Author: DJ D-Mac
As the cherry blossoms make their annual appearance, D-Mac offers a decidedly mixed bag of audio treats, but all are of the high-quality you've come to expect...
1. Timbaland - Give It To Me [Interscope] New dancefloor grind hottness from Timbaland featuring his two favorite meal tickets: Nelly Furtado & Justin Timerlake.
2. Quantic - Sabor [Tru Thoughts] My boy Quantic never sleeps! New funky latin dancefloor joint continues his satisfying fascination with the 'Rican sounds.
3. The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself [Stax] My love for the Staple Singers continues with this four-track reissue EP. Now to find that Slippery People 12" for under a tenner...
4. Armando Peraza - Red Onions [BBE] Classic latin heat off the ridiculously high-quality Latin Spectrum collection.
5. Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb [Fourth & Broadway] Classic DC go-go from 1985.
6. Boca 45 - Diego's Theme [Unique] Breaks-heavy number with a great latin call-out hook. Off Boca's Vertigo Sounds LP.
7. unknown - We Love the Jungle Brothers [white label] Very deep and funky reworkings of Jungle Brothers classics on this uncredited white label EP.
8. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Tamarindio [ESL Music] Unusual for ESL, this is a nice break-heavy instrumental. Thievery Corporation get heavier and smoother on their remix. And what's this, a Quantic remix on the flip?!
9. Lady Sovereign - A Little Bit of Shhh RMX [Chocolate Industries] Ad Rock makes way for the SOV on this killer dancefloor banger.
10. Coke Escovedo - No One to Depend On [Mercury] Deep, slow and funky jam from the 1975 Coke LP.
07.27 Summer Beats
12.28 Italian Ice
09.27 Getting Caught Up
04.06 Strictly Forty-Fives
03.26 Out Like a Lamb
12.31 Mid-winter heat
09.29 Mixed Little Bag
08.13 Mid-summer heat
07.30 Digging Deep
01.15 I Got Som[e] More
11.02 I Got Som[e]
10.02 Nevilles Fall Faves
09.01 Summer is almost gone
07.24 Summer Breaks
03.29 Spring in the Dancestep
02.17 Icy Cold Cuts
01.21 The Best of the 06
12.12 New Beats
10.25 Secret Weapons