Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Its the all food special, all songs you can eat!

Many thanks to our friend, foodie and music afficiando Bharat Jamnadas for coming up and cooking an immense bounty of BBQ for us. Also special thanks due to young-blood producer Sam Harman for the extra (chicken) legwork that went into putting this together behind the scenes.


Speaking of behind the scenes, you might not pick this up from our on-air cool collectedness but we had a major medical emergency half way through the show (HIQI regular Lil Nug almost lost his complete toe nail in a freak accident...) so thanks due as well to our BBQ peeps for the extra medical help (Chef D, Killamanraro and C De Witt!) plus Mr. Booker for stepping up for the second half of the show. And propers for not losing y'alls appetite after that one!

Now on with the slow-cooker...

HIQI Nov. 29, 2010 Playlist

Fat Boys - All You Can Eat [Warner Bros]
Nas - Fried Chicken ft Busta Rhymes [Def Jam]
Strong Arm Steady - Chittlins & Pepsi ft Planet Asia [Stones Throw]
100 Proof Aged In Soul - Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup) [Hot Wax]
Kool & The Gang - Fruit Man [De-lite]
Eru Dangerspiel - Coq Au Vin [Loop]
James Brown - Lowdown Popcorn (Buttered Version) [King Records]
Wilbert Harrison - Get It While You Can [Hot Line Records]
The Blackbyrds - Hash and Eggs [Fantasy]
Cookie Monster - C Is For Cookie [Larry Levan Mix] [Ninja Tune]
Brother Soul - Cookies [Leomini]
The Fabulous Counts - Scrambled Eggs [Moira]
Leroy Hutson - Butter Fat [Curtom]
Elijah & The Ebonites - Hot Grits! [Numero Group]
Brenda Taylor - You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too [West End Records]
Mutiny - Peanut Butter & Jam (Funky Thang) [J.Romeo Records]
Mandrill - Mango Meat [Polydor]
Don Cherry - Brown Rice [Horizon Records & Tapes]
3rd Avenue Blues Band - Mean Greens [ABC Records]
King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew [Atco]
Fred & The New J.B's - Rice n Ribs [Polydor]
James Brown - Pass The Peas [People Records]
Twennynine ft Lenny White - Peanut Butter [Elektra]
Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby [Philadelphia International Records]

HIQI Nov. 29, 2010, THE FOOD SPECIAL Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 29, 2010, THE FOOD SPECIAL Pt. 2

Friday, November 26, 2010

RIP OF THE WEEK: Natural Four - Try Love Again

As promised another rip of the week with the quickness. Again the ROTW has been a feature which has matriculated as of recently, but no longer! From here on out it's shows on Tuesday and Rip on Friday so mark your calenders accordingly.

This one right here is a beautiful northern soul number on Curtis Mayfield's own Curtom label, but without anything to do with Curtis himself. The song is written by a member of The Impressions, however, in Leroy Hutson.

It's about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. Beautiful arrangement, harmonies and lyrics are the order here, rounded off nicely with a delicate Rhodes refrain. Sure to kick your weekend off on the right foot. Ripped off the B of my very own 7" and delivered here in full 320 style.

Keep steppin'!
Natural Four - Try Love Again (320kpbs)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HIT IT & QUIT IT - November 22nd, 2010

It's starting to get nice in Auckland on Monday evenings, as a result we were feeling a bit more inclined towards starting the show on a warm weather front (excuse the pun). Maybe it's a trend that will continue as New Zealand slides its way toward a long hot summer. My song pick from the show is the rough Kon edit that Recloose perhaps shouldn't have played. Tip!

This week we also featured a hot mix from a big fan of the show from Zurich, Switzerland. Largesse to the man Eugen Danzinger aka Spit. This was a freaky mix but we were feeling it a lot, plenty of homemade blips and bloops throughout.

For more info about this character reach here:
Intro by http://www.robinfessel.com/

NOV. 22, 2010 PLAYLIST
Crown Heights Affair - Far Out [Dee-lite Records]
Jacques Renault - Marilyns Gold [Hand Of God]
Pierce Bros & Co - Bi Bi Bi Be Happy [Star Birth Records]
Dayton - The Sound Of Music [Capitol]
Intro by Robin Fessl and Eugen Danzinger aka Spit
Moodymann - Freeki Mutha Fucker [White Label]
Chez Damier - Soul Minimal [Mojuba God 2]
The Popular People's Front - Muggermixx [Allears]
Johnny Chingas & Herb Peters - Macumba [Spacemashine Recordings]
Motorcycle Boy - Don`t Lose the Juice [Slowmotion]
Kza - Unfaithful (Fernando remix version) [Kompakt]
Clap Rules - Old Sequencer [Tiny Sticks]
The Revenge - Forever in their Dept [Home Taping is Killing Music]
Lindstrom - Er Bestemor Paa Moten [Bear Entertainment]
Ajello - Hot July (Pete Herbert Version) [Maxi Discs]
Clap Rules - Never Half Step [Tiny Sticks]
DjMix and KorgMs20 Sounds by Spit 14/11/2010 Zürich Swizzerland
Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca [Pablo]
Architeq - Odyssey (Dan Lissvik Long Version) [Tirk]
Dennis Jr. - Multefunk (Dub) [Akustikk Recordings]
Bobbi Humphrey - Uno Esta [Columbia]
Kon Edit - Everlasting (Ruff) [White]
Pierre Santino - Fast Walk [Apparel Music]
Woima Collective - Gaaf [Kindred Spirits]

HIQI Nov. 22, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 22, 2010 Pt. 2
Spit Mix only


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HIT IT & QUIT IT- November 15th, 2010

Well, it seems as though posting Hit It & Quit It shows is like waiting for a bus: You wait, wait and wait some more, then a convoy of them roll up all at once. So, with the quickness we give you, hot off the press.... The latest installment of HIT IT & QUIT IT!

