Wednesday, March 25, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- March 23, 2009

Another week of Monday night madness delivered to you, solo flight this time around. I forgot to bring my short stack of Eddie Bo (r.i.p.), would have been nice to toast a true funk master with more than 'Hook & Sling' Part 1 (only 2:30 made me hanker for much more).

So I'm outski for the next two weeks touring Singapore and China
(more info here). Tune in next week as Aucktown's Chef D brings the heat. We'll also be broadcasting a guest mix from Monkz (of Small Arms Fiya/Sheffield massive) and a radio broadcast of the my new mix 'The New Deal 1.0'.

HIQI- March 23, 2009 PLAYLIST

Chico Mann - "Soul Feeedom (Comtron Remix)" [Kindred Spirits]
The Nick Straker Band - "A Little Bit Of Jazz" [Prelude]
The Evasions - "Wikka Wrap" [Sam]
Roy Ayers - "Fast Money" [UnoMelodic]
D-Class - "Moon Vehicle (aka Cosmic Cars) (D-Class Rerub)" [D-Classics]
Blackbelt Andersen - "Mamma" [Full Pupp]
Linkwood - "RIP" [Prime Numbers]
Omar-S - "Blown Valvetrain" [Sound Signature]
Moodymann - "Analog: Live" [KDJ]
Rick Wade - "Pimp Factor" [Moods and Grooves]
Lady Alma - "Running For Nothing (Simbad Remix)" [Raw Fusion]
Recloose - "Turkish Delight (Southern Fried Demo)" [Test]
Franck Biyong - "Afrofunkydance" [Hot Casa]
Gary Davis - "Super Ron (Chinn's Groove)" [Smash Hit]
Cleon - "Boogaloo Pow" [Favorite]
Earth, Wind, and Fire - "Mighty Mighty" [Columbia]
The Apples - "Debil's Dream" [Freestyle]
Eddie Bo - "Hook & Sling" [Scram]
The Counts - "Why Not Start All Over Again" [Westbound]
Bronx River Parkway - "La Valla" [Truth & Soul]
Marku Ribas - "Meu Samba Regue" [Beverly]
Gilberto Gil - "Maracatu Atomico" [Elektra]
Edwin Birdsong - "Down on the Beat" [Polydor]
War - "Feels So Good" [Warner Bros.]
Brand Nubian - "Feels So Good" [Elektra]
Main Source - "Peace Is Not the Word To Play" [Wild Pitch]
De La Soul - "Say No Go" [Tommy Boy]
Architeq - "Birds Of Prey (Jackhigh Remix)" [Tirk]
Onra - "Clap" [Favorite]

HIQI MARCH 23, 2009 PT. 1

HIQI MARCH 23, 2009 PT. 2

Jesse Gould- Out Of Work (Outerdrive Edit)

Party people. I've been hustling trying to get ready for the pending Recloose Asia Tour, thus I'm a little behind on this week's Hit It and Quit It posting. In the meantime I thought I'd share this appropriately somber disco stomper edited by my man Andrew Shearer of the mighty Outer Drive show on George FM (they've just started doing the slot after me, high fives abound....). Top work!


Jesse Gould- Out Of Work (Outerdrive Edit)

Friday, March 20, 2009


Just in case you're not familiar with the Dutch art duo Machine (responsible for all the Kindred Spirits and 'Perfect Timing' album covers), allow me hip you...

read on....

DESIGNED BY MACHINE-The Loud Sound of Graphics

(Paul du Bois-Reymond & Mark Klaverstijn)

Fuelled by earlier teenage exploits into graffiti and comics, then traditionally schooled in graphic design at the Rietveld Academy, the Amsterdam-based design collective Machine has added a new chapter to innovative design originating from the Netherlands. Before dance music, live video projection, instant global reach and interactive means entered the mainstream, Klaverstijn and Du Bois-Reymond were amongst the first generation of designers to fully adopt and adapt to this different reality in their own recognizable way. From the start of their first collective called DEPT (1996-2001), Machine has consistently produced graphic designs for club flyers and posters, publications, record and CD covers and T-shirts – with projects for such clients as MTV; MARK Magazine; Kindred Spirits Records; Club Paradiso; Nike and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Generously and clearly illustrated with full colour spreads throughout, the book also includes an introduction by Linda van Deursen, an essay by Adam Eeuwens and an interview conducted by Max Bruinsma with the duo behind the collective.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bodytonic Podcast 032- Recloose


Bodytonic Podcast 032: Recloose presents 'The New Deal Mix 1.0'

