Monday, May 24, 2010

Mr Booker goes to Melbourne

Yes, that's right: we at Hit It & Quit It HQ are on some worldwide tip this month, what with Recloose flying off to USA for gigs, I decided it was high time to pay another visit to one of my favourite cities: Melbourne!I'm gonna be dropping in on Ennio Style's legendary radio show (Stylin' on RRR) this Friday (29th May) for a chat and some music, then on Saturday night spinning with Eric Lau (Ubiquity), Kano, Inkswel and co @ Croft Institute earlier in the evening, before getting across town to First Floor for 'Disco Social'. All that before rounding off the weekend on Sunday (31st May) with 'Killing Time' alongside Mike Gurrieri & Inkswel. Big up to all my friends in Melbourne, can't wait to check it and throw down as we do at Hit It & Quit It. RAH!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Hello friends. Here is the latest installment of Hit It and Quit It featuring Frank Booker and Recloose playing some new stuff and banging out a nice little Brazil set to pump up the local Aucklandinians for tomorrow night's Jorge Ben show.

Crew movements. I'm OUTTIE (Recloose...) for the next 3 shows... Booker and Harmonizer will be holding it down with an array of top-notch guests while I'm galavanting around the states.

Here's the rundown, I'll be back with some stories no doubt:
Guest spot on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space radio show, gigging with Nicodemus at Turntables on the Hudson, back home for the Movement Detroit Electronic Music Festival (May 30, 2pm Mainstage), rocking our All In The Family party that evening with my Family Funktion/Serato/Wax Poetics crew (w/ VSG's Kon and Oliverwho Factory!), popping over to Chicago for a throwdown with my old school (literally) friends Good For Party and winding up in L.A. for a mysterious appearance somewhere very special. Guaranteed to be coming home with DJ sets and drops galore for Hit It and Quit It future installments...]

AND Booker's also off next weekend to Melbourne for a DJ swing through Croft Institute and then some so make sure you reach! Details on the way...

Here I come...

Anyways, on with the music. Enjoy!


6th Borough Project - "Stratus Quo" [Instruments Of Rapture]
KC the Funkaholic - "Me Myself and My Day" [Rush Hour]
Akwaaba - "Small Town Sassy" [Noid Recordings]
Cole Medina - "Red Hot (Original Mix)" [Internasjonal]
Tony Cook - "Whats On Your Mind ft Dam Funk" [Stones Throw]
The Brown Brother - "Everybody Freak" [Real Thing]
Lovebirds - "My Man (KinK Rmx)" [Freerange Records]
Missing Linkx - "Can't You Get A Grip?!" [Philpot]
Hundred in the Hands - "Dressed In Dresden (Kyle MF Hall Remix)" [Warp]
KRL - "Time" [Wolf Music]
Fast Eddie & Sundance - "Git Up (Get On Up)" [DJ International Records]
Neighbour - "Charo Claptrap" [Home Breakin Records]
Creative Swing Alliance - "Monday (Simbad Remix)" [Bonzzaj Recordings]
Ross 154 - "Until My Heart Stops"
Gal Costa - "Relance" [Philips]
Trio Mocoto - "Sivuca" [Rare Brazil]
Paulo Diniz - "Prim Pim Pim" [Odeon]
Marku Ribas - "Meu Samba Regue" [Philips]
Gilberto Gil - "Maracatos"
Jorge Ben Jor - "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" [Philips]
Jorge Ben - "Sou da Pesada (7 Samurai Afroraduno Remix)" [Dejavu Recordings]
Jorge Ben - "Minha estrela e do oriente" [Som Livre]
Azymuth - "Jazz Carnival" [Milestone]
Mr Flash - "Powerlight" [Ed Banger]
J.P. Rodgers Jr - "I Enjoy Making Love (Just Like You Do)" [Inculcation]

HIQI May 17, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI May 17, 2010 Pt. 2

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This kills me. Thanks to Lil' T...

More twisted humor here: 
The Perry Bible Fellowship is by Nicholas Gurewitch:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HIT IT & QUIT IT 5/10/10- The Electric Funk Special ft. Dam Funk

Kia ora bayonettes. Here is the latest slice of HIQI goodness for thee. All electric funk and astral boogie beats from the crates of Recloose plus a vicious set from Dam Funk live in Brooklyn.

Hope to see you down at Fu Bar this Thursday! Love, The HIQI Crew...



Teletron - "What Time? (Instrum)" [Tuff City]
Roy Ayers - "Everybody"
P Funk Allstars - "Pumpin' It Up" [CBS]
Fatback - "On the Floor" [Spring]
Zapp - "On the Dancefloor" [Warner Music]
Vicky Dee - "This Beat is Mine" [Sam Records]
Rock Shock (Instrum) - "B. B. C. S. & A." [Sam Records]

"Dam Funk Live Set (Brooklyn NYE 09)"

Strikers - "Contagious" [Prelude]
Videeo - "Closet Freak (Special Mix)" [HcRc]
Magnum Force - "A Touch Of Funk" [Chi Sounds]
Enchantment - "Settin' It Out" [RCA]
Circle City Band - "Shake Your Body (Get Loose)" [Circle City Records]
D Train - "Walk On By" [Prelude]
Howard Johnson - "You're The One I've Needed" [A & M]
Atlantic Starr - "Touch A Four Leaf Clover" [A & M]
Manzel - "Its Over Now (Dopebrother Remix)" [Dopebrother Records]
Mtume - "Juicy Fruit" [Epic]
One Way - "Shake It Till It's Tight" [MCA]

HIQI May 10, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI May 10, 2010 Pt. 2

Sunday, May 9, 2010

DAM FUNK- Live In Auckland... (Make some noise!)

