Tuesday, 25 July 2017

RE Post - DJ Elwood


















I have re upped this guest mix from 2008. This was a Valentines special, from Brooklyn's DJ Elwood, called "The Grown 'n Sexy Warm Up". Send Elwood a shout in the comments if you like this. Thanks for the mix Elwood.


LISTEN


Playlist below;

DJ Elwood - The Grown 'n Sexy Warmup
01. Rahsaan Patterson - Burnin'
02. Amp Fiddler - Eye To Eye
03. Booster - You're The One
04. Juicy - Sugar Free
05. Angela Winbush - Treat You Right
06. Chuckii Booker - Games
07. Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top
08. Mixed Emotions - Never Gonna Stop
09. Groove Armada - My Friend
10. Karyn White - Weakness
11. Maxwell - Ascension
12. Sade - Paradise
13. Ledisi - Joy
14. Peven Everett - Testin' Me
15. Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life
16. Loose Ends - Stay A Little While Child
17. Sunshine Anderson - Heard it All Before (quantic rmx)
18. Luther Vandross - Shine
19. Stevie Wonder - Love Light In Flight
20. Maze - Joy & Pain (live)
21. Kleeer - Tonight
22. The Jones Girls - At Peace with Woman

Re Post - Zernell Guest Mix


I have re posted a mix that was shared by Zernell & originally posted on here back in February 2008. Since then Zernell has set up his excellent Grimy record label, every release on the label so far, has been top quality, he even featured one of my edits on one of the releases. He also has a clothing line & now regularly DJ's all over the globe. Check his clothing range here: Grimy Gear
The text from the original post is below:


"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!!!"

LISTEN TO THE MIX



I have also posted a link below to the Grimy release which featured my edit


Re Post - Chris Ray Guest Mix



Here's another re post of a nice mix sent to me by Chris Ray back in 2009. Original text below:

"Here's the latest guest mix for you to enjoy. This one was sent to me by Chicago DJ Chris Ray. Chris plays pure heat whenever he spins & he also makes some real nice Disco edits, there are a few of them on this mix. Any way check his mix out & don't be scared to leave feedback if you like what you hear."

LISTEN HERE

UPDATE:

By request Chris sent in the playlist:

1. Wheel Me out - Was Not Was
2. Keep On Movin' - Phillip & Llyod (Kon & Amir edit)
3. Jealousy - Natural Order (Z.G. edit)
4. Do Right - Teddy Pendegrass (Z.G. edit)
5. Corazon - LTG Exchange
6. What A Difference A Day Makes - Esther Phillips PME (my edit)
7. Your Ego - Dj Rush
8. Send In The Clowns - Lorenz Alexander PME (my edit)
9. Whip Raff - Dj Rush
10. Big Tyme - Smokey Robinson (my re-edit)
11. I'm On my Way - Candido PME (my edit)
12. I Don't Wanna Change - Untitled (too lazy to look for record) lol
13. Are You Ready - Delilah
14. People Walk By - Untitled
15. Joyous - Black Cock edit aka DJ Harvey
16 No Corner Love - Untitled
17. You're Just the right size - Jeffery Turpin
18. You Can't Hold Her - Chin Chin PME (my edit)
19. Movin' - Ray Camacho PME (my edit)
20. Mark Of The Beast - Willie Hutch

Re Post - DJ Boogienite Guest Mix




This is a re post of a mix originally hosted on here in 2007, when Boogienite came over to play at my Rarefunkshun party in Newcastle Upon Tyne and gave me a mix to post on here. Original text below is from a follow up mix from 2010, the mix posted below is the 2007 one, I'll post the follow up one when I find it:

"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."

LISTEN HERE

Re Post - Josh Dunn Guest Mix - I Can Feel It



I have decided to start this blog up again. To start with, I will be re posting all the guest mixes that I still have. To kick off I have shared this mix which was origially from 2008.

Original text:  "I am very pleased to present the latest guest mix for all that tune in to my site. I have really enjoyed previous guest mixes from both Elwood & Zernell, I hope you have too. The latest mix is from Brooklyn's Josh D, also known as Fox 50. Josh runs the excellent 100 Limousines site, which contains loads of quality mixes from both Josh & guests. You will see if you are a regular on my site, that I big up his site all the time, as it's one of my favourites on the net. If you have never been on his site you should check it out today. Anyway sincere thanks to Josh for spending the time to do the mix & also to send in scans of all the labels of the records that he used in his mix. He makes it easy for me to post his shit. As well as running his site you will find Josh is also a top quality DJ who plays all killers with no fillers. Anyway check out his mix & don't be afraid to send him shouts or feedback."


LISTEN



Tracklist below:










Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Grimy Vol 5




Coming soon. Grimy Edits Vol 5, featuring edits from Zernell. Goodking & myself. More details to follow.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Independent Movement with Sadar Bahar




If you are in London on Saturday 19th March, get down to Independent Movement. Mark Gurney is putting on a night of Deep Disco, Boogie, Soul & Jazzfunk, featuring a heavy line up of DJ's, including a rare UK appearance from Chicago's Sadar Bahar. Further info & ticket info available HERE

Thursday, 6 January 2011

DJ NOIZE & SUPERNATURAL @ Force, Newcastle Upon Tyne 8.12.99




More footage from Force, Newcastle Upon Tyne from December 1999.

Monday, 3 January 2011

A-TRAK part 1 @ Force, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 03.2001

P.Skillz @ Force, Newcastle Upon Tyne 8.12.99



Second post of the night is a short clip of me beat juggling at Force in 1999.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

DJ NOIZE @ Force, Newcastle Upon Tyne 8.12.99



I've started uploading some of the footage I have from Force, which was a hip hop night I used to DJ at and help run in the late 90's early 00's. This is the first instalment which features DJ Noize from Denmark. More to follow soon.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Bring The Heat Semi Finals



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.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Natural Impulse-We're Gonna Make It Through

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.



Thursday, 18 November 2010

P.Skillz - Mix 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


LISTEN HERE

Monday, 15 November 2010

Grimy Edits 3



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

Saturday, 17 April 2010

A Little Lost Party In May



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.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Newcastle Party Saturday 27th March




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:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102640736684

Friday, 19 February 2010

Grimy Edits



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

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.

LISTEN HERE

Thursday, 29 October 2009

New Podcast



Here's a new hour long podcast from me.


LISTEN HERE

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.

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE STREAMED LIVE @ www.stickam.com/djboogieniteFOR THOSE THAT CAN'T MAKE IT TO CHICAGO FOR THE EVENT.

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 (www.mrpeabodyrecords.com), Mike Cole (www.mrpeabodyrecords.com) Sean Sounds (www.bringtheheat.com 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 http://soundcloud.com/jeff_white and www.bringtheheat.com


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



LISTEN HERE

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.

Playlist:

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

LISTEN HERE

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.

CHECK IT HERE


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.

LISTEN HERE

Playlist:

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.

LISTEN

320 KBPS

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.


LISTEN HERE

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.

WATCH THE LECTURE HERE

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

DENNIS COFFEY
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