19 December 2014

11 December 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM


















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

11.12.14

Freddy Franjesco | 1960
KINO | Tranquil
Anton Borin | Past Mirrors
Nosidam with Jazz One | No More
Wayvee x Haan808 | Diamond Emporium
YB with Krs. | Drug X
Drew Smooth | Mirror
Expensive Brother | I Luv U
Fossa Beats | Thank U
Chris McClenney | Hold On We're Going Home
Christian Rich | Real Love
Tidur | Floating Inward
Manic Focus | On The Horizon
Krs. | Too Real
L'homme aux 4 lettres | Macchiato Girl
Koyo | My Girl
Matt Citron with Coyote Lee and Omito | Conversations
Drew Smooth | Heroin Rain Drops
Tayyib Ali with DJ Grumble | Bills 2 Pay
Ras G | Quincy's 2000
Lazy Ass Specialist with NoLabelOMNI | Anonymous
Capitol A | In The (Re)mix (Starship Interpretation)
Abhi x Dijon | Honest (starRo remix)
Frank Ocean | Swim Good (Fademusic edit)
Ciara | I'm Sorry (Fademusic edit)
Losi | Wildside
Able8 and U-Wish | Play
Benny Tones with Mara TK | Aero:soul (Negghead remix)
Blu and Exile | A Man
Kwabs | Lay Back
Advocate | My Love My Enemy
Santi | Metaphysical Tinge
Zikomo | Champion Riddim

This show is available for streaming online right here.
The Expansions Radio show archive can be found here.

Live: NZ Soul All Dayer Mt Maunganui 2015


09 December 2014

Playlist: Breakfast on Base FM











Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | TuneIn App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

09.12.14

Quantic | Time Is The Enemy
King Kapisi | Sub-Cranium Feeling
@Peace | Anaesthetised
Mayer Hawthorne | I Need You
Asher Roth with Hassani Kwess/Kenny Keys | Pabst and Jazz
First Man and Ayak | Can We Go Back
Matthew Larkin Cassell | All I'm Missing Is You
Handsome Boy Modelling School | Breakdown
Dave-O with Thai Guy | It's Alright
The Dynamics | Brothers On The Slide
DJ Vadim with Pugs Atomz | Get It
Lewis McCallum with Francis Kora | First Date
Shafiq Husayn with Bilal | Cheeba (Nottz remix)
Reggie B | Poison Candy
N8E with Raashan Ahmad and Medusa | Rock On
Moka Only | What I Do
Youngblood Brass Band | Overtime
Curtis Mayfield | Heavy Dude
J*Davey | Dirty Love
Mr Scruff with Roots Manuva | Jusjus
Tony D with Low Key | Queen Of My Dreams
Tha Feelstyle | Tha Medicine
Funkommunity | What You Give
Breakage with Roots Manuva | Run Em Out
Mount Kimbie | So Many Times, So Many Ways
Breaks Co-Op | Perpetual Breath
Ronnie Foster | Mystic Brew
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra | Once Around The Block
Massak | B.L.A. (Pt. 1)
Hal Singer | Malcolm X
The Blackbyrds | The Blackbyrds Theme
Mr President and Mr Day | Meet Again (B-Boy edit)
Plantlife | The Girl Said... Give It To Me
Candyman | Knockin' Boots
Raphael Saadiq | Faithfull

Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesdays

Base Breakfast with Dylan C and 90
7.30am Wednesdays
7.30am Fridays



And This... #5: Matthew Larkin Cassell





















And This...
#5
MATTHEW LARKIN CASSELL

There's a great story behind this. Read about his life, then read about how this album got to be released on Stones Throw Records. Lovely blue-eyed soul, funk, boogie and pop. And check the track 'All I'm Missing Is You', right here. Gold.



04 December 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | TuneIn App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

04.12.14

Advocate | Astral Visions
KA-YU | Vies and Eng
Sinh with Natty Reeves | Love (Sound)
JR Jarris | All The Girls
Chef Red | You
Handbook | Losing Touch
KLNLLS/Kaelin Ellis | Jewels
Dubson | Bitter Sweet
KRNE | Jump On
Alex Wiley | Ova (YMNO remix)
Waajeed | The Dragon
Tone Ra | Abduction
Electric Wire Hustle | Bottom Line
Santi | Trippy
Krs | Linguistics
DC | Why
oriJanus | Bonita
Morcee | How Good It Is
Terre's Neu Wuss Fusion | Love On A Real Train (Risky Business)
Kevin Abstract | Starchild
Eric Lau with Tawiah | For You
3 Foot People | Childsplay
Viktor Vaughn | Saliva
Sinh with Natty Reeves | Love (Sound) (reprise)
VKTA | Don't Explain
Seeba and Lotek | Sonic Winds
Mothica with DIVERSA | Visions
Pharrell | Beautiful (J-Louis edition)
Ghost Writerz with G.O.L.D. and Shiffa Dan | Back It Up
oriJanus with Tek.lun and Zikomo | Hot remix
Zikomo | Time
Silk Rhodes | Personal Use

This show is now up on Mixcloud for your streaming pleasure. Go there.


Live: NZ Soul All Dayer Christmas Party

























NZ SOUL ALL DAYER
C h r i s t m a s   P a r t y   2 0 1 4
From 2pm, Saturday 6 December

To celebrate Christmas the NZ Soul All Dayer extended family are getting together in an open-decks, back-to-back, all vinyl throw down, featuring:

JAY JEFFREY 
GENE RIVERS 
SCOTT TOWERS 
LO KEY 
NYNTEE 
KIRK JAMES 
JUBT 
KIRSTY HARGREAVES 
PETER MAC 
KRIS HOLMES 
DUSTIN LINDALE 
MATENE KARENA 
EXILE 
KINA CUTS 
GRANTIS 
DJ TIDO 
J.BLUEVIBE 
PETE NICE

...and more!

Free from 2pm - just $5 from 8pm
Saturday 6 December, 2014
The Golden Dawn

Check the facebook event page here for more information...

