Listen :: Nod Mixtape #1 by Fingerguns

June 21st 2013

FBi’s resident insomniac and dancefloor demon Sandro “Big Friendly Giant” Dallarmi has bumped out a tight little mixtape that kneads classic soul pumping jams into slick, modern production.

Working under the Fingerguns moniker, his motivation for the following head-nodding 11 minutes spurs from trends in the UK dance music scene. Producers like Bondax are starting to be considered the 21st century’s answer to r&b, so why not put classic sounds from soul and hip hop right next to those glossy new sounds. George Maple crooning over a blend of Snakehips & J Dilla? I can probably deal with that.

Basically, if you’ve grown a bit sick of incessant 808 kicks and skittering hi-hats (‘REE-YAL TRAP SHE-IT’ etc) you could probably do with a sustained burst of feel-good head nodding. It’s also highly recommended for amputees, the mentally ill, and generally cranky people. There’s about 20 tracks/samples in 11 minutes too, so it’s unlikely that you’ll nod off to sleep.

No more chit-chat from me, have a listen and see if you can vibe with this.



Letherette – I Always Wanted You Back
Jessie Ware – Who Says No To Love
J Dilla – Dilla Says Go
Snakehips – On & On feat. George Maple
Oddisee – The Perch feat. Phonte, Tor & Flying Lotus
Bondax – Baby I Got That
Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game (Instrumental)
Grip Grand feat. MF DOOM – Jive Turkeys
Jaylib – Starz (Instrumental)
Jay Dee – Sometimes
Ta-ku – Day 3
J Dilla – So Far To Go feat. Common & D’Angelo
Snakehips – Kool-Aid
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
Common – The Dreamer
R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
Jimi Hendrix – Ain’t No Telling
The Avalanches – Since I Met You
Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right


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