Thursday, 31 December 2009

December 09 Podcast

Here's an hour long podcast I did quickly today. It's mainly Modern Soul tracks. I will post the playlist when I get chance. Hope you enjoy the tracks.


Thursday, 29 October 2009

New Podcast

Here's a new hour long podcast from me.


Thursday, 8 October 2009

P.Skillz @ Lava Lounge, Chicago with Sean Sounds

I'm going to be playing at the Lava Lounge, Chicago this Monday, for anyone in the area. Also playing will be Sean Sounds who is an awesome DJ and also runs the excellent BRING THE HEAT site. If you haven't been on Bring The Heat yet you should check it out today.

Friday, 25 September 2009

R.I.P. Roc Raida

Gutted to hear DJ Roc Raida passed away this week aged only 37. He was one of the best at what he did & I couldn't even count the amount of hours I must have spent watching footage of him, when I was heavily in to the Turntablist thing. A sad loss, rest in peace.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Percy & Them - Shake It (DJ Red Greg Edit)

Great edit of the Percy & Them track Shake It by London DJ Red Greg. The original is a spin for a few on the soul scene. Great track & really nice edit too. This features on the Red Greg mix which is on Independent Movement. If you haven't listened to it yet then download it today.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

P.Skillz spinning in Chicago Sat Oct 10th

If you're in the Chicago area on Saturday October 10th them come down to this. Will be a pure dirty disco beatdown featuring Myself & some of Chicago's finest dj's - Boogienite, Rahaan, Brian Reeves & Bullit.


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Keb Darge Interview

Here's an interview legendary record digger & DJ Keb Darge did a few years ago for a German site. Keb is entertaining & the interview is pretty interesting. There are another 4 parts to it on this link HERE

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Jeff White Guest Mix

I just got sent a new guest mix by Chicago's Jeff White. If you like the early 80's sound then you will like this. He also sent me a bio to go with it, so there is not much more for me to add. Enjoy the mix and leave Jeff some comments or shouts. Here's what Jeff had to say:

"My journey into becoming a DJ began in 1981. I was in a dance group called “The Boy scouts” we were at this club in Chicago called The Playground. The resident DJ was Farley Funkin’ Keith, now known as Farley Jack Master Funk. He was one of the hottest DJ’S back in that time. Listening to him spin, the tricks, the blends, and the records he played, grabbed me by the collar. I enjoyed the way the crowd responded to the way Farley was playing, how he held their attention, never letting them go.

Month’s later I bought a pair of Technic turntables and a Teledyn mixer. I began my record collecting by purchasing records from stores like Import ECT, Loop records, Second Hand Tunes & Gramma Phone. Just to name a few, songs like “Keep On Dancing,” “Keep Your Body Working,” “Martin Circus” “Klein MBO Theme,” were some of the hottest records out.

Now as I began maturing in music Disco and Garage became another one of my passions. From the playground I went to Mendell, Sauers, C.O.D.’s, Bismarck hotel and other parties. At C.O.D’s, there was this DJ by the name of Lil Louis. He was one of the hottest DJ’s in the 80’s of the house scene in Chicago, as well as a very dynamic producer. He really touched me with his tracks and the mixture of disco. There would be five hundred + people at these parties. No one going home until the wee hours of the morning.

But it wasn’t until I heard the great late, legendary, Ron Hardy spinning at this club called The Muzic Box, which was located on Lower Wacker Drive. From the time you walked into the Box you were captivated, put in a trance. It was dark, with only the brightness of the flashing strobe lights bouncing off of the walls. The sound system was one of the best in the city. Ron Hardy knew how to grab the crowd. He knew how to work the crowd. He made many edits of certain records, and he was even a record producer. With his style and the system no track or record ever sounded the same.

This made me want to really learn the craft. I began trying different things with records until I developed my own style. I have had the pleasure of spinning at clubs such as Retno 5, The Concrete Jungle, Jackson Harbor Bar & Grill, Hi Ricky’s, The Fiz Bar, Slicks, Family Den just to name a few.

