Wednesday, January 27, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Jan. 25, 2010

Recloose and Booker with Sam Harman and Chef D in the house for good cheer. As per usual we took it all over (Hip House to new Stones Throw and lots of new and old in between).

Next week we're aiming to catch up with Trus'me before his Revue Debut (Feb. 12 at the Basement!) and rap with BlueVibeStudio about the pending Soul All Dayer at the Kings Arms on Feb. 13th (epic-ness). And surely we'll be talking a bit about our Sydney Festival edition of the HIQI Revue that jumps off this Saturday (with yours truly, Booker and Mara TK).

Royal House- Can You Party?

PLAYLIST HIQI Jan. 25, 2010

DJ Gregory - "Head Talking" [Deeply Rooted House]
BDI - "Industrial Kites" [Rush Hour]
Model 500 - "Techno Music (M500 version)" [R & S Records]
Dubbed Version - "Spacescapade (Spaced Out Disco Dub)" [Qucci]
Fast Eddie - "Let's Go" [D.J. International Records]
Royal House - "A Better Way" [Champion]
Kings Go Forth - "Dont Take My Shadow (Tom Moulton Mix)" [Luaka Bop]
Rahni Harris & Flo - "Six Million Steps (West Runs South" [Inspirational Sounds]
Quincy Jones - "Razzamatazz" [A & M]
D Train - "Music" [Prelude]
Sticky Fingers - "Party Song" [Prelude]
Coffee & Cigarettes Band - "Just Imagine" [Electric Roots]
Wild Bill Ricketts - "Riki" [White]
King Sunny Ade - "Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)" [Mango]
Freddie Scott - "(You) Got What I Need"
Strong Arm Steady - "Chittlins & Pepsi ft Planet Asia" [Stones Throw]
Bullion - "Crazy Over You" [One-Handed Music]
Darondo - "Didn't I (Trishes Edit)" [White]
House Shoes- "The Makings" [Do-Over/Stones Throw]
Comfort Fit - "Exabyte (Flako Remix)" [Tokyo Dawn Records]
Chemise - "She Cant Love You (Souleance Re-Edit)" [First Word]
Pleasure - "Joyous" [Fantasy]
Harvey Mason - "Till You Take My Love" [Arista]
Norman Connors - "Once I've Been There" [Buddah]

HIQI Jan. 25, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Jan. 25, 2010 Pt. 2

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Junkyard Band

That DC bounce with a bit of adult contempo butter from Detroit...

I love the Junkyard Band.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

House Shoes

My man from back in the day House Shoes has just confirmed he'll be playing at Fu Bar on Feb. 13. If you have been hankering for some of that real Detroit hip hop ish and consider yourself a fan of Dilla in ANY sense then you really need to be there. Peep his new joint The Makings on the inaugural Do-Over 7" from Stone's Throw...

So there's your big-ass weekend rounded out- HIQI Revue with Trus'me on Feb. 12th, The Soul All-Dayer from 2pm on Feb. 13th at the King's Arms and finish up the night with your boy House Shoes at Fu Bar. I'm gonna go rest up now in anticipation...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hit It & Quit It Radio Jan 18th 2010

Hot off the press it's Hit It & Quit It Radio. I flew the flag solo (kinda) with some help from Ben Lawson & Mr Sam 'The Plan' Harman.
It's so damn hot in Auckland at the moment that the tempo of the show steadily dropped over the last hour, settling at some nice philly style numbers including a dope jam from the late, great Teddy Pendergrass (RIP), and one of my all time favourite jams - The Futures 'Ain't No Time Fa Nuthin' -so, so dope!
Hope you enjoy the show, once again edited with care by the Lawsonator, so needless to say: No adverts, just the goodness!
Enjoy !


The Isley Brothers - "Live It Up (Mike Clark Edit)" [White]
Pleasure - "Lets Dance" [Fantasy]
Deodato - "Groovitation" [Warner Bros]
Roy Ayers & Fela Kuti - "2000 Blacks Have Got To Be Free" [CellulOid]
Soul Ascendants - "Tribute" [Nuphonic]
Manu Dibango - "New Bell" [Atlantic]
Cosmic Force - "Chocolate Starfish" [Cosmic Boogie]
Frank Booker - "El Salvador" [White]
Chic - "I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)" [White]
Phlash & Friends - "Runnin ft Shea Soul" [Archive]
Watch TV & the Lovemonk Allstars - "Wild Safari ft Gene Garcia" [Lovemonk]
Breakestra - "Dark Clouds Rain Soul" [Strut]
Brainstorm - "Journey To The Light (King Chocolate Getting Dark Re-Edit)" [Strut]
Cerrone - "The Music Of Life" [Cotillion]
Teddy Pendergrass (R.I.P) - "Set Me Free" [Philadelphia International]
The Futures - "Aint No Time Fa Nothing" [Philadelphia International]
Dionne Warwick - "Cant Hide Love (Alex Attias Re-Edit)" [White]
Raw Soul Express - "The Way We Live" [Jazzman]

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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Hit It and Quit It Revue Vol. III: Valentine's Special with S/G TRUS'ME

Feb. 12? Its the return of the Hit It and Quit It Revue, this time a Valentine's Special with our good friend Trus'me coming all the way from Manchester, UK!

