Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Orsii & Fat City's Reggae Parcel

I got a nice little bundle of reggae 7s from Orsii at Fat City in the post this morning so here's all of them. I think it must be the first time anyone has ever requested a mix from me! 

Go and buy all of these tracks here: 

Anthony Red Rose - Gi Mi Di Weed
Anthony Red Rose - Gi Mi Di Weed (Taxi Rhythm)
Foxy Brown - Love Is Where You Can Find It
Foxy Brown - Love Is Where You Can Find It (Version)
Little John - Long Dread Locks
Little John - Long Dread Locks (Version)
Anthony Red Rose - Tempo
Anthony Red Rose - Tempo (Version)
Anthony Red Rose - Electric Chair (Version)
Anthony Red Rose - Electric Chair
Sugar Minott - Know Yourself
Zagu Zarr - Where Must My People Go
Johnny Osbourne - Dub Organizer Part One
Anthony Red Rose - Dub Organizer Part Two
Little John - Say What You're Saying
Little John - Say What You're Saying (Version)
Jah Warrior - Dub From The Heart
Jah Warrior - Heartical Dub
Little John - No One Better
Roots Radics Band - Cuss Cuss
Anthony Red Rose / Vito - Love Trap
Anthony Red Rose / Vito - South Side Ja Riddim 
Steely & Clevie - Fast Car (Version)
Foxy Brown - Fast Car

Monday, 28 March 2011

CDR Birthday Mix

Happy Birthday to 

Total Maddness - The Sounds In Da Air
The Project - Here we go
SL2 - The Noise
Model 500 - The Chase (Express Mix)
Jillian Mendez - Get Up
Nu Colours - Desire (MAW Dub 3)
Nuyorican Soul - Runaway (Armand Van Helden Mongoloids In Space Remix)
Mood II Swing  ft Carol Sylvan - Closer (King Street Moody Club Mix)
MAW - To Be In Love
Jon Cutler feat E-Man - It's Yours
Astro Trax Team feat Shola Phillips - The Energy (Feel the Vibe)
Roberta Flack - Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out (Steve Silk Hurleys House Mix)
The Adventures of Stevie V - Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (David Morales Red Zone Mix)
Shawn Christopher - Another Sleepless Night (Red Zone mix)
Clive Griffin - I'll Be Waiting (Red Zone Dub)
Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend
Chez Damier - Abacus
Bam Bam - Where's Your Child (Suck Mix)
Double Trouble & The Rebel MC - Just Keep Rockin
Easymo - N2
Easymo - Cut And Run

Friday, 25 March 2011

Trip To Space Part Three

The third space themed mix with a large selection from the Nihon Kizuna album. Go and support if you haven't already done so: http://nihonkizuna.bandcamp.com/

Unknown - Space Shuttle Launch
Ryuichi Sakamoto - A Flower Is Not A Flower
∆AIMON - Amen X5
∆AIMON - Pure
ATelecine - A3-21
Hype Williams - Dragon Stout
Ambienteer - Lament
Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey Opening
Unknown - Shuttle Launch From Inside Orbitor
David Bowie – Crystal Japan
∆AIMON - Amen
How to Dress Well - Escape Before The Rain
Nouveaunoise - Japan
How to Dress Well - Date of Birth
Hype Williams - Untitled (And Your Batty's So Round)
Spiritualized - Broken Heart (Instrumental)
Koreless - 4D
Steve Reich Triple Quartet - Tokyo-Vermont Counterpoint
Tatsuki - Mirror in Bologna
Teebs - Japan Field Report (Bonus Beat)
Kper - Chotto
re:ill - We Are Possible
B-Ju - Philly Run (Mux Mool Remix)
Kid Kanevil - One For Tokyo
Paul White - Grimy Light
Pete SasQwax - Aggro A Go Go
Kode 9 - 9 Samurai
Doshy - Space Attack
Nightwave - Hokusai Dream
President Kennedy - Moon Speech
Jono McCleery - Garden

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Fat City Help Japan

Fancy supporting the Japanese Red Cross help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami whilst improving your record collection at the same time? Thought so.

As far I know, they are the only shop doing something for the cause, so until midnight tomorrow (Thursday 24th March), 10% of all sales will be going to charity. So go on and go crazy and clear out their entire reggae collection, pick up those jazz bits at a fraction of their original prices and oh just buy all the funk and disco and soul and hip hop.


And before anyone points it out, yes I know the picture is of the old Manchester shop but that's how I still imagine it.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


I've decided I might start using this site to promote things other than myself again. One day I'm sure I will get a proper focus to it but in the meantime it will still be just as you remember it - all over the place.
Anyway, here is a bit of a roundup of some stuff I've liked recently which isn't me and probably hasn't had anywhere near enough words written about them yet:

First up, a little special edit by Seja Heroi of Marvin Gaye and Svarte Greiner of Ghostly International

And if you haven't been checking his new show on Space Invader, start catching up here:

Jared also turned me onto the great work of the Tundra label. I especially love the Aimon stuff (you'll be hearing more of this off me very soon). 

