Madrid to Lisbon Cycle Ride for Plan UK: May 2014

Next week, I am riding from Madrid to Lisbon for charity. This is 500 miles over 5 days. Please donate and help raise money for children's charity Plan UK. For every £1 donated, the government donate an extra £9, so your donation is effectively worth 10 times what you give.

We fund the ride ourselves so NONE of the sponsorship goes towards logistics, just straight to the charity.

#digdeep

(Photo used taken from my ride last year; Munich, Germany to Trieste, Italy.)

New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 28.04.2014

Cookin' On 3 Burners

This week we offer you both tracks from a new AA side 45 'Losin' Streak' / 'Mind Made Up' from Melbourne's Cookin' On 3 Burners. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming new album 'Blind Bet' due out in June 2014 on Freestyle Records, with both featuring Kylie Auldist (previously worked with The Bamboos) and one featuring Daniel Merriweather, best known for his work with Mark Ronson and Wiley.

We also feature a track from The Eminant Stars' newest album 'Sittin' In with the Eminent Stars' which came out back in February this year on Tramp Records.

Finally, we added dropped in two of our favourite's from 2013, The Fontanelles 'Criminality' from summer 2013 and The The Liberators 'Water Somewhere' featuring the incredible Roxie Ray.

Listen here.

New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 14.04.2014

Nice & Slow

4  new tracks up on our 22Tracks Ldn Funk page. Selection includes an unreleased one by Trio Valore, taken from their forthcoming 45 #liarsandcheaters, a killer track from The Gene Dudley Group from the end of last year, one of my favourites from Lack of Afro's brand new album 'Music for TV' and a stupidly tasty soul crossover track from way back by Norma and the Heartaches called 'Nice & Slow', re-issued last month on Soul Seven Records.

Listen here.

Classic Material & Mama Presents… Gift of Gab LIVE @ The Jazz Café

We have teamed up with Mama again to present Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) live in concert at London’s Jazz Cafe. Myself, Chris Read (BBE Records) and Matman (DMC / Droppin Science) to support.

Tickets are now available. Purchase here.

Classic Material Edition #16 Bonus Tracks (Download)

Last year we rounded off our series of Classic Material mixes with a mix covering the years 2001 to 2005 which didn’t feature as part of the original CD series. The  intention had been to supplement that with a final mix covering the years 2006 to 2010, but time ran away and that idea has been parked for the foreseeable, so, to wrap up the series, here are the bonus tracks that were intended to go along with that mix: A selection of remixes of music released between 2006 and 2010 produced by Chris Read back in 2009 /2010.

Listen / download here or via the widget below:

New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 24.02.2014

What If?

5 new brand new and unreleased tracks up on our 22Tracks Ldn Funk page. Tracks include unreleased numbers from Nick Pride & The Pimptones (Broken Silence), The Getup (Breakin' Bread) and Karl Hector & The Malcouns (Now-Again Records).

Listen here.

New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 20.01.2014

The Putbacks - In The Dirt

5 new brand new and unreleased tracks up on our 22Tracks Ldn Funk page. Tracks include unreleased numbers from Nick Pride & The Pimptones, Lack of Afro, and The Putbacks, plus another track from the newly released Sharon Jones & The Dapkings album 'Give The People What They Want' and a nice remix released earlier this month by Scrimshire.

Listen here.