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’
The second in a series of three 12″s from The Pearls is out now including an extended edit where i combined the original and dub version. The original was released in 1980 on their Reality Hits label and is another Rap/Reggae/Disco hybrid and an all round feel good tune. The third and final 12″ will drop later this year, a more rootsy affair of 2 originals and 2 dubs.
From 2002 to 2004 i was label manager for Fine Records which was based in Denmark Street in Soho, as a result i became somewhat of a regular customer at Phonica Records which was a 5 minute walk from the office. So of course its very nice to see that the ‘Transmission Two’ compilation made the Phonica ‘Best Of’ 2020 round up 🤩.