11 September 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 "NZ Soul All Dayer Special" on Base FM














In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

11.09.14
"NZ Soul All Dayer Special"

Keni Burke | Risin' To The Top (Nyntee's 'Keep On Risin'' edit)
Sunfire | Young, Free and Single
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison's 'Doin' It For The Love' edit)
The Blackbyrds | The Runaway
Angie Stone | Slippery Shoes (Blazing Encore's Sunday Groove edit)
Me & You | Love In Be We Must
Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady (Scrimshire edit)
Am Fm | You Are The One
Loose Ends | Gonna Make You Mind
Aurra | You And Me Tonight
Glenn Jones | Finesse
---
Change | You Are My Melody (Fat Albert's NZ Soul All Dayer edit)
Touche | Wrap It Up
Skipworth and Turner | Thinking About Your Love (Koko re-edit)
Esther Williams | I'll Be Your Pleasure
Euro Funk | Dynomite
Windjammer | Tossing and Turning
Bloodstone | My Love Grows Stronger
Klique | I Can't Shake This Feeling
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Asphalt Jungle | Freakin' Time (Pt. 1)
Ivy | It Must Be Magic

01 September 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 9: So Fruity, So Funky




















The final instalment of the 'Fruity and Funky' trio in the 'Pocket Sized Mixtapes' series (gangster) leans heavily back into the funky side of fruity - while remaining with one (good) foot on the fruity side of funky, of course.

No more blow and blather, just get on and wrap your laughing gear 'round these coconuts, on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. (Ps. the tracklist is on Mixcloud...)

The next trio of mixtapes take the funk in an entirely different direction, so watch this space for Vol. 10...

28 August 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

28.08.14

Orca | Rust
JMSN | The One (StarRo remix)
Dailon | Clubs
Jordan Rakei | My Time
RXN | Affinity
Mikos Da Gawd | What Would I Do?
Tony Starxx, Sean Vee and Christopher Killumbus | ATL Funk
Brock Berrigan | The Good Times
LAKIM | Rent4
Wes Pendleton | Be Alright
Iman Europe | Hold On We're Going Home (Jarreau Vandal remix)
Unknown | Seduction
Giorgio Oehlers | Clap
---
Madlib | New Days (Abjo refix)
The Midnight Trips | Never Far
Miles Bonny x Ta-Ku | Down To Earth Club Music
Losco | BDC
Wrongtom Meets Deemus J | Old Time Stylee
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Medicine Chest Dub
Lea Lea with Horace Andy and Serocee | The Road (DJ Vadim remix)
Sola Rosa with Kevin Mark Trail | Both Of Us
DJ Vadim with Kathrin deBoer | Black Is The Night
Panama Cardoon | Bosporous Thief
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Midnight Star | Curious (JackLNDN remix)
Brandy | I Wanna Be Down (LeMarquis remix)
J-Louis | Can't You See
Tony Allen | Alutere
Blowfly | Blowfly's New Year's Party (Sleazy McQueen edit)
Jackson B | I Said I Loved You
Galimatias | Marshmallow Grove (Elenne remix)
Micronism | An Unfulfilled Wish
Vanessa Freeman | Dawning Of A New Day
Tony Ansell | Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

LIVE: NZ Soul All Dayer Spring '14

























BAM!!

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21 August 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM













In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

21.08.14

Duffstep | Tired
Submotion Orchestra | 2L84U
Curtis Mayfield | Billy Jack (Chip Chabralle's Blissed Up Work Out)
Unknown | Deep Keys (nw)
Gazeebo | Mango Moon
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison's Doin' It For The Love edit)
FKJ | Instant Need
Tom Misch | South East
Little Dragon | No Love
Diverse | Jus' Biz
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Mikos Da Gawd | To The Top
Slow Hands | Rhabarbarum
GrooveU and Room4Spare | See U Again
Sixth Avenue Express | The Shame
Bear Feet | Feelin' Lucky
La Royale | The Crush
Le Youth | Dance With Me
The Treatment | We're Getting Stronger
---
Duff Disco | Just In Time
French Kiwi Juice | So Much To Me
Maribou State | Scarlett Groove
J-Louis | Ekolu
Monitor 66 | Ambient Blackbird
Dam-Funk | Hood Pass Intact

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 8: Mo' Fruity, Mo' Funky




















'A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 8' pushes the FRUIT and the FUNK to levels seldom seen before in the series. From South America, to Africa, to Indonesia and to Aotearoa, via the US, Spain and France, this mix is designed for maximum fruity pleasure - imagine yourself on a beautiful sandy beach in a secluded cove, quite probably nude, surrounded by like-minded others with this soundtrack seeping into your bones... Mo' Fruity, Mo' Funky indeed.

Listen and download on Soundcloud, or Mixcloud.
(ps. track listing is on the Mixcloud page...)

 As is my way, the 'Pocket Sized Mixtape' series are grouped into lil' arrangements of three - and completing this fruity, funky menage-a-trois is 'Vol. 9', coming very soon...

07 August 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM












In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursday, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

07.08.14

Ryan Hemsworth with UV Boi | Gods
The Code | 9.46
Pomo | Only You
Chief | Count In
Nikolaj Grandjean | The First Picture (Sander Moller bootleg)
Mars Today | The F In Sexy
Chet Faker | I'm Into You (Atlas Bound rework)
Adi Dick | Nightbus
Unknown | Sparkling
Giorgio Oehlers | Cursing In Church
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D-Ryde Productions with Damon Reel | LuVn U
Kendrik Lamar | ADHD (WigZen revision)
Maya Jane Coles | Dreamer
Jazzanova with Ursula Rucker | Keep Falling (Forss remix)
Lakim | Future Bounce
Matt Corby | Brother (Kygo remix)
Ogiyy | Hot 4 U
Chris McLenney | With You
Beem | Muni
Full Crate | Falling Off
The Super 3 | When You're Standing On The Top (DJ Day edit)
Gabriel Garzon-Montana | Everything Is Everything (Birthday Boy edit)
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Theo Parrish | So Now What
Titeknots | All Talk
Unhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ktEf6Yh9kYknown | Do For The Love Of Us
Anita Baker | Rapture (King Most redirection)
J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | The D. E. Effect

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 7: Fruity and Funky




















Volume Seven in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series veers far, far away from the 'laxed out vibes of the previous trio of mixtapes. However, the riches to be found within this collection are most definitely represented accurately in the title - all the tracks found here are indeed both FRUITY and FUNKY. So shed your inhibitions and get with the party.

Free streaming AND downloads below...

Soundcloud | Mixcloud

Don't say I never do anything for you.

