R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles

Saddened to hear the passing of the Godfather of House.

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Talking with Myself (Frankie Knuckles Mix) by Electribe 101 (Hip-Notic Records 1990)

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Italo House Tune #6 and A Deep Dark Pit

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve not long climbed out of a long illness – Boxing Day ’til the end of January. I’ve never been so ill for so long. It all started with a cold, but got progressively worse, to the point were I couldn’t even drink water. I lost interest in everything and found it very hard to get out of bed – real weird head-messing stuff.  I’m not one for going to the doctors, and would rather try to cure myself, but I succumbed, unfortunately. The doctor couldn’t explain the problem, but diagnosed Bronchitis. As Steve Cobby said – ‘Proper Bucking Broncho’ (try saying that when you’ve had a few).  It took until the end of February to feel 100%, so Christmas/New Year passed me by. I was also booked to DJ at this…

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but I had to cancel, which was a bummer, as I was really looking forward to playing with a load of Brummie DJ pals and spinning a Breathless/Snobs set, with a few fresh platters thrown in. I started digging-in-the-crates early December, so that I was sort of prepared with a loose set of gems, and whilst diggin’ I unearthed this great moody Italo House track, which still hits the mark for me….

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Indeep (New Remix) by Voice Of The Underground (Disco Magic 1992)

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Tunes of the Week

Beautiful…

Video does nothing for me, but love the track…

Why have I ignored this band for so long?…

I’ve not looked forward to seeing a band so much for such a long time…

Do not watch this next video if you are easily offended…

Great crack, I mean track!

 

The Hyman Archive

I’ve not long climbed out of a deep dark pit – one reason why there’s been a distincted lack of posts – which I’ll go into a little bit more detail later.

I first read about The Hyman Archive here, but since then it’s come on quite a bit…

I’ve always loved a magazine. The above film reminds me of when I was 10 years old standing on the front door step, waiting in anticipation for the postman to deliver the monthly Young Ornithologist Club magazine and if my memory serves me correctly, it was called Bird Life, which I’d subscribed to. I love the fact that I can pick a mag up, say in my dentists waiting room and casually flick through it, stopping at an article, or photo/image that catches my eye, to settling down on the sofa reading the whole damn thing from front to back and back again.

The DJ in me said I should include this band, a favourite of mine from the late 70’s early 8os, in this post. A very poignant track too, considering the weather the UK is experiencing at the moment. I also like this tracks Northern Soul sensibility.

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About The Weather by Magazine (Virgin Records 1981)

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Magazine’s first single, Shot By Both Sides, would have to be one of my desert island discs.

R.I.P. Junior Murvin

Sad to hear the news today of the death of one of the sweetest voices in Reggae music.

Police & Thieves

Craftsman #9 (Will The Real Money Mark Please Stand Up)

Found

Mala in Brum

I DJ’d a couple of Fridays ago…

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At this….

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And dropped these two gems….

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Fade Away by Junior Byles (Well Charged 1975)

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By His Deeds by VC (Dig Dis Records 2000)

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Was I sending out a message from the 1’s & 2’s?

Photo of me by Adam Regan

I really liked what Mala played throughout the night.

Italo House Choon #5

Big, big tune at Breathless….

Soft House Company

What You Need… by Soft House Company (Irma Records 1990)

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Tunes of the Day

NICE!

Every Way But Loose

DJ’d at this on Friday night with my pals Adam Regan and Rhys Adams. I dropped this little beauty, which always gets a good response whenever I play it. It’s funny that when I purchased this record, I was DJ’ing at the Rum Runner playing New Romantic/Electronic music, but I always picked up on certain tracks that got played at the Disco, Funk and Soul night at the club.

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Every Way But Loose (Mixed by Larry Levan) by Plunky and the Oneness of Juju (Sutra Records 1982)

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