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Diggers Dozen DJ Set on Mixcloud

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You can listen back to my session from last month’s Diggers Dozen at Ace Hotel in London on Mixcloud. The rules: 12 records only, no compilations, no bootlegs, all original vinyl. Nothing mega rare or expensive in my session this time – just 12 records I really like and rarely[…]

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Digable Planets ‘Reachin’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Digable Planets debut LP ‘Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)’, an album as memorable for its rich jazz-heavy sample material as it is for its evocation of the post-civil rights era poetry. The lead single ‘Rebirth of Slick[…]

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Mr Thing, Chris Read & Arun Sethi on Worldwide FM [Listen Again]

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Listen back to the Cavendish Music special on Worldwide FM broadcast earlier this week. Mr Thing, Cavendish Music’s Arun Sethi and I play tracks from the recent ‘Library Archive’ compilation album, music produced at WhoSampled’s Samplethon events and a selection of other library themed cuts. Listen here or below:

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2017 Wrap Up

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This year I released my 4th album, a collaboration with Chicago vocalist Pugs Atomz entitled ‘Colo(u)rs of the World’, for the BBE label. The album featured the talents of a host of guests including Junior P Williams, Thaione Davis, Awdazcate, Wes Restless, Juice Aleem, Inari Gold, Neak, Mojo Green and[…]

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Giles Barratt & Chris Read – Theme From Homicide 35

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Recorded a few years back, this is far more Giles’ tune than mine really. Giles had done some work on my first album and we talked about doing something more substantial together. Giles had the idea of recording a soundtrack album for a fictitious movie drama about a crime scene[…]

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Grand Puba ‘Reel to Reel’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “Grand Puba’s debut LP ‘Reel to Reel’ celebrated its 25th anniversary a little less than a week ago. The album was recorded in the wake of Puba’s departure from Brand Nubian and the largely self-produced long player is more closely aligned sonically with the Nubians’ early work[…]

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