Forty Five Day 2021
4.5.2021 – May the 45 be with you!
Scroll down for the epic lineup of 138 DJ’s (141 Mixes) from around the World who are part of 45 Day 2021.
A few of the 45 Day 2021 Highlights
Scroll down for all of the 2021 mixes
45 Live - Greg Belson & Jon More
45 Live - Greg Belson & Jon More
25ThC - Criztoz
25ThC - Criztoz
Sam Tweaks has taken 45s to the next level by becoming the first 45s DJ to become a Twitch Partner! He seamlessly blends 45s of all genres and has created an amazing online community. Check out his exclusive Cosmic Disco 45s mix for 45 Day 2021.
Rob Manga is an Amsterdam based DJ, music producer. Spinning more than 30 years. Best classic Soul Funk party LEGENDS for 10 years at Paradiso Amsterdam 2007-2017. In 2014 Rob did a 24 hours set strictly vinyls, a tribute to the deejays who paved the way. A residence radioshow since covid19 every saturday on national radio Sublime. A 3 hours mixshow of funk disco soul r&b classics. He did shorts for Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Gregory Porter, D’Angelo, Angie Stone, Earth,Wind & Fire, De La Soul and many more.
Wax fondler and lover of the old-school eclecticism of the hip-hop originators,long-time DJ and collector, Deejay Leeroy loves to spin a set that is an eclectic affair. Mixing and cutting his way through Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Breaks, Brass, Beats and whatever else comes to hand. One half of Cult .45, longtime Sucka DJ and lover of the little rekkids – recently applying his skills to some DJ edits as LROY.
DJ Ellie B
DJ Elle B is curator of South West based DJ Collective The Sunken Foal. The Sunken Foal have been lucky to grace the stage at the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as getting behind the decks entertaining the surf set in the legendary Marisco nightclub, the UK’s oldest operating nightclub, as well as NASS, Boardmasters and Standon Calling.
Patrick Got Soul
DJ Keith Fowler
Svo’s interest in records and vinyl started, as he met a guy in school which had a pair of technics. It took a few years and a big move from smalltown to Hamburg City to get infected with Drum’n’Bass in 1998. He started buying records and together with his flatmate some turntables and mixer. Over the years he his shelves got filled with many records from different genres. So now he’s quite a lot into sounds from the mid 70’s to today. Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, AOR, Psychedelic, HipHop, … mostly everything that has a sunshine vibe or some kinda twist. He’s part of the Funk Bear Brothers DJ-Team, Co-Host of the “Welcome On Soul-Board” event and regular DJ at the Jazz Cafe / Mojo Club.
Born in Hull, but now based in London, JAKe is an illustrator, designer, writer and animation director who has worked for clients worldwide, including a longstanding relationship with Lucasfilm ( Star Wars, Indiana Jones) He has also worked with The Mighty Boosh, The Prodigy, Comme Des Garçons, Ugly Duckling, Sugarhill Records Prince Fatty, Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts and to name but a few. His books include the acclaimed graphic novel, ‘Hellraisers’ (SelfMadeHero ), ‘How To Speak Wookiee’ and ‘How to Speak Droid with R2-D2’, ‘How To Speak Astromech with BB-8 ( Chronicle/Lucasfilm ) and ‘The Mammoth Book Of Street Art’ (Constable Robinson ). He has done remixes for The Love Theme, Feral Five, Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts and his debut hip hop 45 ‘Requiem For DOOM’ / ‘Stoneferry Morning’ is out soon on Dinked Records. He would never dream of using a cheap jedi mindtrick to make you follow him on social media @jakedetonator. linktr.ee/
Skeg – Breakin Bread
Breakin Bread have been rocking London dancefloors for over 20 years. Starting off in a pub in Stockwell, Skeg, Rob Life and Tufkut been flown all over the world to play their 45s, Their record label was launched in 1990 releasing 45s as part of the the sevens series and their bi-monthly radio show is a platform for the worlds best purveyors of soul, funk, hip hop, disco, breaks and of course lots of 45s!.
