased Crackle & Pop re-edit).

MENAHAN STREET BAND - The Wolf/Bushwick Lullaby 7"(DAP -1037THE WOLF)


Side 1 - The Wolf

Side 2 - Bushwick Lullaby

ZINGER/THE DIABOLICAL LIBERTIES - Going Downstairs/Walking Up A 1 Way St 7" (RE 001)


Side 1 - Going Downstairs

Side 2 - Walking Up A 1 Way St.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

SHOOK No.5 Vol1 Out Early April

SHOOK #005

(pull-up-to-ya) bumper s/s issue

"From Hyperdub’s Minister of Information Kode9 to deep disco magus David Mancuso… Brazilian folk artist Calma (whose work graces our cover) to Japanese Godzilla movie posters, we've got that nefarious and deleterious brainfood you need.

Read about the migraine skank and tribal skank on the funky house scene or the knee-drops and floor work of UK jazz dance crews, plus word up on Larry Blackmon of Cameo, Ethio jazz maverick Mulatu Astatke, and Detroit’s i-don’t-give-a-fuck producer Omar S. We feature Sierra Leonean fashion house Aschobi Designs, novelist Gemma Weekes, we tell the story of how hip-hop sampled Marvel comics, and how Adidas exploded on the football terraces of Anfield.

Plus, check out our interviews with Harmonic 313, Martyn, Culoe de Song (from Durban, S.A.), Silkie (from Hammersmith W10) and the Soca-tinged sounds of Toronto's Ghislain Porier. Reggae authority David Katz speaks to Ashley Beedle and Horace Andy; in the Lower East Side we catch up with DJs Rich Medina and Bobbito Garcia for an exclusive photo story; and Âme paint the history of electronic music in felt tip pens (no joke), plus lots of your regulars, reviews and rare shit. This issue really is too hot to handle, so buy some oven gloves while you’re at it

Friday, 17 April 2009

SOUND OBSESSION VOLUME 33 - Kirk Degergio PRESENTS Birth Of Techno Part One: 1985-1988


Just came accross the first part of Kirk Degiorgio new volume in his SOUND OBSESSION series - The Birth Of Techno PT.1....1985-1988

Model 500 - No UFO's - Metroplex
Model 500 - The Future - Metroplex
Model 500 - Night Drive Thru Babylon - Metroplex
X Ray - Untitled - Transmat
X Ray - Let's Go (Remix) - Fantasy
Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes - Goodbye Kiss - Metroplex
Model 500 - Sound Of Stereo - Metroplex
Model 500 - Off To Battle - Metroplex
Rythim Is Rythim - Nude Photo - Transmat
Rythim Is Rythim - The Dance - Transmat
Rythim Is Rythim - Move It - Transmat
Suburban Knight - The Groove - Transmat
Keynotes - Let's Let's Let's Dance - Incognito
Intercity - Groovin' Without Doubt - KMS
Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play - KMS
Blake Baxter - Does Not Compute - KMS
Intercity - Out Of Control - KMS
Reese & Santonio - The Sound - KMS
Rythim Is Rythim - Strings Of Life - Transmat
Neal Howard - To Be Or Not... (Mayday Mix) - Future Sound
Kevin Saunderson - Perpetual Motion - Future Sound R&R
Separate Minds - You Ask For It - Express
Separate Minds - 1st Bass - Express
Model 500 - OK Corral - Metroplex
Mayday - Wiggin - Pheerce Citi

Absoulte Killer....

Click here link.


Friday, 10 April 2009

Orbsessions Vol III - The Orb set to release 3rd in the series

The Orb - Baghdad Batteries {Orbsessions Vol III} (2009)

"This is all mixed, mastered and being manufactured at the moment... it's all
brand new material from alex paterson and thomas fehlmann, it'll be released on july 6th and here's a slice of the press release: "... the good Doctor sets the controls beyond any Earthly confines and gets down to stratospheric sound painting and advanced sonic science, sprinkled with an avant garde disregard for conventional structures. These startling electronic odysseys are hatched with long-time collaborator Thomas Fehlmann, The Orb's Berlin connection who's been there from the first album and last made his towering presence felt on 2005's Okie Dokie album for the renowned Kompakt label, bastion of Berlin techno. Such is the case with Baghdad Batteries where the pair have injected some of these breathtaking outings with a subterranean house pulse beamed up from the Earth's core, resulting in a new form of space disco which sounds as old as time itself while brushed with the most future-pointed minimal techno shadows !"
(excerpt from the Malicious Damage Mailout Email 090408)

Click HERE for Orb Myspace page.

