Fake Blood – Used Volume 6

November 24, 2011

v6

I snuck v5 into the last posting … but yesterday Volume 6 landed on the almighty soundcloud, so I thought it would be wise to shine some more blogging light on these exceptional mixes. The blog has taken a back seat for the mo’ , as I just moved and life is a little hectic. Please bare with me as once the dust settles I should be able to gain enough momentum to resurrect the podcast series and catch up on some wax from the last weeks. I’ll do my best thats for sure….

Slice of Spice records in conjunction with Underboss Entertainment have pulled this mix out after recently raiding the Lord Finesse vaults. The funk soul brother has dropped an ecentric selection of breaks, samples and simply just good music. If your gonna buy a mix CD this year then I would recommend this …….

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Freddy Fresh put these books together a few years ago & they are basically a comprehensive guide for any beat digger who needs some assistance with sample sources. I used to rely on sites like Encyclopedia Breakanica, The Breaks or just mix tapes from my favorite DJs for education but now I have these!!! The Re:Sampling Dictionary is ordered by the original artists that were sampled (eg. James Brown) & the Sampling Dictionary is by the actual artist that sampled someone else (eg. The Pharcyde). These books are pretty mind blowing and although they don’t have everything, I will definitely be packing them when I hit any record fairs or 2nd hand stores in the future. There are only a small amount remaining that Freddy brought back with him from a recent trip to Japan, so hit him up ASAP to secure a copy …  freddy@freddyfresh.com

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DJ Touché (from The Wiseguys fame) AKA Fake Blood has laced the world with 5 killer breaks mixes. Essential listening for those that like digging in the crates. Class is in session…..

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I just returned from a little work related getaway this week in Luxemburg. I really like this city/country, but it’s not really somewhere you would put on your list of places to go on holidays. Unfortunately we were on a tight schedule so I didn’t have time to go diggin’ in the crates. We basically spent all our the time in workshops, at restaurants soaking up french red wine or chilling in the hotel bar downing caipi’s. As I am a conditioned father who wakes up early, I managed to hit the gym almost each day. These 2 Cut Chemist mixes were found on my iphone and were on constant rotation for the entire time when I was working out. Nuttin’ but bare classics that you know, love & ain’t heard in years!!!

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Local reissue label Sonorama pay tribute to the late & great Deutscher jazzman Peter Herbolzheimer, with a seriously brilliant 14 track compilation of unreleased cuts. It was all produced between 1970 and 1975 in Cologne and Munich with legendary musicians from his explosive band Rhythm Combination & Brass. There is loads of brass action, open drums, a sprinkle of latin flavour plus a heavy dose of soul & funk. Exceedingly good.

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A 5 year old rare groove mix from Kanzulu that just went to air on BTS Radio. Listen.

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Thankfully the days are slowly getting longer, so I thought I’d kick start your week with this epic multi genre mix. This is up there with Coldcut’s 74 Minutes of Madness and one of the finest essential mixes ever. Big ups to the Pipomixes for posting this and of course The Psyconauts . Fresh from ’96!!

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Andrew Meza’s BTS radio show is back on the air and Eric Lau took control by laying down a special guest mix that coincides with his tour of Japan and South Korea. Make sure you get your pre-order on for his latest instrumental offering Quadrivium that drops 2mrw on Killawatt.

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Happy Birthday 8th Birthday to The Get Back in Las Vegas !!! The yearly promo mix has landed and let me tell you that round 7 it is an extremely good one. The CD consists of  the usual10-15 minute  mixes from each DJ, recorded live at the  GB over the last year, it’s arranged and packaged so you get the whole mix tape feeling with the live vibe to boot. Residents John Doe & Phoreyz mixes are tight as always. Guests on this one are DJ Day, King Most, Nu Mark from J5 and the soul brother DJ Haircut aka Mayer Hawthorne.