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About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.

The New WWW.MUSICOFSUBSTANCE.COM is Live! [Retiring this Blog]

I’m very pleased to announce that http://www.musicofsubstance.com has finally had a much needed update and a nice clean new look (thanks to my good designer pal Leroy Knockolds, the man behind London club listings site http://www.ahsht.com, the new look http://www.whosampled.comContinue reading

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BBE 15th Anniversary Mix Album CD2 (Full Length Version) on Mixcloud

Back in 2011 it was my pleasure to compile and mix this mix album celebrating the 15th Anniversary of one of my favourite labels – BBE Records. The result was a double CD mix album containing what I consider to … Continue reading

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22Tracks London Funk & Soul Playlist Updated

This week’s 22Tracks London Funk & Soul playlist is live. New music added from Lack of Afro, Gene Dudley Group, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Marco Polo, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Third Coast Kings and Anne Frankenstein. Listen … Continue reading

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WhoSampled x Wax Poetics Guest Mix: ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

This Saturday (13th September) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of one of hip hop’s all time classic albums, The Notorious BIG‘s seminal Bad Boy Records debut LP ‘Ready to Die’. In celebration of the album’s 20th birthday, we’ve … Continue reading

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22Tracks London Funk & Soul Playlist Updated

This week’s 22Tracks London Funk & Soul playlist is live. New music added from Myles Sanko, Hugh Geldhill, Lack of Afro, Weekend Sun and many more. Listen here.

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Party and Bullshit Celebrate 20 Years of Ready to Die This Saturday

This Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Notorious BIG’s seminal debut LP ‘Ready to Die’. Doctor’s Orders are marking the occasion with a party at Brixton’s Plan B with a fine line up of DJs. Facebook event … Continue reading

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BBE 15th Anniversary Mix Album CD1 (Full Length Version) on Mixcloud

Back in 2011 it was my pleasure to compile and mix this mix album celebrating the 15th Anniversary of one of my favourite labels – BBE Records. The result was a double CD mix album containing what I consider to … Continue reading

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