Click HERE for label page.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Original UK Hip Hop Crews Radio Show hosted by Rodney P

During the 30 Years of Hip-Hop Weekend on Radio 1Xtra - it was all about Rodney P's show.... celebrating Original UK Hip Hop Crews with MC Mellow and Hard Noise on 6th April (0000-0200)

Unknown – Mark B & Blade
Bad Man is Robbing – Hi Jack
Mice in the Presence of Lions – Hardnoise
How’s Life in London - London Posse
Bring Forth the Guillotine – Silver Bullet
Fry Ya Like Fish – Cave Man
Strange Behaviour – Rootz Manuva
Jus Bad Freestyle f. Monie Love & MC Mello – Jus Bad
Bizzy Rhyming – MC Mello
Police Officer – Smilely Culture
London Bridge is Falling Down – Nutriment
I’m Riffing – MC Duke
14 Days in May – Overlord X
Lyrical Maniac – Blade
Richy Rich – Yes I Have Returned
Scratch at Your Own Risk – Son of Noise
Untitled – Son of Noise
20 Seconds to Comply – Silver Bullet
Battle Creek Brawl – Gunshot
Style Wars – Hi Jack
Glimity Glamity – Demon Boys
Money Mad – London Posse

Some great ancedotes during the show, particualary when MC Mello tells all about Rodney P returning home from the USA all B-Boy'd up.....LOL....For those who thought UK Hip-Hop started with Dizzee Rascal, J-Dawg, Wiley or Sway....Please be seated for a lesson......

For a full schedule of 1Xtra's Anniversary '30 years of Hip-Hop' click
HERE. "30 years ago The Sugarhill Gang released Rapper's Delight, the beat that signalled the birth of hip hop on the world stage. To mark the occasion, we brought you a weekend and a half of special shows, blogs and films" (1Xtra BBC Radio)

Monday, 6 April 2009

Upcoming Must-Haves...Coming Soon

Clutchy Hopkins meets Lord Kenjamin - Music Is My Medicine LP (Ubiquity Records URLP244)

"Late last year Ubiquity was approached by the mysterious Misled Children about another project from Clutchy Hopkins, the man they claim to represent. A vintage Caribbean tracksuit jacket was found in the office fridge, and written in permanent marker on the inside right arm was a request for a meeting where we would “get another piece of the Clutchy Hopkins puzzle.”

Despite the goose chase involved in putting out the last album we could not pass up the opportunity to hear some more Clutchy Hopkins music. We agreed to meet the Misled Children in Joshua Tree, CA. Sweating from the 110 degree heat and skeptical about the possibility of a no-show we went to the Joshua Tree Tavern for a cool beer. The bar tender spotted us as we walked in. When we ordered a couple of drinks he looked us straight in the eye and whispered, “Follow me.”

Taking us to a messy back room, filled with empty glass bottles, a collection of stuffed owls, and strewn with old newspapers, he handed over a plastic bag and said, “I think this is what you came for.” Despite the lack of liquid refreshment we decided to leave quickly, the local eyes were glued on us and we were itching to get at the contents of the bag which by now we knew had to have been planted by the Misled Children.

Inside was a short stack off Apex 2-inch reel-to-reel tapes and a small journal. The journal contained stories of Clutchy Hopkins, and his move to Barbados. The dates of the stories were vague but seemed to span the late 1970s through the early 1980's. Hopkins had moved there in search for a medicine man, who also hand-made percussion instruments, named Lord Kenjamin. Over the years Hopkins had heard stories about this simple man and as the notes read “his mission to help people come to a place of peace and humbleness through music.” Hopkins searched for several weeks, tricked on several occasions into dead ends by the local children. At times it seemed that the village people wanted nothing to do with Hopkins, “The children enjoy confusing me with directions that lead me back to where I started. It is like a daily joke,” he wrote, “One day they tell me to head east, the next day west, and all with a suspicious smile.”

Hopkins was about to give up his search and go home when he was bitten by a poisonous Lionfish. He passed out from the pain while in a side street on his way back to his hotel room. He was dehydrated and in bad shape after laying there for nearly 2 whole days. A group of the local children found him close to death when their soccer ball bounced down the street and rolled into his listless body. Feeling guilty that they had misled him on his quest, the children carried Hopkins on a stretcher made of sugar cane to Lord Kenjamin. For the next 3 months Hopkins was in and out of consciousness.

At this point in the journal the notes in the book have been ripped-out, we don’t know why. But the next page that is legible reads “With faint memories of a 4 track, deep-rooted beats, and a melodica, I have been brought back to health by the help of Lord Kenjamin and the music we made together. As a token of my appreciation I have promised the good Lord Kenjamin that the world would one day hear these recordings. The music has made a huge impact on our spirits and health during this time. We will call this record Music Is My Medicine
" (From Boombox Website)


01. The Old Spot
02. Brother John
03. Cold and Wet
04. Riff Raff Rollin
05. Lord Kenji
06. Dotsy's Leslie
07. Tune Traveler
08. Shadowfish
09. Gourds of the Desert
10. Turtle Rock
11. Heavy Hands

