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Playlist 24/10/08 with Nostalgia 77

1. Zo aka La Chauve Souris - Moon (Ghetto Love Night) [Eklektik]
2. D-Frost Beats - !!!Thee Shit!!! [Eat Concrete]
3. Hygher Baby - Let U Go (Parts 1 & 2) [Circulations]
4. PPP feat Coultrain - Pigeon Hole [Ubiquity]
5. Black Milk feat Royce da 5'9" - Losing Out [Fat Beats]
6. Dem Damb Jacksons - Stay Hot [Rappers I Know]
7. Mayer Hawthorne - I'm Sorry (It Just Ain't Gonna Work Out) [Stones Throw]
8. Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Bill Blows It [Ubiquity]
10. Nostalgia 77 feat Keith & Julie Tippett - Film Blues [Tru Thoughts]
11. Voices of Time - Solstice [Impossible Ark]
12. Nostalgia 77 - The Positive Force [CDR]
13. The Skeleton - (a Mulatu cover) [Impossible Ark]
14. Salah Ragab - Tribute to Sun Ra [Artyard]
15. George Braith - Our Blessings [Prestige]
16. James Tatum - Communion [JTTP]
17. Roscoe Weathers - Echoes [Vended]
18. The Drop In Sessions - Joshua [Impossible Ark]
19. Johnny Colon - Merecumbe [Cotique]
20. Rhythmagic Orchestra - Tururato [Impossible Ark]
21. Twelves Trio - Angel [1965]
22. Brother Ah - Hanifah [Ikeh]
23. The Skeleton feat Alice Russell - Adam & Eve [Impossible Ark]
25. Menahan Street Band - Tired of Fighting [Daptone]
26. Orgone - Open Season [Orgone]
27. Q-Tip - Move [Motown]
28. Exile - In Love [Plug Research]


Ben Lamdin last guested on Stylin in 2005 with a deep jazz DJ mix sent here from afar. This time, on his first visit to Australia, it was great to have him drop into the studio for a chat and some tunes. One of the things I was most keen to find out from Ben was what was happening with his label Impossible Ark. which gave us five quality jazz releases (including Max Grunhard's EP from Stylin Loves 2007), but which seems to have gone a little quiet of late. Well he answered that question in the best way possible, dropping a bunch of new cuts representing the label's second wave which should include a label compilation (with old and new tunes) and a Rhythmagic Orchestra album. We also had a taste of his new Tru Thoughts project with Keith and Julie Tippett (who some may remember as Julie Driscoll). Amongst all of these were some other very heavy jazz cuts which certainly give a look into what inspires him in the studio.

Oh yeah, I played a few tunes too. Lots of hip hop-oriented sounds to whet the appetites for the forthcoming albums from Q-Tip, Exile, Hygher Baby, PPP, Black Milk and Mayer Hawthorne. Also special mention for the opening tune from Zo aka La Chauve Souris, another great French beatmaker who seems to be a friend of our other French favourite Fulgeance.

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