Monday, 24 October 2011

NuNorthern Soul Playback - Sunday 23rd October 2011

On Sunday the 23rd October we hosted a session at The Paradise in West London. We asked our good friend Benjamin James Smith to come along with a bag of Sunday selections... he delivered a quality couple of hours of delightful sounds.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Abu Maxim and The Praetorian Steppas [KAT012]

Those busy beavers over at KAT HQ have been bending their ears to find sonic treats and audio treasures to present on that black plastic stuff and boy, have they come up with the goods on this one...

"With 2 tracks that go against the recent KAT grain of straight up edits to add a four to the floor flavour.
Starting things off is 'Sometimes I Get It', a glorious mid-tempo disco houser which strips back Ronnie Laws ‘All For You’ and Marvin Gayes ‘Come Live With Me Angel’ to their bare bones and starts again from scratch. The result is a squelchy bass line, conga led, dance floor smash with modern soul and jazz funk vibes aplenty.
On the flip we have ‘Sweet Love', a slightly more uptempo track again with a disco house feel. A true string-led beast of a track mashing up Bernard Herrmans 'Taxi Driver', Kleer 'Intimate Connection', Marvin Gaye 'Right On' and Herbie Hancock 'Stars' among others. 
Toughened drums underpin a wealth of strings, synths, sultry vocals & keys resulting in a modern day (soul jazz funk disco) houser that will pummel any half decent sound system that lay before it…
Under his Freak Seven ‘guise, support on his recent (and brilliant) Rush Hour release support came flooding in from Andrew Weatherall, Dixon, Ross Allen, Xpress 2 and Dave Clarke to name but a few, Freak Seven is one to watch so keep ‘em peeled!"

With support and reviews already coming in from the following...
Colin Curtis - REVIEW
Moggsy, Elektric Elephant - Both are ace...'Sometimes I Get It' is huge..... one of my fave tracks this year... HEAVY
Kev Beedle, Southport Weekender / Solar Radio - Nice one. Love these tracks !!
Alex Keening, Radio 1 Producer for Gilles Peterson - 'Sometimes I Get It' is a killer.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sunday Afternoon Easy Listening

Bored on a Sunday? Well that's what prompted Phil to jump on the decks and throw down some of his current faves for Sunday afternoon sessions...

Ashley Beedle edits, Ben Smith covers of Crazy P, deep soul vibes from Steve Spacek, choice joints from Joyce Cobb, Bill Withers, Terry Callier plus loads more make for a lazy afternoon of music...

Slight technical issues at the start, but all smooth after that...

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