A look at some of the globe's newest releases with a tip of the cap to the classic productions of yesteryear.

Playlist 16/01/07

1. Unknown Weekend @ Ernie’s [ CDR]
2. Mos Def Sun, Moon and Stars [ Geffen]
3. Mpho Skeef What Hearts share [ Genuine]
4. Lanu feat Quantic and Aloe Blacc Mother Earth [ Tru Thoughts]
5. Huba Man Brings The Bread [ Jupiter]
6. Talib Kweli & Madlib feat Consequence Engine Runnin [ Blacksmith – Madlib Invazion]
7. Talib Kweli feat J. Sands In The Mood [ CDR]
8. Common feat Bilal Play Your Cards Right [ Universal]
9. Myka 9 Always Alive [ Citrus]
10. Bugz In The Attic Don’t Stop The Music (Spacek RMX) [ V2]
11. Ghostface Killah feat Redman Greedy Bitches [ Def Jam]
12. Inverse Cinematics Lost In Time [ Beyondjazz.com]
13. Sam Irl You Don’t Feel Enough [ Pulver]

Welcome to 2007, the Bebop & Rocksteady way! This fortnight Huwston delves very much in to a Hip-Hop/Soul/Roots vibe with a nod to Dub and Afro. Our big Aussie tune of the fortnight comes from Straight Up presenter Lanu featuring Mr Aloe Blacc on vocals, and what a mightily soulful joint that is. Have a look out for a few internet only releases and from what I can tell, the first airing of the new Mpho Skeef 12”. Congrats to her on her new baby! See you in a fortnight…


As far as I know, I am not a robot.