Basement #6

I started to play guitar at the start of the nineties, culminating in the acquisition of a Fender Stratocaster, which for a few years was the centre of my existence. I also used to go “The Blues Bar” in London regularly, so this mix encapsulates some of my favourite guitar and band based records.

Being a Basement mix (from deep down in my Vinyl basement), I have also included some records one used to listen to as a child – opening up a window into my childhood – from my parents record collection. “… Very ‘Eavy … Very ‘Umble” by Uriah Heep was one of the biggest records in my household, as were The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young with The Who’s “Baba O’ Riley” being one of the first records I committed to memory.

As you have probably come to expect, this mix is “All Thriller” as there are ”No Fillers”, and as ever, this is a Special “Vinyl Only” mix, recorded on two turntables and a mixer.

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Basement #5

The one certainty thus far is that when a Basement mix has been recorded, is that one has known instantaneously that it had all the hallmarks, all the makings, of a Basement mix!

One is happy to report that no sooner than one had finally reduced the fader on the last record in this mix, did one think “That’s a Basement mix?”

This is another superb mix of records from deep down in the Vinyl Basement, with records this good, how can one go wrong?

As ever this is a Special “Vinyl Only” mix, recorded on two Technics SL 1210’s, and a mixer.

Old School R’n’B and Hip-Hop Mix #2

This is part two in the old School R’n’B and Hip-Hop mix series, and marks the first mix of 2015. The first few records are the ones that got me that weren’t Soul or Rare Groove that was huge in the mid to late eighties. The track “New Jack Swing” by Wrecks-N-Effect is pre Leftfield i.e. a Track or Band that goes on to define a genre with some serious name checking.

As ever, this is a Special “Vinyl Only” mix, recorded on two turntables and a mixer.