Dec 17, 2007

When Will It End?

After another long tiring week, of both good and bad gigs, fun and boring Xmas parties, along with excessive amounts of festive top shelf liquor I've finally got enough time and focus to hit up the blog once more..
Most people who know me well know how much I really dislike this time of year. It's not that I just found out the truth about Santa it's more so the massive amount of muppets who come out and get embarrassingly drunk and hassle us djs to play the most horrible music which they've heard hundreds of times before. Obviously it is part of the job to deal with but I'm getting too old for this I tell ya!! Here's an aptly titled track called "When Will It End" from 3 soul sisters who go by the name of Honey Cone. Nice serving of space funk with a good helping of soul. Enjoy

Dec 14, 2007

SoulShaker Summer Mix

After becoming a little bit of a Face Book convert over the past month or so I found this cracking group called "70's & 80's Soul, Funk, Disco, Rare Groove & Boogie - We Love it" it's a blinder, loads of cool stuff, photos, video's, tracks to download and mixes. Todays contribution is a mix I did for a post on the group it's a bit of stuff that already features here on the blog, I've put it all together into a mix.
Hope you feel the love....

Raw Soul Express - The Way We Live
Touch Of Class - I Love You Pretty Baby
Al Johnson - Second Wind
Keith Barrow - The Twinkle
Ronnie McNair - Saggitarian Affair
Leroy Hutson - The Ghetto
Jean Carne - Free Love
Caprice - 100 %
Sandra Feva - Just To Be Close
Sebastian Williams - Get Your Point Over
94 East Feat. Prince - If You See Me
Chapter 8 - How Can I Get Next To You
Patterson Twins - I Need Your Love
General Johnson - Don't Walk Away

Dec 9, 2007

Regal @ The Next Funkinc

Here's a little sample from Regal's recent album, Loop Dreams. After a long hiatus, while remixing some local Aussie acts & finding his new sound, REGAL has finally returned to the melting pot, with his debut solo album. Loop Dreams is a little gem from the one-time original founding member of both THE WISEGUYS (Wall Of Sound) & BRONX DOGS (Heavenly/Marble Bar) two of the UK's most revered underground acts of the 90's. This Album is a nice blend of Downbeat, Hip hop & Breaks with heavy soul & Funk influences.
The track I have chosen to give you a taste of is The Mack; a down right funky breaks track with sweet arse vox samples, ladies and gentlemen, this is the moment we all been waiting for.....
You can do three things from here. 1) Come see Regal playing Original Funk & Soul @ the next Funkinc Sat 22nd Dec. 2) Go to Basment Digs to buy & download his entire Album. 3) go to Regals Myspace to sample somemo' of his tasty treats.

Regal - The Mack

Ghetto Boy

This album was originally released in May 2005 and i was lucky enough to be given a new vinyl copy a few weeks ago by the boys at R & S in Melbourne (on clear vinyl no less). The first track I have chosen for the blog is from the remix album from Atlantic records "ATLANTIQUITY" its a remix of one of my favorite Donny Hathaway tracks "Little Ghetto Boy" first released by Donny on ATCO as a single in 1972 and here remixed by Freddie Luster specially for this album, it runs just over 5 mins 30 and should be played from start to finish, feel free to kick your slippers off move the coffee table out of the way and enjoy!

Little Ghetto Boy -- Donny Hathaway (Freddy L Remix)

Dec 8, 2007


Here's a driving little funk track titled "I Got It" from the New York Port Authority. The band haled from Amityville, Long Island New York, I guess that reveals the reason behind their name. They recorded on the HDH Invictus label. This was cut in 1977, hence the heavy laden disco keys laid over the stabbing funk horns and clav that is not indicative of too much of the HDH production. I am guessing that this was one of the last releases to come out of the creative stable.
Oh yeah, listen out for the moans of a somewhat satisfied lady...


Dec 7, 2007

Apologies & Welcome

Nice one Jeff, farking crackin to have you on board and we look forward to many nuggets from you!

I’m sorry about my recent absence to the blog. Between dj’n a whole stack of gigs with the party season, going to Melbourne, having a touch of bronchitis and my internet speed shitting itself... well you know where this is going. Back on track now and I will post you some bang on tunes, old and new that I’ve been givin a good seeing too on the decks lately. For now it’s just hello and goodbye until sometime over the weekend.

Big thanks to all who joined the dance floor last weekend and I am eagerly anticipating your return for the Yuletide Boogie on the 22nd

Dec 6, 2007

Just Be Thankful

First of all, a big thanks to Robin and Pete for not only letting me be involved here on the blog but also for constantly pushing the quality soulful sounds throughout this hometown of ours and of course, now in the land of blogs..
For my first post I'm bringing a nice soul/reggae crossover version of a tune originally written & performed by William DeVaughn and made extremely famous by Massive attack, who covered it on their incredible album "Blue Lines". This track has been featured on a few comps but one definitely worth picking up is "Soul Sides Vol. 2 - The Covers" from Dusty Groove. Check it..

Donovan Carless - Be Thankful For What You've Got

Yuletide Boogie

It's the Christmas edition, a couple of very special guest lined up for this one David (db, any chance of playing as I've got my records in the car) Brace is being flown in from Melbourne, plus Regal will be showing us what he picked up on his world tour visiting all those smelly second hand record stores. Miss Annie is also making a welcome return, gotta love that...
Oh and don't forget the Soulshakers, Mr Glass & Mr Knight

Here It Is..

As promised and big ups to Strangefellow, Patchworks at their finest.

Mr Day - Get Your Point Over

Buy It At Crazy Beat

7 Days Without Soul Makes One Weak

Love the eighties, can't get enough of that sound right now, seems we go through fazes in life well I've been in this one for quite a while now, don't want to move on till something better comes along, maybe one day eh!

Weeks & Co - If You're Looking For Fun

Bit Of Luther, Helps...

Wonderful weather in Sydney today, so is this global warming working or is it climate change, buggered if I know, the only thing I know for sure is that Luther makes the sun Shine.

Luther Vandross - Shine

Welcome aboard...

Soulshaker welcomes another contributer to the fold this week, Jeff (Strangefellow) Fellows is a welcome addition to the blog and I'm sure will be posting something very soon.
Check his profile & links to find out more about him.