About the show
Playing tracks by
Tricky, Darkstar, Shirley Ellis, The Staple Singers, Chapel Club and more.
Here we go again - but wait, this one doesn't start off slow and build up, it sort of does that later on. NWA kick things off and The Staple Singers close proceedings and in between you get everything inbetween.
Very hard to pick out the best tracks from the snappily-titled Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 yet alone one, so you get two, wrapped either side of a Northern Soul classic. Pantha du Prince follows, then Richard D is rudely interrupted by those pesky junior Dinosaurs who clear off sharpish after delivering one of the all-time best covers.
There's much talk of the not quite out yet Darkstar LP - don't think this one’s on it, but it's sublime. Elsewhere, the two-stringy bass on Warpaint’s new single was bound to get my nod; Tricky makes a welcome return; eerie goings-on from the Caretaker; Four Tet remixes Babe, Terror; Water Borders murmurings; Chapel Club remixed; piano Gonzales; and a Duke Spirit song you can’t hear too often