Five Alive. #3

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This week, five tunes from this year(!) with the kind of beat and flow you were seeing 25 years ago. Ace. So many collabs going on at the moment, when I was putting this together it was tough to find something without Anderson .Paak on it. Hit play to hear DJ Shadow, De La Soul, Cordae, Dfonk, Smif n Wessun, Skyzoo, Pete Rock, Barney Artist and Anderson .Paak. Obvs. As ever you’ll need to be logged into Spotify to hear the full length at decent quality.

Five Alive. #2

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This week a Beastie Boys theme. What’s surprising about this is that nothing off Pauls Boutique has made the cut, despite it being my fave Beasties creation. Please enjoy Brass Monkey, Sabotage, Get It Together, Units and 3 MCs and 1 DJ - The tune that got me listening to scratch DJs, my own turntables and my record collection. Till next time five-fans.

Five Alive. #1

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A new series highlighting five tunes for your ears for right now. This weeks choices inspired by the unmistakable appearance of Autumn in the UK. Autumn is great for weekend walks and for camping, but makes commuting to work by bike, train and bus, suck. So please enjoy; The Milk, Captain Beefheart, Lady Wray, Lootpack and Nancy and Lee.

Owder and Madder

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This is a transcript of an audio-recording made by my grandfather some time before I was born and uncovered by a cousin of mine decades later in a loft. Finding these recordings was the first time I heard his voice. If you right click and save-as you can download ‘Owder and Madder’ for posterity. Pretty sure my Grandad would be buzzing if you did that “In the spring” so William Shakespear once said, “A young mans fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”.

Jumble Sale

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This is a transcript of an audio-recording made by my grandfather some time before I was born and uncovered by a cousin of mine decades later in a loft. Finding these recordings was the first time I heard his voice. If you right click and save-as you can download ‘Jumble Sale’ for posterity. Pretty sure my Grandad would be buzzing if you did that It was five minutes to zero hour, our positions were strategically sound.

The Coop Hall

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This is a transcript of an audio-recording made by my grandfather some time before I was born and uncovered by a cousin of mine decades later in a loft. Finding these recordings was the first time I heard his voice. If you right click and save-as you can download ‘The Co-op Hall’ for posterity. Pretty sure my Grandad would be buzzing if you did that – On a particularly cold day last week I stood in the entrance hall of a huge block of offices awaiting a lift which seemed very reluctant to call, however temporarily, at the ground floor.

Auntie Pats Loft

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My Auntie Pat is moving house and has unearthed a load of old photographs and slides that my created Grandad created throughout his life. This is exciting sort of stuff for me because my Grandfather who was my namesake, died before I was born and although I remember seeing a few photos of him, I’ve never had any to flick through myself. I have on quite a few occasions wondered what he was like and of course what he might have thought of me.