Well, well, looky here...
'Tis The Bro 90's first show back in a few weeks & while the cobwebs were there - however briefly - it wasn't long before the volume in the studio was approaching deafening & the air conditioner had burst its britches. Ah yes, so good to be back on the radio!
So, the show began as a bit of a grab-bag, but ended up with some serious freshness from Frank Booker (super slo-mo disco nugget), Fredericks Brown (aka Tipsy Brown & Deva Mahal's new NY-based project) & Fat Freddy's Drop (from their forthcoming album tentatively titled Big BW), alongside stone classics from Goldie Alexander, Sweet Pea Atkinson & The Style Council!
Of course there's plenty of re-edit madness with Dimitri From Paris caning Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Gay Marvine stripping Herb Alpert's trumpet from Rise, King Storm dropping the one on Martha Reeves & that man Todd Terje taking Paul Simon to another level - and that's besides Waajeed tweaking Tony Allen, the new single from the Platinum Pied Pipers album Abundance, Alice Russell's searing version of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy, an incredible track from Erykah Badu's critically acclaimed New Amerykah album & plenty more besides...
Tony Allen | Kilode (Waajeed remix) [Honest Johns]
Frank Booker | Brothers [Untracked cdr]
Gay Marvine | Rise Above [Secret Mixers Fixes]
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes | Madd Luck (Dimitri Edit) [Supreme]
The Nextmen with NineyThe Observer | Let It Be [Antidote]
Erykah Badu | That Hump [Universal Motown]
Martha Reeves vs King Storm | Heatwave [Jamaican Airlines]
Fat Freddy's Drop | Pull The Catch [The Drop]
Alice Russell | Crazy [Little Poppet]
Quantic with Alice Russell | Sound Of Everything (Watch TV & Senorlobo remix) [Lovemonk]
Platinum Pied Pipers with Karma | On A Cloud [Ubiquity]
Mr Scruff | Shelf Wobbler [Ninja Tune]
Recloose | Robop [Loop]
Paul Simon | Diamonds (Tangoterje edit) [Supreme]
Hopper with Carinna Andersson | Take Us To The Place (Organik mix) [Twisted Funk]
Kinny with Quantic Soul Orchestra | Enough Said [Tru Thoughts]
Fredericks Brown | Betrayal [cdr]
TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio with Andreya Triana | That Gut Feeling [Tru Thoughts]
Sweet Pea Atkinson | Dance Or Die [Island]
Goldie Alexander | Show You My Love [Chaz Ro]
The Style Council | Long Hot Summer [Polydor]
Jimmy Cliff | You Can Get It If You Really Want [Island]