Baby Huey – Hard Times

A Go to track when I’m at home. Love the southern Cali vibe that comes from this sound. I’ve always been attracted to funk and soul, this satisfies that in spades. Sad end to a great talent.

Baby Huey – Hard Times (High Quality)

Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus

Often heard this as a child, my mother loved this and I never lost touch with the wonder this song creates. This one never far.

Yusef Lateef: Love Theme From Spartacus

The Velvet Underground – Temptation Inside Your Heart

I got my first cat from this bohemian couple that lived down the corner from the coffee spot I hung out at in high school. In their livening room they had this drum set and the cat that we would later name Mambo, popped out from a hole in the floor tom. The Velvet Underground was on rotation while we hung out, so ever since I’ve always had a soft spot for the velvet underground.

Temptation Inside Your Heart

Stereolab – Brakhage


Their entire discography is worthy of continued listening, but it was Dots and Loops that was on heavy rotation in the early 2000s and up to now. One of my go to relaxation 
albums.

Cajmere feat. Daje – Brighter Days


Love this whole release, obv the bside has the jam on it, but the whole release is nice. Regularly listen to this one.

CAJMERE feat DAJAE – BRIGHTER DAYS

Spiritualized – I think I’m In love


A throwback from when I was a kid, listened to it in and out back then as I do now. It’s a great example of an album being a statement, the whole thing unravels perfectly.

Spiritualized – I Think I'm In Love

Spacemen 3 – Call The Doctor


Another call to an age of mind expansion, still listening to this day.

Xpansions – Move Your Body (elevation)


Reminds me of the mid 90s in S.East Michigan, there was a local radio station that played house and techno cuts but at the time I just enjoyed the music. Little did I realize the impact it would have on my future love of dance music.

Xpansions – Move Your Body (Elevation) Club Mix (Arista Records 1990)

Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy

Fela made a huge impact on me as a child and even to this day I’m still finding new material and songs that still ring true. With so many layers and such passion all of Fela’s music is simply mind blowing.

Fela Kuti – Water no get enemy

Mood II Swing – Sunlight in My Eyes


Got a copy of this jam from the guys at Slow to Speak, was blown away when I first heard it. Spent many afternoons with this on loop, such a breezy vibe. 

Mood II Swing – Sunlight In My Eyes

D’Marc Cantu – La Frontera (Tuskegee Music)

The always on-point and culturally significant Tuskegee Music is back with more essential music, this time from venerated American producer D’Marc Cantu. Over the course of a distinguished career, Cantu has contributed to everything from jackbeat to acid, house to techno on labels like Creme Organisation and Les Disques De La Mort. Always serving up raw-edged, uncompromising sounds, he does so again here on another standout EP. Opener ‘Beat The Move’ is an urgent, high tech piece of slick and supple acid house with 303 undulations, dark vocal loops and the sort of hammering drums that get the club locked right in. The sublime ‘In The Forest’ is a tripped out bit of restless electro with skittish hits and rueful pads that gets right to your heart. Last of all is the militant, marching ‘A Narrow Connection’ which closes things out with crisp kicks and scintillating sheet metal drums that straighten your back and get you stomping.

D’Marc Cantu – La Frontera (Tuskegee Music) Release: 4th October 2019Cat No: TKG013 Format: vinyl, digital