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Month: March 2013

The Fat Beat Diet, March 15th

Super choked because the logger was having issues this week and there’s no recording of the show. I was really digging the track selection on this one – Almost makes me want to run through it a second time for all y’all…
Oh well, if you’re interested, tracklist after the jump.

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The Fat Beat Diet, March 22nd

Continuing on from where we left off, the show starts things off with a classic track from the acid jazz era.

Some nice new local work from Anticon compilation – At the time, the label was definitely cultivating a sound very different from the mainstream and even underground hip hop of the day.

Back into a bit of soulfoul sounds as we wind it up for the 2nd half of the show. Had to drop Duke Dumont’s latest – that track is total monster, so it’s no surprise that it was recently in the news over in the UK for topping the charts amid some political/musical shenanigans. Then one of my favourite house tracks from Basement Jaxx before winding things off with some funk gems.

Too late! File removed (mp3 – 56Mb)

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The Road Pops, March 22nd

I had the chance to fill in for Kevin and Grant once again for the Road Pops, turning my usual 60 minute show into a 3hr extravaganza. Loved it. We kicked it off in Brazil with some nice classic Samba gems before gently rolling into some hip hop, funk and reggae. Keeping a mellow vibe, we drop into some more old school, but this time in the form of some acid jazz, peppering in a few somewhat more recent additions to the genre from Lapalux and Josh Osho. This led me to the inescapable conclusion that I had to play Squarepusher’s remix of DJ Food’s Scratch Your Head.

Despite really dense drum programming, the remix is so soulful and the breakdown so epic that the tune grabbed me immediately the first time I heard nearly a two decades ago. It brings a smile to my face every time I listen to it. Then we rocked a bit of Nautilus-built beats before settling back down into some hip hop and funk.

Here’s the show.

The Road Pops, March 22nd 2013 (mp3 – 115Mb)

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The Fat Beat Diet, March 8th

Seeing as this year, the show fell smack dab on International Women’s Day, I took the opportunity to drop an all women’s show this week. It’s something that I used to do quite regularly back in the day, but for whatever reason I haven’t done it recently. It’s certainly not for lack of material… We could have easily gone on for days.

Owing to some fuzzyheadedness on my part, the first part of the show didn’t feel as good to me as it could have been, but I finally managed to find a groove once we got into some hip hop.

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Electric Company, March 5th

I had the chance to fill in for Rob Faust this week on the Electric Company, so I took advantage of the opportunity to play a wide range of jazzy beats. It’s always nice to have a bit of extra time to play with so I can let the tracks and the mix breath a bit. Be sure to listen all the way through to the end (or at least skip all the way there) because the two Lou Rawls tracks at the end are mighty fine, and something I’m sure Terry O’Reilly and advertising history fans would love…

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