It’s been great to be writing again – I hope you enjoy these interviews. The artists certainly gave in depth and thoughtful answers!
Guess Huw’s back?
DJ Shepdog – The Virgo
The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix)
LL Cool J – Around The Way Girl
Fingathing – Apache
Banbarra – Shack UP Part II
The Tornadoes – Huihui
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Brass In Africa
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Babaratiri
The Bamboos – Happy
Phirpo Y Sus Caribes – Comencemos
Onra – Keep on Loving Me
Raphael Cameron – Funtown USA
Cameo – I Just Want To Be
Idris Muhammad – Turn This Mutha Out Part 1
Razor Blades – Disco Cut (aka Willie Colon & Ruben Blades Plastico Bugz In The Attic Remix Part 1)
BT Express – Peace Pipe
Gary Tom’s Empire – 7654321 Blow Your Whistle
DJ Shepdog – Skankin In The Way
James Brown – Get Up Off That Thing
Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers – Rocksteady (Beef Jerky Edit)
Hector Rivera – I Want A Chance For Romance
Johnny Harris – Stepping Stones
The Bamboos – Amen Brother
Kings Go Forth – Now We’re Gone
Esso Trinidad Steel Band – I Want You Back
In December I caught up with LA based Philly Native Donn T. We’ve been trying to get a chat together since I was in the US in July and I had great help from Mark at More About Music, but what with life happening and all, we just never got around to it. We hit it off immediately, due in part to a very faulty phone line that had Donn running around the phone wondering if it was her line (it was mine). So after a few giggles, we got down to business and in part one of a very extensive interview, she discusses the birth of the album and how growing up in the Thompson household, no music styles were taboo.
Buy the album ‘Kaleidoscopic’ (produced by Simbad) on iTunes here
Electric Wire Hustle play Sydney and Melbourne this week – the self titled debut album and new single ‘Chaser’ are available now on BBE.
A monthly soul club where friends and music lovers from all walks of life get to hang out, dance and have a good time to music that the Sydney scene doesn’t hear too often. Rare 45’s aka 7″ records that need to be heard alongside staple classics, to create an incredible atmosphere unlike any other in this city. I got down with a mostly contemporary funk set all live, all on 45s on Saturday 29th June. Big up a man like Gian Arpino.