Friday, 7 February 2014
Back with an interesting mix of new and old, this being my 40th podcast. I kick the show off with an incredible JOEY NEGRO re-edit of a wonder George Benson album track. New music comes from Natasha Watts, L Young, Noel Gourdin, Ruben Studdard and John Michael (lovingly mixed together). Back in time section features 3 non-album cuts produced by Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire. Taking you back section looks at 3 exclusive re-edits from my good friend Stevie Street and Andy Madhatter. Finally, classic Dego and Kaidi from their new EP on EGLO. Till next time... New and upfront George Will Come Again (Joey Negro Re-edit) - George Benson (2014 JN Re-Edit) Good Love - Natasha Watts (2014 Natasha Watts) I Love My Girl (Reel People Remix) - L. Young (2014 RPM034) No Worries - Noel Gourdin (2014 City Heart, Southern Soul) Love, Love, Love - Ruben Studdard (2014 Unconditional Love (Deluxe Edition) Sophisticated Lady (Soulpersona Remix) - John Michael (2014 Remix) Back in Time - Earth Wind & Fire Non album cuts Diana - Earth, Wind & Fire (1979 I Am Bonus) My Baby Dance [Non-Album Track] - The Emotions (1979 CBS 7869) Heartstrings [Non-Album Track] - Jennifer Holliday (1983 Geffen 7-29525) Taking you back - Stevie Street and Andy Madhatter re-edits Realize (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Charlie Wilson (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Believe In Love (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Teddy Pendergrass (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Angel (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Company (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Something a little extra... Carrot & Sesame - Dego & Kaidi (2014 Dego & Kaidi EP)
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Happy New Year to everyone ... it has been an awfully long time but I am back. Here are my highlights from the Luxury Soul Weekender - tracks I played and tracks I heard. I start with 3 new cuts which touched an emotion with me during the weekend. This is followed up with a 'mega mix' of 6 revival floor-fillers. Rounding the selection up are 3 cuts which I played during my Sunday morning lounge set. Last but not least, I have included a great house track that Mike Stephens featured during one of his sets! New and upfront Love Has Come Around - Incognito (2013 Souvenir For Japan( Stand Tall (Woman) - ReGrooved feat. Lisa Taylor & DaPaul (2014 ReGrooved Single) Get 2 Know U - Tyrone Lee (2013 Invitation) Taking You Back - Mega-mix! On And On (The Finest Soul Mix) - Beverlei Brown (1996 Soul Supreme - UK Street Soul In The Nineties) For Your Love - Hill St Soul (2000 Brownsugar Records Presents Soul Essentials 1) She Is [No Rap Version] - Carl Thomas (2003 Bad Boy UNI21042-2) Take You Out [Paul Simpson Remix] - Luther Vandross (2004 Promo) Georgy Porgy (SOULSPY Georgy Benson Remix) - Eric Benet (2013 Promo) I Wasn't Kidding - Angie Stone (2005 Stone Hits-The Very Best Of Angie Stone) Back In Time - Lounge revivals You Made My Life Beautiful - Maxine Nightingale (1978 Love Lines) Breathless - Mason (1987 Livin On The Edge) Lady Sits Alone (feat Gerri Morrison)- Kofi(1992 Harlem Nocturne) One for the road ... Call On Me (Dj Spen, Gary Hudgins & Thommy Davis Vocal Remix) - Fanatix (feat Sara Devine, Sterling Ensemble) (2013 Call On Me (Incl. DJ Spen Mix))
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Two podcasts in a week? Yes indeed ... been a great week for new music and old revivals so I thought that I would share my current playlist with you. Wonderful new music from Omar (Opolopo on the Remix), Dego and 2000Black, Robert Glasper with Dwele and Brandy, Tony Momrelle and Tyrone Lee. Back in Time section looks at 3 cuts written by Loose Ends. Taking you back section features 3 hard obscure West Coast gems from 1982. Featuring an Al Jarreau cut that has never been on CD! Something a little extra comes from Najee featuring Meli'sa Morgan. Catch you soon ... New and Upfront Treat You feat Caron Wheeler (Opolopo Remix) - Omar (2013 Treat You [Remixes]) Find A Way - Dego & The 2000Black Family (2013 Neroli Nero025t) Worries [Feat. Dwele] - Robert Glasper Experiment (2013 Black Radio 2 Spotlight - Tony Momrelle (2013 Fly EP) Woman In My World - Tyrone Lee (2013 Invitation) What Are We Doing [Feat. Brandy] - Robert Glasper Experiment (2013 Black Radio 2) Back In Time - Loose Ends Magic Touch (Vibes Version) featuring Roy Ayers - Loose Ends(1985 Virgin VS761 13) Ain't You Had Enough Love - Julie Roberts (1985 Bluebird 19) Good For Me - Cheryl Lynn (1989 Whatever It Takes) Taking You Back ... West Coast Magic 1982 Girls Know How - Al Jarreau (1982 Night Shift (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) The Right Place - Kimiko Kasai(1982 Kimiko Kasai) Let Yourself Go - Marlene With Seawind (1982 Summer Nights) Something a little extra produced by Demonte Posey! In The Mood To Take It Slow (feat Meli'sa Morgan) - Najee (2013 The Morning After)
