Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Trevor Fung & Colin Hudd-Spectrum Night, Legends, Manchester - Early 1989



Trevor began DJing in 1977 quickly gaining a reputation alongside the fondly remembered Steve Walsh including radio shows and live support. This led to him joining the Funk Mafia with Chris Hill, Greg Edwards and Bob Jones etc. playing the Soul Weekender & All-Dayer circuit but by 1981 his taste had exhausted the purist confinements of the "Soul Boy" movement and he branched out at Rumours London playing a broader selection of music.

In 1982, Trevor was invited to play at Amnesia (Ibiza) with respected resident DJ and friend Alfredo and later that year teamed up with long time friend Paul Oakenfold to set up The Funhouse. They then formed the infamous Project club in Streatham where they gave opportunities to many up and coming deejays.
The Project has been credited by The Media as one of London’s first clubs to play House Music. 
In 1987 Trevor returned to Ibiza with the Project Club concept playing a mix of Hip Hop, Indie, Acid and House, which became known in the media as Balearic Beat. 
His influence and what followed during this particular period is immeasurable. Fellow DJ's and friends Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway, Johnny Walker, Lisa Loud, Nancy Noise and Danny Rampling were all visitors to Trevor’s events in Ibiza in 1987 inspiring them to launch seminal club nights in the UK including Future, Shoom, Spectrum, The Land Of Oz, and Trip thus changing the face of The UK Club Scene. Trevor played at all of these nights and went on to headline at the M25 Orbital “Rave” events Sunrise, Energy, World Dance and Biology.

A belting mix this! I think Part 1 is Hudd, Part 2 is Fung
Ps. I know the flyer is for the Heaven "Spectrum" but couldn't find one for Legends. Anyway Enjoy;)

Part 1
Part 2

Ron Hardy @ The Muzic Box 19/06/84



Ron Hardy is the only man who can test Frankie Knuckles' status as Godfather of Chicago House Music.
Though he rarely recorded under his own name and left little evidence of his life, Hardy was the major name for Chicago's dance music from the late '70s to the mid-'80s. By 1974, he had already effected a continuous music mix with reel-to-reel machines plus a dual-turntable setup at the club Den One. Several years later, Hardy played with Knuckles at a club called the Warehouse and though he spent several years in Los Angeles, he later returned to Chicago to open his own club along with Robert Williams, the Music Box.

While Knuckles was translating disco and the emerging house music to a straight, southside audience at the Power Plant, Hardy's 72-hour mix sessions and flamboyant party lifestyle fit in well with the uptown, mostly gay audience at the Music Box. A roll-call of major Chicago producers including Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard, Adonis, Phuture's DJ Pierre and Chip E all debuted their compositions by pressing up acetates or reel-to-reel copies for Hardy to play during the mid-'80s.
Lingering problems with heroin addiction forced him to leave the Music Box around 1986 and though he continued to DJ around the area, Hardy wasn't around when Chicago became house music's mecca later in the decade.

Deejay Ron Hardy died in 1991, and that's the only reason why he's not a star today. With the clubs he's been spinning for (especially the Music Box from 1983 to 1988), he was drawing the way of the new sounds of the night. Something was definitely changing, and he was part of the change. You know that one day 'Jack Has a Groove'... but did you really know when late Disco turned into early House music? Ron Hardy was it. Icon of the gay House nights of Chicago, that man was a deejay like some others are monks... it was everything for him, a sort of religion. Mixing speedy electro-pop with accelerated disco, edited disco-classics with acid tracks, when other deejays used to mix it warm... he used to mix it cold. One of his very close friends told me that he was almost never sleeping... mixing records all the time, doing weird things with his turntables. There was about nothing in his appartment, nothing but black shiny records, and a bed... and that for years since the 70's when he left for westcoast, the 80's when he came back to Chicago, until 91 when everything stopped. Too much drugs and awaken nights... he killed his own batteries for the music.
At least we still have the tapes of his talent and the memories of his friends.

Thanks to Shooms over At Pirate Revival for this amazing piece of Dance Music History.
Enjoy;)

Side 1
1. Lady B 'To The Beat Y'All'
2. Faces Drums 'Drums 3'
3. ???
4. Prince 'When Doves Cry'
5. Jamie Principle 'Waiting On My Angel'
6. Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax' (Sex Mix\Original Mix)
7. Doctors Cat 'Feel The Drive'
8. Jackmaster Dick's Revenge 'Sensuous Woman Goes Disco'
9. MFSB 'Love Is The Message' (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
10. Roy Ayres 'Running Away'
11. Tullio De Piscopo 'Stop Bajon.. Primavera'
12. Jocelyn Brown 'Somebody Else's Guy'
13. Womack & Womack 'Baby I'm Scared Of You'

