Back2Basics 7 (Uptempo House)

Originally recorded way back in 2009, this is one of my all-time favourite mixes choc-full of banging uptempo underground house tracks.

This one kicks off deep-style with a bit of vocal Tech House, Acid and Electro, thumping through some Tribal then onto some chopped up funk-inspired dubs. Keep your ears open for that Frankie Knuckles/ Shapeshifters track, it’s huge! Continue reading

Heavenly Volume 20 (TripHop, Lounge, Jazz)

Lazy tunes for balmy nights, static Sundays, BBQ chilling and car cruising. This is Heavenly.

Fed up of fruitlessly searching for decent original house music recently I decided to go downtempo for a nice change. There’s a real mixture of genres in this one – kicking off with mixed Triphop moving through Hiphop to Soul, Jazz, Broken Beat and finally a Dubstep anthem to finish.

My faves have to be “But I Do” as well as Indigo Jam Unit’s awesome Jazz belter “Sepia”. Just superb and so unexpected!

Cuppa tea, feet up. Nice. Continue reading

Cruisin Tunes For Mini Hoons

This one was made specially for my son who loves fast Mini Coopers, custom cars and racing games.  Since playing Driver San Fransisco, Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, Burnout Paradise and may others, he’s been introduced to some wicked old funk and rock tracks through game and movie soundtracks. He begged me to make him a CD of his favourites for his room and hooning in our Mini, so here it is. Glad he’s got good taste! Continue reading