Archive | February, 2018

Praise Them

It’s not easy to make great club music utilising uplifting gospel & soul samples but when executed properly and dropped at the right point they can indeed raise the spirits.

Here are five that never fail and also the first in our Black Bones dub series, with a little reprise of a Twinkie edit that we dubbed out specially for those lights up moments!


Magic Mike

Mike Simonetti is a bit of a punk. Turning his hand to a broad spectrum of amazing music since way back, but always doing things his way. Whether as a label owner, dj, digger, producer or expert editor it’s always worth checking.

Five below that merely touch on what he can do.

Tokyo Pressure

Rewind to 1988 and a crew come label in Japan were crafting amazing, hip hop, funk and house. It had a fun cut and paste sensibility to it and spawned an entire scene that came after.  Headed up by Masayuki Kudo & Toshio Nakanishi (RIP) this output has remained ridiculously fresh considering it was conceived around 30 odd years ago.

Here are five MF cuts that are still good to go…

Raiding the crates

Between us both we’ve got broad tastes and love for a lot of music that spans many decades right up to the present day.

We tried to encapsuate just some of what we love into the next sixty minutes…


Brian, Bones, Bullitt

This Friday night, Low Profile gentleman Jonny Carberry has pulled together a night of fussy fuckers who absolutely love music for soundtrack duties in the Bullitt courtyard. Alongside JC’s own on point selections, London based, fellow NI man, canny selector and all round top spud Brian (Not Brian) Morrison and ourselves have been invited to play some of our favourite music in the open air. Spending years feeding the counter folk at some of London’s finest vinyl emporiums, collecting/playing black round things since the 90s and masterminding the labels Going Good and fledgling Midnight Drive means Brian has amassed great knowledge and an enviable record collection. We are looking forward to hearing what everyone selects on the evening . Great interview between JC & Brian with a few questions thrown in from us for the Thin Air guys can be found HERE.

It all kicks off 8pm this Friday night, costs absolutely nout to get in, so no excuses, get down & get your ears filled with great sounds!

*Feel free to buy us all pints.

The Sensitive Touch

This very basecamp we created to share musical musings and generally keep us from creating a BB social media black hole, turns the grand old age of one this week. As we’ve hogged the weekly selections for the past 12 months, we are inviting our first guest to the party and we couldn’t think of anyone better to kick things off than Touch Sensitive bossman Mark Reid. He runs an incredibly good label in every sense and while some shout from the rooftops about everthing they’ve had for breakfast etc, others just get their heads down and quietly get things done, Mr Reid falls into the later category.

Below are five Mark has had on heavy rotation around his gaff of late and his reasons why…

Thought I’d go with a few recent purchases. Hope you dig!

Thanks to Black Bones for the shout.

Mark, Touch Sensitive Records.

Ramzi – Brazili

Loving everything coming from Glasgow’s 12th Isle crew. Their mixes and channels have led to me waste days down the Discogs/Youtube rabbit holes.

Godley & Creme – I Pity Inanimate Objects

I’m not totally up to speed on 10CC or G&C apart from the hits but have loved this odd track since hearing it on a Nite Jewel mix for Stones Throw years back. Was happy to find it in the bins in Malaga’s deadly ‘Mundo Vinilo’ ( Wish I could have afforded some of those Grabaciones Accidentales releases on the walls! 

Luka Productions – L’Excision

Really intriguing LP of African new age and ambient vibes that I kept returning to in late 2017 – released through the excellent Sahel Sounds label.

Cucina Povera – Elektra

Haunting and atmospheric LP of voice and electronics on the Night School label. An album that deserves your undivided attention – pulling you away from emails for 30 minutes.

The Fall – Leave The Capitol

If I’m honest, I’ve been listening to nothing but The Fall for a fortnight. RIP MES.