It's the semi finals of the annual DJ Battle over at Bring The Heat. Nine DJ's from all over the world have submitted 30 minute mixes containing the best in deep disco & the two with the most votes get to the final. You can listen to the mixes Here. If you want to vote you have to join the site, which is free. Head across & check it out.
Friday, 3 December 2010
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 21:41
Monday, 29 November 2010
Release Date: Monday December 13th 2010
After a two year absence from the previous release from Natural Impulse “She Went Away” they eventually return with two previously unissued tracks.
The A-side is a great uptempo 70’s dancer “We’re Gonna Make It Through”. While the b-side features the more funk orientated “Make It Or Break It” which is an edited version of the original six minute long studio take.
The story behind the discovery of these two tracks is:
Jesus (Jess) Gonzales the bass guitarist with Natural Impulse while sorting out some items to donate to a local charity came across an old cassette player. He discovered that it still contained a cassette which contained three forgotten unissued tracks that had been laid down during the 70’s only to have lain gathering dust for the last 32 years. Jess contacted Rick Ramos who forwarded a soundbite of each of the tracks to Soul Junction Records who have pressed them up & put them out on December 13th.
There is a clip below of them performing the track live.
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 17:39
Thursday, 18 November 2010
I've neglected this site recently so I'm going to try & post regularly again. Here's an hour long mix I did quickly today, it's a mixed bag of music I pulled out at random.
Edee - Make It Last
Eleanore Mills - I'm Gonna Get You
Timeless Legend - I was Born To Love You
The Young Divines - Deep In Your Heart
Ingram - That's All
Melody Beecher - Let's Get Off Tonight
Sunrize - Come & Get My Lovin
Amnesty - Liberty
Starfire - Dancing & Singing
Africano - Satisfactorize Your Mind
Body Heat - Spread Love
The Flames - Stand Up & be Counted
The True Pages Of Life - Truth & Love
Gospel Soul Revivals - If Jesus Came Today
Kool Blues - Can We Try Love Again
The Differences - Five Minutes
Syl Johnson - I'm Talking About Freedom
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 20:03
Monday, 15 November 2010
Zernell has put out another installment of Grimy Edits. Volume 3 contains straight disco heat, do yourself a favour & pick this up before it sells out. Check out the samples HERE or pick up the record HERE
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 11:37
Saturday, 17 April 2010
DJ Boogienite from Chicago & I will both be guest DJ's at A Little Lost in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 28th May. This is a rare UK appearance from Boogienite, if you are in the area then come along as it promises to be a good night.
There is a guest mix from Boogienite posted below.
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 19:51
Here's the latest guest mix for you all to enjoy. This one is from DJ Boogienite who is a member of the Chicago based Chuck Brothers, a collective of DJ's and Producers. His sets feature rare, soulful, underground disco treats & exclusive never heard before edits. Boogienite cut his teeth as a DJ playing on the underground Chicago party scene playing alongside a wealth of DJ talent in the city. He has won the annual DJ competition on the Bring The Heat website for the last two years running, taking on competitors from all round the world in a competition where you can only play rare disco records. He is also a producer releasing records under the name Urban Legendz.
Send some feedback if you like the mix.
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 19:34
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Sad to hear Steve (Mc Bly) passed away recently at such a young age. Genuinely nice guy who always had a smile on his face. He was one of the key figures in the early Newcastle Drum & Bass scene. I used to play at his night back in 1996. Heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 23:42
Friday, 5 March 2010
I will be a guest DJ at a party in Newcastle at the end of the month. Come down if you are in town that night.
"A Little Lost returns for its fourth outing at the Star & Shadow – this time as part of the Northern Lights Film Festival and with special guest, DJ P. Skillz - for another one of its parties inspired by New York disco in its many different forms, from the dreamiest New York disco to the danciest bass lines, including David Mancuso, Larry Levan, ESG, Arthur Russell, Mutant Disco, Post Punk and much more…
This time we’ll be starting right after Maximo Park perform a live score for the silent classic The Man Who Laughs by Paul Leni, as the official after party for the Northern Lights Film Festival, and going on till 4am, so be sure to stick around for a wind down. Or, if you don’t fancy the film you can just come to the party
We are also pleased to welcome back Jack and Jon (Lovebug, Glasgow) and Tashless Pat (Road to Rimini) for another night of a little lost, who along with residents Oscar and Kelly will be playing some disco delights for your ears and feet."
Saturday, March 27, at the Star & Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 9.30pm – 4am, £5
Advance online tickets available soon.
If you'd like to receive more updates about their upcoming parties you can check their facebook group here:
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 19:42
Friday, 19 February 2010
I've got to give a plug to Zernell, who along with Goodking, is behind the Grimy Edits series. Volumes 1 & 2 are already in the shops and some new ones are on the way. Zernell sent me the Phoenix edit featured on volume 1 about a year & a half ago and I've played the shit out of it. Pick this up before it sells out.
BUY IT HERE
Posted by P.SKILLZ at 11:57