Dj Sun- Free (Alternate Take Records)
Hanna- The Stylehouse (Deeply Crafted)
Nebraska- My Father (Remix) (Rush Hour)
Omar-S- Blown Valvetrain (Sound Signature)
Basic Bastard- The Funk (Voorn Kollektiv)
Gemini- Z-Funk (Peacefrog)
The Detroit Experiment- Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Remix) (Juno)
Recloose- Can It Be (Mark Flash Remix) (Test)
Adam Marshall- Thelon (Todd Sines Remix) (Music Man)
Wipe The Needle- I Made It (Raw Fusion)
Altered Natives- Rass Out (Fresh Minute)
Jesse's Gang- Real Love Dub (Jes Say)
Detrechno- Soulwaves (K7)
Shake Aletti- The Way He Does (Test)
Traxx- JuzJak (Nation)
Pimps of Joytime- My Gold (Chico Man Remix) (Wonderwheel)
Dan Electro- He Gives It To You (Soulab)
Cosmic Force- Ghetto Dope (Kenny Dope Remix) (Truth and Soul)
Steel n Skin- Afro Punk Reggae Dub (Honest Jon's)
The Minority Band- Tasty Tune (PPU)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - March 16, 2009

Special guest mix from our man Domu!

In other news, I've just finished a DJ mix for Bodytonic which should be posted soon. And I'm off to Singapore and China next week, check for details... Tourist recommendations welcome!

HIQI March 16, 2009 PLAYLIST:

Dreamhouse- I Can Feel It (Club Mix) - United Sounds of America
Miguel Atwood Ferguson/Suite For Ma Dukes - Fall in Love - Milan
Mark Pritchard - The Hologram - Ho Hum
Aretha Franklin - Take Me With You - Arista
Total Science feat Phonte and Darien Brockington - Wasting Time - Innerground
Mr Scruff feat Roots Manuva - Nice Up The Function (remix) Ninja Tune
Bullion - Time For Us All To Love - One Handed
Robert Logan - Swimming Horse - Slowfoot
Domu feat Aisling Stephenson - We Can - Tru Thoughts
Be - When You Left Me - Prime Numbers
Domu - Springbreak - Tru Thoughts
Kaidi Tatham - I'm High (trus' me edit) - Freedom School
Andre Lodeman - Searchin' instrumental - Best Works
Basic Soul Unit - The Stand - Philpot
Martyn - For Lost Relatives - 3024
BSTC - Sexyness feat Yaw - Rahaan House Edit - All Natural Inc recordings
Deborah Jordan - Breath - Domu Remix - Futuristica
Recloose - The Sanctuary (Shake Aletti Remix) - Test
Network - I Need You - PTG
Faze Action - Spark (Special Disco Mix) - Faze Action
Boom Clap Bachelors - Kapital Logic (Yam Who? Remix) - Music For Dreams
Ronnie Laws - Good Feelings (Damn Edit) - Test
Norma Jean Bell - Do You Wanna Party (Original KDJ Mix) - Funky Chocolate
Clyde Alexander & Sanction - Gotta Get Your Love (Special Kenny Dope Edit)
Sweet Thunder- Everybody (Outerdrive Edit) - Test
Exchange Bureau - Sophisticated Virgin (Randolph Remix) - Exchange Bureau
Screamin' Rachel- Bitches Dance - Trax
Club House - Infusion (DJ Anonymouse Edit) - Test
Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact - Stones Throw

HIQI MARCH 16, 2009 PT. 1

HIQI MARCH 16, 2009 PT. 2

Thursday, March 12, 2009

HIT IT AND QUIT IT - March 9, 2009

Kia ora true believers. The latest installment of Hit It and Quit It is now live. This edition entails some nutty disco, soul, and funk tag with my main man and seminal Auckland Dj/Producer Andy 'Submariner' Morton. I first met Andy back in 2000 on his virgin trip to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival with Mark De Clive Lowe (where I also met fellow Aucklander Manuel Bundy) and its been a real pleasure getting to hang with him in New Zealand as well as regularly frequent the mighty Turnaround night he founded 6 years ago with Manuel and Cian.

I'll have some more posts before the next show (including a 'Herbie Loves Rhodes' floppy 7" I've been wanting to post for awhile).

Next week? Very special guest mix from our man Domu!


