Next Monday, June 17th! From The Legend to Oasis, a celebration of the greatest indie label ever. Featuring DJ sets from Creationist selectors DJ D-Mac & Stereo Faith, and a sundown outdoor screening of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story.
Featurecast adds his production magic and regrooves James Brown’s jazzy version of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” into a drum’n'bass masterpiece!
My most recent rework is a tune by Cameroonian global soul artist Blick Bassy. “Massé” is a beautiful acoustic guitar and hand percussion piece that I re-rubbed for the dancefloor.
Melding gorgeous pop melodies, and art-rock experimentalism with psychedelic flourishes, and played with the energy of punk, “Something 4 the Weekend” was the first promo single off Super Furry Animals’ Creation Records debut, Fuzzy Logic.
Keeping the soul in it with one of my favorites from the golden age of hip-hop, De la Soul’s “Breakadawn.”
DC’s E.T. White. cut a number of 45 rpm singles during different stages with his band. One of my favorite 45s is the “Funky Soul Shake.”
As summer approaches and the days grow longer and hotter I find myself reaching for my Brazilian records more and more. Gal Costa’s “Que Pena” is pretty much perfect.
In anticipation of DJ D-Mac’s June 17th Dodge City screening of Upside Down, the story of Alan McGee’s Creation Records, my song of the day is one of all-time favorites, “Upside Down” by The Jesus and Mary Chain.
With production chops far exceeding most, the young brothers that make up Disclosure like to make me feel old.