‘Known as Geoff Blunted, in 1988 he hosted one of Australia’s 1st Hip-Hop shows, Just2Def, on Brisbane community radio 4ZZZ with partner Brian Bizzie Petts. First album release 1995 “Hempatitis” on Cassette, vinyl 25yr Anniversary edition coming soon. Geoff also co-founded the Brisbane band Resin Dogs in 1996 with Brisbane music figures, DJ Katch, and Dave Atkins. Toured with and co-produced an album with the Go-Go production legend Robert Reed of Trouble Funk. “Pump Pump pump Me up!!”
Richard K aka Crate Invader (floor to ceiling radio London – vinyl 45 only radio station) I started collecting records at the age of 11 (a copy of Herbie Hancock’s Rockit from Woolworth’s) and nearly 40 years on I still haven’t stopped. Aged 16 it occurred to me that I couldn’t afford to feed my vinyl addiction by simply buying records from the record shops and so I started advertising in the classified’s. This has led to a lifetime of buying and selling hundreds of record collections of all sizes from 10 to 10,000. But my first and greatest love has always been for 45’s and after stints on various radio stations in London inc Point Blank FM and Kane FM, I decided to create my own vinyl 45 specific station and thus ‘floor to ceiling’ radio was born. Based in London we’ll be streaming live to the UK, US and Canada and worldwide via the radio apps. Launching May 8th, you can find out more at www.floortoceilingradio.com
Osaka, Japan’s DJ Misty was brewed for good times. She hosts Night Beat Radio, a party called The!! Beat, is half of Night Beat Records and a proud member of Toronto Soul Club.
Recognised worldwide as Australia’s premiere female Turntablist, DJ D remains loyal to that vinyl tip with 2 of the nations first all dj-mixed radio shows featured on the Community Radio Network. An active member of the forty five Queens of the forty five kings collective, DJ D is also known for her achievements in the DMC championships placing 8th in Australia in 2005, 3rd in NSW in 2015 and top 10 in 2020 receiving an endorsement from Pioneer DJ with her world first hydraulic 1200 turntable. Also a member of Majestics car club worldwide,she has played support for, and also hosted a number of artists in her 1964 Chevrolet Impala including Xzibit, Alkaholiks, DJ Yella(NWA), Curtis Young (Dr Dre’s son), Eric Wright (Eazy E’s son), Spice 1, Masta Ace (Crooklyn Dodgers), Eminem’s Green Lantern to name a few.
Originally from California, Melbourne’s DJ Obliveus plays an infectious blend of funk, hip hop, reggae, soul, punk, disco, rock, pop, house to work the room. A party beat specialist, he has held down residencies at every major club night and all the major festivals. In 2018, he started a 45’s only label with Shan Frenzie called Juke Joints and the pair co-host a weekly radio show/podcast on 107.3 Base FM out of New Zealand and streaming worldwide called The Low End Theory (www.thelowendtheory.com.au). The pair have had many big names on the show like Crazy P, Ali Shaheed Mohammed (A Tribe Called Quest), The Allergies, DJ Format and plenty more. Also releasing edits digitally (as Hoopty) and on his new imprint label, 45 Fanclub, with good mate Mexi out of Oregon, USA.
