30 June 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 6: Midnight Feast

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 6: Midnight Feast

The sixth in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series is called "Midnight Feast", which also draws to a close a trio of mixtapes designed with loving in mind. It goes without saying what time of day this volume is recommended for...

Listen to AND download APSMV6: Midnight Feast here.

Volume 7 is already in the pipeline, so watch this space...

Playlist: Live at Real Groovy Auckland

This is me getting my grin on while spinning a few slices of vinyl for the punters at Real Groovy Auckland. Thanks to all the folks at Groovy for their hospitality! It was a blast. Below are the songs I played...

Suite For Ma Dukes | Find A Way
Jamiroquai | Half The Man
Ned Doheny | Get It Up For Love
Willis | Word Up
7 Samurai | Marlies and Marcus
Sugar Minott | Give The People What They Want
The Congoes | Fisherman
Peter Tosh | Ketchy Shuby
House Shoes | The Makings
Hearin' Aid with Tony Clifton | Higher
Breakage with Roots Manuva | Run 'Em Out
Starkey with Anneka | Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix)
James Pants | Crystal Lite
Kidboy with Blurum13 | A Moment To Think
People Under The Stairs | Tuxedo Rap
Common with Joy Denalane | Go! (Jazzanova remix)
Omar | I Love Being With You
Aloe Blacc | Patria Mia
Julian Y Su Combo | Enyere Kumbara
Lady | Money
Open Sky Unit | Sunshine Star
L.A. Carnival | Blind Man
Darondo | Legs
Windjammer | Tossing and Turning
Huba | My Sweet Beef Is My Song (Sing A Soulful Song)
Mayer Hawthorne | Maybe So, Maybe No
Osunlade | Crazy You
Me&You | Brown Paper Bag

100% Vinyl

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 5: Afternoon Delight

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 5: Afternoon Delight

Volume 5 in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series is also the second in a series of mixtapes designed with loving in mind. "Afternoon Delight" is a journey through the kinds of songs which suit exactly that; so wrap yourselves in yourselves and enjoy the music as you commune in the afternoon sunshine...

Listen AND download APSMV5: Afternoon Delight here.

Volume 6 will follow later this week...

26 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz


Unknown | Oasis
IAMNOBODI x Usher | Nice and Slow (Duncan Gerow edit)
Tinashe x Cazz Major | Days In The West (Cazz Major edit)
Peppery | Mama Used To Say
The Slow Waves with Hannah Joy Habte | Last and Found
Lost Midas with Taylor O' - Love Undone
Harleighblu | This Way Love (Astro Raw remix)
Bailey Wiley with Raiza Biza | IXL
Cherie Mathieson | 88 Days
Mos Def | Travellin' Man (Drew's Theory remix)
Sola Rosa with LA Mitchell | Real Life (Azaxx remix)
Q-Tip x Trus' Me | Work It Brown (Nirobi remix)
Shi Wisdom with KJ | LoveSpeak (Kutcorners & Big Jacks remix)
Sean Haefeli | Vision Fibreoptics
Ugly Duckling | A Little Samba (Leftside Wobble edit)
Robert Palmer | Work To make It Work (JMRS edit)
Mark de Clive-Lowe with Nia Andrews | Hooligan
Lady | Money
Duan & Only | Gold and Honey
Wrongtom Meets Deemus J | Superteng
Tehbis | So Much
Jazzmine | Repeat
Zed Bias with Falty DL | Lucid Dreams
Kalbata with Clapper Priest | SUS
Sebastien Dutch with Max | Raindance (Wakasa)
Bearcubs x Tom Misch | Colours Of Freedom
La Royale | The Crush

24 June 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 4: Morning Glory

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 4: "Morning Glory"

The first in a new trio of mixtapes lands with "Morning Glory", volume 4 in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series. As the name suggests, this one is for the lovers - indeed, this trio of mixtapes are all designed with earthly pleasures in mind... so press play and love the one you're with.

Listen AND download APSMV4: "Morning Glory" here.

Volume 5 will follow next week...

