Sunday, December 27, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Dec. 21, 2009- HIQI Hot Picks of 2009

Happy holidays to the extended Hit It and Quit It family.  Mad festive aroha to our crew- Frank Booker, Julien Dyne, Ben Lawson, Sam Harman. Also to all our guests from the past year (Anthony Shakir, Trus'me, Domu, Monkz, Submariner, Eru Dangerspiel, Mike Fabulous, etc....), we promise many more for 2010. Big things for HIQI in the Tens (is that what we're calling it??).

Here's our last show of the year, a round up of our hot picks from 2009. We're back Jan. 4, 2010, see you then for another surprise special... 

 Hot Picks Pix (Thanks to Tyler Askew, at Rude, APT)

HIQI Dec. 27, 2009- Hot Picks 2009 Playlist

Based On Kyoto - "Flower (James Pants Remix)"
Touch Sensitive - "Body Stop"
Hygher Baby - "Strugglin' (Tropical Treats Remix)"
Anthony Joseph & the Human Spasm Band - "Vero"
Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Roses Pt. 2 (Feel It)"
Dennis Jr - "Looking for Love"
Isolee - "Les Andelouses"
BDI - "Industrial Kites"
Nebraska - "My Father (remix)"
Rondenion - "Carnival Time"
Los Amigos Invisibles - "Plastic Woman (Frank Booker & Recloose Remix)"
Kink - "Psyche Funk"
Manuel Tur - "Will Be Mine (Airto Mwamba dub)"
Trus' Me - "Put It On Me"
Floating Points - "Love Me Like This"
Catalist - "Soulful Christmas"
Cleon - "Jaylis & Family"
Escort - "Starlight (Greg Wilson Edit)"
Kamaal the Abstract (Q Tip) - "Do You Dig You"
Julien Dyne ft Mara TK - "Layer"
Hudson Mohawke - "Just Decided"
Linkwood - "Tears"
Andres - "Step Pattern"
Slum Village - "Cloud 9"
Mayer Hawthorne - "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Astronote Remix)"
Dam Funk - "Come On Outside"
The Oliverwho Factory - "Together"
Nacho Patrol - "Africa Space Program"
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - "Two Sides of the Truth"

HIQI Dec. 21, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Dec. 21, 2009 PT. 2

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

(Seasons) Greetings

This is my introductory post here on the ole HIQI blog and so I am going to use it to introduce myself, as is customary.

Hello people my name is Sam and I am an aural enthusiast. I guess that's how come Recloose asked me to get involved in all of this. As I do not produce any music (currently) I can't get you hipped on my beats but what I can do is hip you to cats who I dig on and hopefully you do too.

So to the crux of my post and hopefully this will give you an idea who I am and what I dig. I bring to you: Fake the Talkbox; who is responsible for what I believe is my favourite footage on Youtube.

This video is basically what I'm all about, this cat has nothing but mad love for music and quite clearly Roger. Japan is one of my favourite places in the world because of cats just like Fake.

and no wonder Fake was so inspired by Roger Troutman

People forget this man's gift too quick , what a cat!

Anyho ho ho thats all from me for now, hope yah dig it.
Happy Holidays and Much Love to you and yours
Magic Sam

Thursday, December 17, 2009



Fingertips Records is relaunching for the digital age and proudly presents ‘The Cardboard Hoax’ by Frank Booker.

Originally released on limited edition vinyl as two separate 12"s on Untracked Recordings, these tracks are now available for the first time as digital downloads and have garnered support from the likes of Todd Terje, Mark E, The Revenge, Ashley Beedle and of course, Fingertips Records main man Recloose.

Exclusively available on Juno Download for the next few weeks. Tip!

My first blog post, and it's of the shameless promotion variety. Seasons greetings! FB

The Cardboard Hoax by Frank Booker on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Dec. 14, 2009- Anthony 'Shake' Shakir Special

This week we present to you our very special Anthony 'Shake' Shakir special. I was particularly ambitious in that I did a live mix and was cue-ing up the interview (which I sliced into about twelve 'themed' segments), plus the George studio has been in shambles for months now (no headphone cue to hear voice-overs for instance) so its a little rough around the edges. But judging from the reactions we've been getting the vibe was all there. A little background on Shake and recent news...


Next month Rush Hour is releasing an Anthony 'Shake' Shakir retrospective called 'Frictionalism' on 3XCD, 4X limited edition vinyl 12"s, and digital. Shake started Frictional Records in 1994 with musical comrade Claude Young, putting out fifteen ambitious Detroit Techno 12" releases over the years.

Shake has been an inspiration and a friend since we met in the middle late 1990s in Detroit. I was just starting out releasing music for Planet E and getting a first hand crash course into the Detroit electronic music scene. Shake's records quickly lured my ear to his personal production style. It had all the traits of Detroit techno up to that point- dark, melancholy, funk-driven, synthetic but soulful. But on top of these Motor City trademarks there was something distinct about Shake's sound- it skillfully melded not only percussive layers of synths and drum machines but also had a pronounced hip-hop aesthetic to it, especially in its use of sampling.

My fondest memories of Shake took place at Detroit's own daily music convention center- Record Time in Roseville. This is where all the local records would come out on a weekly basis and there was always a crew of DJs looking to get their hands on the new stuff on the day the orders would come in. Shake was usually up there unofficially leading the proceedings. He'd have a stack of 12"s in front of him and wasn't shy about hijacking the house system to listen to his pickings. Shake is a guy who doesn't mince his words- he was always brutally honest and usually pretty hilarious in what he thought about what he laid his ears on. I'm just lucky I avoided Roseville the day my records dropped on the release sheet...

Shake was also the guy who I first heard use the term 'life issues' and their power to compel better music out of an artist (no doubt a recurring theme for most people from the city of Detroit). While we didn't talk about it much in our conversation, Shake is no stranger to his own life issues, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, today left unable to walk and faced with the daily struggle of paying for medicine in a country that has had little interest in looking after its own. As debilitating as this disease is, it hasn't kept him down- he's back in the studio and was heading to Germany for a tour the day after our conversation took place.

Not only does Shake remain to be Detroit's most innovative and unsung techno producer, he is also renowned for having an opinion on just about everything, which no doubt made for a great interview.

I'll be posting the FULL unedited interview later this week but thought I'd get this up in the meantime for you. Note, it starts about 45 minutes in. Enjoy...

HIQI Dec. 14, 2009 Playlist

JuJu & Jordash- "Deep Blue Meanies"
Frank Booker - "Universal Drive"
MXM - "Jazz Seducer"
The Oliverwho Factory - "Never Say Never"
Linkwood - "RIP (Original Mix)"
Crown Heights Affair - "Say A Prayer For Two"
Sounds Superb - "Sip Lace"
Rahaan - "Musik (edit)"
TJ Swann - "And You Know That"
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Raw Cuts #5"
Shake - "The Other One"
Shake - "Arise"
Cybotron - "Cosmic Raindance"
Shake - "Fact Of The Matter"
Shake - "Simpatico"
Shake - "For the Lamented"
Shake - "The 5% Solution"
Claude Young - "Changing Factors"
Shake - "March into Darkness"
Shake - "Live For Friction"
Shake - "One Beat (Just Wont Do)"
Riuichi Sakamoto - "The Garden Of Poppies"
Tom Browne - "Midnight Interlude"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Revue Vol. II, HIQI Dec. 7, 2009 & Soulm8 Issue 3!!!

