13 episodes

Rod Gilmore has been collecting records since the age of 6 and DJing under the name Spin Doctor at clubs and festivals around the world for years. He asks guests to choose their Top 5 Records and discusses them in order to find out more about the guests lives and loves.

Playlists for each episode are created on Spotify and we encourage you to share your top 5 records through our socials @TheTop5RecordsPodcast

Enjoy!

The Top 5 Records Podcast Rod 'Spin Doctor' Gilmore

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Rod Gilmore has been collecting records since the age of 6 and DJing under the name Spin Doctor at clubs and festivals around the world for years. He asks guests to choose their Top 5 Records and discusses them in order to find out more about the guests lives and loves.

Playlists for each episode are created on Spotify and we encourage you to share your top 5 records through our socials @TheTop5RecordsPodcast

Enjoy!

    Episode 12: Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

    Episode 12: Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 12 with Chris Goss (Hospital Records).
     
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts here from Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     
    Chris is the co-founder of the London based Drum & Bass label Hospital and therefore (along with his team) the power behind the Hospitality clubs and festivals. 
    Like me he has a background in London record shops and clubland and his selection of tracks reflects that with a great range of Hip-Hop, Jazz, House, Disco and of course Drum & Bass. We discuss not only the music itself but the industry that makes it happen in this the last episode of this series. 
    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/49TJW4i6PeMGKSAK73wGzW?si=4_KnjB_kS2uM8u2tWeE50w
     
    A few of the tracks are not available on Spotify so check below not only for the links to buy the records on Discogs but also to check some out on YouTube 
    Sam 'American Cars' (Progression Music) 1991 
    https://www.discogs.com/Sam-American-Cars-Life/release/1850727
    https://youtu.be/PuO_kS5jGyw
     
    Chanson 'Don't Hold Back' (Ariola) 1978
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/205885-Chanson
     
    Pepe Bradock 'Deep Burnt' (Kif) 1999
    https://www.discogs.com/Pépé-Bradock-The-Grand-Brûlés-Choir-Burning/master/117650
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2WDgVPn-0
     
    Ty feat Roots Manuva 'So You Want Morre? refix' (Big Dada) 2004
    https://www.discogs.com/Ty-Upwards-New-Edition/release/362943
     
    Instra:mental 'Pacific Heights' (Drkstrl) 2007 
    https://www.discogs.com/Jonny-L-Instramental-Output-1-2-Pacific-Heights/master/5118
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 11: Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling)

    Episode 11: Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling)

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 11 with Andy Copper.
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts here from Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     
    Andy Copper is a MC, musician and producer who is best known to most as one third of the Hip-Hop group Ugly Duckling. 
    This California native was kind enough to give me an hour of his time from the other side of the pond in early October 2020 and our discussion ranged everything from The Muppets, film and of course music in what turned out to be a really enjoyable chat with someone I had never met.
    Check out Andy's new album here - https://uniquerecords1988.bandcamp.com/album/l-i-s-t-e-n
    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lCpQFILdhA6YcEYHLcexz?si=cCdWmZ79RO-LE7Zv8R5M_A
     
     
    And to buy yourself the records we spoke about head to these discogs links below…
     
    Diamond D  'Stunts, Blunts and Hip-Hop’ (1992)  Murcury Records
    https://www.discogs.com/Diamond-And-The-Psychotic-Neurotics-Stunts-Blunts-Hip-Hop/master/66545
     
    James Brown-'Revolution Of The Mind’ (1971) Polydor 
    https://www.discogs.com/James-Brown-Revolution-Of-The-Mind-Recorded-Live-At-The-Apollo-Vol-III/master/98805
     
    Beck-‘Odelay’ (1996) DGC
    https://www.discogs.com/Beck-Odelay/master/44998
     
    Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66-'Herb Albert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66’ (1966) A&M 
    https://www.discogs.com/Herb-Alpert-Presents-Sergio-Mendes-Brasil-66-Herb-Alpert-Presents-Sergio-Mendes-Brasil-66/master/92984
     
    Tears For Fears 'Songs From The Big Chair' (1985)  Phonogram / Mercury 
    https://www.discogs.com/Tears-For-Fears-Songs-From-The-Big-Chair/master/43063

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 10: Danny Rankin aka Decoy (People Just Do Nothing / Kurupt FM)

    Episode 10: Danny Rankin aka Decoy (People Just Do Nothing / Kurupt FM)

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 10 with the man the myth the legend Charlie Dark.
     
