Friday, February 27, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Feb. 23, 2009

Sorry for the delay, its been a thick week with RLB gigs and another Wellington trip for me this weekend. Come check STARBLAZERS (aka RLB) at the Wellington Beerfest if you're in the area, or come sip some high-end cocktails at the Matterhorn this evening if a quiet DJ engagement is more your thing.

Enjoy the show, Mad Mats guest mix is great! This Monday coming we'll have our main man Chris Cox up for some tag-team action, a special sneak peak of a new STARBLAZERS demo, and a double pass giveaway to our upcoming show at the Auckland Festival on March 7.

HIQI FEB 23 2009

Cosmic Force - "Ghetto Down (Kenny Dope Mix)" [Truth & Soul]

Mode M - "Space Based" [Void]
Soulparlor - "The Outer Rims (Recloose Remix)" [Raw Fusion Test]
Stereotyp - "Take The Weight" [Sonar]
Phlash and Friends - "Look At What We Have Done" [Archive]
D'Angelo - "Africa (Jazzy Jens Edit)" [GAMM Test]
Ashford and Simpson - "Bourgie Bourgie (Joe Claussel Mix)" [Warner Bros.]
Jackie Beavers - "Mr. Bumpman (Splice Edit)" [test]
Theo Parrish - "Synthetic Flemm" [Sound Signature]
Dreamer G - "I Got That Feelin'" [Madhouse]
Freedom - "Closer (Klubb Kidz Flava Dub)" [Power]
Rogiers - "Home (Opolopo Mix)" [test]
The Meters - "Just Kissed My Baby" [Reprise]
Dwele - "A Few Reasons" [Koch]
The Natural Four - "Try Love Again" [Curtom]
Busta Rhymes - "Light Up A Fire" [test]
Johnny Osbourne - "No Soundlike We (Version)" [Jammys]
Taxi Gang - "Computer Malfunction"
D'Angelo - "Dreaming Eyes Of Mine (J Dilla Mix)" [test]
Lee Field & Expressions - "My World" [Truth & Soul]

Basic Bastard - "The Funk" [Ignitor]
Ark & Dolibox - "Be My Baby" [Karat]
The Detroit Experiment - "Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Live Edit)" [Juno]
Gary Davis - "Super Ron (Chinn's Groove)" [Smash Hit Music]
The Originals - "Everybody's Got To Do Something" [Motown]
Coffee Garner - "Webster's" [BPSS]
Peter Hadar - "Sweat" [Cool Weirdo]
Leroy Burgess - "Midnight In The Streets" [Soul Jazz]
Stevie Wonder - "A Little Talk With God (Fran Di Giani Edit)" [test]

HIQI FEB 23 2009 PT.1
HIQI FEB 23 2009 PT.1

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Nite-Liters- "Drumology"

I was given the wrong Hit It show from the station today so we'll have to wait one more day for the Mad Mats guest mix thriller....

In the meantime I thought I'd post this Nite-Liters jam I've been wearing out (literally) since my man Craig Huckaby dropped it on me years ago, acquired straight from a water-logged basement. There are some other joints on 1973's Analysis record ("Happy Hooker" and the cover of "Valdez in the Country" are nice) but this is the one that's been on steady whoop it up repeat. See also, New Birth.


The Nite-Liters- "Drumology"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hit It and Quit It- Feb. 16, 2009

Kia ora bays and wahines. We had an exceptionally interesting show this week, primarily because our special guest and good friend Julien 'Dynomite' Dyne dropped some serious heat from his forthcoming album 'Pins and Digits' and other hand selected disco and Dilla gems.

But we also had a comedic little incident that I can only label as 'corporate sabotage', at about the 20:48 mark in Pt. 1. Normally sabotage would be expected to originate from outside the company, this was not the case on Monday... 'We have to do a live phoner, sorry nobody told you.' I am going to bite my tongue but... WTF was the point of this?

And of course we had to pay homage to the late great Dilla, who continues to be a true inspiration to anybody with ears and a soul. Unbeknownst to myself (had I done a little reading I would have known) Dilla month was declared earlier in February by our friends at Stones Throw, a tribute fitting a lost prophet...

Anyways, enjoy the show and hollar back next week for an exclusive (yes really, exclusive) guest mix from our Swedish homie Mad Mats.


HIQI: FEB. 16, 2009

Joubert Singers - "Stand On The Word (Hot Coins Remix)"
Boozoo Bajou - "Same Sun (Prins Tomas Diskomiks)"
Giant Panda - "Pops (Disco Mix)"
Common - "Sex 4 Suga"
Superjohan - "Bisco Doogie Woman"
Julien Dyne - "Steel Legs Eleven"
Julien Dyne - "Fallin' Down feat. Parks"
Julien Dyne - "Deaky"
J Dilla - "So Far So Good (Inst)"
J Dilla - "So Far So Good (feat. Common and D'Angelo)"
Frank & Dank - "Push"
Fourtet - "As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)"
Phat Kat - "Don't Nobody Care About Us"
DJ Spinna w/ Phonte - "Dillagence"
Stevie Wonder - "Black Man"
Wild Bill Ricketts - "Mangi Mangi"
Steel An' Skin - "Afro Punk Reggae Dub"
Jorge Santana - "Darling, I Love You (Icon Edit)"
Recloose - "Can It Be (Mark Flash Mix)"
Cosmic Force - "Trinidad Bump"
Mandre - "Solar Flight"

