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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!




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.


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


Hudson’s House Breaks 2


Last year I did the first part of House Breaks and afterwards I thought there’s quite a few records that didn’t make it on the mix, so a part 2 needed to be done. If you’re not familiar with the first one it’s a mix of records that have been sampled on house and club tracks by the likes of DJ Sneak, Daft Punk, Todd Terry and more, and this continues the fun. Check out the full track list with WhoSampled links to what they’ve been used on (WhoSampled is essential when putting something like this together). So, enjoy and a big thank you to everyone who listened, shared and gave props to the first one – I hope you like this one too.

Hudson's House Breaks 2 by Dj Hudson on Mixcloud


Tracklist [and what it’s sampled on…]

  1. One For The Trouble – A.D.O.R. [Wildchild ‘Renegade Master]
  2. Everyman (Danny Krivit Edit) – Double Exposure [Girl Next Door ‘Salsoul Nugget]
  3. You Stepped Into My Life – Melba Moore  [Armand Van Helden & DJ Sneak ‘Psychic Bounty Killaz]
  4. Main Thing – Shot feat. Kim Marsh [The Bucketheads ‘You’re a Runaway]
  5. Looking Back To You – Michael Wycoff  [Robosonic and Adana Twins ‘La Fique]
  6. Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Vaughn Mason & Crew [Daft Punk ‘Da Funk’]
  7. Candy – Cameo [DJ Deeon ‘Same Hoez’]
  8. Mirandolina – Burnier & Cartier  [Andres ft Tracy Vox & KDJ ‘Sing About It’]
  9. Can You Imagine – Little Anthony & The Imperials [Daft Punk ‘Crescendolls’]
  10. 10. All This Love That I’m Giving – Gwen McCrae [Avicii ‘My Feelings For You’]
  11. 11. Starchild – Level 42  [Funkineven ‘Dreams’]
  12. 12. Just A Groove – Glen Adams Affair [Mighty Dub Katz ‘It’s Just a Groove’]
  13. 13. I Love The Piano – Claudio Simonetti  [Roy Davis Jr ‘Rock Shock – Thomas Bangalter Mix’]
  14. 14. Love Thang [Original Tee Scott 12′ Remix] – First Choice  [Paperclip People ‘The Climax’]
  15. 15. Cola Bottle Baby – Edwin Birdsong  [Daft Punk ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger]
  16. 16. The Pride (Parts 1 & 2) – The Isley Brothers  [??]
  17. 17. You Can’t Hide from Yourself – Teddy Pendergrass  [DJ Sneak ‘U Can’t Hide From Your Bud’]
  18. 18. The World Is A Ghetto – George Benson [Thomas Bangalter ‘Spiral Scratch’]
  19. 19. Soup For One – Chic [Modjo ‘Lady’]
  20. 20. Galaxy – War [Todd Terry ‘Out of Sight’]
  21. 21. Weekend – Class Action Feat. Chris Wiltshire [Todd Terry Project ‘Weekend]
  22. 22. Is It All Over My Face – Loose Joints  [DJ Deeon ‘2B Free’]
  23. 23. i can do it anyway you want – Final Edition [Duck Sauce ‘aNYway’]
  24. 24. Disco Juice – Cloud One [Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove]
  25. 25. Do It At The Disco (Brad Slyde Edit) – Gary’s Gang [DJ Sneak ‘Did At The Disco’]
  26. 26. Lies (ugly edit) – GQ [Andres ‘Change My Mind’]
  27. 27. This Is Radio Clash – The Clash  [The Funk Junkeez ‘Got Funk?]
  28. 28. I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love (JR.Dynamite Edits) – The Emotions  [2 Bad Mice ‘Hold It Down’]
  29. 29. We’re Getting Stronger (Walter Gibbons 12″ Mix) – Loleatta Holloway [Whitney Houston ‘Million Dollar Bill’]
  30. 30. Let No Man Put Asunder (DK Medley Of Frankie Knuckles, Walter Gibbons And Shep Pettibone Remixes) – First Choice [everything…]
  31. 31. Funkanova – Wood Brass And Steel  [Black Science Orchestra ‘New Jersey Deep’]
  32. 32. Haven’t You Heard – Patrice Rushen [Daddy’s Favourite ‘I Feel Good Things For You’]
  33. 33. Arms – Jane Fonda [Bob Sinclar ‘Gym Tonic – Thomas Bangater Remix’]
  34. 34. bad mouthin – Motown Sounds [Bob Sinclar ‘Gym Tonic – Thomas Bangater Remix’]
  35. 35. More Spell on You – Eddie Johns [Daft Punk ‘One More Time’]
  36. 36. Al Naayfish (The Soul) – Hashim
  37. 37. The Only Way Is Up – Otis Clay [Yazz and the Plastic Population ‘The Only Way Is Up’]
  38. 38. Let It Go (Part 2) – KC & The Sunshine Band [Zero B ‘Lock Up’]
  39. 39. Who Is He and What Is He To You – Bill Withers [Henrik Schwarz ‘Who Is He’]
  40. 40. You Can’t Do It Alone – Chic [Basement Jaxx ‘Jus 1 Kiss’]

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.