19 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz


Thundercat | For Love I Come
Computer Jay and Orfeo | Prototype (Andre 3000 Standard)
Bondax | All Inside
Sola Rosa with L.A. Mitchell | Love Lost (Loveless) (Jay Knight remix)
Diatonic | Foreshore
Lost Midas with Audris | Head Games
The Stepkids | Fading Star
Yahtzel | Girls
Unknown | Da Man Of Decision
Amin Payne | Mystical Minds
Peshay | Daydreaming
King Kooba | California Suite
The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination | Restless
Handbook | Obrigado
Aaron Jerome with Andreya Triana | Brighter Days
People Under The Stairs | Yo
Owusu and Hannibal | Blue Jay
Tom Misch | Moving Faster
Hudson Mohawke | FUSE
Burial | Archangel
Lava Lava | Afterlife
New Loungehead with Sulata | Cloth
Micronism | First Reflections
Blackbird Blackbird | Treehouse
Soulpersona | Loves So Far Away (Donald Byrd Tribute)
Radiohead | Reckoner (Leftside Wobble Off-World Excursion)
Frenic | Lazy Sunday Stereo

12 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays BASE FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz


Unknown | Vibesin'
Evil Needle with Sivey | Rendez-Vous (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
H.F. - White Clouds (Day's Rhodes More Travelled edit)
Melodiesinfonie | Sunshine Is Gone
Frenic | Money Ain't No Women
Just OK with Phoenix Troy | Sinah (Deep Shoq edit)
Mo Kolours | Little Brown Dog
Fouma System | Xamal Sa Bopp
Gramatik with Exmag | Obviously Instrumental
Reggie B with Leonard D'Stroy and Hevi | Addictive
Jill Scott x Kool and The Gang | Whatever (Summer Madness edit)
Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell with Stauny Pops and JDouble | Happenin'
Galt and Roisin Murphy | Cold Truth (Alkalino rework)
Syl Johnson | Different Strokes (re-edit)
Bill Withers | It Ain't Because Of Me Baby (Gazeebo edit)
Esther Williams | I'll Be Your Pleasure
Kenny Doss | Sugar
Minnie Riperton | Reasons
Platinum Pied Pipers | On A Cloud
Sola Rosa with Noah Slee | Can We Get It Together
Quantic Y Anita Tijoux with Iara Renno | Doo Wop (That Thing)
Os Originals Do Samba | Tena Fe, Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer (George T edit)
Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura Band | Aqurarela Do Brasil (Mark E Version 2)
Caribou | Sun (Suonho's Vintage Sun-Rays)
Quivver with Angel Hart | Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
Dino Ross | Let Me Be Your Soul
French Kiwi Juice | So Much To Me
JackLNDN | Drop Out

10 June 2014

LIVE: Expansions | Fri 4 July

It's All Good Presents
A Night Of Wide Vibes
Jay Jeffrey
From 8pm
Friday 4th July
No Door - Bring Yr Smile

Facebook page here.

IF YOU LOVE... Real vinyl records played by and listened to with real people.
IF YOU LOVE... To hear a diverse range of soulful musical styles in one evening.
IF YOU LOVE... Your DJs to play fresh and exciting sounds, both old and new.
IF YOU LOVE... To smile and laugh with friends while you dance your ass off.

We've got you covered. So come get wide with an open mind...

05 June 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays BASE FM
107.3FM / Freeview CH71 / Tune In App
Streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz


Tony Ansell | Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Mark de Clive-Lowe with Nia Andrews | Hollow
Louie Vega | Jungle Fever
Quantic with Iara Renno | Caruru
Ceu | Concrete Jungle
Gecko Turner | Un Limon en la Cabeza
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Llego La Banda
Leon Ware | Nights In Brazil
Chico Mann | Mayombe
Lucho Burmudez Y Su Orquesta | Fiesta de Negritos (George T edit)
S Strong | Return Of The Mambo
Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen | Against The Wall
Onra | Relax In Mui Ne
Aim | Just Passin' Through
Cee-Roo | Make It Funky
Pleasure | Let's Dance (The Reflex edit)
Bo Saris | She's On Fire (Unknown edit)
Jamiroquai | Too Young To Die (Wilsoni's Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die re-work)
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
French Kiwi Juice | Lying Together
Finley Quaye | Even After All
Unity Pacific | Are You Strong?
Anthony Valadez with Miles Bonny | Searching For (Adi Dick remix)
Eric Lau with Rahel | Here
Tom Misch | The Journey
Duff Disco | A Tribute To Barry
Al Green with John Legend | Stay With Me (Max Kane Slump)

Music: From Me To You

MUSIC: From Me To You... For Free...

Over on the left hand side of this blog is a lil' list of interesting tidbits, time-consuming procrastinators and shenanigan-inducing behavioural suggestions. Among them are a bunch of mixtapes I've lovingly assembled - the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series.

Currently there are three volumes available for download, from either Soundcloud or Mixcloud...

Vol. 1: In The Pocket / Workinonit   ( sound / mix )
Vol. 2: Lazy Hazy Days   ( sound / mix )
Vol. 3: Through The Clouds   ( sound / mix )

Oh, and I've another trilogy of sorts ready to load up, so it might well be worth checking back there every now and then. If you like the music, that is...

I reckon you just might.