31 July 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

31.07.14

Disclosure | Latch (The Melker Project remix)
Giorgio Oehlers | I Rise
SoreK | Old' Up
Jhelisa | Friendly Pressure
Soulstice | The Reason (DJ Spinna remix)
Marvolus with Illusion The Reviverr | Do It For NY
Sade | Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo edit)
Marvin Gaye x Cole Medina | What It Is Goin' On
Maxwell | Ascension (aywy and ShemQuestionMark remix)
Bobby Rush | Chicken Heads (Society Of Mind's Deconstructed mix)
Caserta | The Way That You Do It
Wale | Lovehate Thing (Sammy Bananas remix)
Planet Funk | Chase The Sun (Drop Out Orchestra edit)
Jamiroquai | Tonight's The Night
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Haywyre | Smooth Criminal
Jack Dixon | Coconuts
Blackbird Blackbird | Waikiki
The Pool | Jamaica Running (Poolside edit)
Earth, Wind and Fire | Evil
The Beastie Boys | Son Of Neckbone
Tortoise | TNT
Nickodemus | Boneman Connection
Hepcat | Rudies All Around
Zap Pow | Lottery Spin
The Dynamics | La Poupee Qui Fait Non
Cornerstone Roots | Miracles

28 July 2014

Five Albums #2: Murry Sweetpants












It just made sense for me ol' mate Murry Sweetpants to contribute #2 in the 'Five Albums' series.

I've been mucking around the fringes of Murry's life for some years now; as Trusted Friends we've put on shows in New Zealand featuring Roy Ayers, Norman Jay, Alice Russell, Crazy P and others; we've both been involved in Radio Ponsonby, George FM and now Base FM; and we've DJed together more times than we care to count.

Murry's one of life's good guys, and it's a great pleasure to be considered a friend.

As for his taste in music? Well, I'll leave that up for you to decide...

FIVE ALBUMS #2
Murry Sweetpants
Five Albums: I Can't Get Enough Of Right Now


Shit Robot
We Got A Love

Sketchy name - killer tunes. Back in 2000 an Irishman named Marcus Lambkin teamed up to DJ with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Not a bad guy to have on your side. This is the follow up album to 2010's From The Cradle To The Rave, and falling in with the DFA crew means having people like Nancy Whang at your disposal. Chuck in Reggie Watts as a guest on a couple of tracks too - can't lose.

If this girds your loins, be sure to check out the new Hercules and Love Affair album too!

Fave track: 'Do That Dance'

Z Records Presents
Ibiza 2014
Various Artists

I'm not sure if you've heard or not, but during June/July I made somewhat of a pilgrimage to DJ Mecca, the 'White Isle' of Ibiza. I'd been warned that it would blow my mind, however it was beyond expectation - it's like another planet, a planet filled with sunshine, sweet tunes and smiles. You simply must go once in your life.

Dave Lee's Z Records have compiled a bloody beautiful aural slice of Mediterranean life for their summer season. If you're a fan of the many incarnations of "Joey Negro", there's plenty of options outta the twenty-two tracks on this compilation. We're a long way from thirty degrees and bikinis in the club here in wintry ol' NZ, so turning this up nice n' loud while in front of an open fire in your undies is about as good as it's gonna get in this 'hood.

Fave track: Kiko Navarro and DJ Fudge 'So Tight'

Horse Meat Disco IV
Various Artists 

Can't deny them homos know how to have a good time - the legendary Sunday night party has been going strong for nigh on ten years in London and that Disco sound has re-spread like a virus across the world - it's been a two year wait since the last Horse Meat Disco comp and this one is more fruity than ever before. The HMD collective consists of DJs/producers James Hilliard, Severino, Jim Stanton and Luke Howard, and their bio states they are dedicated to the industry of human happiness - more of this in the world right now thanks.

Fave track: L'Amour with Krystal 'Let's Make Love Tonight'

Nightmares On Wax
N.O.W. Is The Time

Twenty-five years is a really long time to do anything - let alone absolutely killer tunes over and over again. This is a best of collection from George Evelyn aka DJ Ease - and it's all killer, no filler. I saw the beautifully packaged wax box set briefly at Real Groovy before it was snaffled away by a member of the staff who shall remain un-named. Damn him for getting the jump on me. Order one if you can.

Fave track: can't be done - too many gems.

Chromeo
White Women

Canadians! Funky, funky Canadians. A few years back Dave1 and P-Thugg played R&V. The live set was as awesome as I figured they would be and the latest offering from these guys has been well worth the wait. I love that as well as infectiously groovy beats, the lyrics across the album are a bit cheeky and naughty too. Lotsa collaborations with interesting cats like Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Toro Y Moi as well.

Further confirmation of the fact these guys are a little out of the ordinary: they unveiled the cover art and release date for the album via a missed connections ad on Craigslist on Valentines Day.

Check out the choice video clip for 'Come Alive' if you remember that flick Mannequin from back in 1987. Also worth a look is the Chromeo edition of the DJ Kicks! compilation series. Superb.

Fave track: 'Over Your Shoulder'





24 July 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM
















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

24.07.14

Chilicago & X-Or | Into U
Unknown | I'm Sorry
Adi Dick | Morning Bird
Sunni | Temple (StarRo remix)
Esta | Lexo
James Blake | Limit To Your Love (Amin Payne remix)
Soosh | Too Soon (fLako remix)
Tom Misch | Memory
Jesse Jahmal with Stacey Gardiner | This City
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Body Language | Love Life
Polographia | Righteous Hit
The Nomad | Sound Brace
Tom Misch | You Got Me Flying
Dub Club | Beware Dub
Norma White and Brentford Disco Set | I Want Your Love (Hober Mallow edit)
One Blood | Be Thankful (Leftside Wobble 12 Minute Rewind)
Originais Do Samba | Falador Passa (Mal Bosq rework)
Ozomatli | Donde Se Fueron?
Big Bang with Rasiyah | To The Full Every Minute
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Visioneers | Come And Play In The Milky Night
Lizzy Parks | Forever And A Day (Eric Lau remix)
Eric Lau with Rahel | Here
Es-K | Watermelon Man
Pierre Citron | Ca Te Regarde Si Je Te Regarde
Ruck P | The Keys
Erykah Badu | Love Of My Life (Kaytradamus remix)

21 July 2014

July Top 5: Kinda Lesser-Known Covers Of Really Well Known Songs















July Top 5: Kinda Lesser-Known Covers Of Really Well Known Songs

Thought I'd kick off a monthly Top 5 list with one I've borrowed from the last issue of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine (published to coincide with the NZ Soul All Dayer events).

