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.
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.
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.
The rocksteady boys from Kingston Jamaica, paint a poignant backdrop as the UK prepares for a summer weekend of flooding (yawn).
Jamie produced this track with Burial, and from where we are sitting, the collaboration worked very, very well.
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.
50 million album sales worldwide? How could we not include her at some point?
The undisputed Queen of Disco in the campest, draggiest of forms, Sylvester James put the ‘Hi’ in NRG.
Breakbeat favourites Plump DJs released this back in 1999. Always phat, always plump, these are very very dirty boys!
Bloc Party frontman hit the festival circuit in 2010 with this track taken from his solo project “The Boxer”.
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.
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.
An absolute Carnivalism anthem from the Brooklyn producer & DJ from back in 2001. Released on Chez Music.
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.
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.
New Orleans Jazz drumming cat Idris Muhammad has collaborated with many artists and produced this in 1977.
Taken from the self-titled album from 1979, Strategy was a final album before departing from Philadelphia International Records.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 [...]
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