Release Date 20/04/2009

Serato/Mr. Clean - Serato Control Tone/What's Going on 7"(JMS.001)

"Nobody digs deeper than Jazzman in mining the rich seams of musical history, but having said that we are not frightened to embrace the future either - so after over a year working alongside the boffins at Serato we have brought you a global industry first, the SERATO CONTROL TONE on the coolest and most popular musical format yet invented - 7" 45rpm VINYL. Not only do you now have access the cutest control vinyl in the world but when you flip that bad boy over you have one of the rarest funk 45s on the planet, Mr Clean's version of the Marvin Gaye ultra classic "Whats Going On". Let it be known that this version of Mr Clean would cost you $3000+ if you ever saw it on the open market. Now it’s yours for a song, playable like any normal record, on glorious 45rpm 7” vinyl! Serato is a New Zealand company that has revolutionized the way DJs play their records. Instead of playing a normal record in the normal way, DJs play a special vinyl record that has the ‘Serato control tone’ pressed in the grooves instead of the music. Using normal turntables wired up to a laptop, the DJ can use Serato software to play these control tone records, and what you hear is the music the DJ has chosen which is stored on the laptop. The records play using a stylus like any normal record, and the advantage is that just like with normal records, you can handle them to mix and scratch. You can have any number of music files stored on your laptop, so you’re not just limited to what you have in your record box. The software is recognized as a leader in the field of Digital DJing and has been adopted by many of the top DJs in the world. The advantage over having a 7” disc is portability – they will fit into the same bag as your laptop, so no need to carry another cumbersome bag holding your 12” discs!" (Quoted From Jazzman Site)


Side 1 - What's Going On.
Side 2 - Serato Control Tone.


The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby 7" (Truth & Soul Records TS026)

"The Phenomenal Handclap Band sound is an anthemic, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive rock, disco, electro, and '60s soul with sprinklings of hip hop-styled orchestral breakbeats and moody, synth-heavy hooks. “Baby” falls right in line with the aesthetc and style that Truth & Soul represents. On first listen, we were blown away by this gem of a song. It manages to capture the soulful qualities of a Delfonics song while maintaining a sonically new and refreshing sound. The is the first single from Brooklyn’s own, Phenomenal Handclap Band.

In the midst of popular electronic-based production teams such as Justice and DFA, Embassy Sound Productions (ESP) emerges with a fresh approach to dance-oriented rock and roll, using live instrumentation to evoke the intricate arrangements of Norman Whitfield, Quincy Jones, and Phil Spector as well as the pared down beats of contemporaries like The Neptunes and Danger Mouse.

ESP is Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, two New York underground club DJs who became restless with the concept of playing other people's music. Having been involved with and disenchanted by the local rock and roll scene, they began to focus on producing. Their initial projects resuscitated the respective careers of two veteran soul acts (New York's Joe Bataan and Brazil's União Black) and garnered critical acclaim, leading Daniel & Sean to set their sights on The Phenomenal Handclap Band, a supergroup comprised of a "who's who" of the indie rock and underground soul scenes. Members of such diverse bands as TV on the Radio, L'Trimm, Calla, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mooney Suzuki, and Sí Se all contribute their individual talents to the album
". (From Boombox Distribution)


Side A - Baby
Side B - Baby (Instrumental)

The Phenomenal Handclap Band artist page HERE.

Release Date 30/03/2009

Menahan Street Band - The Wolf b/w Bushwick Lullaby 7" (Dap-1045)

"The MSB challenges the Budos Band to a duel with "The Wolf", the fast-paced ethio tinged number that has recently served as the opening song of their on-stage appearances. The song evokes unique imagery in the mind -- part sun-drenched ethiopian desert, part frozen northern tundra. This song is dedicated to Joe "The Wolf" Colgan for building the new Dunham Studios.

Without telling Michels and Movshon, Brenneck put a little something special in their gin and tonics. The result is "Bushwick Lullaby", a highly syncopated slow placed number entirely indicative of the participant's mind-state at the time of recording. Next time you put your kids to sleep, why not sing them the "Bushwick Lullaby"?

Attention!! In retaliation to the challenge, 2 members of the Budos Band broke into the Dunham Art files and switched the song titles on the 45 label. "The Wolf" is actually "Bushwick Lullaby", and vice versa. This will be corrected in the next pressing.

Thank you,
Tom Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss
Dunham Records
" (Quoted From Daptone Records Website)


Side A - The Wolf
Side B - Bushwick Lullaby

Out April 28, 2009!

