Regular readers may be aware of the Sunday Times party that gowan in Cork here in Ireland. I’ve played at it a few times (usually alongside Lerosa) and have waxed lyrical about how superb an all day hoedown it is on a few occasions. Originally started off by John Hennessy and Barry Walsh the ST gang now comprises of 4, with Dean from Tr One and Colm K (he who recently dropped the amazing Love EP on Bastard Jazz) having recently joined to help spruce things up. Many of the parties is just the 4 guys playing off each other for over 8hrs but for their 4th birthday, taking place this Sunday the 28th in The Pav, they’ve brought over the like minded Co-boss of Eglo, Alexander Nut, to muck around with them too. It should be a pretty amazing day’s music and banter.
Sometimes Djs can be a bit unresponsive to my request for a guest mix on here. It’s probably been a good 3 years since I asked the Sunday Times guys to contribute a mix, and well, it never happened. The bastards. So with this party coming up I once again sent out a request. And instead of an hour or so studio mix they threw me over a recording from their May party. The whole party. So below, in 3 parts, is an 8 AND A HALF HOUR mix. Unsurprisingly, there isn’t a tracklist either. There be jazz, hip hop, reggae, electro, disco, house, techno and what not all thrown into the pot with music from Tim Maia, Eddie Kendricks, Joe Henderson, Courtney Melody, Pharaohs, Keith Hudson, Legowelt, Mr Flagio, The The, Larry Heard, Rhye, Marcellus Pittman, Prince, Inner Life, Simple Minds and Blake Baxter. Along with many, many others. Phew. At the very least it’ll get you through a day in work. These guys are all killer selectors so I’m pretty happy to finally have this to host.