Warm Days Radio 2nd edition contains the usual soulful leanings you might expect, plus some outstandingly indulgent classic jazz from the archives, plus new and interesting sounds from the likes of Richard Spaven, Taylor McFerrin and Meshell Ndegeocello. Songs like Good Day Bad, Dragon, and Whole Other, are my favourites from the newly released albums I picked up lately.. while other tracks are from the many songs I’ve collected over the last 25 years.

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1. Re-jazz feat Jhelisa Inner City Life

2. Somi Love Juju #2

3. Meshell Ndegeocello feat Doyle Bramhall & Jonathan Wilson Good Day Bad

4. Jose James feat Becca Stephens Dragon

5. Richard Spaven feat The Hics Whole Other

6. Taylor McFerrin feat Robert Glasper and Thundercat Already There

7. Robert Mitchell Trio The Greater Good

8. Mathew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra Jura

9. Build an Ark feat Phil Ranelin How Do We End All This Madness? Play The Music

10. Joe Chambers The Almoravid

11. Horace Silver The Gods Of The Yoruba

12. McCoy Tyner Groove Waltz

13. Ahmad Jamal Stolen Moments

14. Flora Purim Black Narcissus

15. Herbie Hancock and Kimiko Kasai Butterfly

16. Donald Byrd Wind Parade

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Don’t worry, Warm Days Radio will return with a second edition in the next few days. In the meantime, well overdue, some straight up house music. A reflection of what I’ve been playing at the gigs over the last few months.

1. Osunlade Peacock QB Edit

2. Dalminjo feat Pete Simpson and Zara McFarlane If This World Were Mine (QB’s Hot Mix (ruff))

3. Blakai feat Lady Alma Work It Out QB Edit

4. Zepherin Saint feat Sonny Harrelson Make a Better Life QB Edit

5. Justin Imperiale Brothers and Sisters

6. Roy Davis Jr. feat. Terry Dexter My Nation QB Edit

7. Lady Alma Its House Music QB Edit

8. Sandra St. Victor Eternal (DJ Spinna Remix)

9. Sandman, Riverside and Jeremy Ellis Into Your Story (Kai Alce Distinctive Remix)

10. Change Request feat Chez Damier I Wanna Go Back (Glenn Underground’s 115 Mix)

 

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Indulge, enjoy

1. MdCL feat Nia Andrews Hollow

2. Kris Bowers feat Chris Turner Wonderlove

3. Lauren Desberg Come Running To Me

4. Theo Croker Its Not You, Its Me (But You Didn’t Help)

5. Takuya Kuroda feat Lionel Loueke Afro Blues

6. Chris Dave and The Drum Hedz Didn’t Exist

7. Soul Jazz Orchestra Celestial Blues

8. Omar The Man

9. Ledisi Quick Fix

10. Visioneers Mystic Brew

11. Urucum na Cara Curia

12. Peter Edwards Meet You at Malecon

13. Soil and Pimp Sessions feat Jose James Summer Love

14. Nicola Conte feat Melanie Charles Spirit of Nature

15. Zara McFarlane Police and Thieves

 

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A bonus half a mix – a half-hour edit of some of the best bits from the show at House 22 a few weeks ago. Thomas Dyani on percussion, Andile Yenana on keyboard, myself on CDJs (all the sample triggers is from the CDJ cue buttons). A wholly improvised set, we hadn’t even had a chance for a rehearsal due to everyones commitments around the time. Can’t wait to do it again!

Big thanks to HOUSE 22, and to Castle Milk Stout

 

1. Ben Westbeech So Good Today (Yoruba Soul Remix) vs The Warm Days Experience Live

2. Josh Milan Fort Greene’s Theme vs The Warm Days Experience Live

3. 60 Hertz Capricorn (QB’s Hot Mix) vs The Warm Days Experience Live

4. Deep Xcape After Da Rain QB Cut N Spice vs The Warm Days Experience Live

5. Mala Como Como (Theo Parrish) vs The Warm Days Experience Live

 

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Fusion for the 21st century, rare groove for the new millennium, broken beat was at its apex between around 1998 and 2003, a shining new direction for jazz-informed blacktronic endeavour. It was nostalgically futuristic, revising various themes from the jazz fission pantheon and ever-balancing complexity and simplicity, darkness and light, street corner and art house. It took pretty much all the other popular black electronics of our era, drum and bass, garage, house, hip-hop and fused them all with healthy dollops of Mizelle Brothers, George Duke, Weather Report, Airto and Flora, and well, frankly anything else relevant to a bunch of West London DJs, producers and record shop junkies. For an interim ten years of my life, broken beat made sense of everything I had ever absorbed, made sense of everything that all of us had absorbed. Late 2000, Co-op the club sessions started taking place twice a month, and when it first started I was living in Shoreditch on the east side of the city, a ten minute bike ride away. In deepest coldest London winter weather I’d make the journey religiously, and from those first sundays through to the last ever those were the greatest club nights I have ever experienced. Broken Beat is dead now, let no one tell you otherwise, the maggots moved off fat and heavy from that well stripped carcass some time around 2008. Yet, it refuses to be wholly forgotten. Maybe it will revive, maybe not. In all seriousness, the only practitioners of the art today, are the irrepressable duo Dego and Kaidi, featured extensively here. Most of the rest have wandered off elsewhere and dropped down other genre holes – I guess that includes myself. This music defined my passion for a significant part of my life, yet what am I best known for? House.

