30/70 Collective – Elevate

#NewMusic from Melbourne, Australia

A refreshingly original fusion of neo-soul, hip-hop and jazz styles. This album’s an all round wow. Put it on your Christmas list.

Allysha Joy, Ziggy, Henry, Thomas & Jarrod (and the others that make up your wider musical community) – we salute you and all that you do.

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Radio Days – DV#26

#Radio Barnaby J. Spigel, Nick Wintle and plenty more on DV#26

Up to DV#26 now. We featured our good friend Barnaby J. Spigel including his belting remix of ‘Witness (1 Hope)’, a mix from Nick Wintle and tracks from Blade, Jaylib and Fat Freddy’s Drop.

Playlist

Madvillain feat. Viktor Vaughn / Fancy Clown
Blackalicious / Automatique
DJ Format / English Lesson (Remix)
Dirty Diggers / Will You
Blade / Four Walls
Jaylib / Starz
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli / Know That
Spigelsound / Invisible *
Rodney P / Temper Temper
Example / So Many Roads

[NICK WINTLE – JUICE DJ 2006 MIX]
Chemical Brothers / Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)
Move Ya & Steve Lavers / The Ride
Ian Van Dahl / Inspiration (Krafty Kuts Remix)
Hyper / We Control
Stanton Warriors / Pop Ya Cork
Tricknologist / Freak Frequency

Etienne De Crecy / Noname (Alex Gopher’s Wuz Remix)
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Wandering Eye
Zero 7 / You’re My Flame
Erro / Change For Me (Soul Science Mix)
Roots Manuva / Witness (1 Hope) (Spigelsound Remix) *

* Unreleased exclusives for DnV – but here’s his mega remix of Witness (1 Hope)

Dr. Dre – The Chronic

#Flashback Officially now a classic as it’s 25 years old

Why this album dropped in the midst of winter is a bit baffling, it’s pure summer time vibes. The sound and voice of the US west coast 25 years ago, Dr. Dre’s debut solo album ‘The Chronic’ also introduced us to the laid back lilt of Snoop Dogg.

We’d have to wait another seven years before he surfaced again with more solo work, but this was enough to be going with for sure.