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts herefrom Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     
    Danny Rankin while a DJ in his own right may be best known to many of you as Decoy from the brilliant BBC show ‘People Just Do Nothing’.
     
    Kind enough to respond to a message through social media as we had never previously met he made time to choose a great Top 5 Records and to record this episode. A selection of UK and US Hip-Hop and dancehall gives you a good idea of what drives him on.
     

    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7GV2jLL588favOJITo0HBw?si=nVIctz0_RwSCMdvyVfI5Nw 
     
    And if you wanted to buy and the of the records discussed you can head to these links here.

     
    Super cat - don dada (1992) Wild Apache
    https://www.discogs.com/Super-Cat-Don-Dada/master/153091
     
    Klashnekoff - sagas of vol.2 (2004) Kemet Entertainment
    https://www.discogs.com/K-Lashnek-off-The-Sagas-Of-Klashnekoff/release/249672
     
    Dizzie Rascal - Boy in da Corner - (2003) XL Recordings 
    https://www.discogs.com/Dizzee-Rascal-Boy-In-Da-Corner/master/37683
     
    Vybz Kartel,- Pon Di Gaza 2.0 (2009) Tad’s Record
    https://www.discogs.com/Vybz-Kartel-Pon-Di-Gaza-20/master/695646
     
    Nas - Stillmatic (2001) Columbia
    https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=stillmatic&type=all
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 9: Lily Mercer

    Episode 9: Lily Mercer

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 9 with journalist and DJ Lily Mercer.
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts herefrom Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     
    Lily grew up in North London and under the influence of her older brother & MTV got into Hip-Hop and has since emerged herself in the urban music scene. As a DJ she has a show on Rinse FM and as a journalist has written for countless publications as well as her own Viper Magazine. 
     
    Her selection was influenced by experiences in her life including the loss of her mother to whom she was clearly very close and has a real soulful thread running through it.  The Teddy Pendergrass documentary is called 'Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me By Now' and is available through Amazon and on BBC I-player in the UK.
     
    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here 
     
     

    And if you wanted to buy and the of the records discussed you can head to these links here.

     
    Cam’ron - Come Home With Me (2002) Roc-a-Fella Records
    https://www.discogs.com/Camron-Come-Home-With-Me/master/104751

     
    Marlon Asher - Ganja Farmer (2005)  Caribbean Underground Productions 
    https://www.discogs.com/Marlon-Asher-Ganja-Farmer/master/493780

     
    Jay Z - Wishing On A Star (1997) from 'In My Lifetime vol.1" - Roc-a-Fella Records
    https://www.discogs.com/Jaÿ-Z-Featuring-Gwen-Dickey-Wishing-On-A-Star/master/46872
     
    Harold Melvin and the Bluetones - I Miss You from album 'I Miss You" (1972) Philadelphia International Records
    https://www.discogs.com/Harold-Melvin-The-Blue-Notes-I-Miss-You/master/4723
     
    Wu-Tang Clan - The W  2000 loud recordshttps://www.discogs.com/Wu-Tang-Clan-The-W/master/36772
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 8: Charle Dark (Run Diem Crew / Attica Blues

    Episode 8: Charle Dark (Run Diem Crew / Attica Blues

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 8 with the man the myth the legend Charlie Dark.
     
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts herefrom Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     
    Charlie Dark is a good friend of mine and a one time business partner when we founded FUN DMC together. 
     


    Charlie has led an extremely interesting professional life and we delve into some of that here. Having started as a DJ he was singed to the Mo Wax label as part of group Attica Blues before going on to sign a major label deal with Sony that did not work out at planned. Disillusioned with the music biz he threw himself into self care and off the back started Run Dem Crew a running community which now meets weekly and has tons of members ranging from casual runners to those who run marathons around the globe. 
     