I am so excited to be a part of 45 day. I’ve DJ’d vinyl at raves, festivals and clubs for around 20 years. When I saw how serious the nightlife in my hometown was, me and my friend Lily set up GRL DEM, an all-female DJ collective, taking the festival and carnival atmosphere to the dancefloor. GRLDEM is about music equality and showcasing DJs, who happen to be women. But really it’s just about playing good music. I also run workshops teaching girls and women how to DJ. I love to play very silly mashups of dance music but this mix goes back to my funk and soul routes, with and a bit of cheeky disco thrown in. No effects, just raw 7 inch vinyl, with love, straight from the heart. x
DJ Quescequest? is Jay NuFunk a concert promoter, musician, DJ, and avid vinyl music collector. French for “what is that?” DJ Quesquecest throws down “Psycho Killer” rare 45s and bootleg tracks in his live sets across North America and Jamaica. As a founding member of Toronto’s NuFunk Records, The Make if Funky Collective, and New York City’s No Wahala DJ Crew, he has worked and performed alongside the world’s top turntablists and most accomplished live bands.
Been spinning records for 30+ years. Multiple residencies throughout the country in the 90s playing house and garage. Played multiple events in England and Europe alongside several high-profile Djs and acts such as Baby D, Grooverider, Pete Tong etc., as well as several regular Skate competitions spinning golden era Hip Hop. Grew up with a vinyl mad Dad who provided me with a rich and diverse tapestry of musical tastes.
Ill Collins presents a Funk Mix for 45 Day!! DJ Ill Collins specialises in Funk, Soul, Hip Hop & Reggae. You can catch him alongside Luther Andross every 4 weeks on Soho Radio London with the Dynomite Funk and Soul Show’ and also on once a month on Goldust Radio playing Hip Hop with rapper Ash the Author and Luther Andross on the “Straight Outta Junction Show”
Alex Conrad (The Mongolian Disco Show)
A lover of records both big and small… Having been schooled in the art of djing in the chill out rooms of the 90’s, ‘searching for the perfect beat’ has always meant leaving no stone unturned and a scant regard for genres. From Anatolian funk to the loosest of disco grooves, as ever, you can expect to go up, down… and sideways, all whilst keeping it somewhat casual.
Lee (aka Phunkyflavas) was host DJ for the monthly eponymous Funk/Acid Jazz night which ran for many years in the 90s, playing to regular crowds of over 300 funky folk. Lee played out at many East Anglian venues throughout the decade, supporting touring bands to the area. Taking a long hiatus for career etc. Lee is now adding to his small but perfectly formed collection of funk 45s as lockdown and the FortyFive Kings Collective has reignited his passion for the format, and for loudly playing music and annoying everyone. Lee also hosted the hugely successful Spiral Indie Disco for nearly 10 years and this mix pays homage to that time.
DJ Chvare grew up listening to hip hop, funk, soul, jazz and reggae. Inspired by the old school sound of hip hop he started spinning records in local bars around Skopje when he was 17 and turned out to be one of the most distinguished DJs in Macedonia since. Having spent many years playing at all of the major local night clubs (alongside local hard-hitters and national acts alike), holding multiple residencies, DJing special events and promoting his own shows, DJ Chvare has had a lot of time to develop his sound in various styles and genres with a focus on hip hop, funk and jazz. Apart from his regular performances in Macedonia, he also performed abroad around the Balkans, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Thailand, Cyprus, Georgia etc.
German Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Defcon is one half of the Cologne-based Soundsystem, “Disco Diamant – Jewels Of The Dancefloor”. In the late 80’s he was a member of the band LSD, who put out the first German Hip Hop album: “Watch Out For the Third Rail”—sixty minutes of sample madness destined for cult status. As a lifelong digger, he is always on the hunt for obscure breaks in every genre. Defcon’s DJ-sets are a musical journey through myriad categories of groovy music: Boogie Disco Breaks, Oldschool Hip Hop, 80ies Electro, Latin, House Classics, Miami Bass, Rock, Soul und Funk. He has been known to quite literally “fire up” the dance floor with amateur pyrotechnics.
DJ Cher of Toronto/Hamilton, Canada is an all original Rare & Northern Soul vinyl collector and DJ. Collecting for over 25 years, classic soul and Motown were Cher’s first loves paving the way for her passion for Northern Soul. She is radio host, hostess and DJ at Slow Fizz Rare & Northern Soul Dance Party and is proud co-founder of Sister Cities Soul Club collective.
