Back in the mid 90s I got DJ Muro’s King of Diggin’ mixtape and it blew my mind – it was a mix of rare original samples that had been sampled on hip hop records using only original pressings – no compilations, no bootlegs. This was back when there was no internet, no youtube, no whosampled, so the effort put in to get these records was pretty astounding.
What I’ve done is a tribute to Muro’s tapes and others like it from Kon & Amir and Ken Sport where I mix up original samples (and some unused gems) that I’ve found over the years from scouring through car boot sales, charity shops and thrift stores worldwide. Expect to hear the originals from people like MF Doom, Kanye, De La, 9th Wonder and so much more… here it is – Car Boot Adventures aka Oxfam Jams aka Chazza Shop Gold!
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I got together recently with my dear friend J Squared to do a special podcast for Breakin Bread where we basically went in and played a load of records – things we like from all genres. Music from Organized Konfusion, Solange, Adrian Younge, Graham Nash, Jay-Z… there’s over 70 tracks on here! This was so much fun to do and hopefully you’ll enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed making it.
Big, big shout out to Skeg, Steve The Sleeve and the Breakin Bread fam (who are going to be celebrating their 15th year in October – click for details) and of course J Squared – we definitely kept it one hundo on this!
The full track list is available on Mixcloud and on the podcast info on iTunes.
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Tagged breakin bread, funk, hip hop, jazz, london, mixcloud, podcast, pop, rap, soul
I like lists, especially end of year lists and one I look forward to checking out is the Breakin Bread Show‘s end of year special. Skeg, Steve The Sleeve and J-Squared select the best hip hop, funk, soul, disco and lots more from what’s been a very good year for music. As ever with the Breakin Bread crew, the selection is wide and varied including Aloe Blacc, Joyce, Rick Ross, Virgil Howe, Janelle Monae, The Hollies, Roc Marciano… all sorts of stuff – but one thing I’ve got to say (in the style of that funny looking 80s dude with the big nose) – WOT, NO KANYE?
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My brother from another J-Squared did a set at the recent design networking event by Glug London which was recorded and given away in goodie bags to the attendees – nice! You can grab the mix here.
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Also, I recommend subscribing to Breakin Bread’s Radio Podcast where you can catch J-Squared alongside Steve The Sleeve and Skeg playing the latest and the greatest twice monthly.
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Tracklist for GlugLondon mix:
ghostface ft raheem devaughn. Baby(Def Jam)
the Beatnuts.find that (relativity)
nancy wilson.sunshine(blue note)
stezo. its my turn(sleeping bag)
love unlimited. high steppin hip dressin fella(unlimited gold)
brentford alstars. greedy g(greensleeves)
nice and smooth. make it funky(fresh)
gang starr, just to get a rep (chrysalis)
common. I want you (geffen)
Joe bataan. cycles of you(vampi soul)
john holt. i will(Says)
quantic & his combo barbabo.the dreaming mind (tru-thoughts)
Aquarian Dream. You’re a star(elekra)
james pants.we’re through(stones throw)
Miz Davis. Sing a Happy funky song(NOW)
chic. girl you cant do it alone (atlantic)
grover washington jr. i cant help it (cti)
don blackman. hearts desire(Elektra)
walter strauss. a fifth of beethoven(Polydor)
dynamos. we dont need no help.(Dynamo)
the blackbyrds. time is movin on (fantasy)
Steely Dan. time out of my mind(MCA)