Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Hot Selection 14.12.10

Hour one of this week's show was definitely the free-form selection you would expect: A touch of synth pop, classic 80s New York, lush mellow hip hop including brand new Jay Electronica. All of that as well as head-nod from Denmark and a handful of vocal soul cuts.

Hour two stepped up the tempos with new music from Theo Parrish LP 'sketches', deep house sounds of 6th Sense as remixed by Hiroshi Watana, and an inspired re-work of one of the best-known disco vocals of all time. A departure from the original track into something much more understated and slightly sinister.

To round it all up; an upfront pre-release play for UK singer Belle in arguably her finest release in what has proven to be a fruitful pairing with producer Requiem.


Liquid Liquid - Scraper
The Units - High Pressure Days
Toro Y Moi - Still Sound
Esg - No Good
Dolly (Flying Lotus + Ahu) - Added Efforts
Black Spade - New U
Jay Electronica (Feat. Tone Treasure) - Jazzmatazz
J Dilla - The $ (Madlib Remix)
Outkast - Rosa Parks
Unknown - Reefer Beat
Vktr - Flint
Cody Chestnut - Do Better To The Young
Jimmy Abney - Come Go With Me
Yaw - Where Will You Be
Papilon - Chase Your Tail
Theo Parrish - Traffic
Vakula - You Can Do
Rim And Casa - Love Me For Real
6th Sense - Paradise (Hiroshi Watana.Be Dub Mix)
Becoup Papa (Feat. Fatima) - Phantom
Alex Kid - Strawberry Lane (King Britt Remix)
Sinister Boogie - Love Sensation
Belle And Requiem - Crazy Little Thing

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Hot Selection 30 11 10

Back with another Hot Selection... back to warm you UP.

As always, broadcast LIVE, from the heart of London,  we started this week's show with a classic space jazz piece from 1978 [which also happens to be a sample source for (amongst other hip hop tracks) Kanye West's 'Lord, Lord Lord' and, earlier, NAS - 'Find Ya Wealth']. 

Early on in hour one of the show we locked down into hip-hop tempo musics but then the BPM's raise in the last few tracks, and as we got into hour two of the show we found ourselves playing some classic Jazzanova; one of our favourite ever Roy Ayers tracks; some boogie, soul and jazz...

Brian Bennett - Solstice
Nas - Foul Breeze
Apollo Brown - Master Plan
Kanye West - The Joy
Kanye West- Devil In A New Dress (Feat Rick Ross)
M F Doom - Hoe Cakes
Koushik - Winter Sun
Dabrye - With A Professional
Flying Lotus - Roberta Flack (Feat. Ahu)
Spacek - It’S Not Gonna Happen
Samiyam - Trick Platform
Flying Lotus - Tea Leaf Dancers
Julien Dyne - Fallin' Down
Pantha Du Prince - Laying In A Shimmer
Machinedrum - Mean Mean
M J Cole - Be Sincere (Jazzanova Remix)
6th Sense - Paradise (Hiroshi Watana.Be Dub Mix)
Roy Ayres - Chicago
Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One
Dr. John Blair - Respect (Instrumental)
Nite Jewel - What Did He Say
Bardeux - When We Kiss
Odyssey - Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love
Stark Reality - Comrades

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Hot Selection 23 11 10

Back with another Hot Selection... a varied show, full of soulful music, from the heart of a cold, wintry London town.

As always we were under pressure to fit in a lot of amazing music;  it turned out that in the first hour we stayed largely on the slower-tempos (hip-hop, 80s synth boogiedown, and we also brought you James Blake's forthcoming - and breathtakingly brilliant - new single).

This week's show also included 3 tracks in salute to the great Harry Whitaker, who sadly died a few days before. We brought you something from his work with Roy Ayres, and two other pieces in the second hour that are amongst our favourites from a man who was a legendary arranger and keyboard player.

Hour two featured an extended 'dancefloor' selection (with a darker edge than we've given you for a few weeks), as kicked off by a Gaslamp Killer track; but in contrast, the hour was bookened by warmer, more organic, sublime music, including the two aforementioned tributes to Harry Whitaker (RIP).


Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn Baby
Dâm-Funk - Love Affair
Vktr - Sonstarg Music
Black Pocket - Thankyou's & Credits
James Blake - Limit To Your Love
Sia - Breathe Me (Fourtet Remix)
Computer Jay - Phantom
Kanye West - The Joy
Q-Tip - Let's Ride
Duke Hugh - Sweet And Lowdown
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Here (Feat. Dudley Perkins)
Strong Arm Steady - Get Started
Terminology - Boys On Da Ave
J Dilla - Gobstoppers
Bill Summers - Don't Fade Away
New Birth - Been A Long Time
Robert Vanderbilt - A Message Especially From God
Eugene Mcdaniels - Freedom Death Dance
Gasslamp Killer - Anything Worse
Lukid - Lego
Pearson Sound - Blue Eyes
Adison Groove - Footcrab
Sage Monk - Mbeso Ti Abantu (Main Mix)
Dj Mujava - Township Funk
East 17 Division - String Works
Titonto Duvant - Levels Of Scandal
Black Renaissance - Black Renaissance

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Hot Selection 09 11 10

Back with another Hot Selection... and this show really did deliver some absoloute treasures.

We started off with some downbeat, headnod, mellow joints including a surprise from Queen (albeit far from the 'standard' Queen fare!), sliding into some more contemporary, higher tempo music towards the end of the first half.

In the second hour we deliver hip-house and other 90s house tunes that hit hard but they are deep before transitioning into hip hop including some golden era DJ Mitzu, one of our favourite Outkast tunes and a deliriously-beautiful, rare, soul track. Rimshots, bass swirls and tripped-out vocals a truly outsanding piece of music. 

Schlomo - HFOS 4_9_1
Teebs - Burner
Teebs - Golden Brown
Dabrye - With a Professional
Spacek - Language
Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love
Anthony King - Filigree Funk
Eighties Ladies - Turned on to You
The Mayzack Project - More Power to You
Stars and Bars - Stars and Bars
Starvue - Body Fusion
Queen - Cool Cat
John Beltran - Aztec Girl
Anates - Bostro Peposo
Machinedrum - Mean Mean
MK – Burning
Tyree Cooper – Love
TJM – Small Circle of Friends (Tom Moulton Mix)
DJ Mitzu ft Bakura – Thinking About Your Love (DJ Mitsu Remix)
The Controllers – Stay (Extended Club Mix)
K'Soul – Funkin Our Ass
Illa J – R U Listening
Illa J – R U Listening (Instrumental)
Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious
Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundations Of Soul- A Message Especially From God

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Hot Selection 19.10.10

Another Hot Selection: Great music - ranging from 1970 to the present; the sound of The Hot Selection.

The first hour of the show features Polish jazz and space house, along side leftfield headnod from Madlib. As well as someone that sounds sweet like Erykah Badu but is from Sweden.

The second hour, features deeper darker sounds from Cooly G and Skream, contemprary classics from Jazzanova, Mathew Herbert and bang up to date music with Julio Bashmore.

Bo Hanson - Leaving Shire
Placebo - Balek
The Hykkers - I Want A Break Through
Madlib - African Bounce
Madlib - Umi
Gaslamp Killer - When I'M Due
War - A Day In The Life
Mos Def - History
Mos Def - Cassa Bey
Linn & Freddie - Keep Playin
Kid Sublime - Basement Works Vol. 1 B
Hot Toddy - I Need Love (Morgan Geist Rmx)
Rinder & Lewis - Lust
Stl - Groove Diz
Marathon Men - In Paradise
Throwing Snow - Delorean
Cooly G - Love Dub
Skream - Fields Of Emotion
Teebs - Why Like This
Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsan
Vktr - Ghlsd
Mal Waldron - Elenor Rigby
Two Banks Of Four - Three Street Worlds
Jazzanova - One Fine Day (Mathew Herbert Mix)
Cosmosis - Tell Her
Julio Bashmore - Footseppin'
Mathew Herbert - Leave Me Now

