Flowers - For Real

This has to be one of the most beautiful soul songs around, for real. Such a sweet, sweet song that hits the spot every time I hear it. Too bad the original 7" is pretty much impossible to get...at least for under $ 500.

The version I'm sharing is taken from a bootleg EP Darker Than Blue Vol. 1. There's not much I know about the 12" release besides that there was never an original 12" version so this is a solid long mix/edit of the original vocal and instrumental versions.

Flowers - For Real (Bootleg 12") [320 kbps, DivShare]


Beatconductor appreciation

Southside Break Crew, Beatconductor, Beatfanatic, Jazzconductor, Discoconductor, Southside Connection... Ture Sjöberg has aliases for every occasion but the common denominator of his multifaceted work is fresh, high quality tunes. Here's a couple of my favorite joints from a few years back that I've been feeling lately.

Southside Connection - Make No Mistake (...To The Disco) [320 kbps, direct link]

Southside Break Crew - Freshest Jam [320 kbps, direct link]

EDIT: Download links removed upon request


Wu-Tang Design Remix Project

I came across to Logan Walter's Wu-Tang Design Remix Project and had to drop by to let you know about it. I really love the idea of redesigning some classic album covers but for sure it will piss off some purist who prefer the originals.

Basically Walters wasn't that impressed by the original cover art of the Wu-Tang related art work so he's redoing all the covers in the spirit of Blue Note. And he's doing it really well. Check out the first seven from his blog.

Inspired by the cover art I was thinking of sharing something of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx but I don't have the record at hand but what I have is an amazing remix of Rainy Dayz. Raekwon and Ghostface spitting over a smooth Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic You Know How To Make Me Feel Good.


Family Tree - Family Tree (Norman Cook Disco Edit)

It's been over two weeks since my last post and I'm honestly sorry about that. I really hate blogs that don't get updated often enough but I've been mad busy with all sorts of new things in my real life. Yes, I actually do have a real life outside the interwebs.

I'm back but only to give you a little treat before I head out but I'll promise to come by more often. What we have here is a great edit of Family Tree, a rare classic that's big in the northern soul scene. The edit is done by Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) and it came out in 2001 with the original cut on the flipside of the 12".