The title of the Top 5 is pretty self-explanatory. Pictured above is Noelle Scaggs. Hello.

1. Willis - Word Up
So the story goes: 18yr old Willis was working in a music store in London when she recorded her version of the Cameo mega-hit and began selling it to punters from under the counter. Genius. What's even more genius is her re-imagining of the track; completely stripping back the squelch and theump of the original, and leaving the bare bones of her haunting voice accompanied by just a laconically funky guitar. Remarkably powerful.
Nb. Came to my attention via the exellent Rewind! LP series on Ubiquity. There are so many good versions on these compilations they're an embarrassment of riches.
2. Seu Jorge and Almaz - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
The Brazilian legend takes the already super mellow Roy Ayers staple and slides it down another couple of notches, with a reading that couldn't get any further laidback without falling over. Sure, the instrumentation is beautiful, though with a strangely menacing undercurrent running through, but that voice; oh, that voice! The man could read the phonebook and it'd sound like sex.
3. The Lions featuring Noelle Scaggs - Think (About It)
There are so many storming versions of this Lyn Collins/James Brown-penned track that this inclusion will no doubt raise the hackles of some (at least, I hope so). The Lions are an L.A. super-group of sorts, and the track is taken from their reggae-soaked Jungle Struttin' LP (Ubiquity, 2008). The album standout, with the wonderful Noelle Scaggs capturing the spirit of the Lyn Collins original while taking a hard left turn stylistically.
4. Lyn Collins - Ain't No Sunshine
From the fruit to the root: a version that is closer to the original than the other tracks on this list, but an absolutely scorching vocal from Lyn Collins means it more than earns its' spot. With her voice on the verge of cracking at points, the power and emotion Collins imbues into the Bill Withers written heart-string tugger is raw and real. From the excellent Think (About It) LP (People, 1972).
5. Yesterday's New Quintet - Golden Lady
Yesterday's New Quintet is one of uber-prolific L.A. produer Madlib aka Otis Jackson Jr's (many!) pseudonyms, and Golden Lady is taken from his Stevie LP (Stones Throw, 2004). Madlib goes deep on his all instrumental tribute to Wonder, playing everything himself, on what is a cracking album of seriously loose-limbed, broken-down, raggedy-ass funk.

(* this excerpt taken from Issue #4 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine. You can read the whole issue, and the back issues, here.)

The NZ Soul All Dayer blog is here.

And while we're at it, go and 'like' the NZ Soul All Dayer facebook page here, won't you?


03 July 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

03.07.14

Silver Man | Strike 3
Pusher | Feel U
Panama Cardoon | Bosporous Thief
RXN | Ioma
INF with Smokey | Windows
Linn and Freddie | Live 4 Love
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Sun Ra and His Arkestra | India (Mop Mop rework)
Unknown | Faixa
Setenta | Funky Tumbao
UFe | Danza Negra
Derobe Dance Band | Kem Dahg
Gazeebo | Dirty Jazzy Jointz
Southside Break Crew | Freshest Jam
Falqo | Feel Your Love
Drumagick | Sunday Morning
Peshay | Seville
Anchorsong | Before The Apple Falls
Philippe Edison | G.P.
Go Yama | Do The Astral Plane (Guitar Go Yama remake)
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J-Rocc | Stay Fresh
Madvillain | Bistro
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison 'Doin' It For The Love' edit)
Manhattan Transfer | Night In Tunisia (Scrimshire edit)
Sard Boogie | Sweeter 'Lil Thang
Ann Warren | Take Me In Your Arms (DJ Chairman and DJ 'S' Zing String remix)
Reggie Blount | Why Do You Call Me Baby?
Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson | Madison Avenue


30 June 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 6: Midnight Feast














A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 6: Midnight Feast

The sixth in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series is called "Midnight Feast", which also draws to a close a trio of mixtapes designed with loving in mind. It goes without saying what time of day this volume is recommended for...

Listen to AND download APSMV6: Midnight Feast here.

Volume 7 is already in the pipeline, so watch this space...


Playlist: Live at Real Groovy Auckland














This is me getting my grin on while spinning a few slices of vinyl for the punters at Real Groovy Auckland. Thanks to all the folks at Groovy for their hospitality! It was a blast. Below are the songs I played...

Suite For Ma Dukes | Find A Way
Jamiroquai | Half The Man
Ned Doheny | Get It Up For Love
Willis | Word Up
7 Samurai | Marlies and Marcus
Sugar Minott | Give The People What They Want
The Congoes | Fisherman
Peter Tosh | Ketchy Shuby
House Shoes | The Makings
Hearin' Aid with Tony Clifton | Higher
Breakage with Roots Manuva | Run 'Em Out
Starkey with Anneka | Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix)
James Pants | Crystal Lite
Kidboy with Blurum13 | A Moment To Think
People Under The Stairs | Tuxedo Rap
Common with Joy Denalane | Go! (Jazzanova remix)
Omar | I Love Being With You
Aloe Blacc | Patria Mia
Julian Y Su Combo | Enyere Kumbara
Lady | Money
Open Sky Unit | Sunshine Star
L.A. Carnival | Blind Man
Darondo | Legs
Windjammer | Tossing and Turning
Huba | My Sweet Beef Is My Song (Sing A Soulful Song)
Mayer Hawthorne | Maybe So, Maybe No
Osunlade | Crazy You
Me&You | Brown Paper Bag

100% Vinyl




A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 5: Afternoon Delight















A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 5: Afternoon Delight

Volume 5 in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series is also the second in a series of mixtapes designed with loving in mind. "Afternoon Delight" is a journey through the kinds of songs which suit exactly that; so wrap yourselves in yourselves and enjoy the music as you commune in the afternoon sunshine...

Listen AND download APSMV5: Afternoon Delight here.

Volume 6 will follow later this week...

