$¢ presents some classics that got heavy rotation for 007. Yes we're a little on island time. Yes all this shit is mad old. So Ffffing what? Mofos still wile e coyote out to 'em. Go easy on me kid, I'm just an old man playing old rekkids.
Love Unlimited Orchestra 'Strange Games and Things' 20th Century
those strings always kill me, esp on the beginning. When you have the full power of an orchestra with a groove that killer, hmmmm mmmm. (Ex-squeeze all my mindless chatter over the link)
Ike and Tina Turner 'You Got What You Wanted' Pompeii
heavy ballad type ish. Super badass. RIP Mr. Turner. Lyrics are right on right on. Something to be learned here children.
Beatfanatic 'Jogando Capoeira' Raw Fusion
The raw fusion / gamm / etc record family outta stockholm has been KILLING shit for a while now, and this track is the creme of the creme, like the top of a properly served espresso. A modern stone cold classic no doubt. Played it at midnight of 08 to boot.
Beenie Man and Barrington Levy 'Murderer Remix' Yaga Yaga
As if the OG Berrington Levy's Murderer wasn't badass enough (one of my favorite riddims), this remix with the 'to all the geto yuths' intro always slams mofos. But lots on this, love the Simple Simon, Spragga Benz, its hard to go wrong with murderer.
Frankie Paul 'Pass the Tu-Seng-Peng' Volcano
pass it over! Dunno why I've slept on this old school classic for so long. Happy but hard hitting reggae, the best. Heard Mr. Scruff drop this recently in a set and made my night.
Sleezy D 'I've Lost Control' Trax
classic tres-demented acid haus from the Trax label. For the stepchildren. Shouts to my man Ron Morelli for schooling me on this. The sound of a trip gone bad.
Ogyatanaa Show Band 'Disco Africa' Sound Way
an afrobeat heater for the dance floor. Been comped a few times, good a great organ and chorus. Kinda prefer the OG but nuff respeck to Quantic's edit that came out on Sound Way.
Four Tet 'A Joy' (feat. Percee P) (Part 2) Domino
Part 1 ain't bad but part two es muy stupido. Uptempo funky baseline hip hop joint that's shorter then some rockabilly instros played on fool's paradise. So make sure you have another selection cued when dropping this or you'll be scramblin', never a good look.
Fred Williams 'Tell Her' Solo (or Jazzman via Midwest Funk comp)
Again we go deep people. Life is short, go for the jugular. Subtle but crazy good guitar riffs with a slow solid backbeat and homeslice wailing about his heart being broken. One of the tastiest people, and big shouts to Josh Davis for giving me a good deal on this at the last FMU rekkid fair. I try not to stamp collect too much but this one is essential.
Marion Black 'Who Knows?' Capsoul (or Numero via the Eccentrc Soul: Capsoul label comp)
who knows anything at all...another slow and steady soul grinder with killer lyrics/music. And not just for the 5am set, I've dropped this in the middle of open minded dancefloors and people jam. Try it you'll like it like like Mikey from Life (cereal).
Prinza feat. the Demolition Man 'Fire' Labello Blanco
crazy fresh 94 ragga jungle biz. As the years go on some things get dates while others retain that freshness. I'll be the 1st to admit there's a lot of boring DnB out there, but do your homework and look around, plenty of jams like this.
and many many others. Even some from this year, really!