Anyone new to it, enjoy, and remember, contrary to popular South African belief, the aim IS to sweat! Get the fuck up and dance like a nevertheless well coordinated lunatic.

1. Likwid Biskit Substance

2. Murky Waters Non Commital Yes

3. Da One Away The Mind

4. Mustang feat Vanessa Freeman Give a Little Love

5. Focus Bamba

6. New Sector Movements feat Frank McComb Anthem

7. Donnie Masterplan

8. DKD feat Lady Alma Getaway

9. Shokazulu Ditzy Blue Jacket

10. Kaidi Tatham Do What You Gotta Do

11. Kaidi Tatham He Laughs She Cries

12. Gene Harris Losalamitos Bugz In The Attic Remix

13. The Rebirth Talking Me Down Domu Remix

14. Shokazulu Part 4

15. Willie Colon and Ruben Blades Plastico Bugz Remix / Nauts Ricanstruction

16. Brotherly System

17. Cherie Mathieson Tomorrow’s Day

18. 4 Hero Something In The Way

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Much-asked-for, so here it is – Soulanova part 3. Musically it’s more like a “Jazzanova”, given the style of this one – but as that’s already the name of one of all of our (yours and mine) favourite acts, then we stick with Soulanova – enjoy:

1. Camille Thurman Revisiting The Past

2. Zara McFarlane Angie La La

3. Sathima Benjamin Africa

4. Ronny Jordan My Favourite Things

5. Carmen Lundy Time Is Love

6. Dionne Warwick Walk The Way You Talk

7. Tammi Terrell All I Do

8. Deniece Williams Free

9. Dwight Trible Ooh Child

10. Jose James Resolution

11. Andile Yenana Tembisa

12. Pharoah Sanders Love Is Everywhere

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The Happy new year Mix:

1. Khensy Hiya Kaya (the never-to-be-released something-or-other MdCL vs Khensy vs QB mix

2. Devoted ft Kholi Ngibizwa Antonio Ocasio /  BNY Edit

3. Zara McFarlane Angie La La Yoruba Soul Vocal

4. Terence Parker Finally Louie Vega / QB Cut N Spice

5. Omar ft Caron Wheeler Treat You Right Opolopo remix

6. Dego and Kaidi Carrots and Sesame

7. Sandra St Victor Eternal QBs Hot Mix

8. Incognito I Can See The Future

9. Robert Glasper ft Lalah Hathaway Jesus Children QBs Cut N Spice

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This coming weekend, October 5th and 6th, is Delicious Festival, in Kyalama Johannesburg – Jamiroquai headlining. I’ll be in the Castle Milk Stout marquee with Kenzero, my boys Sai and Ribatone, Kabomo, and Maleh, playing soul music of the kind found at the end of this podcast episode. Enjoy, and maybe I’ll see you there?

1. Sai and Ribatone feat Thiwe Avenue of Dreams QBs Slightly Hotter Mix

2. QB vs Lalah Hathaway This Could Be Love

3. Git ft Big Brooklyn Red Higher Yoruba Soul mix

4. Josh Milan Fort Greene Instrumental Dub

5. Nombela feat KaySoul All I Know Tyrone Francis BKNY Instrumental

6. Imaani Live Without Your Love QB Edit

7. Deep Xcape After Da Rain Reprise / QB Edit

8. Carleen Anderson Mama Said Straight ahead mix

9. Nia Andrews Notes on a History

10. Jose James Its All Over Your Body Oddissee Remix

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Something for the WE LOVE appreciators. I started out thinking that for Soulanova part two, that I would do a selection of some great soul and jazz reocrds that play around with being half and then double speed. The kind of stuff that you dont know whether to nod to slowly or quickly. But I kind of forgot that theme  as I went on with the mix. So really it’s just a selection of tunes.

1. Herbie Hancock and Headhunters Vein Melter

2. Patrice Rushen Settle for my Love

3. Minnie Ripperton Memory Band

4. Lalah Hathaway Naked Truth

5. Jose James Bird Of Space

6. Robert Glasper feat Ledisi Gonna Be Alright

7. Osunlade Quiet Departures

8. Newban Free Your Mind

9. Jon Lucien Would You Believe In Me

10.  Freddie Hubbard Red Clay

11. Dee Dee Bridgwater Love From the Sun

12. Bilal Butterfly

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Another handy CD length mix for you to download and burn for those road trips. Long overdue. Since ending the residency at House 22 in February I haven’t been very good at getting round to DJ mixes. After 3 months missing in action, I hope to not disappear on you again though. Last couple of tracks are with our WE LOVE sessions in mind. ENJOY!

1. QB Smith, MdCL, Brian Temba Man Of Summer (QB’s Hot Reprise)
2. Leon Ware and MdCL Work Me (Reel People Remix)
3. Aphrodisiax feat Sabrinah Chyld Free (Ron Trent Remix)
4. Paul Randolph Soldier (Daz I Kue Remix)
5. Alix Alvarez Champion Sound
6. Donnie and Kai Alce Olmec Save Us (Osunlade Remix)
7. Shokazulu Ditzy Blue Jacket
8. Larry P Rauson and Vickie Ryan Musicmental 1601
9. Kimara Lovelace How Much (Reelsoul Instrumental QB Edit)
10. Elements Of Life Berimbau (QB Edit)
11. Nathan Haines Realisation
12. Carmen Lundy So Beautiful

 

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