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Hot Selection 12 10 10

Back with another Hot Selection... This time with the sound of Autumn 2010 in London, featuring new music from VKTR, Teebs,Szubrawy Kot and James Blake alongside classics from Pete Rock,  Miles Davis, Quincicasm, Cristine Harwood and Jimi Hendrix.
Kenji Eno The Fear Theme (The Cinematic Orchestra's Re-Interpretation)
Teebs - Arthur's Birds
Vktr - Ghlsd
Shigeto - And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopstics Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We Got) [Uncredited Remix Inst]
Oddisee - Everyday People (Instrumental)
Szubrawy Kot - 12 Bit 4
Soundspecies - Benin Beat
Quanitc - Dub Y Guaguanco
Mos Def - May To December
Jose Feliciano - California Dreaming
Zero 7 - Likufanele
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Autumn Leaves
Quincicasm - Trent Park Song
Cristine Harwood - Wooden Ships
Stark Reality - Comrades
Jazzy Jeff Ft. J-Live - A Charmed Life
De La Soul - It's Like That
Pete Rock - Intrigue
Vktr - Xdu
James Blake - Cmyk
Jazztronik - Samurai
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Hot Selection 05.10.10

Back with another Hot Selection... This week's show is the that we've pre-recored from 'The Highbury Basement' instead of a live broadcast. It was a lot of fun, giving us chance to get into the mix, and let the music do more of the talking.

Part 1 includes amazing NEW music from Vktr and and a tune we can't stop loving at the moment from Baths. As well, there's some classic beats including one of Osunlade's finest.Part 2 is a free-form selection from Ramases to Prince... No playlists and no agenda, just pure music from The Hot Selection...

Stark Reality - Comrades
Travis Biggs - Tibetan
Vktr - Chicks Compressor
Baths - Lovely Bloodflow
Fat Jon - Talk To Me
Nite Jewel - What Did He Say
Theo Parrish - Levels
Stl - Groove Diz
Larry Heard - Another Night (Jan Re-Edit)
Osunlade - Beloved
Victor Duplaix - Morena
Os Maracatu - Birimbau
Donald Byrd - Steppin Into Tomorrow
Alain Goraguer - De Tiwa (La Planete Sauvage Ost 1973maquillage)
Nujbes - Beyond
Vktr - Ghled 3 Bounce
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty
Ramases - Space Hyms
Venice - The Mystery With Me
David Joseph - You Can't Hide Your Love
Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face
Prince -  Do Me, Baby
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Monday, 27 September 2010

The Hot Selection 14.09.10

Back with another Hot Selection... This weeks show going in deep with some new UK music and going on electric disco old and new from STC, Sonar Kollektiv records and NYC Peech boys alike. Part 2  stepped things down tempo wise into some deep soul and hip hop selections. Classics from Notorious and Dudley Perkins as well as new music from Oddisee, Median and House Shoes amongst others. Check part 1 for the house and beats...

Foe - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Paul White Remix)
Four Tet - Angel Echoes
Floating Points - Vaccuum Boogie
Trickski - The Warm Up (Cb Funk Mix)
Green Man - Discoethique
STL - Finally There
Nyc Peech Boys - On A Journey
Talking Heads - Slippery People (Cassette Version)
System - In My System
O.Boogie - Paperchaser
Taylor Mcferrin - Broken Vibes (Isol8 Edit)
Joe Claussell - Je Ka Jo
Detroit Experiment - Too High
D'Angelo - Devils Pie
Med Ft Talib Kweli - Classic
Notorious - Story To Tell (Instrumental)
Median - How Big Is Your World
Trek Life Ft Oliver Daysoul - As The World Turns
Dudley Perkins - Flowers (Intrumental) - Dudley Perkins - Flowers
House Shoes Ft Karen O - "Lights Off"
Little Dragon - Constant Suprises
Shigeto - What We Held On To
Wee - You Can Fly On My Aerolpane (Reprise)

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Hot Selection 22.9.10

Back with another Hot Selection... This show was one of the 'Highbury Basement' specials where we dig deep and let the music speak.

First hour of this one we kept it at a hip hop tempo moving through new abstract music from Baths, Taylor McFerrin and Nefarious to classics from King Britt and Pete Rock. In this second part we played classic music by Indeep, Marta Acuna and Roy Ported as well as contemporary classics from Theo Parrish, Four Tet and Mim Suliman.

