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Groove Therapy – 11th February 2022

Syl Johnson is a name that any collector of deep funk will know all too well. His amazing “Different Strokes” from 1968 is one of the most heavily sampled breakbeats of all time, and in recent years saw a re-release on 45 (double copies are totally essential of course). Syl also enjoyed somewhat of a…

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EPISODE 75: FREDDY FRESH

Shan & OB welcome another legend onto their show with Freddy Fresh stopping in for a chat. The name alone conjures up visions of classic hiphop, party breaks and electro mayhem. His Howlin Records label has released classic jams from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Krafty Kuts, Dynamo Productions, Ursula 1000 and many more and…

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EPISODE 74: JAZZANOVA & DJ AMIR

Shan and OB go deep with Berlin-based production collective Jazzanova and DJ Amir about their upcoming release on BBE Music, ‘Strata Records – The Sound of Detroit – Reimagined by Jazzanova’. Strata Records was an iconic Detroit record label from the 1960’s that had some avant-garde jazz leaning tendencies over plenty of soul, latin and…

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EPISODE 73: THE FREESTYLERS

With a career spanning from the ’90s to now championing all styles of the breakbeat, the Freestylers really need no introduction. Coming out of the UK rave scene with much more b-boy/b-girl ethic than the rest, they released certified classics on the Freskanova label (We Rock Hard & Pressure Point) as well as numerous 12’s,…

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EPISODE 72: MTUME

With the recent passing of percussionist/songwriter James Mtume, we lay all tracks from his legendary funk/soul/boogie supergroup, including all the jams that James wrote for other artists. In between working with Stephenie Mills, Donny Hathaway and Tyrone Brunson he managed to create a string of classics that have been staples in so many of our…

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EPISODE 70: Picks of 2021

If you love your bass, hiphop, reggae, dancehall, disco, soul, funk, house and beats of the upbeat variety then this one will definitely be your soundtrack to get your EOY celebrations hyped to a new level.

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EPISODE 69: TALL BLACK GUY

For those that are uninitiated with the Tall Black Guy story, after being raised on a steady diet of Motown, techno and hip-hop this former basketball star decided that music was more his thing and he would move to Chicago and start producing a healthy platter of soulful chords, smooth melodies and chest hitting drums…

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EPISODE 67: JANETTE BECKMAN

In case you were unaware, Janette has been shooting music, fashion, portraiture and documentary work since the mid-seventies, celebrating cutting-edge culture that has made her one of the most important photographers of our time. Think of those iconic photos of LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, The Sex Pistols, Blondie, NWA, The…

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