NOMO - Invisible Cities LP (Ubiquity Records URLP250)

"Less than a year after the acclaimed Ghost Rock, NOMO have completed its spirited sister album - recorded during the Ghost Rock sessions and tours. Invisible Cities is informed by their ceaseless travelling, and visits to places both real and unreal. The sonic empire of NOMO is expanding; busting up genres and musical borders with astonishing results. With a theme stolen from Italian novelist Italo Calvino, each tune on Invisible Cities is a little world of it's own, dense with rhythm and timbre. Hot horns blaze through intersecting lines, heavy percussion drives the band down winding streets, the bass rumbles in some subterranean corridor. The sounds come from far reaching points, not from a fixed place on a globe, but from an area of the human spirit; One that is joyous, open and in motion.

Like Ghost Rock, Invisible Cities reaches into new places both sonically and emotionally, and pulls up some real bangers: The title track's horns are drenched in Echoplex and its driving beat is straight from the swamp. Bumbo, Moondog's best tune, gets a NOMO island makeover, with a set of antique fire extinguishers clanging away in a 21st century steel drum style. Crescent is a shimmering silver stream of electric kalimbas, with handclaps and bamboo flutes giving the tune a more delicate feel than NOMO has offered up on previous albums. Giving Elijah a listen, it's immediately apparent that this is stirring spiritual jazz of a higher order; the tune was written as a lament for one of bandleader Elliot Bergman's childhood friends. Warren Defever's immaculate production work creates a space where the music can grow, develop, layer on top of itself, and reveal this band in artful new ways.

Defever convinced the band to come into his UFO Factory studio in Detroit's Eastern Market the morning after their long tour ended. The surrounding market streets were littered with rotting produce and street sweeper tines, which Bergman (who has a propensity for spotting, collecting and repurposing musical junk) quickly gathered and converted into electric kalimbas-with the help of a now-defunct lumber mill, which generously donated piles of beautiful hardwood scraps. This new set of instruments created the foundation for many of these new tracks, and has spawned a very popular side business. These inspired sessions yielded hours of new material and the band quickly realized that what was originally intended as an EP of material from the Ghost Rock sessions, had blossomed into something far more cohesive and substantial than what they had originally imagined.

But NOMO is not just a band of thieves, garbage pickers, drifters, jammers, and players. In their soul, NOMO truly is a party band. From their roots, rocking sweaty basement shows in Ann Arbor and Detroit, to their current gig, rocking sweaty basement shows and the occasional jazz festival in Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, London, Sevilla, or Montreal, the band has developed its own form of celebratory dance music. They've upped the energy level on recent jaunts and it's impossible to find a stationary body in the house. This music moves people, and it's refreshing to see teen hipsters get down with crate diggers, jazz heads nod along with the noise kids at a NOMO show. The band crams three drum sets into the silver Ford Econoline, along with enough electric kalimbas to pull-off all of the two hour marathon sets, plus a few extra to sell to the audience. Horns and guitars fit on top of the amps, and it's a touring eight-piece-sonic-arsenal that packs a pretty heavy punch. Don't worry, there's still room for the band in there-- Elliot, Erik, Ingrid, Jamie, Dan, Dan Justin and Quin are all still hanging out. They're still in the van, still at the party
."(Press Release)


01. Invisible Cities
02. Bumbo
03. Waiting
04. Crescent
05. Patterns
06. Ma
07. Banners On High
08. Elijah
09. Nocturne

Release Date 04/05/2009

PAUL WHITE - One Eye Open EP (HAND12002)

"London Beat-King, Paul White's debut 12"! Featuring 3 extended tracks from his forthcoming CD only album + two sweet new bumpers (including a hot new Bullion Remix!) exclusive to this release. Totally Out There and sure to crossover into all kinds of record bags. Paul's already a favorite with the like's of Mary Anne Hobbs (he recently delivered a brilliant Breezeblock session) and gaining momentum worldwide with every release" (Rush Hour Records)

Click here for PRESS RELEASE.


1. PAUL WHITE : One Eye Open
2. PAUL WHITE : Alien Nature
3. PAUL WHITE : Time Wars
4. PAUL WHITE : Phone Pest
5. PAUL WHITE : Hustle

Release: 16th April 2009

Theo Parrish - Going Through Changes feat Danny Banks/Space Station 12" (Sound Signature SS 035)

"New Theo Parrish 12" with on one side 'Going through changes', a midtempo, soulful vocal track, featuring Danny Banks, and on the B side the underground club banger 'Spacestation', a solo production from Theo. Tip" (Rush Hour Records)


Side 1 - Going Through Changes feat Danny Banks.
Side 2 - Space Station.

According to Benji B, he will be playing these tracks on his Deviation Radio Show this week, as he hooked up with Theo this week who gave him these new tracks.