#ADM Analogue Dance Music – Compiled and Mixed by Rob Pursey, J-Squared and Hudson


NEW MIX! Rob Pursey, J-Squared and myself got together and came up with this selection of soulful boogie/post disco and the like which we’ve put under the banner Analogue Dance Music. I’ve really enjoyed being involved with doing this alongside Squared and Rob and I hope you all enjoy it too.




1. I Just Gotta Have You – Kashif
2. Put Your Heads Together – The O’Jays
3. Music – One Way
4. I Know You Care (U-Tern Edit) – Ethel Beatty
5. Chimi – Sine
6. Bring It On Up – Love Unlimited Orchestra
7. Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Edit) – Chaz Jankel
8. You And Me For Right Now – Teddy Pendergrass
9. Moment Of My Life (Shep Pettibone 12″ Remix) – Inner Life & Jocelyn Brown
10. The Get Mellow Sound – Players Association
11. All Because Of You – Beau Williams
12. No Frills – Taana Gardner
13. Standing Right Here – Melba Moore
14. Don’t Wanna See – Clifford Coulter
15. Perfumed Graden – Rah Band
16. I’m Out Of Your LIfe – Arnie’s Love
17. For Real – The Flowers
18. Give Me Some Emotion – Webster Lewis
19. Body Fusion – Starvue
20. Love Power – Bob James

Cosmo Baker’s Roots Picnic 2013 Mix

Another favourite DJ of mine, Cosmo Baker, did this mix for the annual Roots picnic. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“At the 11th Hour it seemed like a good idea to write some sort of introduction to this mix and I gave it some thought as to what I was going to touch upon, but understand this is harder than it may seem. It’s difficult enough to capture everything that this collection of artists is about in the futile medium that’s one single mixtape. In the same regard, much like their entire career it’s almost impossible to pin down what The Roots, and Okayplayer are all about with just words. And that right there just may be the point.

I could take it back to 1992 or 93 when I first met these two dudes Ahmir and Tariq and this could be the story of “Philly dudes done well” or I could talk about the parallels of all or our respective career arcs and all that jazz. Or I could talk about how just some local musicans and DJs from South and West Philly have transformed into global music and cultural ambassadors.

But to me it comes down to one thing – love. The love that one has that makes one do what they do. It’s not for the money of the fame, but for the love of music that is the single reason why we’re in this game. That’s the greatest commonality that we all share, and one of the reasons why Okayplayer is what it is today in 2013. Perhaps it’s something in our mutual Philly history, and its collective cultural fiber; from being in that one time at that one place. I don’t know, but I do know one thing: I grew up with all this, and so when I was asked to contribute this mix, it was more than an honor. It felt like I was coming back home.”

– Cosmo Baker, 2013


DJ Premier “Young Gifted & Black Intro”
Gang Starr “Full Clip”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”
The Roots “Dynamite”
How To Dress Well “Running Back”
Sonnymoon feat. Melo-X “Htlv (Houstatlantavegas) (Melo-X Remix)”
Naughty By Nature “Hip-Hop (DJ Scene 2013 Remix)
Trinidad James “All Gold Everything (Emynd NOLA Bounce Remix)
Robert Glasper “Black Radio feat. Yasin Bey (Pete Rock Remix)”
The Gaslamp Killer “Anything Worse”
The Roots “The Seed 2.0″
Solange “Losing You”
Jennah Bell “Monster Killer”
Solange “Sandcastle Disco”
The Roots “How I Got Over”
Duck Sauce “Grand Steppin”
Grimes “Circumambient”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton”
Grimes “Oblivion”
A-Trak “Tuna Melt feat. Tommy Trash (Grandtheft Remix)”
Jay-Z & Kanye “Niggas In Paris”
Trinidad James “Females Welcome”
AraabMuzik “The Prince Is Coming”
The Gaslamp Killer “Impulse feat. Daedelus”
Kendrick Lamar “Backseat Freestyle”
A$AP Rocky “Goldie”
Gang Starr “Above The Clouds feat. Inspectah Deck”
Robert Glasper “Twice feat. Solange (?uestlove’s Twice Baked Remix)”
Gary Clark Jr. “The Life”
Joey Bada$$ “Waves”
Naughty By Nature “Jamboree feat. Zhane”
Smoke DZA “Gotham City feat. Joey Bada$$”
AraabMuzik “Hammer Dance”
The Roots “Act Too… The Love Of My Life feat. Common”
Shlohmo “Don’t Say No feat. How To Dress Well”
Lushlife “Magnolia”

Get On The Floor! – HeavySoulBrutha

Dave HSB presents a selection of classic disco records for your enjoyment – you can’t go wrong with this! Vinyl only of course…