Chamillionaire Takeover #2

Leftside Wobble’s Kinky Girl might not be your idea of Wednesday morning music but this is the only kind of shit Chamillionaire gets out of bed for. Almost undefinable, but there are elements of lots of cool stuff in here, including some garbled lyrics from Rick James’ Super Freak.

 

If that’s a bit too much for you, the Londoner’s re-edit of Ain’t No Love Lost by Patti Jo is equally fresh, but totally different. His ability to boss such a diverse spectrum of genres will immediately inform you that you are listening to the workings of a Mega G.

Charlie.

Sunny, Sunny, Sunny

Happy-fucking-friday! With Eastern Electrics on the horizon a little calm is needed before the storm. Sunny by Pillow Talk fits the bill perfectly. The San Francisco-based trio have beautifully reworked the Marvin Gaye original, giving it a cool, easy gloss. Lovely stuff.

 

While I’m at it, Mercury Edit II’s version is definitely worth a listen..

 

And to round things off, it would be rude not to include the original.

Chamillionaire brings the funk

For my first ever MT’s guest special I give you Kon and the Gang’s delicious Get it Together. The latest release from the excellent purveyors of disco-house infusions at Basic Fingers speaks to Chamillionaire on every level: Chilled and reflective yet soulful, funky and smooth. It’s topical too, as the loop questions his lazy state of unemployment and the impending budget cuts that threaten to curtail his lavish lifestyle. I imagine a sun-drenched rooftop terrace packed with wanton hedonists ironically basking in the track’s effortless grooves.

The B side Strong Love (Everlasting) is none too shabby either. It’s OUT NOW.

 

 

Charlie.

 

MTs Awaits…

Today’s post is a taster of things to come. As of Wednesday Charlie, “Charmillionaire” Kirk (the younger half of gifted duo Le Croc Monsieur) will be taking up a weekly resident slot here at MTHQ. Charmillionaire has a serious ear when it comes to finding new music, & true to MTs, will be bringing only the highest calibre of tracks. Just to whet the appetite; a little of what to expect…

Snoop who?

More sunshine infused tunes coming your way straight from MTs HQ this afternoon. First up is La La La, by Snoop Lion, and produced by our friends Major Lazer. If Snoop Lion sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because he’s the reggae alter-ego of a certain Snoop Dogg. A great debut into the genre from Snoop.

La La La reminds me a lot of an old favourite, Eek-a-mouse. Not to be confused with his clean cut namesake Rastamouse, Eek has been dominating the rodent-Rastafarian scene for many years now. With calssics such as Ganga Smuggling and Rude Boy Jamaican it’s not difficult to see why.

Lastly, G Eazy has released a new track. How he manages to keep producing such quality at the rate he does is beyond me. But he manages, and he’s even got a new album coming soon – needless to say I’m excited.

King of the Beach

The sun is finally out, and as if on cue Viceroy has released a remix of the summer-time classic Gettin’ Jiggy With It. When I first heard Viceroy was remixing the Will Smith track I was almost worried. You’ve got the most beachy producer in the game remixing a track that has summer in its DNA; could this be just too tropical? Well, fear not for the man behind the superlative-defying Back To Cali has delivered yet again with another scorcher of a track. To be enjoyed only in the sun.

More from the King of Beachville below. For more Viceroy, click here.

Le Croc Revisited

A couple of weeks back I was giving Le Croc Monsieur some mad hype for their debut gig at the Brixton Jamm. Needless to say they delivered in a big way, with one of the finest track selections I have ever heard. That is all I’m going to say on the subject, just listen and enjoy. Track list is below & I’ve highlighted a few personal favourites. Don’t forget to give the duo some love.

  1. Shalamar – A Night to Remember
    2. Sanza & Phunktastike – LOCOVOX
    3. One out of Two (Oliver Remix) – Breakbot
    4. Controversy (Mighty Mouse edit) – Prince
    5. Memory – The Magician
    6.Reckless (Psychemagik) – Azaari & III
    7. Julio Bashmore – Troglodytes
    8. Amine Edge & Dance – Going to heaven with the Goodie Goodies
    9. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Luis Leon edit)
    10. Infinity – Infinity Ink
    11. Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
    12. Hot Chip – Flutes
    13. Finnebassen – When Doves Cry
    14. The Faint – Battlehymn for Children (Tensnake Remix)