HIQI FEB 16 2009 PT.1
HIQI FEB 16 2009 PT.2

Friday, February 13, 2009

Yacht Rock



PS> This Monday, I catch up with Julien Dyne (Open Souls, RBMA) for raps and rhythms before his big album mixing trip to the states. And just confirmed, special guest mix Mad Mats (Raw Fusion) coming Feb. 23. Mark the calendars...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

If Rappers Were Characters From The Wire

I'm re-entrenching myself in The Wire universe at the moment, up to Season 1 Episiode 5, this time around with my lady. There's something very satisfying in watching your loved ones get sucked into the Wire vacuum as much as you did the first time. Anyways, thanks to my man Swicks for sending this brilliant link:


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - Feb. 9, 2009

And here's the show from yesterday. 3 posts in one day, wtf.

HIQI: FEB 9, 2009
South Bronx - "Bottom Line (Inst)"
Tony Allen - "When One Road Close"
Tom Brown - "Fungi Mama"
Blaze - "Get Up"
Crown Heights Affair - "Dreaming A Dream"
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Space Princess"
Herbie Hancock - "Saturday Night (Beatfanatic Remix)"
Index - "Starlight (The Break)"
Bernard Wright - "Mr. Clean"
P-Funk All Stars - "Pumpin' It Up"
Debruit - "Smurfing in the Sun"
Chaka Khan - "Naughty"
Bobby Thurston - "I Know You Feel Like I Feel"
Krystol - "After The Dance Is Through"
Bing Ji Ling - "Home"
Milton Wright - "Be With Me"
Nee - "Try Me"
The Dramatics - "A Thousand Shades of Blue"
Kamarra Holzer - "Pure Love (W's Edit)"
Sofrito Specials 12" - "E8 Highlife (Capstone Edit)"
The Bahama Soul Club - "Nassau Jam"

HIQI FEB 9 2009 PT.1
HIQI FEB 9 2009 PT.2

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - Feb. 2, 2009 w/ special guest mix from TRUS'ME

Here it is, with very special guest Trus'me throwing down exclusively for Hit It and Quit It.

HIQI: FEB 2, 2009
Cosmic Force - "Chocolate Starfish"
BE - "When You Left" [Prime Numbers]
Linkwood - "Eagle" [Firecracker]
Linkwood - "Ooh La La" [Firecracker]
Linkwood - "(Test)" [Prime Numbers]
Marbert Rocel - "Beats Like Birds (Trus'Me RMX)" [Compost]
Wireman - "Armour (Move D RMX)" [Prime Numbers]
DJ Qu - "Somethin' Ta Feel" [Strength Music Recordings]
Transllusion - "Dimensional Glide" [Supermat]
Nicuri - "A Thousand Points Of Light" [Strength Music Recordings]
Mfor - "Thief" [Reincarnation]
Wireman - "Axiom" [Prime Numbers]
Nuyorican Soul - "Mind Fluid" [Nervous]
Nebraska - "Father (Remix)" [Rush Hour]
Soulparlor - "Outer Rims (Recloose Remix)" [Raw Fusion]
Jackie Beavers - "Mr. Bumpman (Edit)"
Eddie Henderson - "Say You Will" [Capital]
7 Samurai - "Brothers" [GAMM]
The Pimps Of Joytime - "My Gold (Chico Mann Remix)" [Wonderwheel]
Seun Kuti w/ Egypt 80 - "Fire Dance" [Disorient]
Bukola - "Hypnotised (Marc Mac Remix)" [Slip Discs]
Hygher Baby feat. Aaron Phiri - "Struggle (Sasac Remix)" [Raw Fusion]

HIQI FEB 2 2009 PT. 1
HIQI FEB 2 2009 PT. 2

We're back! HIT IT AND QUIT IT for 2009


Yes indeed the ol' blog has been lying fallow for three months now. Unacceptable.

But no more. Its a new year, the free world has a new leader, and things they are a change-ang. Including the Hit It and Quit It blog....

Firstly, I am happy to say I've negotiated a sweet deal to keep me on the air at George FM here in New Zealand. This means I will be rocking steady every Monday night from 6-8pm (many of you may have noticed I was absent for a good month and a half due to some behind the scenes issues, now sorted) and am back posting the show here for weekly download.

Secondly, at the advice of some much more tech-savvy friends (a la my main man Tim Aten and Jeff @ Mukuna) I'm now hosting the shows myself. Which means no more bullshit pop-up ads for naked gambling hoes from your zip code. Also looking at Feedburner and some other developments which I'm sure cyber-crew will have to re-explain.... Noice!

Thirdly, I'm getting stuck into shammying this show into something beyond the ordinary, or as my man Swicks likes to say, 'destination radio'. Meaning more guest mixes, special features, interviews, and possible antics.

So what I'm trying to say is, return often. Its good to be back and I look forward to spreading the aroha in the 09. Drop me a line and tell me what you think, how I can improve this, what you'd like to hear on the show (eg. 'yo matt, what about doing an interview with _____ about ______'), etc. etc. Feedback is all good!

Next up, Feb 2 2009 show. With very special guest mix from Trus'me... smoking! Feb 10 following shortly thereafter...