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Keeping thing uptempo for this episode with some classic acid jazz from Corduroy, sweet philly soul from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and an extra large selection of new releases from the House crates.
Running through a bunch of new releases that have been piling up in my crates this week, including new Hip Hop from Raashan Ahmad, Dizzee Rascal, and Fergie - Brand new sweet soul from Nicole Willis, Brian Ellis, Lance Ferguson, and Ledisi - Explorations into Bass with new joints from Coldcut, Bazza Ranks, and Goldie - and some lovely indie new releases from Luke Million, Beck, Machine Drum, and Freedom Fry - Plus some surprise classics in the mix, including the seventies and eighties powerhouse duo of Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Frenzie, Jigzaw Geoff, Platurn, Hudge, Meem, and Paris Groovescooter present a collection of incredible 15 minute cut & paste blends.
Melbourne keyboatrdist Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda recently dropped an incredible new release on Clarity recordings that channels vibes similar to Metro Area were doing, but with a lovely organic funk that Harvey is fast beoming recognised for. Else where on this episode: The gospel sound is big right now. DJ Karizma's recent release "Work It Out" has been firing up dancefloors of recent, so I had a dig through the crates and pulled out the original sample. The timing worked well, as Tony Humphries recently made his first visit to these Australian shores. His tune "Wonder Why" hits all the right…
Track of the week goes to Fatima Yamaha with an evocative synth laden remix of Malinese duo Amadou & Miriam. The whole single package is worth investigating, as each remix gives Bofou Safou a unique dancefloor twist. Elsewhere on this episode I take things in a disco house direction. There are new releases from Joey Negro, DJ EQ, and and Mura Masa - all three having just released excellent new albums of their own.
Shan Frenzie chats with Keith about his early days working with super producer Teddy Riley, his vast discography, how he wrote the first controversially explicit love ballads, and how he developed one of the silkiest voices in the industry.