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Stranger Things – Mouth Breathers Mixtape


Following on from this years ‘Saucy Summer Mix-up’ myself, Waxer and Repo 136 are once again teaming up to bring you a special 2hr show… for Halloween!

The plan was (after discussing briefly over the Summer period) to pick a single horror movie and base our efforts around it… but then the Netflix sensation ‘Stranger Things’ reared its ugly head and had all three of us (along with most of the world) gripped.

Being blokes of a certain age, we were brought up on the kinds of movies that Stranger Things has clearly taken countless references from… and if the visual styling wasn’t enough then it was backed up with a pretty impressive soundtrack of moody synths so typical of the early 80s.

So with the topic chosen we decided to split the entire series between us, and dig through our respective crates to put together a 2hr ‘Mouth Breathers Mixtape’ for your aural pleasure! We haven’t even heard each others efforts, so this will be a first for all of us.

The show will be aired on 27th October between 9-11pm over on Disco Scratch Radio with a download option following thereafter.

Show 17 now up… Dig in!

Another CORKING selection this month… I am good to you… Digging through the mp3’s I’ve pulled out some nice Pye Corner Audio, a boogie stomper from Psychic Mirrors, some moody beats from Jonny Drop and some lovely hip hop from Dutch Mob, Last Jazz Club, Lewis Parker and Duck Alert with Mr. West… then we continue with the hip hop whilst digging in our pockets with Mr. Brown and S.O.E. Also worth shelling out for is the 2nd LP by Jazz-Funkateers Resolution 88, Marlow’s debut LP on Sonar Kollektiv and chilled bliss from Gaussian Curve… throw into the mix a couple of car boot gems from The Equals and George Benson and you have a splendid hour of tuneage… Dig in!

Show 16 now up

This month we look at a few bits bought from car boots over the Summer from Brand X, Steve Miller Band, Hammer, Shirley Bassey and MFSB… We blow some cobwebs off killer tracks by Stateless, 2 Banks of 4 and Ben E King… there’s an exclusive from the forthcoming Slipmat Brothers and Pen Pals LP… plus some brand new bits from Yussef Kamaal and Tempelhof & Gigi Masin… Dig in!!!

Show 14 now on Mixcloud

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This month we kick off with some charity shop finds… the Rocky soundtrack by Bill Conti which I picked up donkeys years ago, and two recent finds at 50p each from Portishead and Howie B. I dug in my pockets and bought a few bits of vinyl from Rarekind Records with smashers by Ill Treats, Just Divine and Bobby Deans… then the mp3 selection has been done as a little 20min mix for you this month… we have a track from the King album ‘We are King’ followed by a smattering of boom-bap goodness from Georgy Whistler, George Fields, Simiah, Boora & Mr, Robberhood and Mr Brown. There’s a nice Large Pro remix from M.Skills, a track from the new Soundsci LP, plus a lovely track from Nite Funk. The we move into two cuts for the crates selection from the first Tricky LP and a Jazzanova remix of Ski… Dig in!!!!!

The Unexplained link between 3rd Bass and The Smiths

There’s something quite special when you spot a sample… This morning I was listening to a podcast of the previous night’s Iain Lee show on Talk Radio where he was reminiscing about the brilliant 80’s magazine ’The Unexplained’.

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Being a similar age to Iain, I too was a big fan of the magazine and it is always the images of spontaneous human combustion that will forever come to my mind whenever the magazine pops up in conversation.

Iain’s particular focus on his show was the free flexi disc that came with the first issue – Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment In Electronic Communication With The Dead, recorded by Konstantin Raudive & Michael Smythe.

This disc played examples of electronic voice phenomena (EVP), which are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.

Iain played side one of the disc and I recognised the voice of the woman immediately… a quick search when I got into work allowed me to listen to the other side of the record and BOOM there is was at 1:16 in… the vocal sample from 3rd Bass ‘Triple Stage Darkness’… “You are sleeping, you do not want to believe”.


Being a big fan of hip hop through the 80’s I rarely listened to anything else… so I was completely unaware that their sample was ACTUALLY taken from the The Smiths tune ‘Rubber Ring’ (it appears right at the end).


Always good to connect the dots!

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