Thursday, December 18, 2008
Loud-E is a Dutch DJ whose love and dedication to the disco cause is ten years deep and after rummaging through countless flea markets and warehouses he has unearthed some truly special records that make him easily one of the best jocks on the planet at the moment. I hear him play in Manchester last year on a rainy, windswept afternoon in a bar and he blew the roof off the place - cue early rave hands from all and sundry and an extremely messy night ensued from there forth. This is an edit of one of those gems that he has kindly released on Steve Kotey's Ambassador's Reception label to rapturous response in my front room and I'm assuming dancefloors the world over. This is an absolute bomb!
Loud-E - Robolove
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I just realized that I have been posting here for a year now, and 370+ posts, 55000+ hits, 34 One Hundred Project entries and a couple of new friends along the way have made this a fairly successful start to my blogging life. This next year my goal is to finish The One Hundred Project and to take the plunge and stick my own edits and productions up here - I've snuck on a couple this year, see if you have spotted them - and hopefully get a bit of merchandise going. Most of all though, I'd just like to have a place where you'd like to come back and read every post. I'm also looking for contributors, so if anyone thinks they'd like to post here on Kumo then email me and we can make this an even better blog together.
Wow! This is one of those records that I stumbled upon in a charity shop somewhere here on the East Coast and it is an absolute burner! Check that bassline, those keys, those horns and that absolutely firing groove that makes this an absolute winner in my book. I think this has something to do with the legendary Booker T of Green Onions fame and to be frank, if you're not dancing to this then you're dead or cloth-eared or both - easily my favourite find this year.
The Del-Rays - Night Prowl
This came out on Bear Funk in 2001 and is one of those records that has stuck with me through my travels from Asia to America, and was one of those records that would've been termed 'deep house' when it first came out but now it is firmly in the cosmic camp. I especially love the jangly - technical term that - guitar over the funky and loose percussion work. This is one of those records that could add a bit of a twist to just about every type of set out there. A proper DJs tune and one of those tracks that gets better the longer it goes on - turn it up! It doesn't hurt that Dan is one half of the Idjut Boys either.
Nathan Detroit - Znoid