Saturday, 24 December 2011

A big ol sack of tunes

Here are some tunes to soundtrack the festive break. Some feel good soul and funk.

Lyn Taitt - Soul Food
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Lee Fields - Mighty Mighty Love
The Jackson 5 - Darling Dear
The Keith Mansfield Orchestra - Soul Thing
The Mar-Keys - Last Night
LaVern Baker - See See Rider
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
Soloman Burke - If You Need Me
Alice Russell - Hurry On Now
Idigo Jam Unit - Be
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
David Axelrod - The Leading Citizen
Johnny Harris - Give Peace A Chance
Jimmy McGriff - The Bird Wave
Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis - Let's Get It On

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Zentrip 10 *Special Edition*

This is the sound of a summers day spent in that field. You were dozing on and off, waking only briefly. It all got a bit blissed out and hazy, like the time you were basking in the after that party, like floating in a dream. The tenth edition of my Zentrip series is a special one. It's extra long and the good folk at Mixcloud have taken off the 100mb limit just in time. My Zentrip mixes have become the most popular of the mixes I've shared with the cloud and I'm happy about that because I put a lot of my heart and soul into them. So thanks everyone for listening, I hope you continue to enjoy them.

Thank you

Colleen - What Is A Componium? Part 1

Wesseltoft Schwarz - Kammermusik
Nicolas Jaar - Balance Her In Between Your Eyes
Active Child - Playing House ft. How to Dress Well (Chad Valley Remix)
Schlohmo - Places (Yours Truly Remix)
How to Dress Well - Can't See My Own Face
The Oscillation - Shake Your Dreams Awake 
Crimea X - Varvara (Bjorn Torske Remix)
Ulrich Schnauss - Between Us And Them
Sun Glitters - Outside (reprise)
Chad Valley - Fast Challenges
Lindstrom -Grand Ideas
Flying Lotus - Massive Attack/Vibeangel Mix1
Flying Lotus - MmmHmm ft Thundercat (BBC Radio 1 session)
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Aloutte
Mudd - Summer in the Wood
Mara Hruby - The Panties
Brian McBride - Toil Theme Part 1
Donny Hathaway - A Song For You
Fatima - Mind
Floating Points - Esthian III
Fatima - Innervisions
Lester Young Trio - The Man I Love
Joanna Newsom - Esme
Pleasure - Tune In
J Dilla ft Robert Glasper & Zynzelay - Dilla*Shine

Thursday, 13 October 2011

D'Angelo Treats

DJ Ameldabee put together this sick collection of D'Angelo rarities, b-sides, and unreleased joints. Its not the same collection that I got hold of over the weekend but I think it has most of the ones from it plus others I’ve got from elsewhere.

Don't worry I'll post the other collection I have too because this doesn't include the 10 minute sticky funk joint Go Back 2 The Thing!

