MIXMay17

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Use My Body by Mavis John

Sweaty groove from Mr Bongo’s Record Club Volume One compilation.

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It’ll Never Be Over For Me by Timi Yuro

Northern soul classic pick from the exceptional, yet rarely mentioned, belter.

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Hawaiian Caravan by Roy Kawasaki

Funky Sakamoto-esque tune from NuNorthern Soul’s retrospective series.

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I & I by Lone Watti

Dub-treading thumper salvaged from Reggae Rula, a collection of Spanish reggae songs that sound wouldn’t be misplaced in a turn of the century Benidorm all inclusive.

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Yellow Story by Kiki Hitomi

Big boom digital sleng teng from London via Japan.

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Macumba by Claudia

Another catchy Brazil release from Mr Bongo.

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Freio Aerodinamico by Marcos Valle

Hard grooving Brazilian break from Light In The Attic’s reissue of Mr Valle’s 1970 self-titled album.

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Dancing Star by Mimi Izumi Kobayashi

Cosmic J-Pop disco opening theme from hit anime, Urusei Yatsura.

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Genius Of Love by Tom Tom Club

Hypnotic mover from Talking Heads side project, as featured in Stop Making Sense and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

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Melon Soda by Tricot

Single from Tricot’s great new release, named for the impossible-to-find-in-the-UK beverage.

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Friend Zone by Thundercat

Big bass wah wah from early album of the year contender.

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Pillow Talk by Lustt

If you’re going to only release one single in your music career, make it as good as this heavenly italo sequencer march.

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Off Limits by Momoko Kikuchi

Surprisingly heavy percussive B-Side to equally amazing “ガラスの草原” (which Google translates as “Glass Prairie”), whose cover features a rare picture of her on the way to work between holidays.

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Never As Good As The First Time by Sade

One of many highlights from Sade’s sophomore album, unfairly easy to find in England’s record shops.

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The Whole Town’s Talking by Billy Paul

Joyous Philly soul from Billy Paul’s psych-soul masterpiece.

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Do Leme Ao Pontal by Tim Maia

Clap-along anthem by cosmic lord of Brazilian soul, from the wonderful compilation by Luaka Bop.

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Funk Makossa (ft. Manu Dibango) by Cerrone

Relatively recent Afrobeat experimentation from the champion of French disco, also remixed by Todd Edwards, who features on…

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Face To Face by Daft Punk

Often forgotten smash from my most played record.

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Elevators (Me & You) by Outkast

Odd one out that I always drop into mixes as an excuse to talk about how good Atlanta (FX telly show) is.