03 December 2014

Playlist: Breakfast on Base FM












Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | TuneIn App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

02.12.14

ExtortedMinds and Losing Truths | Atonement
R.O.M | Overthinking
The Mimm Ensemble | Homecoming
Paul Desmond | Take Ten (Leftside Wobble edit)
Walter Jackson | It's Cool
Brae Leni | IWanChuh
oriJanus | 6
Jhelisa | Whirl Keeps Turning
The Milk | Ain't No Love In This Town
Swarvy | Carried Away
Tay Butler with Derelle Rideout | Black Party
Felly with DJ Grumble | Panama
Apollo Brown and Ras Kass with Sean Price and Bleu DaVinci | Impossible Dream
Handbook | How Can It Be?
Steve Spacek | Dollar (Adi Dick remix)
Quite Nyce | Layup Line
Dexter Brandon | Up In The West
Versailles The Everything with NXXXXXS | The Wave
Biggie Smalls | It's All Good (HLTRSKLTR flip)
Union with Elzhi | Wings
Lyric Jones with Daniel SkyHigh McClain | Tall
Miles Bonny | What's Life Like
J-Dubb | What You Want
Kevin Cool and Phoniks | The Time Is Right
Lord Echo | Street Knowledge
Toro y Moi | Harm In Change (J-Boogie edit)
Tittsworth with Q-Tip, Theophilus London and Alison Carney | After The Dance
Masters At Work | Nautilus (MAWtilus)
Lord Cobra and Pana-Afro Sounds | Rocombey
Dom Salvador E Abolicao | Hei Voce
Sly and The Revolutionaries | Marijuana
Carl Dawkins | Burnin' Fire
Ticklah | Nine Years
Nickodemus | Boneman Connection
King Tubby and Friends | Real Gone Crazy Dub
Guru | Lifesaver (Cookin Soul remix)
Roots Manuva | Here We Go Again
Moka Only and Chief | Whole World
Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop | The Antique Anthem

Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesdays

Base Breakfast with Dylan C and 90
7.30am Wednesdays
7.30am Fridays

01 December 2014

And This... #4: Leftside Wobble













And This...
#4
LEFTSIDE WOBBLE

Prolific as a DJ, producer, remixer and promoter for years now - and yet I don't know his real name - Leftside Wobble is one of the most consistently on-point people in music at the moment. While I've highlighted only one of this tunes on this page (his beautiful dub of Richard Earnshaw's 'Cry Me A River'), I strongly suggest you check out his soundcloud page, his mixcloud page and his blog, follow him on twitter and just basically soak up anything he has put his hand to.

Get in there and get your wobble on.

27 November 2014

Playlist: Expansions Radio on Base FM





















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

27.11.14

KOI | There 4 You
Rebecca Jade | Galaxy
Raido with Jesse Baez | Low Key
Black Milk x BADBADNOTGOOD | Now Or Never
kuma | I'll See You Later
Xeno | Facade
Owen Bones | Coolguy
Fresing | Rosemetals
Go Yama | Your Fate Is
R.O.M. x DEFFIE | Natural Frequency
SYRE | Let Me Go
Viramaina | Fire
Tone Ra | No Typo
Phoenix Muhammad | Californium
VBND | Smut
R.O | Ashes
Scott Xylo | Ramona Flowers
Willy J. Peso with Devin Miles and Scolla | Roll
Lafayette Ellis | Drowning Thoughts
Boxxx | NeigboursGoneHear (Guffstar edit)
Bailey Wiley with Raiza Biza | IXL
ESTA with Chris McLenney | Sometimes
Theophilus London with Jesse Boykins III | Tribe (GXNXVS remix)
Elzie with Misc Friend | Wings
The Stepkids | Moving Pictures
Steve Arrington and Dam-Funk | Blow Your Mind
Lexxmatiq | Smooth
Jimny | Runaway
Rustie | Globes (Wayvee x Zuper edit)
CHALICE | Wake Up
C Y G N | Rainy Day
cln with Lou Millar | Satisfy
Ari Lennox and DJ Grumble | Don't Leave

This show is available for streaming online right here.
The full Expansions Radio archive can be found here.

26 November 2014

Live: Sweetpants and Nyntee
























This Friday night at the Golden Dawn...
SWEETPANTS AND NYNTEE
"Playing Other People's Songs"
Check here for more details.

25 November 2014

Playlist: Breakfast on Base FM
















Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesday, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

25.11.14

RAMP | Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Tom Misch | The Journey
Evil Needle with Sivey | Rendez-Vous (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
Ramsey Lewis | My Love For You
Chloe Martini | Temptation
Maddslinky with Tawiah | Further Away
Sunni Colon | Temple (starRo remix)
Kimoweh | XXX (Baby, Come Back To Bed)
Omar | There's Nothing Like This
Faze-O | Ridin' High
Sugar Minott | Give The People What They Want
Hepcat | Rudies All Around
Cornerstone Roots | Miracles
Prince Fatty meets Nostalgia 77 | Medicine Chest Dub
Tortoise | TNT
Peshay | Sundown
Radiohead | Reckoner (Leftside Wobble edit)
Emufucka | Reflection
Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen | Against The Wall
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno | Portada Del Mar
The Pool | Jamaica Running (Poolside edit)
Tkay Maidza with PACES | Switch Lanes
Angie Stone | Do What You Gotta Do
Leonard Charles | The Look Of Love
Tony Starxx, Sean Vee and Christopher Killumbus | ATL Funk
French Kiwi Juice | Lying Together
Ladi6 | Dark Brown
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
The Elder Statesman | Montreaux Sunrise (Tee Cardaci's Ipanema Sunrise remix)
Stonephace | Wedgehead Gets Lucky
PPP | Pigeon Hole
Erykah Badu | Telephone (Freddie Joachim remix)
Pacific Heights with Jdubs, Aeries and Ladi6 | Dreaming

Base Breakfast with 90
7.30am Tuesdays

Base Breakfast with Dylan C and 90
7.30am Wednesdays
7.30am Fridays

24 November 2014

And This... #3: Titeknots + Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary















And This...
#3
TITEKNOTS
+
TRU THOUGHTS 15th ANNIVERSARY

I'm a big fan of Tru Thoughts. Have been since the early days (don't they all say that?) and am proud to have repped them and their artists hard, both personally and professionally. One of my enduring memories of the label was the warmth, friendliness, free records and delicious food I was supplied with when I was lucky enough to get to Brighton - and even co-host a Breakfast Radio show with Sweetpants, and TM Juke, Natural Self with label-boss Rob Luis, from a flat in some leafy street in the seaside city.

