The Analog Players Society provided a nice skanking jazzy version of ‘Let The Music Play’ for the show’s opener and they seem like a project to watch as Finnish crew, Yot, dip their toes into the Swedish Skwee scene to great effect and kept the submerged reggae vibes running. Barcelona’s, The Ink Project then went all deep and atmospheric aided by a nice Gang Colours twist before DJ Food got all raucous with a taster of his new, heavier than heavy album.
Homeboy Sandman showed why arbiters of hip hop tastefulness, Stones Throw, have signed him up – we can’t wait for more from him. Emmanuel Trep Kormann has given Raphael’s operatic jazz a suitably bonkers remix before Krystal Klear and Olivier Day Soul dropped some brand new old school soul flavour, one for the ladie and lovers. Bonobo’s last album was one of the years highlights and some of the tracks have been remixed with Mark Pritchard’s version being the best of an excellent bunch. Back to the hip hop, Versus showed that their live jazzy vibes mark them as a group to watch out for, especially on stage.
Morlockko Plus then laid down the instrumental hip hop flavours which was a taste of the new Beat Fight comp on MPM. Now Again showed why they are one of the best re-issue labels about after unearthing the, until now, forgotten soul delights of New World Generation. Lana Del Ray showed off her shiny new Joy Oribison remix before next years release, Mr. Fingers then gave a lesson to the youngsters with his Gerd remix on Royal Oak, before John Gazoo and Compost Disco teamed up again and provided a bumping modern disco end to this weeks show.
So that’s all the new material for this year, we’ll still be at it over Christmas though as this week sees the preparation of a couple of programs containing some of our faves from 2011. We will then take a short break and then hit the ground running refreshed and raring to go in 2012 to provide you with some more quality radio focusing on the deeper and more esoteric releases that come our way.
Analog Players Society – Let The Music Play (Redbud Records promo)
Yot – Real Dub (Raha & Tunteet promo)
Ink Poject – Rewind Forward Replay, Gang Colours rmx (Blind Colour promo)
DJ Food – Percussion Map, Pt.1 (Ninja Tune promo)
Homeboy Sandman – New York Nights (Stones Throw promo)
Raphael – Dead Sea Scrool, Emmanuel Trep Kormann Spiritual Dust rmx (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Krystal Klear & Olivier Day Soul – Never Thought Would Go (Eglo)
Bonobo – Stay The Same, Mark Pritchard rmx (Ninja Tune promo)
Versus – Almost Noon (Sound Sculpture promo)
Morlockko Plus – Mittagssonne (MPM)
New World Generation – Curious Soul (Now Again promo)
Lana Del Rey – Video Games, Joy Orbison rmx (Interscope promo)
Gerd – Palm Leaves, Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub (Royal Oak)
John Gazoo – Midnight Runner, John Gazoo’s Vintage Version (Compost Disco)