Monday, 18 May 2009

weekend warm-up 15/05/09

another week, another set of music for your delectable little ears.

on Friday night i stood in for an absent Mat Hoods, who couldn't make his usual 8pm-10pm slot on Purple Radio. Mat's show is ace (check it out when you can) and he tends to keep things on a jazzy, disco-flavoured tip for the most part. so, when pulling tracks together for the show, i tried to keep it in line (more or less) with his style. i hope i didn't let him down!

there's a bit of inane chat on this recording too...but more importantly, a good selection of new releases. you can tell summer's almost here - there's just so much good stuff being released at the moment. mint.


count bass d - jussa playa [day by day entertainment]
dj day - can you feel me [unknown]
cro-magnon - eclipse (dj mitsu the beats remix) [lastrum corporation]
thievery corporation - the forgotten people [eighteenth street lounge music]
madlib - steppin into tomorrow [blue note]
the london all-stars - the london convention [bbe]
g frequency - flight ticket [scribble records]
me&you - love in be must we [tru thoughts]
spanky wilson & the quantic soul orchestra - waiting for your touch (domu remix) [tru thoughts]
tal m klein - bricando el tiburon (valique iskradisco! remix) [aniligital music]
6ix toys - giggle [first word records]
lopez - jellybean [keep up]
domu - springbreak [tru thoughts]
mr scruff - get on down [ninja tune]
firefly - love (is gonna be on your side) [emergency records]
evelyn champagne king - i'm in love [bmg]
ilija rudman - two faced love (extended mix) [red music]
fat camp - put a little jam on it [anorak edits]
part time heroes - realise (landslide remix) [wah wah 45s]
snax - get in trouble (crazy p remix) [defdrive]
united future organisation - united future airlines (remix) [talkin loud]
speech debelle - spinnin [big dada]
kinny feat. diesler - back street lust [tru thoughts]
mr day - if i can love you [favorite]


i hope you enjoy it - as ever, give me a shout if you encounter any problems with the download.


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

weekend warm-up 08/05/09

here's the latest edition of my fortnightly Purple Radio show.

once again i was mic-less, but in the grand scheme of things that's probably a blessing. the two hours showcases the usual smattering of hip-hop, funk-based beats and electronica - with forthcoming beauts from Quantic & his Combo Barbaro, and another cut from the Speech Debelle album...whilst i also give a little nod to the excellent Bangface weekender with some dubstep (mixed terribly!) and filthy wonk.

i didn't host the show live as i had to return to Birmingham for the funeral of an old schoolfriend...and hence the last track of the show is dedicated to him.

RIP Andy Edmonds - 1982-2009


count bass d - jussa playa [day by day entertainment]
kev luckhurst - dreams [unique uncut]
crown city rockers - no sense [basement records]
common - nuthin to do [relativity]
flying lotus - massage situation [warp]
nalepa - flatlands (nosaj thing remix) [1320 records]
rupert - feel you [hear today]
thunderheist - lbg [big dada]
quantic & his combo barbaro - linda morena [tru thoughts]
troubleman - toda hora [far out recordings]
crazy penis - do it good [paper recordings]
napz & mr strom - fresh kings [innvision]
luke vibert - synthax [warp]
nirobi & barakas - bungle jump (diesler remix) [tru thoughts]
me&you - united states of africa [tru thoughts]
toddla t feat. herve & serocee - shake it [1965 records]
autodidakt & john disco - autodisco theme [traktor]
plump djs - electric disco (d ramirez remix) [finger lickin]
the streets - blinded by the lights [679 recordings]
marco del horno - samurai (rusko "safe sex" remix) [bullet train]
massive music - find my way (kode 9 remix) [hyperdub]
la roux - in for the kill (skream let's get ravey mix) [polydor]
tc - where's my money (caspa remix) [d-style recordings]
frikstailers - to com saudade (ft. mc maiquinho) [man recordings]
mr scruff - giant pickle [ninja tune]
tom central & kaitain - akama [keep up]
bullion - get familiar [one handed music]
speech debelle - go then, bye [big dada]
metallica - nothing else matters [vertigo]


i hope you like it - holla if you encounter any problems with the download.

(the Weekend Warm-Up goes out every other Friday, 6pm-8pm GMT on Purple Radio)


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

saturday soul 02/05/09

Saturday Soul is a weekly show broadcast on Purple Radio. as the name would suggest, the remit of the show is present two hours of soulful tunes - both classic and contemporary. running for around 18months now, the show has been a great success and is much-applauded by the listeners for its suitability to the timeslot - and also its ability to celebrate classic/forgotten soul hits, whilst simultaneously highlighting the wealth of current, or more recent, soul gems.

last weekend i stepped in at the last minute to cover the show myself, and had a lot of fun pulling the music together. again, i had no mic - but i hoped the selection i chose would speak for itself, really. as ever, i've put a download link here so if you missed the live show and fancy a couple of hours of soothing soul, feel free to have a listen! there's a bit of everything in there, from legends like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Ben E. King, to current favourites such as Mary J. Blige, Kinny and Angie Stone.


channel two - sposed to be
marvin gaye - right on
the soul clan - that's how it feels
angie stone - brotha
uptown funk empire - i'm a manchild
the spinners - i'll be around
maze feat. frankie beverly - color blind
gil scott-heron - gun
solange - i decided (part 1)
mary j blige - just fine
ashford & simpson - it seems to hang on
leon ware - that's why i came to california
ohio players - pain
greyboy feat. sharon jones - got to be a love
donnell jones - u know what's up
kinny feat. diesler - queen of boredness
speedometer feat. ria currie - am i your woman
esther williams - last night changed it all
timmy thomas - sexy woman
dwilt sharpp feat. lorett fleur - i need you close
kissey asplund - caos
the soul children - signed, sealed, delivered
ben e. king - supernatural thing (part 1)
roy ayers - show us a feeling
linda williams - elevate our minds
erykah badu - honey
mayer hawthorne & the county - just ain't gonna work out
aretha franklin - i say a little prayer
debra laws - how long?
al green - love & happiness
sunshine anderson - heard it all before


i hope you enjoy it - holla if you encounter any problems with the download.

(Saturday Soul is broadcast every week on Purple Radio - Saturdays 12:00-14:00 GMT)

Friday, 1 May 2009

mayer hawthorne vid

happy May everybody! let's hope the summer starts properly now, eh?

thought i'd kick off the month with a corker of a video from Mayer Hawthorne (who i've raved about in my April top tunes, below). gawd bless the Stones Throw camp on this one - terrific sound, really setting a new standard for this modern soul revival that seems to be happening. the video itself is a great watch too.


by the way, there's some great shots from the "making of" the video HERE.