The rain and storms have cleared just in time for another basement edition of Say Yes with Rory Phillips and Nadia Ksaiba! They’ll be bringing a Summer Jam Special along with regular guest Thomas Whitehead so ahead of the party we asked the three of them to pick their top summer jams!
Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick – La Di Da Di
Britain’s finest rapper and my fave of all time, Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh jam from the early days of hip hop as made famous by Notorious BIG with the re-sung killer hook.
Lady B – To The Beat Y’all
Laid back party rappin’ over a killer disco funk jam. Pretty any much Sugarhill could make my list.
Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus
Diggin’ this out coz I was listening to Missy earlier, but I think that X-Press 2’s sample of it or something familiar brought my attention to it back in the day. Any version of this, the dub, extended or triple dutch all make me wanna dance my ass off.
Malcolm Maclaren – Buffalo Gals
Malcolm Maclaren Svengali exporting hip hop from out of the block parties and into the mainstream.
Duke Bootee – Live Wire
Apparently half of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (on record at least), Duke Bootee also produced Dr. John’s “unique” take on hip hop – “Jet Set”
Edwin Birdsong – Phiss Phizz
More sexy carbonated drink themed groove from Roy Ayer’s keyboard player, more famous (via Daft Punk) for Cola Bottle Lady.
Surface – Falling In Love
Former Sister Sledge songwriters come good on this party starter.
Xavier – Work That Sucker To Death
A pure stomper, featuring guest appearance by the inimitable Bootsy Collins on bass.
TC Curtis – Dance To The Beat
British Boogie! On the heatwave themed HOT MELT records. Also responsible for the ace Should Have Known Better.
The Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Paul Weller, an 808 and a boogie synth line. Summer slow jam.
Join Nadia, Thomas and Rory in the basement for the Say Yes Summer Jams this Friday 2nd August from 9pm – 3am.
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