The Jimi Entley Sound – Charlie’s Theme

Next up we have a nice and somehow obscure 45. This one was sampled by J Dilla for Geek Down.
Since there’s not much info on the record I later found out that this was recorded by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley and released on limited white, green, pink and black vinyl with a cover version of Apache on the other side.
This is now a sought after 45, with prices reaching up to €60-€70.

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BBE Music – Staff Selection 2014

If you’re not familiar with BBE Music, this is a good starting point.
Team BBE selects their faves for this nice compilation.

Old friends like Shawn Lee, DJ Vadim and Mr.Bird jostle for attention alongside Slakah the Beatchild, Anchorsong, Tricky D, The Excelsiors, Larry Achiampong, True Ingredients, Megajawns, Vaitea and More Like Trees. From the dopest dubbed out downtempo headnodders to the most progressive of up-tempo left-field dance, taking in the flavours of Africa, the Caribbean and the East along the way. 2014 was one helluva ride … hope you enjoy this brief trip back through it alongside.

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Thes One / People Under The Stairs – Where The Piecelock Ends

Thes One, one half of the People Under The Stairs just posted this on FB. A collection of beats recorded straight from the stereo output of Thes One’s Akai MPC3000, December 2014. It is presented as a free gift to lovers of sample based production, feel free to share, like etc!! Happy Holidays.

Free tagged 320 MP3 Download available here: http://media.pl70.net/WTPE.zip

From Thes One:

When Double K and I started waaaay back in the day, a typical week culminated with us hanging out, trying to buy some beer, smoking some pots and bumping our latest cassette beat tape – a compilation of beats recorded straight out of the sampler. Somehow along the way life got more complicated and digital, but i still miss a stormy friday afternoon with some new beats to bump.

So hear’s a new take on something that used to make our weekends worth living, something to help get through these tough and often stressful times. It’s free and it’s made to share – I hope it can provide the soundtrack for some special moments this holiday season.

We want to thank all of you for making 2014 a really memorable year and promise that there’s even more to be excited about around the corner in 2015.

The Precisions – You’ll Soon Be Gone

The Precisions were a group from Detroit, active in the 1960s when they recorded a handful of 45s for various labels.
The other side of this 45 features ‘If This Is Love’ which became a huge song on UK soul dance-floors and the Northern Soul crowd.
If you’re interested in the band’s history you should check out this great article on Soul Source.

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Us & Sparkles – Damn Rich ep

Boyoom Connective is proud to present a fresh and new release and artist for your listening pleasure.
us & sparkles is a musical producer duo from Zurich made up of Roland Vollenweider aka steinklopfer and Philipp Cron aka paws. They are infamous for their deep basslines, flattering harmonies and precise grooves are key elements of the mood in their musical pursues.
Formed in January 2014, damn rich EP is their first mutual release and a pretty convincing foretaste to a full scale album that’s due to in 2015 on which they are currently working on. So stay tuned, be excited and spread love.

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Touched – Two

Great concept, feel free to donate more if you like.
255 tracks by some of the planet’s greatest Electronic, Ambient & Modern Classical musicians coming together for this amazing cause.

You can pay an amount of your choice here (£12 or over), and we will donate (and claim gift aid) on your behalf, or, you can go to www.justgiving.com/Touched-Music and donate directly (and leave a message if you wish).

The artists have contributed their music for free.

All proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support – www.macmillan.org.uk

Thanks for the support!

This Is Tomorrow – This Is Soul 5

This Is Soul 5. New mix now up on Mixcloud.
12 slices of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Breaks.

01. John Dankworth & His Orchestra – Two-Piece Flower 02. Daly-Wilson Big Band – In Necessity 03. Christine McVie – No Road Is The Right Road 04. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Wooden Ships 05. Roy Porter Sound Machine – Jessica 06. Sly & The Family Stone – Remember Who You Are 07. The Ambassadors – I Really Love You 08. The Night Men – Tighten Up 09. Bernard Purdie – Shaft 10. Mike Longo – Matrix 11. Earth Wind & Fire – Fan The Fire 12. Rene Costy & His Music – Delirium

Available as a free download here

This Is Soul 5

This Is Soul 5 by This Is Tomorrow on Mixcloud

Jukebox Mambo 2

The second volume in Jazzman’s Jukebox Mambo compilation series is finally out and available to purchase on the Jazzman website!

Compiled by Jukebox Jam label honcho Liam Large, this release has been two years in the making and is a phenomenal showcase of Afro-Latin accents in Rhythm & Blues music from the late 1940’s to early 1960’s.

As with the first volume, this edition is also released on an ultra limited, lavishly produced 1940s style 6 x 10″ album set which boasts four exclusive extra tracks. Issued with extensive biographical notes and exclusive photographs.

Also available: deluxe old style 2LP paste-on gatefold (with A3 size show poster inside),

If you missed volume one then you can find it here.

Mac McRaw – Vinyl Veterans Radio mix #1

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All vinyl mix by Mac McRaw from the first Vinyl Veterans radio show. Cutting breaks & rocking doubles to make edits live (how it should be done). The full two hour show is available on totallyradio.com & also features a vinyl mix from the man Rob Life plus the resurrection of Oxygens Chemical Breakdowns show from NYC & the first play of the new Cold Rock Stuff 12″ produced by Mac McRaw.

Mac McRaw Vinyl Veterans Radio mix #1 - All OG vinyl. by Dj Mac Mcraw on Mixcloud

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

Now available as a free download here

This Is Soul 4

This Is Soul 4 by This Is Tomorrow on Mixcloud

DJ Sigher – Super Disco Edits Guest Mix

DJ Sigher is a long time Digger and Producer for UK Hip Hop Group Gutter Snypes.
He’s been releasing some edits and unreleased soul gems through his new Super Disco Edits Label
Here’s a nice and soulful mix featuring loads of great and really rare tracks, put together by the man himself, for your listening pleasure.

Mista Charge – Taste Of Love | Leval – Our Love | Huntington Barber And Company – Shake It Up | Infinity – Queen Of My Universe | Formula LX-23 – Voyage Into Infinity | Vantage Point – All Night | Reflections – Reflex | Atlantis – Hung Up About You | Al Mason – Good Lovin | Marshal Donovan And Broomfield – Since I Found My Baby | Ebony Diamonds – I’m So Lucky | Sly Slick And The Wicked – The Prophet | Smile Street People – Smile | Jorun Bombay – Polaris | Jodesha And Star Ride – Star Ride | Last Generation – Just A Chance In Life | Elijah John Group – Keep A Little Love For Yourself | Poison – You Can’t Run Away From Yourself | Eon – We’ll Go On

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And as a bonus you can check out this episode of For The Record to get a glimpse of Sigher’s record collection.

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.