Hello My name is SenorOteb. I am a dj who has been digging and collection records since the late 90’s. Originally my Dj name was Oteb that was the backwards version of my real name. I used to Dj my High School dance’s and functions, and a friend by the Name of David Hathway gave me the name Oteb, and it stuck. I started off collecting various genres of dance music when I started buying vinyl. Now 24 years later, I am still collecting and digging, just shifting lanes into the various Soul, Funk, Rock and Rare Grooves records from around the world!
The Premium Blend Show
The Premium Blend Radio Show is a live radio on 95.9 Hailsham FM every Thursday night from 8pm till 10pm. A fast paced, lively show specialising in new & emerging bands from across the country, playing the finest new & unreleased Indie rock, alternative rock, Indie punk and indie pop plus other earworm treats. A DJ guest spot with their 20 Minute Mix to give this show a ‘Premium Blend’ of music and listening pleasure. Coming live and exclusively to 95.9 Hailsham FM every Thursday evening to kick the weekend off early!
Down with the program since 1982. His origin as a b-boy and love for turntablism and scratching makes him one of the finest b-boy DJs of Holland and gets him to play his beats and breaks on the bigger b-boy events of the world. Also known for his old and new school hiphop he plays at various parties and concerts. Recently MistaSweet joined forces with long time friends and like minded hiphop lovers DJ Smirnoff (Russia) and Scream (Ukraine) and together they are the crew 3S.One thing is for sure: MistaSweet rocks your party or jam with his skills and beats like no other!
B Boy DJ Bright
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“Ones to watch” and “Dancefloor-friendly party rockers” are just two of the credits awarded to Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You. Originally growing up in the Highlands of Scotland, Jamie & Marty met in 2011 and since then have gone on to support heavyweights such as George Clinton, De la Soul, The Jacksons, DJ Jazzy Jeff, David Rodigan, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Craig Charles, Joey Negro, Mr Scruff, The Reflex & The Cuban Brothers. Their eclectic sets effortlessly transition through funk, soul, boogie, disco, hip-hop & house mixed in with turntable trickery and tight, live percussion.
Check out the Interview with Dr Diggns
Having been a driving force in the UK Turntablist scene for the last 10years Kutclass gained global notoriety through his debut release ‘Combinations from the masters’ on Cut&Paste Records, considered a must have record for any serious scratcher. Kutclass still cuts it up fresh claiming 2nd place in the global Cut2cut musical scratch battle and 3rd in the Portablist lounge scratch freestyle battle in 2020. Now running his own label JUSTGOODBEATS since 2018 with a focus on releasing sample based music from the ‘beats’ scene on lathe cut records. Catch him spinning anything with a beat to make your head nod.
Rest assured D-Cow is no stranger to a set of 1200s, as a member of Syd Def Jam, Play Sydney & The Forty Five Kings, he has also guested along side The GrooveDealers, he has played sets around Sydney and Melbourne at a variety of venues as well as streaming sets online via Twitch and over the airwaves you might of caught him on Paris Pompor’s ‘Jumping the Gap’ show hosted on 2SER or guesting on The Black President Show, a mix radio show hosted on Sydney’s Koori Radio. Originally from Scotland, from a young age he has always been spinning, to date has over 30 years experience & is now a Sydney resident and specialises in hip-hop, funk, soul, boogie, disco and breaks.
This is the first mix I have ever done and it’s my honour to be doing this for 45 day, I DJ and use twitch for my struggle with mental health and have made really good friends and contacts via this community especially the 45 kings. Big ups to Rob, Criztoz, Fatwax, and John Mustoe to name but a few.
Hi, I’m Imperialneil from Glasgow. I’ve been putting on Rock N Roll nights in Glasgow for the last 20 years. I play mostly Rock N Roll, Rockabilly , Blues and Garage Punk washed down with a large helping of wild Instrumentals. I collect and play original 45s. I’m really Looking forward to spinning my records in real clubs again soon, hope to see you there!