Crew. BIG bloggin lately. First up, a friendly reminder about our REVUE Vol. II tomorrow night at the Basement in Auckland. Destined to be a show of experimental future retro holiday party vibe galore, with your regulars Julien Dyne, Frank Booker and Recloose PLUS Chef D and Buttafingers bringing the boogie until 3am.


And here's our celebratory Unlimited Touch edit in case you missed it.... (all about the love)....

Unlimited Touch- Love Explosion (Recloose's Hit It and Quit It Edit)

Second up, our Hit It and Quit It show from Monday! A goodie with Recloose and Frank Booker doing the ol' back and forth...

HIQI Dec. 7, 2009 PLAYLIST
Shake - "Arise"
Ike - "Docs Edit"
Manuel Tur - "Times (Ground Glass Reflex)"
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Got It"
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - "Raw"
Dan Electro - "I've Got That Feeling (Frank Roger Remix)"
Unlimited Touch - "Love Explosion (Recloose's Hit It and Quit It Edit)"
James Otis WhiteJr - "Baby Come On (U82 Dub)"
Jan Leslie Holmes - "Im Your Superman (DJ Spinna Refreak)"
Magnum Force - "A Touch Of Funk"
Blasthead - "Sky High"
Dub Dub on Seng - "Calypso On-seng (Based On Kyoto Rmx)"
Wally Badarou - "One Day, Won't Give It Away"
Junior Byron - "Dance to the Music"
The Moments - "Stay"
Mr Scruff - "Fresh Noodles"
Escort - "Starlight (GW Edit)"
Alex Agore - "Change"
Sounds Superb - "Sip Lace"
NYC Community Choir - "I Keep A Light In My Window"
Cro-Magnon - "Remind Me"
Pharcyde - "Running Away (Hoops Rerun)"
Castou & Majors - "Let There Be Love"

HIQI Dec. 7, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Dec. 7, 2009 PT. 2

Finally, would really like to big up my man Dave at Soulm8 online. We had the pleasure of meeting up at the last Southport Weekender. We've since become fans of each others' output. Please check out the latest issue of Soulm8 online here, well worth a visit for fans of soul music and all its incarnartions....

Arohanui, see you tomorrow night!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Recloose Live in the Mix- Japonica Record Store/Kyoto

Just got a link for this set from Kyoto, it was the first on my Japan tour from last week (thanks Hagi & Kazuo). I had lots of fun on this one, a small spot but people we're into the vibes and it helped immensely having my man Marron from Based on Kyoto in the house (scroll down for a post about his magic steel drum guitar styles).

Here's the flyer from the gig, mix link below that...


Recloose Live in the Mix: Japonica Record Store/ Kyoto

Also want to welcome my homies Frank Booker and Magic Sam (and Julien Dyne, where you at son?) to the blogger fold. I'm putting foot to ass with these dudes, they're always going on about this record and that movie and this book and this show and that pedal and this sample and that synth blah blah. So lets take it to the blog fellas! But hold the football talk please (Booker!), get your own blog for all that ish haaaaa.....

RE-REMINDING YOU TOMORROW! (so obnoxious right?)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wax Poetics on NONFICTION

I've been a regular follower of both Harry Allen's Media Assassin blog as well as Wax Poetics for awhile now (duh). So it was great to hear Harry Allen catching up with editor-in-chief of Wax Poetics Andre Torres as well as writer Michael Gonzalez (who wrote the cover story on Curtis Mayfield and his Superfly odyssey) on his Nonfiction show last week.... Check below for the direct link to the show, the conversation starts after the 30 minute mark.


Nonfiction Dec. 4, 2009

And just a heads up, I've been blogging from time to time on the
Wax Poetics Japan site. I'll be introducing some Japan-specific content soon. Come by for a visit and conversation...


Wax Poetics Japan Blog

Saturday, December 5, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Nov. 30, 2009

With your man Frank Booker at the helm!

This coming Monday we're going to trawl through a large stack of new music and promos from Japan. The following Monday we'll be airing our very special Anthony 'Shake' Shakir interview as well as showcasing his music in commemoration of his pending 'Frictionalism' Rush Hour release.

Tune. In.

PLUS don't forget to grab our 'Love Explosion' edit to remind thee of the HIQI REVUE Volume II this Friday at the Basement:
Love Explosion (Recloose's Hit It and Quit It Edit)

HIQI Playlist Nov. 30, 2009

Funkin Even - "You"
Basement Jaxx Ft. Sam Sparro - "Feelings Gone (Floating Points Remix)"
Community People - "Education Rap (DJ Spinna Edit)"
Direct Current - "Everybody Here Must Party"
Grooveman Spot - "Neuralgia"
The Dramatics - "Get Up and Get Down"
Eddie Tour - "Lectric Love"
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - "I'm Corrupt (Idjut Boys Edits)"
Eddie Palmieri - "Spirit Of Love (Splice's Spiritual Edit)"
Blackjoy - "Untitled"
A Made Up Sound - "Disconnect"
Kink - "Psyche Funk (Original Mix)"
Lars Bartkuhn - "Goodbye Dancing, Hello God (Arto Mwambe Remix)"
Mark De Clive-Lowe - "Slide"
Peven Everett - "Special"
Sounds Superb - "Sip Lace"
South Bronx - "The Bottom Line"
Eddie Tour - "Rigor Mortis"
Linkwood - "Tears"
Taana Gardner - "Heartbeat (Larry Levan Mix)"
Bronx River Parkway - "Donde"
Eddie Cano - "I Can't Cry Anymore"

HIQI Nov. 30, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 30, 2009 Pt. 2

Monday, November 30, 2009

Recloose on Shibuya FM

I had the great pleasure of rocking an hour set at Shibuya FM this past Friday (sans playlist, but the audio is below). Also home to such radio luminaries as Tyler Askew (My Favorite Things) and the Coffee and Cigarettes crew.

Keep your eyes on this space, we're expecting some imminent HIQI news related to Shibuya FM...

For more info on Shibuya FM visit the website here.


Recloose on Shibuya FM- Nov. 27, 2009

The HIT IT AND QUIT IT REVUE: VOL. II (A Holiday Throw Down)

That's right, yes that's correct. The Hit It and Quit It monthly is back with our very special Vol. II- The Holiday Throw Down. It all kicks off Friday Dec. 11 at The Basement in Auckland...

Dress to dance to the best in psychedelic boogie, disco, soul, b-boy house, electric funk and other cosmic sounds.

Brought to you by Recloose, Frank Booker and Julien Dyne, this time with our homeboys Chef D and Dj Buttafingers adding to the festive fray. Projections provided by our Minister of Information VJ Subcut to maintain your holiday sway.

PLUS keeping it correct- $5 Coopers all night.

Love Explosion (Recloose's Hit It and Quit It Edit)

Tell the fam, its time to throw down.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Based On Kyoto/Japonica Records

As promised, I had to post a little something about my new friend Marron of 'Based On Kyoto'/'Dub Dub on Seng' who I had the pleasure of jamming with Thursday night at the Japonica record store. I've been a fan ever since my man Kazuo passed me his release on my trip to Kyoto last year, especially because its pretty rare to hear steel drums rocked on contemporary dancefloor joints. Needless to say 'Calypso On-Seng' and 'Flying Pan' have both been on steady rotation...

