Monday, November 30, 2009

BRIGHTON & BRISTOL

Had a great weekend again in the UK, much love to Ville, Will, all the James´s, Gareth, Ally Smith, Iain, Tim "Bongos" Mercer, Bulmers, Miren, Sir Jon Kennedy, Ewan, Across The Tracks Records, Emma (haa!) and everybody at Fishbowl and Bijou.



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

THE THEME

The only release on this particular Satoshi Tomiie alias and a classic piece of deep house magic in my book. And cheapo too!



Loop 7 "The Theme"
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

THE ROOSTER LIVE

PPU right on the money again.

Get your copy here while they last.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SPINNA´S BOOGIE BACK

Check Mr. Williams in the world of the boogie, courtesy of BBE .


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BERLIN

Come check us out this Friday at Berlin´s Bar Luzia. Should be good..


Diane Tell "Tes Yeux"
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Friday, October 23, 2009

NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Check my new mix at Love On The Run´s excellent Secret Rendezvous blog. Hope you dig the tunes..


DJ Ionik - Night Entertainment Mix

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

HOT MUSIC

A house classic. Relatively and undeservingly unplayed in recent times at parties, this tune is "famous" for bridging the gap between hip hop and house music.

Pal Joey is a genius.


Monday, October 19, 2009

MOVING UP

Killer UK boogie from 1982 by this almost unknown Brit-Funk band, I guess they worked out the name from their given names. You can drop this almost anytime, breezy & effective. If anybody has more info about the artist please e-mail me.


Toba "Moving Up" .
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NEW JACK CITY MIX

Pretty much the best thing you can groove to on a Monday. Shouts to Tex & the whole Groove Deluxe crew!!



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DJ NITE

I thought this clip made my day..



..but then I digged deeper, and found the genius that is Kari Niiranen aka DJ NITE! Make sure you peep Yle´s "Kotimaankasvot" from 2003. Speechless..






"YHTÄ SOITTOA" JO NELJÄ VUOSIKYMMENTÄ

Kari Niirasen, eli DJ NITEN ura on yli 40-vuotias. "Pitempi" se ei voisikaan olla, sillä virallisen luokituksen mukaan discot ja disc-jockeyt aloittivat Suomessa vuonna 1968. Merkittävää Niten suhteen on se, että hän on yksi niistä harvoista tiskijukista, jotka ovat olleet alalla päätoimisesti ja ilman katkoja jo alusta alkaen. Ellei Nite ole sitten peräti ainoa yhä uraansa jatkava...?

NITE SYNTYI KUOPIOSSA 28.11.1948 JA......

-oppi yleisön palvelijaksi lankkipoikana Kuopion torilla.......
-disc-jockeyksi 1968 toimittuaan sitä ennen "neulapoikana"......
-keksittiin Dannyn kesäkiertueelle 70-luvun alussa, minkä jälkeen ura lähti nousuun.....
-tehnyt lukuisia valtakunnallisia kiertueita nimekkäiden artistien ja bändien kanssa; mm. Hurriganes...
-ollut mukana raittius- ym. valistuskiertueilla.....
-panosti Suomessa ensimmäisten joukossa voimakkaasti disc-jockeyn visuaaliseen puoleen; käytti savuja ja valoja, meikkasi, loi roolihahmoja ja pukeutui kimalteleviin asusteisiin.....
-toi ulkomaanmatkoiltaan Suomen disco-maailmaan uusia vaikutteita......

