DJ Format Interview

‘Yokel Addicts presents…’ Is a new night out in Swindon UK.The night will focus on DJ’s from around the globe who’s love and passion for records reflects our own. DJ’s who still prefer to use vinyl and are still digging crates to find that perfect beat.

The guest DJ for our first night was the legendary DJ Format. We caught up with him after the gig where DJ Format talks vinyl collecting, traveling the globe and his long term obsession with rap 45’s.

This Is Tomorrow – This Is Soul 4

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This Is Soul 4. New mix now up on Mixcloud.
12 slices of Soul, Funk, Psychedelic, Rock, Breaks.

01. Albino Gorilla – Psychedelic Shack 02. Central Nervous System – A Heart That’s Cold 03. Power Of Zeus – The Sorcerer Of Isis (The Ritual Of The Mole) 04. The Persuaders – Love Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out) 05. The Upsetters – Grab This Thing 06. Rock Explosion – Spinning Wheel 07. Sea Train – Sea Train 08. Bedlam – Seven Long Years 09. Renaissance – Spare Some Love 10. Rasa – Questions In My Mind 11. Head West – Changes 12. The Sweet Inspirations – Why Marry

This Is Soul 4 by This Is Tomorrow on Mixcloud

Bo Baral’s Excursionists Of Perception – Wallow In The Myrrh

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This was recorded on a 4-track in Bo Baral’s aka Boris Geiger’s living room back in 1996.
200 copies were pressed and mainly sold at Florian Keller’s Into Something Parties and at one record store in Munich.
Copies rarely come up, but it’s such a great version of the classic Doors track and rocks every Party.

Alvin Robinson – Down Home Girl

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It’s been a while since I posted some 45s on the site. It’s 45 Friday after all, so here we go.
Alvin Robinson was born in New Orleans in 1937. In 1964, he recorded a version of Chris Kenner’s Something You Got, reaching the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 52.
Down Home Girl was released on Red Bird in 1964 and was covered by The Rolling Stones and The Coasters.

Alvin Robinson – Down Home Girl

Olli Ahvenlahti – The Poet

Olli Ahvenlahti is a Finnish pianist, composer and conductor, born in Helsinki, Finland in 1949.

The Poet was originally released on Love Records in Finland in 1976 and is now hard to find and expensive to acquire. The most sought after track, Grandma’s Rocking Chair, became very popular with dancers in the early 90s London acid/jazz scene due to its pace and percussion, and has appeared on many compilations since.

This Mr Bongo re-issue is packaged in their new and improved heavyweight card sleeves, pressed on high quality vinyl, with label designs and artwork as per the original release.

Now available here

Wah Wah 45s – We Wah Fifteen

Wah Wah 45s now have over a dozen artists on their books, and many of them are featured on this exhaustive compilation, charting fifteen years of this fiercely independent soulful record label.

What started as a club night and 45s label by the late Chris Goss of Hospital Records became a fully formed record label captained by Dom Servini and Adam Scrimshire and this 26-track digital label compilation celebrates 15 years of Wah Wah 45s.

Wah Wah 45s – We Wah Fifteen will be available on October 13.

Kratos Himself – Dandelion Seeds

Following ‘A Town Called Imaginarium’ and ‘Imaginarium Remixed’, both released on Jus Like Music Records in 2013, Dutch producer Kratos Himself returns with a third EP for the label entitled Dandelion Seeds.

The six track EP delicately balances electronic beats and samples with fine instrumentation to create intricate songs.

Now available on Bandcamp

Praverb – The G.O.D.

I’m in total shock right now because I just read that Praverb passed away today… What can I say. He was the first MC who blessed one of my tracks, the one I’m posting right now.
I wanted him to be on my new album but sadly it didn’t work out.
This is a sad reminder that life can be over in a second, so enjoy every moment.
My condolences to his family, wife and son.
A Go Fund Me page has been setup to cover the funeral costs, here
And the guys from Daily Concept have uploaded the Soulmade & Praverb – Progression b​/​w Maturation ep, released on 7″ vinyl 2 years ago. All money will go to Praverb’s family…
Soulmade & Praverb – Progression b​/​w Maturation

My Panda Shall Fly & Mau’lin – Push

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‘Push’ sees the bridging of two minds, a spontaneous event of shared loops, ideas and vision. My Panda Shall Fly & Mau’lin join creative forces giving birth of five abstract free-form compositions. Having
followed each others work for some time the two found themselves in an East London Studio first commencing a sonic dialogue just days before Christmas.

Now available on Project Mooncircle
Bandcamp / Vinyl

DJ Ian Head – Summer Madness / Travel Jazz

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After years of digging deeply into crates and crafting original and eclectic mixtapes for listeners worldwide, DJ Ian Head delivers his own limited edition vinyl release. The a-side covers the slow funk classic “Summer Madness” while the b-side is a more upbeat and soulful composition, “Travel Jazz.”

Limited to 200 copies, the record is pressed on clear vinyl with a unique hand-stamped cover.

Buy this Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl now on DJ Ian Head’s Bandcamp Page

Muhsinah – M

Muhsinah is back with a new 4 track ep, sounding very nice.
Check it out and get a free download link by signing up to the newsletter.

www.muhsinah.com

I am so happy to return with a brand new set of songs I like to call simply, M.
M is a sonic mood-ring, made in 5 days of solitude in my Virginia home. My birthday was coming so I wanted to celebrate and express every part of myself by writing some new songs, and making artwork to accompany it.

Everything you see and hear was made by me, with love.
It’s personal, it’s true, it’s me. I hope you enjoy it as much I do.

From my heart to yours,
Muhsinah

Kid Dyno – Frantic 45s

After his fantastic guest post a few weeks ago, Kid Dyno of the Daily Diggers is back with a new mix. Frantic 45s… Check it out.

Another 45 minute selection of funky 45s. I called this one Frantic 45s because of the nature in which these records were pulled from the 7″ crates one evening whilst doing a million other things at the same time. Who says men cannot multitask eh? There’s a real mixture of artists and genres here, and it’s not the usual break heavy stuff I tend to play. But it’s all good music so please enjoy.