They're celebrating their 15th Anniverary in 2014, and I'm bloody stoked for them. Consistently strong releases and a willingness to press wax at every possible opportunity continues to win me over. Getting Alice Russell back on board was always going to be a winner, too. Talk about enduring memories.

Anyway, I could've picked any one of a number of tunes to highlight the milestone for the label, but I've gone with one from the compilation 2CD you can pick up now. It's a track with a whiff of early-Quantic to it, but it comes courtesy of one of the label's more recent signings, Titeknots. This young UK producer has released a string of bangin' singles, all twisting house music into some bloody interesting - and increasingly danceable - shapes. I like. I reckon you might, too. Listen to the single 'Hummingbirds' here, or in the player below.

Titeknots website.
Tru Thoughts website.

21 November 2014

Playlist: Expansions Radio on Base FM



























Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

20.11.14

Ari Lennox | La La La La
Krs. | So Close (Tom Misch bootleg)
Pazmal | Tal Vez
Khalil | Time For Bed (Guffstar x R.O.M edit)
Alicia Keys | U Don't Know My Name (Chloe Martini remix)
YK | Butter Coffee
Herzeloyde | Phanboy
Daktyl with Dive Deep | Stay
Tsvi | Malfunction (The LVX remix)
Brogan Bentley | Last Light
Neneh Cherry | Spit Three Times (DJ Spinn remix)
Tone Ra | Tired
Shawn J. Period | Places Everyone
One Self | Unfamiliar Places
Regal | The Village Calling
Pacific Heights with Mark Vanilau | The Show Is Over
Electric Wire Hustle | Chaser
Lamb | Trans Fatty Acid (Kruder and Dorfmeister remix)
Me&You | Last Night
Kabanjak | Mojo Hand
Recloose | Makutu Man
4Hero with Jack Davey | Take My Time
Mos Def | Beef (Sinh remix)
Elis Regina | Fotografia (Stan Forebee remix)
Sensi Sye | Endless Rain
Madlib | Washedbrainsyndrome (instrumental)
Nu Shooz | I Can't Wait (MCA Jazz Hop edit)

This show is available for streaming online right here.
A full archive of Expansions Radio shows can be found right here.

Knock yourself out.

And This... #2: Chloe Martini















AND THIS...
#2
Chloe Martini

I don't know a lot about Chloe Martini, and the little I do know is gathered from her soundcloud page. So now we're even.

The 21yr old Polish producer has put out a bunch of sideways remixes of folks like Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani, and they're worth a listen, but it's her own stuff which has really lit a fuse for me. Particularly this moody lil' beast below, 'Temptation'. Yeah, sure it's almost a year old and she has a new EP about to drop, but it's compelling stuff, and has really switched me onto the soulfulness that is sadly not often enough found in bass-heavy music.

How do you say 'that's awesome!' in Polish...?


19 November 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM




















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to Mixcloud for the show archive

13.11.14

Tom Misch | The Journey
Clara La San | I Was Always Yours (NeguimBeats remix)
Grant Bowtie | Vivid
Trian Kayhatu | Suture
Da-P | The Hamptons
Lucia Scansetti | Dare (Sandro Jeeawock remix)
Highland | Don't Touch My Thigh
Gwen Stefani | Luxurious (Chloe Martini remix)
Kennedy Jones | The Art Of Love
Dpat and Atu | Nothing Here
Kashaka | Andruwoid
Bodi Bill | Hotel
Flexenbaum | Upper Echelon (Flexenbaum Jazz Flip)
Mercy | Just One Touch
Tek.lun | CLOX (5 Thirty)
Maxx Baer x KRNE | Cosmic Canyon
Xed | #Kolossus (Flexenbaum remix)
Jengi Beats | Lemon and Mint
Shagabond | Tuna Melt
Janet Jackson | That's The Way Love Goes (Virgule Tribute)
Enzalla | Archetype
FloFilz | Whirlwind
IshDARR | Second
Ota with Adi Dick | Ride On Home
Leonard Charles | The Look Of Love
JR Jarris | Bklynbobbi
Dexter Brandon | Up In The West
Chloe Martini | This Is For You
Ruff Draft x Flamingosis | Time.Less
S E L V S S E | Needs II
Submotion Orchestra | 2L84U

Full show available for streaming right here.
You'll find a full EXPANSIONS RADIO show archive here.



11 November 2014

And This... #1: Leonard Charles





















AND THIS... 
#1
Leonard Charles

And This... is a new thang where I'm going to highlight a tune, or an artist, or a label, or something or rather, that has caught my ear during the week. The idea is to update weekly. We'll see how we go with that. The intention's good, anyway.

First up, Leonard Charles, a side project of the multi-limbed Jeremy Toy. Created as an outlet for music made while healing from a cowardly king-hit outside an Auckland bar where he'd just finished performing, Leonard Charles' trip is all loose-limbed, funky-ass, head-nodding goodness, which you absolutely need to wrap your head around. Below is his version of 'The Look Of Love', and it's a stone cold classic.

I've always taken a keen interest in Jeremy's music; be it on his own as Ota, with the Opensouls band and with She's So Rad, or his forays into production, dude is one talented guy. It sucks hard when anyone is involved in an unprovoked assault, but it always seems to sting more when it happens to a real good fella.

Check out Leonard Charles on soundcloud here, or bandcamp here. Also take the time to visit She's So Rad's bandcamp page and website; and From The Crate Records' soundcloud page.


