Everyman (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix) – Double Exposure

Here’s one for you. It’s a late night thudding disco special coming at you from Late Nite Tuff Guy. Is anyone better at taking classics and beefing them up for the dancefloor?

For the traditionalists amongst you, here is the original from 1976. Peak disco.

And if you thought you recognised the sample from somewhere , you did. It’s a classic from 2001 by The Girl Next Door.

Shout out to Dummy Mag and Greg Wilson for reminding me of this one. Link here.

Home – Rudimental

Dear HMEr, I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you recently. Anyway, I’m back now. I hope this will help you to forgive me.

Because this album has a really solid set of big ol’ tracks. A little basic? Sure. But hey, basic can be a lot of fun sometimes.

You will sing along to Not Giving In.

Emeli Sandé will tell you that you’re okay just the way you are.

You will Feel the Love. Ella Eyre is sure to get in on the act too.

Not bad Rudimental, not bad at all. Have a great weekend.

Abu Ali – Ziad Rahbani

This is mental. This two-track EP was released in Lebanon 1978 and copies of the vinyl go for half a grand. HALF A GRAND! How lucky are we that all it takes is £9.99 Spotify subscription these days. The music industry eh?

Anyway it’s the kind of music that you’ll probably find in the ‘World Music’ section. It’s jazz, it’s classical, it’s funk, it’s hella exotic. Ziad Rahbani you enigmatic genius, take a bow.

Fun fact: his mum is the famous Arabic singer Fairuz – they released a load of tacks together. Cute right?

Modal Soul – Nujabes

*GUEST POST*

Nujabes is my go to escapism music. His floating, uplifting beats interspersed with punchy guest lyrics take you away. He’s attributed with having had a big influence on the Tokyo hip-hop scene – he ran a couple of record shops and was a prolific producer and performer before his untimely death in 2010 – and his material sounds as good now as it did a decade ago. Modal Soul showcases the range of his production and collaboration, and is truly timeless stuff. Tanoshii.

Al

Message from Harry: like what you hear? You can find Nujabes and tonnes more of my favourite rap on this playlist called, Favourite Rap.