By Mark Lancaster on 21/12/16 | Category - DJ Top Tens
As 2016 comes to a close it is time once more to have a look at some of the tunes that have rocked the boat of your favourite Ship Full Of Bombs presenters. First up is Sea Shanties helmer Curly Dan Newman.
Sticky Situation - Kiko Bunn
Coconut Jelly Man - Shanique Marie & Cali P
This Town - The Skints ft Tippa Irie & Horseman
Under Arrest - Prince Fatty vs Mongo's Hi-Fi
To Li - Jojo Abot
Morning BJ - Point Point
I Feel Your Pain - SBTRK ft D.R.A.M.
Against All Logic - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Hold Up - Beyonce
Christine - Christine & the Queens
All Night - Chance the Rapper
Crank It (Woah!) - Kideko & George ft Nadia Rose
Action - Cassius ft Cat Power & Mike D
Heaven Scent - Soulwax ft Chloe Sevigny
Baby Do You Wanna Bump? - Todd Terje & the Olsens
Too Much Information- Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra (Laolu remix)#
Just Say- KDA ft Tinashe
Rinse & Repeat- Riton ft Kah-Lo
Housework- Jax Jones ft Mike Dunn & MNEK
Dear Love- Birthday Boy ft Dana
Goodbye- Feder ft Lyse
Peacemakers- Marcus Marr
OLD SKOOL SOUL/FUNK
Black Man In A White World- Michael Kiwanuka
Do It Again- Lady Wray
Cut Ya Down- Eli Paperboy Reed
Skwod- Nadia Rose
Girls- Joey Purp ft Chance the Rapper
Pop Style- Drake ft The Throne
Cash Machine- Big Baby D.R.A.M.
Honeycomb- Kadhja Bonet
Skipping Stones- Gallant ft Jhene Aiko
50/50- Ray Blk
Ultralight Beam- Kanye West
Redbone- Childish Gambino
It Really Happened- Paris Jones
Use My Body- Mavis John
Classical Gas- Mason Williams
Give Him A Great Big Kiss- The Shangri-Las
Too Drunk To F*ck- Dead Kennedys
Think Twice (Version X)- Jackie Wilson & Lavern Baker
By Dan Newman on 04/02/16 | Category - DJ Top Tens
Curly Dan Newman takes a look at ten bands/acts that we should all be keeping an eye on in 2016,
1. I've been listening to KALI UCHIS loads recently. She was born in Columbia and raised in Virginia, USA and produces and writes her own music. It's a warm mix of old school reggae, hip hop and electronic soul that could be big in 2016 me thinks.
2. Another recent musical obsession has been rapper and soul singer ANDERSON.PAAK. He's been around for a while (he's on his 4th album) but is really coming through now. with the recent release of hos new album 'Malibu' he's poised for greatness. His music is a heady mix of Kendrick Lamarr, Chance the Rapper and Prince.
3. HINDS have also been around for a while but the lo-fi lady duo are exposure for their lovely naive and ramshackle ditties.
4. PRINCE RAMA are another trendy female duo from the US. Their music is rough and shonky with more of an arty hipster vibe. There's a freshness to their sound and look that could catapult them somewhere special this year.
5. I've been a bit obsessed with SOPHIE's productions for a couple of years now. Closely aligned with the PC Music stable his productions are really out there, using bubbles, pops, Hoovers and sound effects in place of regular percussion and drum machines. I'd always assumed he was a faceless, ugly, beardy studio bloke but actually he's kind of pretty, rather androgynous and very trendy. His music is tuneful but cutting edge and deserves to be massive but I kind of hope it's not so I can keep it a 'secret'!
6. JIMI CHARLES MOODY. There's been so much groovy music coming from Australia recently you'd almost imagine it's a cold and rainy place where everyone stays indoors writing music. This old fashioned troubadour has a great soulful voice and rather good songs.
7. LADY LESHURR is a quick witted rapper from Solihull with some similarities to that other Brummie The Streets as she cheekily raps over rough demo beats. She's best know for her scathing 'Queen's Speech' series.
8. CLOVES. I like a good voice and folk goddess Cloves' voice is heaven-pure and classy. She's also another Aussie bringing it.
9. SOFI TUKKER. Despite only realising two tracks so far, the guitar sex house of 'Drinkee' and the tuba led 'Matador', NYC based dance duo Sofi Tukker look set for big things. 'Drinkee' has already been used in an Apple Watch advert.
10. JACK GARRATT. Generally deemed 'the one who will be massive in 2016' multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt has been wooing punters and critics for a while now and momentum is growing. There are some similarities with much maligned ginger prince of the people, Ed Sheeran, with his ability to entertain large audiences playing solo with a few instruments and a loop pedal. he might not be super 'cool' but there's no doubt your gonna be hearing lots more about this fella.