Cukipapa 6.05.01

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    Cuki Chart and News.
    06.05.01 Week 18

    Man, who sent that bug! That was a baddie! If anybody
    gets an attachment from me in the near future, do not
    open unless I give you the green one!

    I'm a bit behind this week due to a holiday! A bundle of
    records and mail to respond to and I just know that I'm
    not gonna get it all covered in one hit! Again, there are
    some great new bitz that might not feature in this chart.
    We be feeling dem too. Even the Hi Tek double album
    not making it on the page! Ouch.

    Many thanks to 'Chill' Will Dowler and Koh for filling in for
    me at 'Bemsha' and 'Granny' last week while I was on
    vacation in Hungary.

    Catch my good friend Sampsa Vilhunen 'Leftside Ensemble'
    at 'Granny' this Thursday and catch me at Koh and Aki's
    'Cafe Zun Zun' night at the Vibe bar on the Saturday in
    Brick Lane.

    Friday May 11th sees the bi-monthly 'Strut' party return
    to the salubrious Eve Club on Regent Street, scene of the
    60's infamous Profumo affair. Alongside the Strut players
    dropping their mix of Disco, Latin, Jazz, Hip-hop, Reggae,
    Soul, Funk, House & Afrobeat will be very special guest
    Ashley Beedle. Ashley records under various producer
    guises such as Black Science Orchestra and the recently
    resurrected X-Press 2, and also compiled Strut's first Grass
    Roots compilation and is currently re-editing classic dance
    tracks for release as Strut 12"s - watch out for the first of
    the series being tested on the unique illuminated dance floor!
    DJs Quinton Scott, Toni Rossano, Simon Haggis.
    Strut @ The Eve Club 189 Regent Street (Opposite Hamleys)
    London, W1,Piccadily Circus/Oxford Circus tubes
    10pm-3.30am, £5 before 11pm / with flyer / NUS, £7
    Hope to see you there!
    PS - For more information about Strut's latest Chappell Music
    compilation and forthcoming 12's, details about further club
    nights, radio shows and the all new online shop, please visit
    the Strut website at:

    Nice to get a newsletter from my good friends at Klein in
    Vienna. This excellent label, home of the Sofa Surfers who
    come with their third album later in the year and my friends
    tell me it is worth waiting for. Respect also to the crew for
    whats in their boxes and to what they listen to in the office.
    I'll be checking this office in two weeks!
    Whats new at Klein?
    Sincerely Yours is a series of 5 limited 12" singles to be
    released monthly, starting off with part one of five:
    MUM "Adlib", contains a stunning new track plus remixes of
    "Miss Defied" by Baby Mammoth, Dzihan & Kamien as well
    as Surfer's Markus Kienzl aka Senor Piccolino - dance music
    with feeling, intelligence and style.
    There's also a new 7 track EP from Switzerlands Beat Soler
    aka Seelenluft, inspired by the artistic work of the
    unforgettable Hollywood Choreographer Busby Berkeley
    "Synchronschwimmer EP" is the release of the music
    composed for the Swiss synchronized swimming team
    Acapulco 11, who had several shows in Zurich. Lounge
    influenced electronica with a jazz flavour - it's in the box
    of Patrick Forge, Rainer Trüby and Richard Dorfmeister.
    Alive & Kicking from Klein?
    On May 11th, check out their very own Klein Social Club
    again, taking place at the Meierei, Vienna. Guest starring
    this time is Hamburg's DJ Koze of Fischmob fame. Whos'
    gonna join them for some block rockin' beats with tricky
    twists & turns - expect champion crossfade entertainment
    at it's best! Support comes from the Klein Records family
    Candid and Rainer Klang plus for the very first time in
    Vienna there will be Mika, live on stage.

    #### #### This weeks chart #### ####

    1. Herbert - Bodily Functions (K7) 3xLP
    Matty boy lets rip with the next instalment of quirky style
    lefties. Dani also adding the incredibly sexy lyric touch!
    Anybody wanna argue that she ain't got the best 'come to
    bed' voice on the planet! Well, It's another great album,
    a great sound and we be looking forwards to playing this
    stuff out! Is the rest of the planet feeling the Herbert thing?
    Ta to Katherine for coming through wit da vinyl :)