Peep below, we've dug up our Feb. Hit It and Quit It show from last year with a guest mix from Trus'me... enjoy and watch this space for more details soon...


HIQI FEB 2 2009 w/ SG Trus'me PT. 1
HIQI FEB 2 2009 w/ SG Trus'me PT. 2

Thursday, January 14, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Jan. 11, 2010

 Frank Booker, The Harmonizer, Cloose and VSG Parks...


HIQI Playlist Jan. 11, 2009

Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s - "Blow Your Head" [Urban]
Angelina Goalie and the Football Funkateers - "Rock Steady (Beef Jerky Edit)" [Killer Funk]
Sangria - "To the Beat Y'all" [Real Right]
Weeks & Co. - "Rock Your World" [Chaz Ro]
The Stylistics - "People Make the World Go Round" [Avco]
Grover Washington Jr - "Do Dat" [Motown]
The Gap Band - "Shake" [Mercury Records]
Four Tops - "Turn On The Light Of Your Love" [ABC/Dunhill Records]
T.S. Monk - "Bon Bon Vie" [Mirage]
Crown Heights Affair - "Do It The French Way" [De-lite]
Frank Hooker & Positive People - "This Feelin'" [DJM Records]
Sugarhill Gang - "Hot Hot Summer Day (Theo Parrish Edit)" [White]
Leroy Hutson - "Butterfat" [Curtom]
Wild Bill Ricketts - "Riki" [White]
Stetsasonic - "Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy" [Tommy Boy]
The Pharcyde - "Return of the B-Boy" [Delicious Vinyl]
Hot Cuisine - "Who's Been Kissing You ?" [Prelude]
Halo - "Let Me Do It" [Lotus Land]
Jeffree - "Love's Gonna Last (Recloose edit)" [White]
Curtis Mayfield - "You're So Good To Me" [Curtom]
Pleasure - "Thoughts Of Old Flames (Kenny Dope Edit)" [bbe Records]
Patrice Rushen - "Where There is Love" [Elektra]
The Whispers - "Can't Do Without Love" [Solar]
Bob James - "Westchester Lady" [CTI]
Chanson - "Dont Hold Back" [Ariola]
Rufus Thomas - "Do the Double Bump" [Stax]

HIQI Jan. 11, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Jan. 11, 2010 Pt. 2

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

David Simon's 'Treme'

And I was JUST complaining about not having real shit to watch.

Starring Wendell Pierce (Bunk!), Clarke Peters (Lester!), Steve Zahn and what looks to be a generally solid cast of actors you'll know...

The lives of Jazzmen in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Could it get any heavier or better? Gonna go back and watch 'When The Levees Broke' now and wait for the April debut...

Friday, January 8, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT Jan. 4, 2010- Summertime...

We're back in the building after our holiday break. What up?!

This show was originally going to be a 'rain and shine' special but I figured nobody in sunny Auckland would want any part of an hour of rainy vibes (although there are some stone cold rain jams...another show). So here it is- the Hit It and Quit It Sunny Summertime show. Forgot my Serato control records so lucky I packed lots of real vinyl.... and the headphones were f'ing out but got there in the end.


Btw, for all of you in the Northern Hemisphere scratching your head thinking I was being ironic, it really IS summer down this way. I only bring this up as it was an astonishing revelation to myself before my first trip to the Southern Hemisphere... "What?? The seasons are reversed??" And the toilets flush backwards, true this...

HIQI Jan. 4, 2010 Playlist

Kool & The Gang- Summer Madness
Quincy Jones- Summer In The City
Ramp- Everybody Loves The Sunshine
War- Sun oh Son
Junior Byron- Sunshine
Isaac Hayes- Sunbath (Kenny Dope Ruff Mix)
Roy Ayers- Ain't No Sunshine
Herbie Hancock- Sunlight
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band- Sunshower
Jon Lucien- Oh Sunny Day
Mandre- Solar Flight
Yellow Sunshine- Yellow Sunshine
Starblazers- Sunshine
Chi-Lites- I Found Sunshine
Travis Biggs- Solar Funk
Brick- Southern Sunrise
The Isley Brothers- Sunshine (Go Away Today)
Organized Konfusion- Walk Into The Sun
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats- The Message
New Black Montana- Mai Venyembezi
Freddie Hubbard- Little Sunflower (intro)
Doug Carn- Western Sunrise

HIQI Jan. 4, 2009 Pt. 1
HIQI Jan. 4, 2009 Pt. 2