A longtime lover of 60s music and avid record collector, DJ Honey is the host of radio shows Girls In The Groove on Soho Radio and Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang! on Mixcloud. When she’s not digging for records, promoting events or DJing around the world (pre-Covid!) you’ll find her with a martini in hand, playing her latest selections of jazz, soul and rhythm & blues.
Check out the interview with Nic Goodlife – Nic Goodlife Interview
Nigel Gentry is a DJ originally from London and now living in sunny Canberra in Australia. Nigel runs the Music For Modern Living blog and the Canberra Soul Club nights. Musically he spins the full range of funk & soul music. From the classic sounds of 60’s and 70’s Soul, Funk, Northern Soul and R&B through to the best that the Contemporary Soul & Funk scene has to offer.
45 Live Crew featuring Greg Belson & Jon More
The 45 Live Crew are representin’ 45 Day once again with two members of their roster. Presenting from Coldcut & Ninja Tune, JON MORE & from Divine Disco and dublab, GREG BELSON. It’s a 2-hour session of hittin’ the audio bricks, to join the dots one lil’ disc at a time, just like their 45 Live Radio Show, celebrating the 7″ single like no other.
DJ Simon C
Woxow – 45th 45 Day 2021 Mix Submitted
I’m a music lover, record collector, dj, promoter, tour manager, booker, label manager and producer. I’m obsessed with music since when i was 16, when I started produce personalized compilations on tapes for my friends, just to be sure they would be able to enjoy music as I was. My debut album is coming out on 22nd of June on my brand new label “Little Beat More”; It’s called Alcazar and it’s a blend of old school hip hop beats with downtempo atmosphere and featured the legendary Ken Boothe, Akil the MC from Jurassic 5, Blurum13, Hannah Williams, Blacc El, Pugs Atomz, Lostpoet, Stimulus.
Chrome has been rhyming, cutting, breaking and generally living and breathing HipHop since the late 80’s. Whilst always experimenting with new styles, Chrome has a whole lot of substance to back him up. In previous incarnations, Chrome (alongside UK HipHop outfit ‘DefTex’ and his rhyme partner ‘Illinspired’ and also a solo artist) has played support for Public Enemy, De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Craig Charles, Huey Morgan, the list goes on! Chrome has toured Europe and played at festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Shambala and more. Chrome is also behind the successful weekly‘Funk and Soul radio show’ on Future radio. He’s renowned for rocking crowds as a solo MC or alongside his band Chrome+. His party style sets as a DJ mixing up Funk, HipHop, Soul and more add confirmation of his ability as an artist to deliver.
Anyone that knows Scottie knows music is his inspiration, my passion. He made that connection early in life and has been an avid record collector and DJ for over 40 years, if it on vinyl, he wants it! Having been a Mixcloud and Ness Radio contributor since launch. He Dj’s in his hometown, all the time and is a know face in and around EdinburghClick to discover all sorts of musical treats. One minute I’ll be rocking underground house, the next twisted dubbed up disco, or dropping in some conscious reggae, all in the mix for you to enjoy. Every listen he get motivates him to search for the best new and old music, once you go into his mixes, he promises a journey for the eclectic state of mind. Nothing is left out, he plays it all, if it good, its played.
DJ Fib is a turntablist from the golden era of Hip Hop when scratching was king. A lover of the Funk with an extra penchant for P Funk and G Funk. Part of the legendary KGB Posse outta Brisbane, Fib created the early music content for Hype Magazine, and was a serial mixtape producer before collaborating with Jigsaw Geoff to produce the original Blunted Stylus release Hempatitis on the fledgling Hydrofunk records. He somehow survived the 90’s and beyond and is active on the mixer hosting multiple radio mixshows and podcasts and DJing live around Australia.