MUUTAMIA KOMMENTTEJA NITESTÄ:

"-Tutustuessani Niteen yli kolme vuosikymmentä sitten, minuun teki heti voimakkaan vaikutuksen kaverin kokonaisvaltainen oman alansa osaaminen. Esimerkiksi Danny-showssa Nite antoi yleisölle enemmän kuin mitä olin häneltä edellyttänyt. Kaikki oli aina viimeisen päälle - Nite tunsi pop-maailman pukeutumistyylin, musiikin, lavameiningin ja teknisen laitteiston. Ja mikä tärkeintä: yleisön edessä Nite oli ja on nöyrä; vain siten esiintyvä taiteilija ottaa yleisönsä. Erityisesti mieleeni ovat jääneet yhteiset ulkomaanmatkat, joilta Nite toi Suomeen valtavasti ideoita ryydittäen siten voimakkaasti dj-kulttuurimme kehitystä. Kerrassaan kiistaton edelläkävijä."
ILKKA LIPSANEN ("DANNY")

"-Rakkaus musiikkiin ja yleisöön; se on sama kuin Nite. Vaikka samoihin aikoihin aloiteltiin, opin Niteltä paljon. Hän oli ensimmäinen härmäläinen dj, joka pani itsensä peliin. Esiintymisasut kimaltelivat, naamassa oli meikkiä ja meno lavalla hurjaa. Eikä se ollut ihme; Nite haisteli maailman tuulia enemmän kuin muut sen ajan meikäläiset levynkääntäjät. Joskus kävi yhteisillä rundeilla hieman kateeksi - miksi joku savolainen villitsee yleisöä enemmän kuin stadilainen?"
JOKE LINNAMAA ("STADIN SÄKKI")

"- Nite on itseoikeutettu Suomen DJ HALL OF FAMEN isäntä. Toiveissa on, että tulevaan kevyen musiikin museoon saataisiin DJ-kulttuuri osasto, jonka olennaiseksi osaksi tulisi Niten vaalima esine- ja levykokoelma. Niten ura on kolmen sukupolven soundtrack, heidän oman elämänsä ääniraita. Ei voida nimetä montakaan seremoniamestaria, joka tanssittaa porukat pyörryksiin - muksusta mummoon, vauvasta vaariin."
PENTTI TERÄVÄINEN (DISCO-GURU)
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A DOG IN THE NIGHT

Way better than the a-side with the vocals.

Give it up for Mr Magnetonium for dropping the 411 on this.

"This record comes from the peak era of italo-disco. This release is pure quality, genius, so simple yet so brilliant. From the guys who brought the amazingly beautiful "Stop / Livin Up" release under BWH. This record is equally amazing, with a spectacular drumbeat and very nicely layered synth, parallel to "Stop" in brilliance and sequence, but a bit simpler and slightly shorter. Its a shame that this track is only 4:30 long and that the duo released only a handful of italo-disco gems altogether under the aliases of BWH, Blackway and Mr Master."


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Monday, October 12, 2009

COOLIN OUT

Founded by the master Leon Haywood, LA´s Evejim Records released this boogie nugget in 1986 - the pic is the second press, before it got picked up by London´s Champion Records year later.


Private Joy "Coolin Out"
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

RHYTHM KINGS T-SHIRT

We got black w/ cyan print and grey w/ black print. Sizes S - XXL. Shirts courtesy of Grey Market Supply Helsinki. Holla amigo.



Shirley Lites "Heat You Up (Melt You Down) Melt Down Mix
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DJ FRIGO - LE GIANT DISCO MIX

The Helsinki disco ambassador himself, DJ Frigo blessed KGS with a irresistable selection of Taka-Töölö heaters! Big big tracks + great flow = Giant Disco.

Make sure to pay the man a visit at his residency -> Taka-Töölö Heat / Every 4th Saturday of the month at the Korjaamo Bar In Helsinki.




