It is a TOP5 time again. This week our guest is DJ & Producer Mr. Dirty Hairy. Born in UK, currently living in Croatia.
Few words about Mr. Dirty Hairy:
My name is Dirty Hairy and I like to dig around for smelly old vinyl sounds to sample, make mixtapes, or just to collect and caress.
I have been producing jazzy , analogish hip hop soundscapes since around 1997 and DJ’ing since 1998.
When I’m not not labeling myself as a ‘ crate digger ‘ or ‘ beat digger ‘ I play drums ,bass and guitar on some abstract jazz, fusion, funk rock tip and DJ funk ,latin ,beat ,disco and jazz anywhere and everywhere I can ..
Me umble production flavours and styles extend from Jazz based mid 90s doodle snacks to anything and everything in between, before and after.
I am not a turntablist nor do I proclaim to have ever been one but I still make time for scratch and a juggle.
Self taught ? Yeah and that
I am always excited to pull out the vinyl especially 45s and school laptop dudes.
I liked how life was before the internet.
DIRTY DIGS DISCO MIXTAPE – Mr Dirty Hairy
Edo Maajka – Volim te (Mr. Dirty Hairy Remix)
Frenkie, Marčelo & Edo Maajka Creme De La Creme Begins ( Mr. Dirty Hairy Remix)
General Woo- Znam ( Mr.Dirty Hairy Remix)
Here is his TOP5 selection and his words about the songs
LD Pistolero – Boles
I love Macedonian hip hop. They capture the essence of it really well in their beats and videos.
This is one of the best hip hop beats i have heard in Balkans . ( for my tastes )
Big up to my Friend DJ Goce from Skopje you can catch him / Strajk, LD Pistolero and Don Dada in SoulKeks
The Five Corners Quintet – Straight up
I’m a huge Jazz fan since 18/19 years old and when I began working in a record store at 24 I tapped into a guy called Jukka Eskola. A jazz fugel horn player from Finland ( he has 5 very nice solo albums worth checkin )
Then I discovered a group he is part of from Helsinki called ‘ The Five Corners Quintet. ‘ and I became hooked and tried to track down as much as I could. A lot of their stuff is released on 10″
I could have picked any track from them yesterday I was cooking to this track !
I would love to bring them to Zagreb one day. Great musicians , great compositions and a great vibe.
Dont sleep on Finish Jazz.
The latest release is ‘ The Helsinki Sessions ‘ a live recording from 2011 which is also a great one to cook to !
Oxygen – Gone diggin
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this 45 from Ox direct and the guy is putting out superb tracks with dope producers like
Gensu Dean , and DJ Format. But if you’ve never heard of Ox then his group Sputnik Brown, would be a good place to start.
Big up to Big City records (rip) and My friend and Vinyl Veteran Macca aka Beathoven in the video here!
This IS HIP HOP.
The Transatlantics – It couln’t be him
Sometimes music just flys over my head and I miss it the first time around. I guess thats a bi product of being out their digging around for older sounds of a jazz funk nature too much. Its all good and cool but really you end up missing whats actually happening NOW !
I did a short DJ tour last year in France and met up with my good friend and emcee Fisto, with whom I work with from time to time and we exchange new musical finds with each other mainly hip hop and funk.
He put me onto The Transatlantics – another heavy funk / soul outfit from Australia were funky music seems to be the norm nowadays
I was shocked that I’d missed this when it popped up in 2010 but non-the-less its better late than never ! This is the first thing I picked up from them , and now I’m expanding my Transatlantics collection on vinyl.
Oh , and if you turn this 45 over you get this – LINK
Julius Brockington & The Magic Force – This Feeling
Ha! This was the latest additon to my 45 collection and I found it purely by accident sniffing around.Most stuff I’ve heard from Julius Brockington is pretty f*cking solid. I love it all. So far .
When I discover someone in that way and it works out good I just take wild stabs on stuff that looks or sounds good (by name or label ) this was one of those moments where I’d heard other tracks of Julius’ that had been sampled so decided to take a punt on it .
I like the thrill of sometimes not knowing how its gonna sound or what its gunna be but these days I dont get much of a chance to do it so much. If its wack , ebay , discogs.
Anyway any fans of Chief XL production might be familiar with this – Julius Brockington – Forty Nine Reasons
But seriously. get on it if you didn’t already