So, to my utter $&^*&# amazement, I find out at soundcheck that Marron is ACTUALLY playing a guitar on these tracks, not steel drums. He started to tell me how he does it, a combination of a pitch shifter and a few other pedals, but I stopped him short of sharing his secret. Lets just chalk that shit up to magic, shall we?

Marron said it would be okay to share these songs with you, please support by visting the Japonica online store here if you're feeling the vibes... Marron has also just released a CD he composed for yoga which I'm listening to right now (perfect for post-tour wind down).


PS. The Recloose/Frank Booker remix of Based On Kyoto's 'Just After The Rain' is currently at the record press... keeping you posted.

Based On Kyoto- Flying Pan
Dub Dub on Seng- Calypso On Seng

Friday, November 27, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Nov. 23, 2009

Recloose in solo flight, hit a few bumps then reached cruising altitude.

Come back SOON, I've got a post about my man Marron in Kyoto (from Based on Kyoto) who I played with last night AND a red-hot edit of Unlimited Touch I just finished to remind y'all of our upcoming Hit It and Quit It Revue Vol. II Holiday Throw Down (Dec. 11, spread the good word).

Arohanui to you and yours...

HIQI Playlist Nov. 23, 2009

Nebraska - "Masala Dosa"
Kenny Dixon Jr. - "Track2Track"
The Carter Bros - "Close It Out"
The Oliverwho Factory - "Ba Da La"
Marvin Belton - "Any Day Now (Electro Mix)"
Pablo Sanchez Ft. Colonel Red - "Glory Stories (Recloose Remix)"
Pablo - "Goes To Pluto"
B.B.C.S. & A. - "Rock Shock"
Material - "Over & Over (Greg Wilson ZE-edit)"
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - "Two Sides Of The Truth"
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Hasta La Semana Que Viene"
Fabulous Counts - "Get Down People"
Dyke & the Blazers - "Shotgun Slim"
K Dee Orchestra - "Journey (K-Dope Disco Synth Mix)"
Foster Jackson Group - "Feel The Spirit"
Moonstarr Ft. Tony Ezzy - "Hav'em"
Eddie Palmieri - "Puerto Rico"
Dizzy Gillespie - "Manteca"
Hudson Mohawke - "Just Decided Ft. Olivier Daysoul"
Funkadelic - "Radio Plastic (ConSection Remaster)"

HIQI Nov. 23, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 23, 2009 Pt. 2

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Greetings from Sydney! I'm over here on a quick weekend sweep with my cohort Julien Dyne. Big ups to Jules 'Inkswell' and Rambl for the party potnaship, good vibes abound...

So here it is, the whole Hit It and Quit It Revue live from the Basement, Nov. 13, 2009. I haven't listened to it to edit out any of the questionable nuggets/moments (there are likely many- looking back my mic technique was WAY over the top... over-hype!!!). Anyways, hope you feel the vibe like we did on the night. We've also included a few photos from the night to give you an idea of what you missed....

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next intallment Dec. 11 (the Holiday Throw Down!).





The HIQI REVUE Vol. 1 Pt. 1
The HIQI REVUE Vol. 1 Pt. 2
The HIQI REVUE Vol. 1 Pt. 3

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Nov. 16, 2009

Kia ora crew, Recloose is back in the building. I had a brilliant time in Europe (once again, big thanks to the Southport Weekender, Borja/Lovemonk crew and Christiaan/ Rush Hour posse!)... but I can't front, its real nice to be home. 

I had a chance to run through a ton of new music I picked up over the last few weeks, felt good to be back on the air. Big big ups to Frank Booker for holding down the fort while I was away. Also thanks to J from Bluevibe for coming up and plugging his Music Machines gig this Saturday, its going to be fresh (well, if you're a synth nerd like me anyways).

Got the links for the complete Hit It and Quit It Revue live from the club too, will be posting this later this week (Ben Lawson, you're the dude). Come back real soon...

HIQI Playlist Nov. 16, 2009

Kink - "Psyche Funk (Original Mix)"
Rick Wilwhite - "Drum Patterns & Memories (Moodymann Mix)"
Brooklyn Express - "Change Position (88)"
The Carter Bros - "Schooled"
Derrick May - "Sinister"
San Proper - "Keep It Raw"
Shake - "The Other One"
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Got It"
Domu - "Heartbeat"
Eddie Kendricks (Moton Edit) - "Going Up In Smoke"
Gary Toms Empire - "Hurricane"
Rick James - "Give It To Me Baby"
Raw Silk - "Just In Time & Space"
Alleem Ft. Leroy Burgess - "Release Yourself"
Juicy - "Beat Street Strut"
D Train - "D Train Dub (Francois K Mix)"
Adonis - "No Way Out"
Model 500 - "Future (Inst)"
Halo - "Let Me Do It"
Pieces Of A Dream - "Mt. Airy Groove"
The System - "Tu Estas En Mi Systema"
The Egyptian Lover - "Green Onions"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

How good is this? I used to have this dude's baseball cards... (thanks Jeff).

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Heads up! Our night we've been super-hyping for the last 2 months has arrived. We're really excited and think its going to be something special. Hope to see you there.


As for our promised Power Mix, we've all been pretty hunkered down with getting the night together so.... we'll soon be releasing the entire HIQI Revue Vol. I on 320 kbps MP3s (warts and all). If you can't make it at least you can dial it up after the fact.

Feel free to dig through our radio archives for some more flavor in the meantime.

Finally, we're proud to leak....
Feb. 12, 2010- The HIQI Revue Valentine's Day Special w/ SG Trus'Me.
Book it in.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BIG UPDATE from Europa...

My bad fam. I've been in Europa for a week now and didn't even heads you up. I've got a list of valid excuses (giant house/studio move followed by 40 hour trip followed by 3 gigs followed by zzzzz). But who needs excuses.

[This is the wrong Europa, but it felt like I'd traveled this far...]


First big ups to Borja and the Lovemonk crew, Pablo Sanchez (remix is almost done!), Marula Cafe (in both Madrid and Barcelona) and Spanish peeps in general for showing the love. I look forward to many happy returns, you guys know how to throw down.

THIS JUST IN: You can listen to and purchase the new Recloose/Frank Booker remix of Los Amigos Invisibles' 'Plastic Woman' fresh out on Lovemonk here.

Next up- the Amsterdam fam as always. Halloween throw-down was great fun and really digging on my man's Christiaan's (Rush Hour) and Paul's (Machine) new endeavour MiNiBAR. And now I'm here all week plotting the next wave of Recloose releases... Shit is on.


So on the home front first want to send mad congrats to our main man and show producer Ben Lawson who became a proud father last week. How will we manage without you son??

Meanwhile on the radio, Frank Booker has been holding down the fort as well as prepping you all for our debut night- THE HIT IT AND QUIT IT REVUE Friday the 13th of November at The Basement. We're dropping our HIT IT AND QUIT IT REVUE POWER PROMO MIX this week to pump up what will be a banging night in Auckland. Hope to see kiwi funknuts out in full-force and dressed to the hilt. We're not playing around...


on Friday (looking forward to rocking with Mad Mats, Dam Funk, Marcellus Pittman and the rest of this killer line-up) and to rock with my crew in Sheffield (and might blow a horn on some Shake Aletti biznezz). I better rest the f*** up... now.

