England, My England

An England Story - Soul Jazz

The unintentionally hilarious comment below from a neo-nazi has reminded me that I haven’t mentioned this essential new release from Soul Jazz.

If you’ve been following this blog and the mixes I’ve done for the last few years, you’ll know that I think the history of UK MC culture has been massively under-exposed – this is fantastic start to redressing that error.

The album is compiled by the comrades over at The Heatwave and is based on their excellent blogariddims mix.

Full review to follow in the next issue of The Wire, but do yourself and favour and grab your copy now – you won’t regret it. If there is a release more important than this in 2008 I will be very surprised.

The album also functions as a beautiful antidote to the socially constructed concept of “whiteness” that my correspondent seems so keen on.

Full tracklist and samples at the Soul Jazz site.

Time Out feature.