07 November 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM


















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming at www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

06.11.14

NeguimBeats | One Time
El. Train | Drop
Singularis | Rain
XXYYXX | Closer (Soundpalette flip)
Bleak Amethyst | Theseus (Dexter Brandon remix)
Fear Club | Nelly
Zephyr | Synthony
Daddy AOL | Fall Off
Maddslinky with Tawiah | Further Away
Rilla Force | Ruby Suns
Coleman | Islands (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
Wrongtom meets Deemus J | Jump + Move + Rock
Yes King | Devil Inside
Josey Wales | Rasta People
Natural Numbers | Theme For King Richard
Rodney P with The People's Army and Mighty Moe | Live Up
Sleepin' Giantz | Raving Bully
Werkha | Lapwing
Titeknots | Hummingbirds
Broke One and Xavier Leon | One Hour Later (Monk' remix)
Elefo | Turned Me On
Zed Bias with Jenna G | FairPlay (Zed Bias Old Skool remix)
Earl P | Return Of The Sphere Dweller
R-ASH | Can I Get With You
Isaac Aesili with Iva Lamkum | Chemistry
Leonard Charles | Got 'Til It's Gone
Ducky | To The Water
Jeff Fressco | It Ain't No Shuffle
Deep Shoq | No Traffic
Yoin | Werk Life
Aurelius | So Many Times
Handbook | Missing You
Handbook | Charm (Psymun remix)
Tall Black Guy | Al Green's Dream (Travis In EFX Mode mix)

This show now available for streaming right here.

Happy 15th Anniversary Tru Thoughts! Still one of my favourite labels.
Also, check this compilation from Widad Records. Highly recommended!


04 November 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM



















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

30.10.14

Sensi Sye | Breaking Day
Dream Koala | We Can't Be Friends (NeguimBeats remix)
R.O.M. | Want Me
PARTYNEXTDOOR | Persian Rugs (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
Fearclub and Ashley Garcia | Your Eyes (Handbook remix)
Tigerblood | Without You
Stwo | Her (Majid Jordan edit)
Colombobeats | LAZO
Invention | Equip
Abhi // Dijon | Honest (starRo remix)
Ben Jamin' with ChoiceVaughan | Wonderlust
Computer Jay and Orfeo | Prototype (Andre3000 standard)
starRo | Seduction
Braiden Bailey | Promise
ILoveMakonnen | Tuesday (Flexenbaum x Kimoweh remix)
San Holo | Hiding (Broe Szyslack remix)
Darondo | Didn't I (Wayvee's Dusty edit)
Bassnectar with W. Darling | You and Me (Champagne Drip remix)
Jimny | Runaway
Madman Maher | I Live For Our Futures
Adi Dick | Nightbus
Sage The Gemini | Don't You (Joe Kay's Slowed edit)
Lambo and Doobious | Good Love
Dimond Saints | MidNight
Tkay Maidza with PACES | Switch Lanes
Sam Gellaitry | Venus Flytrap (Gustavs Strazdins remix)
Flying Lotus | All In (Cookie Monster Galaxy remix)
Ark Patrol | Sun
Unknown | I'm Sorry
Reggie B with Kevin Pierce | Orion (The Return)
The Emotions | Blind Alley (Altered Tapes remix)

Full show available for streaming right here.

29 October 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

23.10.14

C Y G N | Pyrmid
XED with Weaver Beats | Firm
Chloe Martini | Temptation
Soundpalette | The Underground
Vaperror | OpenME.up 2
Brogan Bentley | Smoke
Jacob 2-2 | Central and Mountain
Repeat Pattern | Half Of Half (Submerse remix)
DRIVE | Juices
Invention | Bluffs
El. Train | U Say 2 Me
Dexter Brandon | Nothing Left
Kimoweh | Smokin' Drankin'
Kimoweh | XXX (Baby, Come Back To Bed)
Handbook | Slow Moves (NeguimBeats remix)
Handbook | Intensify (Am I Real?)
Sola Rosa with Iva Lamkum | Turn Around (Alias remix)
Marvolus with DJ Premier | BAP
El Blanco Nino | Bells
Aurelius | The Bridge
Drake | Connect (Rooster Cogburn remix)
cln | Dayum
Little Dragon | Cat Rider (Poolside remix)
Niia x WKND | BTSTU (Don't Fvck With Me)
Atticus Beats with Woodes | Decisions (PACES remix)
Luster with Aywy | Telescope Thieves
Emufucka | Reflection
Losco | When
Night and Tickets | August Morning In My City
Versailles The Everything | Monday Mornings
Paymon G | Monday Mornings
Madlib with Talib Kweli and M.E.D. | Classic
Madvillain with Stacey Epps | Eye
J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | A Tribute To Dilla

Full show now available for streaming right here.

16 October 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM


















Expansions Radio with 90
10am, Thursdays on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

16.10.14

Silo | Endless
R.O.M. | Gravity
Scolla with Skewby | Play It Cool
Philippe Edison | Persian (live)
Choosey with Fashawn and Ishe | Matters
Grooveman Spot | Promise
Maxx Baer | Caprisun (Grimm remix)
Joy Orbison | Wet Look
Alliv | Doubt
Captain Planet | Cicada
WKND | Days Of Happiness (premastered version)
Boston Rodriguez | 100 Voices In My Head
Harleighblu | Love Like This (Corsair remix)
L'homme Aux 4 Lettres | Bounce Beaucoup
Bassnectar and Jantsen with Fashawn and Zion I | Lost In The Crowd (LOCOJA remix)
Electric Wire Hustle | Light Goes A Long Way
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath | Planet Caravan
The Celestics with Waldo | 173 (Pipo version)
Jonny Faith | Zheng
Stwo | Aura
Snowday | Walk Along These Rocks With Me
L'Orange with Red Pill | Entering The Silence
Nipsey Hussle with Dom Kennedy vs Jodeci | Don't Forget Us (Cookin Soul remix)
Dexter Brandon | Nothing Left
Eluhvated | Last Day Of Summer
Frameworks and Blurum13 | What You Gonna Do? (Frameworks remix)
The Stepkids | Memoirs Of Grey
Johnny Frigo | Spill The Wine

EXPANSIONS RADIO #5 available online for listening *anytime* right here.


