Pullin from the Stacks (Episode 179) - DJ Ian Head

 

An amazing record recently landed in my post office box, an absolute classic of an album I honestly never thought I’d see in person let alone get a copy of: Winston Mankunku Ngozi’s quartet masterpiece “Yakhal Inkomo” - I insist everyone at least take a listen to this on Spotify or elsewhere. On this episode I've included the title track to start off the set. There is also an excellent interview with South African jazz scholars Percy Mabandu, Kevin Davidson, Nduduzo Makhathini and Salim Washington discussing the importance of this recording, available at: www.allaboutjazz.com/yakhal-inkomo-…-seton-hawkins Anyway, I decided to partner it on this podcast with a few other horn-heavy selections. Hope you dig! Tracklist: Mankunku Quartet, Azar Lawrence, Lee Morgan, Sahib Shihab, John Coltrane

10 Minute Workout Vol. 1 - Freeek Electro Force Funk! - Mixed by Disco K

 

If I had to pick a "Mix of 2021" today, this mix would be the winner. What Disco K leaves out of the below description is that he recorded this mix using a Tascam 4-Track recorder only after his computer crashed. I'm not suggesting that we should all throw away our computers as recording devices. However, I am highlighting this mix to show that convenience and ease does affect the final product. Pete Rock hasn't made a classic beat since he stopped using the SP-1200, and DJ Premier hasn't recaptured his glory since retiring the MPC-60. Give it some thought. Highly Recommended.
A ten-minute multi-track megamix of electro flavors. Recorded using all vinyl records, two Audio-Technica AT-LP 120 turntables, a Numark DXM06 mixer, and a Tascam DP-006 4-track recorder.

The Cover Mix - Mixed by Nightmares On Wax

 

“I made this mix after my interview and conversation with Ralph Moore for Mixmag, and it's inspired by lots of the music and references we were discussing. I wanted to do a mix for Mixmag you wouldn’t usually get going through soul, funk, reggae, disco, R&B and house. All the songs are tunes I’ve been digging this past year during the pandemic. I had a lot of fun digging records for this mix and recorded it live in my studio The Other Ship in Ibiza.”