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2016 has been  a brutal year for the passing of iconic culture stars.

I’m still trying to grapple with the death of Prince. Sadly, I got the news of the passing of Attrell ‘Prince B’ Cordes, one of the co-founders of the rap duo called P.M Dawn.

For those of you who can fondly remember the early 90s, P.M Dawn was a permanent fixture on the radio waves. They were the first black hip-hop group to top the Billboard 100 with their single “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss,” which hinged on a sample of Spandau Ballet’s classic “True.”

P.M Dawn went on to achieve critically acclaim with some of their albums and inspire many other artists of contemporary hip-hop such as Outkast and Tribe Called Quest. 

 

I’ll really miss Prince B. He made it cool to be weird – a trait i can identify with. Its a shame he had to die of diabetes but its also serves as a painful reminder about how short life is.

Underrated but certainly not forgotten.

W.

 

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Looks like we did it Nigeria.

Post election and we are still in one piece(ish). One for the history books!

Things are looking good for future funk producer, Onra. His next album ‘Fundamentals’ is set to be released in May. I’m a big fan of his stuff as he is a master of reworking underrated gems from the 80s.

Teaming up with rapper Daz Dillinger and the ever cool and groovy Olivier Daysoul, ‘Ridin’ is a fresh spin on the west coast sound that we all know and love from the 90s.

Driving around with your top down and sunshades are well advised when playing this record.

Enjoy.

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Holy crap!

Short film producer Adi Shankar has brought a dark and quite frankly disturbing alternate world of the Mighty Power Rangers. Striking an agreement  with the owners of the 90s franchise, his bootleg version starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff has captivated fans worldwide.

I must warn you. If you’re not ready for some high octane action, sex, drugs and graphic violence that would put a smile on Quintin Tarantino’s face then you better head on out of here. Now!

Please turn this into a full movie…

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Our soundbite of the day comes from the funk cat, Jay Kay, the enigmatic front man of the British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai. Too Young To Die was their second single from their debut album, Emergency on Planet Earth. The original version runs for 10:18 but was cut for the album version.

One of my favourite DJs, Late Night Tough Guy (LNTG) transforms the classic, giving it a summery laid back groove while at the same time staying true to the original.

I know a daddy to be in Uganda who will be dancing up a storm to this one!

#Enjoy #TGIF #GETLIFTED

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Inner Monologue:

“I wonder whether I should get a crown or a tiara when I declare myself King of the Gambia.”

“I can’t wait for the confetti!”

Jean Bedal Bokassa would be oh so proud..

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Smooth chilled moments this sunday afternoon with this gem to keep you fixed to your deck chairs.

Late Night Tough Guy (LNTG) is somewhat of an internet sensation. Known for his killer edits of popular tracks, his production skills and impeccable songs of choice, its a no brainer that he has gathered a huge fan-base.

His edit of Janet Jackson’s 90s classic ‘Thats The Way Love Goes’ stays true to the original, breathing new air into it. Pure sugar..

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Chicago Damn – a track synonymous with the artist Bobbi Humphrey is the alias of this new face.
Residing in sunny England, his obession for techno and heavy crush on the house scene of the 90s is quite evident from his approach to music.

‘If I could’ is a rocking tune blending soul, jazz, disco, house and hip house. The video clip which is a fan edit, syncs the track with sweaty colourful snippets of what looks like a dance show in the early 90s. A sure banker to steal fashion tips for all those Las Gidi fancy dress parties.