26 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM











In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

26.06.14

Unknown | Oasis
IAMNOBODI x Usher | Nice and Slow (Duncan Gerow edit)
Tinashe x Cazz Major | Days In The West (Cazz Major edit)
Peppery | Mama Used To Say
The Slow Waves with Hannah Joy Habte | Last and Found
Lost Midas with Taylor O' - Love Undone
Harleighblu | This Way Love (Astro Raw remix)
Bailey Wiley with Raiza Biza | IXL
Cherie Mathieson | 88 Days
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Mos Def | Travellin' Man (Drew's Theory remix)
Sola Rosa with LA Mitchell | Real Life (Azaxx remix)
Q-Tip x Trus' Me | Work It Brown (Nirobi remix)
Shi Wisdom with KJ | LoveSpeak (Kutcorners & Big Jacks remix)
Sean Haefeli | Vision Fibreoptics
Ugly Duckling | A Little Samba (Leftside Wobble edit)
Robert Palmer | Work To make It Work (JMRS edit)
Mark de Clive-Lowe with Nia Andrews | Hooligan
Lady | Money
Duan & Only | Gold and Honey
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Wrongtom Meets Deemus J | Superteng
Tehbis | So Much
Jazzmine | Repeat
Zed Bias with Falty DL | Lucid Dreams
Kalbata with Clapper Priest | SUS
Sebastien Dutch with Max | Raindance (Wakasa)
Bearcubs x Tom Misch | Colours Of Freedom
La Royale | The Crush

24 June 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 4: Morning Glory














A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 4: "Morning Glory"

The first in a new trio of mixtapes lands with "Morning Glory", volume 4 in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series. As the name suggests, this one is for the lovers - indeed, this trio of mixtapes are all designed with earthly pleasures in mind... so press play and love the one you're with.

Listen AND download APSMV4: "Morning Glory" here.

Volume 5 will follow next week...



19 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM











In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

19.06.14

Thundercat | For Love I Come
Computer Jay and Orfeo | Prototype (Andre 3000 Standard)
Bondax | All Inside
Sola Rosa with L.A. Mitchell | Love Lost (Loveless) (Jay Knight remix)
Diatonic | Foreshore
Lost Midas with Audris | Head Games
The Stepkids | Fading Star
Yahtzel | Girls
Unknown | Da Man Of Decision
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Amin Payne | Mystical Minds
Peshay | Daydreaming
King Kooba | California Suite
The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination | Restless
Handbook | Obrigado
Aaron Jerome with Andreya Triana | Brighter Days
People Under The Stairs | Yo
Owusu and Hannibal | Blue Jay
Tom Misch | Moving Faster
Hudson Mohawke | FUSE
Burial | Archangel
Lava Lava | Afterlife
New Loungehead with Sulata | Cloth
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Micronism | First Reflections
Blackbird Blackbird | Treehouse
Soulpersona | Loves So Far Away (Donald Byrd Tribute)
Radiohead | Reckoner (Leftside Wobble Off-World Excursion)
Frenic | Lazy Sunday Stereo

12 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM











In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays BASE FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

12.06.14

Unknown | Vibesin'
Evil Needle with Sivey | Rendez-Vous (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
H.F. - White Clouds (Day's Rhodes More Travelled edit)
Melodiesinfonie | Sunshine Is Gone
Frenic | Money Ain't No Women
Just OK with Phoenix Troy | Sinah (Deep Shoq edit)
Mo Kolours | Little Brown Dog
Fouma System | Xamal Sa Bopp
Gramatik with Exmag | Obviously Instrumental
Reggie B with Leonard D'Stroy and Hevi | Addictive
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Jill Scott x Kool and The Gang | Whatever (Summer Madness edit)
Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell with Stauny Pops and JDouble | Happenin'
Galt and Roisin Murphy | Cold Truth (Alkalino rework)
Syl Johnson | Different Strokes (re-edit)
Bill Withers | It Ain't Because Of Me Baby (Gazeebo edit)
Esther Williams | I'll Be Your Pleasure
Kenny Doss | Sugar
Minnie Riperton | Reasons
Platinum Pied Pipers | On A Cloud
Sola Rosa with Noah Slee | Can We Get It Together
Quantic Y Anita Tijoux with Iara Renno | Doo Wop (That Thing)
Os Originals Do Samba | Tena Fe, Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer (George T edit)
Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura Band | Aqurarela Do Brasil (Mark E Version 2)
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Caribou | Sun (Suonho's Vintage Sun-Rays)
Quivver with Angel Hart | Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
Dino Ross | Let Me Be Your Soul
French Kiwi Juice | So Much To Me
JackLNDN | Drop Out


10 June 2014

LIVE: Expansions | Fri 4 July



















It's All Good Presents
A Night Of Wide Vibes
EXPANSIONS
With
Jay Jeffrey
Nyntee
From 8pm
Friday 4th July
GOLDEN DAWN
No Door - Bring Yr Smile

Facebook page here.

IF YOU LOVE... Real vinyl records played by and listened to with real people.
IF YOU LOVE... To hear a diverse range of soulful musical styles in one evening.
IF YOU LOVE... Your DJs to play fresh and exciting sounds, both old and new.
IF YOU LOVE... To smile and laugh with friends while you dance your ass off.

We've got you covered. So come get wide with an open mind...

05 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM



















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays BASE FM
107.3FM / Freeview CH71 / Tune In App
Streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

05.06.14

Tony Ansell | Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Mark de Clive-Lowe with Nia Andrews | Hollow
Louie Vega | Jungle Fever
Quantic with Iara Renno | Caruru
Ceu | Concrete Jungle
Gecko Turner | Un Limon en la Cabeza
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The Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Llego La Banda
Leon Ware | Nights In Brazil
Chico Mann | Mayombe
Lucho Burmudez Y Su Orquesta | Fiesta de Negritos (George T edit)
S Strong | Return Of The Mambo
Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen | Against The Wall
Onra | Relax In Mui Ne
Aim | Just Passin' Through
Cee-Roo | Make It Funky
Pleasure | Let's Dance (The Reflex edit)
Bo Saris | She's On Fire (Unknown edit)
Jamiroquai | Too Young To Die (Wilsoni's Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die re-work)
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
French Kiwi Juice | Lying Together
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Finley Quaye | Even After All
Unity Pacific | Are You Strong?
Anthony Valadez with Miles Bonny | Searching For (Adi Dick remix)
Eric Lau with Rahel | Here
Tom Misch | The Journey
Duff Disco | A Tribute To Barry
Al Green with John Legend | Stay With Me (Max Kane Slump)

Music: From Me To You













MUSIC: From Me To You... For Free...

Over on the left hand side of this blog is a lil' list of interesting tidbits, time-consuming procrastinators and shenanigan-inducing behavioural suggestions. Among them are a bunch of mixtapes I've lovingly assembled - the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series.

Currently there are three volumes available for download, from either Soundcloud or Mixcloud...

Vol. 1: In The Pocket / Workinonit   ( sound / mix )
Vol. 2: Lazy Hazy Days   ( sound / mix )
Vol. 3: Through The Clouds   ( sound / mix )

Oh, and I've another trilogy of sorts ready to load up, so it might well be worth checking back there every now and then. If you like the music, that is...

I reckon you just might.


