Kicking off today's podcast with an brand new re-imagining of the Dr Dre classic "Let Me Ride" (Which in itself is a re-imagining of Parliaments "Mothership Connection"). This new version is so epic it runs for 15 minutes in total, riding on a laid back groove that utilises a very cinematic horn arrangement. A brand new release from Mr Lif follows in similar horn laden territory with an interesting eastern European flavoured collaboration with Brass Menazeri. Elsewhere on the show the Black Eyed Peas make a very welcome return to form with a dark street story sampling Eumir Deodato, and…
A brand new year and a promise to try and get these podcasts out more regularly. There is just so much great new music coming out at the moment, and I scratch the surface in this episode with new releases from Statik Selektah, Brasstracks, Musiq Soulchild, B Bravo, Nicole Willis, and Bootsy Collins - and of course the mix is peppered with some all time classics.
It's that time of year where so many great new projects are getting released - So in this episode expect to hear a welcome return from Kamanchi Sly of pioneering Britcore group Hijack. Andy Cooper of Ugly Duckling fame continues his string of very dope but under appreciated releases (I see you homie!). At the other end of the spectrum there have been some real club stompers including an amazing piano laden future house anthem from Marquis Hawkes, Brand new afro soul goodness from The Souljazz Orchestra, and an unexpected excursion into quality electro roots from veteran House producer Boris…
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.
A special bass heavy episode with a rare excursion into drum & bass, ragga, and dancehall - featuring new releases from Goldie, Royalston, Stylo G, DJ Vadim, Joseph Cotton, Goldlink and a bunch more.. and of course done with that usual Groove Therapy flare. It's all about the blends..