Bobby Corridor lays down the edutainment

The Fresh Start To The Meek show, presented by Bobby Corridor, on Mondays on Ustream has produced some gems of hip hop mixduggery. So, your man BosBos has kinda hosted them all in one place. It’s huge and will only get bigger as the weeks’ continue.

Bobby Corridor is one of the true hip hop historians/rap recounters.  He found his way onto 64:1 with a brooding, and stealthy tune and then practically owned 64:2 with four tracks making the final mix.

But he is most widely known for his table skills. The  melancholy flowers mixes soothed many a broken heart, but for the FSTTM project it was his aim to go back, way back… and dust off a stack of records from the late 80s/early 90s for your listening enjoyment. Some tunes from the FSTTM series you’ll recognise, others have been dug so deep they’ve practically been buried way below the streets of Brooklyn/Los Angeles for the past few decades. Time to hand it over to Bobby C… class is now in session.

BC: “In a vain attempt to get a few more listeners to my regular(ish) Monday night Ustream ish, I decided to “theme” them up a bit. Everyone loves a theme, put things in a box and it’s easier to follow than if you leave it all over the floor. And putting things in a box has been very enjoyable too. Not only have I been able to vaguely justify buying and storing old records, it’s also lead to some reflection on the past, the best what eva done it and so on (and on and on, to the break of dawn).”

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Fonck EP at Juno Records

Fonck EP at Juno Records.

That’s right 64bar contributor Tom M has new music available for purchase.

And here’s the reveal from their website, “Keep Up! Records unveils brand new signing Bestboygrip complete with his debut EP Fonck. Those with their ears to the ground will be aware that the Germany-based Bestboy is well-known within the drum n bass world under a different moniker. But this is the Bestboy cutting loose for a minute and kicking out some modern disco jams with one foot in the past and the other in the future. This is the sound of an 80s Boogie, Synthesizer, Library Music and B-Movie obsessive.”

“Fonck is the slow-paced opener with heavy-hitting synth drums but reflective keyboard narrative. One of Keep Up! Records’ favourite producers Architeq provides a dubby, spacey remix sounding like something Luke Vibert might have included on his Nuggets Library compilations. On the flipside the pace quickens with the flexible bassline but tight groove of Copyright. The EP closes with the house-tinged Cross My Mind, which builds on the strong melody-lead theme of the other tracks even further with the aid of catchy synth lead and vocal hooks. The Fonck EP sits comfortably next to artists such as Faze Action, LCD Soundsystem and Ilija Rudman. Just the way Keep Up! likes its modern disco.”