29 May 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM















In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays NZT
www.basefm.co.nz
Freeview CH71
Tuned In App

29.05.14

Isaac Hayes | That Loving Feeling
7 Samurai | Marlies and Marcus
Recloose with Joe Dukie | Deeper Waters (Frost and Wagner remix)
Tosca | Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou Soul Searcher dub)
D'Angelo | Spanish Joint
Jill Scott | Gettin' In The Way
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DJ Day x Miles Bonny | Skyy Can You Feel Me
Me&You | Brown Paper Bag
Eru Dangerspiel | Coq Au Vin
Ricketts Meets Fabulous | Loo Loo
Upper Hutt Posse | E Tu
Downtown Brown | Mr Brown
Madvillain | America's Most Blunted
Kenn Starr, Asheru and Talib Kweli | If
Amp Fiddler | Freakin'
Maze | Southern Girl
Crackin' | Feel Alright
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Brick | Dazz
Imagination | Streetmix (Disconet edit)
Afrodisiac Soundsystem | Gwen Guthrie vs Tony Allen
Dizzy Gillespie | Alligator
Aloe Blacc | Bailar (Scene 1)
Raphael Saadiq | Faithful

27 May 2014

It's Official: Back On Radio










In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays
Base FM

107.3FM
Freeview CH71
www.basefm.co.nz 

22 May 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM













Base FM
22.05.14

Rocket Juice and The Moon with Erykah Badu | Manuela
House Shoes | The Makings
Starkey with Anneka | Stars
Breakage with Roots Manuva | Run 'Em Out
James Pants | Crystal Lite
Andras | Soft Illusion
Major Swellings | Pole Vaulter's Delight
Kompleks | Space Talk
Kidboy with Blurum13 | A Moment To Think
Eva Be with David Ben-Porat | Trippin' On Eva B
Platinum Pied Pipers | Pigeon Hole
Choklate with Chali2na | Waitin'
Hearin' Aid with Tony Clifton | Higher
Pacific Heights with Jdubs, Aeries and Ladi6 | Dreaming
Me&You | Love In Be Must We
The Cool Kids | Mikey Rocks
Gil Scott-Heron | New York Is Killing Me
The Stepkids | Sweet Salvation
Krystal Klear | Tried For Your Love
Claws For? | Colour Theory
Assembly Line | Cosmic Ballad
Dam-Funk | Burgundy City
Barkin' Soul with Morgane | C'est La Foute A
Bukky Leo and Black Egypt | Skeleton
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno | Portada Del Mar
Cal Tjader | Soul Burst


13 May 2014

Five Albums #1: Nyntee

It's been quite some time since I've actively updated this page. I blame summer. And my desire to spend as much time outdoors during it as possible. As the air gets a little cooler and the days a little shorter, I find I have much more time to burn online. So, let's get cracking!

This is the first in an ongoing series I'm calling 'Five Albums'. The drill is simple: each time a special guest will select five albums which mean something to them. Could be their favourites of all time, or albums which led the writer to discover even greater musical riches, or an album cover, or a dearly-held memory which listening to the album conjures up again. It's a fairly loose brief that will, I hope, inspire some slightly unexpected selections, rather than a bunch of rare shit designed to impress the reader. And because this ain't a democracy - it's a blog - I reckon I'll get the ball rolling.

FIVE ALBUMS
David 'Nyntee' Carroll

As I mentioned in the introduction, the brief for 'Five Albums' is loose - just how I like my pants. I've decided to run with five albums which hold very fond memories of my youth. None of these will be unknown to you, as that's really not the point. These albums may well mean something to you too. If not; if you read this list and think 'What a crock of mushy old shit!', well, get down off your high horse and learn how to have fun again, will you?!

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

I only recenrly began listening again to Blood Sugar Sex Magik, possibly for the first time in more than ten years. Yet, as soon as the first notes of opening track The Power Of Equality drop, I'm magically transported straight back to my fifteen year old self trying to duplicate Chad Smith's drumming while jamming with my equally frenetic friends in the Waihi College music rooms. As you can imagine, at that age we were brimming with enthusiasm/piss and vinegar, and the sheer breakneck thrill of this seriously funky music was nothing short of intoxicating. (Hell, if George Clinton can get down with the Chilis, then y'all need to get yo' thumbs outta yo' butts!) As a drummer, I wanted to play like Smith. The interplay of the now-comfrotably-bedded-into-the-band guitarist John Frusciante and legendary bass player Flea was like little else I'd heard at that point. However, if I was tripping out over the music, Anthony Kiedis' lyrics blew my mind. Here was this guy not just singing about sex, but with multiple women and in graphic detail. The track Sir Psycho Sexy has a verse about a female traffic cop who pulled the protagonist over on an L.A. freeway, and exactly what he did to her over the bonnet of her own patrol car. At fifteen, I was gobsmacked. I was certainly aroused. And I was converted. I wanted to be in this band. Now? Well, maybe not so much, but I still love this album, not least because it reeks of youthful enthusiasm and speaks of a world almost any fifteen year old male would give his left nut to inhabit.

Spearhead
Home

Michael Franti has had some history. Some will recall the Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy and their particular brand of politicism, but it was his debut album under the Spearhead name which is most often found in my CD player. And I don't mean in comparison to the Disposable Heroes, I mean more or less in general. Funky, loose-limbed, live instrumentation snakes throughout the album, allied to a more lyrically laidback Franti as he laconically drawls his way through songs about his favourite historical figures re-imagined as an all-star basketball team, and what he would do if he discovered he was HIV positive. There are moments of strong socio-political commentary (probably more socio- than political, mind you), but as a general rule there are more smile-inducing moments than calls to arms. While Franti went on to record more albums in a similar style under the Spearhead brand, I love this album as it recaptures the spirit of many, many youthful summers.

Shuggie Otis
Inspiration Information

I really can't recall the first time I heard Shuggie Otis, but little else I've heard since has made me as happy, so effortlessly. I think Sparkle City may well be my favourite song *ever* but in terms of a 1-2-3 opening salvo, there aren't too many albums which carry the heavyweight currency Inspiration Information does. Child prodigy Shuggie (son of famed R&B bandleader Johnny Otis) recorded this album - his second - over the course of three years, and it was released in 1974. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to state that it sounds as fresh today as it did forty years ago. And pretty much the whole thing was written, arranged, produced and recorded by a teenaged Shuggie. It's devastatingly clever musically, remarkably accessible and righteously funky. Besides all of that, the album also tore Sly Stone a new one, gave the Brothers Johnson their best-known single (Strawberry Letter 23) and pre-dated the stylistic totalitarianism of the likes of Prince by more than a decade. Listening to it now, you can hear the craftmanship, the engaging experimentalism, the love and the care that has been taken with the song writing and arrangement; hark! It is pop music! But nothing like the pop music we're exposed to nowadays. We should be so lucky. An so should've he. Shuggie Otis is one cat who never got his proper dues. If you don't own this album, you should remedy the situation immediately. Seriously.