1. Rainbow Brown - "Till You Surrender" (Special Remix By Ray "Pinky" Velazquez) Vanguard Disco 12"

2. The Ramonas - "I Don't Want You Back" Q Records 12"

3. JTQ - "Get Down To The Music" Freestyle Records 12"

4. Family Tree - "Family Tree" (Norman Cook Disco Edit) OST 12"

5. Fresh Band - "Come Back Lover" Are 'n Be Records 12"

6. Black Ivory - "Mainline" Buddah 12"

7. Lenny Williams - "You Got Me Running" ABC 12"

8. Tata Vega - "Get It Up For Love" Motown 12"

9. Crown Heights Affair - "I Don't Want To Change You" De-Lite lp track

10. Front Line Orchestra - "Don't Turn your Back On Me" RFS 12"

11. Lanier "25 Hours" - Clarence Records 12"

12. Starvue "You And Me" - Midwest International lp track


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Monday, October 5, 2009

(LET´S JUST) STAY AWAY

The b-side of equally great "Did You Notice" (apparently a big two step tune at the time in London), this cut is a prime example of more soulful, laid back tunes this legendary label put out 1980.


Louise Murray "(Let´s Just) Stay Away"
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

CONSIDERATION

Produced by Will Critterdon aka Captain Cee from G-Force.

Bring back the record pools.


Gail "Consideration"
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Friday, October 2, 2009

HEART BE STILL

Originally from Calgary, former Skylark percussionist Carl Graves only released two albums as a solo artist but that´s all you need when the latter included this classic piece of modern soul.


Carl Graves "Heart Be Still" (Mediafire)
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

OVER & OVER MIX PT2

Just in time to get ready for our monthly disco/house/boogie/italo night Over & Over, the one and only DJ Pasmando put this 13-track mix together. Needless to say, it´s off the Richter.

The Earons - Land Of Hunger (Dub Version) - 1984
Mascara - Baja - 1984
Funtoms - Hoola Rap (Club Mix) - 1984
Michael Jonzun - Burnin' Up (Vocal) - 1986
Freeez Featuring John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real (Club Vocal) - 1987
Jungle Crew Featuring Jungle Jorge - Elektric Dance (Hitman's House Mix) - 1989
Chocolate Fudge - What You Want (Miles 'What U Want' 2 Mix) - 1991
Fontasia - In The Church - 1993
Goody Goody - Bio-Rhythms - 1978
Bambu' - I Don't Wanna Lose It (Disco Version) - 1979
The Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons Mix) - 1979
Arpeggio - Love And Desire - 1978
Patrick Cowley - They Came At Night (Special Remixed D.I.S.C.O. Version) - 1983

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

TIME IS RIGHT FOR LOVE

My man Piitu just dropped some copies of his new release on Soul Seed (also a dope local rare soul club). This take is more upbeat with a banging rhythm section, flipside is a all-out instrumental groover. Nice work.

Be on the lookout for 45 remix via Japan..


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

RIP DJ ROC RAIDA

Anthony Williams

May 18, 1972 – September 19, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

IMAGINATION

O´boy! I thought I´d never run into this one again - I remember rewinding this over and over on my parents VHS. I guess he never got to drop an LP on Epic? A bonafied 90´s classic in my book - 19 years goes fast..

Someone hit me with a wav/aiff!



Imagination "So Good, So Right (Mediafire)
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PPU #10

Huge congratulations are in order for Andrew and his Peoples Potential-imprint. Undoubtedly the best boogie/modern soul label out there in recent years. It´s a movement!



Sunday, September 6, 2009

THE PRINCIPLES OF LIFE

Last year me & my brother took a trip down to Copenhagen only to find out we had booked our return flight on the same day as the mighty Ruba´dub Sundays was celebrating it´s 6th year in existence. This tune was blasting everywhere we went.. All badmind stay far!


John Holt "The Principles Of Life" (Mediafire)
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

RIP DJ AM


March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009

PROMISE

I have to admit that I´ve been slacking with posts lately - simply don´ t have time like I thought I would before too many gigs/summer vacation/my computer blew up/etc etc. 

I promise to find some kind of rhythm in keeping things moving forward. 

Thanks so much for all the feedback I keep getting, you people rule.



