Archive for December, 2008

Fave albums of ’08

Following the list of my fave jazz albums from this year, here’s the selection of fave lps from various musical corners:

Kaidi Tatham – In Search of Hope (Freedom School)
Part Time Heroes – Meanwhile (WahWah 45s)
2000Black – A Next Set A Rockers (Third Ear)
IG Culture – Zen Badism (Freedom School)
Jazzanova – Of All The Things (Universal)
Reel People – Seven Ways To Wonder (Papa Records)
2 Banks of 4 – Junkyard Gods (Sonar Kollektiv)
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah (Motown)
Quiet Village – Silent Movie (!K7)
Q-Tip – The Renaissance (Universal Motown)

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Fave Jazz albums of ’08

It is end of the year so i picked my fave jazz lps from the 2008 period first.

Portico Quartet – Knee Deep in the North Sea (Babel/Vortex)
Finn Peters – Butterflies (Accidental)
Dave Holland Sextet – Pass It on (Dare2)
Jazz Warriors – Afropeans (Destin-e)
Robert Mitchell 3io – The Greater Good (Jazz Services)

Aaron Parks – Invisible Cinema (Blue Note Records)
Jose James The Dreamer (Brownswood Records)
Five Corners Quintet – Hot Corner (Ricky Tick)
Neil Cowley Trio – Loud..louder…Stop (Cake Records)
Benjamin Herman – Campert (Roach Records)
Avishai Cohen Trio – Gently Disturbed (Sunny Side)

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Return of the D

Domu sits in for Benji B for another 2 hours of killers no fillers on BBC 1xtra.


1st hour

Chase & Status – Eastern Jam
Martyn – Suburbia
Erykah Badu – Honey (Seiji Remix)
Erykah Badu – The Healer
Dorian Concept – Sweet Yard Sale
Harmonic 313 – DirtBox
Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish
Q Tip – ManWomanBoogie (Domu Remix) (<- biggie!)
BSTC ft JL – Love It
Reel People – It Will Be (RP’s Club Mix)
2000 Black – Move Over
Hajime Yoshizawa – Time (Domu Remix)
Incognito – Feel The Pressure (MCdL Remix)

2nd hour

Landslide – Yemp Booty (Aaron Jerome Remix)
Rogiers – Home (Opolopo Remix)
Altered Natives feat Amalia – Tomorrow Is The New Today
Phlash & Friends – Hazy
Mfor – Mast Larks Head
Fanfair – Gotham Odyssey Volcov
Anam-Owili Eger – The Moment
Kaidi Tatham – He Laughs, She Cries
Mr Scruff – Cat & Mouse
Stevie Wonder – Someday At Christmas
Floating Points – Love Me Like This
King Knut – Aphrodite
Daz I Kue – Think
Kokyo – One Love
Kid Sublime – Rappin’ Blak

[download the show]

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Festive Feast Chapter 1.

As the Festive season is approaching fast lemme share some winter mixes and free xmas nuggets from various musical sources for you.  Enjoy!

Atjazz Live Winter Mix at Turkey, 12-08

Shook Mag’s Mixtape Winter ’08 by Welson Creep

Do Right Music (CA) X’mas selections by John Kong


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Shook 004

New issue of the mighty Shook mag is out tonite!



Sound System Special – Shaka, Channel One, Coxsone… string up and dance
House Shoes – you can take a brotha out of Detroit…
Cumbiaton Explosion – Toy Selectah and Club Zizek
Manchester before the Hacienda – Greg Wilson and the Electro-Funk Bomb
Salah Ragab – Exploring the Magic System
Paul Beatty – The White Boy Shuffle
Clutchy Hopkins – Who Da F#@k is Clutchy Hopkins
Raymond Scott – The Name of the Game is Lightworks
Saut D’Eau – A Haitian Vodou Story
Morning Breath – Cover Me
Emory Douglas – The Art of the Black Panthers
Bomba: The Ruff Guide to Puerto Rico
Jazz Cats: The Harlem School of Jazz

plus… Q-Tip, Dâm-Funk, Onra, Crazy Couzins, The Invisible, Kaidi Tatham, London Jazz Festival, 45 Love, plus all ya regulars, reviews and raw vibes.

Subscribe now for 4 issues and get a free BBE CD… Visit www.shook.fm for more details.

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4/4 winter pack


There’s nothing better than some deep or soulful house mixes for the moody winter period. Fortunately, some of my fave house labels and djs never fail to deliver top mixes or podcasts so i’ve selected some for the househeads. First one comes from London’s quality house label Freerange Records which has published its latest podcast with a spesh guest-mix from the label boss and mighty producer Jimpster.

Part 1 (download the whole show)
Hosted and Mixed by Matt Masters

1. Men With Sticks – 3rd Eye (Dixons Edit) [Defected]
2. Seal – Hear I am (Jimpster Mix) [Warners]
3. Jay Shepheard – Beast Regards [Diynamic]
4. Dana Ruh – History of the Sun (Agnes Rmx) [Perspectiv Records]
5. Sideshow – If Alone (Chateau Flight Dub) [Aus Music]
6. Little Dragon – Twice (Unknown edit) [Infamous Upstarts]
7. Milton Jackson – Crash [Freerange]

Part 2 Mixed by Jimpster

1. Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (KZR’s ReRub) [NDATL Muzik]
2. 6th Borough Project – The Formula (Dub Vibes) [Instruments Of Rapture]
3. R.I.P – Linkwood [Prime Numbers]
4. Junesex – Worst Than Love (Losoul`s Art in Times of Love remix) [12 Actions]
5. Billy Shane – Throwback [Tronicsoul]
6. I:cube – Supernovac [Versatile]

Then lets go to LA where Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) offers his tasty deep house selections weekly topped with a guestmix that can be only grabbed if you register on the site.

1st hour mixed by Lars Behrenroth (download link)

Bittersuite – Set It Out – Deepsystems
Two Armadillos – Hamlin (Sascha Dive’s Secret Dub) – Dessous
Salvatore Freda & Volta – Bombolone – Liebe*Detail
Vincenzo & Duffer Swift – Got To Be (Herbert Rmx) – Raw Elements
Lars Behrenroth – The Way You Move – Unreleased Exclusive
Franck Roger – HD3000 – Real Tone
Sinan Baymak – Deep Morning – Deeper Shades Recordings 007
Tony Lionni – 5th Cycle – Aesthetic Audio

For more soulful vibes lovers, the perfect choice is Kai Alce aka KZR, the producer and DJ from Atlanta, his fresh mix’s via this blog. His own label NDATL Muzik also got some lovely releases. 


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