Playing tracks by
Johnny Hammond, Calendar, Peter King, New Swing Sextet, Quantic & Mr. Scruff and more.
Jumping The Gap 10 April 2013
Listening to some old hip hop during the week had me pulling out Beatconductor's edit of The Alkaholics. The tune was originally on The Alkaholiks' 1997 LP 'Likwidation' (see pic), which shows them jumping over an almighty gap. I love serendipity. While the last third of the show centres around hip hop, soul & funk then, we actually began with Afrocentric rhythms: modern Afro-Cuban vibes from Britain, Afro-funk from New Jersey's Calendar, Lousiville bop-organ maestro Johnny Hammond and 'Ajo' by Nigeria's Peter King. Why not jump to 'Morocco' then in Africa's north off the new LP by Natural Yogurt Band's Miles Newbold? His latest project is called The Sign Of Four. From his album we heard two tunes and since Newbold's jazz vision is a pretty psychedelic one, we had fun playing some French library music that doesn't mind toying with oscillators & electronics too, all the while staying funky. Only 2 voice-overs break-up the mix. Happy listening.