This month's mix for your listening pleasure....
01 Jimi Tenor - Reich Reggae
An old favourite, JT does Steve (rather than the Third) Reich in his own inimitable reggae style.
02 Spatial AKA Orchestra - Ghost Planet
Recorded live on Later with Jools Holland, Jerry Dammers new take on Ghost Town.
03 Dog With A Rope (Dub) - Quantic presents Flowering Inferno
A nice wee slice of latin dub from our man in Colombia.
04 Mos Dub - Ms. Vampire Booty
From the excellent mash-up album with Mos Def's vocals over Scientist and other classic dub backings, produced by Max Tannone - Mos Dub.
05 Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin - De I Comahlee Ah (edit)
Some pretty intense spiritual jazz from the 1975 album Antiquity.
06 Kings Go Forth - Don't Take My Shadow
Kings Go Forth are a current soul band that sound straight out of the 60s, signed to Luaka Bop. They have the only artwork ever done by Mingering Mike for a real (rather than imaginary) album. You'd have to be dead not to be moved by the passion in this performance.
07 Magic Drum Orchestra vs BiggaBush - Afro Drum & Brass
A mash-up of horns and drums from the Lion Head stable.
08 Blast Head - In Water Disco (BiggaBush Version)
A recent production for the excellent Blast Head from Tokyo on their own Free Hand label.
09 Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Mama England (edit)
I have mixed feelings about the new collaboration between these two giants of funk and afro...it's fantastic in places, a bit in need of an edit in others. Well worth a listen though.
10 Honor Blackman & Patrick McNee - Kinky Boots
Found this 7" in a carboot sale recently. Watch a fab video for this tune here
11 Whitefield Brothers - Breakin Through
Raw as ever, from their Earthology album.
12 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Jupiter
Just saw these at the Larmer Tree Festival and they get better every time. Look out for an amzing new track called "Kryptonite".
13 Excerpt from "Addis to Axum" - mixed by Quantic
This is a really interesting DJ mix of very obscure records dug out by Will Holand on a trip to Ethiopia in 2004, another one to check. And it's a free download.
14 John Keating Incorporated - Never Never Gonna Give You Up
The Walrus of Lurve goes all moogy on us in this 70s take from John Keating Incorporated.
Read about the album Hits In Hi Fi here