"But how can you guys post it so quickly?"

I hear you asking in the land of the interweb: We simply wheel in our own recording unit (VERY similar to the one pictured above), and hence cut out the middle man (who shall remain nameless!), and VOILA! Instant radio heat direct to your computing machine.

Anyway, enough of all this hi-tech talk. What did we do on the show this week? Well, it was a wide and varied show as always, featuring new music from the likes of Marco Bernardi, a hot remix of Scuba by Falty DL (he seems to be featuring every week at the moment! Props!), Opolopo, and some re-spins for current favorites like Space Dimension Controller (seriously loving this!), Franc Spengler, and of course, future Hit It & Quit It guest of honour, Kenny Dixon Jnr aka Moodymann!

On with the show, we hope you enjoy it. HIT IT!

Marco Bernardi - Innocense Of Pleasure [Clone Royal Oak]
Scuba - On Deck (Falty DL Remix) [Hotflush]
Lone - Angel Brain (original mix) [Magic Wire]
Aux 88 ft Black Tokyo - Dragon Fly [Puzzlebox]
Tshaka - Spit [Nonine]
Opolopo - Step Into The Light [Tokyo Dawn]
Duffstep - More Lies [Saigon]
Charanjit Singh - Raga Kalvati [Bombay Connection]
Brooklyn Soul Biscuits - Beautiful Day (Kenny Dope Raw Mix) [Plaza]
Juggy Murray Jones - Inside America [Jupiter]
Moodymann - Mahogani Brown [Peacefrog]
Akwaaba - Cosmic Love [Akwaaba]
Space Dimension Controller - Transatlantic Landing Bay [R&S]
Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance [Yoruba]
Tom Noble - Dancing Hard [Liger]
The Incredible Fly - Want The Body [Superfly]
Cardell Funk Machine - Shoot Your Shot [PPU]
Keni Burke - Keep On Singing [Dark Horse]
20th Century Steel Band - Heaven and Hell is on Earth [UA]
Patrice Rushen - Kickin' Back [Prestige]

HIQI Nov.15, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov.15, 2010 Pt. 2

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Nov. 1, 2010 & Nov. 8, 2010

Bout. Time. Radio hiccups suck but we've just drank a collective glass of water and remedied the situation. Yeah you've heard that before but if you want something done do it yourself. So we good...

ANYWAYS, check out the heat, two shows one post. Large ups to our man Mike Cina, Ghostly International artist in residence and boogie afficiando, who rocked an inspired set of electric funk for our Nov. 1 show. Check more from Mike here:


On with the music, two weeks of boom...


Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Kicks [Planet E]
DJ Day - A Place To Go [Melting Pot Music]
Brooklyn Soul Biscuits - Beautiful Day (Kenny Dope Raw Mix) [Dope Wax]
Recloose- Land Of The Lost Dance  [Rush Hour]
Tornado Wallace - Always Twirling (Norm De Plume Remix) [Delusions of Grandeur]
Nicole Willis - Holdin (Maurice Fulton Instrumental Remix) [BubbleTease Communications]
Redshape - Man Out Of Time (Major Space Dub) [Present]
Tornado Wallace - Whispering Twirl [Delusions Of Grandeur]

-= HiQi Guest Mix =-
-= Mike Cina - Ghostly International - Boooogie Mix =
Pretty Boys - I've Got My Eyes On You (Downtown)
The Pinch - Shot Out (Spider-Mo)
Forreal People - Love begins with You (Tropique)
Instant Funk - Everybody (SalSoul)
Loose Change - Straight from the Heart (Casablanca)
Gospelaires - God helps those who help themselves (Savoy)
Henderson & Whitfield - Dancin' to the Beat (Park Place)
Armed Gang - All I Want (Chaz Ro)
Jimmy Ross - Fall into a Trance (RFC)
Bernice Watkins - Let's Call it A Day (White)
The Controllers - People Want Music (Juana)
end guest mix

Rahaan - Bumpman [KAT]
Rhyze - Do Your Dance [SAM records]
Grace Jones - Feel Up [Island]
The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt [Philidephia International Records]

HIQI Nov. 1, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 1, 2010 Pt. 2

Space Dimension Controller - Transatlantic Landing Bay [R & S Records]
Ilija Rudman - Night People (6th Borough Project Love Rub) [Instruments Of Rapture] Session Victim - Million Dollar Feeling [Delusions Of Grandeur]
Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - Assimilated (Falty DL Remix)[Rush Hour]
Cosmin TRG - Liebe Suende [Rush Hour]
Marsmobil - Gonna Be My Day (Henrik Schwarz Acoustromental)[Compost]
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - Mede Ma Gnin Messe [Analog Africa]
Mandre - M3000 (OPUS VI) (Felix Dickinson & Nick The Record Edit) [Rush Hour]
Underground- Keep Doing It [SAM Records]
Jesse Green - Flip [EMI]
Brief Encounter - Get A Good Feeling [Capitol]
Dam Funk - I Like Your Big Azz Girl [Good Times/Stones Throw]
Junei - Let's Ride [Pharoahs Records]
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (MAW remix) [White]
Ashford & Simpson - Lesson In Love (Mark Seven Edit) [White]
Rahaan Edit - So Good [KAT Records]
Gospel Soul Revivals - If Jesus Came Back Today [Numero Group]
Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling [Polydor]
Curtis Mayfield - Ain't Got Time [Curtom]
Debuzz - Volio Le Buzz
Weird Caravan - Klaus Shulze

HIQI Nov. 8, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Nov. 8, 2010 Pt. 2