- Release Date 2015-09-15
- Label Extended Play
- Catalog EP048A
So in his own words here is what the big man had to say about the first half of his selections.
1.The New Aluminists - Kill The Lights (Scoper & Bubba Remix)
Taken from our Back 2 The 80s EP on Manchesters ace Paper Recordings is this great reworking from fellow Belfast men and good friends Scoper & Bubba. Part disco, part house, the guys literally did take us back to the eighties on their remix and completely blew us away. Its a great example of the art of clever sampling and was popular with the likes of Darshan from Metro Area at the time and as it still sounds ridiculously fresh to these ears it was the obvious choice as the opener on here.
2. Bubba & T-Bone - Swan Song
I collaborate a lot with Bubba as we both share a love for early Chicago records and raw sounding electronic music. I think this comes out in the backing track but contrasts against the softer female vocal making it a weird but natural fit. Ironically it was the lead track featured on an EP for Londons Act Natural label who also ran the amazing Feast parties in Brick lane, which is probably my favourite gig in London over the years.
3. Timmy Stewart - Cant Hide
This was the first time I released material using my own name so there literally was no hiding and as Ive always had a love for 80s electro and hip-house tracks these influences are apparent here. Its also definitely influenced by the house I was playing in Shine and the Stiff Kitten, where I was resident at the time. It popped up more recently on a mix by the Wasp from Dixon Ave Basement Jams and seemed to fit well with his other more modern selections making me feel it was one that had dated ok.
4. El Prevost ft. D.Ham and Tina Penni - Days and Times (Bubba and T-Bone's Better Days Re-rub)
Another selection from the Elevation imprint here and one of my favourite remixes because of the ridiculously good parts we had to work with. A good acid house vocal is always hard to come by never mind a male and female acid duet so for that reason it has always remained in my cd wallet.
5. Future Rhythm Foundation - Passing Through
As well as the New Aluminists stuff Glenn and I also collaborated with Scoper on our FRF project on Paper were (because of Scopers eclectic record collection/great sample library) we had a more disco, funk and jazz approach. This simple house track was influenced by the DJ Sneak and 83 West records we were playing at the time and is a sound that as a DJ I still have a lot of time for today.
6. Bubba and T-Bone - Bumpin for Love
Bubba and I put the 909 and 303 to the side for a rare excursion into cut and paste disco territory but the simplicity and great samples used here mean that it has a naïve charm to it and fits nicely with disco and house in the mix.