I suspect that in my mind I had planned for the whole , nearly 12 hours of music would go for Stinky Jim’s Chill Out Chamber and so this would have been the evening knock off for half an hour for a quick meal, drink & hooter. I don’t think I saw any bands or DJs that day in more than passing.
Kicking off with a bit of a forgotten classic from an incorrectly labelled Jonny L getting a remix from those saucy Scratch Perverts and Dr L who was on fire back then as was the mysterious Tommy Hools who had me chasing allover the globe for 12”s of that deep Parisian heat. King Syndrome Sound was another Alex Patterson nudge, he can pick em – before everything heads into dancehall du jour. Big hits from big hitters abound, they’ve all stood the test of time and I’d happily run Babbatunde & Bookshelf out now and smite 99% of contemp tackle. Particularly love Capleton’s wordless moaning too, more of that please and Sizzlapellas.
The final section is favourites to the max which kind of reflects what a novelty putting your own mixes together pon CD was back then, sure you could knock off a mixtape easy as and my Mixcloud Select Subscribers can attest to that as there’s a heap of 90’s live mixtapes going up on the weekly but this was an opportunity to chuck it all in Pro Tools at Incubator with Angus and take things a little further. So there’s 18” Speaker from the Ragga Twins, has that ever left my DJ box? That also featured in a Stinky Grooves promo several years earlier and fittingly there’s Enter The Dragon Reprise which was the only Stinky Grooves theme/intro music when that was a thing. The rest are all certified playing out favourites of the time that I suspect I was just really keen to have on CD as there was no way that the whole thing would get played at the BDO.
Gems all, enjoy.
20 Degrees (Scratch Perverts Rmx) – Jonny L
Life Of Fortune & Fame (Tommy Hools Rmx) – Dr L
Weirdo Squad – Tom Tyler
Group 4 (Mad Prof Dub) – Massive Attack
Theme From Ian Hendrick’s Disco – King Syndrome Sound
Babbatunde/Who I Am – Capleton
Have Your Own – Sizzla
Bookshelf – Beenie Man
Jack It Up – Mr Vegas
Deport Them – Sean Paul
No Matta Me – Lady Saw
Bookshel Mix – K-Licious Crew
Say Wooe – Tanto Metro & Devonte
18” Speaker – Ragga Twins
Enter The Dragon (Reprise) – Lalo Schifrin
Trouble man – Marvin Gaye
Troubled Mind – He Said Omala
Luna Corona – Kandis
Dream Seams – Fat Masonics
Noit’s Kakoa – Wunder
Steigerville North – A Small Good Thing