Reissues of 2019

Finally for the 2019 roundup these are the big compilations and reissues of old music that was (mostly) new to me in 2019.  Maybe it’s a sign of age, but I definitely buy as many old pieces as new releases these days.

Ernest Ranglin – Be What You Want To Be

Jean & Trevor – Back Together

Rare Silk – Storm

Zann – Strange Ways / Inside Jungle

Azymuth – Demos (1973​-​75) Volumes 1&2

Jeff Majors – Yoka Boka (For Us All)

Frank Harris & Maria Marquez – Echoes

Patrick Cowley – Mechanical Fantasy Box

Man Jumping – Jumpcut

Bella Vista – Mister Wong

Outro Tempo II

The Sound Of Love International 002 Compiled By Beautiful Swimmers

Burnin Beat featuring Olive Masinga – Burnin Beat (It’s Hot)

Jambú e Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia

Julie Coker – A Life In The Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife, 1976​-​1981

Body Beat: Soca​-​Dub and Electronic Calypso (1979​-​98)

Colleen Grant / Sandra Hamilton – Latin Parang / Parang Jam

Emerson – If You Need Me, Call Me

Patrice Rushen – You Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978​-​1984)

World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time For Peace Is Now

 

Albums Of 2019

In case you missed the playlist from a few weeks ago, these were my 20 favourite albums of the year.  In no particular order…  Note, I have changed my mind on one of them since the playlist thanks to discovering the Resavoir album recently (shout out to Haze City!!)

Sampa The Great – The Return

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana

Jamila Woods – Legacy! Legacy!

Shafiq Husayn – The Loop

Hector Plimmer – Next To Nothing

Sault – 5

Damon Locks – Where The Future Unfolds

Ryota O.P.P. – Esoterica

Dego – Too Much

Ivan Conti – Poison Fruit

Tenesha The Wordsmith – Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts

Nu Era – Evolve

Daniel Maunick – Macumba Quebrada

Shanti Celeste – Tangerine

Rawtrachs – Archaia​-​6

Gary Gritness – The Legend of Cherenkov Blue

Tribe Of Colin – Age Of Aquarius

Tommaso Cappellato – Butterflying

Joe Armon-Jones – Turn To Clear View

Resavoir – Resavoir

 

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue is a brand new record label and vinyl pressing plant run by Patrick Gibin out of Verona Italy. They currently have a couple of great vinyl only releases out in the wild that are seriously good.

First up is Pezzate #001, four wicked disco boogie edits from Twice & Volcov. No titles or details on these, just great music that speaks for itself. If you’re a fan of Patrick’s Black Aroma series you’re going to love these. Click here to secure a copy.

The second release is shrouded in even more mystery than the first. All we have is 黒舌, I’m not sure if this is an artist name, not much to go on here. A listen to the music may well give you a clue who’s behind it, I think I know, though I won’t spoil the fun. Two tracks of groovy dancefloor goodness. Check it out at this link

The Latest Show on Mixcloud


If you missed it, take a listen over on the Noods mixcloud. These are the lovely tunes that got played…

Zann – Tatopani
Joe Armon-Jones – Icy Roads (Stacked)
Lynda Dawn – Move
Blackpocket – Wake Up Feel Good
D.K. – Going Into Trance
Primitive Source – Waaay Down
Two Thou & Dan Kinzelman – India Sci-Fi
Fantastic Man – Avocado Conception
James Massiah – Natural Born Killers (Ride for Me)
Daniel T. & DJ Duckcomb – Caribbean Son (DC Edit)
Kalbata ft. Tigris – Tamera
Dazion – Eberhardt Smurkface
Manzanem – Don’t Interupt
Lifetones – Good Side
Blackpocket – Sho U ft Fatima
Yu Su – Watermelon Woman (Francis Inferno Orchestra’s Augur Sacrifice Dub)

Theo Parrish – What You Gonna Ask For

I’ve been a little obsessed with this song, without actually knowing what it is, for something like 18 months now.  Theo played it a long time ago on a guest mix he did for NTS without actually mentioning what it was.  I spent alot of time trying to find out who was behind it, Shazam, asking random people on facebook, scouring endless soulful house releases, hoping to stumble across it.  I think it was the Dego mix he played, as it didn’t sound quite so obviously a Theo production as it does when I listen now.  I’m very happy to see this finally coming out, so I can play it on loop to my hearts content, and I will.  It’s great to also learn that it’s a collaboration with a number of members of the currently super hot Melbourne jazz soul scene.  Featured on the track are as follows…

Lori (Laura Christoforidis) – Vocals
Silentjay (Alejandro Abapo) – Saxophone
Simon Mavin – Keys
Perrin Moss – Drums
Paul Bender – Bass

Today’s show is up for streaming

Hoorah, it seems the mixcloud issue is resolved, so here is the latest show for streaming time and again.  these are the tunes, go seek…

Ernest Ranglin – In The Rain
Jeff Majors – Chant
Jura Soundsystem – Monster Skies
Shafiq Husayn – May I Assume feat. Jimetta Rose & Fatima
Su Kramer – Magic Dance
Sheila E – Koo Koo
Aaron Broomfield – Boomerang
Potter & Tillman – Snake Funk, Pt. I
Ströer – Don’t Stay For Breakfast
Emerson – Sending All My Love Out
Stevie Wonder – Race Babbling
Linkwood – Nae Drama
Tape Hiss – Washed Out
Cottam – Jigsaw
Mildlife – How Long Does It Take?

New Show up in the mixcloud

So last Monday’s show is up on Mixcloud for any who may have missed it or want to revisit!  These are the tunes we played, only good music allowed

Bantam Lions – I’ll Always Think About You
Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble – 34268
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge
Erell Ranson – Hand in Hand (Pariah Remix)
Anthony Naples – Spiral
Ultramarine – Breathing
K-Lone – Dance of the Vampires
Dam-Funk – Bounce
Ronald Langestraat – Then and Forever
Ambiance – Camouflage
Sound Voyage – Golden Garuda
Titonton Duvante – Foreplay
Nelson of the East – Night Frames
The Two of Us – Peace, Peace, Peace

Repair Your Soul – First of the Year

For the first episode of the year I like to take it down a notch or two.  So here you can find some lovely jazz, Estonian soul, a little ambient and a touch of dub.  Hangover compatible, relax yourself…

Mark de Clive-Lowe – Memories of Nanzenji
Makaya McCraven – Young Genius (feat. Joel Ross)
30/70 – Steady Hazin’ (Live From The Living Room)
Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg!
Jaubi – Lahore State Of Mind
Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda
O$VMV$M – Dill Big Choo
Annette Brissett – Betrayed Dub
Andy Mac – Dancehall Style
Bantam Lions – Red Streaks in the Sky
Klaus Krüger – Detroit Bells
Yasuaki Shimizu – Semi Tori No Hi
Martyn – Try To Love You
Marlui Miranda – Tchori Tchori (feat. Uakti)
Blue Heron’s Tribute 2 PH – Hymn to a Whale Talker
Aretha Franklin – Wholy Holy