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posted a review of Marcel Marceao - The Best Of Marcel Marceao. 16 days ago
If you like '4:33' by John Cage or the audiobook version of Mr. Bean, then you will love this record produced by none other than the guy responsible for the Incredible Bongo Band, though this isn't quite as funky.
posted a review of N.W.A* - Straight Outta Compton. about 1 month ago
The clean version of this is hilarious. It's painfully obvious when the cuss words are replaced with PG-Rated substitutes or back masked, but it's worth it as a comedic collector's item for N.W.A. (Or as Ice Cube says in the clean version of the title ... See full review
posted a comment on Tanimoody - Quaquaqua. 3 months ago
The version Fatboy Slim played was the Disco Dubber's Vocal Mix, which was featured on this release (https://www.discogs.com/Various-Club-Beats-Volume-24/release/1708163)
posted a comment on The Wiseguys - Ooh La La. 3 months ago
As far as I'm aware, I don't think Fatboy Slim did a remix of this track, but it is one he used to play on a regular basis during 1998 and 1999.
posted a review of Run-DMC - Down With The King. 3 months ago
Best tune on this has to be 'Get Open' - such fun underrated piece of uptempo 1990's East Coast Hip-Hop, which is in collaboration with Onyx, that you may remember from the hit track 'Slam'.
posted a comment on The Soul Controllers - Right On, Brother - Right On / I Ain't Lyin'. 4 months ago
In desperate need of a repressing - the aftermarket prices are CRAZY!
posted a review of Hustlers Of Culture - All That.....And Then Some. 4 months ago
Really like this release - it feels like the midpoint between the Acid Jazz scene of the first half of the 1990's and the Big Beat scene of the second half of the decade, kind of if both genres merged together into a single entity (also two criminally ... See full review
posted a comment on Duffy. 4 months ago
Poor girl - that’s horrible. I hope she’s feeling much better now.
posted a comment on Rick Astley. 4 months ago
He won't give up on you, let you down, run around or desert you. Plus he won't make you cry or say goodbye, not to mention he won't lie or hurt you - what a great guy!
posted a comment on George Martin - In My Life. 5 months ago
Jim Carrey's rendition of "I Am The Walrus" with it's line "I am the Eggman" is really prophetic, as in 2020, he played Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic The Hedgehog, who is also sometimes as known as Dr. Eggman. Go-goo-g'joob!
posted a review of Où Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel. 5 months ago
The Armand Van Helden remix is an absolute belter - Love it!
posted a comment on DJ Cam - 90's. 6 months ago
Really lovely, short but sweet Golden Age Boom-Bap instrumentals album from the French Trip-Hop master, DJ Cam. Best track has to be the Cypress Hill remix, which is really dope.
posted a comment on Band Of The Grenadier Guards* - Sousa Marches. 7 months ago
Track B3 - 'The Liberty Bell' would later be used as the theme tune to probably the greatest television series of all time - 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.
posted a comment on AIR - Sexy Boy. 7 months ago
This is a song about me . . . . or did I just dream that up!
posted a review of DJ Premier. 7 months ago
DJ Premier AKA Chris Martin, not to be confused with the other Chris Martin of Coldplay fame is the absolute master of Boom-Bap Hip-Hop awesomeness and was one half of one the greatest duos in Hip-Hop history, Gangstarr.
posted a comment on Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice. 7 months ago
Great Bond theme. Reminds me of Robbie Williams for some reason #YOLT
posted a review of Freddy Fresh - The Essential Mix. 7 months ago
One of the greatest DJ mixes of all time - Very eclectic and creative, and not to mention very eclectic and creative (did I just repeat myself?) - Listen to it, and you won't be disappointed!
posted a review of Regal* - Loop Dreams. 7 months ago
Excellent album from DJ Regal: one half of The Wiseguys and The Bronx Dogs - The best tune has to be the B-Boy workout 'The Mack', which has a very funky blaxploitation vibe. If you liked the Wiseguys album 'Executive Suite' - this release is definitely ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Volume 9. 7 months ago
The Del Shannon re-edit on this compilation is just wonderful.
posted a comment on Sonny J. 8 months ago
Anybody know what happened to this fella? Been M.I.A. since 2008!
posted a comment on The Troggs - The Troggs Tapes. 8 months ago
One of the f*cking funniest c*nting things you'll ever f*cking hear in your bl**ming life. Without this, Spinal Tap would have never existed!
posted a review of The Wiseguys - Executive Suite. 11 months ago
One of my favourite albums. The artist to be known as Fake Blood, DJ Touché and DJ Regal produced a real downtempo jazzy Big Beat masterpiece that still sounds just as (if not more) fresh in 2019 as it did all the way back in 1996. You would be a fool to ... See full review
posted a review of Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant (Purple Disco Machine Remix). 11 months ago
This is a great song, as it shows you can make a really good commercial Dance track without being super-cheesy, not to mention I really like Purple Disco Machine's remix too.
