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NEW MIX: CAR BOOT ADVENTURES – Original Samples Mix for @BreakinBreadLDN Podcast

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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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DECKCHAIR SOUL – Summer Mellow Soul Mix

DJ Hudson - Deckchair SoulHere’s a mix of some mellow soul and disco that’s got a summery vibe, probably due to me doing this mix while on holiday in Ibiza. Lots of good stuff on here including songs from Donny Hathaway. Prince, Cherrelle, The Hollies and lots more.

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Do It Good – A Taste of Honey
I Want To Be Love – Stevens & Foster
Disco Lady – Johnnie Taylor
Mystery Blue – Nohelani Cypriano
Matinee Idol – Yellowjackets
Reaching For Our Star – Sharon Revoal
Games – 94 East ft Prince
Memory Of Our Love – Donny Hathaway
Be There In The Morning – Renee Geyer
The Rhythm of Life – Mike Lundy
He’s My Sunny Boy – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Love’s High – Twilight
Just a Thought – Chaz Jankel
Arrow Through Me – Wings
Miss Pretty – Shuggie Otis
How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Dog Was a Doughnut – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Just As Sure – Bettye Swann and Sam Dees
We’ve Only Just Begun – Lee McDonald
Running – Monika Linges
I Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Archie Bell & The Drells
Draggin’ My Heels – The Hollies
Mystery of Ages (Moonstarr Broken Mix)- Kyoto Jazz Massive ft Bembe Segue
Rainforest – Paul Hardcastle
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On – Cherrelle
Peg – Brian Ellis
Oh Yeah – The Jackson Two
You Can Fly On My Aeroplane – Wee
All I Do – Tammi Terrell

 

J-Squared & Hudson ‘Things We Like’ Breakin Bread Podcast

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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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How High’s The Water Mama? (A tribute to De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising) – United States of Audio

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Following on from Solid Steel Radio Show’s mix taking apart the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique album here’s United States of Audio doing the same for what I consider it’s natutral companion – De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising. The following is from United States of Audio’s sound cloud page:

‘Several years in the making and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.
When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…’

The full tracklist is on the link below.

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DJ Marsellus Wallace – Soundtrack Pro

New mix from Marsellus Wallace – all Soundtracks… Marsellus explains the mix below:

“Yo yo what’s good out there? This is a mix that I have been working on for the better part of 8 months. Yeah, I take my sweet time. I guess those that follow my blog can vouch for that also ha! But this mix was different. You see, if you didn’t already know, I am a huge 70’s record soundtrack collector. That and library have always been a passion of mine. So, what I wanted to do was make a mix that had that feel to it, but also in the style of many hip hop mixes that had influenced me in the past. There were many tracks/ost’s that I wanted to put on here, but unfortunately the feeling was just not there while laying it down. It almost felt like I was arranging my own orchestra the more I got into it. That is why I added dialogue, action themes, and chase scenes. To give it that 1970’s crime jazz feel! Hopefully my attempt to paint a picture in your head paid off, because it was a fun/difficult process. I hope this mix makes you feel happy, scared, sad, and even a little RANDY BABY .”

Headnodic – Funky Star Wars

May the 3rd be with you?

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Originally from Headnodic’s blog

Softly Shafted – 80s Boogie mix by Hott Hobo

Here’s a mix that I saw over on the Beat Electric blog that’s worth checking out (and here’s what they say about it):

Here is a special guest mix by our friend Randy Hotthobo Ellis, we hope you enjoy it. He used to run a night here in San Francisco called Grow Up. The name was a tongue in cheek poke at Blow Up, a dance party for barely post pubescent kids who wear neon. Grow Up was an adult party for well mannered boogie fiends. Randy also co-owns Voltare Records, a label specializing in new tunes in the electro, boogie, and kraut vein; check it out.

Tracklist:
1. Junei – Let’s Ride (Pharoahs)
2. First Love – It’s A Mystery To Me (Chycago International Music)
3. Kadenza – Let’s Do It (PRT)
4. Geno Jordan – You’re A Peachtree Freak On A Peachtree Street Part III (PPU)
5. Ocie III – Return On Love (Chycago International Music/Boogie Times)
6. Jady Kurrent Band – Standing There (Starstream)
7. Silk, Satin & Lace – Always (Sunrise Productions)
8. Dr. Togo – Be Free (Derby)
9. Gianni Riso – Disco Shy (Goody Music)
10. Advance – Take It To The Top (X Energy)
11. Delegation – Darlin’ I Think About You (Ariola)
12. Jewel – Paradise (Lotus Land)
13. J Parker Band – Live Lady (Tenya)
14. Ish – Don’t Stop (TK Disco)
15. Tom Hooker – Talk With Your Body (Fulltime)
16. Evo – Din Don (Cultura & Musica)
17. Fonzi Thornton – Beverly (RCA)
18. Alfreda James & Billy Ray – Back To Love (Rappers Rapp Disco Co)
19. Windjammer – I Thought It Was You (MCA)
20. Toney Lee – Love So Deep (Instrumental) (Radar)
21. Wind Chymes – Baby Your The One (Lotus Land)

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