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Carnivalism Fridays No.115 – Ben Westbeech – Stronger
Carnivalism Fridays No.115 – Ben Westbeech – Stronger

Last week we mentioned a talented Bristolian, this week we mention another. Ben Westbeech has collaborated with the likes of Soul Clap, Henrik Schwarz, MJ Cole, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Georg Levin.

Carnivalism Fridays No.114 – Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Carnivalism Fridays No.114 – Julio Bashmore - Au Seve

Julio Bashmore is a Bristolian Bass Boy.
His Battle For Middle You from last year is probably already familiar to you, but it is absolutely worth taking a closer his other releases.

Carnivalism Fridays No.113 – Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister)
Carnivalism Fridays No.113 - Monie Love - It's A Shame (My Sister)

Monie Love was one of the first British exports of Hip Hop to make it big worldwide under the guidance of Queen Latifah and representation by the Native Tongues collective.

Carnivalism Fridays No.112 – The Tide Is High – The Paragons
Carnivalism Fridays No.112 - The Tide Is High - The Paragons

The rocksteady boys from Kingston Jamaica, paint a poignant backdrop as the UK prepares for a summer weekend of flooding (yawn).

Carnivalism Fridays No.111 – Jamie Woon – Night Air (Solomun Edit)
Carnivalism Fridays No.111 - Jamie Woon - Night Air (Solomun Edit)

Jamie produced this track with Burial, and from where we are sitting, the collaboration worked very, very well.

Carnivalism Fridays No.110 – Jay Williams – Testify – The U.B.P. Sunday Vocal
Carnivalism Fridays No.110 - Jay Williams - Testify - The U.B.P. Sunday Vocal

Soulful House has had it’s ups & downs, it’s good, bad & downright ugly. Singer/Songwriter Jay Williams thankfully fell into the better side of the genre.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 – Mary J Blige – Be Happy
Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 - Mary J Blige - Be Happy

50 million album sales worldwide? How could we not include her at some point?

Carnivalism Fridays No.108 – Sylvester – Over & Over
Carnivalism Fridays No.108 – Sylvester – Over & Over

The undisputed Queen of Disco in the campest, draggiest of forms, Sylvester James put the ‘Hi’ in NRG.

Carnivalism Fridays No.107 – Plump Djs – Electric Disco
Carnivalism Fridays No.107 - Plump Djs - Electric Disco

Breakbeat favourites Plump DJs released this back in 1999. Always phat, always plump, these are very very dirty boys!

Carnivalism Fridays No.106 – Kele – Tenderoni (Larry Tee & Beckwith Remix)
Carnivalism Fridays No.106 - Kele - Tenderoni (Larry Tee & Beckwith Remix)

Bloc Party frontman hit the festival circuit in 2010 with this track taken from his solo project “The Boxer”.

Carnivalism Fridays No.105 – Donna Summer – If it Hurts Just a Little
Carnivalism Fridays No.105 - Donna Summer - If it Hurts Just a Little

It has to be said Stock Aken & Waterman really did knock the shine off this beauty in my opinion. She has such a cache of Disco classics some that fell victim of the genre’s own commercial success into the 80’s, others that will remain classics now, and forevermore.

Carnivalism Fridays No.104 – Blues For You Vs. I Miss You – Groovin Vol. 2 E.P.
Carnivalism Fridays No.104 – Blues For You Vs. I Miss You – Groovin Vol. 2 E.P.

This bootleg was kicking around in 2004. The two tracks used were Blues for You by Logic, and I Miss You by Joey Musaphia that was first released in 1997.

Carnivalism Fridays No.103 – It’s Yours – Jon Cutler
Carnivalism Fridays No.103 - It's Yours - Jon Cutler

An absolute Carnivalism anthem from the Brooklyn producer & DJ from back in 2001. Released on Chez Music.

Carnivalism Fridays No.102 – Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye / Michael McDonald Bootleg)
Carnivalism Fridays No.102 - Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye / Michael McDonald Bootleg)

Michael McDonald is one of those characters who doesn’t look like he sings, connections with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers this Soulful Baritone has won 5 Grammys.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 101 – Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin’
Carnivalism Fridays No. 101 - Sweet Tee - I Got Da Feelin'

This lady gets a mention in an earlier podcast, superb James Brown break that was later turned into a house track by Tin Tin Out.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 100 – Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Carnivalism Fridays No. 100 - Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

New Orleans Jazz drumming cat Idris Muhammad has collaborated with many artists and produced this in 1977.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 99 – Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy
Carnivalism Fridays No. 99 - Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy

Taken from the self-titled album from 1979, Strategy was a final album before departing from Philadelphia International Records.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 98 Arrested Development – Give a Man a Fish
Carnivalism Fridays No. 98 Arrested Development - Give a Man a Fish

For me, the infectiousness of Arrested Development’s Give a Man a Fish is undoubtedly that bass hook. Taken from Minne Riperton’s When it Comes Down to it released in 1975.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 97 – New Mastersounds – Nervous
Carnivalism Fridays No. 97 – New Mastersounds – Nervous

Stemming from Leeds, Mastersounds originated back in 1997 but a pumped-up new line-up prompted the “New” addition to their name in 1999. It was a great time where live acts were penetrating the club scene, adding some welcome live-interaction to promoters rosters.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 96 – Johnnie Taylor – The Users (Cosmic Boogie’s Shergar Edit)
Carnivalism Fridays No. 96 - Johnnie Taylor - The Users (Cosmic Boogie's Shergar Edit)

A boy with good old fashioned gospel roots, Johnnie Taylor produced a fair amount of work under Stax before moving to Columbia after it’s demise.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 95 – Hotel Motel – Hubbard Hills
Carnivalism Fridays No. 95 - Hotel Motel - Hubbard Hills

Sublimely put together by Bill Brester, co-author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, fantastic DJ and all round authority on the House Music scene.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 94: Armand van Helden – Flowerz
Carnivalism Fridays No. 94: Armand van Helden - Flowerz

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Carnivalism Fridays No. 93 – Ronnie Hudson & The Street People – West Coast Poplock
Carnivalism Fridays No. 93 – Ronnie Hudson & The Street People - West Coast Poplock

Besides being an absolute party starter, this one is a bit messy so let’s start from the beginning and I hope I get it straight… One of Funk’s forefathers and Roger Troutman who was renowned for his use of the talkbox (before any of this autotune rubbish came about) produced tracks under the his own […]

Carnivalism Fridays No. 92 – Girls on Top – Playing with Numbers
Carnivalism Fridays No. 92 - Girls on Top - Playing with Numbers

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