09 October 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM
















Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

09.10.14

Maramza | Tearz
Neneh Cherry | Spit Three Times (Lee Bannon remix)
Able8 and U-Wish | Play
Melodiesinfonie | Wood
Tom Misch | On My Mind
Andrea | Tenderly
DrillDrill | 8 Ball
Colo | Ghana 95
Quantic | Cumbia Sobre El Mar (Dem-Buho edit)
J.Lately with Beejus and Ooops | Relax Yourself
Katrina Blackstone | No, No, No (You Don't Love Me) (DJ Vadim remix)
Point Point | Morning BJ
NeguimBeats | The Look Of Love
Ras G | Spaceship On Cruise Control
Harleighblu | Sittin' By The Window (Sware remix)
Budgie | If It Ain't Broke
Jarreau Vandal | Two Weeks
The Seshen | Unravel
Circula | Depth
Cakedog | Ow
Ssaliva | Matta
Ssaliva | Orbiter
Lost Midas with Audris | Head Games
Ronny Jordan | The Jackal
DameTheDrummer | Keep The FunK Alive (Ode To The Homie DF)
Soil N 'Pimp' Sessions | Funky Goldman (Moods edit)
DJ Vadim | Sweet Like A Lolly (Sax Version)
Guilty Simpson with Oh No | Rolled (inst.)
Philippe Edison | Fall
Guilty Simpson with Oh No | Look ALive (inst.)
Mo Kolours | Twelve

Expansions Radio #4 available for listening AND download right here.



02 October 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM











Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live at www.basefm.co.nz

Expansions Radio online
Go to www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

02.10.14 

Lemon Jelly | Ramblin' Man (edit)
Boy In A Movie | Haunted
Moods | Flashback
Tommy Bass | Relax Your Mind
Principal Dean | Wine Tho
Wolf Myer Orchestra and Parov Stelar with Gabriella Hanninen | Flowers
Kid Loco | A Grand Love Theme
Brandy Shanice with Danny Watts | Volatile Harmony
Handbook | Babe We Goin' Round
Unknown | SuperChris
Black Sabbath | Planet Caravan (Poolside Rework)
Suzanne Vega | Tom's Diner (DJ Vadim remix)
Sebastian Tellier | Fingers Of Steel (Lazy Flow remix)
Groove Armada | Set Me Free (Balearic mix)
Downtown Party Network with Egle Sirvydyte | Space Me Out
Jarris with Casio McCombs | Just Fine
Route 94 with Jess Glynne | My Love (Oliver Nelson remix edit)
Al Velilla with Opolopo | Fearless
D'Angelo | Africa (J-Boogie edit)
French Kiwi Juice | Lying Together
PPP | Pigeon Hole
Grooveman Spot with Miwa | Dream On
The Cool Kids with Maxine Ashley | Summer Jam
Sean Haefeli | Vision Fibreoptics
Unknown | Manu
Unknown | Birdwatching
DJ Snatch | One Night At Yazoo
D'Angelo | Spanish Joint

Expansions Radio #3 available for listening AND downloading here.

25 September 2014

Playlist: EXPANSIONS RADIO on Base FM











Some of you may vaguely be aware that Base FM is not the first radio station I've presented a radio show upon.

I made my humble beginnings waaay back upstairs in St. Kevin's Arcade, on Auckland's Karangahape Rd, with the mighty lil' KFM (still broadcasting on 106.9FM, though now from across the road in a much more salubrious surrounding), before picking up the Sunday noon set on George FM. I took over the from the legendary (and legendarily proud naturist) Darrell Aardvark, and settled there, playing every Sunday afternoon for many years; before growing disenchanted with the direction the station was taking under corporate ownership and jumping across to Radio Ponsonby. That short-lived, but brightly-burning station almost saw me give radio away, before an opportunity came to re-ignite my love for broadcasting at Base FM.

The George FM show was the first to be called 'In The Pocket', and the Radio Ponsonby show which saw the first use of the title 'Expansions'. When I started here at Base, I unthinkingly settled on the former, when the truth is, the music I enjoy playing on Base FM suits the latter...

For me, 'In The Pocket' was always about having a good time on a Sunday afternoon, and connecting with the right kind of relaxed, inclusive vibe that'd bring the most pleasure to the most people. On the other hand, 'Expansions' is more about pushing boundaries, taking people a little further than they're necessarily comfortable with, and just generally doing a little more exploring of our many musical soundscapes.

So, I guess this is the officially unofficial re-brand of my Base FM radio show, to:

E X P A N S I O N S

The time stays the same. The day stays the same. The steez stays the same. One other small change, is that I'm going to begin posting these weekly radio shows on my MixCloud page. They'll be all-killer, no-filler; all music, no chatting; always available for listening, and with no time limits. I hope you enjoy the ride...

Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz
Also available at www.mixcloud.com/nyntee

25.09.14

Sivey | Pillow Talk
Full Crate | Never Never
Lost Midas | Off The Course
Lost Midas | Off The Course (Captain Supernova Chariot mix)
Kratos Himself | Razor Leaves (Walrii remix)
Electric Wire Hustle | Look In The Sky
Electric Wire Hustle | Loveless
The Elder Statesman | Montreaux Sunrise (Tee Cardaci's Ipanema Sunrise remix)
The Stepkids | Lottery
Mr Scruff | So Long
Dam Funk | Inside Of U
Sinah with Phoenix Troy | Just OK (Deep Shoq edit)
Roni Size Reprazent | Heroes (Kruder and Dorfmeister remix)
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H.F. | White Clouds (Day's Rhodes More Travelled edit)
Zikomo | Champion Riddim
Nightmares On Wax | Hear In Colour
Lyric Jones with Daniel Skyhigh McClain | Tall
Esta | Luna
Daktyl and Howie Lee | Marlena
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Quantic with Nidia Gongora | Muavelo Negro (Werkha remix)
Lord Echo | Digital Haircut (dub)
Potatohead People | Blossoms (Nick Wisdom remix)
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Freedom (Zombie Dance Parts 1 and 2)
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Quiet Dawn Dub
Burial | Archangel (Kasbo remix)
Rocket Empire with Tatiana Alvarez | Bubbly
Hidden Orchestra | Wandering
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
7 Days Of Funk | Do My Thang

Available for streaming AND download right here.



23 September 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 10: The Boogie Back






















'The Boogie Back' is Vol. 10 in the 'Pocket Sized Mixtape' series, and it sees the selection narrowed to some funk and soul-filled, disco-flavoured boogie bangers that always make me shake what my momma gave me. And then some.