    It is this ability of bringing people together than I think is Charlie’s real strength. He is a vocal supporter of those around him always pushing them to achieve through all manor of initiatives including his latest project Run Dem Radio which will be taking to the airwaves in the upcoming weeks.


     
    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0rp8LGqeKDYKWMW6s8RyW0?si=Fx90t1kSQyWGt0Yxk4JmNA
     

     
    And if you wanted to buy and the of the records discussed you can head to these links here.
     

    Run Dmc - Sucker MC’s (1983) Profile Records
    https://www.discogs.com/Run-DMC-Its-Like-That/master/63297
     
    Nas Illmatic - 1994 Columbia
    https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=illmatic&type=release
     
    Anthony Red Rose - Tempo (1985) Firehouse 
    https://www.discogs.com/Anthony-Red-Rose-Tempo/master/134730
     
    Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions 1975 on RCA / Flying Dutchman
    https://www.discogs.com/Lonnie-Liston-Smith-The-Cosmic-Echoes-Expansions/master/90939
     
    Attica Blues - Blueprint 1995 Mo Wax
    https://www.discogs.com/Attica-Blues-Attica-Blues/master/69413
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 7: Homeboy Sandman

    Episode 7: Homeboy Sandman

    Welcome to The Top 5 Records Podcast Episode 7 with Homeboy Sandman
     
    You can stream the podcast below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts herefrom Spotify here
    or search for The Top 5 Records Podcast through your preferred podcast provider.
     

    Homeboy Sandman is a phenomenal New York MC. I had the pleasure of meeting him and working with him when I put on his first ever UK show and we have remained in touch since.
     
    At the end of 2008, Homeboy Sandman was named "Best Hip Hop Act in NYC 2008" by New York Press and in 2011 he singed to one of my favourite record labels stones throw - the home to the likes of Madlib, Damn Funk, J Dilla and so many more. He is now releasing music through the Mello Music Group and has a new album out now produced by Quele Chris called ‘Dont Feed The Monster’
     
    This interview took place in September 2020 with Homeboy Sandman in his apartment in Brooklyn New York and me calling from home in London. There were a couple of issues with our connection and there was a little work being done on his apartment at the time so please excuse any unavoidable background noise. It was in fact recorded a few days later than planned because when I originally FaceTimed I was greeted by my guest topless on a beach but that is another story…..
     

     
    Check out the Spotify playlist for his selection here
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7CbTcFcjcyZUb01bj95AWv?si=5tYrgDF7SYeicgiFc_aAmw

     
    And if you wanted to buy and the of the records discussed you can head to these links here.
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - "Jeff Waz On The Beat Box (Extended Remix) from And In this Corner (Jive 1989)https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Jazzy-Jeff-And-The-Fresh-Prince-I-Think-I-Can-Beat-Mike-Tyson/release/1407538
     
    2. Lupe Fiasco - "Dinosaurs"  from The House EP (2020 1st and 15th Too) Digital Only - https://orcd.co/house
     







    3. Nice & Smooth - "Early to Rise” 1989 - from Nice & Smooth (1989 Fresh /  Sleeping Bag)






    https://www.discogs.com/Nice-Smooth-Nice-Smooth/master/150248 






    4. Psychic Lines - Dance, Cartoon Skeleton  (2019 Self Released)
    https://psychiclines.bandcamp.com/album/dance-cartoon-skeleton
     
    5. Ruben Bladés and Willie Colón - "Tiburón" from Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos (1981 Fania) 
    https://www.discogs.com/Willie-Colón-Ruben-Blades-Canciones-Del-Solar-De-Los-Aburridos/master/393978
     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

BubblesJackson ,

Top Billin!

This is the Illmatic, the Chronic, the 36 Chambers, The Fix, The Low End Theory of podcasts, a straight up 5 mic classic.
Fantastic mixes, tributes, interviews, concepts with entertaining commentary, discussion and banter from the TIP crew.

In the words of Guru “gotta give the credit where it’s due”

...If you don’t know, now you know...

Ryan deluxe ,

A music lovers dream

Brilliant listen as well as being a great source of finding new music.
Top top stuff ✌️

Spin Deisel ,

Great!

Gotta say I think that the effort put in to make this podcast happen had paid off. I should know I’ve made it.

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