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Listen Again – Crucial & Fresh w/ Belch (notsosilent) 02/05/14

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On the night of Friday the 2nd May, whilst you were busy trying to forget about your jobs, we were stood in a confined space, pushing Lynx Africa to its technical limit and furiously mixing our bi monthly radio show – ‘Crucial & Fresh.’ (bi monthly actually means twice a month and every second month?)

Climbing the ladder and into the studio with us was Belch of the Notsosilent party purveyor crew. Having recently added Leon Vynehall to their roster of residents and throwing parties in three major cities it would seem these chaps have set their sites on nationwide rooftop/club supremacy. For those of you who are in London and have a  penchant for an all day affair, you should  purchase tickets for their roof top parties HERE. 

“notsosilent started throwing parties in Edinburgh in 2012 bringing guests like Midland, Joy Orbison, Roman Flügel and Gerd to the Scottish capital.
 
2013 saw the three-man crew add a monthly Glasgow party to their programming securing Scottish debuts for the likes of FunkinEvil, Moomin and Marquis Hawkes alongside other guests such as Move D, Prosumer, and Tama Sumo.
 
With one third of the crew now in London the party prepares to set up shop in the capital for 2014 with a series of rooftop parties over summer and regular monthly events alongside it’s Scottish program thereafter.”
 

As for the show, (these are his own words) Belch says he enjoys “employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles,” in other words, he has eclectic taste. His mix does well to show off the extent of his musical knowledge. Apart from that, Belch genuinely looks like hes enjoying himself when he is behind a pair of decks, an aspiration that should always be high on disc jockeys list of priorities regardless of skill or genre.

Expect to weave in out of jazz funk, soul, disco, hip hop and house as Belch takes the reins for the first half with myself taking the second hour playing some Chicago tracks recently picked up in Berlin’s Record Loft and some new chin stroking house cutzzzz from the wall at Kristina. Cheers!

This Friday we will be joined by Steve Lee. Check his recent interview on TEST PRESSING.

 

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TPA MIX 003 – ‘Elmo’ (5DollarShake)

ELMO Incoming mix! One of our long time supporters and stalwart friends has put together this lovely little mix. He takes us on phonic journey through a choice selection of hip hop, beats, soul and disco. All of which is cunningly interlaced with movie soundbites. It couldn’t be a more perfect soundtrack lounging around on a Sunday evening or roasting the shit out of a dead animal.

Elmo is an integral part of the 5dollarshake crew based in Edinburgh who have been kind enough to have us play at a number of their events in the past. Billed as PreClub/Music/Art 5dollar is a collective of DJs and producers looking to expose talent both big and small including acts like DJ Paypal, Fine Art and Dema. Look out for their upcoming video mix which will be published this Wednesday. Get all the updates at their Facebook page here.

Commodores – Goin’ To The Bank (Dub Mix)

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A maxi-single gifted to me by a pal on my birthday. A touch on the crispy side but still ticking all the boxes. The dub version’s where you want to be on this but it’s worth checking the club mix… $$$

Commodores – Goin To The Bank (Dub Mix)

Commodores – Goin To The Bank (Club Mix)

Sunfire – ‘Never Too Late For Your Lovin´

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It’s hottin’ up.

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Newcleus – ‘Automan’ (Dub)

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First Touch – ‘You Got It Baby’

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First Touch are really worth having a look at. Despite hailing from Germany this stinks of the West Coast, Dre, Troutman, G-Funk an’ all that other shite we love…

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Gil Scott Heron – How We Almost Lost Detroit

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Something here for a Saturday afternoon. This songs all about a nuclear reactor that almost went into meltdown. It was later dismantled.

The second track is samples ‘How We Almost Lost Detroit.’ Its a hip hop instrumental from Common, not something I would usually post on here but it needs sharing.

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