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Boogie Back and Associated Projects Special - Ernie McKone and Toby Baker! This week I thought that I would dedicate my show to the Boogie Back Sound which is currently under going a resurgence under the guidance of Ernie McKone and Toby Baker. Over the last few years these guys have been the men behind the music of some fantastic modern soul. Therefore, I thought that I would bring them all together in one show and also take a look back at where it all began back in the early 90s! I have included a few vinyl only cuts for those vinyl junkies... As a treat I will be featuring a *** FORTHCOMING NEW TRACK BY PAUL JOHNSON *** which these guys have lovingly remixed. It is one of the tracks of the year so far and you will not want to miss it! The final track is a real surprise ... Toby Baker's first ever group, Strike One, who recorded a great Brit-Funk Boogie classic for Elite Records in 1982 called 'Can't Touch Me Anymore'... The story continues ... I Want It - Soul Talk (2010 Soul Talk) A Taste Of Your Love - The Valentine Brothers (2012 Boogie Back BBR19) Bein' In Love With You - Sheree Brown (2013 Messages From The Heart) Loves Master Plan - Lady L (2013 Boogie Back BBR20) Jammin' In The Place- Glen Goldsmith (2011 Jammin' In The Place) ***Untitled Forthcoming - Paul Johnson (2013 Forthcoming)*** Back Into Time Section Put the Groove in My Mind - The Bb Allstars (2013 Groove Oil 3) The Present - The Max (1994 Boogie Back BBR-011) Got Me A Feeling (Dr. Bob Jones Surgery Mix)- Misty Oldland (1993 Boogie Back BBR-007) Painful Truths (feat Omar) - Max Beesley's High Vibes (1993 Boogie Back BBR-008) Come Into My Life (Original 12" Mix) - Vivienne McKone (1994 Boogie Back BBR 016) My Life (feat James B) - Speak No Evil (1994 Boogie Back BBR-015) Taking you back ... Can't Touch Me Anymore - Strike One (1982 Elite DAZZ 22)
Thursday, 3 October 2013
I am here again ... after another month of excellent music. This podcast includes new music from Ledisi, Foreign Exchange, Yeme Marie, Lady L, Tony Momrelle and Imaani. I go back in time with 3 uptempo Love Vibes ... taking you back this week with an uber rare promo only 12 remix of Mica Paris and Omar from 1990. There is another track from Boogie Back featuring a mystery singer ... can you guess who it might be? Finally a great ballad between Chris Ballin and Omar from 2005. I hope you enjoy the selection ... New and Upfront I Blame You - Ledisi (2013 Single) Right After Midnight (feat. Sy Smith)- The Foreign Exchange (2013 Love In Flying Colors) Saturday - Yemi Marie (2013 Single) Loves Master Plan - Lady L (2013 Boogie Back 7") Fly (Original Mix) - Tony Momrelle (2013 Reel People Single) Live Without Love (Radio Edit) - Imaani (2013 Reel People Single) Back In Time (Can't You See) What You Do To Me - The Isley Brothers (1979 Winner Takes All) Can't Hide Your Love - Herbie Hancock (1982 Lite Me Up) City Lights - Chic (1982 Hangin) Taking You Back I Should've Known Better (K-Gee's Smooth Mix) - Mica Paris (1990 Promo 12) Fast Response (feat Sara Cimpi) - Max Beesley's High Vibes (1994 Boogie Back 12) Alright (feat Omar) - Chris Ballin (2005 Promo) A little something extra Love Is the Answer - Aloe Blacc (2013 Wake Up EP)
Friday, 13 September 2013
It's been a really long time, two months to be precise, but I am back with a short series of podcasts over the forthcoming week. This podcast features all new or forthcoming left field nuggets that are really ticking all the boxes for me at the moment. I kick it off with the best re-edit I have ever heard from the great MJJ - Rock With You (Reflex Revision)... Awesome bonus track from Joe Thomas cleverly using Curtis Mayfield's You're So Good To Me, new EWF and Robert Glasper featuring the divine Jill Scott. A great new album from Trombone Shorty produced by Raphael Saadiq! Jose James remix, new John Legend produced by Q Tip. Terrace Martin, Booker T Jones and Werkha round off the selection. Something extra this week is an limited only download from Neil Tomo and a wonderfully chilled out mix of his summer anthem. Catch you later this week ...
I am back after a few weeks absence ... and its sooooo hot! Have some great new music from Charlie Wilson, Glen Goldsmith, Don-E and an all-star cast, Omar, George Duke and Marcia Mitchell. Back in time focuses on 3 great Love Vibes from the early 80s. Taking you back features 3 ore wonderful extended versions and finally something a little extra from Eric Benet 2002 ... unreleased! Enjoy the sunshine ...