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DIGGING VINYL: MR SCRUFF

BLOG POSTED 08.11.17 – AUTHOR. ALBERT HALL



DIGGING VINYL: MR SCRUFF 

In the build up to this Saturday's People's Concert, a celebration of Albert Hall's heritage, we asked Mr Scruff to delve into his vinyl collection and pick us some of his absolute favourite records, some of which you might end up hearing when he's on the decks, closing the show, this weekend!

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Quantic Soul Orchestra ‘Super 8’ (Tru Thoughts 2001)

Will Holland’s first single for Tru Thoughts crashed into our ears around 15 years ago. Proper filthy, distorted, elephant sized funk, recorded DIY style onto minidisc & then chopped up afterwards. As you can tell by the photo, this one has been played once or twice!

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James White & The Black’s ‘Contort Yourself’ (ZE Records 1978)

Mutant Disco, Punk Funk, whatever you call it, ZE records confused the hell out of people in the best possible way with their wonky beauties. This classic is just rock hard. Tough, stiff drums & loose instrumentation weave a merry dance around the nervy vocal & fluffy BVs. Instant mayhem!

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Model 500 ‘No UFO’s (D Mix)’ (Metroplex 1985)

30 years old & as fresh as the day it was made. Proper sci-fi Detroit machine funk from Juan Atkins.

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Children Of Zeus ‘The Story So Far’ (First Word 2017)

Local goodness! Konny Kon & Tyler Daley kindly treat us to a round up of their previous hard to find singles & two new cuts too. Down low, soulful and heavy.

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Danny Breaks ‘The Jellyfish’ (Alphabet Zoo 2003)

Jungle pioneer Danny Breaks took a swerve into beats territory around 15 years ago & created a slew of bass-heavy instrumental hip hop classics, of which this is one. Stand back as the Jellyfish’s enormous bass line devours everything in its path.

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