#NowPlaying Grand Central Session

Paying tribute to one of my favorite labels who sadly shut up shop in 2006. I was introduced to the label by the guys working in Fat City Records (owned by Mark Rae) when living in Manchester, and quickly started devouring their catalogue. It fueled a major passion for the music that lead me in all sorts of directions of music that I hadn’t previously been into.

I salute you Grand Central. R.I.P.

Listen now on Mixcloud
Tracklist
Rae & Christian – Play On
Aim – Cold Water Music
Funkyfreshfew – Dimes Got
Aim – Loop Dreams
Only Child – U Bring Me Vibes
Aim – The Force
Rae & Christian – Ready To Roll
Only Child – Crazy Rhymin
Aim – Souldive (All City Mix)
Rae & Christian – Spellbound
Aim – Aint Got Time To Waste
Rae & Christian – All I Ask
Only Child – Lock It
Riton – People
Only Child – Space Disco
Mr Scruff & Mark Rae – How Sweet It Is
Aim – Just Passin’ Through
Mark Rae – Make No Mistake
Rae & Christian – Hold Us Down
Tony D – Don’t Want To Lose You
Rae & Christian – Flip The Mic
Gripper – Jazz Cop
Only Child – Just Begun
Tony D – Piano Grand

Trust In Space on @spaceinvaderFM

Trust in Dust is the latest to join the awesome crew of DJs and music lovers over at spaceinvaderradio

The first show was a special entitled ‘TRUST IN SPACE’ and was aired Monday 31st May 2010 at 6pm

You can listen to the show over here

    Tracklisting

Big Space (Intro draft version) – Myele Manzanza
Fogged Spacesuit – The Clonious
Space – Beta Band
Metrorail Thru Space – Cut Chemist
Space Ho’s – Danger Doom
Spacecapades – Dam-Funk
Absolute Space (Jazzanova Remix) – Koop
Original (Feat. Buff 1 & RU C-L) – Space Invadas
Outer Space – King Midas Sound
Space-A-Nova – Stanton Davis’ Ghetto/Mysticism
Spacefruit (featuring Debi Nova) – The Sa-Ra Creative Partners
Spacebar (Interlude) – Emmanuel
Space Smoke – Super Smoky Soul
Space Balls – Dr. Who Dat?
Disc-O-Island (Space Africa) (feat PSS) – Grooveman Spot
Space Disco – Only Child
Breakin’ In Space – Key-Matic
Your Place In Space – Kohib
Space Between Thoughts – Raah Project
Walk in space – Fingathing
Space Date – James Pants
Spacecowboy Vs. Bobble Head – J Dilla
Spaceship – Kanye West
Spaceache – Jon Phonics
Space – Samiyam
Time & Space – Roy Ayres
In a Green Space – Koushik
Basic Space – The xx
Space In Veda – Emanative
Space Cowboy – Jamiroquai

Enjoy
TRUST!

Album of the Week >>> ‘DZA – FIVE FINGER DISCOUNT’ on @ErrorBroadcast by @sashadza

This is a gem of an album for the beat generation.

I first heard of DZA when the wonderful ‘Shifty’ appeared on Oscillations Part 1. Wonky but warm & listenable, it was one of my instant favourites from that album (have a listen here)

So when Error Broadcast sent out the promo of the DZA album I was intreagued and excited to hear the whole thing.

Right from the off, the warm & fuzzy ‘Naiads at Play’ sets the tone, drawing you into DZA’s world. A world of wonky jazz samples (Cold as Hell), 8-bit game soundtracks (Dabi Trabi), Blade Runner stylings (Out of Time), & some deeply moving & trippy beats (Homeparty, DZA’s Theme, Downtown Honeymoon, Softgram, Uproar in Heaven)

There’s a great variety of beats here but they all hang together really well & provide a really rewarding listen.

Full marks to DZA and Error Broadcast on this one.

Trust

***(TiDRadio 20 will feature 4 tracks from this as our Album of the Week, check the mixcloud page from Wednesday 26th May for the show)

#nowplaying @Portformat – The Repeat Factor Remixes on @TokyoDawn Records

So I’ve been a very vocal supporter of Portformat’s amazing ‘The Repeat Factor’. It has proven to be a very apt name for me as I’ve been continuously playing that album for the last 6 months or so.

As a result of my love for that album, I was very resistant to the idea of remixes. I was thinking “Why ruin it? it’s perfect!”, but then I had to think to myself that Tokyo Dawn don’t put out bad music, so there must be some serious quality remixes on there or they wouldn’t have put it out.

And I was right. The remixes all take the tracks in a very different direction to the album, with a range of styles & tempos that make it a very different listen to the original album. There are many highlights on the record, including (but not limited to)

Opolopolo’s remix of Mothership ft Georgia & Dudley, which goes off on a major west coast funk trip
Resound(of the Metalheadz) remix of Knock Knock going darker & heavier
Dandario’s wonky as hell remix of U$
Swede:art’s remix of It’s On
And Ronnie Vindahl (Boom Clap Batchelors) boogie remix of Fairy Child

I have to be careful here or I’ll be listing out every track!!

So overall it’s definitely worthy of your attention & purchase, so don’t sleep, get over to Tokyo Dawn & order your copy NOW! You won’t regret it.

#nowplaying @flyinglotus ‘s astounding #COSMOGRAMMA

I’ve not been this excited about an album release for a very long time.

Popped into my favourite Brighton record shop (the awesome Resident) to grab a first edition Cosmogramma in the black & gold case that just looks stunning

This is a true work of art. Check out the packaging in its full glory (including the free badge…)

Have to say, I put it straight on in the car for the journey back to work and the music is mindblowing. Full respect to Fly-Lo he saw people catching him up so he hit the rocket boosters & has shot off into another galaxy altogether.

Do yourself a favour, don’t download this one. Go & buy it. From your local independent store. Keep the music ALIVE!
#Respect!

Trust/In\Dust

#nowplaying Transmit / Box / Flat #TBF017

I only picked up on the Transmit Box Flat series at number 11, but it has rapidly become a fourtnightly highlight for me.

Playing a fantastically broad range of music, all of it soulful, deep & with a hint of darkness

Latest show is available for download here >>> #TBF017

And the blog with tracklistings & extra info here >>> Hold/Box/Flat

Give it a spin, you will not regret it

Trust/Dust

#nowplaying – Awesome playlist for a sunny Monday

    Workin Playlist – Monday 19th April 2010

Sweeter (Flow’s Intro) – Flow State
Butterfly – Herbie Hancock
Kiss – dela
You’ve Got To Have Freedom (feat. Inlove) – DJ Cam Quartet
you got the love ft. gretchen parlato – Dj Center
Black Byrd – Donald Byrd
Naima – emanative
Getaway feat Celetia Martin – Emmanuel
Stressed Out (Remix) – A Tribe Called Quest – dela
Umm Hmm – Erykah Badu
Flow State – Third Step
German Haircut – Flying Lotus
Plastic People – Four Tet
Music Is My Sanctuary – Gary Bartz
Think Twice – Gilles Peterson Feat. Danay And Obsesion
Modal love – Ripperton
Unpatience – Quadron
Mystic Brew – ronnie foster
Eve – The Roots
Before – SCUBA
UFO – Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra
Autumn – Testiculo
Black Freedom – Young Jazz Rebels
Broken Song – Unity Gain Continuum
wondering why – p.e. hewitt jazz ensemble
realise – Part Time Heroes
Heart’s Desire – Don Blackman