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Playlist 30/05/06

1. Quantic with Mr Scruff Giraffe Walk [Tru Thoughts.]
2. Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators Keep Reachin’ Up [Timmion.]
3. The Soul Snatchers Sniffin’ & Snatchin’ [Social Beats.]
4. The Jazzinvaders Wo Ya [Social Beats.]
5. Jazzconductor Swahili Jazzin’ [G.A.M.M]
6. Nu Spirit Helsinki Makoomba Breaks Vol. 1 [Guidance.]
7. Wahala Project Wahala [51 Lex.]
8. The Dining Rooms Afrolicious(Carmel Remix) [Schema.]
9. Ben Westbeech I Feel So Good Today [Brownswood.]
10. Clara Hill with Vikter Duplaix Paper Chase (Spleen Remix) [Sonar Kollektiv.]

Now and then it is great to dig thru the archives and play a tune such as Nu Spirit Helsinki’s “Makoomba Breaks”. I dropped this at my residency the other night and thought, well it’s 10 mins long and will either make it or break it. From the amount of feedback it looks like it definitely still makes the grade some 6 years after its release – that is what I call a “classic” and I am grateful to be able to play the full length version on HEAVY MANNAS.

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