Dobie - Beats & Pieces (Podcast)


Here is a podcast recently produced for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Podcast Series. A real eye-opener for those who appreciate the beats/breaks sound that is developing both in this country and in the US at the moment - Some of his beats from back in the day sound so good right now - CHECK IT OUT. For those who don't know....Dobie (T. Campbell) has been producing beats and remixes from back in the day, from the likes of....The Soul II Soul movement, right up til present day with a new release on the Brownswood recordings label -

"The New Madness" (2009)


Side 1
1. MP3 "The New Madness"
Side 2
1. MP3 "Good Will Hunting"
2. MP3 "Dumb Girl From Allen Road"

"Known for his innovative "Brit hop" and space-thumping soul, Dobie (Tony Campbell) has worked with and remixed ground-breaking artists ranging from Björk, Massive Attack, Tricky and Gangstarr, to London Posse, Wookie, Les Negresses Vertes, Roots Manuva and Rodney P". (Brownswood Label)

Click here to buy.

Click here for Dobie's artist page..

Dobie's Discography....

The Dobie E.P. (12", EP) Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1995
Luv 'N' Hate Special Mix For '96 (12") Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1996
Basement Rock (12") Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1997
Cloud 98 3/4 (12") Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1998
Coming Up For Air (12") Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1998
Consider / A Night At The Playpen (7") Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1998
The Sound Of One Hand Clapping (2xLP) Pussyfoot Records Ltd 1998
The Ride (10", Single) Magnificent 7, BBE 2003
The Ride (12", Promo) Magnificent 7, BBE 2003
The Sound Of One Hand Clapping (Version 2.5) (2xLP) BBE 2004
The New Madness (12") Brownswood Recordings 2009


Fuk Dat (12", Promo) Fuk Dat (Dobie's Pathf... FFRR 1993
Fuk Dat (12") Fuk Dat (Dobie's Pathf... London Records 1993
Funk Dat (CD, Maxi) Funk Dat (Dobie's Path... FFRR 1993
1 To 1 Religion (CD 1) (CD, Maxi) 1 To 1 Religion (Mr. L... Fourth & Broadway 1994
Boundaries (12", Promo) Boundaries (Six In The... Natural Response 1994
Boundaries (CD, Maxi) Boundaries (Six In The... BMG 1994
Boundaries (12") Boundaries (Six In The... BMG UK & Ireland, Natural Response 1994
Boundaries (12") Boundaries (Six In The... BMG 1994
Boundaries (CD, Maxi, Dig) Boundaries (Dobie's "S... Uptight, Uptight 1994
Clear (CD) One To One Religion (S... Quango Records 1994
Funk Dat (CD, Maxi) Funk Dat (Dobie's Path... Feel The Rhythm 1994
Ponderosa (12") Ponderosa (Dobies Rub ... Fourth & Broadway 1994
Shoop (CD, Maxi) Shoop (Catch The Groov... FFRR, FFRR 1994
This D.J. (CD, Maxi) This D.J. (Dobie's Rub... Rush Associated Labels 1994
1 To 1 Religion (CD, Maxi) 1 To 1 Religion (Mr La... Fourth & Broadway 1995
Almost See You (Somewhere) (2x12", Promo) Almost See You (Somewh... Wildcard 1995
Baby (12") Baby (Dobie Rub Part 2) Epic 1995
Baby (CD, Maxi) Baby (Dobie Rub Part 1) Epic 1995
Fakin' The Funk (12") Fakin' The Funk (Fakin... Fourth & Broadway 1995
One To One Religion (12") One To One Religion (M... Fourth & Broadway 1995
One To One Religion (12", Promo, 2/2) One To One Religion (M... Fourth & Broadway 1995
One To One Religion (12") One To One Religion (S... Quango Records 1995
I Miss You (12", Promo) I Miss You (Dobie's Ru... Elektra 1996
Possibly Maybe / I Miss You (12", Ltd, Num) I Miss You (Dobie Rub ... One Little Indian 1996
Special Kind Of Lover (12") Special Kind Of Lover ... Wildcard 1996
Special Kind Of Lover (The Remixes) (2x12", Promo) Special Kind Of Lover ... Wildcard 1996
Telegram (LP) I Miss You (Dobie Rub ... One Little Indian 1996
Feel It (12", Promo) Feel It (Dobie Remix) Hut Recordings 1997
Feel It (12", Promo) Feel It Virgin 1997
Feel It (CD, Single) Feel It (Dobie Remix) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings 1997
I Miss You (CD, Maxi, Sli) I Miss You (Dobie's Ru... Mother Records, Mother Records 1997
I Miss You (Part 1) (CD, Maxi) I Miss You (Dobie's Ru... One Little Indian 1997
I Miss You (Part 2) (CD, Maxi) I Miss You (Dobie's Ru... One Little Indian 1997
Shelter (CD, Maxi) Shelter (Dobie's The W... FFRR, FFRR 1997
Take Your Partner By The Hand (2x12", Promo) Hopscotch (Dobie Remix) Polydor 1997
All The Man That I Need (12") All The Man That I Nee... Virgin 1998
Pride (12") Pride (Dobie's It's A ... Nitelite The Club Records 1998
The Player (CD, Maxi) The Player (Dobie Remix) Mother Records 1998
You Know My Steez (UK Remixes) (12", Promo) You Know My Steez (Dob... Cooltempo 1998Battle (12") Battle (Dobie Mix Part 1) [PIAS] Recordings 2000
Battle (CD, Maxi) Battle (Dobie Mix Part 1) S2S Recordings 2000
Get Enuff (12") Get Enuff (Dobie Mix) S2S Recordings 2000
Telegram (CD, RE, Promo) I Miss You (Dobie Rub ... Universal Music (Japan) 2000
The Ultimate Autumn Survival CD! (CD, Smplr) Can't Get Enuff (Dobie... Plastiks Magazine 2000
Wookie (CD) Battle (Dobie Mix Part... Pony Canyon Inc. 2000
Down For The Count (12") Down For The Count (UK... Rawkus 2001
Get Enuff (CD, Maxi) Get Enuff (Dobie Exten... S2S Recordings 2001
Volume IV - The Classic Singles 88-93 (2xLP) Keep On Movin' (Q & Do... Simply Vinyl (S12) 2001
Folk. (12", Promo) Telephone (Dobie Vocal... Polydor 2002
Wookie Presents (CD) Get Enuff (Dobie Exten... Pony Canyon Inc. 2002
Ride Wit U (The Mixes) (CD, Maxi) Ride Wit U (The Magnif... Jive 2004
Incognito & Rice Artists Remixed - Feed Your Soul (2xCD, Comp) Let Me Be (Dobie Mix) Pony Canyon Inc. 2005
Armed & Beautiful (Remix EP) (12", Promo) Unsticking (Dobie Remix) Altered Vibes 2006
Feed Your Soul - Incognito & Rice Artists Remixed (2xCD, Comp) Let Me Be (Dobie Remix) Edel Records (Germany) 2006
Telegram (CD, Album, RM, Ltd, SHM) I Miss You (Dobie's Ru... Universal Music K.K. 2008
Telegram (2xLP, RM, Ltd, DMM) I Miss You (Dobie Rub ... One Little Indian 2008


