Yo yo. Monday morning”¦ an hour sooner than planned. Hmmph. What we need this morning is a banging playlist to get us grooving, and luckily we have one that delivers, and delivers hard! Today”™s mix is by Craig Haynes; bboy, purveyor of fine D&B and dubstep sounds, and all-round nice guy.
So, enough from me, I”™m going to go away and liberally apply my bass face and try and ignore the fact my body is screaming “YOU BASTARD YOU SHOULD STILL BE IN BED””¦
I”™ve had a bash. Had to think a bit outside the box as there isn”™t much in the way of filthstep / techy dnb on Spotify. Tried to make it a bit of a departure but still accessible – hope you like it???
Playlist here: Spotisfaction
- James Brown – I Got The Feelin”™
- Eric B. & Rakim – Know The Ledge
- The Bamboos – Bring It Home
- Wolfmother – Woman (MSTRKRFT Remix)
- The Apples – Killing
- DJ Format, Abdominal – Participation Prerequisite
- Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
- Gnarls Barkley – Run [I”™m A Natural Disaster]
- Mr. Scruff – Get A Move On! – radio edit
- Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin
- Foreign Beggars, Badness, Dubbledge, Rednaz – Seven Figure Swagger
- Coldcut – True Skool – Radio Edit
- Santigold – Creator [vs. Switch and FreQ Nasty]
- Daft Punk – Face To Face
- Nero – Do You Wanna
- Noisia – Diplodocus
- Drumsound & Bassline Smith – R U Ready
- Nneka – Hearbeat – Chase & Status We Just Bought A Guitar Mix
- Reso – Smash Yer Face In
- Miike Snow – Silvia – Emalkay Remix
A mix intended to put a smile on your face and a groove in your bootie.
As a bboy I couldn”™t really kick off my playlist with anything but The Godfather of Soul. With classic JB drums and horn blasts this tune is so funky it makes me pull my ahhhh face. Bringing the funk bang up to date with The Bamboos, featuring their Tru Thoughts label mate Alice Russel. The album, Rawville, is just a massive chunk of happy that will just make you want to go and dance in the sunshine.
I also wanted to throw in some amazing lyricism, so I”™ve included Roots Manuva, Rakim and Canadian rapper Abdominal. I was lucky enough to catch Abdominal together with DJ Format at uni and he blew me away. Ludicrous breath control, multi-syllabic rhyming and dope flow but what really get”™s me about Abdominal is his ability to draw you in to a story, make you listen to every word and, more often than not, make you laugh as well.
It wouldn”™t be an accurate reflection of my tastes without getting a bit grimey so I”™ve thrown in the few bits of dnb and dubstep I could find on here whilst hopefully keeping up the dancey vibe. Lots of excitement around Noisia at the moment as they are about to (finally) drop their album, Split The Atom, and recently recorded a staggering Essential Mix which takes in everything from their own brand of intricate, crisp, neurofunk, to Daft Punk, Radiohead and even the Bar Kays! The little “diplodocus?” vocal on this track makes me chuckle every time.
Nneka”™s original Heartbeat made me stop in my tracks when I first heard it. Breathtakingly beautiful. Then Chase & Status merked it with some disgustingly heavy guitars. Excellent.
I”™m obsessing slightly over Miike Snow at the moment, the album is just luscious from start to finish. Loving Emalkay”™s work as well so this remix let me kill two birds with one stone.
Hope this made you smile / dance / pull your dirty bass face