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Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House ’89-91

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About this time last year I put together a mix of Hip-House tracks as bonus mix for the Classic Material series, which filled a gap in the series’ coverage of 1989 which had previously overlooked the short-lived but still pretty important sub-genre of Hip-House. More people liked it than I[…]

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Karriem Riggins Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For our latest interview, we’re very pleased to speak with Karriem Riggins, the Detroit born drummer and producer who, in addition to a raft of solo material, has collaborated with an absolute who’s who of talent in the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul: J Dilla,[…]

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Suburban Architecture ‘Alternative Futures’ Promo Mix

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“In support of the release of our second E.P ‘Alternative Futures’, we’ve put together this 10 track mix containing all 4 tracks from E.P plus a selection of current favourites from contemporary producers also drawing influence from the sounds of 90s Suburbia: Kloke, Theory, Dave Wallace & Sully.” Listen on[…]

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Mr Bongo Hip Hop 45s Mix

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The Mr Bongo label’s recent Hip Hop 45s series sees classic Hip Hop tracks from the 80s, 90s and beyond reissued on 7″ vinyl in original picture sleeves. Every track featured in the series is a certified classic and a high proportion of these records featured heavily in my DJ[…]

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Camille Yarbrough Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For the latest edition of the WhoSampled interview podcast we speak with Camille Yarbrough. Camille’s 1975 album The Iron Pot Cooker fused poetry, soulful vocals and jazz-fusion influenced instrumentation to deliver an engaging account of the black experience in 1970s America. The album forged Camille’s reputation as[…]

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Eras #002: Drum Funk ’98 mixed by Suburban Architecture

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Following on from Suburban Architecture’s ‘Architects’ mix series, ‘Eras’ pays tribute to era-specific movements in the evolution of Drum & Bass. Edition #002 looks back to ’98 with a selection of tracks that typify the so called ‘Drum Funk’ sound – upright bass, tough stepping drums and horn stabs rule[…]

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FootPatrol ‘Frequent Players’ Guest Mix

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I was invited by FootPatrol to put together a mix for Record Store Day. The brief: one day in Soho record shops to buy records within their given budget and put together a mix using only those records. The resulting mix is pretty eclectic: some Spoken Word, Sampled Soul, 80s,[…]

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Brooklyn Radio Guest Mix: Oonops Drops 100th Jubilee Show

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I recently did a Guest Mix for DJ Oonops’ 100th Brooklyn Radio show, alongside the good company of Rich Medina and Kutiman. Blurb from Oonops: “It’s been almost seven years now that Oonops started his »Oonops Drops« show on Brooklyn Radio with over 1.1 million plays on Mixcloud to this[…]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed[…]

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