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Playlist 6/02/08

1. Nublu Orchestra - Sketches of NYC [ Nuble Recordings]
2. Tongues of Fire - Washerwoman’s Braw [ Nanny Tango]
3. Palov & Mishkin - Miranda [ Rebtuz promo]
4. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Tabaco y Ron [ Names You Can Trust]
5. Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Escucha el Rimto (Hoods edit) [ CDR]
6. Tom Central - The World Famous [ Keep up! ]
7. Kutiman - Trumpet Woman [ Melting Pot Music]
8. Brownout - African Battle [ Freestyle]
9. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Gujarat ‘78 [ Names You Can Trust]
10. Beat conductor - Blackbelt Funk [ Spicy]
11. Roger Simard - PS Special (Djazz edit) [ DJAZZ]
12. King & Hound - Burnin’ up [ Golden goose]
13. Simbad ft Melo - After the Dance [ Raw Fusion]
14. Miserable Rich - Boat Song [ CDR]
15. Slow Club - Me & You [ Moshi Moshi Recordings]

Fresh sounds this week and starting off with Butch Morris and his Nublu Orchestra. I heard this the first time after being out all night, I came home and put my new records on, must have been about 6am and the Sketches Of NYC track blew me away. The perfect soundtrack to the start of the day… But its early on in the show so we soon shake things up with Tongues of Fire and their amazingly titled track, Washerwoman’s Brawl. Been playing this track for a while now and have recently discovered I have been playing it at the wrong speed the whole time. Ha ha its one of those records. Great stuff!

Monk One’s new single from the Greenwood Rhythm Coalition is a must if you like your Latin beats… Both sides of the record played this week on the show, amongst more similar stuff. Spanish Harlem Orchestra get an swift, as yet unfinished, edit and new label Keep up! Start off with the excellent Tom Central shuffler, The World Famous. Of course I had to fit in some Afrobeat in here somewhere, check the fantastic cover of Manu Dibango’s African Battle fresh on Freestyle Records.

Some nice Boogie and disco edits in the latter part of the show. Garth and James Glass take on Imagination’s Burnin’ up as re-edit crew King & Hound on Golden Goose Records, and Djazz does a fine job with a take on Roger Simard. Raw Fusion keep up the quality with Simbad’s take on After The Dance. Last two track this week are something I wouldn’t normally play on the show, but both are brilliant. Miserable Rich & Slow Club. Two tracks I have borrowed from my house mate, Miserable Rich are as yet unsigned and based in Brighton and Slow Club, possibly the happiest song about a break up? You decide…

Enjoy the show!

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