We're Ready (12") Ital Juice 1992
How's Life In London (12") How's Life In London, ... Bullett Records 1993
How's Life In London (CD) How's Life In London (... Rough Trade Germany, Bullett Records 1993
United Flava Of British Rap (CD) How's Life In London (... China Records 1995
I Miss You (12", Promo) Elektra 1996
The Crow: City Of Angels (CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo, Dig) Tonite Is A Special Ni... Miramax Records, Hollywood Records 1996
The Crow: City Of Angels - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cass, Album) Tonite Is A Special Ni... PolyGram Polska 1996
The Crow: City Of Angels - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Comp) Tonite Is A Special Ni... Edel Records (Germany) 1996
The Crow: City Of Angels - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Album, Comp) Tonite Is A Special Ni... Miramax Records, Hollywood Records 1996
Best Of London Posse: Gangster Chronicle (2xLP) How's Life In London Wordplay Records 2001
Best Of London Posse: Gangster Chronicle (CD) Wordplay Records 2001
How's Life In London? (12", Single) Wordplay Records 2001
Murderer Style / Friction (12") Friction Riddim Killa Records 2001
Wordplay, Crushin Fools Everyday (CD, Promo) How's Life In London HHC Magazine, Wordplay Records 2001
Riddim Killa / A Love Song (12") A Love Song, A Love So... Riddim Killa Records 2002
The Future (2002 Issue) (2xLP, TP) Consider, The Hot Style Riddim Killa Records 2002
Bangers & Mash (CD) Love Song Not On Label 2004
Ride Wit U (The Mixes) (CD, Maxi) Ride Wit U (The Magnif... Jive 2004
The Future (CD) Da Hot Style Riddim Killa Records 2004
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Friday, 3 April 2009

This months RECOMENDED READING - Wax Poetics - Issue 34 Jazz Issue

Wax Poetics Magazine comes with Issue no. 34

"Our landmark Jazz Issue (#34) features the classic Blue Train photo of John Coltrane, uncropped, as well as trumpet star Freddie Hubbard. Behind both of these legends was jazz producer Creed Taylor, who left his mark on Impulse and Verve before starting his untouchable CTI Records. Also: Horace Tapscott, Richard Evans, Joel Dorn, Melvin Sparks". (Wax Poetics Label)

Featured Articles:

Creed Taylor "Simply put, jazz critics are not my favorite people," says Creed Taylor. "And I'm not their favorite producer."

Horace Tapscott "It's like bringing up your children in a certain area because you want them to grow and be aware of certain things. This same principle applied to us, as far as Black musicians were concerned," proclaimed Horace Tapscott.

Melvin Sparks - An unfailingly humble man, Melvin Sparks seems to locate himself on the fringes of jazz history...

