Tag Archives: Jazz

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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Interview with Tom Browne for WhoSampled

Earlier this week I interviewed Jazz Funk legend Tom Browne of ‘Funkin For Jamaica’ fame ahead of his show at London’s Jazz Cafe on Friday 18th April. Check out the interview here or via the widget below:

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Interview with Jalal of The Last Poets

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend an hour sitting in a cafe in Soho talking to one of my heroes, Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, better known as Jalal of The Last Poets and sometimes as Lightnin’ Rod, the … Continue reading

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So Much Soul presents ‘The Funky Drummers’ Part 1 (Crunkies Pick) mixed by Chris Read

I’ve got a new mix up on Mixcloud presented in association with So Much Soul. Here’s the lowdown: “The name gives a lot away here – a mix of the world’s funkiest drummers – 100 or so of Funk, Soul, … Continue reading

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Talk at Mingus Discovery Day This Saturday

I’m pleased to have been invited to give a talk and demonstration about the influence of jazz on sampling in Hip Hop at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham this Saturday as part of Jazzlines – Town Hall / Symphony Hall’s … Continue reading

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Interview With Eumir Deodato For WhoSampled

Whilst on tour in the UK earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting with legendary producer, arranger and recording artist Eumir Deodato to conduct an exclusive interview for WhoSampled.com in which he speaks about his extensive career, working … Continue reading

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Adidas Originals Guest Mix: “Game On”

“Although new to my Mixcloud page, this mix was actually put together by my good friend Danny Delta and I back in the spring of 2009 as a promo for an event Adidas Originals held in France in celebration of … Continue reading

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