Unless you sling vinyl, write for Moistworks or just worship Mr. Scruff, you probably don't have all of the horizontals dropped herein so rock a few of these mango pickles on your most elitist audience.
The few first tracks are from Scruff's Keep It Solid Steel series, spanning bouncy reggae, classic hip hop, deep soul, rare funk, dancefloor jazz, heavy beats and leftfield electronic nuggets. We recommend you buy it if you like those below, he's got beats for days.
Arsonists - Flashback
Mungo's Hifi Feat. Brother Culture - Ing
We slow it down a bit with some ribs, Colt 45 and warm milk on Scruff's Big Chill Classics double comp from 2006, which you can get here:
The In Crowd - Back A (wow)
Fingathing - You Fly Me
And here's the original version of the sample from Scruff's mobster hit Get A Move On - just don't wait for the beat to drop; it doesn't. Beats just didn't really drop in 1969.
Moondog - Bird's Lament (in memory of Charlie Parker)
But not to be outdone by the white bearded ninja tune sensai, BT contributor and Beatbots staffer Raven Baker aka Soft Scientist recently put together her own comps to serve as a more downtempo dub n' soul counterpunch to scruff's toonish hop steady. We like.
Soft Scientist Mix 1: Fine As Cherry Wine
Jay Mitchell & The Mitchellites- I Am The Man For You Baby
Jackie Mittoo- Soul Bird
Susan Cadogan- Shame
Carrie Riley & The Fascinations- Super Cool
Sarolta Zalatnay- Hadd Mondjam El
Betty Davis- He Was A Big Freak
Kashmere Stage Band- Kashmere
The Meters- Chicken Strut
Sound Dimension- Real Rock
Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo- Son A Propulsion
Asha Bhosle & R.D.Burman- Main Hoon Lilly
Soft Scientist Mix 2: Happiness Is A Sad Song
Serge Gainsbourg- Bad News From The Stars
Susan Cadogan- In The Ghetto
Lee Perry And The Upsetters- Living My Life
Trevor Dandy- Is There Any Love
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate- Dub Of Righteousness
Barrington Levy- Walk 2000 Miles
Professionals- The Back Stabbers
Ann Sexton- It's All Over But The Shouting
Honey Cone- The Day I Found Myself
Jackie Mittoo- Love Of Life