    2. At Jazz - Lab Funk (Mantis) 2xLP
    No need to introduce this lot either! Through out the
    universe, known for their polished production and remix
    skills. This an excellent album from an excellent outfit
    including the classic 'Touch the Sun' and 'Harmony'.
    Hope you all got the last 'Wind and Sea' album too.
    Ta to Alex for coming through wit da vinyl :)

    3. V/A - Folky (Spectrum Works) 1xLP
    Acoustic music in digital times! Awesome collection
    of new bizniz from suspects such as Scuba, Zero 7,
    Les Gammas, Victor Davis. We also digging such
    artists as Otto Lamani and Lief too. Pull up a comfy
    chair and leave your dancing shoes in the corner!
    Ta to Lars and GAP for coming through wit da vinyl :)

    4. V/A - Out Patients Vol 2 (Hospital) CD-R
    Hospital records come with mo goodies in the new instalment
    of Out Patients. All new and exclusive and featuring the cream
    of today's top production teams. Jazztronik, Swell Session, Les
    Gammas, Landslide etc. Even the 'Future Homosapiens'
    (remember them) make a long over due visit to our ears!
    11 tracks and all pushing the right buttons!
    Ems, Any vinyl yet!

    5. Arrdvark - Spoken (Nubian Mindz mixes)(Rush Hour) 12"
    Been shouting about this crew from Holland for some
    time now and 'Oh my god' Colin Lindo aka 'Nubian
    Mindz' from the Archive, Reinforced camps comes with
    two blinding remixes. One Detroit house creamer and one
    absolute no buts 'broken beater' belter.

    6. Stereotyp meets Tikiman - Jahman (G-Stone) 12"
    This kid bordering on genius! Those of you who got off on
    the remix for Juryman's Ethiopian track need to get ready
    for this. A dark Viennese dubster for sure! I remember
    hearing a track called 'Hempster' and knowing this fella
    gonna be big!

    7. Block 16 - Find an Oasis (Nuphonic) CD-R
    Suckaz for the strings, hold on to your arm chairs!
    This gonna Bunson burn ya! Jhelisa returns with
    the voice over but the orchestration and the bossa
    groove killing us ever so slowly. Fug quiet things
    down with a solid remix too.

    8. V/A - Compost 100 (Compost) 4xLP
    4 plates of bonkeroney Bavarian beats! I'm in heaven!
    To celebrate the 100th release of this outstanding label
    Compost come through with a compilation of all our fav
    acts past and present. Some amazing music on this
    album and I personally can't wait for the next one hundred
    releases from Haager Street. Hats off and respect to all
    the crews.

    9. Su-Paka-Pooh - Aya (Flower) 12"
    Taken from forthcoming Pooh album on the formidable
    Flower imprint. This promo one sided continuing all the
    usual Japanese ingredients for proper ear to feet
    coordination. As always, what they lack in soul they
    sure do make up with production and arrangements.

    10. Kyoto Jazz Massive - Eclipse (Afronaught remixes)(Compost) CD-R
    Forthcoming new biz from Munich via the land of the
    rising sun. A little detour on the way to North Acton
    were O-Dawg or Oringe Waters as he is now known, hot
    of the heels of 'Transcend Me' gets to grips with a
    Okino Bros classic. We digging the new tacks too.

    11. Intuit - A New Beginning (Compost) CD-R
    Oh how we like those space trips! Nuff Compost Bitz
    about to hit the streets and all bases covered too.
    This a beautiful cosmic journey with a Julie Dexter
    sound alike melting my earlobes. If you enjoyed the
    Eska and Uschi Classen track for Earth Project then
    you be travelling with this one too. Hold tight!

    12. Nicole Conte - ? (Les Gammas remix)(Forma 2000) CD-R
    Dem boys on a roll! Les Gammas come with the lick
    on this tasty jazz come soundtrack monster. Right now,
    Les Gammas the most prolific and productive of the
    European crews and top tip from da Cuki, do not pass
    any mix on any release from them.

    13. Robert Nacken - Majomin (Spectrum Works) 12"
    This is where music begins and ends for me! Songs,
    melodies, spirituality and so much more. Epic acoustic
    music from the label that isn't afraid to differ. This the
    guy too that wrote Karma's 'High Priestess'.

    14. K - Water Flame/Echo (Calm/Chari Chari mixes)(Rhythm Republic)12"
    No doubt Nippon Nik getting damp with the Calm mix!
    But Chari Chari hit the ambient note the best. Calm
    mix on the percussive wave and that be why Nippon
    Nik in need of pampers!

