Not normally my bag but such an incredibly powerful performer live check out ‘kinda known down under but hardly know at all over here’ JOEL SARAKULA. I thought I was at church singing in a Deep South Alabama Gospel Choir when he invited us to join him on the fabulously uplifting ‘Before You Say Goodbye’. Awesome.
Benji B’s Deviation show on 1Xtra is without doubt of the Beeb’s true hidden radio gems, full of musical gems. You could in fact quite easily write a whole post on that show if the more soulful grooves didn’t chill ya out so much they send ya to sleep.
Nothing chilled about this week’s stand out Benji selection. A fabulously up-tempo Motown flavoured track from PPP, who I think do actually have Detroit roots. A new album on the way ‘Angel’ will put a smile on your face no matter how bad a mood you are in . COULTRAIN on vocal support.
Lets keep the energy rising with a phat, phat breaks track and 2b fair you expect nothing else when the STANTION WARRIERS remix a Plump Dj’s track. The song in question is the Plumps infamous ‘Shifting Gears’. Check out the video below about a minute in when the break really drops. Love funky breaks man, love them.
HEAR THE TRACK:
PPP Bout 13mins in http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/benjib/