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End of the month roundup

Spring has sprung. I can tell not because of the sun, but because I’m on the lookout for new bike parts.

March saw the completion of my latest mix, Happy Hop:

I’m already seeing some love on Twitter and from the excellent Pipomixes, who was kind enough to reblog.

I’ve also got some interesting gigs in the pipeline, but not for you! An Anglo-African wedding and my mate’s 30th. Should be a challenge. I’ll be checking out Awesome Tapes From Africa for sure before the wedding. I guess I’m being culturally insensitive by thinking about “African” music. Makes about as much sense as European or American music.

Around the web I’ve been seeing a tonne of stuff I like but I’ve been way too busy with the necessary grind of my job to blog more about it. Expect to see more on Daryl Hall, Sen Dog, Bon Iver, Piano Breaks, The Smiths and 80s Spanish turntablis in the next few weeks.

For now roll up a fat daffodil cigarette, put that shoulder of lamb in the oven and boil an Easter egg.


My Happy Hop mix completed – hip hop with a smile

We did it ma!

Finally after months of on-again-off-again mixing, recording, weeping, deleting, re-recording, wiping and finally remembering to press “save”, this mix is done and dusted like rhubarb and custard.

The tracks contained within are:
1. Intro
2. Large Professor – Ijustwannachill
3. UTFO – Split Personality
4. Fat Boys – All You Can Eat
5. Double Dee & Steinski – We’ll Be Right Back
6. De La Soul – Buddy
7. Nice and Smooth – Hip Hop Junkies
8. Grand Puba – 360 (What Goes Around)
9. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Girl Ain’t Nothing But Trouble
10. Ice Cream Tee – Guys Ain’t Nothing But Trouble
11. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand
12. Afroman vs. Too Short – Freaky Rap (Mike’s crowbar)
13. Biz Markie – The Dragon
14. Beastie Boys – Boomin’ Granny
15. Doug E. Fresh – Nuthin’
16. Doug E. Fresh – All The Way to Heaven
17. Masters of Ceremony – Sexy
18. Dana Dane – We Wanna Party
19. The Jaz ft. Jay Z – Hawaiian Sophie
20. Kwame – U Gotz 2 Get Down (Mad Bone Age remix)
21. The dance lesson, featuring:

  • Chemical Brothers ft. Fatlip – The Salmon Dance
  • Disco Twins & Starchild – Do the Whop
  • Joeski Love – Pee-Wee’s Dance
  • World Class Wreckin’ Crew – Cabbage Patch
  • Gucci Crew II – The Cabbage Patch
  • EPMD – The Steve Martin
  • Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
  • Kid and Play – The Kid and Play Kickstep
  • Freak Nasty – Da Dip
  • Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Dumb Dancin’

22. Public Enemy – Cold Lampin’ With Flava
23. UMCs – Blue Cheese
24. CB4 – Sweat from my Balls

I hope you enjoy it. It’s meant to be an antidote to the overly earnest rapping that is too-often heard. It’s supposed to be fun!

Next on the list, a nice little summer funk and soul affair. Keep those ears peeled.