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25ThC mix for Forty Five Day

25ThC came up with the idea of Forty Five Day and it was launched last week with 52 mixes, a 2 hour radio show from 45 Live and a live stream from Skeg of Breakin Bread.

You can check out 25ThC 45 minute mix but make sure you check out all of the great mixes. If you would like to get involved nest year then please email: fortyfiveday@gmail.com

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25ThC 7×7″ Mix – 33rpm

With all this spare time on our hands due to the Covid-19 lockdown its time to experiment and get creative. Inspired by Greg Belson’s “Good feelin’ for the darkness” mix and the slowed down Dolly Parton – Jolene track, 25ThC has put together a mix of 7 x 7 inch vinyl 45s played at 33rpm. It creates some interesting dark heavy beats and deep vocals. Downtempo in the extreme.

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FLEXICUTS 6 by DJ Woody – 7″ Flexidisc

DJ Woody is always evolving the art of scratching and is constantly producing new items and records for the scratch DJ. His 7″ Flexicuts flexidisc series has now reached its final instalment with number 6. The photo doesn’t really do it justice but this time around it is a clear plastic flexidisc with silver foil. It features 6 dope original skip proof scratch sentences arranged at 83.33bpm and pressed at 33.33rpm.

The previous instalments have all sold out so make sure you grab your copy now from his website. While you are there, also check out some of his other releases and his grind strips for creating some very interesting scratch sounds.

He has also just set up a brand new Facebook page – Faded – The Senior Skratch club – which is already vey popular with lost of posts from DJ’s, old photos/footage and lots of discussion about scratch mixers.

https://www.woodwurkrecords.com

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Fonki Cheff Q&A

We first became aware of Fonki Cheff through the The Forty Five Kings and his brilliant all 45s mixes. He has just released a brand new mix taking us on a journey through Rumba. 25ThC wanted to know more so asked him a few questions.

How and when did you first get into DJ’ing?

I started to DJ in like 97 or so using my friends equipment , because I didn’t have any money at that time.

You clearly love your 45s. What is it about the format that most appeals to you?

Starting playing 45s was natural to me, I had been in the USA for 7 years and it was easier to bring 45s than it was to carry those heavy 12″ and I also had back problems. I step in to records on Broadway (Sacramento) one of the biggest and craziest 45s shop I’ve ever been.

Where do you go to dig for records?

I dig mostly in flea markets and record shops. I try not to buy much on discogs. Sometimes when I sell some expensive records I also order from Juno (Tons of hip hop 45s lately).

I’m absolutely loving your latest mix. Tell us about Rumba and the artists we need to know about?

Rumba is a heavily influenced style depending on the year. Mid to late 70s got some funk on it, late 70s to early 80s is mostly the disco time. Also compilations like Belter acid rumba & Txarly Brown’s Achilifunk helped to rescue forgotten track’s. I’m super happy skilled DJs from others countries listen to a little rumba, because  it is a genre considered small in comparison with the big Flamenco names and we are just a few people trying to get people to know about it!

Which DJs inspire you?

Back in the days the west coast DJs like Shadow, Chemist and Numark were a heavy influence, but the dj that most influenced me is DJ Koco aka Shimokita. I even changed the way I use headphones watching his videos. To me no doubt the best DJ in the planet now and hoping he comes to Spain!

We are also big big fans of DJ Koco and are looking forward to the day we can see him perform live. You can check out more of Fonki Cheff’s mixes on his Mixcloud page. 

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Blade, Seek the Northerner & DJ Woody – Fuck the Fans 7″

We have followed Blade since 2000 when he released his amazing album “The Unknown” with, the sadly now deceased, Mark B (RIP). Regarded as one of the UK’s best Hip Hop MC’s we are pleased to see him come of retirement with a brand new 7″ vinyl release.
 
After a lengthy hiatus Seek the Northerner sent him a beat that he felt he could do something different on. The track is a message of gratitude to his fans in his recognisable and iconic style. Seek the NOrthenr also jumps on a verse and World Champion turntablist DJ Woody brings the cuts.

https://seek-the-northerner.bandcamp.com/album/blade-seek-the-northerner-dj-woody-fuck-the-fans

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45s, 7" vinyl

Boca 45- 2020 Donuts #1

2020 keeps on giving at the moment as far as 45’s are concerned. Hot off the back of Bocas Club Donuts collection, and 2019’s album “Forty Five”, Boca 45 has a new collection of coloured 45s out this year
 
His aim is to create a whole album from the 2 tracks contained on each 45 released every other month. Each of the releases are limted to 300 numbered copies each.
 
First up is a collaboration with Hannah Williams on side A called ‘Powerful’. Those in the know will be aware that Hannah was recently sampled by non other than Jay-Z on his track ‘4:44’. Set over a dark heavy beat, the lyrics came about as a result of the current difficult political times that the UK finds itself in. Those who picked up the recent Bocas Forty Five CD will know it very well as it closes that mix. 
 
On the flip is ‘Sparky Evans’ – heavy drums, great samples, and a load of scratching. What more could you want?
 
Grab your copy now before it sells out which won’t be long!

https://2020donuts.bigcartel.com/product/2020-donuts-1

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25ThC 7×7″ Vinyl Mix – Reggae 1

25ThC’s first 7×7″ vinyl mix of 2020 is an all reggae affair featuring some new and classic tracks from Hollie Cook, Sara Lugo & Kabaka Pyramid, Roy Panton, Half Pint, The Circle of Confusion & Cornell Campbell, Screechy Dan, and Red Rose and King Kong. As first played exclusively on The Premium Blend Radio Show on Hailsham FM on 30/01/2020

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