Its finally happened.

We've waited patiently for over a year to get Mr. Damon Riddick aka Dam Funk in the neighborhood... and now, finally, the Funkmosphere is in the Southern Hemisphere.


To commemorate this special occasion we're posting up two DF nuggets from his recent appearance at the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA Radio appearance and lecture).

Tune in to Monday's Hit It and Quit It show (live to air 6-8pmNZ on for our ELECTRIC FUNK SPECIAL featuring Dam Funk himself live in Brooklyn plus an exclusive Hit It and Quit It interview...

Yes Auckland, that is correct. Its time to get down. See you this Thursday at Fu Bar...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hit It & Quit It Radio - May 3, 2010

What up all, this week's show was a goodie with the starting line up in full effect.

Mr Booker dug into his crate and brought out a few nice vintages.

Also Charlie Dark, of Attica Blues/Blacktronica fame, stopped by to talk about why he's in New Zealand and reminisce a litte.

He's in town for the People In Your Neighbourhood project, which you can check here People In Your Neighbourhood. Thanks to Charlie for taking the time out of his jet-lagged slumber to stop by.

So without further ado, some old some new and some good ole fashioned smack talk.
You know how Hit It & Quit It do.

Lil' Nug needs a babysitter Monday nights. Dad can't DJ and do interviews AND color in dinosaurs all at the same time. Send your babysitting credentials and two references....

Part One
Part Two

6th Borough Project - "Do It To The Max" [Instruments Of Rapture]
Grooveman Spot - "Nuralgia" [Jazzy Sport]
Natural Yoghurt Band - "Chit Chat" [Jazzman]
Dam Funk - "Hood Pass Intact" [Stones Throw]
One Way - "Cutie Pie" [MCA]
Eddie Chill Posada & Cole Medina - "Dont Byte Our Styli" [House Arrest]
Jedi Knights - "One For M.A.W." [Universal Language]
Roy Ayers - "Fast Money" [Ichiban Records]
"House Master Baldwin ft Paris Grey - "Dont Lead Me (Delicate Genius Edit)" [White]
Toomy Disco - "People Fine (original mix)" [Spacewalker Recordings]
DJ Nature - "Happy 2 B near U" [Jazzy Sport]
Ame - "Tonight (Dub)" [Sonar Kollektiv]
Cesaria Evora - "Angola (Carl Craig mix)" [Lus Africa]
Henrik Schwarz - "Chicago" [Mood Music Records]
Hanna - "Cottage" [Sound Signature]
Disco D- Chicago (Kon Edit)
Raphael Cameron - "Lets Get It Off" [Sal Soul]
China Burton - "You Dont Care About Our Love (Joey Negro Edit)" [Z Records]
Yabba Funk - "Nyashi! E Go Bites (Olatude Remix)" [Here and Now]
Makala - "Vamos a Comer" [Phonica Records]
Neighbour - "Clara Claptop"
Ilya Rudman - "Calypso (extended mix)" [Red Music]

Enjoy the playoffs, Go Spurs, and tune in next week for a Boogie flavoured affair in honour of our much awaited and very special guest at the Revue, the one and only: Damon Riddick aka Dam Funk aka Wavelength aka Mynk Richards (we have a guest mix from him too)

Reece's Peaces

Monday, May 3, 2010


Family. We had a BLAST at the last Hit It and Quit It Revue, proving that sometimes keeping it local is the best way to keep it real. With top heads like Manuel Bundy and Truent throwing down a cornucopia of funk and boogie gems (plus a rapturous Guru tribute) how can you do wrong??

The download links for the night are below. One word about these performances... FINESSE! (Well about pts. 2 & 3 anyways)

Many thanks to our crew Ben Lawson for the skillfull upload and Bill Gray for snapping some solid photos of the night!

Flux Capacitor
The Mothership

Danger Dance
Danger dance

Lakshman, brojectionist extraordinaire...

Inspector Cloose-o
Inspector Cloose-O

Chistopher El Truent-O

Manuel Bundy

Get Down
Party people...

Peeps 1
More party people...

The Broze 01
Harmonizer and Booker

The Broze 02
The Peanut Gallery

HIQI REVUE Vol. V: Pt. 1- Recloose
HIQI REVUE Vol. V: Pt. 2- Truent
HIQI REVUE Vol. V: Pt. 3- Manuel Bundy

Music Television

Well It's Sunday night down here, and I have just spent the last 2 hours perusing the Tube for old music videos. In order to make this seem like time well spent I have decided to post a few of them up here for all of you.

Evelyn King is by no means slept on but this boogie monster with great dancing and graphics got three rewinds from me so it made the cut

This next cut comes from a crew called Shabazz, I recently found a 12" by them from 86 called "Unified" at a record fair, which is everything about late 80s funk that I dig. Came across this trying to find a bit more about them. Great outfits.

This last one is a Bay Area hip hop video that's full of flavour. Apparently directed by what must have been a young John Singleton - it's great stuff. I came across it whilst looking for some stuff on Terry Tee. Inspired by a 12" I have of his and the Bay Area Stones Throw Podcast that 12ManRambo put out. Check out 12Man's blog here for a tape only part 2 to that mix.

Thats it from me folks hope you have a good week
tune in about 18 hours from now for the HiQi radio show