The Show: XXJFG


Life And Death On The NY Dance Floor
Life And Death On The NY Dance Floor

A lazy and feckless Herb Whisperer is outsourcing the majority of his show  duties this week. Replacing the usual combination of distorted guitars, African new wave & woozy hip hop are two mixes lifted from 20 Jazz Funk Greats – Fuck Guns and Water Flowing Underground.

XXJFG is one of our oldest and dearest MP3 blogs – Fluxblog is the only one we have been visiting for longer – and many of their musical selections have made their way into Joint playlists over the past decade.

The one song choice The Herb Whisperer did make this week was the 16 minute disco track “Hills Of Katmandu”, as recommended in “Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983”. Many of the chapters in this book come with playlists based upon that era’s DJs’ favourites – Mancuso, Levan, Kamins, Bambaataa et al. If only the author, Tim Lawrence, had also published those same playlists on Spotify it would have saved The Herb Whisperer one further job (as we said, lazy and feckless).

Direct download: The Joint – 07 April 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…


Sunday May 11th, 1980, 6:55am

Thanks, once again, to The Intercepted for the Trump skits that preface the start of their podcasts and that we shamelessly recycle in our mixes. This week’s GoodFellas effort is particularly good and had us fondly recalling one of the greatest cinematic depictions of coke paranoia.

If they had been wiseguys, I wouldn’t have heard a thing. I would’ve been dead

Direct download: The Joint – 1 April 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Roderic Reece vs Partridge Family vs Andy Williams vs Voice Of The Beehive – I Think I Love You
  • Moon Duo – Cross-Town Fade
  • Schlachthofbronx – Copper And Lead (featuring Riko Dan)
  • Dotama – 本音 (featuring 般若)
  • Levelz – Drug Dealer
  • Nite Jewel – 2 Good 2 Be True
  • Girlpool – 123
  • She-Devils – Hey Boy
  • Red Pill – 90’s Money
  • Luis Bacalov – The Grand Duel (Parte Prima)

Intercepted – GoodFellas Ready To Lie

  • Harry Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire
  • David Holmes – Everybody Knows
  • Horace Andy – Straight To Hell
  • Brian Jonestown Massacre – Ich Bin Klang
  • Jesus And Mary Chain – All Things Pass
  • Razorcuts – Brighter Now
  • Cigarettes After Sex – Apocalypse
  • Orielles – Sugar Tastes Like Salt

Intercepted – Willy Wonka

  • Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsable
  • Shit And Shine – Hot Shovel
  • YGG – Bad
  • Konono N°1 – Yambadi Mama
  • High Contrast – Shotgun Mouthwash
  • High Sunn – Polaroids
  • WWWater – WWWater
  • Dial 666 8100 – Uber Spliff To Gatwick
  • Chastity Belt – Different Now
  • Gorillaz – We Got The Power (featuring Jehnny Beth)