Wayward Girls Soul Club
The Wayward Girls Soul Club is a collective of female DJs from Portland, Oregon. They each bring their own unique collections of soul music on vinyl for your listening pleasure. You can find them at Portland’s World Famous Kenton Club patio every third Saturday of the month or online.
I’ve been buying records and tapes since 1982 and my first love is UK Hip Hop although i consider myself an all genre selector. Currently using Technics 1200 mk2 and a Numark Scratch mixer, finally learning some technical skills so i can deliver some seamless blends during live events and podcasts. As well as Music, I am passionate about the 80s, my dog and collect trainers/retro clothing.
Jawa Jones loves going into old record shops digging for weird & wonderful music from the past. She enjoys spinning a range of 60s garage rock, instrumentals, rhythm & blues, yeye, 70s rock, punk & new wave. Jawa runs WANITA in London, dedicated to music sung by women, on records played by women. She also runs the Wanita Music Mixcloud page where she invites female DJs from across the globe to make mixes of their favourite female artists, the Wanita Music Show on Barrelhouse Radio where she plays female-fronted music & invites women in the music scene to share their stories and play their favourite records. She is also a guest host on the Mono Loco Mixtape show at Soho Radio.
The Hip Assassin
The Hip Assassin loves to scratch and mash up silly songs he’s been djing since 1991 – has worked with many producers all over the world under different guises
His Scratching antics have contributed to Juno awards and have saved many buffalows
The Hip Assassin loves the crackle Enjoy ….shhhh the Hip Assassin is here
DJ Lady Soul
Drox has built his own niche as one of Sydney’s most distinctive and respected mavens of electronic music. A DJ, live act and producer, Drox has honed his sound and formidable production skills for over a decade, both solo and as part of the Analog Cabin collective, establishing a reputation as a stellar music maker, selector and collector with impeccable taste in beat science.
DJ Kayote is a Disc Jockey and Attorney at Law in Albuquerque N.M. His focus is mixing first edition Lp, 7”, and 78 rmp records with an ear towards Hip Hop and Graffiti Culture. He began collecting records in 1989, and began DJ’ing in 1996. In 1998, Kayote found a niche DJ’ing B-Boy and B-Girl events such as the Cold Crush, Breaking Hearts, and Phunky Foot Rhythm Shows in Albuquerque New Mexico. He DJ’ed on the premier local Hip Hop broadcast on KUNM’s Street Beat from 2001 until 2009, until receiving felony charges for allegedly thieving from the stations record vault which contained promo vinyl dating back to 1973, many of which had not seen the light of day since. The charges were dismissed. He currently owns and operates Serpent City Records, focused on pressing Hip Hop vinyl. The latest 7” release is an ode to the old days of record collecting titled, “Robbin’ Disco Breaks” which takes a cue from the prior criminal charges.
DJ Robert Smith
The Berliner is part of the duo “Smith&Smart” that has been touring all over Europe for 20 years. He is also hits the road solo or with various bands, scratching his way across the big stages of Europe and USA. Hip hop is the base for DJ Robert Smith’s work, while jazz, electro, soul, funk and world music also find their way on his turntables. As an all-purpose weapon with 100% flavour, DJ Robert Smith fills all events, from hip hop jams to noble galas, with excellent vibes. He is also a member of the Dusty Donuts Crew and has just released his first scratch 45 “the Kure“ on DJ Woody’s Woodwurk records in 2020.
TMB is a D.J and co-founder of Hip Hop collective Get it Together based on the South Coast of the U.K. A huge enthusiast and fan of the culture first and foremost he has channelled this enthusiasm into organising a range of events and also produced a documentary film on the South Coast Hip Hop scene in 2017 called ‘The 4 Elements Documentary’. During the pandemic Get it Together collaborated with Al English at Realness Radio and launched Live From the Groove; a range of on-line events showcasing D.J’s & record labels from around the world from Mixcloud Live.