    15. Le Mans - Mi Nouela Autobiografica (Kabuki remix)(Spectrum Works) 12"
    Well, after the comfy chair bizniz, time now to get
    your dancing socks back on. It may be taken from
    the excellent 'Folky' acoustic compilation on Spectrum
    Works but Kabuki show no respect in lighting the fuse
    with this cross breed fusion killa. A bomb!

    16. Marcos Valle - Escape (Far Out) 2xLP
    Time travels but Mr Valle delivers what we know of him
    already. Pure quality Brazilian viberphonics! It's been a
    long time but I'm sure I can hear crickets singing. Authentic
    Brazilian music in the 001. Spine tingling as NN would say!

    17. The Underwolves - Under your Sky (Compost/JCR) 2xLP
    This time Compost won't let the boys down like the other lot
    did! What did happen to Island Blue? It may be over two years
    old but the fact that its release is immanent is a testimony to the
    fact that good things happen to those who wait. We have to
    thank Compost too for getting on the case of this long lost
    beauty. A truly exceptional album that to many needs no
    introduction. Timeless.

    18. Modaji - S/T (Laws of Motion) 2xLP
    21st century soul boy Dominic Jacobson finally delivers
    his first long player! He's come along way since the days
    of 'Starburst over Orion'. He's also matured into one of the
    finest producers and songwriters around. Respect DHJ.
    Lookout out for the awesome Everton Nelson vs Jazztronik
    strings edition of 'One and the Same' as the next single.

    19. Moodymann - ? (KDJ) 12"
    Black label, one side, no info! Who gives a flying! Kenny
    Dixon Jr, Detroit bizniz back on my page. This one even
    madder than previous excursions into moody house music.
    Sadistic strings and ill informed programming. We love it!

    20. Shur-i-ken - Advance (Freerange) 2xLP & 2x12"
    Wow! What a debut album for Mr Odell's Freerange label.
    Look out to for Landslide and Swell Session remixes
    forthcoming too. Shur-i-ken aka Tim Szirtes coming
    through with mo twists and turns than a super market
    trolley with a wonky wheel. You even need to check the
    CD for an amazing track called 'Awakening's'.

    21. Aardvarck - Ludiek EP (Delsin) 12"
    Broken Beats outta Holland? Believe! Yes
    we take windmills, tulips and broken beats
    wherever they are from, and this five track EP
    certainly pulling nuff punches! Sounding like
    a 2000 Black release. High praise indeed.

    22. Vikter Duplaix - Manhood/City Spirits remixes (GAP) 12"
    Five tracker that covers Vikter's excellent GAP
    debut last year. 'Rima' steal the show with the
    'Manhood' remix though both King Britt and Vikter
    add exciting new licks to last years classic.

    23. Nitan Sawhney - Sunset (London Elektricity mix)(V2) CD-R
    Lecky roll out another top quality remix. We be feelin' the
    DnB thing at ther mo and this the cream of the crop.
    A proper roller!

    24. Pysco on da Bus - 'Remixes' (Comet) 12"
    How much we still enjoy this album, this concept. Well
    Doctor L and Chateau Flight join the bus ride with
    two excellent remixes. Comets amazing and diverse
    roster of artists and styles giving me much joy.

    25. Fujiwara & Osawa - Lost Child (Instr)(Sony Japan)12"
    Modern day arrangements tend to be overlooked
    in need of finding more welly for the dance floor! Well
    this here arrangement, production and song presses
    the right buttons every time As per usual we bypass
    the vocal and get straight to the instrumental from the
    guys who work the 'Mondo Grosso' & 'Bird' sound.

    26. Enola 5 - Moonlighting (Cooker) CD-R
    Oh my god! Who is this crew! Three tracks
    wearing out the soles of my shoes! 'Moonlighting'
    drops the biggest bomb though. Turn right at the
    lights and head up Kruder and Truby street.

    27. Chris Bowden - Beautiful Nasty (4 Hero remix)(Ninja Tune) 12"
    This mans axe takes you to places unknown and unseen.
    Reminding me of Ornettes sound and sense. 4 Hero do
    the remix proud too. We know how they work their
    magic with Chris. It's a tough choice between the
    original and the remix, both touching the spinal column,
    both electrifying the nervous system.

    28. Hanna feat Gere - Laughing (Apollo) 12"
    So pleased to have this on any format, Big thanks to
    David for putting this my way. One of those beautiful
    melodic drum n bass tunes that gives me da bumps.
    Hanna being the vocalist. Singing sweet and
    changing directions in this moody but mellow roller.
    Forge been teasing me with this for weeks, now I
    got my own.