Arohanui, more tomorrow...

PS. Support Chico Mann, here's some freshness:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT October 19, 2009

Recloose and Frank Booker in deep concentration. A new Frank Booker original debut as well as Recloose taking a meander down the Detroit techno memory lane....

HIQI Oct. 19, 2009 PLAYLIST

Dayton - "Cutie Pie"
Rahmlee - "Heartbreaker"
Eddie Tour - "Heartache (Re-Edit)"
Happynice - "Joyfulness (King Onkyo's NYC Sound Re-Edit)"
Linkwood Edit - "Who La La?"
Basement Soul - "Chains"
Andres - "Last Call For Alcohol"
D-Classics Edit - "Section 79"
Palooski - "Double Dub"
DJ Izrail - "Truth Spoken"
Optic Nerve - "Origins"
Infiniti - "Game One"
Fix - "Dope Computer"
Model 500 - "Make Some Noise"
Carl Craig - "Urban Culture Part 2"
Big Daddy Kane - "Raw '91 (Dj Day Remix)"
Slave - "Just A Touch Of Love (Kon Edit)"
Amplified Orchestra - "Party Bounce"
Frank Booker - "El Salvador"
Weirdo Police - "Electric Cretin"
The Originals - "Down To Love Town (Dimitry from Paris Edit)"
Dj Harvey - "Disco Adventure (Mystic Slot)"
Basement Jaxx feat. Sam Sparro - "Feelings Gone (Floating Points Remix)"
Paul McCartney feat. Stevie Wonder - "What's That You're Doing"

HIQI Oct. 19, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Oct. 19, 2009 PT. 2

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Its official, we're kicking off our new monthly night here in Auckland Friday the 13th of November. We are all REALLY excited about this one as its quickly manifesting into what will be a recurring night of great music, party vibes and high-production value (complete with projections, set-design and innovative musical performance... plus $5 Coopers all night.). In a nutshell its us taking the radio show and turning it into a party. And in accordance with the show we'll be hosting some stellar international and local guests over the summer so stay tuned in... its gonna be epic.

Hosted by Recloose, the mysterious Frank Booker and Julien 'Kid Dynobot' Dyne. We'll try to not to get TOO obnoxious reminding you over the coming weeks...



Thursday, October 15, 2009


HIT IT AND QUIT IT OCT. 21, 2009- The SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL w/ Submariner, Julien Dyne, Frank Booker and Recloose. Many thanks for the team effort on this one, TONS of fun... Peep the tracklist.


HIQI October 12, 2009 PLAYLIST

  1. New Birth - "Tell That Man" Gordon's War Soundtrack
  2. Quincy Jones - "Sanford & Son Theme"
  3. Rueben Wilson - "Superfly"
  4. Goblin - "Death Dies" From the film Profundo Rosso
  5. Johnny Pate - "Shaft In Africa" Shaft in Africa Soundtrack
  6. J.J.Johnson - "Harlem Clavinette" Soundtrack from 'Across 110th Street'
  7. Edwin Starr - "Easin' In" Soundtrack from Hell Up In Harlem
  8. David Matthews - "Sandworms" Dune (inspired by the book... which became a movie)
  9. War - "Flying Machines [The Chase]" Soundtrack from Youngblood
  10. Earth, Wind & Fire - "Africano" Soundtrack from That's The Way of the World
  11. Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from Lipstick"
  12. Four Tops - "Are You Man Enough" Soundtrack from Shaft in Africa
  13. Crooklyn Dodgers - "Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers" Soundtrack from Clockers
  14. The Keystones feat. Malcolm Catto - "Attack of the Killer Penguins" From Bloods Haul
  15. Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes - "Meu Nome e Ze" Soundtrack from City of God
  16. Marvin Gaye - "T Plays It Cool" Soundtrack from Trouble Man
  17. Lew Howard & The All-Stars - "Hula Rock" The Cream Of The Bosworth Library Sessions
  18. Francie Lai - "Number 1"
  19. Galt McDermot - "Golden Apples - Part 2" Soundtrack from Ever After All
  20. Takin' Off From The Film Big Pimp Joe
  21. James Brown - "Down & Out In New York City" From The Soundtrack Black Caesar
  22. Galt McDermot - "Harlem Medley - Part 1" From The Film Cotton Comes To Harlem
  23. Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers - "Superfly"
  24. The Professionals - "Theme From The Godfather"
  25. Bill Conti - "Reflections" Soundtrack From 'Rocky'
  26. Donny Hathaway - "Little Ghetto Boy" From The Film Come Back Charleston Blue
  27. David Shire - "Mini Manhunt / End Titles" From The Film 'Taking Of Pelham 123'
  28. Keith Gumbs - "Everybody Is Talking" From The Film 'Midnight Cowboy'
  29. Mr Dibiase - "May the Force" Inspired by The Imperial March
  30. Quincy Jones - "Apache Camp" Music From The Film 'Mackenna's Gold'
  31. Alf - "Stuck On Earth" Alf
  32. Mulatu - "Metche Dershe" From The Film 'Broken Flowers'
  33. Earth, Wind and Fire - "Sweetback's Theme" From Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Hit It and Quit It October 12, 2009 [THE SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL] PT. 1
Hit It and Quit It October 12, 2009 [THE SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL] PT. 2

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Oct. 5, 2009

Hip hop hooray. We got the show up with a quickness this week... Let us hope this is part of a developing trend. Lots of brand new and exclusive material (on the b-boy house and boogie tip), enjoy.

NEXT WEEK- The Hit It and Quit It SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL. With a large crew of selectors---> Andy 'Submariner' Morton, Julien Dyne, Frank Booker and Recloose...

HIQI Playlist Oct. 5, 2009

Be - "All The Thrills"
Daniel Wang - "The Twirl"
Daniel Wang - "Like Some Dream"
K'Dee Orchestra - "Journey (Kenny Dope Disco Synth Mix)"
Patchworks - "Handsworth Wood"
Sygaire - "At Midnight"
Opolopo / Demetrius - "Tonight (Dub)"
Sam Iri - "Lakes"
Floating Points - "Vacuum"
Trus'Me - "Bail Me Out Ft. Dam Funk"
Howard Johnson - "Let This Dream Be Real"
Touch Sensitive - "Body Stop"
Toney Lee - "Reach Up (Dub)"
Domu - "Ain't No Girl"
DJ Harvey - "Keep On Trying"
B.T Express - "Whatcha Think About That"
J.Rocc - "Hot Feet"
The Jones Girls - "You Gonna Make Me Love Someone Else"
Don Blackman - "Yabba Dabba Do"
Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball)"
People Under The Stairs - "Trippin' At The Disco"
Johnny Guitar Watson - "In The World"
Dam Funk - "One Less Day"
Shafiq Husayn - "Major Heavey Ft. Sonny Coates & Count Bass D)"

HIQI Oct. 5, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Oct. 5, 2009 PT. 2

Saturday, October 3, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Sept. 28, 2009

Bam! Enjoy...

[And some content from or related to the set...]

