More crate essentials courtesy Turntable Lab, DJ Hut, Soul Strut and eBay..
1. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown [white label]
The smooth blue-eyed R&B classic on a nice loud 12″.
2. Nelly Furtado & Boz Scaggs – Promiscuous Lowdown [n/a]
Nelly Furtado nestles up nicely with Boz Scaggs in this tasty MP3-only mash-up, courtesy Soul Strut.
3. Soothsayers – Blinded Souls (Quantic Remix) [Red Earth]
Dope mid-tempo afro-funk remix by Quantic.
4. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There [Stax]
The Staple Singers socially conscious gospel vocals over a reggae-fied backing. A Stax classic!
5. Gwen McRae – Funky Sensation [M&S Records Inc.]
Early 80s instant party-starter on an NYC underground 12 inch single.
6. Nephews of Phela – Mulah [Nephews of Phela]
Dope re-edit/remix of the groovy Mulatu Astatke tune ‘Yegelle Tezeta (My Own Memory),’ widely recognized by its use in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. Mulatu’s original groove gets twisted into a slow-burn acid house afro funk monster.
7. Danny Krivit – Feelin’ James [T.D. Records, Inc.]
Danny Krivit’s first venture (dating back to the early 80s) into cut’n’paste editing. Seamlessly stitching several classic James Brown breaks together, this kills it on the floor.
8. Hollertronix – You Can Call Me Al [Money Studies]
Paul Simon’s funky afro-pop 80s classic (Chevy Chase’s video appearance is still funny) gets the big dumb Baltimore Club treatment it doesn’t deserve on Hollertronix EP #6.
9. Ghostface Killah – Ghost is Back [Def Jam]
Only 1 of many choice cuts off Ghostface’s devastating follow-up to Fishscale, More Fish. Updating Eric B. & Rakim and making it his own, this is a heavy hip-hop dancefloor jam.
10. Rebel Crew – It’s Gonna Getcha [BSTRD Boots]
Saving the best for last, The Rebel Crew drop this Latin-flavored hip-hop instrumental jam, just one of several killer cuts. On brooklyn downtempo kings Bastard Jazz’s new BSTRD Boots re-edit label.