It’s time again for another super sharp shooting mixtape, this time with a slightly optimistic summertime theme from our good brother, DJ Thomas “T-Bird” Jones from the Birmingham soul & garage night Takin’ Care of Business (and rambunctious punks the Swampmeat Family Band plus the legendary DIY promoting co-op ColdRice). It’s always a pleasure (and never a guilty one). Here’s what T-Bird has to say by way of an introduction…(he may be previous with the summer vibes, but here’s hoping that he heralds in the sun with his upbeat second city vibes…

“It’s nearly Summer..Summer..Summer Time so TCB and VS go head to head in a music mix to get you dippin’ the hip as you whack a sausage/quorn burger on the bbq..

Get your ear goggles around The Super Furry Animals, Jonathan Richman, Ulrich Schnauss, Michael Kiwanuka, The Go Team, Arcade Fire, The National, Diana Ross, Blue Swede, The Strokes, Gorillaz, Madonna, The Chemical Brothers, Soul II Soul and Mark Ronson.. Pick up your sauce and get on the dancefloor!”