A nice mish mash of styles this week which all seemed to segue together quite pleasingly kicking off with some sunshine jazz funk vibes from Brazil, courtesy of MUV before Aisha Mars supplied some deep, instrumental, soul music from the great Bamalovesoul compiled On Deck 2 from the BBE crew, a great little collection of fresh nu-soul flavours, mostly from artists I’ve never heard of, which makes it even better. Blludd Relations then dubbed up the Owiny Sigoma Band to good effect which led nicely into Jameszoo‘s unrecognisable remix of the great Awanto 3‘s Afro house banger, «Su What? which we previewed on last weeks show.
Hip Hop was then the order of the day with 3 stylistically different takes on the genre kicking off with Jack Dice‘s rude, yet modern, take with some help from the great vocal talent of Stash Marina. Joe Kickass laid down a more traditional sounding cut from his forthcoming album on Project Mooncircle before Cat Claw & The Better Love Crew took us right back to the early days for a glimpse of what hip hop once was. The long dark percussive dub of Afrobuddha‘s «Zone» then swerved the show into new territory before Georgia‘s, «Spirit House» kept the dub but added a twist or two.
Quality roots reggae is in short supply these days so it is nice to see Kalbata & Mixmonster keeping it real with their new track, «Prisoner In Love» soon to be released on Freestyle which paved the way for some more nu-soul, firstly from Jevon Reynolds – another tune from On Deck 2 before the sweet tones of Joya Mooi gave the show another soul injection. Diversity in house then finished the show with the soulful vibes of Omar and Positive Flow before the darker techno soul of Vaghe Stelle finished the show off nicely.
MUV – Torta de Chocolate (EBS Diggin)
Aisha Mars – Ultraviolet (BBE)
Owiny Sigoma Band – Yukimwi, Blludd Relations remx (Brownswood promo)
Awanto 3 – Su What?, Jameszoo remix (Rush Hour promo)
Jack Dice – Stash’s Theme feat Stash Marina (Modern Love)
Joe Kickass – Superhero Stuff (Project Mooncircle promo)
Cat Claw & The Better Love Crew – The Golden Rule (BBE promo)
Afrobuddha – Zone, Drum mix (Round In Motion)
Georgia – Spirit Hosue (Meakusma)
Kalbata & Mixmonster – Prisoner In Love (Freestyle promo)
Jevon Reynolds – Silence, Midnight mix (BBE)
Joya Mooi – Beyond Of You (Giant Step)
Positive Flow – Do What I Do feat Omar, Soulpersona Raregroove rmx (TDR promo)
Vaghe Stelle – Libitum (Astro:Dynamics)
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