7-inch Series, part 747 – DJ Center

DJ Center – Center’s Groove
label: Bastard Jazz
year: 2010 |
side a: Center’s Groove
side b: Center’s Groove (Captain Planet Remix)

7" Series 747: DJ Center – Center's Groove

Another nice one from the Bastard Jazz camp, not a bootleg like yesterday though. The elegantly swaying “Center’s Groove” was taken from Center’s first full-length, Everything in Time, while Captain Planet takes it to the club for the early hours.

Check out Center’s radio show Push The Fader, it’s ace.


7-inch Series, part 746 – DJ Catalist

DJ Catalist – Hot Witness
label: BSTRD Boots
year: 2010 |
side a: Hot Witness
side b: Real Soul

7" Series 746: DJ Catalist - Hot Witness

Great little mashup here of Marvin Gaye‘s classic “Can I Get A Witness” and Byron Lee & The Dragonaires‘ cover of James Brown‘s “Hot Pants”, “Make It Reggae”. On the flip, another Marvin track, his duet with Tammi Terrell, “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” gets tangled up with Lennie Hibbert‘s cover of Johnny Lytle‘s “The Village Caller”, “Village Soul”.

Are you still there? Hello?

Alister Johnson did a quite brilliant job, I’d say. The tunes sound really natural, and they work on the dance floor, too! You can stream/download “Hot Witness” from Catalist’s Soundcloud page.
Which is nice.


7-inch Series, part 725 – Beverley Road All Stars

Beverley Road All Stars – I’m Still In Love
label: Beverley Road All Stars
year: 2012

side a: I’m Still In Love
side b: Danger In Your Eyes

7" Series 725: Beverley Road All Stars – I'm Still In Love

This is one of those singles that I didn’t really need to buy. Though the versions are nice, they add little to the ones that already existed before them, let alone the ones in my collection. “I’m Still In Love” is a version of the timeless piece by Alton Ellis, while “Danger In Your Eyes” is one of the original by The Paragons, both Studio One classics. Beverley Road All Stars is a joint venture between DJ DRM and E’s E of the very fine Bastard Jazz and Names You Can Trust labels, respectively.