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)

artist – name [time]
seu jorge – Rebel Rebel 4:00 PM
Jorge Ben e Toquinho – Carolina Bela
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
Reminiscence Quartet – Onde Anda O Meu Amor
Gilberto Gil – Roda
jorge ben – Comanche
Black Eyed Peas – Falling Up
Dream Warriors – California Dreamin’
Digable Planets – Jettin’
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (jay Dee Extended Mix)
Jazz Samba Encore (Stan Getz) – Saudade Vem Correndo
Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos – Al Ritmo Del Bump
Barbara Acklin – Am I the Same Girl 4:31 PM
High Times Band – Ital Stew (Favorite Menu) Riddem Instrumental
Harry J. Allstars – The Liquidator
Michigan & Smiley – Tom’s Diner
Mr. Vegas – Heads High
toots and the maytals – funky kingston (extended)
Gang Starr – Dwyck (feat. Nice & Smooth)
Beatfanatic – Cookin’
One Step Beyond – Sureshot
The Brand New Heavies – Brother Sister 5:00 PM
The Fly – Slapshot
Katy B – Disappear
Josh Osho Ft Ghostface Killah – Redemption Days (Radio Edit)
The Herbaliser – Shattered Soul
Mario – Let Me Love You (Lapalux Bootleg Remix)
TM Juke – Damn (Drumagick Remix)
DJ Food – Scratch Yer Head (Square Pusher Mix)
Adam F – Circles (album edit)
Fashawn – The Antidote 5:33 PM
Bob James – Nautilus
Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme
Beastie Boys, The – Time To Get Ill
Beastie Boys, The – She’s Crafty
Beastie Boys – Car Thief
The O’Jays – For The Love Of Money
heatwave – ain’t no half steppin’
Al Green – Tired of Being Alone
Beau Dollar – Who Knows 5:55 PM