Some of the past DJ’s who were a major influence on me were: Farley, Steve Hurley, and Ron Hardy, Lil Louis, & Frankie Knuckles. Some of my present influences: Mark Grusane (, Mike Cole ( Sean Sounds ( much love, and Baby Funk Roy, Joseph, Colbourne ( He’s the real deal!!!! ) also I must not forget Soul in the Hole’s Lee Collins and Sadar Bahar.

I do a mix show every Sunday on: www.stickam/jeff_white (Via video cast LIVE) . Also mix are featured on and

(((((Open your mind and let the creativity flow through.))))) "


Sunday, 19 July 2009

New Unmixed Mix

It's been a while since I posted anything but I don't seem to have much spare time at the moment. Anyway I had a spare hour yesterday so I just played some records for an hour and recorded an unmixed mix. The tracks are modern soul with a few boogie tracks towards the end.

I'm going to try and get back to regular posting again.


Tal Armstrong : You've Got So Much Feeling (In Your Love)
Oscar Perry: Teasin' Me
The Imaginations: Perfect Pair
Little Beaver: Listen To My Heart Beat
Freeway: Get The Feelin'
Spade Brigade: I'm Your Man
Jeff Floyd: Don't Leave Me
James Bradley: Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Sweet James Epps: Searching
Enchantment: I Know Your Hotspot
George Hill: Do It while It's Hot
Phase II: Follow Me
Rideout: Someone Special
RDS: Magic Wand


Friday, 3 April 2009

New Ian Wright mix on Independent Movement

London's Mark G has just posted a new Ian Wright guest mix on his site Independent Movement, which I have been enjoying this week. If you haven't been on his site then check it out. The mixes section has loads of quality mixes from Mark & guests such as Keb Darge, Rahaan, Boogienite & Sadar to name a few. I've also been playing the Marco Santucci one a lot in the car this week. Do yourself a favour & check his site out today and download all the mixes for free.


UPDATE: the podcasts are really good too. I especially like the January one. You can check them HERE

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Rainbow Disco

Someone posted this clip on a forum I go on & I thought I would share it. If you need to hire a DJ for a party, get this guy in. Rainbow Disco y'all.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

New mix: P.Skillz - Because I Love You

Here's a quick unmixed mix which I did this afternoon. It's all soul tracks about love. I made it up as I went along. The needle skips twice about half way through but that is how it is, I can't be bothered to re record it or edit it. Anyway hope you enjoy the tracks.



Tommy Mcgee - Now That I Have You
The Imaginations - Because I Love You
Coke Escovedo - Why Can't We Be Lovers
Creative Source - You Can't Hide Love
The Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep
Vickie Baines - Sweeter Than Sweet Things
Bobby Reed - The Time Is Right For Love
Beverly & Duane - Love
Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson - For Real
West Wing - I'm Gonna Love You
Willie Hobbs - Yes My Goodness Yes
Dionne Warwick - You're Gonna Need Me
Jewel Bass - Let Your Love Rain Down On Me
Ramp - I Just Love You
Barrabas - Love Is In The Air
Willie Hutch - Woman You Touched Me

Thursday, 8 January 2009

RE POST: Cashmere - Do It Any Way You Wanna (P.Skillz Edit)

Here's a quick edit I did a few years ago of Cashmere's Do It Any Way You Wanna. I have always loved the track, but don't like the way the track starts, as it's difficult to mix in. The instrumental starts better, so I chopped the start off the instrumental & put it as the start of the vocal version, so that it is better to mix in.


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Saturday, 3 January 2009

P.Skillz BTH Mix

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few months, lack of spare time & loss of interest after all my links went dead are the main factors for not posting. I'm going to get back to regular posting in 2009. To start off here's a 30 min mix I sent to another site. I just did the mix live and made it up as I went along, I'm not really into planning mixes and editing them so it's a bit rough in places. I'm going to do some new mixes in the next week or so to post & I also have some new guest mixes lined up.