Sunday 9 May 2021

Who Say Reload mixed by DJ Aphrodite


 2 months ago my book Who Say Reload was published. It was really well received and I've had lots of nice comments and positive feedback. It actually sold out faster than expected (within about 2 weeks) but it's finally back in stock after some brexit related nonsense at UK customs that delayed things for a bit. For promo push #2 none other than Aphrodite has put together a 3 part mix using all the tunes featured in the book. Part 1 is below and part 2 and 3 will be following over the next week or so...  

Lennie De Ice - We Are I.E
Ragga Twins - Spliff Head
A Guy Called Gerald - 28 Gun Bad Boy
LTJ Bukem - Demon's Theme
Metal Heads - Terminator
Nookie - Shining In Da Darkness
Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play remix)
Ray Keith - Terrorist
DJ Crystl - Let It Roll
Foul Play - Open Your Mind (original & remix)
Peshay - Vocal Tune
Peshay - Piano Tune
T Power vs MK Ultra - Mutant Jazz

Having Aphrodite do the mix for me was quite a big deal as when I first started learning to mix and buying drum n bass on vinyl I was hunting down pretty much everything with his name on it, so it was great having him included in Who Say Reload. Having been responsible for the hardcore classic Some Justice in the early 90s, and the massive Calling All The People (as A-Zone) in 1994, he really nailed the hip hop based jump-up D&B style that was big around 96-98 and alongside everything he was putting out on his own Aphrodite Recordings and Urban Takeover label he was killing it with the remixes. The Jungle Brothers, Blackstreet and Luniz ones remain personal favourites to this day.

Once all the work for the book has settled down a bit I do intend to resume normal service on OB4ZL, although that might be dependent on there being more hours in the day than the current 24. I'll be updating the Who Say Reload blog occasionally in the meantime. If you're in the London area at the end of May we have a free launch party at Signature Brewery in E8. Limited spaces as the venue has restricted capacity due to covid etc etc but pass through and say hello if you can.