Victor Malloy - Pecan
Taylor Mcferrin - Awake To You
Nefarious! - Wait
Xperiment Beats - Sound Barrier
Baths - Lovely Bloodflow
Afta-1 - Honey Dip
Masta Killa - Brooklyn King
Medina Green - Crosstown Beef
King Brit - Spaces (Instrumental)
Lootpack - Questions
Pete Rock - Pete’S Jazz
Quasimoto - Jazz Cats
Bobbi Humphry- Chicago Damn
Eugene Mc Daniels - Jagger The Dagger
The Ojs - Backstabbers
Roy Porter - Party Time
D’Angelo Femi Kuti, Eska... - Water Got No Enemy
Marta Acuna - Dance Dance Dance
Indeep - When Boys Talk
Ozone - Our Hearts Will Always Shine
Freddie Joahim - Nite And Day
Mim Suliman - Mingi Mingi
Those Guys Feat Ras Baraka - An American Poem
Theo Parish - Dirt Rhodes
Fourtet - Plastic People
Recloose - Cardiology (Isolee Mix)
Omar - Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Arthur Russell - In The Light Of The Miracle

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Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Hot Selection 07 09 10

Back with another Hot Selection...
The usual freestyle mix this week featuring killer new music from Taylor McFerrin, James Blake and music from the Rapo Neil Zenz newest beat tape along side classics from Daybreak and Onda. Part two gets deep with music from Henrik Schwarz, Ananda Project as well as our 'Favourite Detroit Artists'.

Take - Dreamsuite (Directions Edit)
Xperiment Beats - Sound Barrier
Misel Quinto - A Fancy Friendship
Ghostpoet - To Something
Tawiah - Every Step
Taylor Mcferrin - Place In My Heart
Wiley - Acoustic
Taylor Mcferrin - Done For
James Blake - Cmyk
Madlib - The Main Inspiration
Talib Kweli - Everything Man
Daybreak - Everything Man
Onda - Cassiano
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Kun I Yuki - All These Things (Theo Parrish Remix)
Spacek - Roun Sun
Martyn - Vancouver
Henrik Schwarz - Chicago
Moodymann - Joy Iii (Feat Taj)
Ananda Project - Many Starred Sky
Theo Parrish - Solitary Flight
Trillogy - Brother Dont Cry
Probably Goapele Ft. Mos Def - Different
Quest - Smooth Skin

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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Hot Selection 31.08.10

Back with another Hot Selection...
Following on from the high that was weekend spent in with Rum, Red-Stripe and bass on the streets of the Notting Hill Carnival, this weeks show was one to ease back into normality. The usual all bases, 100 percent freestyle selection but definitely one to kick back to. Part one with music from Mos Def, Jimi Tenor and Mathew Herbert to name a few. Part two with more music from Mos Def, Jill Scott as well as classics from A Touch of Jazz and Outkast. Music for a 'Teusday that felt like a Monday...

Yesterday's New Quintet - Sunrays
Jimi Tenor - Better Than
Charlie Hunter Ft. Mos Def - Creole
Dj Mitsu Presents The Breaks - M.O.O.D. For Otis
Crooklyn Dodgers - Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers
Mischief Brew Re-Edit - I Want You
The Bar-Kays - Open Up Your Heart
Milton Nacscimento - Saidas E Baneiras (Exits And Flags)
Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly - Joy And Pain
Nite Jewl - What She Said
Charles Webste - Ready (Herbert's Steady Dub)
Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love
Erykah Badu - Special (Madlib Remix Instrumental)
Freddie Gibbs - The Ghetto
Busta Rhymes - Get High Tonight
A Touch Of Jazz - Rimz (Instrumental)
Jill Scott - Love Rain (Remix Ft Mos Def)
Siji - Feels Like
D'Angelo - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Dwele - The Truth (Instrumental)
Outkast - Prototype
Gladys Knight And The Pips - Niether One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs (Fug Re-Edit)
Chuck Jackson - Through All Times
Teddy Pendergrass - You Can’T Hide From Yourself

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Hot Selection 24.08.10 Carnival Special

Back with another Hot Selection...
With days to go till Notting Hill Carnival 2010 this week's show is all about the bass, beats and bounce - it was the only way to do it. Special guest Lebz on the set too, representing West London just right! Part 1 of the show is all the hip-hop, dub and disco. Part 2 is the bass the beats, vintage and future system classics.