And check more of their releases here: http://tundradub.bandcamp.com/

Another dj I can never hear enough mixes by is Soul Identity who not only recently did that great mix of my requests (http://www.mixcloud.com/soul_identity/a-mix-for-paul-riley/), but also put this one up the other week and if there was any justice should be getting thousands of listens. 

The final mixcloud comes from Play Jazz Loud who dropped a contribution to the Chris Coco Melodica competition taking in some forgotten classics, bootlegs and choices from the back of the crates.

I don't really know too much about Emay but I stumbled across their stuff through a twitter link and although everyman and his dog is doing beats stuff on free bandcamp downloads these days (http://teaandcakerecords.bandcamp.com/ :)), this really stood out as something a bit different.

Belizian Voodoo Priest is the new project of legendary Chicago dj, friend to the stars and all round good guy Steve 'Miggedy' Maestro of Grooveparlor TV / House It Out Fridays fame. So far he has put up a couple of disco edits and a monster techno track. All are pretty much essential.

I heard the other day that Odyssey are coming back with a new album produced by YamWho? which on paper looks like the best thing since..... well everything else YamWho? has done really. Anyway, as part of the package, the classic Inside Out is being remixed and I loved hearing all the separate parts to this.


The first release for Glasgow's ALLCAPS label is apparently imminent but before that comes the debut from one of its members, Koreless. Move quick on this as it's limited to 300 copies but I can recommend buying from bleep as you get the mp3s free. 

A new mix by Svpreme Fiend exclusively of his own productions is definitely worth investigating: http://www.urb.com/2011/03/11/burnin-up-svpreme-fiend/

The Nihon Kizuna compilation has been blogged a lot but it's for a good cause and the music is so good you should buy it regardless. 

And finally, some new stuff by friends connected to my favourite label (or is it now my second favourite http://teaandcakerecords.bandcamp.com/), Svetlana Industries.  Bnjmn's album is finally out now on Rush Hour and he has done the latest mix for Little White Earbuds podcast: http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/podcast/lwe-podcast-77-bnjmn/

8Bitch has changed her name to Nightwave and not only has a track on the Japan relief Nihon Kizuna compilation, but also dropped her first ever live set for hyponik featuring some forthcoming material

Brickwall Brigade follow up their excellent remix of Brotto with another airhorn masterpiece,  taking on the new FaltyDL track.


And to round this all off, Piece Of Shh (aka one half of Brickwall Brigade), has just released the latest free single on Svetlana Industries; Diablo Riddim Remixed with Nightwave, Headshotboyz and Bunny On Acid on duties. 

If you enjoy the Bunny On Acid mix, you will be pleased to know, we have also got him in to do some work for teaandcakerecords too so keep 'em peeled.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Fresh Is The Word

The hip house and big beat revival starts here. Then ends as soon as this is over.

LL Cool J - Three The Hard Way
M.I.A. / Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb
Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word
Masters At Work  - Justa "Lil" Dope 
Kenny Dope Presents The Mad Racket - Supa (Deep In Brooklyn Mix)
Masters At Work  - Blood Vibes (The Kenny "Dope" Remix)
Beastie Boys - The Maestro
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate Rock (JStar JS18 Edit)
Mr. Vegas - Dicky Dicky / Simon Says (J. Rocc Edit)
Depth Charge - Shaolin Buddha Finger
Ragga Twins - Juggling
Ragga Twins - The Killing
Double Trouble & The Rebel MC - Just Keep Rockin'
Hardnoise - Untitled (Instrumental)
The Dust Brothers - Dust Up Beats
Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder (Fast Eddie Mix)
Congress - 40 Miles
Slo Moshun - Bells Of NY (House 2 House)
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Get on the Dancefloor (Original 12" Gayle 'Sky' King Remix)
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
Clipse - Mr Me Too (Rustie Club Edit)
Dopplereffekt - Master Organism
The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance)

A Lttle Bit Of Drums, A Little Bit Of Bass

I don’t think I’ve ever done a d’n’b mix before so this might not be anything outstanding.
Some new bits, some old classics. Almost all big names but hopefully not always their big obvious hits.
Special thanks to Guinness for the tip on the Exit Records compilation.

Rob Dougan – Clubbed To Death (Peshay Remix)
A Guy Called Gerald – Final Call
Source Direct – Complexities
Genotype – Justice Over Law
Genotype – Above Politics
Björk – Cover Me (Dillinja Mix)
Skream – Motorway
A Guy Called Gerald – Fever (Or A Flame) (Featuring Wendy Page)
Special Forces – Something Else… (The Bleeps Tune)
Photek – Hybrid
Commix – City Section
Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Solar Feelings
Chameleon – Close Your Eyes
PFM – Love & Happiness
LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (I Need You)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Melodica DJ Competition

I kind of imagined the start of this as a sunsetter vibe, moving into some deep house bits and then some (perhaps long forgotten but) classic Blue Room Tunes from '03.

