Secret Hangout Vol.2

Turntable Lab hook us all up with this free release.
9 bumpin' tracks ready for the floor. Quite diggin' the Snack n Cmish & sTERRYo efforts as well as (thee) Mike B stomper. Solid all round though!

Johnny Pate - Constant Wind

Chicago soul jazz coming from Producer/Arranger/Bassist Johnny Pate.
Pate is most likely known for his score work on the 1973 blaxploitation flick Shaft In Africa but was also involved with artists such as The Impressions, Sam Cooke, Stan Getz, Walter Jackson & Muddy Waters to name a few. Furthermore, he wrote, produced & arranged for the Chess, OKeh, King, Curtom labels etc. Below is a track from his 1970 album Outrageous featuring a stella 13 piece orchestra of some of the finest session musicians in jazz at the time.

Ms Dynamite + Redlight

good god this song is a BOMB. most infectious thing ive heard in weeks..

Marcos Valle

The 1973 LP Previsao Do Tempo. Features madlibs friend on drums Ivan Conti AKA Azymuth.

Flipped by Oddisee on the odd summer EP

Natan - Delta Ninety-Nine

Some freshness my homie dropped me. A new project from half of the Flip Mu camp.
More to come!

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Home Brew Presents..The Good Country Tour

Yes, we're on Tour this coming September. Catch us at a town near you.

2nd - Whangarei / 3rd - Hamilton / 4th - New Plymouth / 9th - Ohakune / 10th Palmerston North / 11th - Wellington / 16th - Christchurch / 17th - Queenstown / 18th - Dunedin / 19th - Gore / 24th - Leigh / 25th - Auckland / 23rd October - Great Barrier Island

More info at

Alphabethead Live

Whatup Alphabethead! If you haven't seen this BADMAN heres a video

shot at Think Pizza HQ.

As if you needed anymore reason to catch Samiyam.

R.I.P Fat Beats

It's not only people dying these days, records stores are too!

Fat Beats will be closing its doors next month.

People keep supporting artists and buying wax, I cannot stress this enough!

R.I.P Robert Wilson (Gap Band)

A bit late on this but still.

yo funk will go on & on!

Duke Hugh - Beattape Summer 2010

been playing this a bit lately, couple real nice tracks. And free!


Wellys & Auckland get ready!


Last Night


Al Kent - Come Back Home

Keeping in theme of the previous post here's a track I usually find myself dropping when I'm rocking disco/house sets. It was released last year on the BBE release "Secret Sounds" (previously white label 2002 release) and MAN, Al Kent & The Million Dollar Orchestra/Strings have got it going on! I just recently picked up the original on wax which is from Detroit native J J Barnes. A great throwback to that authentic disco vibe but completely modern at the same time. Be sure to check their Million Dollar Disco blog & bandcamp


Jewel School mans dem doinit big on a Saturday alongside the one Frank Booker..
Here's the skinny

On Saturday 14 August at Mighty Mighty, join the Jewel School and special guest Frank Booker (Hit It & Quit It/Wonderful Noise) as they pay homage to the hedonistic heyday of New York disco, an era when the pantheon of pioneering club DJs – the likes of David Mancuso, Francis Grasso, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Nicky Siano – reigned supreme; when music was the message and love saved the day.

Give it up and turn it loose for a Mighty midwinter mix-up. $5 on the door. See you on the floor!

Sounds pretty sick to me!!

Christoph El Truento - EP01

Here's a track titled 'She Just Don't Know' from Christoph El Truento's EP01
His 5 track EP of experimental beats, soul and future funk will be released in digital format on iTunes and for free on Bandcamp for a limited time.

Can - Halleluhwah

Rollin' out the week with Can, a track from their highly influencial third album Tago Mago.

Jaki Liebezeit holds down the drums like a freak.

Roll one up/burn one down and enjoy the next 18 1/2 minutes of bliss

Samiyam/GLK Promo Vid

A little promo vid for the upcoming SAMIYAM gig featuring the Gas Lamp Killer.
Keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive Alphabethead promo set coming soon...

Bargin Bins

Bin finding some gems n the groovy bargin bins of late. This Chi-Lites self titled ablum released in 1973 cost me $2. The album has the single "Stoned Out of My Mind". But i have bin digging this track of late "Go Away Dreams".

and Flipped by "Nottz" His first solo album "You Need This Music" coming out soon.

Shanalog Beats EP

Here's a dope EP from Shanalog beats outta Auckland. Mad shouts to Alphabethead for the heads up.

<a href="">Firewire by Shanalog.Beats</a>

Jonny Miller

I happened across a Jonny Miller tune on an old Benji B mix and decided to dig for more. Turns out the guys' hustle is very strong! Check out his page where he is offloading all his beats at very reasonable price -->
Quality broken soul bizness harking back to the halcyon days of 4hero, Domu and the like. Still sounds fresh as fuck and makes my head bump nicely on the train to work.

Heres a couple of tunes from his Soundcloud which is worth a check as well. Shuffle up!
Misc Bits by Jonny Miller


Ol'dip is Proud to Present its third installment of the mighty Brainfeeder Family - Samiyam!!! Thursday 9th September, Sandwiches. $15+BF @ & Real Groovy. Here's an all Samiyam mix by The Audiowhore & Izz The Wiz to get you humpin!

SAMIYAM PROMO by theaudiowhore