223: “Do What You Wanna” by Ramsey Lewis (Mr. Scruff’s Soul Party Remix)

Guy still looks good. Got no smart ass comments.Getcha some of this: Ramsey Lewis all re-worked by versatile mix-master, Mr. Scruff. If you’re alone, listen to this song right now. Just close your eyes and pretend you’re in the middle of the dance floor, and get into it. Stop reading this. Remember you have to make time to get down.

“Do What You Wanna” comes off a 2005 release, one in a series from the Verve record label, Verve/Remixed, wherein mixologists re-work Verve’s varied, decades-long catalog to mixed success.

Another standout track to put in your ear holes is the UFO remix of Sarah Vaughan’s classic rendition of “Summertime.”

(New Wilco came out today.) Enjoy.

Song: Do What You Wanna (Mr. Scruff Soul Party Remix)
Artist: Ramsey Lewis
Album: Verve/Remixed
Label: Verve
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

193: “Sweet Smoke” by Mr. Scruff

Tastes like it smells.It’s Friday. Time for a party in your pants.

Dance Instructions:
Test your perception of reality against reality.
Wait, that’s for everything else in life.  On the dance floor, you needn’t analyze.
Just gather your family around you. Lift your knees. Wobble your legs. And make it move.
For life is but a dream.

Mr. Scruff is another one of these Ninja Tune cats who insist on approaching music with the stealth of a Navy Seal, and performing some unilateral maneuvers on its ass.

This song is only available on vinyl, which is the perfect medium for analog jams, and grandma couch covers.

Mr. Scruff is a British mammal, with a lot of cartoon videos on YouTube that my 9-year-old son tends to enjoy. Mr. Scruff draws them himself!

Getcha some, and enjoy.  Happy Friday.

Song: Sweet Smoke
Artist: Mr. Scruff
Album: Sweet Smoke
Label: Ninja Tune
Buy from: Amazon
Watch: YouTube