Saturday, November 29, 2008
East Lancs' finest , Kev Macca, has posted a great mix up on his Podmatic site that takes in just about every quality record that is floating about at the moment taking in everything from spaced out grooves to discoid thumpers to four-to-the-floor lushness all with an added bit of balearic cheek thrown in for good measure. Download the mix immediately, you need this in your life.
Download the mix here.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This is another cut from the Blair album, which some people have unfairly decreed to be a one track album and it is anything but. Virgo Princess is a great piece of shimmering boogie and this track - albeit a bit jazzy -, Hey Sexy Mama, is probably my favourite cut off the album. Check the horns in the breakdown and the great vocal hook interspersed with a great slo-mo groove that pushes this record to being perfect for those small sessions with like-minded people getting down and dirty. Great track.
Blair - Hey Sexy Mama
I've only ever known the Carl Craig edit of this track that came out on London's Honest Jon's but a few weeks ago having a shuffle through a few record bins I came across The Congos' album, from where this cut is culled, Heart of The Congos and took a punt on it and what a record it is! Filled to the brim with great Lee Perry produced reggae conscious vibes that are all ripe for early doors/early morning sessions, this is one of those albums that will get serious needle time in mi casa and dare say it, the original version of this cut is better than the Carl Craig edit. Still that's not to say that the Carl Craig edit is bad by any stretch.
The Congos - Congoman