Faze Action "Moving Cities" (zShare)
Monday, March 30, 2009
Faze Action "Moving Cities" (zShare)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Can you give some background how did the record come together in 1982?
"This was my first record. I had a five piece band in Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT area and went into a studio in Hartford called Nickel Studios owned by a guy named Jack Stang to record a demo for my band to help get club and party dates. Jack liked my voice and asked if I wanted to record some originals. He was also working with a guy named Rahni Harris who was in a funk band out of Detroit called Dayton. I think Rahni had relatives or something in the area and that's why he was in CT at the time. Rahni was an very talented guy and wrote and produced most of the songs on my "Portraits" album. "Do your Best" was the single released off that album."
"We had a great horn section play on it and a great bass player named Morris Pleasure. Mo Pleasure, as he was called by his friends, went on to play with many big groups and ended up with Earth Wind & Fire as their keyboardist and musical director. DYB was recorded on a 16 track and the dance version spliced into the various parts. We released it and supplied all the dance pools with copies and started to get a buzz. Jack also hired a Billboard promoter who got it on the Billboard dance charts, we also got a good review in Billboard for the album which helped the record. It was licensed to Supreme and I'm not sure how well it did in Europe. It was also licensed to a couple of other labels outside the US and released."
Looking back now 27 years later, how do you feel about that time and era in your career?
"All I can say about the recording of the album was that it was a great time. They were wonderful and talented musicians to work with and everybody got along great. I think we all felt lucky to be able to record originals and release them on a record. It was of course a musician's dream."
Carol Hahn "Do Your Best" (zShare)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Masurrati "Super Duper (Lovin)" (zShare)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
The Canyons "More Champagne" (zShare)
Roland Clark "Sunshine" (Ron Trent Mix) (zShare)
UDM "To Please You" (zShare)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This track is from her "We Need To Hear From You" LP from 1989 - a cool little RNB-type slow boogie jam.
Supposedly there is a sex tape of a young DeLeon gettin´ it on with R.Kelly floating around somewhere..
DeLeon Richards "He´s Knockin´" (zShare)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
More notably being recognized for his big(ger) hits "Who´s Making Love" and "Disco Lady", this tune is a personal modern two-step favorite of mine.
Johnnie Taylor "What About My Love" (zShare)
Monday, March 16, 2009
- Habib Awan
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Jewel Bass "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me" (zShare)
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This cut was the first release on his Osiris label, which he co-founded in 1975 with Al Jackson formerly from Booker T. & The MG´s.
Major Lance "You´re Everything I Need" (zShare)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I always get a kick lookin´ at Sleeping Bag 12-inches - that koala is so eerie but somehow cool at the same time..
Jamaica Girls "Need Somebody New" (zShare)
Monday, March 9, 2009
I picked up his Gávea De Manha LP long time ago in Paris - if somebody is more familiar with his other work, please let me know.
The track featured here, Sem Pisar No Châo, is a slice of Brazilian rare groove magic.
Vinicius Cantuária "Sem Pisar No Châo" (zShare)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
"Express Your Love" is sweet, innocent, and - like a love letter sung into a portable tape recorder in a teenager´s bedroom - almost painfully intimate." - Office Naps
Sweet And Innocent "Express Your Love (zShare)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Back in 2005 I was listening to Brandy´s acapella and thought it would make perfect sense over a uptempo bass-driven disco beat. So it was a case of explaining this to my man Dharma One and it was on. At the time this was looking to be the first KGS-release but due to busy schedule I had to put this on hold which I have ever since regretted in agony, sniff.. There is also a dub-version over Class Action´s "Weekend", which you can hear it in my sets from time time.
But this is what went down, artwork by the one and only Dj Fiskars from Top Billin fame.
Dee One "Boogie Baby" (zShare)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Ty Karim & George Griffin "Keep On Doin´ Whatcha´ Doin´ (zShare)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
It´s Ionik here to warmly welcome You & Yours to the sounds and sights of deep disco, underground boogie and modern soul music in it´s purest, finest and rawest form. I´ll also be dippin´ into house & hip hop from time to time - mainly trying to focus on the more soulful side of things. So check in every now and then and feel free to comment, ask, suggest, rate, bid, correct, hate, love etc anything I post.
So, without further adieu, (and I hate saying that, trusme!) what better way to set the journey off than letting Mr Tom Browne set the mood right.
Tom Browne "Come For A Ride" (zShare)