Origins 4: House Music Pioneers (Classic Soul & Funk 1978-86)

In the late seventies and early eighties it was modern soul busy laying the foundations of house music. Disco was supposedly dead by then, but it wasn’t in the slightest. It was simmering away in the underground ready to come back with a huge electronic bang as “House Music” from the Warehouse Club, Chicago in the mid eighties, heavily influenced by the style of music in this collection.

It was a time of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, cassette tapes, ghetto blasters and the legendary UK soul weekender. If you were there, you’re going to love this!

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Rochelle Fleming vs Brame & Hamo – I’m Gonna Give It to Ya (JK’s Hotshot Deep House Mashup)

This mashup kinda just “happened” one lazy afternoon spinning a few tunes. Thought it was worth a re-record and share 😉

Turned out quite a sweet-ass track! Cred goes to the legendary First Choice singer Rochelle Fleming for vocals and Brame & Hamo for the base track Hotshot. Love that groove!


Soul Sessions presents: 51 Albany Street – the afterparty soundtrack

Continuing on from Part 1 of this month’s mix, Part 2 is a tribute to the much-loved 1990’s post-Room afterparties at 51 Albany Street, Hull, courtesy of my friends Louise and Nan who are both turning 50 this year. I’m sure there are many older Hull clubbers who’ll fondly remember those heady days chilling out, having a cuppa and talking bollocks all night to some uplifting mellow tunes whilst crashed out in their front room. Good times! Continue reading