1. D’Angeloduction
2. Brandy : Baby (D’Angelo And Baby Fro Uptown Remix)
3. Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (Primo Two Way Street Mix, Def Squad Rx)
4. Brown Sugar" (Alternate Version, Soul Inside 808 Mix, Remix Ft. Kool G Rap)
5. Lady (CJ Mackintosh Mix, Primo Remix Featuring AZ, Live Version)
6. Cruisin’ (Wet Remix, Dallas Austin Remix, Live Version)
7. A Tribe Called Quest : Crew (Yeah, That’S D Playing The Keys Here)
8. Vertical Hold Featuring D’Angelo : Pray
9. Angie Stone For Devox Featuring D’Angelo : Everyday
10. D’Angelo & Erykah Badu : Your Precious Love (Marvin Gaye Cover)
11. The Boys Choir Of Harlem Featuring D’Angelo : Overjoyed
12. I Found My Smile Again
13. Black Men United Featuring Boyz II Men, D’Angelo, … : Will Know
14. Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (Eddie Kendricks’ Cover)
15. Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Roy Ayers’ Cover)
16. The Roots Featuring D’Angelo The ‘Notic + The Hypnotic + The Spark
17. BB King Featuring D’Angelo : Ain’T Nobody Home
18. Live Sweet Sticky Thing + I’M So Glad You’Re Mine + Heaven Must Be Like
19. Gza Featuring D’Angelo : Cold World Remix
20. Method Man Featuring D’Angelo : Break Ups 2 Make Ups
21. Slum Village Featuring D’Angelo : Tell Me
22. Common Featuring D’Angelo : Geto Heaven Part Two
23. Lauryn Hill Featuring D’Angelo : Nothing Else Matters
24. Left And Right Featuring Method Man And Redman (Red Astaire Version)
25. Devil’s Pie (DJ Premier’S Raw Mix, 45 King’S Remix, Red Astaire Version)
26. Africa (Acoustic Version + LP Version)
27. Spanish Joint (Acoustic Version + LP Version)
28. She’S Always In My Hair (Prince’s Cover)
29. Raphael Saadiq Featuring D’Angelo : Be Here
30. The Roots Featuring D’Angelo : Break You Off (Original Mix)
31. D’Angelo, Femi Kuti And Macy Gray, The Soultronics, … : Water Get No Enemy
32. Roy Hargrove Featuring D’Angelo : I’Ll Stay (Funkadelic’s Cover)
33. Sing A Simple Song Featuring Isaac Hayes And Chuck D (Sly & The Family Stone)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Let The Funk Flow

Bringing you another slab of funk. Check the Wu Tang cover to kick things off, a track off the soundtrack to the first ever American black porn film from the funky drummer Bernard Purdie, a brass band cover of Good Life and much more.... 

Let the funk flow by On The 1 on Mixcloud

Shimmy Shimmy Ya El Michels Affair1
Let The Funk Flow  Epmd2
I Need A Dollar (Steely Chan's J Cusack Remix)  Aloe Blacc3
Bobski 2000  Galatic4
I Got You, Man  The Sweet Vandals5
Plane Of Illusions  Johnny Griffith6
My Gorilla Is My Butler  Sly & The Family Stone7
Hap'nin  Bernard Purdie8
Can't Stop  Rh Factor9
Good Life  Brassroots10
Brusseleiro  74 Miles Away11
Feel The Beat (The Revenge Edit) Johnny Adams12
I Am Somebody Glenn Jones13
Humpin’ The Gap Band14
Let The Ozone Take Your Mind  Ozone15
When You're Standing On The Top  The Super 3

Friday, 16 September 2011

Zero Point Field

I did this one on the fly the other night

Zena Dejonay - I've Got To Find A Way (Dub Version)
Femme En Fourrure - Plump Bisquit
Fukkk Off - Brain Rock (Body Language Remix
Hackman - More Than Ever (Jamie Grind Remix)
Cobblestone Jazz - Chance Dub
Steve Moore - Zero-Point Field
Underground Resistance - Deep Space 9(A Brother Runs This Ship)
Protect-U - Double Rainbow
Steve Moore - Zero-Point Field
The Nova Dream Sequence - Dream 15
Jonathan Kusuma - Days Are Numbered
Brassica - New Jam City
Floating Points - Truly
3 Chairs - Roots of Detroit
Theo Parrish - Dark Patterns
Truby Trio - The Swingin' Feel             
Thievery Corporation - Universal Highness
Bab & Rolando 808 - Mas que Nada    

Monday, 29 August 2011

Zentrip 9....Bank Holiday special

This one is perfect for the morning after the night before or simply relaxing on your bank holiday monday/weekend/day off.
There's two gorgeous covers by Mara Hruby, another of a Moodymann track, pure class from Rotary Connection and The Gap Band (love that track so much). It ends on a bit of a euphoric tip with Prince on the outro.

mara hruby - send it on

atjazz - one ft amalia
erykah badu - cleva
mara hruby - alright
cro magnon - black mahgoni
arthurs landing - love dancing
rotary connection - love has fallen on me
rotary connection - hangin round the bee tree
the gap band - yearning for your love
barrington levy - the vibes is right
jupiter tuning center - mini jass
fatima - red light
robert owens - step inside the moment
ulrich schnauss - as if you've never been away
prince - the other side of the pillow (live)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Summer 2011

Summer is here that means I've got to put some mixes together to listen to whilst enjoying the sun and good company. Once again there's two parts.

