Show 856: Ilya flows between house and its myriad roots and branches with cuts by Moodymann, Pépé Bradock, Only Freak, Herbie Hancock, Kenlou and Sir Piers. Plus another hardbody banger off the new Joell Ortiz LP, a blazing vocal cut from Dilla's long-lost album "The Diary", and electro-funk heat from Tryezz and Egyptian Lover.
Show 831: Simply beautiful: Ephiks rolls out soulful vocals and headnod beats from Erykah, Outkast, S.O.S. Band, k-os, Souleance, Janet and many more. New Zealand songstress Sacha Vee gets soul sensitive on "Ging", Papoose kicks off DJ Premier's "Bars in the Booth" series with mind-bending rhymes, and Brian Ellis and Tryezz bring that heavy modern funk thump.
Show 785: Nothin' to it: Scott C bobs, weaves and strikes with a killer edit of Jacob Collier's "Don't You Worry About a Thing" plus beatmaker gold by Slakah the Beatchild, psychedelic thump from Crunch, and turn of the 80s jams by Gayle Adams, Dayton and Leroy Hutson. Waahli and Sam I Am revive the Native Tongues spirit on "Soul Baby", BE.water spits earnest reflections over soul-soaked beats on "Enigma", Tryezz gets the subs rattling on a fat synth instrumental, and Renee Geyer brings a sublime slice of mellow soul.