HIQ Sept. 28, 2009 PLAYLIST

Daz-I-Kue - "Goodbye Never (Inst)"
The Jacksons - "Heartbreak Hotel (Sasso Re-Edit)"
The Pride - "Come On, Get Dancing"
Super Discoteca - "NY Attitude"
Skyy - "First Time Around (Kenny Dope Main Mix)"
Eddie C - "Let Your Mind"
Unknown - "Unknown (Danny Krivit Edit)"
Model 500 - "Future"
Eddie - "Play It Cool"
Drexciya - "You Don't Know"
Enzyme Black - "Oh My Daze"
The KDMs - "Never Stop Believing (Nicky Siano Jaguar Remix)"
Tom Noble Edit - "Africa Bump"
Tom Browne - "Fungi Mama / Bebopafunkadiscolypso"
Breakestra - "Posed To Be (Instrumental)"
Gwen Guthrie - "It Should Have Been You"
Ashford & Simpson - "Love Don't Make It Right"
Andres - "Deep Inside"
Grooveman Spot - "Neuralgia"
Grand Puba & Q-Tip - "Good To Go"
Del Tha Funky Homosapien - "Flashback Ft. Tame One"

HIQI Sept. 28, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Sept. 28, 2009 PT. 2

Tuesday, September 29, 2009



Our sincerest apologies, evidently some of the technical issues at our station George FM we've mentioned in the past have not been sorted. We put a lot of effort into last week's show, alas they have switched to a new audio system and have informed us it 'may be awhile' until we get this show from them (i'm choosing to read "never"). The NEW system is up and running and we've been assured that all future shows will be dispensed in a timely manner. My fingers are crossed...

So in place of last week's HIQI I'm posting a rare and unreleased Recloose track from the Hiatus on the Horizon era called 'Rudy'. And it has absolutely nothing to do with Rudy Ray Moore (R.I.P.)... Enjoy.


Recloose- Rudy (Unreleased)

PS. Mark your calendars for Friday Nov. 13 at the Basement in Auckland. This is the launch of our 'Hit It and Quit It Revue' debut night, a 10-3am throw-down with Recloose, Frank Booker, and Julien Dyne. Check us every 2nd Friday of the month for this, going to be special...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Scene

Its slightly late at night and I'm bugging out on these Scene videos... again.

THE SCENE was Detroit's city wide ruler of dance shows from 1976-1987, broadcast regularly on WGPR Channel 62... Their dancers we're out cold, the music was always knocking, and the energy was fire...




You can find some stellar footage, music, and more photos from the show here:




The Scene later morphed into 'The New Dance Show", a show I tuned into as a WIDE eyed youth.... Whaaaaaa? I'm still waiting to see something as real as this on TV now...

Big nods to my man Josh Dunn from!

Friday, September 18, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Sept. 14, 2009

Here it is, this week's HIQI installment with Recloose, Frank Booker, and Julien Dyne. The chemistry was poppin...

Btw, we love stings, original music. etc. Send your freshest shit to

NEXT SHOW (this Monday) we'll be airing a special guest mix from Japan's GROOVEMAN SPOT (Jazzy Sport) in commemoration of his appearances at the Turnaround on Sept. 25 (AK) and the San Francisco Bathhouse on Sept. 26 (Wellington). Don't snooze, this is gonna be hot...

Further on the Japan tip we'll be debuting the Recloose and Frank Booker remix for Japonica's Based On Kyoto and lots of other new joints...

the HIT IT AND QUIT IT crew.

HIQI Sept. 14, 2009 Playlist

The Boredoms - "ANT 10 (Lindstrom Mix)"
Frank West - "Fallin'"
The Revenge - "Forever In Their Debt (Red Rack 'Em Remix)"
Blacktop - "Reversed (Opolopo Remix)"
The System - "U R In My System"
Enchantment - "Settin' It Out"
Del The Funkee Homosapien - "What Is A Booty"
Othello & DJ Vajra - "Same Team Suckas (Ft. Theory Hazit)"
Mitchie Mee - "Jamaican Funk"
Sorry Bamba - "Porry"
Skip Jackson & The Natural Experience - "Microwave Boogie"
Nils Jazz Ensemble - "Reflexions"
The Dome City Rock Orchestra - "Quiet Village Part 1"
Quazadelic - "Around The World (Inst)"
Jamaica Girls - "Rock The Beat"
Mad Professor - "Ariwa"
Evans Pyramid - "Soul Patrol"
Claude Denjean - "Kiss This"
Grooveman Spot - "Disc-O-Island (Space Island)"
Les McCann - "Got To Hustle To Survive"
Royal House - "The Journey"
Hank Crawford - "Sugar Free"
Johnny Lytle - "Selim"
Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - "Right On"
Peatl Cara & Tilly Johnson - "tip toe through the tulips"

HIQI Sept. 14, 2009 Pt.1
HIQI Sept. 14, 2009 Pt.2

Friday, September 11, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Sept. 7, 2009

So here's our show from last monday. Its seems like we've sorted the bottleneck at George FM, fingers crossed that on-time posting will become the norm again!

I'm off to Khuja Lounge to support two of Aotearoa's hottest soul acts at the moment- Electric Wire Hustle and Isaac Aesili... Double-album release party?! Shit is on...

[P.S. Don't forget to scroll down for last week's show which I've just posted, its a goodie.]

HIQI Sept. 7, 2009 Playlist

Rhythmbox - "It's Over (DK Remix)"
K-Hand - "Street Knowledge"
Liquid Dope - "Terra Humara"
The Oliverwho Factory - "Follow The Music"
Skyy - "Let's Celebrate"
Truth Is Light Edit - "Stayed Away"
Patchworks - "Talk Is Cheap"
James Mason - "Unchained"
Kool and the Gang - "Soul Vibrations"
The Jackson Five - "Body Language"
Forss - "Soulhack"
Nas - "It Ain't Hard To Tell (Large Professor Remix)"
Linkwood - "Tears"
Busta Rhymes - "New York Shit"
Fudge Fingas - "Getting Together"
Dorian Concept - "Tropical Hands"
The Junkyard Band - "The Word"
Trouble Funk - "Let's Get Hot"
Taxi Driver Soundtrack - "I Work The Whole City"
Mayer Hawthorne - "Maybe So, Maybe No"
Curtis Mayfield - "Preacher Man"
King Floyd - "Here It Is"
Dam Funk - "Love Is Here 2Nite (I Can Feel It)"
Jon Lucien - "Maiden Voyage"

HIQI Sept. 7, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Sept. 7, 2009 PT. 2

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Aug. 31, 2009

This was now a week and a half ago, but I remember we had lots of fun and were vibing... Peep the Starblazers exclusive too!

Here are some videos related to the playlist for your pleasure.

HIQI Aug. 31, 2009 Playlist

Canyons - "Fire Eyes (Living In The Jungle Mix)"
Alex Agore & Gerd - "Freedom"
Chez Damier - "Help Myself (Carl Craig Remix)"
Peven Everett - "Special"
Starblazers - "Sunshine"
Nate Calhoun - "Fun Town"
Junior Byron - "Inch By Inch"
Linkwood - "Fudge Boogie"
Mark E - "You"
Electric Wire Hustle - "Perception"
Grooveman Spot - "Neuralgia"
Greg Wilson (Edit) - "Do It Nice and Easy (With Love)"
I G Culture - "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind"
Mayer Hawthorne - "Maybe So, Maybe No"
Truth Is Light (Edit) - "What's Happening"
The Jacksons - "Let Me Show You The Way To Go (Hi 5 Edit)"
Timmy Thomas - "You're The Song (I've Always Wanted To Sing)"
Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Roses (Part 2)"
Mr. De - "Please Believe It"
Large Professor - "Bowne"
The Sugarman 3 - "Stand Up Pt. 1"
Red - "TMWTM (Dam Funk Mix)"
Denise Williams - "Free"

HIQI Aug. 31, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Aug. 31, 2009 PT. 2

Friday, September 4, 2009

HIQI delay... so here's a booby prize.

