Monday, 22 December 2008

BSTC - Jazz In Outer Space

Love this shit. New disco played by a live band. I need to pick up their LP for sure.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Dennis Coffey Lecture On Red Bull Music Academy

I got sent the link for this today & I haven't watched it yet, but you know a lecture by Dennis Coffey is going to be the shit. Thanks to Davide for sending me the details.


Below is what the Red Bull Music Academy site had to say about the lecture:

Detroit, USA

It started in late 1968 with a marvelously fuzzed-out guitar riff at a Motown recording session. But Dennis Coffey’s electrifying axe-for-hire didn’t just fuel the Temptations’ psych soul classic Cloud Nine (amongst countless other Hitsville hits), it staked a counter-culture freak flag in Berry Gordy’s Sound of Young America, and helped usher in an era of ultimate breaks and beats that reigned supreme through the ‘70s. Coffey and his Detroit Guitar Band’s repertoire of funk bombs – Scorpio, Getting It On, Son Of Scorpio, Ride Sally Ride, Theme From Black Belt Jones, etc. – enjoyed much-deserved prolonged life when the likes of Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa started spinning them at South Bronx park jams late in the decade. But by then Coffey and partner Mike Theodore had already gone on to produce and record a number of disco and Loft classics (C.J. & Co.’s We Got Our Own Thing and Devil’s Gun, as well as his own Wings Of Fire) that bookend-ed the era before returning to his native Detroit. His distinctive fretwork now sample fodder on too many digi-age tracks to keep track of, Dennis still resides back home, where he gigs with great frequency and popularity, forever the pride of the Motor City.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Al Kent Interview On Secret Rendezvous Site

There's an excellent interview with Al Kent, who is the guest at my night this month, on new blog Secret Rendezvous. Check it HERE

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Rare Funkshun Night Newcastle UK

I have a new night starting in Newcastle, UK called Rare Funkshun. The first night is Saturday 27th of September at The Other Rooms, Newcastle Upon Tyne. The aim is to put on a monthly Funk, Soul & Disco club. Our goal is to serve up the very best in forgotten, quality, black music from the 70s and early 80s – Deepfunk, Underground Disco, Modern Soul and Rare Grooves . We will be bringing in specialist DJ's from around the world, who play rare soulful music.

Joining me on the first night will be guest DJ's:
Disco edit king Al Kent, who runs the Million Dollar Disco site. He has also just recently released the excellent Million Dollar Orchestra LP on the Barely Breaking Even label. Read more on Al Kent HERE

Also flying in for an exclusive UK date will be Chicago's DJ Boogienite. DJ Boogienite is a member of the Chicago based DJ Crew The Chuck Bros. Boogienite is a DJ & Producer who came up spinning on the underground Chicago party scene. His sets feature Soulful, Underground Disco music.

Promises to be a good night, so if you are in the area come through & enjoy the disco beatdown.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Just Got Back From NY & Chicago

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I've been away in the USA this week visiting people in Chicago & NY. I met loads of cool people, had some good food, drank loads & picked up some good records (perfect trip really). Big City Records is a great shop, if you are ever in NY be sure to check it out. I saw Lord Finesse in there digging for beats. Picked up a few nice records in Chicago too. Thanks to all the people who hooked me up while I was there. I will post a mix with some of my new records in the next few days. I have put a few of my pictures from the trip below (thanks to Connie & Boogie for sending me the pictures)

Out & about in NY

Me with two members of the Chicago based Chuck Brothers DJ crew, Boogienite & Cee White (thanks for looking after me in Chicago. Boogie's BBQ food was awesome)

Chicago beauties Soul Sista & F-Me (Soul Sista's fish patties were to die for)

Me with Chicago DJ's Cee White & DJ Darryn

Monday, 16 June 2008

That Voodoo That You Do

I thought I spent quite a lot of my time & money digging for records, but some people take it to a whole other level. Found a cool blog the other day, where a guy spent 3 years in West Africa digging for records. He has posted various mixes of some of his finds. There are loads of afrobeat & African disco & funk mixes on there. I have just started checking out the mixes & there is some nice stuff. The blog is called Voodoo Funk & you can check it HERE

Friday, 6 June 2008

Disco & Boogie Mixes

If you like Boogie & Disco, like I do, then check London based DJ Red Greg's mix page. There are stacks of top quality mixes on there for you to download. It's all for free also. I particularly like his new "Unmixed Soul Mix" which has some awesome music on it.


Thursday, 22 May 2008

New Site: Independent Movement

There's a new site just gone up called Independent Movement. Looks like it's going to be a cool site. It's still under construction but already contains several mixes by the likes of Rahaan, Mark Gurney, Keb Darge & Paul Phillips. Worth checking out if you like Deep Disco & Soul tracks.


Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Give The DJ A Break Radio, Episode 5

Here's the latest episode from me, I just did this real quick today, it's just me mainly playing 45's. It's mainly soul & disco tracks. I'll post a new mix in the next few weeks but until then I'll leave you with this.


Monday, 24 March 2008

Dope Mixes

Some mixes I have downloaded recently and have enjoyed listening to very much, have been the "Love On The Run" & "Dirty Hans" mixes on the Million Dollar Disco site, CHECK THE MIXES HERE All the mixes on this site are very good though, so check them all if you can.

