Strictly seven-inch singles. Mostly classic breaks & funk business recently added to the 45 box.

1.  Billy Squier – The Big Beat [Atlantic]
The name says it all. Most recently sampled on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Look Sharp’ single.

2.  Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus [Fontana]
Slow & sexy, breathy & halting. They could be singing about watching paint dry and it’d still sound dirty.

3.  Roger Mores – Jungle [Disques Vogue]
If Martin Denny were a bit more French Continental, he’d make a tune that sounds like this. No jungles in France as far as I know…

4.  Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau (Pts. 1 & 2) [Atlantic (UK)]
A bouncy funk classic! Definitely an influence on Quantic’s signature sound.

5.  Idris Muhammed – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? (Pts. 1 & 2) [Kudu]
Classic disco-jazz business.

6.  Donald Austin – Crazy Legs [Eastbound]
Classic funk tune, with a nice conga breakdown.

7.  Pat Lundy – Work Song [Pyramid]
Funky. soulful version of the mod jazz classic by Oscar Brown, with a great spoken word intro.

8.  Chakachas – African Yama [Polydor]
Lesser-known latin-flavored afro-beat tune from the funky folk who brought us Jungle Fever.

9.  The Second Thought – Slingshot [Briteleaf]
I spied this one during a Quantic DJ set some time ago. Rare funky instro.

10.  Afrika Bambaata & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock [Sugar Hill]
Got this hip-hop classic in a dope 7-inch picture sleeve.

11.  The Bodybeard Brothers – Original Love Injection (Boca 45 mix) [Leisure Recordings]
The only brand new release on the list, Boca strips it down to chugging drums’n’guitar hip-hop beats.

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