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01. Terranova – Chase The Blues (Psychonauts Remix)
German down tempo brilliance. I’ll think of you for an hour or two and chase away the blues.
 
02. Outkast – Spottieottiedopaliscious

This may be our favorite ever Outkast track. Seven-plus minutes of brilliance, the duo lyrically n another plane, and Sleepy Brown on the first flow. Simply awesome. Possibly the moment that the players revealed themselves as the greatest.
 
03. United Future Orgnaization – Vinyl Junkie

Solid nu-jazz from the unlikely French-Japanese collaborative duo, saying in music what we all feel inside. Jones in our bones for those slabs of vinyl.
 
04. Warren G – This D.J.

The follow up to Regulate, another gold hit for Warren G. It’s kind of easy when you’re listening to the G’d up sound.
 
05. Pharrell – Frontin'

Mos Def thought it reminded him of Tribe’s ‘Bonita Applebum’, but Pharrell’s first step into the territory of performer is a pure slice of Neptunes at their best. But even then, Jay-Z at the height of his own powers nearly steals the show.
 
06. TLC – No Scrubs

After ‘CrazySexyCool’ came ‘Fanmail’ continuing the brilliance, and producing one of the archetypal TLC tune in ‘No Scrubs’. With production from Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, it is Left Eye who kills the track completely with her rap flow. Massive.
 
07. Lupe Fiasco – Real

Using legendary jazz drummer Harvey Mason’s ‘How Does It Feel’ as a basis, Lupe lays claim to recognition of his
 
08. El Debarge – Stay With Me

Big L’s mighty ‘MVP’ uses this 1983 classic from the smoother than smooth El Debarge, but of course it is Biggie that brought it back to mind fully. But the original is a great song to start with.
 
09. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Stay With Me (Radio Edit))

Total are on the album edit, Faith Evans and an un-credited Mary J Blige on the original, one of Biggie’s biggest hits, and three incredible verses to boot. Now sing the break.
 
10. Joyce Simms – (You Are My) All And All

One of our favorite tracks ever, freestyle meets house meets 80s soul in an understated and under-rated classic.
 
11. Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working

A seminal blues number from simply one of the greatest artists of all time. Mojo = swag for our younger readers.
 
12. Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng

Alongside King Jammy, Wayne Smith created the first fully computer-generated dancehall riddim – the Slenge Teng riddim – and what a first it is. Away in my brain.

Good music is the driving force behind everything we do here at Twelve Bar.
 

That’s why we’ve been digging through the Twelve Bar vaults to pull out our favorite tunes for your browsing and
listening pleasure, and keeping our ears to the ground for what is fresh now and in the future. And then we’re putting
them altogether into a delicious musical gumbo and serving you a fresh bowlful of twelve select tracks every week.

 

 

 
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