Thursday, 29 January 2009

Yosaku - Virtual Brasil EP

Nice EP from Californian based Yosaku. He's taken some Brasilian classics and added just enough extra beats to make them relevant for today's dance floors but not taken too much away from the originals
Listen to a couple of clips here

Available from Fat City

Lidget Green Position ft Craig G

Ace video shot in L.A and directed by Carlos De La Vega for the debut single from Lidget Green Position featuring legendary original Juice Crew member Craig"light up the mic for the Symphony" G

Lidget Green Position are an Anglo/American duo (the Anglo part not too far from me, over the Pennines in Bradford)
For more information

Cerebral Vortex/Erik L - Kitty Kat Kaboodle EP

New 12" on Germany's Melting Pot records. 4 tracks of upfront beats with rhymes as well as vocals from, you guessed it, Kissey Asplund
Video below of one of the tracks, Hey Cat

Cerebral Vortex & Kissey Asplund - HeyCat from elayne blyth on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Sisters Love - Give Me Your Love

Made up to find this Soul Train clip on youtube, one of my all time favourite rare grooves. Sisters Love Give Me Your Love on Motown Records.

It's a track I included on my rare groove mix

Monday, 26 January 2009

Magnum Force - Girl You're Too Cool

Thanks to people like Dam Funk there has been a resurgence in interest in early 80's boogie tunes

Girl You're Too Cool taken from Chicago group Magnum Force's 1982 album, Share My Love, is a fine example of this sound

Its Too Cool - Magnum Force

More information on Magnum Force from their myspace

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fly Girls - Tribute to the Female Emcee (Soul Jazz Records)

New compilation on Soul Jazz records chronicling 30 years of female emcees

Vinyl Tracklist


1. JJ Fad - Ya Goin' Down (3.52)
2. Princess MC - Pump Up The Funk (4.06)
3. Nikki Giovanni - Ego Tripping (1.58)

1. Tanya Winley - Vicious Rap (7.11)
2. Sweet Tee - I Got Da Feelin' (4.12)

1. MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha (3.00)
2. Two Sisters - B-Boys Beware (3.40)
3. Cookie Crew - Secrets of Success (3.26)

1. Sequence - Simon Says (6.07)
2. Bahamadia - Paper Thin (4.00)


1. Sparky D - I Can't Stop (3.05)
2. Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love - Ladies First (3.54)
3. Lady B - To The Beat Y'All (5.28)

1. Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo' Praise (4.11)
2. Missy Elliot - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (4.10)
3. Dimples D - Sucker DJ (4.50)

1. She Rockers - Give It A Rest (5.27)
2. Sarah Webster Fabio - Glimpses (4.28)

1. The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B - Jazzy Sensation (9.21)
2. Roxanne Shanté - Bite This (4.32)

Dela - Changes of Atmosphere

New album of jazzy,soulful, golden era hip hop from French/Canadian producer Dela. He has enlisted a stella cast of emcee's and vocalists to do their thing over his beats. Guests include Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, J-Live, Elzhi (Slum Village), Blu, Large Pro and Naledge (Kidz in the Halls)

Listen to samples on his myspace page

Available from FatCity records

Raphael Saadiq ft Teedra Moses - Chic

Played by Benji B on his most recent show, had forgotton how good this track off his Ray Ray album was

Chic ft. Teedra Moses - Raphael Saadiq

Monday, 19 January 2009

Q Tip - Manwomanboogie video

My favourite track off the album. Not matched by the video in my opinion, have a look and decide for yourself

Friday, 2 January 2009