Saturday, 28 August 2010

Gappy Ranks, Durrty Goodz , Roots Manuva, Wrong Tom: some hot links for carnival

A round up here of some tracks on the web that are putting us in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival 2010. Played a lot of these tracks on DJ Breeze' show this week, you can listen to me ramble on about these tracks in more detail on the listen again. First up is an inspired track from Roots Manuva (Ft Riddla) by the name of Butterfly Crab Walk. This track with the cheekiest chorus ive heard has to be about Butterfly Walk in Camberwell; a record advising you to sober up if your drinking Tennants and sew up the hole in your socks was made for one of the scruffiest corners of Sarf London. Big up the Big Dadda and Wrongtom for this one.

Roots Manuva ft. Riddla - 'Butterfly Crab Walk' by nmemagazine

We also love this track from Harlesdon hero Gappy Ranks. 'Put the Stereo On' is a uk reggae treat that honours Sir Coxon, Peckings and of course Studio One. Crappy . Youtube version below, make sure u get the proper download here.

Mixing the roots & reality concious vibe with UK Hip Hop is grime favorite Durrty Goodz with 'Gunshot'. Very much in the spirit of Roots Manuva, Rodney P and Akala in bashment mode, we like this change in direction and we like the furry face furniture (side boards) that Durrty is sporting in this video!

Finally we enjoyed playing this dubstep mash of Alborosie on the radio thursday night, had fun mixing in the samples from the Dub Siren App on the Ipod Touch, especially the Jahtari Riddim Force fx they can save the messiest of train crash mixes!

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