Nb. Yes, I'm aware I've used the cover from the Luaka Bop re-issue of Inspiration Information rather than the original, but this is the version I found first, so it means the most to me.

Miles Davis
Kind Of Blue

I've lost track of how many times I have bought this album: as a gift for friends and for myself; on vinyl and on CD; here in New Zealand and in both London (Intoxica, in the Portobello Road, no less) and Edinburgh while doing the classic Kiwi OE. Except on my OE, I could not be without a copy of Kind Of Blue. Now regarded as the best-selling jazz album of all time and described variously as "a defining moment of twentieth century history" and as a "cornerstone of any jazz collection", it's hardly a nerdy collector type choice to ake for this column. Do I give a fuck? Nope. I love this album. It's another of those albums whose opening notes - in this case, a handful of piano chords from Bill Evans before the supremely magical, floating bass of Ron Carter ushers in the sublime So What? - stir all of the golden memories of the music, the places where I heard the music and the people I was with when I heard the music. Proper music is that powerful. And Miles Davis is still one of the coolest motherfuckers to walk the planet.

Nb. I recall reading a story about the infamous producer and arranger David Axelrod meeting Miles Davis, at some point during the 1970s. Axelrod (a recovering alcoholic at the time) was introduced to Davis, who promptly handed him an almost-empty, lukewarm glass of beer. Then, when Axelrod was facing a third person in the group, Davis punched him hard in the stomach and left the room.

Supergrass
I Should Coco

By 1995 the young D.L. Carroll (you didn't really think my middle name was Nyntee, did you?) was a bloody rock n' roll hooligan, playing drums in a band with a group of young men who really should've known better. A few years out of school, a few years into university and living in the big smoke of Auckland city, and then I stumbled onto I Should Coco. Fuck me. Changed my life. It was like discovering The Buzzcocks, The Kinks and Supertramp all rolled into one three-piece band of teenage dirtbag punks. The energy, the willingness and the swagger was compelling, and while musically they weren't re-inventing the wheel, they were clearly having an incredible time smashing the shit out of their instruments, their voices - and their songs. I guess having played in a three-piece band and in a roughly similar style, my love for the album at the time was a purely personal (read: selfish) matter. But then, isn't that exactly what love is? Too much music I hear these days has had all the passion and the fun sterilised out of it, for whatever reason. I Should Coco is youthful enthusiasm times ten, and an impressive debut album by any measure.

And then yesterday I discovered an old battered copy of Dookie by Greenday in the glovebox compartment of my car, slipped it into the CD player and... oh shit, here we go again with the reminiscing about my (only slightly) mis-spent youth...



07 May 2014

Soultearoa Shakedown Issue #4




















Issue #4 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine is available online for your perusal here.

The 'zine is published to coincide with the (roughly) quarterly NZ Soul All Dayer events. This issue features contributions from everyone involved in the April 2014 event at the Golden Dawn - and a whole lot of really cool stuff from all sorts of other folks as well.

The NZ Soul All Dayer blog can be found here. And you should make the effort, I reckonwww.thenzsoulalldayer.blogspot.com.

13 January 2014

NZ Soul All Dayer Waiheke Island 2014




















Auckland Anniversary Weekend sees the debut of the NZ Soul All Dayer Waiheke Island. Check out this link for more information, and this link to buy yourself tickets. See you there!

04 November 2013

Playlist: Earshot In The Pocket | Sun 3 Nov














Stepped up to the George FM plate on Sunday covering for Cian's 'Earshot' show, and had a blast. Again. Here's what I played.

D'Angelo | Brown Sugar (Heartbreak Sound rework)
Brandy | Never Say Never (Jael remix)
Karsh Kale | Beautiful (J-Boogie remix)
Oneself | Bluebird
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
Dam Funk | Hood Pass Intact
Sola Rosa with Georgia Anne Muldrow | Never Too Far
Duff Disco | Just In Time
Faze-O | Ridin' High (J-Boogie edit)
Boston Rodriguez with Cherie Mathieson | Lost In Space
Al Velilla with Opolopo | Fearless
Kimbra | Plain Gold Ring (Vonyx remix)
Maya Jane Coles | Not Listening
La Royale | The Crush
Chicken Lips | Sweet Cow (Dave Allison Moovin remix)
The Emotions | Flowers (Soul Ganga edit)
Talking Heads | Moon Rocks
Exotic Pets | Bush Skank
Che Fu | Waka
Erykah Badu | Love Of My Life (Kaytranada remix)
Sunfire | Young, Free And Single
Opensouls with Ladi6 | Sweet Love (Nyntee edit)
De La Soul | Ring Ring

22 October 2013

LIVE: Expansions | Fri 8 Nov




















It's All Good Presents
A Night Of Wide Vibes
EXPANSIONS
With
Jay Jeffrey
Bevan Keys
Nyntee
and AWDJ
From 8pm
Fri 8 Nov
GOLDEN DAWN
No Door - Bring Yr Smile

Facebook page here.

The scene is Anycity. The time is after dark. The day is the weekend, because any time after dark is, by default, the weekend. Work is over. The straight world has gone to bed, doors firmly bolted against the hustlers and the johns; the cops, the robbers and the mack daddies; the heads, the jazz cats and the beat freaks. This is the world into which we beckon you, brave listener.

Jay 'Fat Albert' Jeffrey, Bevan Keys, Richard 'AWDJ' Crafter and David 'Nyntee' Carroll delve deep to deliver the goodness. And the badness. Just the way you never knew you liked it. You'll hear tough jazz funk, syrupy sweet soul, Latin flavoured floor fillers, left-footed house, car chase music, cosmic lazer disco and plenty more besides.

This is how we get wide - with an open mind.

Playlist: Mixed Messages | Tue 15 Oct, 2013











Had a bunch of fun playing at 'Mixed Messages' alongside Nigel Love and Kirk James. It's a good set up: half hour on, hour off, with plenty good lovin' on the food and drink and warm surroundings tip down at the Britomart Country Club, even on a cold, wet Tuesday night.

Here's the order the records came out of the bag...

