I had a chat wit Brad Baloo from The Nextmen a few days ago, ahead of his Sydney performance.
Keeping things all House and Disco for this episode, with a heap of classic material that is bound to have you jumping around. It's not all oldschool joints though - There's a stack of new releases sprinkled throughout featuring a brand new Soul Clap track remixed by Hot Toddy, a killer club joint from Mason on the Sweat It Out label, and we get techy with Stefan Braatz and Teddy Douglas.
Catching up on some recent new releases - Featuring the undisputed queen of modern soul Mary J Blige, which melds perfectly into a track off the new Grand Puba album. It's great to see those two talents back to back again. Some killer dancehall styles coming out strong from Squeeze Tarlea (possible contender for my song of the week), and The Nextmen (Another contentder for song of the week) . Nineties underground rapper Prince Powerule makes a welcome return after so many years - and shows that classic Hip Hop is not dead.
Rhythm Heritage - Holdin' Out En Vogue - Free Your Mind [Tommy's Spoiled Brat Mix] Gecko Turner - Un Limon En La Cabeza Thievery Corporation feat Mr Life - Fight To Survive The Brothers Nylon - Shove It In My Mouth Mr Fox - Party Track Barbara Fowler - Come & Get My Lovin Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - Up 2 Get Down The Sylvers - Come Back Lover Come Back Bruni Pagan - Fantasy Mt Airy Groove - Pieces of a Dream Frick & Frack - Look out Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now…
Some real exciting new releases graced the turntables this week. Firstly, a tantalizingly soulful collaboration between rising star Thundercat and Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins that definitely has me excited for the forthcoming album - as does the brand new release from R&B songstress Faith Evans who gives us a taste of her upcoming new album featuring Notorious BIG and Snoop Dog.
Back again for the first podcast of the new year, and do I have some serious joints for you! Kicking things off with a a tasty new release from my favourite 45s label Dusty Donuts, where Naughty NMX slices up some EPMD and Bob Marley. A quick trip through some classic late eighties Hip Hop joints, and a detour into some seriously funky seventies grooves before I turn up the notch and drop soome bangin' recent club releases - Including new joints from Run The Jewels, Husky from Random Soul, and devastating new one from Metroplane.
In a year that was all about headlines (and most of them kind of crappy) at least the music was pretty good.
This is not just an R&B mix.. Teddy Riley has a long history with underground Hip Hop. This mix covers his earliest career right up to the early 2000s.
Bobby Rush - I'm Tired [Tangle Eye Mix] Mato - aTa Stands For Trouble [Dub] The Nextmen feat Nu Logic & Kiko Bun - The Corner Mura Masa feat A$ap Rocky - Lovesick Charlie Bucket feat Boog Brown & Natalie Mae - So Far Brief Encounter - Human Soulive feat Chaka Khan - Back Again Chance The Rapper feat. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane, Noname - Finish Line Drown Tall Black Guy feat 80's Babies - Don't Box Me In Bag Raiders feat Mayer Hawthorne - Beat Me To The Punch Alicia Keys - Pawn It All A Tribe…
Brasstracks - Good Love Frankie The Pacemaker - Live & Die Rekt Part 2 [Ruffuckinmix] Brand Nubian - To The Right James Brown - Funky President Cypress Hill - Real Estate Nick Bike - Sexy Coffee Pot Funk Eric B. & Rakim - Run For Cover Breeze - L.A. Posse Spoonie Gee - The Godfather Joe Budden - Pump It Up [Jim Sharp Edit] Flipout - Flippin' Bob Parts 1 Naughty NMX - Hyped Up Ants Mayer Hawthorne - Out of Pocket Jamie Lidell - Julian GoldLink - Dark Skin Women [Cosmo's Midnight & Swindail Remix] Discotron - Ghetto Funk…