- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Static Disruptors, Beatconductor & CL Smooth, UGLY DUCKLING, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Awon and more.
Jumping The Gap Show 4 July 2012
It was the week we got our hands on Neneh Cherry's sublime new album with Nordic free-jazz freaks The Thing, called 'The Cherry Thing' which harks back to the Buffalo Gal's teenage days with post-punk-jazz-butchers Rip Rig & Panic. Dedicating the last 30 minutes of today's show to the LP (along with a few RRP tunes), we also pulled out a few tracks featuring Cherry as a '90s Femcee. Before we get to her Raw Like Sushi raps, we went for a ride with MCs from DC to NY who were all fuelled by a love of disco & funk. From Melle Mel & CL Smooth to Craig Rosen & Mike Cleveland, many find themselves in new interpretations here, whether Latin, boogie or breakbeat inspired. Hope you enjoy, Neneh Cherry returning to fine form for one of my fave albums of 2012 so far. Check it out at: www.smalltownsupersound.com.
(PS. Nice to see The Cherry Thing made the Album Of The Week spot on 2SER as I type! And sorry, first 5 minutes of show/introduction has gone.)