Lady | Money
Spanky Wilson And The Quantic Soul Orchestra | I'm Thankful
Leroy Hutson | Love The Feeling
Sweet Charles | Soul Man
Al Green | Love Ritual
Windjammer | Tossing And Turning
Loose Ends | Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)
Omar | I Love Being With You
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Stonephace | Wedgehead Gets Lucky
Cal Tjader | Soul Burst
Julian Y Su Combo | Enyere Kumbara
MopMop with Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph | Run Around
Barkin' Soul | Punto de Partida
Rocket Juice And The Moon with Erykah Badu | Manuela
Radio City with Bajka | Everything
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Dizzy Gillespie | Alligator
IG Culture Presents Zen Badizm with Bilal | Girl U Need A Change Of Mind
The Blackbyrds | Do It, Fluid
Joy Denalane with Lupe Fiasco | Change
Kenn Starr, Asheru and Talib Kweli | If
Choklate | Waitin'
Moka Only | Lowdown Suite
-----
Panache | Sweet Jazz Music
Wes Coats | Land Of Music
Michael Henderson | Whip It
Kellee Patterson | Turn On The Lights
Rufus with Chaka Khan | Circles
Maxayn | Trying For Days
The Lewis Connection | Mr. G

Big thanks to the boys for the invite.
Keep Vinyl Alive!

08 September 2013

Playlist: In The Pocket | Sun 8 Sept














First show back on George FM for a few months. Just like riding a bike. Apparently.

'In The Pocket with 90'
12-2pm Sunday 8 Sept 2013
George 96.6FM
www.georgefm.co.nz

D'Angelo | Spanish Joint
Cole Medina | Ain't No Funq
Erykah Badu | Honey (Mark Rae edit)
The Bar-Kays | Too Hot To Stop (D.Veloped edit)
Jurassic 5 | What's Golden (DJ Maars reggae re-fix)
Pharrell | Frontin' (Frankie Goes Deep 'First Day Of Summer' edit)
Talk Talk | It's My Life (Phil Drummond remix)
40 Thieves | In Your Space
Groove Assassin | I Love You (RedSoul remix)
Al Velilla with Opolopo | Fearless
Harleighblu | Play Me
Dizzy Gillespie | Alligator
Johnny Harris | Odyssey (Part 1)
Greyship Daviz | Traffic (Cheek To Cheek, Bumper To Bumper) [Markus Enochsen Traffic Jam remix]
Tom Browne | Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)
The Pockets | In The Pocket
Lady | Money
The SSO Orchestra | Faded Lady (Leftside Wobble edit)
Omar | I Love Being With You
Quantic Y Anita Tijoux with Iara Renno | Doo Wop (That Thing)
Gecko Turner | Monosabio Blues
A Tribe Called Quest with Baby Bam | If The Papes Come
Ed Sheeran | The A Team (Shy FX remix)
Sammy Bananas | Run 2 Me (Thicke remix)

02 August 2013

Playlist: In The Pocket | Fri 2 August















All 45s. All Day.

'In The Pocket with 90'
Fridays12-2pm (NZT)
Radio Ponsonby 107.7FM
www.radioponsonby.co.nz

Motherlode | Hard Life [Buddah]
Bronx River Parkway | La Valla [Truth And Soul]
Menahan Street Band | Make The Road By Walking [Dunham]
The Gap Band | Shake [Mercury]
The Soul Seven | Southside Funk Pt. 1 [Stones Throw]
Timothy McNealy | Sagittarius Black [Now Again]
Mickey Murray | Fat Girl [Federal]
Willie Bobo | Soul Foo Young [Now Again]
Billy Paul | Am I Black Enough For You? [Philadelphia International]
The Mighty Imperials | Thunder Chicken [Daptone]
Lee Fields with Sugarman And Co. | Shot Down [Daptone]
Joseph Henry And The Dap-Kings | Who's The King? (You Know That's Me) [Daptone]
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings | How Do I Let A Good Man Down? [Daptone]
Breakout | Planet Rock Pts. 1 & 2 [Melting Pot Music]
James Duncan | I Got It Made (In The Shade) [Federal]
Charles Spurling | That's My Zone (He's Pickin' On) [King]
Lil' Lavair And The Fabulous Jades | Cold Heat [Now Again]
Rev. R.A. Yates And The Gospel Communicators | Tight Situation Pt. 1 [Soul-Full]
Marie "Queenie" Lyons | Your Key Don't Fit It Anymore [Deluxe]
Cookin' On 3 Burners | Mango Skin [Freestyle]
Queen Eve And The Kings | All Hail The Queen [Melting Pot Music]
Osaka Monaurail | Groovy, Groovy, Groovy Pt. 2 [Monaurail And Empowerment]
Clarence Foster And The Internal Revenue Service | Fry Chicken In Your Hot Pants [Freestyle]
Connie Price And The Keystones | The Badger [Now Again]
Jeb Stuart | Soul Jerk It, Baby [King]
Diplomats | She's The One [Soul-Line]
The Dynamics | Land Of 1000 Dances [Big Single]
Breakestra | Deuces Up, Double Down Pt. 1 [Stones Throw]
The Temptations | Masterpiece [Gordy]
Al Green | What Is This Feeling? [Hi]
Peter Brown | For Your Love [Drive]
Lowrell | Smooth And Wild [AVI]
The Delfonics | Didn't I [Bell]
Reparata And The Delrons | Saturday Night Didn't Happen [Stateside]

27 July 2013

Playlist: 'In The Pocket' | Friday 26 July 2013













'In The Pocket with 90'
Fridays 12-2pm (NZT)
Radio Ponsonby 107.7FM
www.radioponsonby.co.nz

The Pharoahs | Freedom Road
Frank Walton | Safari
Olli Ahvenlahti | Grandma's Rocking Chair
Seawind | Free
Jacques Pelzer | Naima
Mop Mop with Anthony Joseph | Let I Go
Barkin' Soul with Morgane | C'est La Faute A
Il Carbonaro | High Noon
Open Sky Unit | Sunshine Star
Calender | Comin' On Strong
Poetiquette | Soul Melody (Yam Who? remix)
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro | Un Canto A Mi Tierra (J-Boogie remix)
Barkin' Soul | Punto De Partida
Jayne Cortez And The Firespitters | See Chano Pozo
Kamal Abdul Alim | Brotherhood
The Lewis Connection | Mr G
The Lewis Connection | Got To Be Something Here
Emilio Santiago | Brother
Il Carbonaro | Amigo De La Muerte
Mop Mop | Loa Chant

*Lots of tracks taken from two outstanding BBE compilations in particular today (hey, don't judsge me! I've got a big night ahead and I was trying to pack light!):

Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection
Sadar Bahar Presents Soul In The Hole

Propers to both those gentlemen, and of course to the guvnor, Jay Jeffrey.