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posted a comment on Tom Waits. 12 months ago
Interestingly, he was one of the inspirations for Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Batman villain, The Joker in the 2008 classic 'The Dark Knight'. Watch an interview of Tom, and you'll see where Heath got his iconic voice and mannerisms from.
posted a review of Kylie* - Can't Get You Out Of My Head. 12 months ago
A bit of a guilty pleasure of mine - When you hear it once, you won't get it out of your head. Na Na Na, Nana Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Nana Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Nana Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Nana Na Na Na . . . Oh crap, It's still in my head . . . Na Na Na, Nana Na ... See full review
submitted Rory Hoy - Little Red King. 12 months ago
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posted a comment on Shakin' Stevens - Green Door. about 1 year ago
Saw this in a charity shop today, and I wondered if the sleeve is where Michael Jackson got the inspiration to do the iconic cover for his 'Thriller' LP?
posted a review of Riva Starr - Curveballs (Remixes). about 1 year ago
Harvey McKay's remix of 'Disco Loco' is 1000 flavours of epicness. It's a fantastic peak-time disco-tinged Techno tune that will get the dance floor going crazy.
posted a comment on Mike Gates. about 1 year ago
R.I.P. Mike - Will be missed dearly, Thank you for designing the sleeve of my first album + collaborating with me on 'Chase That Money' with Freddy Fresh. It's been an honour working with such talent.
posted a review of Duke - New Beginning (Remixes). about 1 year ago
Really lovely tune - Reminds me of 'What's Going On' era Marvin Gaye. The remixes from Cooly D are really good not forgetting the remixes from JayDee (Plastic Dreams) and The Wiseguys too!
posted a review of Chevron - Memory Disks. Volume Two.. about 1 year ago
Absolutely stellar album from Chevron, who hails from the wonderfully tacky place known as Blackpool. Favourite tune would have to be 'Branches', which I initially heard on a Fake Blood DJ Mix. It's a really innovative and eclectic tune that combines ... See full review
posted a comment on Chagrill's Gang - Rapper's Delight. about 1 year ago
I'd presume 1979 or 1980 to cash in on the success of Sugarhill Gang and early rap.
posted a comment on Fake Blood - USED Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
This is a fantastic mixtape series - Love the way F.B. cuts up classic funk/jazz/library records that were sampled in golden era Hip-Hop tunes, which make you go "hey - that's where so-and-so got that sample from!". Highly recommended.
posted a comment on Madonna - Erotica. about 1 year ago
We all know she is REALLY singing “Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Rub Your Beard All Over My Body” - For those who don’t know, Bill Oddie is a famous Bird Watcher in the UK and one third of the comedy trio - The Goodies. The song was written at the time Madge ... See full review
posted a review of The Chemical Brothers - No Geography. about 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the latest album from Tom and Ed Chemical - Great to see the spirit of Big Beat is alive and well in 2019! Best tracks would have to be 'Bango', 'Got To Keep On', 'Gravity Drops' and the acid banger that is 'MAH'. Highly recommended for ... See full review
posted a comment on A Tribe Called Quest - Like It Like That. about 1 year ago
One of the funkiest Hip-Hop productions ever courtesy of the Ummah, who were the late J.Dilla, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammed. RIP to both the amazing Phife Dawg from Tribe Called Quest and of course J.Dilla
posted a comment on The Wiseguys - Ooh La La. about 1 year ago
Incredibly funky Big Beat track that never gets old. Always gets the dance floor going at Clubs, Festivals, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs etc, and it hasn't aged a single day. The B-Side is also really good - very chilled Native Tounges-esuqe Hip-Hop.
posted a comment on Time Zone - Throw Ya Funky Hands Up. about 1 year ago
The instrumental version of this record was very influential in the 1990's Big Beat music scene in the UK, notably tunes such as Fatboy Slim's 'Gangster Tripping' were very heavily influenced by it.
posted a comment on John Lennon And Yoko Ono* - Two Virgins. about 1 year ago
Beatle fangirls - be careful for what you wish for! A photo of John Lennon in the nude isn’t a pretty sight (or Yoko for that matter!).
posted a review of Oasis (2), Mat Whitecross - Supersonic. about 1 year ago
Excellent documentary about one of the greatest rock & roll bands (and potty-mouthed hedonists) of all time. The only criticism would be that their famous beef with fellow Britpoppers, Blur doesn't get any mentions (despite being all over the Newspapers ... See full review
posted a comment on Amy Winehouse - Pumps. about 1 year ago
Great trio of mixes of the tune 'F**k Me Pumps' from Amy's first album 'Frank'. MJ Cole's remix is classic UK Garage, while Mylo (who did the track 'Destroy Rock & Roll') does it in a Fatboy Slim-esque Big Beat style (which suits my sets perfectly) and ... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band* - Bongo Rock. about 1 year ago
John Lennon and Ringo Starr from The Beatles have been rumoured to have been involved in some capacity on this album. If so, it just adds to the awesomeness of an already super dope record!
posted a comment on Mr. Scruff - Giffin. about 1 year ago
Fantastic tune from Manchester's best DJ. The original mix is a soulful 2-step esque Breakbeat tune and the vocal version by Speechless is simply beautiful. Nothing beats a good release from Mr. Scruff!
posted a comment on Doc Martin. about 1 year ago
Legendary House DJ, NOT to be confused with the TV Character, Doc Martin (Martin Ellingham), a grumpy, but talented G.P. from Portwenn in Cornwall, who has a fear of blood portrayed by Martin Clunes.
posted a comment on Anna Calvi - Hunter. about 1 year ago
Totally agree with you - Anna Calvi is a very talented lady - She has so much gravitas with just her voice and guitar. Can't wait to see her again at Deershed Festival next year - should be amazing.
posted a comment on Long John Baldry. about 1 year ago
It's funny to think that Long John Baldry was also a prolific voice actor for Children's cartoons back in the day. Voice-wise, he is probably best known for playing the antagonist, Dr. Robotnik in the old cartoon based off the Sonic The Hedgehog games ... See full review
posted a comment on The Goodies - Beastly Record. about 1 year ago
Don't get me wrong - I'm a massive fan of The Goodies (for those who don't know, they were a very funny British comedy trio from the 1970's), but my giddy aunt, is the cover to this album downright scary! Beastly Record . . . well that depends on your ... See full review
posted a review of Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap - Up To 11 Edition. about 1 year ago
One of the greatest movies ever made - even if it is a little too close to home for us musicians! It's a movie that gets funnier and funnier every time you see it, and not to mention ridiculously quotable.