Also the DJ Anonymous mix on the 100 Limousines site, CHECK THE MIX HERE

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter

Monday, 17 March 2008

P.Skillz Mix On Bring The Heat

I've just posted a mix on the Bring The Heat site. It's a DJ battle where 2 DJ's submit a 30 minute Disco mix & then people vote for which one they think is the best. Check out the mix on the site & vote if you like the mix.





I won the battle with 78% of the vote, but to be fair the other mix was poor, so the victory is a bit of a hollow one.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Give The DJ A Break Radio, Episode 4

Here's the latest episode from me. This is a bit more up tempo than the previous ones. I got sent some tracks off Brooklyn producer Lorn, on Friday, so I made a mix on Sunday inspired by the tracks I had been sent. If you haven't heard any of Lorn's tracks then I suggest checking out his Myspace

The tracks he sent me were all made recently, but have an 80's feel to them, the rest of the mix is mainly 80's stuff. The mix was just made up on the spot so is not perfect, but it sounds OK. Enjoy the mix & send me some feedback.



Lorn: Control
Hipnosis: Astrodance
Mr Flagio: Take A Chance
B-Beat Girls: For The Same Man
Lorn: My Single
Kosmic Light Force: Mystic Waves
Lorn: My Drum Machine
A.I.M.: Thailand Seeds
Kid Frost: Rough Cut
Judy Torres: No Reason To Cry
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: Dr Beat
Lefturno: Out Of Sight
Patrick Cowley: Get A Little
Gino Soccio: Remember
Munich Machine: Space Warrior

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Uhm..... Who Is Zernell?

If you saw my last post, you will see I advised you all to check out the Bring The Heat site, where you will find some of the best underground Disco mixes available, as well as DJ battles & forums. Well Zernell, who is one of the guys who was involved in the last DJ battle on the site, which was a classic battle by the way, has kindly sent me a mix to post on my site. The mix is called " Uhm... Who Is Zernell?" If you don't know, now you know. Check out the mix for a slice of bangin Disco from one of Chicago's finest. If you like the mix you can send Zernell shouts or feedback through the Bring The Heat site as well as if you leave comments here.

There will be some more guest mixes to follow in the coming weeks, you lucky people!!!

Feel The Disco Heat

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Bring The Heat

If you haven't been on this site yet I would advise you to check it out. Loads of good disco mixes & also regular DJ battles. The last one between Rahaan & Zernell brought the heat & the latest one between Orlando Vaughn & Sean Sounds is hot too. If you like underground Disco you will love the site. Shout to Sean Sounds for running the site.

Check It

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Give The DJ A Break Radio, Episode 3

Here's the latest radio show from me. I just did this today & made it up as I went along, I have a mix that is nearly finished that I will post in the next week or so. I should have a guest mix which will be a Valentines special, so look out for that. Anyway check it out.

Check It

Friday, 25 January 2008

DJ Elwood - The Colorful Sweater Mix (2008)

If you like 80's shit like Howard Johnson & Kashif, like I do, then check out DJ Elwood's new Colorful Sweater Mix. It's another dope mix following on from the classic "Soul Glo" mix he did before. I have to give Elwood a shout, he always gives me feedback on my posts & he does some nice mixes. Anyway go to his site & download that shit & if you haven't checked Soul Glo get that too.

Check It

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Give The DJ A Break Mixshow, Episode 2

Here's the second mixshow from me. Again it's all mainly 80's stuff. I will post some more tracks in the next few days also. Drop me a message with some feedback. The guy in the picture is off a current TV show, in the UK, of tribute acts. He is supposed to be Lionel Ritchie!!!! So bad it's good. Enjoy.


P.Skillz: Intro
X-25: Candy (Inst)
Caprice: 100%
Gemini: Ain't no love (better then your love)
Sparque: Take some time
Mid Air: Ease out
Jimmy Williams: All of my lovin
Billy Jones: I can't wait to break
Katmandu: Get crackin
Cecil Parker: I've been missing your lovin
Kreamcicle: Hold on
Wyndchimes: Baby you're the one
Candye: Loverboy
Nuance: Take a chance
Freeze: IOU
Shannon: Give me tonight


Sunday, 6 January 2008

Give The DJ A Break Mixshow, Episode 1

Here's the first mixshow from me. I hope to bring one out every few weeks if possible. I should have some mixes from some guests in the next few weeks also, so look out for that. There is a feed on my site, for anyone that wants to subscribe. If anyone out there wants to contribute a mix please email me.


P.Skillz: Intro
Pamela Nivens: It's You I Love (So In Love)
Krystal Davis: So Smooth
Dollette McDonald: Special
Cookie: Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
Kick: Lollie Pop
Mick Jessop: Take It Easy
Karavan: The Funk Is Gonna Get You Yet
O'Bryan: Tenderoni
Family Brown: I'm Gonna Get Ya
Sequence: Just Want You To Know
Terri Wells: I'm Giving All My Love
Terri Jones: Do It Again Tonight
Les Femmes: Yes You Thrill Me
Lew Kirton: Talk to me (Inst)
Colors: Am I Gonna Be The One

I hope you like it.