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25 January 2019

Recommended: B.J. Smith - From The Ash






If you keep tabs of what I post over on the Facebook page you may have already clocked onto this. Of course, you may already be aware of this release through your own internet digging, either way, it's a great release that deserves attention. I originally shared the mixed version that was posted over on Soundcloud, but today see's the release of this excellent album.

I've been a fan of B.J. Smith and the NuNorthernSoul label for a while now, since the 2013 release 'Dedications To The Greats' to be precise. I also featured a B.J. Smith track from the label in my Dusk Dubs selection 2-3 years back. I've not jumped on this as yet (as much as I'd love to), I'm holding out hope for a physical release, but I've not seen or heard anything on that front to suggest it's even being considered, so I may well have to make do with it being digital.

Links - NuNorthernSoul - Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud / Bandcamp

Links - B.J. Smith - Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud

4 January 2019

Recommended: Peoples Pleasure with Alive & Well - Do You Hear Me Talking To You?



Well, this is a good start - it's January, and I'm posting on the blog. Let's see if I can keep that up! I'm thinking there will be at least another couple of posts before this month is out, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. One post at a time. Oh, and before I go on, I should say, HNY - to those who visit, read and follow me / the blog - I wish you health and happiness for 2019!


If you've visited the blog, or listened to any of my mixes over the past couple of years, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all about chilled vibes and ambient music. I've definitely found a greater appreciation for those genres / styles over recent times, but I also listen and love and wide range of other genres and I do listen to a lot of funk / soul / disco.

I follow the label Athens of The North on various social platforms, if you don't know the name, they are a great reissue label based in Edinburgh. This LP is a new one to me, although I was aware of the 7" that contains the track 'World Full Of People' - something you could expect to pay anywhere from £500 upwards. There's a nice story behind the AOTN release, so check that on the Bandcamp page for the release. Needless to say, this LP will be in serious demand. Pre-Order it, or you may miss out.

AOTN Links - Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / Instagram