Started it out this week by paying my respects to Amy Winehouse . Tragic yes, and all too predictable. Still, Amy Winehouse managed to get quite a few parties started for me as a DJ, and if her fame helped widen the awareness for less well-known contemporaries such as Sharon Jones, then that too is something positive to draw from this.

Amy Winehouse, in better times

Winehouse first caught my ear via In My Bed, and mostly because it jacks the same beat as Nas’ Made You Look . Her first album Frank, though hinting at the sounds of retro-soul, had more of an R&B feel to it but once she hooked up with Mark Ronson (who brought along the Dap-Kings and their might horns) for her sophomore effort Back To Black, things really took off – and subsequently also started to spiral down.

We follow up the quick retrospective with some nice mellow beats and breaks before rolling through some hip hop and speeding it up for the last movement with some disco and funky breaks.

Too late! File removed (mp3 – 80Mb)


artist – name [time]
Amy Winehouse – In My Bed [08:32:57 PM]
Amy Winehouse and Ghostface Killah – You Know I’m No Good
Amy Winehouse – He Can Only Hold Her
Mark Ronson – Valerie Ft. Amy Winehouse
Manzel – midnight theme (dopebrother 7inch version)
Soul II Soul – Jazzie’s Groove (New Version)
Gary Byrd – Soul Travelin’ (Horny Unity Edit)
dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince – a touch of jazz
Grover Washington, Jr. – Mister Magic
Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive [09:00:21 PM]
Beau Dollar – Who Knows
Tullio de Piscopo – Medium Rock
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Tupac – Picture me rolling
Common – Puppy Chow
Slick Rick – Mona Lisa
Rephrase – Without A Second To Lose Feat. Vandal
krafty skillz – Its Ya Booty [09:30:47 PM]
Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
De La Soul – Keepin’ The Faith (Straight Pass)
Zapp and Roger – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)
Max Sedgley – All Around Me
Bennson – Step To The Plate
Jean Tonique – Dynomite [09:54:11 PM]