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Channel 4 Athletics Soundtrack 2011: Phillips Idowu

Channel 4 Athletics Soundtrack 2011: Phillips Idowu

I spotted the Mixcloud Channel 4 Athletics competition a few weeks back and have been meaning to give it my attention ever since. Perhaps a little foolishly I finally found a moment to put my submission together with less than 2 days to go until the deadline... and so here it is.

With Phillips Idowu describing his nationality as British Nigerian, I was excited at the prospect of pulling together some of the great contemporary music influenced by the legacy of one of Nigeria's greatest musical exports, Fela Kuti, from Hip Hop to Broken Beats and beyond. My selections are predominantly (but not exclusively) by British Artists and in all cases take some form of inspiration from Fela's musical stylings or the Afro Beat phenomenon he created. Included are two of my own tracks taken from a forthcoming 7 inch single for the Breakin Bread label. To read more about my track selections, please take a moment to read my more detailed run down here:


Lucas Posada

Nice one m8, you just made my day!!!


My butt is metaphorically dancing around to this mix great stuff!

Kieran Lockyear

Good luck Chris :0)


Excellent all round, mate - great selection and mixing and kudos on your own productions in there too! All the best for the comp!


Uber geil Mentschmix!


Noice. Something to bump while fixing up the gaff. *Random truth* - I used to know young Phillip pretty well, we grew up on the same estate in Hackney. He used to live right next to Jocelyn Gee and fam. All the best for the brotha!


the intro is tight, gotta love the laid back feel to this, big up to you, and good luck! make sure you stop by and play an fave us!


BIG finishing track there ! nice mix dooode

Chris Read

Now wishing I'd managed to squeeze Bugz in the Attic's version of Fela's Zombie in there - would have been a perfect last track. Oh well - keep that one for another time!