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Monday, August 17, 2009

1983

Whoops, I was cleaning up my apartment when I found this weird looking cd-case titled 1983. I think I received this from Berlin´s HHV some time last year and never saw it since. I popped it in and when I was through "Lucky Star" the dishes we´re done. Shouts to raphistory.net, Lodown Magazine and Ronald @ HHV.

"We exclusively play tracks released in a single year per event in chronological order starting from 1979. In March we will be featuring the year 1983, April 1984, and so on until we hit the present.

For every party a fanzine with information on that year in rap will be published along with a mix CD. Music videos from the featured year will be shown as well as the title of each track playing at the moment."  


01. Rammelzee - Beat Bop (Tartown)
02. Mtume - Fuicy Fruit (Epic)
03. Fearless Four - Got To Turn Out (Elektra)
04. Disco 3 - Reality (Sutra) 
05. Fearless Four - F-4000 (Elektra)
06. Whodini - Underground (Jive)
07. Shango Zulu - Groove (Celluloid)
08. The B-Boys - 2-3 Break (Vintertainment)
09. SOS Band - Just The Way You Like It (Tabu)
10. Lovebug Starsky - Starsky Live At The Disco Fever (Fever)
11. Bernard Wright - Funky Beat (Arista)
12. Whodini - Hounted House Of Rock (Jive)
13. Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Tuff City)
14. Fresh 3 MC's - Fresh (Profile)
15. SOS Band - Just Be Good To Me (Tabu)
16. Edgar Winter - Frankenstein 84 (Body Rock)
17. Cosmic Touch - Nothing Ever Changes (Serious Gold)
18. Funky Four - Feel It (Sugarhill)
19. Newcleus - Jam On Revenge (Sunnyview)
20. Malcom Mclaren - Looking Like A Hobo (Virgin)
21. Pacman - I'm A Pacman Enjoy)
22. New Edition - Candy Girl (Decca)
23. Whodini - Rap Machine (Jive)
24. Stockingcap - Wave Graze (Starlit)
25. Lovebug Starsky - You've Gotta Believe (Fever)
26. Crash Crew - On The Radio (Sugarhill/Baycity)
27. Run DMC - Sucker MC's (Profile)
28. Ingram - Dj Delight (Streetwave)
29. Marjorie Barnes - Point Blanc (Philips)
30. Art Of Noise - Beat Box (ZTT)
31. Barbara Mason - Another Man (West End)
32. Grandmixer DST - Crazy Cuts (Celluloid/Island)
33. Indeep - When Boys Talk (Sound Of New York)
34. The B Boys - Cutting Herby (Vintertainment)
35. Herbie Hancock - Rock It (CBS)
36. Little Tony Marsh - Burn Out (Prism)
37. Two Sisters - B-Boys Beware (Sugarscoop)
38. Tom Browne - Brighter Tomorrow (Arista)
39. Time Zone - Wildstyle (Celluloid)
40. Herbie Hancock - Rough (CBS)
41. Globe & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat (Tommy Boy)
42. Tony Lee - Love So Deep (Radar)
43. Royal Clash - Radio Activity (Sutra)
44. Captain Rock - The Return Of Captain Rock (Nia)
45. B Boys - Rock The House (Vintertainment)
46. Shannon - Let The Music Play (Emergency)
47. C.O.D. - In The Bottle (Streetwise)
48. New Order - Confusion (Streetwise)
49. West Street Mob - Let Your Mind Be Free (Sugarhill)
50. Warp 9 - Light Years (Prism)
51. Visual - The Music Got Me (Prelude)
52. Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid (Solar)
53. Madonna - Lucky Star (Sire)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

RIDE ON EP

Upfront digital promos in Traxsource now from Calgary´s Dragon Fli Empire - Get at it!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

CANNED RAW by DJ RYO KANNO

A killer mix from Japan´s tastemaker extraordinaire, DJ Ryo Kanno. Loads of rare gems & forgotten monsters, put together nicely to accompany even the dodgiest summer weather. A+.