20 May 2013

Playlist: In The Pocket on Radio Ponsonby - Fri 17 May 2013














Pierre Citron | Ca Ta Regarde Si Je Te Regarde
Marcos Valle | Nao Tem Nada Noa (Jael remix)
Eric Lau with Tawiah | Where To Go Now
Aloe Blacc | I Need A Dollar (La Felix remix)
Nia Andrews | Colours (Hiatus Kaiyote Transmutation)
Joss Ryan | Girls
Mount Kimbie with King Krule | You Took Your Time (album edit)
Change | You Are My Melody (NZ Soul All Dayer edits)
The Crusaders | Street Life (Synapson's 'Moog & Scratch' edit)
Suzy Q | Get On Up (Fingerman Did It Again edit)
Salsoul Orchestra | Runaway (DJ Densus Millie J edit)
JT | I Love Music
Miles Bonny with Bobby Blunt | Tonight's The Night (Kenny Dope's Original mix)
Chris Malinchak | So Good To Me
Jason Malan | Back To The Sand
Mary Clark | Take Me I'm Yours (Mercury edit)
Social Disco Club | Good Times
Kong Fooey vs Loungefly | Hi-Fidelity
FCL | It's You (Bordertown Deep Booty)
Jamie Lidell | A Little Bit More (Mango's Midnight edit)
Moon Boots | Love Strong
Disclosure | White Noise
Benji Boko | Kudos
Daft Punk with Panda Bear | Doin' It Right

13 April 2013

Playlist: Wax Wednesday on In The Pocket with 90 | 10 April 2013














IG Culture Presents Zen Badizm | Girl You Need A Change Of Mind
J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | A Tribute To Bobby
The Stepkids | Sweet Salvation
The Stepkids | Sweet Salvation (Yacht remix)
Claws For? | Photo Realism
Mara TK | Taniwhunk (Moodymann remix)
Dollskabeat | Bored Of Shit (Vakula Dub remix)
Dublex Inc. | Repercusion
Jessica Lauren Four | White Mountain
Jessica Lauren Four with Jocelyn Brown | Happiness Train (Miss Marple edit)
Maxayn | Bail Out
Puzzle People | French Fried Boogie
Calender | Comin' On Strong
Sparkles | Trying To Get Over
Jackie Stroudemire | Invisible Wind (Shoes re-edit)
Quincy Jones with Patti Austin | Razzmatazz (Onur Engin edit)
Watson | Get It On
Bonobo | Antenna
Bonobo | Cirrus
Hudson Mohawke with Dam-Funk | Tell Me What You Want From Me
J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | A Tribute To Dilla

31 March 2013

Coming soon! NZ Soul All Dayer




















NZ Soul All Dayer
New Zealand's premier soul music event
An all day celebration of soul music
2pm-2am
Sat 11 May
Golden Dawn
For more info...
Or contact: nzsoulalldayer@gmail.com

20 March 2013

Playlist: Wax Wenerei "Stones Throw x Now Again x Radio Ponsonby"














Every Wednesday on Radio Ponsonby I play an all-vinyl selection, and this week it was dedicated to a bunch of tunes from the Stones Throw and Now Again labels. Heavy funk, sideways jazz and flipped instrumental hip hop abounds, as I wade through a hand-picked set of pieces taken from two of the finest "underground" labels around.

(OK, I admit there's also a piece in there from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite For Ma Dukes project - but I don't think Wolf or Egon would mind this particular detour...)

Timothy McNealy | Sagittarius Black {7"} [NA503072B]
Sound Directions | Skyscrapers {7"} [STH4005] *Fan Club 45
Koushik | Nothing's The Same {7"} [STH7030]
James Pants | Future Delight {7"} [STH4027] *Fan Club 45
Mr. Magic & Pookie Blow | Earth Break {12"} [STH2056]
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf | Red Light Green Light {Big Shots LP} [STH2077]
J.Rocc | Play (This One) {12"} [STH2054]
Yesterday's New Quintet | Elle's Theme {12"} [STH2034]
Yesterday's New Quintet | Uno Esta {12"} [STH20401]
Yesterday's New Quintet | Golden Lady {Stevie LP} [STH2086]
Malik Flavors | Early Dawn {Ugly Beauty 12" EP} [STH2072]
Suite For Ma Dukes | Nag Champa {Suite For Ma Dukes EP} [MOLP006]
Mayer Hawthorne | A Strange Arrangement {A Strange Arrangement LP} [STH2219]
Mayer Hawthorne | Just Ain't Gonna Work Out {7"} [STH7028] *That Red Heart-Shaped Vinyl
L.A. Carnival | Flyin' {The L.A. Carnival Would Like To Pose A Question LP} [NA5009]
The Detroit Sex Machines | The Stretch (Egon's edit) {12"} [NA5016]
The Keystones with Malcolm Catto | The Shadows Of Leaves {Blood's Haul OST LP} [NA2004A]
Connie Price & The Keystones with Lester Abrams and Leslie Smith of The L.A. Carnival | Wildflowers {12"} [NA5013]
The Soul Seven | Mr. Chicken ---- {12"} [NA2005A]
Lil' Lavair & The Fabulous Jades | Cold Heat {Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol. 1 LP} [NA50171]
Kashmere Stage Band | I Wish (Todd Terry remix) {12"} [NA5025B]
Ebony Rhythm Band | Drugs Ain't Cool {Soul Heart Transplant: The Lamp Sessions LP} [NA50111]
Leon Mitchison & The Eastex Freeway Band | Street Scene {12"} [NA5018]
Carleen & The Groovers | The Thing {12"} [NA5015]
Aloe Blacc | Take Me Back {12"} [STH2246]
Jaylib | The Red {12"} [STH2061]
Madvillain | America's Most Blunted {Madvillainy LP} [STH2065]
Dam-Funk | When 80mph Feels Like 20 {7"} [STH7033} *Stones Throw x Stussy Japan


14 March 2013

Interview: Hugh Masekela














Hugh Masekela is a lion of a man.

At 70-odd years of age, the man has seen more than most of us would even consider possible. Exiled from his homeland of South Africa aged just 21, Masekela spent the next thirty years playing, recording and/or touring with the likes of Harry Belafonte, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Paul Simon, Bob Marley, U2 and many, many, many more. He has recorded more than forty albums under his own name, topped the US charts, played the infamous Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, toured the globe countless times and (with longtime friend Stewart Levine) put together Zaire '74, the concert in Kinshasa held at the time of the 'Rumble In The Jungle' boxing fight between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman. He is a recipient of the coveted 'Keepers Of The Flame' award and a consistently strong voice for the rights of Africans and indigenous peoples.

And he spent fifteen minutes of his time speaking with me on Radio Ponsonby.

Have a listen here, or in the player below...