Hey y'all. My sincerest apologies, we've been steady chasing George FM for this week's show... to no avail. It was a goodie so hang tight and we'll get it up as soon as we get some love...

So in place of that here's a little boogie skank thing courtesy Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This tune is pretty hilarious, no doubt the broze got a little overzealous on the sampler (but hey, who hasn't?!). Anybody want to gander which one they were using? I'm going to guess the Akai 612... Matthew Herbert once told me this was his favorite sampler because of the way you can freak the start/end points (pretty revolutionary for 1985...).

Off to Ponsonby Social Club with Julien Dyne, boh!


R.O.A.R.- We Gotta Do It (Extended Mix)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Joan Crawford- Do It In Detroit

Non-radio post, first in awhile. Brief and to the point. My side hurts from laughing.... You might have to be from the D on this one but peep game anyways...

Big ups to my main man Rob 'Double-Flush' Theakston for putting me up!

New heat tonight, including another sneak peak of the latest Starblazers to roll off the presses- EWF's 'Sunshine'. Dangerous territory but think we got this one! Be there live- 6-8pmNZ (2am-NYC/11pm-LA/8am-Amsterdam)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Here is a special edition of Hit It and Quit It we like to call 'Dedication to the Cosmos'. The playlist explains the concept pretty well on its own (space music yall... there's no shortage of it!). This was our attempt to open up the show a little bit more thematically but also performance-wise with the addition of Julien Dyne intercepting live transmissions from the outer reaches via his Boss Dr. Sample, delay pedal, percussion synth, and 80s alarm clock (yeah, really). We're currently in deep negotation to start a monthly 'PA' live to air with our favorite artists, akin to the old radio shows we did in Ann Arbor on WCBN in the early-mid 90s. I love radio.

Big ups to Kid Dynobot, Frank Booker for his own take on astral travelling, and of course Ben Lawson for facilitating the cosmic (comic?) madness! Space improv like a MF. Until the next chapter true believers...

give it up for andromeda...

HIQI Aug. 24, 2009 Playlist

Cloud One - "Atmosphere Strut"
Manzel - "Space Funk"
Earth, Wind & Fire - "Jupiter"
Model 500 - "No UFO's (D-Mix)"
BFC - "Galaxy"
Underground Resistence - "Star Sailing"
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Space Princess"
Montana - "A Dance Fantasy Inspired By Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (2nd Movement)"
DJ Kent - "Second Moon"
Faze-O - "Space People"
The Jeff Lorber Fushion - "Galaxian"
Charles Earland - "Leaving This Planet"
Dam Funk - "Galactic Fun"
Atmosfear - "Dancing In Outer Space (Masters At Work Remix)"
Ken Lewis - "Cosmic Car (Moon Vehicle)"
Larry Young's Fuel - "Spaceball"
Marvin Gaye - "A Funky Space Reincarnation"
Parliament - "Mothership Connection"
Asha Puthli - "Space Talk"
Sa-Ra - "Spacefruit"
The Clonius - "Fogged Space Suit"
The Detroit Experiment - "Space Odyssey"
Syreeta - "Universal Sound Of The World"

HIQI Aug. 24, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Aug. 24, 2009 PT. 2

Friday, August 21, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Aug. 17, 2009

BIG show.

Recloose, Frank Booker, and Ben... You know what time it is.

Next week, our improvisational tribute to the cosmos. Not to be missed.

HIQI Aug. 17, 2009 Playlist

Kaleta & Akoya Afrobeat - "The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well (Guynamukat Afro Boogie Labour Of Love Remix)"
Blackjoy - "Djomani"
Ashford & Simpson - "Don't Cost You Nothing (Leftside Wobble Edit)"
Pazazz - "So Hard To Fin (Seven Samurai Remix)"
Cojo - "Play It By Ear"
Tony Troutman - "What's The Use"
The Vibrations - "Shake It Up"
Taste Of Honey - "World Spin"
Dazz Band - "Let The Music Play"
Lamont Dozier - "Going Back To My Roots"
Extra - "Haven't Been Funked Enough"
West Phillips - "Sucker For A Pretty Face"
The Jaffers Ft. Jayheim - "Somethin' Changin' (Llorca Remix)"
Hygher Baby - "Strugglin' (Tropical Treats Remix)"
Plunky & The Oneness Of Juju - "Every Way But Loose (Remix)"
The Dells - "Believe Me"
Joe Bataan - "Subway Joe"
Pigback - "Poppa's Got A Brand New Pigback"
Michael Jackson - "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Live Version)"
Jackson Do Pandeiro - "Eu Se Balanco"
Donny Hathaway - "Sugar Lee"
War - "Junkyard"
Coffee & Cigarettes Band - "Just Imagine"
Trouble Funk - "Drop The Bomb (Live Version)"

HIQI Aug. 17, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI Aug. 17, 2009 PT. 2

Friday, August 14, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Aug. 10, 2009

It took us a few extra days again this week to get the show back from George, but here it is. We're working on it...

With special guest Frank Booker... (who?). Enjoy good energy.

HIQI Aug. 10, 2009 PLAYLIST
Jedi Knights - "One For M.A.W."
Chez & Ron - "Warfare"
Andy Vaz - "Hurry, Hurry (Lerosa Remix)"
Rick Wade - "Angry Pimp"
Arto Mwambe - "Btwo"
Atmosfear - "Dancing in Outer Space (The Revenge Remix)"
Fast Vision Soul - "Babatunde"
Gel Abril - "Marir (Original Mix)"
Blue Magic - "Welcome To The Club"
Al Hudson & The Partners - "Spread Love"
The Nite-Liters - "Drumology"
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Hasta La Semana Que Viene"
Dam Funk - "Mirrors"
Dennis Jr - "Looking For Love"
Weather Report - "Pearl On The Half-Shell"
Sly & Robbie - "Let's Rock"
J. Period Ft. Q-Tip - "Q-Tip For President"
Phill Most Chill - "On Tempo Jack"
Waxolutionists - "Steel Remians (Brenk Late Night Remix Instrumental)"
Eru Dangerspiel - "The Hold Up"

HIQI Aug. 10, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI Aug. 10, 2009 Pt. 2

Friday, August 7, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Aug. 3, 2009

We had a little problem with the George Fm server this week hence the wait. We're doing our best to consistent on this blog, its on our list of things to do. Hang tight, I feel momentum gathering...

In this show we speak with Eru Dangerspiel aka Riki Gooch about his upcoming behemoth of a show (tomorrow at the Auckland Town Hall, better see NZedders there!), some trash talking with Chris Cox, and a somewhat choked up last minute Baatin tribute (Rest in peace!). Next week- lots of new music (some timely shipments landed on my doorstep today) and further plans might be unveiled... oooh hahahaaaa....