The first part

marvin gaye - life is now in session
raphael saadiq - the perfect storm ft larry graham
marley marl - hummin ft roy ayers
cro magmon - midnight magic ft roy ayers
nicola conte - fuco fatuo
situationists - digital love
rebirth brass band - feel like funkin it up
the hot 8 brass band - what's my name?
snoop - who am I?(what's my name?)
freedie joachim - all i need
fredie joachim - l & h
gap band - oops upside your head

 second part

Hamilton Bohannon - can you feel it
Roy Ayers - Liquid Love
Patrice Rushen - Kickin Back
Sly and the Family Stone - Spaced Cowboy
Jimi Hendrix - rainy day dream away
Shafiq Husayn - lil girl ft Fatima
SBTRK - wildfire
Cro Magnon - black mahogani
Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact
Dam Funk - 10 West
Cro Magnon - technologystolemyvinyl
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Window Shopping
The Gap Band - Yearning for your love
Weldon Irvine - Morning Sunrise
Alice Russell - Crazy
Ella Fitzgerald - one for my baby

Thursday, 23 June 2011

SBTRKT Album - Listen NOW!

The hotly tipped album out Monday 27 June is now available to hear in its entirety. Let's hope they play Brixton soon.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Zentrip 8

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Number 8 in the Zentrip series, a bit of an introspective feel. I hope you like it.

Hidden Orchestra - Strange
Bilal - Levels Log0s (KenBts. remix ft Chris Dave)
Dimlite - Doze
Mountains - Telescope
James Blake - limit to your love
Jose James - Vicadin
Gil Scott Heron - Running
James Blake - Wilhelms Scream
How To Dress Well - Ready for The World
Philippe Edison - G & W
PJ Harvey - Dear Darkness
Christopher O'Reilly - Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jose James - Coltrane Dear Alice
Thundercat - For Love I Come

Monday, 30 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

The great man has and will always be one of my inspirations and got me into spoken word. His music has never been far from my stereo. Most recently its been his 1982 album Moving Targets. I saw him at Somerset House last year. I'm not going to write much, many people have written eloquently about the charismatic pioneering activist, poet and musician. I'm not even going to put together a mix or compilation because again, there are many already. So instead here's a run down of the ones I've found:

The fantastic Six Million Steps JJ Smoking Sessions series did a GSH mix this time in 2009, it has music and interview snippets. If you want to find out about the man as well as his music listen here Six Million Steps Streaming and download both available.


Video interview by one of his friends in London on The Guardian site;

Following the release of I'm New Here;


This link has all parts of the BBC  documentary that was part of the Legends series:


This is a beautiful commentary on the man and his music using extensive quotes of his poems and songs:

Patrick Forge reflects on the great man:

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Zentrip series so far...

I thought I'd do a round up of all my Zen Trip series so far. For late nights, Sunday mornings or any time you need some relaxing vibes.

This is a playlist of all Zentrips so far.

Zentrip 1
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Bugge Wesseltoft - Heim
The Cinematic Orchestra - Dawn
Funki Porcini - Sleepy
9 Lazy 9 - Very Gently
Peace Orchestra - The Man Part One
DJ Krush - Coffee Talk
Tosca - Doris Dub
Thievery Corporation - One
Waldeck - It Comes from You
Miles Davis/Bill Laswell - He Loved Him Madly
Boozoo Bajou - Barkensignal
Lonnie Liston Smith - Floating Through Space
Boards of Canada - Wildlife Analysis
Fridge - Harmonics
Tosca - Pearl Off

Zentrip 2
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Nightmares on Wax - I Am You 
Thievery Corporation - Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes

Boozoo Bajou - Same Sun 
Bob Holroyd - Adrift in Kerala

Boozoo Bajou - Tonschraube 
Desmond Williams - Theme from a Dream

Peace Orchestra - Domination 
Koop - Glomd
Fat Freddy's Drop - Ernie
Nightmares on Wax - You Wish
Jazzanova ft. Paul Randolph - Dial a Cliche
Thievery Corporation - Until the Morning

