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Kicking off this episode with a couple of classics from one of Reggae's surviving pioneers Johnny Osbourne, who is scheduled to land in Australia next week for his first tour down under. I keep on the reggae vibe for a minute with a track off the new DJ Vadim album before heading into a heavy 80s Hip Hop set with plenty of raw drum machine sure shots. I detour slightly into some classic 70s rock before settling into some new release soul joints from the likes of SWV, Cool Uncle, and Brian McKinght - But not before ending with some…
Last month marked the fourteenth year of this Groove Therapy podcast, so I thought it appropriate to change it up slightly by giving the series some new cover art. The usual collage of nine albums that used to make up each episodes cover has run its course. There are now a bunch of other non-descript podcasts who use that same motif, so I wanted to give the cover art a more striking and recognizable look, allowing me to highlight my feature pick for each episode - and for this mix that honor has to go to Missy Elliot who just…
A special episode this week where I select nine classic soul joints, and stack them up with a bunch of Hip Hop and R&B tracks that sample them.
It's been a minute, but the podcast is back with a brand new episode. Kicking off with a selection of bass heavy jams before we go deep into some Latin and Jazz joints. Things heat up as I turn up the tempos and get into a mix that goes back and forth between Disco, Boogie, and House bombs.
On the eve of his first Australian tour, I go through Big Daddy Kane's huge discography. Expect a lot of the classics back to back with the original sample sources.
Keeping this episode uptempo, we kick off with a brand new release from the Haggis Horns before hitting the dancefloor with a heavy selection of Soul and Disco. Bone Thugs & Harmony make a welcome return over a very funky backing track courtesy of Zhu, and Zed Bias takes on a classic Soul II Soul tune.
This week sees a welcome return from Janet Jackson, who has been out of the game for a number of years and has just dropped a new album entitled "Unbreakable". Puff Daddy also makes a return with a curious new release featuring Pharrell. I play joints off Lance Ferguson's latest project Black Feeling, which has just released the third volume in the series covering a stack of funk and soul classics performed by many of Melbourne's finest musicians under a variety of pseudonyms. Further into the show I feature a couple of stella new release 45's from DJ Format who…
A couple of new release Hip Hop albums dropped in these last few weeks, including a totally unexpected solo album from Daddy O of Stetsasonic. Also worth coatching is the new one from Ollie Teeba, who you might know as one half of The Herbaliser. I play the track Eargasms from the album featuring man of the moment Oxygen. I also go back to the nineties in this episode and drop one of the earliest Australia Hip Hop releases from Melbourne's Mammas Funk, which proves it still holds up quite well among other tracks from that era. Minnie Riperton -…
Kicking off this weeks episode with a sublime slice of gospel soul from Shirley Caesar, seeting the mood nicely as the mix continues into some classic mod soul. Things take a turn into the Hip Hop realm as I drop the new 45 from J-Zone who waxes lyrical on the state of the industry. I hover around the late 80's and early 90's before ending with a set of upfront vocal house sure shots.
While most people were infatuated with the brand new Dr Dre release, his cousin Warren G released a great new EP to minimal fanfare. Unlike the Dre album, Regulate... G Funk Era Part II is a natural extension from the iconic G Funk sounds he championed in the late 90s, and a very welcome return to form. Naturally I gravitated towards this release for this weeks opening track, which nicely frames an excursion into some golden era Hip Hop classics before taking the show into deeper eighties soul grooves, before finishing on a stratight up club feel.

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