Many thanks to Onion Records for making this possible.


K.I.C. / You Don't Want My Love
Machine / My Baby Loves Me
Jade / Love´s Gonna Change
People´s Pleasure / Dreaming Our Live Away
Eddie Bo / Perfect Combination
Vitamin E / Newsroom
The Pretenders / It's Everything About You (That I Love)
Clyde Brooks / Soul-Set
The Next Movement / Crazy 'Bout Your Lovin´
Broomfield Corporate Jam / Doin' It Our Way
The Chosen Few Band / What It Takes To Live
Bugs Group / Love Freeway
Percy & Them / Shake It!
7 Days Unlimited / Dirt (In The Sky)
Deep Heat / Do It Again
Bugs Group / Bigass
Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound Orchestra / Windy City Theme
Bassie Banks / Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come
Penny Goodwin / What's Goin On
Gentle I / Ain't Gonna Be No Fool For You

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Monday, June 22, 2009

TRAVELIN MAN REMIXES

Peep the tracks at Traxsource.

Limited vinyl 12" out next week, pre-orders welcome.






Thursday, June 18, 2009

DJ TUS-ONE - SURE SHOT MIX

DJ Tus-One from Muro´s world famous K.O.D.P crew here with a smooth mix including classic breaks, rare covers & dope mixing. Just the way it should be done.

H-U-G-E thanks to Tus-One for the hook-up!


Apache
Fire It Up
I Just Wanna Do My Thing
I Can´t Get Enough Of Your Love
Dance Girl
New Funk
Eastward Bound
Wheeling And Dealing
Have A Nice Day
Hustle On Down
Community Choir
Space Funk
Ever Ready
2001
Cramp Your Style
Do What You Gotta Do
Love To The World
Theme From The Planets
Shaft In Africa
Getting Uptown
Street Man
Love The Life You Live
Hillbilly Jam
We The People
El Mexicano
Chimp On Baboon
Sack Of My Own
I Got The Feeling
Hippy Skippy Moon Strut
Soul Makossa
Bonus Beats
Tribute To Scratchin´ Part 2
Hire A Mover
Misdemeanor
Car Service
Gotta Learn How To Dance
Music, Harmony & Rhythm
High Society

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

GLASS PYRAMID BAND LP

Propably the most anticipated boogie release in recent years, Washington´s PPU delivers unreleased demo tracks from 1986 by Oklahoma´s Glass Pyramid Band. The cuts we´re miraculously saved & mastered from a tape demo that never saw a commercial release, until now.

Get your copy from Earcave.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

TUMBACARA

The genius behind Black Science Orchestra, Ashley Beedle is one of those dudes whose resume simply speaks for itself.

Check this tough disco burner from 2002.



Tumblack "Tumbacara" (Ashley Beedle´s Disco Dub Pt2 Edit) (zShare)
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Friday, June 5, 2009

STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE BONE

Besides having a cool name, Blanche Carter turned this tasty uptempo soul track into a bodyrocking NYC boogie classic. Richard Weeks (Weeks & Co. / Jammers etc) on the boards making sure the bassline thumps.



Blanche Carter "Straight Down To The Bone" (Mediafire)
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

SUMMER 09 LET´S GO

Steppin´ into June tomorrow dudes & dudettes!

Here are four totally different tunes but similar in the sense that they´re perfect examples of soulful brilliance in their own respective genre on music.

Expect me to hammer the sh*t out of these during this summer..



Gloria Ann Taylor "World That´s Not Real" (zShare)

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Monday, May 25, 2009

BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS

Ari G & Max D on the money right here - check them out.

Here´s my pick of the tracks they´ve released so far (make sure you buy them all though..).


Beautiful Swimmers "Swimmer´s Groove" (zShare)
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FOUR WOMEN

Without a doubt one the most underrated and unappreciated music artist in history, The High Priestess of Soul herself here with the track that was banned in most radio stations in New York and Philadelphia when it came out back in 1966.