HIQI Aug. 3, 2009 Playlist

Chris Carrier - "I'm In Love Today"
The Sunburst Band - "Twinkle (Idjut Boys Mix)"
Light Of The World - "Time (12" Mix)"
Eru Dangerspiel - "Coq Au Vin"
Super Value - "The Sun Healer"
Lavaba & E. Mallison - "Game Of Life (K Dope Re-Edit)"
Roy Porter - "Party Time"
Reggie Milner - "Soul Machine"
Sam Gordon & The Hiphuggers - "Upstairs On Boston Road Pt 1"
Arcadion - "Flying Vision"
Sun Tzu Soundsystem - "Ticcles (Domu Remix)"
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Raw Cuts 3"
Popular Peoples Front - "My Baby Stays Out All Night"
Bullet - "I'm Billie Jean"
Sinbad Vs. D'angelo - "Keep Da Move"
Dj Sprinklez - "Grand Central (Deep Into The Bowels Of House)"
Patchworks - "Minotaur"
A Guy Called Gerald - "Automanikk (Derrick May The Force Be With You Mix)"
Oliverwho Factory - "New Beginnings"
Actress - "Crushed"
Slum Village - "Players (Instrumental)"
Slum Village - "Conant Gardens"
Slum Village - "Look Of Love"
Slum Village - "Tainted"
Slum Village - "Cloud9"
Andres - "Step Pattern"
Michael Olatuja - "Yi Yipada"

HIQI Aug. 3, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI Aug. 3, 2009 Pt. 2

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recloose- 'Sounds Pacific-ish' Mix for Red Bull


I'm pretty sure I was trying to be 'current' when I did this a few months back, its only dropped now on the Red Bull site. Its a BROAD interpretation of 'Pacific' sounds... New Hit It show up tomorrow. Enjoy...

Recloose 'Sounds Pacific' Playlist

    Eru Dangerspiel- Intro NZ
    Zackey Force Funk, St. Liquor-ish, Reggie Blount- Sexxy [CD-R] NZ
    Slum Village feat. Marsha Ambrosius- Cloud 9
    Clyde feat. Jane Hamilton- Read My Mind (Hearin' Aid's Psychic Network mix) [Rae Fusion]
    Karriem Riggings- 12's in 8
    Bullion- Young Heartache
    Gecko Turner feat Eska- Monosabio Blues (Philip Owusu remix) [Lovemonk]
    Tettory Bad feat. Paul Randolph- Ruff 'n Tuff [Jazzy Sport]
    The Starblazers- Danger Zone (Recloose Mix) [Fingertips] NZ
    Nebraska- The Other Side [Rush Hour]
    Dam Funk- Lets Take Off (Far Away) [Stones Throw]
    Coati Mundi- Pharaoh (Can't Take It To The Grave) [Virgin]
    Bing Ji Ling- Home [Lovemonk]
    Stack- Win Jesse Win [P&P]
    Julien Dyne- Incredulous NZ
    Eru Dangerspiel- Sambaskooldropout NZ
    Chico Mann- Mentirosos
    Roy Alton- I'm Going Home [Cactus]

    Recloose's RBMA "Sounds Pacific" Mix

Monday, August 3, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- July 27, 2009

Friends. Sorry for the delay, consistency hasn't been one of my strong suits lately (too busy!).

So I'm in bed posting this after a massive weekend touring with Ladi 6, Parks, and Julien Dyne (nursing the aftermath). Thanks to all the party people that came and turned it out, we had a blast. So much in fact we're talking about more gigs later in the year... crew up I say! Here's a blurry shot from Dunedin...


Back on the airwaves tonight. We'll be revisiting some of Baatin's output from the Slum Village camp (who I'm very sad to say passed away over the weekend, always repping Detroit in the dopest way... too soon!), bigging up the Eru Dangerspiel show this weekend at the AK Town Hall, and talking about some new releases that have just dropped. Until then...

HIQI July 27, 2009 Playlist

Chez Damier - "Sometimes I Feel Like"
DJ Tink Thomas - "Get On Down"
Andy Vaz - "Bygone Times (Trus Me Remix)"
Mutant Beat Dance Ft. Eric D Clark - "In A Daze"
The Oliverwho Factory - "Shaka"
Isolee - "Les Andalouses"
Block 16 - "Morning Sun (Pepe Bradock's Brad Deep Remix)"
Aardvarck - "Just Washed That Pig"
Unlimited Touch - "Love Explosion"
D Train - "Music"
Soulphiction - "Underground Railroad"
Direct Current - "Everybody Here Must Party"
Crown Heights Affair - "Say A Prayer For Two"
Kokomo - "Use Your Imagination (Rahaan Edit)"
Trus'Me - "Narda"
James Brown - "Bodyheat"
Graham Central Station - "'Tis Your Kind Of Music"
Fatback - "Let Me Do It To You"
Johnson Products - "Johnson Jumpin'"
Chaka Khan - "I Know You, I Live You"
Flakes - "Sugar Coated Lover"
The Trinidad And Tobago Showboat Chapter 1 - "El Bimbo"

HIQI July 27, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI July 27, 2009 PT. 2

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- July 20, 2009

Back into it! Our welcome home show features a barrage of boogie and disco finds from my recent trip to the states plus a few other delirious tangents. Note second half of show when jet lag starts kickin in for both myself and Chris Cox (who was also away in sunny Croatia).

Also want to take this opportunity to properly thank everybody who made our trip to the states one of the best in a long time (I tried without much success to do this on this show, thanks jet lag...). Not so briefly- ups to the city of Detroit, Family Funktion crew, Dennis Coffey, Cliff Bell's, People's Records, Russell St. Deli, Le Petit Zinc (and Faruq Z. Bey for the lunchtime session), Slow's BBQ, Scott Zacharias, Craig Huckaby, Jeremy Callio, DJ Dez, DJ Sicari, the city of Chicago, Good for Party crew, Funky Buddha Lounge, V-Nutz, Don Solo, Jordan Z, Josh Deep, Mr. Peabody Records, Claudia @ Mercury Lounge in Ottawa, Trevor Walker, Picnik Electronic festival in Montreal, Andy Williams, Jerome (records!), Moonstarr, Turntables on the Hudson, Nicodemus, Jazzbo, Farid @ 18th Street Lounge, and all my family I got to see on the trip (not least of which I gotta send a special shout to Ma-Dukes for the hospitality and looking after the rugrats). You all are too much, thanks!

Enough gushing. Here's the show, enjoy....

(PS. Don't sleep on that free download of Shake Aletti's Digital Connection remixed by yours truly below...)

HIQI July 20, 2009 PLAYLIST
Steve Harrington's Hall Of Fame - "Way Out"
Shake Aletti - "Digital Connection (Recloose Remix)"
Edwin Birdsong - "Win Tonight"
Jimmy Spicer - "The Bubble Bunch"
The B.B & Q Band - "Imagination"
Aura - "In The Mood (To Groove)"
Aretha Franklin - "Jump"
Enchantment - "Settin' It Out"
The Jammers - "Be Mine Tonight"
Brenda Watts - "Love Treatment (Edit)"
Junior - "Mama Used To Say"
TS Monk - "Bon Bon Vie"
Key-Matic - "Breakin' In Space (Instrumental)"
Andres- "Back home"/"Physical Bush"/"Change My Mind"
Peven Everett - "Heat Up"
Coati Mundi - "No More Blues"
Earth Wind & Fire - "The Fantasy's (Visions Remix)"
Sylvia - "Lay It On Me"
Junior Byron - "Sunshine"
Blue Magic - "Tear It Down"

HIQI July 20, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI July 20, 2009 Pt. 2

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shake Aletti- Digital Connection (Recloose Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD

We're back...


