Monthly Archives: December 2012

WWHD’s Favourite Mixes of 2012

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Marc Mac – Dusty Disco Crates

I think this is what I’ve listened to the most this year. Incredible selection of disco breaks that have been tweaked and edited especially for this mix.

Red Alert – The Thank You Mix (The last 98.7 Kiss FM show)
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The legendary Kool DJ Red Alert goes out the right way on his last show for Kiss FM.

Kon’s Edits mix for Gilles Peterson

This is the second mix Kon’s done for Peterson’s show where he plays some of his remixes (edits?) done from the original multitracks. Looking forward to hearing more of these gems in 2013.

Little Big Things Mixtape – Personify, Froz One and Case Bloom

The Little Big Things crew play all 45s on this… good stuff!

Big Fun In The Big Town – Monk One

A great mix done to coincide with the DVD release of the classic documentary Big Fun In The Big Town.

Funkmaster Flex’s Chris Lighty tribute on Hot 97

Flex plays tribute to Chris Lighty, someone who’s had a hand in hip hop culture from the genesis of BDP to 50 Cent’s Vitamin Water.

Questlove at the Boiler Room – Roots plays Dilla

There’s an abundance of Dilla mixes but this one’s different – Questlove plays The Roots doing Dilla covers. If you like the album they did of Dilla Joints then you’re going to like this.

Fine Time – Wax On

Wax On’s put a selection of mid 70s AOR/blue eyed soul on this one. There’s a few ‘yacht rock’ orientated mixes out there but this one is definitely off the beaten path.

Matthew Africa plays Seven Inches

Premium funk and soul from Matthew Africa. O-Dub has a tribute post here which pays tribute far more eloquently that I could do.

Superix – Nile Rodgers

Southern Hospitality have done so many good mixes this year (check out their archive) but I’ve picked this one from Superix focusing on Nile Rodgers’ work. Essential listening.

Caught in the Middle of a Three Way Mix – Moneyshot, Cheeba and DJ Food

The Beastie Boys’ Paul Boutique gets broken down to it’s original samples… I was going to do a mix of Beastie Boys breaks this year but this put me off.

Nerd Is Bond – Mr Thing

Mr Thing blessed us with a new mix of original breaks from a load of rap hits. This makes you want to go out and buy old records.

Soul Sisters Stand Up – Skratch Bastid and The Gaff

All female soul and funk – brilliantly put together. Premium stuff!

Breakin Bread Radio Show – Best of 2012

Skeg, Steve The Sleeve and J-Squared pick through the year’s releases and revisit the cream in this show. This is always an end of year highlight.

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Beatmaster Wright’s Ill Behaviour Show – Xmas Special

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DJ Beatmaster Wright’s Ill Behaviour Show on Base FM in Auckland recently had it’s Christmas special, playing festive raps and beats plus giving the new Season’s Beatings mix it’s first airing. Guaranteed fun!

P.S. I should’ve picked Gremlins as my festive film.

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J-Squared & Hudson: Season’s Beatings 5 – Boxing Day Leftovers

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Our good friend Beatmaster Wright asked myself and J-Squared to do a little Christmas mix for his Ill Behaviour radio show on Base FM in Auckland, New Zealand. Somehow this has evolved into the fifth volume of our series of Xmas mixes with tracks from The Soulful Strings, Kanye West, Peggy Lee, Trick Daddy, 2 Live Crew and plenty more. The download and mixcloud links are down below and you’ll be able to check out Beatmaster’s Xmas special on his Mixcloud page soon (it sounded like there was some rowdy fun going on in the studio).

You can check out the other four volumes here too. Happy Holidays!

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Tracklist:

  • Intro – BBC 1 – Boxing Day 1967
  • Sleigh Ride – The Soulful Strings
  • Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – Beginning of the End
  • Christmas at Riverside Drive – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
  • Christmas Shout Outs – B Boy Records
  • My Christmas Bells – Hard Call Xmas
  • Get Down Santa – The Jive Turkeys
  • Kissin’ Claus – Oddisee
  • Let’s Get It Together This Christmas – The Harvey Averne Band
  • All I Want For Christmas – Ini Kamoze
  • Christmas Rules Everything Around Me (DJ Wax On Remix) – Wu Tang Clan
  • All I Need is Love – Cee Lo
  • Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West
  • Ain’t No Santa – Trick Daddy
  • All I Want for Christmas (Is Somebody Else) – The Pharcyde
  • Ho Ho Ho – Georgie Fame
  • Jing Jing A Ling – Honey & The Bees
  • Jingle Bells – Jose Feliciano
  • Christmas Time Is Here – Mayer Hawthorne
  • Happy Holidays – Peggy Lee
  • Purple Snowflakes – Marvin Gaye
  • Holiday Madness -Kam
  • Christmas Spliff – Poison Clan
  • Merry, Merry Christmas – Alton & The I Licks
  • Soul Santa – Funk Machine
  • Rappin Christmas – Cold Crew
  • How We Kick It On Christmas – Snoop Dogg ft. Kokane
  • Xmas Time – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah