Monday, January 31, 2011

A plea to the people  

Unfortunately, I have some bad news. BT Magnum is in Europe bringing sweet boogie flavor to dance parties all over and just got all of his records jacked while on a train to Amsterdam. If you are over in that neck of the woods and you see someone pedaling raw, sick ass heat, please bring it to the attention to the authorities! These records took years, lots of cheddar, and countless hours avoiding work; help him out if you can!

Here is a loft jam in mourning.

Jo Bisso - Your Love

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Your parents are your friends!..  

Here is a proto house instrumental produced by saxophone great Patrick Henderson, used as backing for Mr T's preachy 'Mr T's Commandments'. This one came up whilst looking through the cheap section at a record store last weekend, on a lovely sunny day in Eagle Rock.

I don't really have to write much about Mr T's cash in tween market focused rap career, I think the sleeve cover for this single really does all the talking for me. Unfortunately his gruff early eighties style staccato flow about such important topics as not talking to strangers, and telling your parents about your problems, has overshadowed what is an lovely piece of progressive electro funk on the flip of this dollar bin single..

Mr T - Mr T's Commandments (Instrumental)

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Going down to Frisco', Lookin' for some disco.  

Prolific dub producer Sly Dunbar touched upon many projects during the 1980's, fusing Jamaican electronic music with rock and new wave for the American and European major labels, and occasionally putting out solo albums in Jamaica containing dubbed out cover versions of US soul and funk hits. I was in Dallas this past week, and was reminded of this slowed down, tripped out version of Dallas's premier funk act, Yarbrough and Peoples finest hit, 'Don't Stop The Music'. Which I always liked because Sly drops a reference to the disco scene in our hometown, San Francisco, in the first verse.. then I think he talks about people in SF having weird haircuts or something, which is valid commentary really I suppose.

Hold out for the monster slow jam end of night chorus on this one..

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Thursday, January 06, 2011


Space was a space disco group from Marseilles, France. This one comes off the 1977 Metropolis release. It is still the most epic space disco track ever. The pic above was from my trip to Malibu over the holiday where I was visiting and partying with some good friends who live next to Babs, Mccaughney, and Hans Zimmer . A washed up (so to speak) drunken sailor beached his 37' recording studio in this precious paradise while in-route to LA from Santa Barbara. He and his two cats survived. I threw my back out removing a strange piece of gear that would have been better served as a boat anchor.

If you are near Davis on Friday, come to the Delta of Venus where Dog Tones and I will be spinning funk, soul, and rare disco.

Space - Magic Fly

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