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Side 2
13. Womack & Womack 'Baby I'm Scared Of You'
14. South Shore Commision 'Free Man' (Fran├žois K. Edit)
15. Dinosaur L 'Go Bang!' ..what mix? ..a ron edit?
16. The Originals 'Down To Love Town' (Special Remix Disco Version) (2 Copies)
17. First Choice 'Let No Man Put Asunder' (Ron Hardy Re-Edit)
18. Jesse Saunders 'On and On' (5A)
19. Hugh Masekela 'Don't Go Lose It Baby'
20. Double Exposure 'My Love is Free' (Walter Gibbons Mix)
21. Al Di Meola 'Sequencer' (Re-Edit*)
22. Klein & M.B.O. 'The M.B.O. Theme'
23. John Rocca 'I Want It To Be Real'
24. Fresh Band 'Come Back Lover' (Dub Mix)

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Friday, 24 October 2008

Blogger DMCA takedown notification

I received this notification this morning, telling me one of my posts was removed due to an objection by an unknown entity, relating to copyright infringement.
This was unintentional, as I try to make sure all posts are commercially unavailable.
But funnily enough, the post in question was a mix I had done myself. Granted some tracks were still available. But it was done to showcase these tracks to a wider audience.
The Dance music industry has used DJ's and mixtapes to promote artists and music for a long time! In fact a lot of these tracks would be overlooked without DJ mixes.
If the tracks were posted in their entirety, unmixed full versions, I could understand the objection. But as it is, I feel this faceless entity may be doing more harm to the dance music scene than good.
If you have any have any opinions about this, please leave a comment.

wigid303

Monday, 20 October 2008

Northend "Tee's Happy (Tee Scott Club Mix)



Written and produced by Arthur Baker,Russel Presto, Tony Carbone
Executive Produced by Micheal Jonzun (Jonzun Crew,Neucleus)
and mixed by Tee Scott
a brilliant piece of Electro-Funk from 1981.

The People's Choise "Cold Blooded and Down-Right Funky"



The People's Choice went through its share of personnel changes in the '70s and '80s. When the Philadelphia outfit recorded the album" We Got the Rhythm" for TSOP/Philadelphia International in 1976, its lineup included original members Frankie Brunson (lead vocals/keyboards), David Thompson (drums, percussion), and Darnell Jordan (rhythm guitar) as well as more recent additions like Guy Fiske (lead guitar), Roger Andrews (bass), and Donald Ford (keyboards).
This track from the album (which Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff produced at Philly's famous Sigma Sound Studios) wasn't a huge radio hit, although club DJs found "Cold Blooded and Down-Right Funky," to be highly infectious with the crowd and it still hits the spot today.

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Logg "I Know You Will"(LL Salsoul mix)



This particular track was really basically a solo track written,performed,and produced by Leroy Burgess(formally of the soul group Black Ivory);with the help of some of his long time musical associates such as Stan Lucas,Greg Carmichael,Sonny Davenport,and James Calloway.
Add to that an amazing remix by none other than Larry Levan ! and you've got yourself a pretty damn fine piece of musical history.
Enjoy;)

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Magnum "Evolution"



A sampling DJ's best wet dream, the track
features horn driven '70s Funk, wet bottom heavy basslines
and a tight rhythm section.

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

History of the Technics World Champions 1987-2001


No Download on this one just a link to a torrent for the "DMC History of the Technics World Champions 1987-2001" DvD
I recommend you do it over night as it took me four hours to download
but it sure is worth it !

LINK

"Scratch'in to the funk"



Still remember buying this at Groove Records in Soho(London)in 1986.
Getting it home, rubbing the plastic outer cover on the carpet of my 
mum's living room floor to open it,running upstairs dropping it on 
the deck and being blown away by the first truly representational 
record of a Dj's craft.
No samplers,no clever studio editing, just one man, two decks 
and the same record cut and scratched into oblivion!!!

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Enjoy;)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Captain Sky "The Adventures Of Captain Sky"



Born 10th July, 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Captain Sky is the alter ego of Daryl Cameron, a Chicago based, bass player.
Under this aliase, Daryl assembled a large group Chicago based musicians and embarked on a recording career in 1979.
He has released two albums on AVI Records ('Pop Goes The Captain' and 'The Aventures Of Captain Sky'), one on TEC in 1980 'Concerned Party No.1' and one again for AVI('The Return Of Captain Sky' ) in 1981.
Musically, these records could be considered as a mix between P.Funk, pre-historic electrofunk and raw sticky disco and are surely one of the most heaviest Funk records ever recorded.

I've put these up as individual tracks so just click on the title's of the one's you want.

1 "Saturday Night Move-Ease" (7:52)

2 "Super Sporm" (11:53)

4 "Wonder Worm"  (8:03)

Enjoy;)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Phil Upchurch "Darkness Darkness pt1"



Phil Upchurch has been a prominent member of the Chicago Music scene since the early 50's. His main body of work can be heard on projects by George Benson, Bobby Blue Bland, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G (2), Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Earl Klugh, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters, and countless sound tracks and other projects. He also has recorded several projects that feature his music. He is a well respected teacher and instructor in addition to his performing reputation.

Phil Upchurch "Darkness Darkness pt1"

Heliocentrics vs Gaslamp Killer


Heliocentrics, lead by explosive drummer Malcolm Catto (Soul Destroyers, etc), heading up a seasoned bunch of true analog musicians who combine the sounds of Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Psychedelic, Electronic, Avante-Garde and Ethnic music to bring it “on the one” every time.
VS...
Gaslamp Killer. A true digger and DJ extraordinaire, his sets are legendary, and his persona even bigger.