Rockers Revenge - "Dubbing In Sunshine"
Deodato - "Whistlebump"
Jesse Gould - "Out Of Work"
Lenny Randle & Thad Bosley - "American Worker"
Esther Phillips - "Disposable Society"
New Birth - "Tell That Man To Go To Hell"
Eddie Warner - "Crazy Fiddles"
The Fabulous Counts - "Jan Jan"
Ureas - "Let Our Music Make Love To You"
Gilbert Sullivan - "Too Much Attention"
Ohio Players - "A Little Soul Party"
Charlie Brown - "(Funky) Sunny"
Calendar - "Hypertension"
Billy Preston - "Struttin"
Polyversal Souls - "Sad Nile"
Juice - "Catch A Groove"
Dick Hyman - "Give It Up Turn It Loose"
Kool & The Gang - "Raw Hamburgers"
Joe Bataan - "Call My Name"
Bo Diddley - "Hit Or Miss"
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers - "Bustin' Loose"
Simtech & Wylie - "Steady Bootleggin'"
The Three Sounds - "Back Up Against The Wall"
George Duke & Billy Cobham - "Intro to Space Lady"
King Tubby Meets Harry Mudie - "Full Dose Of Dub"
Heatwave - "Central Heating"
Checker Kabb - "By My Side"
The Sylvers - "Chaos"
The Vibrations - "Ain't No Greens In Harlem"
Reuben Wilson - "In The Booth, In The Back, In The Corner, In The Dark"
Bernard Purdie - "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
Organized Confunkshun - "Time"
D.J. Rodgers - "Trust Me"
Arthur Foy - "Get Up and Dance"
Mayer Hawthorne - "When I Said Goodbye"
Norman Connors - "You Are My Starship"
Gene Harris - "Theme For Relana"

HIQI MARCH 9 2009 PT. 1

HIQI MARCH 9 2009 PT. 2

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Inter Mission


Just uploading this week's HIQI now... but in the meantime wanted to remind any in the Auckland area this Saturday the Recloose Live Band (aka STARBLAZERS) will be getting down at the Red Square area of the Auckland Festival. Jefe @ Mukuna says its the most recommended gig in Mukuna history (over Stevie Wonder... what?). Anyways, that probably puts a little pressure on us to bring the noise. Hope to see you there....

And this is so dope. Kutiman in deep youtube concentration. Thanks for the heads up Jamie...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A New Piece of Shit

The latest HIQI will be along later today. In the meantime have a hearty fucking laugh. Parental guidance is suggested.


HA HA. With Chris Cox in the house it was all about bad jokes and party bombs! Check the playlist below...

And what's next week you ask? Funk and Disco Tag with special guest Andy 'Submariner' Morton. Gonna be good, I can feel it....

Crunch - "Funky Beat" [PPU]
Status IV - "You Ain't Really Down" [BCM]
Cleon - "Boogaloo Pow" [Favorite]
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - "Vero" [Heavenly Sweetness]
Stee Downes - "A Need for Something Else (Simbad Old School Mix)" [Sonar Kollektiv]
Omar-S - "Blown Valvetrain" [Sound Signature]
Gemini - "Z.Funk" [Peacefrog]
Wipe the Needle - "I Made It feat. Aaron Phiri" [Raw Fusion]
DJ Q - "Cheat" [NRK]
Can/Q-Tip - "Aspectacle/Manwomanboogie (Phlash Edit)" [test]
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Raw Cuts 3" [MCDE]
Dan Electro - "He Gives It To You" [P-Vine]
The Minority Band - "Tasty Tune" [PPU]
Kay-Gees - "Good Feel" [De-Lite]
Johnny Hammond - "Shifting Gears (DJ Day Remix)" [test]
Geraldine Hunt - "Can't Fake The Feeling (Frank Booker Edit)" [test]
Kenny Dixon Jr. - "Yesterdays" [Soul City]
Dam Funk - "Hood Pass Intact" [Stones Throw]
Gary Davis - "Got To Get Your Love (GD Electronic Mix)" [Smash Hit Music]
Womack and Womack - "Conscience of my Conscience" [Island]

HIQI 2 MARCH 2009 PT. 1
HIQI 2 MARCH 2009 PT. 2

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Let Me Introduce the Band

The summer has been a lot of fun in New Zealand, and I owe a lot of this to the band I've been hitting with (The Recloose Live Band aka STARBLAZERS). Being that we've done a string of gigs over the season I'm often faced with finding a creative way to introduce them while we're performing. These cats are blowing their asses off thus they deserve some dap right?

Well, I did a little homework and I think I've found the model of models, the band intro template, my new modus operandi. This is the best band intro I think I've ever seen, and what a band (moves!). My favorite is the slimy host copping cuddles from the girls (a la Richard Dawson):

(emedding disabled, click on images for the full video)





I love PPU!