DJ Andy Smith (Portishead) Essential Mix

DJ Andy Smith of Portishead fame has made quite a few of his DJ mixes available to the world at large. His Radio 1 Essential Mix set from April 1995 is probably the best of the efforts I’ve heard. Its a highly entertaining mix of hip-hop, jazz, classic Portishead tracks, and plenty of soul.

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Portishead – Essential Mix 04.23.95 – Pt 1
Portishead – Essential Mix 04.23.95 – Pt 2


Portishead – “untitled” (Go Beat)
Portishead – “Strangers” (Go Beat)
Depth Charge – “Number 9” (Vinyl Solution)
Original Concept – “Can You Feel It” (Def Jam)
Brand Nubian – “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” (Elektra)
artist unknown – “My Thing” (Skool Beats)
James Brown – “Blind Man Can See It” (Corel)
Barry White – “Can’t Seem To Find Him” (Pye)
Franco Micalizzi – “Affano” (Cem)
Lalo Schifrin – “Scorpio” (Viva)
Rhythm Heritage – “Theme from SWAT” (ABC)
Marva Whitney – “Unwind Yourself” (Famous Flame (Bootleg))
Ray Charles – “The Train” (His Masters Voice)
The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – “Spreadin’ Honey” (Jay Boy)
The Winstons – “Amen Brother” (Streetbeat)
Barry Gray – “Theme From Space 1999” (RCA)
Horace Ott – “Gordons War” (Cobalt)
Jimi Hendrix – “Crosstown Traffic” (Track)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire” (Track)
The Incredible Bongo Band – “Apache” (Streetbeat)
The John Gregory Orchestra – “Griff” (Phillips)
Lou Donaldson – “Pop Belly” (Street Beat)
A Tribe Called Quest – “If the Papes Come” (Jive)
The Crooklyn Dodgers – “Crooklyn (Instrumental)” (MCA)
Portishead – “Sour Times” (white label)
Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear” (Bad Boy)
Show and AG – “Next Level” (Payday)
Gang Starr – “The 7 Remainz” (Chrysalis)
Bahamadia – “Total Wreck” (Chrysalis)
Black Sheep – “The Choice is Yours” (Mercury)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Oh My God” (Jive)
Portishead – “Sheared Times” (Go Beat)
Nine – “Whutch Want [Acapella]” (Profile)
Federation – “Rusty James” (Mo’ Wax)
The Mystic Moods – “Cosmic Sea” (Warner Bros)
Lalo Schifrin – “Dirty Harrys Creed” (Viva)
Gordon Staples – “Strung Out” (Motown)
artist unknown – “Streets of San Francisco” (Silva Screen)
Pretty Purdie – “Soul Drums” (Soul Syndicate)
Weather Report – “Non Stop Home” (Columbia)
The Beatles – “SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reprise]” (Parlophone)
Stevie Wonder – “Light My Fire” (Tamla Motown)
Manzell – “Midnights Theme” (Vinyl Dogs)
Massive Attack – “Karmacoma EP” (Wild Bunch)
Portishead – “Numb” (Go Beat)

The best of the rest are available HERE.

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