Filtered Listening XII: 20/08/17

on Innov8 Radio w/ Readsy & Stephen Kin;Aesthetic

A pleasure to have Colin 'Readsy' Read bring some of his sharp vinyl skills and selecting wisdom for Filtered Listening 12, joining Stephen for a bright opening flare of boogie, disco & p-funk before laying into a drowsier second half groove. Featuring a whole bunch of cuts glowing with masterful mix and production work from the likes of Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Francois K, Quincy Jones, Roger Troutman, George Clinton, DJ Shadow, and Dennis Bovell.

This DJ pairing stretches back 15 years, running various loosely themed 'play-what-we-fancy' nights starting in Kingston, UK circa 2002 and catching up on the decks here and there ever since - the shape of those nights brought a definite influence to the 2x2 off-the-cuff dueling (Noah's Ark style - as coined by Colin!) of these shows, so it's brilliant to welcome Readsy along to recapture a little of that history for the Filtered Listening show.

Recorded in Brighton the afternoon after Pride 2017 and riffing off a great night before down at Cowley Club with the usual cohorts at the decks, those dancefloor disco grooves come through to ward off hangovers before cooling off with funky beatwork in changing forms and an altogether lazier closing atmosphere. Full tracklisting and credits right here:

1. Jody Watley - Dont You Want Me [1987, MCA] {K;A}
2. Alton Edwards - I Just Wanna (Spend Some Tim With You) [1989, Streetwave] {K;A}
3. Shirley Murdoch - Truth Or Dare [1986, Elektra] {R}
4. Unlimited Touch - Feel The Music [1981, Prelude] {R}
5. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix) [1984, WEA] {K;A}
6. Patti Austin - Gonna Be Special [1984, Qwest] {K;A}
7. Zapp - It Doesn’t Really Matter [1985, Warner] {R}
8. BB&Q - Dreamer [1985, Cooltempo] {R}
9. Latyrx - Lady Don’t Tek No [1997, Solesides] {K;A}
10. George Clinton - Free Alterations [Capitol, 1983] {K;A}
11. Funkadelic - Peep This [2015, Soul Clap] {R}
12. Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut [1977, A&M] {R}
13. Caribou - Back Home - [2014, City Slang] {K;A}
14. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Wildlife [1987, Editions EG] {K;A}
15. Shuggie Otis - XL-30 [1974, Epic] {R}
16. Miles Davis / Robert Glasper w/ Erykah Badu - Maiysha (So Long) [2016, Columbia] {R}
17. Antonio Carlos & Jocafi - Você Abusou [2017 Re, Mr Bongo] {K;A}
18. Allesandro Alessondroni - Riflessi D’Acqua [2016 Re, Sonor Music Editions] {K;A}
19. Tall Black Guy - Come With Me And Fly [2016, First Word] {R}
20. Shabazz Palaces ft. Thaddillac - [2017, Sub Pop] {R}
21. Black Flower - Helios Victor [2017, Zephyrs / SDBan] {K;A}
22. Janet Kay - Silly Games [1979, Scope] {K;A}
23. Smooth - Strawberries [1997, Perspective] {R}
24. Digital Underground - Nuttin’ Nis Funky [1990, Big Life] {R}
25. Ras Mandal Reggae - Nrishimha Pranama [1980, Iskon] {K;A}


Shouts to Innov8 for the usual support and broadcasting, and also to all who DJ'd, danced and organised at Cowley Club to celebrate Pride, a brilliant night with a few sounds from it cropping up here.

Coming very soon...

Readsy's hand-themed 5:5:5: piece, celebrating 5 carefully chosen game changers from the 5 NYC boroughs. That'll be up and live on Sept 5th at 5:55pm GMT.

Big up Readsy.