Got into Gaslamp Killer over at Henry Krinkles site
and was hooked straight away.
this Podcast i got over at stonesthrow.com
Its a wicked set so check it out!

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

ultimate Breaks and Beats VOL 8 (Alternative version)

Vol 8 was released with 2 different track listings) the second is here to download
as follows...........
SBR 508
Incredible Bongo Band- "Sing, Sing, Sing"
J. Johnson - "Parade Strut"
Blow Fly - "Sesame Street"
Manzel - "Midnight Theme"
Mike Curb Congregation - "Burning Bridges"
J. Jenkins - "Two Pigs & A Hog"
Fat Back Band - "Fatbackin'"
P. Micheals - "Flip"

Plus i've included "Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way)" Mr. Magic
from SBR 499

If anybody has the rest of SBR 499-500 Please let me know
as i'd love 2 complete the Collection
here's the track lists

SBR 499
She's So Divine (B. Oattes/R van Schaik (The Limit)) (from CP 721) (1982)
I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (Kashif) (from Arist 12521) (1982)
There's Never Been (No One Like You) (Kenton Nix) (from WES 22130) (1980)
Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way) (Mr. Magic) (from POS-1213) (1984)

SBR 500
Don't Keep Me Waiting (C. Mizelle & M. Wooten)
Flying High (Patrick Adams/Cloud One) (from HS 1010) (1982)
Serious, Sirius Space Party (Kenton Nix) (1981)
Let's Do It (Leroy Burgess, James Calloway, Sonny Davenport/Convertion) (from SAM 5015) (1980)

Cheers Wigid ;)

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Crucial Electro 1-3

Crucial Electro 1 is my favorite of all the Electro series
the track list is amazing!
And contains some of my favorite tracks of all time
especially.......Oh who am i kidding i can't choose i love them all!!!
i've also included 2-3 for good measure

CRUCIAL ELECTRO 1

TYRONE BRUNSON - THE SMURF
WARP 9 - LIGHT YEARS AWAY
WARP 9 - NUNK
MAN PARRISH - HIP HOP BE BOP
HERBIE HANCOCK - ROCKIT
TWILIGHT - ELECTRIC KINGDOM
CYBOTRON - CLEAR
HASHIM - AL NAAFIYSH
CAPT ROCK - THE RETURN OF CAPT ROCK
TIME ZONE - WILDSTYLE

CRUCIAL ELECTRO 2

B BOYS - 2 3 BREAK
THE RUSSELL BROS - THE PARTY SCENE
DAVY DMX - ONE FOR THE TREBLE
PAC MAN - IM A PAC MAN
SHANNON - LET THE MUSIC PLAY
XENA - ON THE UPSIDE
BAMBAATAA - PLANET ROCK
JONZUN CREW - PAC JAM

CRUCIAL ELECTRO 3 (MEGAMIX)

FULL FORCE - ALICE
ORIGINAL CONCEPT - CAN YOU FEEL IT
WHISTLE - JUST BUGGIN
MANTRONIX - BASSLINE
ROXANNE SHANTE - BITE THIS
DST - MEGAMIX 2
CHRIS THE GLOVE TAYLOR - ITCHIBAN SCRATCH
NEWCLEUS - JAM ON REVENGE
INFORMATION SOCIETY - RUNNING
UNKNOWN DJ - 808 BEATS
DUKE BOOTEE - BROADWAY
BEASTIE BOYS - HOLD IT NOW HIT IT
BDP - SOUTH BRONX
JAZZY JEFF & FP - GIRLS AINT NOTHING BUT TROUBLE
WHODINI - FRIENDS
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ - MR BIG STUFF
LL COOL J - ROCK THE BELLS
MIXMASTER GEE - THE MANIPULATOR
UTFO - ROXANNE ROXANNE
DOUG E FRESH - THE SHOW

Part 1

Part2


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Aleem Feat:Leroy Burgess

One of my favorite tracks from the "Streetsounds Electro " 
series is "Release yourself" by Aleem Feat:Leroy Burgess
A truly awesome track with an amazing vocal performance
by Burgess which has inspired me to post some more from these
amazing producers who have been a cornerstone of my musical influence
for many years

First up is "Summertime"
produced by the Aleems and Leroy Burgess
This is a Disco classic with a wicked break about half way in


Next is "Get Loose" the follow up to "Release Yourself"
and one of my all time favorite tracks!!!
I just love this vocal  (I think Burgess at his best)



Friday, 3 October 2008

ultimate Breaks and Beats Part 6-7


Here's the final 2 parts in this series
I hope you get as much pleasure listening
to them as i have over the years
 
Enjoy;)

Albums 18-21


Albums 22-25


Thursday, 2 October 2008

Is there anybody out there?

Blogging is a very lonely pass time if no one leaves comments
so even if you only stay a while leave a comment 
even if its only on how to improve what you've seen
or to just say hello!!!
ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!!!

many thanks Wigid303

Wednesday, 1 October 2008