You can listen AND download from SoundCloud or MixCloud. If you're interested in a playlist, I suggest you head towards MixCloud...

Enjoy. And watch this space for Vol. 11 dropping soon...

18 September 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM













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

18.09.14

10A | The One
Unknown | Just Breath
Sleepingiant | Six
Roland Royce | Oasis
Neneh Cherry | Across The Water
Sunni | Temple (starRo remix)
Sam Gellaitry x Connor Pearson | The Seems
SFP with Trina and Tamara | My Love Is The Shhh (B.BRAVO remix)
Leena Conquest | Boundaries
Gramatik with Exmag | Obviously Instrumental
Reggie Watts | Wanna Get
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The Roots and Tall Black Guy with Darondo | Silent Treatment (Chris Karns' Tasteful Blend)
Big Fkn Gun | Swanky 2.0
Steve Arrington and Dam Funk | Magnificent
Grooveman Spot with Miss Jack Davey | What We Do
Joe Dukie and DJ Fitchie | Midnight Marauders (unknown remix)
The Rebirth | Walk Talkin' Mizell (Until We Meet Again)
Floating Points Ensemble | Post Suite
Floating Points | Love Me Like This
Moon Boots | Got Something
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Reeno | Eternal Wisdom
Insightful | Moth Mother
Jarreau Vandal | Essence
Tony Starxx, Sean Vee and Christopher Killumbus | Maui Wowie
Ernst Arno | Outlines
Leygo | Pick Up

Available for streaming AND download here.

11 September 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 "NZ Soul All Dayer Special" on Base FM














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

11.09.14
"NZ Soul All Dayer Special"

Keni Burke | Risin' To The Top (Nyntee's 'Keep On Risin'' edit)
Sunfire | Young, Free and Single
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison's 'Doin' It For The Love' edit)
The Blackbyrds | The Runaway
Angie Stone | Slippery Shoes (Blazing Encore's Sunday Groove edit)
Me & You | Love In Be We Must
Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady (Scrimshire edit)
Am Fm | You Are The One
Loose Ends | Gonna Make You Mind
Aurra | You And Me Tonight
Glenn Jones | Finesse
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Change | You Are My Melody (Fat Albert's NZ Soul All Dayer edit)
Touche | Wrap It Up
Skipworth and Turner | Thinking About Your Love (Koko re-edit)
Esther Williams | I'll Be Your Pleasure
Euro Funk | Dynomite
Windjammer | Tossing and Turning
Bloodstone | My Love Grows Stronger
Klique | I Can't Shake This Feeling
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Asphalt Jungle | Freakin' Time (Pt. 1)
Ivy | It Must Be Magic

01 September 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 9: So Fruity, So Funky




















The final instalment of the 'Fruity and Funky' trio in the 'Pocket Sized Mixtapes' series (gangster) leans heavily back into the funky side of fruity - while remaining with one (good) foot on the fruity side of funky, of course.

No more blow and blather, just get on and wrap your laughing gear 'round these coconuts, on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. (Ps. the tracklist is on Mixcloud...)

The next trio of mixtapes take the funk in an entirely different direction, so watch this space for Vol. 10...

28 August 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

28.08.14

Orca | Rust
JMSN | The One (StarRo remix)
Dailon | Clubs
Jordan Rakei | My Time
RXN | Affinity
Mikos Da Gawd | What Would I Do?
Tony Starxx, Sean Vee and Christopher Killumbus | ATL Funk
Brock Berrigan | The Good Times
LAKIM | Rent4
Wes Pendleton | Be Alright
Iman Europe | Hold On We're Going Home (Jarreau Vandal remix)
Unknown | Seduction
Giorgio Oehlers | Clap
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Madlib | New Days (Abjo refix)
The Midnight Trips | Never Far
Miles Bonny x Ta-Ku | Down To Earth Club Music
Losco | BDC
Wrongtom Meets Deemus J | Old Time Stylee
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Medicine Chest Dub
Lea Lea with Horace Andy and Serocee | The Road (DJ Vadim remix)
Sola Rosa with Kevin Mark Trail | Both Of Us
DJ Vadim with Kathrin deBoer | Black Is The Night
Panama Cardoon | Bosporous Thief
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Midnight Star | Curious (JackLNDN remix)
Brandy | I Wanna Be Down (LeMarquis remix)
J-Louis | Can't You See
Tony Allen | Alutere
Blowfly | Blowfly's New Year's Party (Sleazy McQueen edit)
Jackson B | I Said I Loved You
Galimatias | Marshmallow Grove (Elenne remix)
Micronism | An Unfulfilled Wish
Vanessa Freeman | Dawning Of A New Day
Tony Ansell | Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

LIVE: NZ Soul All Dayer Spring '14

























BAM!!

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21 August 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 on www.basefm.co.nz

21.08.14

Duffstep | Tired
Submotion Orchestra | 2L84U
Curtis Mayfield | Billy Jack (Chip Chabralle's Blissed Up Work Out)
Unknown | Deep Keys (nw)
Gazeebo | Mango Moon
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison's Doin' It For The Love edit)
FKJ | Instant Need
Tom Misch | South East
Little Dragon | No Love
Diverse | Jus' Biz
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Mikos Da Gawd | To The Top
Slow Hands | Rhabarbarum
GrooveU and Room4Spare | See U Again
Sixth Avenue Express | The Shame
Bear Feet | Feelin' Lucky
La Royale | The Crush
Le Youth | Dance With Me
The Treatment | We're Getting Stronger
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Duff Disco | Just In Time
French Kiwi Juice | So Much To Me
Maribou State | Scarlett Groove
J-Louis | Ekolu
Monitor 66 | Ambient Blackbird
Dam-Funk | Hood Pass Intact

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 8: Mo' Fruity, Mo' Funky




















'A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 8' pushes the FRUIT and the FUNK to levels seldom seen before in the series. From South America, to Africa, to Indonesia and to Aotearoa, via the US, Spain and France, this mix is designed for maximum fruity pleasure - imagine yourself on a beautiful sandy beach in a secluded cove, quite probably nude, surrounded by like-minded others with this soundtrack seeping into your bones... Mo' Fruity, Mo' Funky indeed.

