Digging in the pockets
So good I paid full price!
1. Sven Atterton – Hot Sun
Lovely little number from the slap-bass master hailing from Essex. Check out the LP… solid.
2. Sasac – Boot Man
More 80’s funk business from the incredible Sasac. This EP is top-notch, as is his other output on the mighty OMR label.
3. Gutter Snypes – Watcha Mind Say
Splendid little 7″ still available for a fiver. Both tracks are great. Get it.
4. Jazz Spastiks & Rebels to the grain – Tightly Sealed
The most un-pc name in Hip Hop? Possibly… again, this whole LP is quality… do yourself a favour and get one.
Digging in the crates
Rediscovering some gems
5. DJ Food – Full Bleed
DJ Shadow-esque indeed (this track anyway), but the whole LP is recommended. Incidentally the cover was shot in an illuminarium which I had the pleasure of experiencing a couple of years ago. If you’ve got kids you should check it. Then buy this LP.
6. Sarah Winton – Tell Me How
First heard by my own ears on Mr. Scruff’s ‘Keep it Solid Steel’ mix CD, then bought by my own money. A nice LP throughout. Short, sweet and a little jazzy.
7. The Herbaliser – Mission Improbable (featuring What What)
Very strong LP. A bit fruity in parts, but I like that.
8. Break Reform – When it Came
I love these guys. Very chilled out vibes and lovely vocals. I used four ‘v’s there.
Digging through the dross
Charity shops, Car boots and Record fair bargains
9. Bob James – Night Crawler
The man with two first names gets busy on a track sounding quite a bit like ‘Farandole’. Top tickling. £2.
10. Jr Tucker – I was made for dancing
You can see how wet this was when I bought it. It still bloody stinks. £1.
11. Laurie Holloway – Starsky & Hutch (part 2)
The lesser-covered second version of the S&H theme gets a great going over here. Apart from ‘The Proffesionals’ the rest of this LP is crap, but worth £1 of anyones money.
Digging through the net
12. Dopegems – Condor Redux
Solid, solid LP. Takes me back to the great Acid Jazz covers from the 90’s. And they’re French so fair play.
13. Flame Griller – The Journey
Intelligent rhymes on well-crafted beats from West Yorkshire. Please show your support for these guys and join the kickstarter to get their gear on vinyl…
at the time of writing they were 81% there. *update* They reached their goal. Hurrah!