Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

House Classics

Here is a classic slice of vocal house goodness from Adeva, one of house music's shining stars in the late 80's/early 90's. Adeva had a string of successful house singles including the tracks "Respect", "Warning" and "Thank You", but this track off her 1991 album Love Or Lust? remains one of my personal favourites. Adeva sings with such power and conviction, it's hard not to be a fan of her music.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Halo-Let Me Do It 12"

Great little disco boogie jam on Lotus Land records to kick start your week. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

"Feet Don't Fail Me Now" Hip Hop Mix

The fine folks at Momentum asked me to put together a little mix to commemorate their blog - - a great spot to check out local happenings in the city and to get caught up on all the latest footwear and gear. I was more than happy to oblige and decided to construct a mix of rare and classic 80's and 90's hip hop nuggets coupled with a little mashup action that is sure to put a smile on a few faces. Below you will find the complete track listing for the mix.
Part 1 - Rollin' With The 80's...
True Culture - It's So Good, It's Bad
Ultramagnetic MC's - Make It Happen
Skinny Boys - Stylin'
She Rockers - Give It A Rest
Dismasters - Black & Proud
Technolo G - Go To Work
T La Rock - Breaking Bells

Part 2 - Deep In The Crates...
Ministers of Black - Step Into My Office
Tuff Crew - Smooth Operator
JVC Force - Stylin' Lyrics
Tony Tee - Expressing My Thoughts
Michie Mee & L.A. Luv - On This Mic
T.D.S. Mob - What's This World Coming To
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - Play This Only At Night
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Part 3 - Nod Your Head To This...
Redman Drops - Dr.J Mashup Mix

King Doe V - Shamalama 12"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"In Rasta We Trust" Reggae Mix

I dug out my dusty reggae 45" collection the other day and decided to put together a little mix of some classics, along with some newer reggae pieces. A great soundtrack for these hot summer months - enjoy!

Part 1 - Flashback Mix
Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan
Burning Spear - Travelling
Dillinger - Bionic Dread
Patrick Andy - Get Up, Stand Up
Joe Gibbs and the Professionals - Be There
Nicodemus - Boneman Connection
Sidney, George and Jackie - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Part 2 - Roots and Culture
Nitty Kutchie - With Jah
Luciano - No Matter The Weather
Luciano - Righteous Defender
Milton Blake - Light Up Di Chalice
Natty King - Country Under Seige
Fred Locks - Forces
Lloyd Brown - Bongo Nyah
Black Uhuru - Dollars
Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love
Part 3 - Joker Smoker Riddim Mix
Ziggi - Joker Smoker
Mr. Williamz - No Cigarette
Da Grynch - Joker Instrumental

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

House Classics

In my opinion one of the best deep house vocals of all time. This gem from Ms. Pope,circa 1993, refuses to leave my record box.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rare Rap Joint

Spent some time digging through my rap 12" collection this morning. Came up with this rare nugget from the vaults...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Freshest Rhymes In The World

"The Corporate Boys of Rap", this finely dressed duo were responsible for many successful rap singles in the 80's including "Genius Rap", which used the hook from "Genius of Love" by the Tom Tom Club. Eventually the two went their separate ways to pursue their own piece of the entertainment business pie. Andre Harrell(Dr. Jeckyll) went on to become the founder and Ceo of the hugely successful Uptown Records, an urban force in the 90's which proudly boasted a who's who roster of R&B and hip hop stars including Mary J Blige and Notorious B.I.G. He later went on to become the head of Motown Records, a move you might call a "significant notch in one's belt". Alonzo Brown(Mr. Hyde) continued releasing solo material on Profile records in the late 80's and eventually left to pursue a career in media, serving as executive producer for the successful television program Judge Mathis. They may not have been the "Freshest Rhymes in the World", but their impact on the hip hop community was significant and long lasting.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sadat X-Hang 'Em High 12"

Original member of the legendary rap group Brand Nubian, Sadat broke off to do the solo thing in 1996 and released this single off the Wild Cowboys album. Without a doubt, Sadat goes down in the hip hop history books as one of the greatest MCs to grace the mic. Enjoy!

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Return Of DJ Aladdin

This is an entertaining view. Peep his "Olympic Style" hurdle @5:10 - Classic!!

4 Hour "Expansions" Marathon Broadcast Tonight!

Tonight on "Expansions" Radio Show: Interview with UK soul sensation Alice Russell. Tribute to the life and times of Michael Jackson. This will be a 90 minute segment dedicated to the wide spectrum of music Michael released both as a solo artist and with his family as part of the Jackson 5. Expect to hear some favourites alongside some hard to find gems and rare live concert footage. I have also assembled a cast of rappers and performers who will be paying homage to the man who inspired them. Don't miss this unique look into the life of a musical genius who took the world by storm and inspired millions through his music,fashion and dance.

Also on the program:

Rare Rap Segment - I dig deep in the crates to present a selection of hard to find rap selections from the 80s/90s.

Reggae Rewind - I will be dropping a nice assortment of roots and dancehall reggae on 45". Lots of new releases from Mavado,Vybz Kartel, Spice, Elephant Man and more!

Program airs 9:00PM CST tonight on 90.5FM CFCR(Saskatoon). Check it on the web

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Curtis Mayfield-Kung Fu

With so many great releases to his credit, it is easy to forget how deep Curtis' discography really is. Here is an often overlooked gem from his Sweet Exorcist album on Curtom from 1974.