Haste’s Place

Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out

Something new that I like. Lovely bit of stripped down soul from geeky looking white dude. Lovely harmonies in the chorus…yum

Wish I’d picked up one of those heart shaped records :’(

Gwen Guthrie – Sweet Bitter Love

Smooth and sexy. Gwen Guthrie coming with a lovely bit of early 90s soul here. Most will probably know her for tracks like Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent but this one’s a personal fav

Doc Scott & Marcus Intalex – 3 Hour Techno Mix

Two wicked Drum & Bass Djs playing a load of lovely techno recorded live at Sun & Bass in September. Quality tunes all the way through and nice to see something a little different from these guys…

Listen here

When wrestling was good: Ted DiBiase

The WWE is still kinda fun to watch but every time I see it it just reminds me of quite how wicked this stuff was in the ’80s and ’90s. A time when ridiculous stereotypes and shocking lycra outfits ruled the day and there was still a massive element of fun involved. The wrestling’s never been about the actual in ring bit for me, just the promos where big fellas who couldn’t act their way out of a paper bag shout a lot and say some of the most mind numbing crap I’ve ever heard.

My favourite wrestler was definitely Ted DiBiase, the Million Dollar Man. He kinda looks like a cross between British singer Chris Rea and a Lion and like many at the time he doesn’t share the steroid enhanced physique that pretty much every wrestler has now.

His promos were so good…classic stuff here. The shot at 0:39 cracks me up every time.

Looking back, it’s unbelievable that they gave this guy a slave, Virgil, who happened to be a black fella. Goes to show what you could get away with in more naive times!

Some other links to check out

Ted goes to hospital promo (what is Virgil wearing at 1:14?!)
I want this belt

And remember, everybody has a price for the Million Dollar Man…

J Rolla’s Big Happy Mix

I’ve been buying way too much Happy Hardcore recently. Before you think less of me I’m not talking about the horrible BOOM BOOM BOOM stuff that you’d generally associate with the HHC label. Many people don’t seem to know this but before ’96 Happy was actually pretty good if you could stand a little cheese. Less four to the floor and more amens and breakbeats with the odd piano here and there.

J Rolla, a wicked DJ who you should all go check out when you have the chance, posted this mis up on DNBA forums a little while back and I’ve had this on heavy rotation ever since. It absolutely sums up the good side of Happy Hardcore leaving out all the shite and, boy, there’s a lot of it

Check it out over at Soundcloud – The Big Happy Mix


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