    29. Swell Session - I see through you/Gone (Hollow) CD-R
    We think the follow up to the amazing and still
    played out first twelve from Sweden's Hollow
    recordings. Top teenager Ms Yukimi Nagano
    adding those composed vocals once again.
    A worthy follow up.

    30. Stratospheric - Neon Carlita (UFO remix)(Internal Bass) 12"
    Maybe the best thing UFO have remixed in while?
    They leave out their trademark campness and get
    down to the serious task of the groove. Bass licks
    and key stabs reminding of some good ol fashioned
    German bizniz.

    #### #### Coffee compliment #### ####

    Well, if you gonna spend quality time in Hungary then
    time for me to get out a dishy Gabor Szabo record which
    you may or may not know about. The original gypsy
    guitar who travelled to the west coast and made it big
    on the Impulse label with the jazz greats of the sixties.
    This though not a Impulse or Skye recording, but a
    Blue Thumb record which was a spin off from the Impulse
    ABC label.
    Gabor Szabo - High Contrast
    Blue Thumb BTS 28 (1971)
    How many folks know George Bensons 'Breezin' was a cover?
    Yeap, Bobby Womack original wrote this track for Gabor in
    the early seventies! They had a very close friendship and
    a few albums together. Both guitarists! This the absolute
    killa track on the album and Gabor's guitar bombs Bensons
    effort outta the water (and that was pretty good too). Proper
    hip hop style and tempo with strings, Tommy LiPuma producing,
    that must have been the connection with Bensons later effort.
    Rest of the album also pleasing my Sunday afternoon writing
    these notes. Seek.

    #### #### At Granny #### ####

    1. Mark Murphy - Like a Lover (Muse 78 LP)
    2. Ben Sidran - Now I Live (Blue Thumb 73 LP)
    3. Les McCann - Beaux J. Poo Boo (Atlantic 72 LP)
    4. Donald Byrd - Think Twice (Blue Note 75 LP)
    5. Gabor Szabo - Breezin' (Blue Thumb 71 LP)
    6. Morgana King - Like a Seed (Paramount 73 LP)
    7. Chaka Khan - Move me no Mountain (Warner Bros 80 LP)
    8. Rose Royce - Ooh Boy (Whitfield 77 LP)
    9. Kool & the Gang - Whisper Softly (De-Lite76 LP)
    10. Cassandra Wilson - A little warm death (Blue Note 95 LP)
    11. Atjazz - Day 2001 (Mantis 01 LP)
    12. Vikter Duplaix - Manhood (Rima remix)(Groove Attack 01 12")
    13. Stereotyp meets Tikiman - Jahman (G-Stone 01 12")
    14. Kaidi Tatham - Betcha (Son of Scientist mix)(Bitasweet 01 12")
    15. Herbert - You saw it all (K7 01 LP)
    16. K - Echo (Chari Chari remix)(Rhythm Republic 01 12")
    17. Scuba - To her with love (Spectrum Works 01 LP)
    18. Les Gammas - Outra Vida (Compost 01 LP)
    19. Light Sleepers - Parallel (Fenetik 01 12")
    20. Azymuth - Dear Limmertz (Milestone 80 12")
    21. Lesette Wilson - Caveman Boogie (Headfirst 81 LP)
    22. Johnny Hammond - Breakout (Kudu 71 LP)
    23. Willie Colon - Set fire to me (Latin Jazzbo mix)(A&M 86 12")
    24. Motown Sounds - Bad Mouthin' (Motown 79 LP)
    25. Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank (Sunshine Sound 78 12")
    26. The Jacksons - Shake your Body (Epic 78 12")
    27. Bobby Womack - Gyspy Woman (MCA 85 12")
    28. Stevie Wonder - You got it bad girl (Motown 72 LP)

    Till the next time.
    The One Sweet Daddy (Cukipapa)

    Resident at
    'Bemsha' Notting Hill Arts Club, Tuesday's 8 till 1with the
    Nathan Haines Band
    'Bite Your Granny' Point 101Bar, New Oxford St, Thursday's
    9 till 2 with Nik Weston

    Mail to,
    Alan Brown
    Chase 3/200L
    125 London Wall
    EC2Y 5AJ

    Tel/Fax 020 7352 2051

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