Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you don’t have to.
It’s not often a hip-hop artist at Snoop Dogg’s level puts out a mix, so when he does, you take notice. Joining his two-hour set of Doggfather samples this week is an essential primer on forgotten R&B girl groups of the ‘90s and ‘00s, post-club mayhem from Radar Radio’s Martha and a soothing set from Parisian artist D.K.
Tha Doggfather: The Samples
Tha Doggfather turned 20 this week, and to mark the anniversary, Snoop Dogg himself created a mix of all the tracks sampled on the album. It’s a treasure trove of ‘70s funk from The Gap Band, disco from Chic and R&B from One Way alongside music from Run DMC, Queen, The Jackson 5 and 112. Even better, it includes commentary from Snoop.
Unappreciated: Forgotten R&B Girl Groups Of The ‘90s and ‘00s
Rob Pursey is a true head and dedicated keeper of the flame, and we are lucky to have him. This week he’s gifted us this fierce-as-fuck 90-minute glitterbomb of deep cuts and one-off hits from unfairly forgotten R&B girl groups of the ‘90s and ‘00s. You shouldn’t need any more convincing than that. Featuring tracks from 3LW, Mokenstef, Dear Jayne, Gyrl, Fabu and Cherish, it is 100% heart-eyes-emoji.
The alarmingly talented Martha is one of the savviest young radio DJs out, and though her Radar show is always top quality, it’s great to hear her take the reins for a full 45 minutes, uninterrupted by the usual top guests and chat. She’s playing with Kode9 and Konx-Om-Pax tonight (November 18) which should give you a clue about the level she’s operating at. Her Hyponik set takes in future-facing soundscapes from SKY H1, Kuedo, Lotic, Fraxinus, SHALT and more.
Études Mix N°16
Antinote and L.I.E.S. regular Dang Khoa Chau is one of Paris’s most interesting selectors, bridging new age ambient and tough house rhythms with ease across his D.K. and 45 ACP aliases. His latest mix is another blissed-out exploration of the dance floor’s more esoteric corners, weaving polyrhythmic jams and beatless FM tunes with a similar vibe to Visible Cloaks’ classic Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo mixes.