Mudd - Children & Fire
Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Love Is The Answer 

Zentrip 3
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1. Husky Rescue - Good Man
2. Mum - Green grass of tunnel
3. Husky Rescue - New light of tomrrow
4. Mouse on Mars - Download Sofist
5. AIM - The girl who fell through the ice
6. Roberta Flack - Killing me softly with his song
7. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Mysteries
8. Yann Tiersen - La valse d'amelie (orchestra version)
9. Pink Floyd - come in number 51, your time is up
10. Jerry Garcia - Love scene
11. Pink Floyd - unknown song
12. Fink - pills in my pocket
13. Cinematic Orchestra - Burn out
14. Michael Andrews - Philsophy of time travel
15. Four Tet - Castles made of sand
16. Jimi Hendrix - Rainy day dream away

Zentrip 4
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Zentrip 5

Zentrip 6

Zentrip 7
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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Zentrip 7

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This one starts as it means to go on in the stellar regions. It seems completely natural to me for it go from jazz to ambient like tracks. I hope you find it as relaxing I do.

John Coltrane - Stellar Regions
Skalpel - Flying Officer

Les McCann - Doin That Thing
Indigo Jam Unit - Blue
Erik Truffaz - Indigo
Patrice Rushen - Before The Dawn
Billie Holiday - Crazy They Call Me
Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale - breathing under water
Entheogenic - Aranyanyara
Entheogenic - Pagan Dream Machine (vibrasphere remix)
Ulrich Schnuass - Between Us and Them
Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale - Abyss
Karunesh - Bombay Pure

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Spring is here

Husky Rescue - sunset drive
Sun Glitters - outside (reprise)
Ulrich Schnauss - ...passing by
Asha Puthli - space talk
Roy Ayers - the boogie back
Leroy Hutson - closer to the source
Isley Brothers - that lady (part 1 & 2)
Indigo Jam Unit - 2x2
Alphabeat - digital love
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Bukom Mashie
Granville Williams Orchestra - Hi Life
King Tubby - king tubby dub
The Crew/Vaughan Mason - bounce, rock, skate,roll
Charme - georgy porgy
Nuyorican Soul - makes your nature rise
Ronnie Laws - momma

do do do!

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Carte Blanche - Do! Do! Do! (Strip Steve Jacked Up Remix)
Hackman - Made Up My Mind (Hodge's Undecided Mix)
Eli Escobar - Love Thing Pt. 2 (DJ Mehdi Club Mix)
Mathias Schaffhaeuser - Moenk Moenk
Om Unit - Prawn Cocktail
V.I.V.E.K - Talking Shadows
Mala - Don't Let Me Go
Soulphiction - Midnight Funk Infinity
Theo Parrish - Chemistry
Jamie Woon - Night Air 
Floating Points - People's Potential
The Bug - Poison Dart (Prefuse 73 Broke Moog Version)
Untold - Fly Girls
Detroit Grand Pubahs - Plasticine Gene         
Les Rythmes Digitales - Ormalite
Ricardo Villalobos - what you say is more than I can say (edit)

Thursday, 21 April 2011


The Mars Volta - Son et Lumiere/Inertiatic ESP
Mogwai - Glasgow Mega Snake
Dorian Concept - Mesh beam Splitter
Actress - Supreme Cunnilingus
Flying Lotus - Pickled!
Acoustic Ladyland - Sport Mode
Flying Lotus - Zodiac Shit
Dorian Concept - Feehanded Monkey
Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane
Dorian Concept - Trilingual Dance Sexperience
Bjork - Pluto
Karma to Burn - Twenty Eight
Acoustic Ladyland - Death by Platitude
Low - Monkey
Flying Lotus - Arkestry
Ornette Coleman - Space Jungle
Flying Lotus - Drips/Auntie's Harp
Mogwai - Friend of the Night
Actress - Bubble Butts and Equations
Desert Sessions 7 - Interpretive Reading