Listen and download on Soundcloud, or Mixcloud.
(ps. track listing is on the Mixcloud page...)

 As is my way, the 'Pocket Sized Mixtape' series are grouped into lil' arrangements of three - and completing this fruity, funky menage-a-trois is 'Vol. 9', coming very soon...

07 August 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM












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

07.08.14

Ryan Hemsworth with UV Boi | Gods
The Code | 9.46
Pomo | Only You
Chief | Count In
Nikolaj Grandjean | The First Picture (Sander Moller bootleg)
Mars Today | The F In Sexy
Chet Faker | I'm Into You (Atlas Bound rework)
Adi Dick | Nightbus
Unknown | Sparkling
Giorgio Oehlers | Cursing In Church
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D-Ryde Productions with Damon Reel | LuVn U
Kendrik Lamar | ADHD (WigZen revision)
Maya Jane Coles | Dreamer
Jazzanova with Ursula Rucker | Keep Falling (Forss remix)
Lakim | Future Bounce
Matt Corby | Brother (Kygo remix)
Ogiyy | Hot 4 U
Chris McLenney | With You
Beem | Muni
Full Crate | Falling Off
The Super 3 | When You're Standing On The Top (DJ Day edit)
Gabriel Garzon-Montana | Everything Is Everything (Birthday Boy edit)
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Theo Parrish | So Now What
Titeknots | All Talk
Unhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ktEf6Yh9kYknown | Do For The Love Of Us
Anita Baker | Rapture (King Most redirection)
J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | The D. E. Effect

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 7: Fruity and Funky




















Volume Seven in the 'A Pocket Sized Mixtape' series veers far, far away from the 'laxed out vibes of the previous trio of mixtapes. However, the riches to be found within this collection are most definitely represented accurately in the title - all the tracks found here are indeed both FRUITY and FUNKY. So shed your inhibitions and get with the party.

Free streaming AND downloads below...

Soundcloud | Mixcloud

Don't say I never do anything for you.

31 July 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

31.07.14

Disclosure | Latch (The Melker Project remix)
Giorgio Oehlers | I Rise
SoreK | Old' Up
Jhelisa | Friendly Pressure
Soulstice | The Reason (DJ Spinna remix)
Marvolus with Illusion The Reviverr | Do It For NY
Sade | Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo edit)
Marvin Gaye x Cole Medina | What It Is Goin' On
Maxwell | Ascension (aywy and ShemQuestionMark remix)
Bobby Rush | Chicken Heads (Society Of Mind's Deconstructed mix)
Caserta | The Way That You Do It
Wale | Lovehate Thing (Sammy Bananas remix)
Planet Funk | Chase The Sun (Drop Out Orchestra edit)
Jamiroquai | Tonight's The Night
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Haywyre | Smooth Criminal
Jack Dixon | Coconuts
Blackbird Blackbird | Waikiki
The Pool | Jamaica Running (Poolside edit)
Earth, Wind and Fire | Evil
The Beastie Boys | Son Of Neckbone
Tortoise | TNT
Nickodemus | Boneman Connection
Hepcat | Rudies All Around
Zap Pow | Lottery Spin
The Dynamics | La Poupee Qui Fait Non
Cornerstone Roots | Miracles

28 July 2014

Five Albums #2: Murry Sweetpants












It just made sense for me ol' mate Murry Sweetpants to contribute #2 in the 'Five Albums' series.

I've been mucking around the fringes of Murry's life for some years now; as Trusted Friends we've put on shows in New Zealand featuring Roy Ayers, Norman Jay, Alice Russell, Crazy P and others; we've both been involved in Radio Ponsonby, George FM and now Base FM; and we've DJed together more times than we care to count.

Murry's one of life's good guys, and it's a great pleasure to be considered a friend.

As for his taste in music? Well, I'll leave that up for you to decide...

FIVE ALBUMS #2
Murry Sweetpants
Five Albums: I Can't Get Enough Of Right Now


Shit Robot
We Got A Love

Sketchy name - killer tunes. Back in 2000 an Irishman named Marcus Lambkin teamed up to DJ with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Not a bad guy to have on your side. This is the follow up album to 2010's From The Cradle To The Rave, and falling in with the DFA crew means having people like Nancy Whang at your disposal. Chuck in Reggie Watts as a guest on a couple of tracks too - can't lose.

If this girds your loins, be sure to check out the new Hercules and Love Affair album too!

Fave track: 'Do That Dance'

Z Records Presents
Ibiza 2014
Various Artists

I'm not sure if you've heard or not, but during June/July I made somewhat of a pilgrimage to DJ Mecca, the 'White Isle' of Ibiza. I'd been warned that it would blow my mind, however it was beyond expectation - it's like another planet, a planet filled with sunshine, sweet tunes and smiles. You simply must go once in your life.

Dave Lee's Z Records have compiled a bloody beautiful aural slice of Mediterranean life for their summer season. If you're a fan of the many incarnations of "Joey Negro", there's plenty of options outta the twenty-two tracks on this compilation. We're a long way from thirty degrees and bikinis in the club here in wintry ol' NZ, so turning this up nice n' loud while in front of an open fire in your undies is about as good as it's gonna get in this 'hood.

Fave track: Kiko Navarro and DJ Fudge 'So Tight'

Horse Meat Disco IV
Various Artists 

Can't deny them homos know how to have a good time - the legendary Sunday night party has been going strong for nigh on ten years in London and that Disco sound has re-spread like a virus across the world - it's been a two year wait since the last Horse Meat Disco comp and this one is more fruity than ever before. The HMD collective consists of DJs/producers James Hilliard, Severino, Jim Stanton and Luke Howard, and their bio states they are dedicated to the industry of human happiness - more of this in the world right now thanks.

Fave track: L'Amour with Krystal 'Let's Make Love Tonight'

Nightmares On Wax
N.O.W. Is The Time

Twenty-five years is a really long time to do anything - let alone absolutely killer tunes over and over again. This is a best of collection from George Evelyn aka DJ Ease - and it's all killer, no filler. I saw the beautifully packaged wax box set briefly at Real Groovy before it was snaffled away by a member of the staff who shall remain un-named. Damn him for getting the jump on me. Order one if you can.

