At the start of the pandemic i did an extended edit of Afia Mala’s classic ‘Koma’ for Africa Seven’s sub label A7 edits, the 12″ of which is out now. To be fair the original is so good it would be quite difficult to balls it up, so I just Dubbed it out a little, extended the break and used parts of the vocal rather than the full chorus. It turned out great and was a real pleasure to do, you can check the full version here.
I’ve put together a mini compilation of rare instrumental versions of 5 sought after tunes that i play regularly in my sets. On the A side there’s a killer Island Disco cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ by Glen Adams & Finesse, then a super rare Boogie/Brit Funk version of Tippa Irie’s ‘Panic Panic’ from 1986 and the side closes with Special Occasion from Belgium with a previously unreleased 12″ instrumental version. Then the B side features the “Special” Club Dub version of Carol Williams ‘Can’t Get Away’ (From Your Love) that originally appeared on a promo only 10″ (it includes a great spoken word intro from Carol thanking all the Metro Area New York DJs for their support) and ‘Sin’ by La Palace De Beaute (a Larry Tee project from 1988) closes the LP in the form of a Jura Soundsystem Dub.
The LP was difficult to manufacture so is limited to a one off 500 pressing, the last of which are here on Bandcamp.
I did a one hour guest mix and interview for Mildlife on Worldwide FM (a really great band from Melbourne, check ‘The Magnificent Moon‘). The mix has a Dub House, Afro, Acid kinda vibe, i just uploaded it to Soundcloud 😀.
New playlist of vibes from lockdown here in Adelaide. I’ve also re-activated the rolling playlist if you have a spare 72 Hours 😱.
Originally released in 1982 the final single from Brooklyn based multi instrumentalist Freddie Thompson’s Panache band has been given an official reissue on Isle Of Jura. I combined the Original and Dub versions into an extended 12 minute ride with live percussion and a more Dubby feel. Reviewed on Juno here the 12″ is now in all good record stores. Thanks to Phonica for making it an Essential release this week.
I did a mix and interview for one of my favourite record stores Phonica which you can check here, a 1.5 hour trip around my record collection with a mix of old and new tracks and a couple of forthcoming reissues on Isle Of Jura.
After a little hiatus i’ve just done another show for Skylab which is now streaming, a 2 hour dive into reggae, balearica, house & general vibes 🤩, essentially the kind of set i play at Udaberri each week here in Adelaide.
Bill Conti ‘Take You Back’ / Shakatak ‘Streetwalkin’ / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band ‘My Jamaican Dub’ / Harry Mudie ‘Dub with a difference’ / Nitty Gritty ‘Run down the version’ / One Blood ‘Be thankful’ (Lexx Edit) / Light Of Love ‘Meltin Pot’ / Louisa Miller ‘Share the love around’ / Kip Carmen & Danny Horton ‘The island is our home’ / Plastic Bertrand ‘Stop encore’ / Antoine Rocky Horror ‘Sophia’ / Begin ‘Super bario’ / Paul robinson ‘Come on sister’ / Deodato ‘Keep on movin’ / Cashflow ‘Mine all mine’ (Dub) / Joey Beads ‘Spirit Call’ (3am Call) / The Whole Truth ‘Lord, quench my soul’ / Joey Beads ‘Spirit Call’ (6am Call) / Sha-Lor ‘I’m In Love’ / Giovanni Damico ‘Try it out’ / Meditations 3 ‘Group meditation’