Also includes:


Dorothy Asby, Al Williams Quintet Plus One, The Third Wave, Slipstream, Bruce Ditmas

Lyman Woodard, Hank Crawford, Joe Cuba, David "Fathead" Newman

Rising Sons
9dw proves seeds of funky fusion are best sown at home

Timeless Freedom
Stonephace transcends the limitations of a genre

Rite of Passage
The making of Ululation was a celebration of life

Engine of Change
Guitarist Melvin Sparks fueled funky sessions for soul-jazz's master mechanics

Safe Haven
Pianist and composer Horace Tapscott cultivated the Los Angeles jazz community

Soul Conductor
Bassist-turned-arranger Richard Evans put the soul in Cadet Records

Record Auteur
Producer Creed Taylor cast strong jazz talent for his personal masterpieces

The Second Coming of Hip
Producer Joel Dorn helmed a funky golden era for Atlantic

Analog Out
Rhodes Electric Piano

April Purchases......

Floating Points - Love Me Like This 12 Inch (R2 022LTD500)

"Brand new single from Floating Points on R2!!!

London lad Floating Points has come correct with this new school boogie/hip hop masterpiece. 'Love Me Like This' will have you knodding your head from the first beat, with its catchy-as-hell plodding soulful loop gradually growing momentum with twisted synth stabs before a stripped down raw breakdown consisting of just the infectious 'Love Me Like This' vocal hook before kicking back in the with squelching bass and beautiful keys!

Fans of Dam-Funk, Flying Lotus etc will love this!

Huge support from Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
" (Sounds Of The Universe)


Side 1
1. "Love Me Like This" (Nonsense dub)
Side 2
1. "Shangrila"
2. "Love Me Like This" (radio)

Mulatu Astatke And The Helicentrics - Inspiration Imformation LP (STRUT 040LP)

"The Heliocentrics – the London-based collective centered around drummer Malcolm Catto, bassist Jake Ferguson and producer Mike Burnham – first performed with legendary Ethiopian Jazz composer/ arranger/ pianist/ vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke in early 2008. The pairing went so well – Astatke celebrated the band as the Heliocentrics performed the classic songs Astatke recorded for the Ethiopian Amha label in the late 60s and early 70s – that a collaborative recording session became a must. Thus began the landmark sessions in the Heliocentrics’ cavernous studio that resulted in Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information 3.

Though the ensemble run though some of Mulatu’s classic recordings, the bulk of this album is newly recorded psychedelic jazz with a funk and rock edge. Astatke’s presence clearly challenged the band to write and record an album worthy of the legend. From melancholic modal musings to thunderous funk, Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information 3 follows in the lines of the landmark, impossible-to-categorize albums that Astatke and the Heliocentrics have offered to the world.
" (Stones Throw Records)


Side 1
1. "Masenqo"
2. "Cha Cha"
3. "Mulatu"
Side 2
1. "Addis Black Widow"
2. "Fire In The Zoo"
3. "Dewel"
4. "Blue Nile"
Side 3
1. "Esketa Dance"
2. "Chik Chikka"
3. "Live From Tigre Lounge"
4. "Chinese New Year"
Side 4
1. "An Epic Story"
2. "Phantom Of The Panther"
3. "Anglo Ethio Suite"

Mark Pritchard - ?/The Hologram 10 Inch (HOHUM003)

"The inescapable figure behind the brilliant Harmonic 313 project and countless other pseudonyms finally releases the track that has had Dubstep fans scratching their heads in anticipation and reverent confusion for the last 12 months. We're talking about '?', a darkened scene setter that has most famously been picked up by Digital Mystik Mala as the opener to his sets of late. Reminiscent of his revered Global Communications productions, but crossbred with the storm-cloud-brewing-blues of Earth, it's an epic proposition that we urge you to check. 'The Hologram' on the flip could be an offcut from the last Portishead album, a tense head nodder with echo chamber reverbs and subtler elements combined with haunting Radiophonic atmospherics". (Boomkat Records)

Side A
1. ?

Side B
1. The Hologram

Nik Weston PRESENTS JAM aka Josei/Akita Goldman/Midorin from SOIL & PIMP SESSIONS/Jazztronik FEAT. Shacho from Soil & Pimp Sessions - Japanese Jazz With Attitude 12 Inch (MUKAT 013)


Side 1
1. JAM aka Josei, Akita Goldman & Midorin from Soil & Pimp Sessions - "Quiet Fire"

Side 2
1. Jazztronik - "Heat" (feat Shacho from Soil & Pimp Sessions)

Quantic & His Combo Barbaro/Nostalgia 77 FEAT. The Fiction - Tru Thoughts Presents Black Gold 7 Inch (TRU 7189P)

"The second installment in Tru Thoughts’ Black Gold series of limited vinyl DJ weapons features two killer cover versions set to become Tru Thoughts classics: Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro give you their spin on “Wandering Star” by Portishead, and Nostalgia 77 hooks up with the Fiction Trio to take on Eminem’s “My Name Is”.