Shake Aletti- Digital Connection (Recloose Remix)

New show up tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- June 15, 2009

Yo, I have been on VACATION!!! Its been great, but my apologies for not finding the time to post the June 15 show until now. Its chock full of new stuff, namely from the Recloose and Frank Booker vaults (including new remixes for Shake Aletti and Los Amigos Invisibles). With main man Chris Cox on the co-host duties... Playlist and links below.

Also, want to say biggups to everybody that made it to the Recloose gigs in Montreal and Ottawa. And mad thanks to Andy Williams, Moonstarr, Claudia, and Sara at Mercury Lounge for the primo hospitality. Check the myspace site for new Recloose gig details for NYC this Friday July 3 (Turntables on the Hudson), July 4 in DC (18th Street Lounge), July 10 in Chicago (The Buddha Lounge), and July 11 in Detroit (Cliff Bell's with Dennis Coffey Band!).

Me and the crew will be back on July 20 (with deep crates fresh from the trip), in the meantime you can check out Pete Nice amply rocking the fort until then. And thanks to Ben Lawson for stayin on top of the shows too...

[sum videos related to the set...]

HIQI June 15, 2009 PLAYLIST

Recloose - "Can't Take It Ft. Dwele (Theo Parrish Remix)"
Domu - "Springbreak"
Frank Hebly - "De Tuinslangboogie"
Los Amigos Invisibles - "Plastic Women (Recloose & Frank Booker Remix)"
Tropical Treats - "Waarewaah"
All Out War - "America"
Evelyn 'Champagne' King - "Shame"
James Mason - "Rhythm Of Life"
Meikbar - "Feelings"
Frank Booker - "Get On"
Theo Parrish - "Capritarious #7"
Pete Rock & C.L Smooth - "The Creator"
Ice Cube - "The Product"
Ernie & The Top Notes - "Pap Walk"
Shake Aletti - "Digital Connection (Recloose Remix)"
Based On Kyoto - "Flower (James Pants Remix)"
Quazedelic - "Around The World"
Velodrome - "Caputazz"
Hashim - "Al Naafiysh"
Shannon - "Let The Music Play"
Dark Comedy- "Good God"
Starblazers - "Don't Let No One Get You Down"

HIQI June 15, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI June 15, 2009 PT. 2

Thursday, June 11, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- June 8, 2009

Two Kiwi funk luminaries, Julien Dyne and Mike Fabulous, join yours truly for an impromptu radio session and chat... Check!

One more show next week then I'm outtie for the month to the states. Gig dates coming soon, including an extra special jam with the Dennis Coffey Band in Detroit. Whaaaa?!

(sorry for lack of playlist this week, hit me if you're curious)

HIQI June 8, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI June 8, 2009 PT. 2

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- June 1, 2009

Straight from the plane to the studio... almost. Got some nice things in Melbourne courtesy Licorice Pie Records in Prahran, and got to drop the Sunburst Band remix I just finished over the weekend. Enjoy...

[Videos from the set:]


Yam Who - "Wax The Van (Yam Who Rework)"
Corduroy Mavericks - "Could This Be The Love (Blossom Mix)"
Index - "Starlight (The Break)"
Rahni Harris & Flo - "Six Million Steps"
Daniel Wang - "Dancing With The Best"
Shari Vari - "A Number Of Names"
Channel One - "Technicolor"
Electric Soul - "X2"
Roy Davis Jnr. - "Gabrielle Ft. Peven Everett (Live Garage Mix)"
Linda Clifford - "The Beast In Me"
One Way - "Sugar Rock"
Mutiny - "Peanut Butter & Jam"
Mutiny - "Semi First Class Seat"
Brass Construction - "Now Is Tomorrow"
Sunburst Band - "Far Beyond (Recloose Remix)"
Jamaica Girls - "Rock The Beat"
Jeffree - "Mr. Fix-It"
Steve Parks - "Sadness In My Samba"
Unknown Artist (Theo Parrish) - "Ugly Edits #6"
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - "Laissez Faire"
Dam Funk - "Let's Take Off (Far Away)"
Julien Priester - "Love, Love"

HIQI June 1, 2009 pt. 1
HIQI June 1, 2009 pt. 2

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - May 25, 2009

Another installment for your pleasure, check the playlist below. Thanks to Ben Lawson from Red Bull Studios for the production co-piloting, hence the timely posting of the show for a change!

On other fronts, I'm now about 12 hours from finishing this remix of Sunburst Band's 'Far Beyond' that's been kicking my ass. Can't wait to play it on next week's show...

[And of course, some extra-curricular audio-visual accompaniment...]

HIQI May 25, 2009 PLAYLIST:

Sygaire - "The Time Is Now"
Rondenion - "Storm"
CBass & Mikobene - "Don't Forget (Russ Gabriel Remix)"
Secondo - "Discombabulate"
Unknown - "Shake It Up (Galaxy Sound Company Edit)"
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Raw Cut #2"
Tom Browne - "Fungi Mama"
Cosmetic - "New Complexion"
A Certain Ratio - "Do The Du"
Coke Escovedo - "(Runaway) I Wouldn't Change A Thing"
Detroit Emeralds - "Do Me Right"
The Presidents - "Which Way"
Quincy Jones - "Chump Change"
Airto - "Peasant Dance"
The Charlie Rouse Band - "Waiting On The Corner"
Terumasa Hino - "Merry-Go-Round"
Doug Carn - "Higher Ground"
Funkadelic - "I Bet You"
Average White Band - "Atlantic Avenue"
Q-Tip - "Gettin' Up"
Mel & Tim - "Groovy Situation"
King Floyd - "Here It Is"
Mary McCreary - "Singing The Blues"
Expression - "Release Pt. 1"
Unlimited Touch - "Searching To Find The One"
Vicki 'D' - "This Beat Is Mine"
Ronnie Hudson - "West Coast Poplock"

HIQI MAY 25, 2009 PT. 1
HIQI MAY 25, 2009 PT. 2

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - May 18, 2009


Boom. Chris Cox, exclusives (Starblazers debut sneak peak), disco bombs, and chit chat are all in the house. Enjoy...

No time to do playlist, sorry! Have had my head down finishing this Sunburst Band remix but hit me for the tracks if you're hanging to know what you're listening to. Off to Serato birthday party!

HIQI May 18, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI May 18, 2009 Pt. 2

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - May 11, 2009

Sorry for taking an extra little bit to get the latest show up, shit is thick! At the moment I'm finishing a remix for Sunburst Band, fine-tuning the Starblazers, getting ready for a pending trip to the states, playing lots of gigs, and looking after a sick lil dude for the last few weeks. Simultaneously...

But such is life. I was tempted not to post this show as its the outcome of the craziness I speak of (four gigs, three days, three cities). That said, the 'music for hibernation' set has some moments... Been looking for my Jaco record for awhile too, nice to dig it out.


HIQI May 11, 2009 pt. 1
HIQI May 11, 2009 pt. 2