Another one down…..

December 31, 2010

What a great year it has been, I have never felt so tired after 365 days, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way ūüôā ¬†There hasn’t been¬†much time to just chillout for¬†a whole day and listen to tunes, but music is not everything right ??!! ūüėČ It has been more about wacking a record on here and there and enjoying it at that particular moment.¬† I have attempted¬†a follow up rollocast (#11)¬†on¬†3 occasions but my mixer is totally f**ked and I need to lash out and upgrade, sorry about that. The whole DJing out thing hasn’t happened either,¬†but tbh with you this is the 1st time where I have actually¬†no burning desire.

I still can’t get over the amount of great releases in the past 12 months. The cool thing is that¬†I have bagged a load of things¬†I never expected, spent loads of time researching and discovering artists I never dreamt of, picked up a load of re-edits/rare reissues and some great 2nd hand bits from private sellers.¬†Although the amount of records being produced has¬†decreased and every 2nd release is a¬†limited edition 500 copy pressing, I still think the whole vinyl thing is healthy enough.

I thought I’d¬†do a little run¬†down on¬†some of the¬†finest slices this year. I skipped a few categories so I will make sure some of them are included next time round. Read the rest of this entry »

Lenzman – Take It Back

December 30, 2010

Take It Back is a low key soundtrack styled roller with an infectious vibraphone lick and some deep spoken word samples. A nice way to wrap up 2010 for Lenzman.

DJProducerMC Damu The Fudgemunk is back with his 2nd album of 2010, Supply & Demand.¬†This is a¬†predominately instrumental album that he made especially for his fans. The bonus 7″ was a good look for those lucky enough to get their hands on it……

Random Movement Podcast #16

December 23, 2010

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The monthly Random Movement podcast has reached the 16th edition. This one is probably the strongest so far with a swag of future classics and a nice flow right through. A lovely mix to chill out to over the festive season. Enjoy!

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Hulkhodn Plays Some Jazz

December 23, 2010

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A tidy little selection of some classic jazz cuts by the Colognian beatmaker Hulk Hodn. Perfect background music for that Christmas dinner. BTW why is WHAM! Last Christmas such an anthem here each and every year??!!

The dedicated diggers at Jazzman have blessed up with another wonderful package. This 3 x 7″ gatefold release features 6 offically licensed spiritual jazz gems. If it wasn’t for Gerald Short, Stuart Baker & GP’s previous compilations then I doubt I would have stumbled over this genre. Boomkat’s site summed it up nicely.. This is cerebral music from the soul with progressive and conscious intentions,colourful expressions of musicianship, culture and heritage which were largely ignored by the mainstream…..Gorgeous.

Calibre – Even If…

December 21, 2010

Calibre’s 7th album Even If… has landed and it is worthy of ur hard earned ‚ā¨$¬•¬£. Why you may ask? Simple because it’s Calibre. I¬†am not going¬† to slate him this time round even though the album is not pushing any boundaries nor on par with his stuff from 5 or 10 years ago. But the fact of the matter is that Calibre still manages to pack his music with emotion &¬†stick to his soulful¬†roots (not following any current trends in D&B). His output is always appreciated & I¬†know I would be¬†complaining if he didnt put out another album or stopped making DnB full stop. Standout tracks are All You Want & Gone Away.

Also the initiative to be only able to purchase the cd & vinyl together is something which more DnB labels need to be doing.

GP Presents: Worldwide

December 20, 2010

BBE have a 50% off sale on at the moment, so I took advantage by bagging this compilation of modern day classics. Spacey soul, funk & hip hop joints¬†that have been hand picked and heavily rotated on GP’s Worldwide show.

Lynx & Malibu – Star

December 19, 2010

Lynx has been quiet in 2010, but Star is something that could¬†have easily be mistaken for a¬†track from Reprazent’s New Forms album. High quality, deep & funky¬†D&B¬†out now on¬†Chemical Records new label, Blackout Music. Oh & finally¬†another D&B label¬†put some effort into their packaging (on the same tip as Exit Recordings).

Simon S aka Jazz Chronicles has dropped a couple more unofficial remixes. This time round he has paid tribute to the late and great Guru. DWYCK received a vibrant boogie rerub and Just To Get A Rep is deeper than ever with some tight jazzy drums and melancholic keys.