Jhelisa - Friendly Pressure (Quiet Storm Mix)
Willis - Paper & Stone (Brooks' Paper Cut Remix)
Charles Webster - Ready (Herbert's Steady Dub) 
Terry Callier - Love Theme From Spartacus (Zero 7 Remix)
Ben Watt feat. Estelle and Baby Blak - Pop A Cap In Yo' Ass (Full Mix) (Outspoken Part 1)
Seelenluft - Manilla (Ewan Pearson Remix)
The Vanden Plas - Santa Margerita

I Never Felt More Like Singin' the Blues...

I thought I'd hedge my bets that Orsii wouldn't be that impressed with the last mix she inspired so I thought I'd try something else out of my comfort zone and attempt another style she loves - blues although she will hate this as it also goes a bit soul and country and calypso later on.

Mattie May Thomas - Dangerous Blues
Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night
Henry Thomas - Fishing Blues
Robert Petway - Catfish Blues
Howlin' Wolf - Evil (Is Going On)
Robert Johnson - Travelling Riverside Blues
B.B. King - The Thrill is Gone
Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie [No. 1]
Slim Harpo - Strange Love
Lightnin' Slim - It's Mighty Crazy
Jimmy Rogers - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine                 
Bettye Lavette - Let Me Down Easy
Count Lasher - Talking Parrot
Little Milton - Packed Up And Took My Mind
The Enchanters - I Wanna Thank You
Lonnie Mack - Why
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
Pete Molinari - Look What I Made Out Of My Head Ma

Sunday, 6 March 2011

It's Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy

Inspired by Orsii to do something a bit out of the comfort zone, here's something a bit soothing for a Sunday morning

Freddie Hubbard - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Yusef Lateef - Mystique
Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango
The Cinematic Orchestra - Familiar Ground (Solid Steel Version)
Bill Evans - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
The Ahmad Jamal Trio - Stolen Moments
Mark Murphy - Stolen Moments (Midnight Mood Rework)
Sambrasa Trio - Nem O Mar Sabia
Dizzy Gillespie - Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
Ray Barretto - Soul Drummers
Dee Felice Trio - Nightingale
Don Alfio and Perez Prado - Circle

Saturday, 5 March 2011

House (and other bits and bobs) It Out Friday 4.3.11

Another mix inspired by GrooveparlorTV's House It Out Friday shows ustreamed as an unofficial warm up show for 45-60 mins before Paula and Steve's show. 

Follow for more of my shows here: 

Soft House Company - What You Need...
Aly-Us - Follow Me
Urban Soul - Alright (Club Mix)
Victor Romeo ft Leatrice Brown - Love Will Find A Way 
Janet Rushmore - Joy (Smacked Up Club)
Todd Terry Presents The Countdown - No Way
This Ain't Chicago - Ride The Rhythm
Todd Terry Project - Weekend
Soul II Soul - Pleasure Dome (Tuff Jam's Pleasure Dub & UVM Dub)
Voices Of Life - The Word Is Love (Say The Word) (Silk's Anthem Of Life)
Soul II Soul - I Care (Soul II Soul) (Nu Soul Klub)
Rosie Gaines - Closer (MK Remix)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

teaandcakerecords 001: Brotto - Grassland EP

Well here it finally is, the little project me and Tim teaandcake have been working on since September last year. I think the one thing I can now say with some certainty and authority is everything takes a lot longer than you would imagine, even for a very small idea like this.

Admittedly, if we had rushed out something sooner using the early demos we picked up on soundcloud and the first rough drafts Brotto sent us around November, we would not have been doing it with music we could wholeheartedly put up our hands and say truthfully say that this is very strong stuff and we have become passionate about working with this guy so that more people can share in this music and give it the audience it justifies. Thankfully now we can. 

I don't want to blow our own trumpets too much and anyone who knows anything about me would know how much I can downplay something that is in fact special so for me to say that we were shocked at just how good these tracks are and that it was actually a privilege for us to be working with Brotto, you know I'm being genuine. 

The fact that we were able to rope in some good friends, more seasoned professionals in the industry (and I don't think they come much more seasoned than the likes of Charlie Dark who we owe a huge debt of gratitude for his input and words of wisdom and support) who also spotted that these tracks were strong told us it wasn't just us getting caught up with the moment and getting carried away with it all. 

And whilst we are on thanks, shouts also to Goran Piece Of Shh for delivering us a superb remix, to BNJMN for the kind words of encouragement,  to Svpreme Fiend and DJ Contakt for their work behind the scenes for us and to Amelia putmeonit for the last minute tips (you saved us there :) ) and those are just my thanks, I'm sure Tim would also big up more.

So anyway, I think the experience for us has been a pretty steep learning curve, things we never really considered back when it started but the phrase "it's ok, we'll play it by ear" must have been said at least a hundred times yet still we've managed to make it to release day. 

I really hope you enjoy this.