A couple cheeky edits that have surfaced on 7″, with only 300 copies being pressed. Lets hope a few other bits from the mix surface too…

Fake Blood – Used Volume 6

November 24, 2011


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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Until recently, I never knew there was a 7″/45 of this…god bless the bay as I found what seems to be a stone cold mint copy from 1970. This is possibly one of my all time favourite soul tunes & I even played this at my wedding. A thick Axelrod production with absolutely sweeeeeet vocals from Lou Rawls. A classic in my books. Love!!

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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v1 / v2 / v3 / v4 / v5

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…..

Onur Engin has taken the re-edit world by storm the last 6 months, releasing a handful of slices on various labels. Up next on his schedule is a 12″ on the naughty little GAMM label from Sweden. The a side he has touched up the Freddie Hubbard’s classic Sunflower and on the flip he has taken on some ultra rare boogie joint that you ain’t ever gonna stumble over 2nd hand. Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention his flexin’ edit of Bill Summers’ Come Into My Life that was released last month, so make sure you bag that too…

You should know this one due to the big Pete Rock sample and because its appeared on a few compilations recently. I am completely unsure where the instrumental version came from (Ambassadors Theme) but its on the B Side of this reissue. Unofficial or legit is sounds pretty damn good. Maximum respect to the soul lovers down Austria’s Record Shack.


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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