Nina Simone "Four Women" (zShare)
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Monday, May 11, 2009

LET´S GET SERIOUS

"That Funk synth in there is just FIERCE. Where are musicians today like this? Where?!" - Gazam YT (1 week ago)



Jermaine Jackson "Let´s Get Serious" (zShare)
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

BETTER DAYS

Located on West 49th Street in NYC, Better Days ran from 1972 until 1988 with such legendary resident djs as François Kevorkian, Shep Pettibone, Tee Scott, Bruce Forest (wtf!!) , Keeny Carpenter and Zanzibar legend Larry Patterson.

Forget wack flyers, dodgy posters (which is my forte), e-mails, Twitter and other funny stupid shit, message boards, text messages, FB & other spam, adverts, stickers etc - this is how you promote a party.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WE´RE GOING UP IN SMOKE

A classy take on Eddie Kendricks seminal original from a private pressed LP on Detroit´s Genesis Records - backing vocals by the mighty Detroit Soul Singers.


Larry Hart "We´re Going Up In Smoke" (zShare)
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

RICHARD F´S 80´S 7´S MIX

Part two from Richard - more uptempo with modern & boogie tunes in this one, perfect mix to get you ready for Labour Day. Big up Richard.

Hauskaa Vappua!


Melvin Moore - All Of A Sudden - Sky Hero
John Simmons - Ain't Nothing Like The Love - Sabrina
Willie John - I Don't Just Want Your Body - Campo (Can)
Carol Shinnette - Cyanide Love - Optune
Family Of Eve - I Want To Be Loved By You - Jeree
Jay Player - Love Is The Answer - Bevnik
J J Johnson - Don't You Go Away - TCC
Clarence Jackson - Wrap It Up - RR
Pictures - I'm Gonna See You Through - South West Experience
David Sea - Night After Night - Crown Ltd
Stanley Williams - Count The Days - Hotline
Hot Ice - I've Got To Know - Hot Ice
Frank Alstin - It Must Be Love This Time - Chakras
Lavestia - I Want Your Love - Mimco
William Bostic - What You Do To Me - SOR
Clifton Dyson - I'm Giving Up - QS
Lee Morris - I Have Love For You - Starville
Khaliq - I Never Had A Love - Brofeel
Charles Johnson - Never Had A Love So Good - Alston
Truth - Coming Home - Devaki
Cheryl Hunter - Do It Right - Budweiser

Richard F 80´s 7´s Mix (zShare)
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

KINKY GIRL

Exclusive alert. Big thanks to Mr Albin Pinard. Click on the pick to read the 1982 article.


The Creations "Kinky Girl" Sassy Mix by DJ Nass (zShare)
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

THE SUPERFLY RECORDS AFRO FUNK EXPRESSWAY VOL. 1

Paulo from Superfly Records sent a great selection of afro funk tunes - one of the best mixes I´ve heard all year. Huge thanks to Paulo for taking time to do this!


Nana Oppong "When The Heart Decides" (Ghana)
Anyamele Iwuchukwu & His United International Brothers "Ayi Je-Nu Ahia" (Nigeria)
Gyedu Blay Ambolley and The Steneboofs "Simigwado" (Ghana)
Lantey Lamptey "Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)" (Ghana)
Agar Story "Cristina Disco" (Ivory Coast)
T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou "Ahia Ni Kpe We" (Benin)
Bright Engelberts and the B.E. Movement "Get Together" (Ivory Coast)
Moussa Doumbia "Samba" (Ivory Coast)
Marijata "No Condition Is Permanent" (Ghana)
Orchestre Rail Band "Moko-Diolo" (Mali)
Ayalew Mesfin & the Black Lion Band "Yetembelel-Loga" (Ethiopia)
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo "It's A Vanity" (Benin)

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Monday, April 27, 2009