Both tracks on this double A side 7” are taken from the upcoming ‘Tru Thoughts Covers’ album, which is coming out later in 2009 (on the Unfold imprint) and features some of the label’s biggest covers from over the years as well as a number of other exclusives from Jamie Woon, Bugz In The Attic and Lizzy Parks amongst others.

The DJs are loving these two beauties – here are a couple of the reactions so far:
Boca 45 – “Brilliant 45! Both sides will fit perfectly in ‘Boca plays his 45s’ sets. Genius idea of Quantic to do a calypso version of wondering star!” 9/10
Ashley Beedle – “As always a great treat from Tru Thoughts to get the Black Gold 7“s. Both sides do the business. Class.” 10/10

This Black Gold 7” is the first ever release to feature the sound of Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro, the new band that Will Holland has assembled in his current home of Cali, Colombia. More from them soon…

The Black Gold 7” is limited to 500 copies worldwide.
(Tru Thoughts Record Label)


Side 1
1. Quantic & His Combo Bararo - "Wandering Star"
Side 2
1. Nostalgia 77 - "My Name Is" (feat The Fiction Trio)

Nathan Davies - The Best Of Nathan Davis '65-76 (JAZZMAN LP026)

"Nathan Davis has been an internationally significant figure in jazz throughout the latter half of the 20th century, but to many his musical legacy remains little known. This album presents the music of Nathan Davis as it developed through the '60s and '70s, from bop through modal to world sounds and funk.
Having turned his back on the US he spent the '60s living in Europe, playing and recording with jazz luminaries such as Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey and Eric Dolphy, before returning at the end of the decade to take up a career in teaching in Pittsburgh. This collection includes recordings from his most significant albums as recorded in France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Turkey and the US. Our selection displays a variety of musical styles, with performances by Davis on tenor & soprano saxophone and flute.

The LP liners contain previously unpublished photographs and detailed biographical information, documenting a career which has seen him forge an individual path through the history of postwar jazz and help to pioneer jazz education in the US at the University of Pittsburgh.

Astonishingly much of Davis' work never saw general release in the US or the UK, despite his albums being true gems of modern jazz. Less still has been re-released, and until now there has never been a representative compilation or career overview. And so it is with great pride that we at Jazzman present the first ever anthology of Nathan Davis.

The liner notes contain biographical detail and also details of the recordings themselves, as gleaned from our interviews with Nathan Davis and his professional colleagues. We include pictures of and information on the original LPs which are now coveted collectors items. We also answer questions as to why he turned his back on the US to develop a career in Europe, his love of ethnic music, and why he spurned the limelight and opportunity to achieve fame. We also reveal his current interests and reflect upon his life as professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh, and we hope this album will be the first step toward the wider recognition that his contribution to jazz so richly deserves. (Jazzman Records Site)

- An anthology of one of the greatest unsung jazz pioneers of the 20th century.
- Carefully selected tracks from each of his LPs includes everything from deep spiritual jazz, haunting modal melodies, ethnic Turkish jazz and '70s funk.
- 8 page colour CD booklet with in-depth liner notes from our original interviews and with previously unpublished photographs.
- Original album artwork pictures.
- Much of this music has never yet been reissued. Many of the original LPs are very rare and only available as a highly regarded LPs valued at very high prices on the collectors market.
- Deluxe double gatefold LP limited to only 1000 copies worldwide.
- The Rarest of the Rare - only with Jazzman because WE DIG DEEPER!
" (Jazzman Records)


Side 1
1. "B's Blues"
2. "Sconsolato"
3. "Theme From Zoltan"
4. "A5"
Side 2
1. "Mandingo's Pad"
2. "Up Jumped Spring"
3. "Uschimaus"
Side 3
1. "Cecen Kizi"
2. "Atlanta Walk"
3. "Makatuka"
Side 4
1. "New Orleans"
2. "Tragic Magic"
3. "A5" (live)

DOBIE - The New Madness 12 Inch (Brownswood 036)

"Dobie returns with a long overdue 12" on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label. Having remixed for people like Bjork, Massive Attack, Tricky and Gangstarr, to London Posse, Wookie, Roots Manuva and more, 'The New Madness' sees a welcome return! Original gnarly bass-heavy basement music that would smash any club! Instantly picked up for use on a K Swiss ad! Brrrrrap"(Fat City Records)

"Known for his innovative 'Brit hop' and space-thumping soul, Dobie (Tony Campbell) has worked with and remixed ground-breaking artists ranging from Bjork, Massive Attack, Tricky and Gangstarr, to London Posse, Wookie, Les Negresses Vertes, Roots Manuva and Rodney P. 'The New Madness' is original bashment Music. On Brownswood"(Phonica Records)


Side 1
1. "The New Madness"
Side 2
1. "Good Will Hunting"
2. "Dumb Girl From Allen Road"