Brighton born DJ Trick started DJ’ing at the age of 16 and whilst living in Cornwall started rocking parties on a Dancehall sound system in his local village hall. Trick started breakdancing in 1995 and went on to breakdance with Knowledge of Self and Global Inhabitants before becoming a mainstay on the Worthing nightlife scene as a D.J at numerous venues. Influenced by sound system culture Trick is an authentic selector style D.J.
DJ Fifi LaRoux
DJ Fifi LaRoux (Los Angeles, CA) is the host of two radio shows, “Le Show” and “Atrocity Exhibition,” on KSPC 88.7fm (www.kspc.org). She is also a resident DJ at Décadanse Soirée, LA’s only all-vinyl, all-French Pop dance club, and Rouge Rouge, an all-female all-vinyl DJ night of soul, psych, yéyé, punk, and post-punk music. For more information please visit djfifilaroux.com.
Fräulein Freakbeat is a passionate collector of 60s vinyl obscurities with a special fondness for 45s. Her DJ mixes cover the period from the late 50s to the early 70s and she likes to spin garage, psych, beat, yeye, surf, soul, rhythm&blues and more – preferably fast and danceable!
WeeG from Glasgow is a lover of all things vinyl especially the 45/7″ Format. This mix is a collection of 7’s I’ve not had the chance to play out since Lockdown.
Check out last years interview with WeeG
With a career spanning almost 30 years, there’s no doubt Marc Hype is a sureshot party rocker who represents a more eclectic view on Hip Hop & Funk from the very beginning. During this time he collaborated and recorded with artists like the Juice Crew legend Masta Ace, Souls Of Mischief, Edo G., Zion I, Beat Junkies, DJ Z-Trip, Patrick Pulsinger, Killa Kela, Akrobatik & Mr. Lift to name a few. Nowadays he’s travelling the world with his 45s bag as part of the Berlin/London/Hamburg based Dusty Donuts crew & label, as well as a member of the UK based international 45 Live DJ circle. Still spreading the original values of Hip Hop Culture and Crate Digging.
http://keepitdusty.com/ Check out last years interview – http://fortyfiveday.com/mark-hype-interview-45day/
Ste – Se7en Inch Collective
Check out last years Se7en Inch Collective Interview
I am a musician, music teacher and recording studio owner (now also producing music for and running a small, independent record label!) I love Soul, Funk, Blues, R&B, 60s, Latin, Ska and Reggae music. I love it so much that I try and use my skills and resources to make recordings in the styles that I enjoy, with the express aim of making them sound like material from the original era and good enough that DJs will play them at club nights and have cool people dance to them. I had a lot of enjoyment from making this music. I hope that you enjoy listening to it.
DJ Nico has been collecting records since she was 16 having grown up in Toronto, Canada. She hosts a monthly club residency at The Piston Bar called With It now in its 8th year. Her skills also extend to radio as a former show producer/host on CIUT 89.5FM. She spins 60s mod, soul, R&B, R&R, northern soul, funk, surf, pop & more!
I started buying records in 1974 as a 9 year old although I had been given a bunch of singles and an old portable record player prior to that. By the age of 12 I would spend all my pocket money on singles and it started an obsession with music. Although I buy albums and 12 inches the 7 inch 45 is my favourite format as it captures a moment and sounds better to me than any other format.
I do a monthly radio show on www.jfsr.co.uk called The Dont Stop The Feeling Show playing boogie soul funk etc. I was scratch dj for Big Dog a band that was fronted by former ruthless rap assassins member Kermit and I did the scratching on Paul Oakenfolds hit Starry Eyed Surprise…
Chakalaka Funk is a club night run by Simon Hodge (producer of The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6Music) which was packing them in at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh with a mix of live acts and DJs spinning funk, boogie, brazil, ska, afro and everything in between. Hoping to return SOON!