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.