Fave track: can't be done - too many gems.

Chromeo
White Women

Canadians! Funky, funky Canadians. A few years back Dave1 and P-Thugg played R&V. The live set was as awesome as I figured they would be and the latest offering from these guys has been well worth the wait. I love that as well as infectiously groovy beats, the lyrics across the album are a bit cheeky and naughty too. Lotsa collaborations with interesting cats like Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Toro Y Moi as well.

Further confirmation of the fact these guys are a little out of the ordinary: they unveiled the cover art and release date for the album via a missed connections ad on Craigslist on Valentines Day.

Check out the choice video clip for 'Come Alive' if you remember that flick Mannequin from back in 1987. Also worth a look is the Chromeo edition of the DJ Kicks! compilation series. Superb.

Fave track: 'Over Your Shoulder'





24 July 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

24.07.14

Chilicago & X-Or | Into U
Unknown | I'm Sorry
Adi Dick | Morning Bird
Sunni | Temple (StarRo remix)
Esta | Lexo
James Blake | Limit To Your Love (Amin Payne remix)
Soosh | Too Soon (fLako remix)
Tom Misch | Memory
Jesse Jahmal with Stacey Gardiner | This City
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Body Language | Love Life
Polographia | Righteous Hit
The Nomad | Sound Brace
Tom Misch | You Got Me Flying
Dub Club | Beware Dub
Norma White and Brentford Disco Set | I Want Your Love (Hober Mallow edit)
One Blood | Be Thankful (Leftside Wobble 12 Minute Rewind)
Originais Do Samba | Falador Passa (Mal Bosq rework)
Ozomatli | Donde Se Fueron?
Big Bang with Rasiyah | To The Full Every Minute
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Visioneers | Come And Play In The Milky Night
Lizzy Parks | Forever And A Day (Eric Lau remix)
Eric Lau with Rahel | Here
Es-K | Watermelon Man
Pierre Citron | Ca Te Regarde Si Je Te Regarde
Ruck P | The Keys
Erykah Badu | Love Of My Life (Kaytradamus remix)

21 July 2014

July Top 5: Kinda Lesser-Known Covers Of Really Well Known Songs















July Top 5: Kinda Lesser-Known Covers Of Really Well Known Songs

Thought I'd kick off a monthly Top 5 list with one I've borrowed from the last issue of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine (published to coincide with the NZ Soul All Dayer events).

The title of the Top 5 is pretty self-explanatory. Pictured above is Noelle Scaggs. Hello.

1. Willis - Word Up
So the story goes: 18yr old Willis was working in a music store in London when she recorded her version of the Cameo mega-hit and began selling it to punters from under the counter. Genius. What's even more genius is her re-imagining of the track; completely stripping back the squelch and theump of the original, and leaving the bare bones of her haunting voice accompanied by just a laconically funky guitar. Remarkably powerful.
Nb. Came to my attention via the exellent Rewind! LP series on Ubiquity. There are so many good versions on these compilations they're an embarrassment of riches.
2. Seu Jorge and Almaz - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
The Brazilian legend takes the already super mellow Roy Ayers staple and slides it down another couple of notches, with a reading that couldn't get any further laidback without falling over. Sure, the instrumentation is beautiful, though with a strangely menacing undercurrent running through, but that voice; oh, that voice! The man could read the phonebook and it'd sound like sex.
3. The Lions featuring Noelle Scaggs - Think (About It)
There are so many storming versions of this Lyn Collins/James Brown-penned track that this inclusion will no doubt raise the hackles of some (at least, I hope so). The Lions are an L.A. super-group of sorts, and the track is taken from their reggae-soaked Jungle Struttin' LP (Ubiquity, 2008). The album standout, with the wonderful Noelle Scaggs capturing the spirit of the Lyn Collins original while taking a hard left turn stylistically.
4. Lyn Collins - Ain't No Sunshine
From the fruit to the root: a version that is closer to the original than the other tracks on this list, but an absolutely scorching vocal from Lyn Collins means it more than earns its' spot. With her voice on the verge of cracking at points, the power and emotion Collins imbues into the Bill Withers written heart-string tugger is raw and real. From the excellent Think (About It) LP (People, 1972).
5. Yesterday's New Quintet - Golden Lady
Yesterday's New Quintet is one of uber-prolific L.A. produer Madlib aka Otis Jackson Jr's (many!) pseudonyms, and Golden Lady is taken from his Stevie LP (Stones Throw, 2004). Madlib goes deep on his all instrumental tribute to Wonder, playing everything himself, on what is a cracking album of seriously loose-limbed, broken-down, raggedy-ass funk.

(* this excerpt taken from Issue #4 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine. You can read the whole issue, and the back issues, here.)

The NZ Soul All Dayer blog is here.

And while we're at it, go and 'like' the NZ Soul All Dayer facebook page here, won't you?


03 July 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

03.07.14

Silver Man | Strike 3
Pusher | Feel U
Panama Cardoon | Bosporous Thief
RXN | Ioma
INF with Smokey | Windows
Linn and Freddie | Live 4 Love
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Sun Ra and His Arkestra | India (Mop Mop rework)
Unknown | Faixa
Setenta | Funky Tumbao
UFe | Danza Negra
Derobe Dance Band | Kem Dahg
Gazeebo | Dirty Jazzy Jointz
Southside Break Crew | Freshest Jam
Falqo | Feel Your Love
Drumagick | Sunday Morning
Peshay | Seville
Anchorsong | Before The Apple Falls
Philippe Edison | G.P.
Go Yama | Do The Astral Plane (Guitar Go Yama remake)
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J-Rocc | Stay Fresh
Madvillain | Bistro
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison 'Doin' It For The Love' edit)
Manhattan Transfer | Night In Tunisia (Scrimshire edit)
Sard Boogie | Sweeter 'Lil Thang
Ann Warren | Take Me In Your Arms (DJ Chairman and DJ 'S' Zing String remix)
Reggie Blount | Why Do You Call Me Baby?
Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson | Madison Avenue


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

26.06.14

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
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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
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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...