Dan Kye – Change
From the excellent EP called “ Joy, Ease, Lightness” Heard Giles Peterson play this. You may know him as Jordan Rakei who has a wicked tune out at the moment called ‘Wallflower’ which has a Dan Kye edit too. This man is gonna do it BIG !
Rodney P & DJ Die + ft Indigo Kid – Holes In The Building
(Darren Price Harlesden Blues Party Dubplate Mix)
One of my fave tunes from 1996. The original release mix was only 2m 50 seconds long so not long enough for me. I ended up getting the parts and I made an extended extended mix to play at my mate Locksleys Blues Party in Harlsden which rocked the dance! I have used my dubplate mix for the link so bit of an exclusive for you. link so bit of an exclusive for you
Susan Cadogan – Nice And Easy
I love reggae music and this reminds me of my youth.
An old Lee Perry production from 1975 which you can drop at any party.
I will never got bored of this tune.
Rhythm Is Rhythm – Strings Of Life
Needs no introduction but need to state this tunes was made in 1987!
This is piece is called Back To Mine and most of the time when mates come back to mine after a night out we end up down in my studio playing
tunes like this on a Funktion One system with bar, pool table ….. lasers and all.
Session Victim – Summer Games
Another one that will be on the decks down the studio on a late night Back To Mine session. Also, this 12” goes down a storm where ever and whenever I play it out.
If you don’t know Session Victim then you have to check them out. Great 2 man duo doing it right now. An album which is good to get their vibe is “Delusions of Grandeur”
Barry White – Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up – John Morales M&M MIX
Now on another day I would go for ‘Barry White – Ecstasy’ but I guess this has been listed a few times so going for this John Morales M & M mix. Listen to the end, Morales jamming with the parts.Morales and Barry at their best – Another one thats dropped “back at mine” frequently.
Yaw – Where Will You Be
Now I’d like to put down Marvin Gaye but I’m sure he’s on many Back To Mines so I’m going for this more recent take on that kind of vibe. Ace song from 2008 – if you don’t know this tune you must play it.
Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)
Still sound as fresh as it did when I used to play it as a teenager back at my Mums house…….she let me have a sound system and decks in the garage …
lot of friends back on many a night…which she ended up regretting!
Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Hi – Tech Jazz
Top tune! Even got one of my sons into this who is hot on the sax – he learnt it and can play it note for note. One my my favourite Underground Resistance tunes – Mad Mike well on form in 1993.
Freddie McGregor – Wine Of Violence (from the Jah Marcus Dubplate)
Being a reggae lover I’ve gotta finish on this one. On Bob Marleys Waiting in Vain riddim – all four tracks on this 12” have been played many many times.
Darren Price – Everybody Jack EP (Kilsha Music)
Long time scene stalwart Darren Price is stepping out on brand new label, Kilsha Music, with a fantastic EP of monster house tracks arriving on both vinyl and digital.
Price has spent 25 years traversing the globe as a DJ-both solo and as Underworld’s tour DJ—producing music for essential labels like Junior Boys Own, Novamute and Underwater, and being an integral part of the Underworld Live shows as well as being in house engineer for the seminal band’s recorded material. He’s remixed more Underworld records than anyone and has frequently collaborated with them on stage, weaving in his own productions. He has also worked closely with Native Instruments, road testing Maschine and writing a track for its initial launch that went on to become a viral video a few years ago, which you can watch here. That track, ‘Everybody Jack’, which has also been played live by Underworld for a few years, is part of this powerful new EP alongside cuts recorded during a break from touring last year.
Opener ‘Charm Offensive’ is a fantastic ten-minute trip into loose limbed techno. Drums, bass and percussion all wrap and weave around each other and melt your mind in the process. A rasping lead synth eventually becomes the focal point as background chords bring real soul and emotion to the groove.
The brilliantly bristling ‘Everybody Jack (UW Live Maschine Mix)’ is a full fat track with busy textured synths, sci-fi effects and old school jack vocals that will really work the dance floor into a lather. It’s dynamic and ever evolving, with plenty of tense peaks and troughs throughout to keep the ‘floor on its toes.
The final vinyl track is ‘This is House Music’, a deeper cut with warm, warbling bass and a muted acid line spraying about the mix. It slowly builds the pressure in heady fashion and is one to really hypnotise. Digital bonus track ‘Everybody Jack’ (UP Mix) is an airy and percussive number with happy piano chords rolling over female vocals and colourful sound designs that really make the track pop. It’s playful and full of character.