Junior Delgado - Hooligan Stew (Dub)
Johhny Clarke - Babylon (Dms Re-Edit)
Africa Hitech - Too Late
Mos Def - Love (Instrumental)
Full Crate & Mar Feat. Versis - Flirtwitu
Lumidee - Never Leave You
Jaylib - "The Red"
Ludacriss - Fantasy
J Dilla - The ('Dollar Sign')
Fugees - How Many Mics (Sean J Period Mix)
Arrested Development - Everyday People
Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You
Donnie Mccullock - From The Heart
Chic - Open Up
Carl Davis And The Chi-Sound Orchestra - Windy Ci
Congress - 40 Miles
Peven Everett - Put Your Back Into It
Nutmeg - Fusball Porno
Seiji Ft. Lyric L - Loose Lips
Ill Blu - Dragon Pop
Ramadanman - Work Them
Dead Boy - If You Want Me
Zed Bias - Neighborhood
Zed Bias - Neighborhood '09
Sia - Little Man (Wookie Remix)
Chocolate Puma - I Wanna Be U (Zoom Mix)
Donae'o - Riot Music (Shy Fx Mix)
Seiji - It’S You
Renegade - Terrorist
Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows
Dj Die - Drop Bear
Myron - We Can Get Down (Groove Chronicles Remix)
Bump & Flex - Got Myself Together
Roy Davis Junior Ft. Peven Everett - Gabriel (Live Garage Edit)

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Hot Selection 10.08.10

Back with another Hot Selection... Part one. This week's show features some real soul including one of 2000 Black's finest. Also a 'Nike Mate' inspired Triplet of Hip-Hop in 3/4 Time. In the second part of this week's show we got in the mix with some fresh electronic music. Outside it was raining hard so we played appropriately and brought the thunder. Dubstep, house and broken beats all in the mix.

Tycho - Adrift (Shigeto Adrift A Dream Remix)
Dimlite - Outernational Duet Feat Gabby Hernandez
Tranquil - Payrol (Paul White's White Clean Dub)
Ice Mantis - Burn It Up
The Roots - Silent Treatment
D'Angelo - I Found My Smile Again
Parriss Clemons - Black Mary
Nite Jewel - Am I Real?
Hudson Mohawke - Monde

***** 'Triplet Triplet'******
Nike Mate - Runnin 3/4 Edit
Nike Mate - Unknown 3/4 Edit
Black Spade - Destroy And Build Ft Coultrain

Unknown - Cinematics
Zomby - Tarantula
Dj Majuva - Township Funk
Pepe Bradock - 4
Grey Matter - Raw Root (Klic Remix)
Dead Boy - If You Want
Disclosure - Street Light Chronicle
Soul Dhamma - Flower (Scuba Remix)
The Police - Voices Inside My Head (Acapella)
The Police - When The World Is Running Down
Debra Laws - Very Special

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Hot Selection 03.08.10

The Hot Selection 03.08.10 by Thehotselection on Mixcloud

Back with another Hot Selection... Broadcast on 3 Aug 2010. As usual, freestyle deep soul selection. A few boogie cuts in reference to the 'Innersoul' event at Kimo's, as well as some Fela Kuti, to pay our respects: Rest in Power!

Leon Thomas - The Balance Of Life
Panther Du Prince - The Splendour
Little Dragon - Come Home Soon
Afta One - The Time In Between
Lukid-  On And On
Cassie - Must Be Love (Instrumental)
Ski Beats Ft. Mos Def - Cream Of The Planet
Nas - 'Whose World Is This'
Jaylib - Smotherness
Fela Kuti - Upside Down
Earth Wind And Fire - Kalimba Tree (Nike Dub)
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions
Lyn Christopher - Take Me With You
Active Force - "Give Me Your Love"
Alice Smith - Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Instrumental Mix)
Attitude - Love Me Tonight
Melvin Washington - Say You Love Me
Tom Brown - Thighs High
Vakula - You Can Do
Moodymann - Sunshine
Midnight Galaxy - 2609er
Quest - Smooth Skin