Dance music legend Tom Moulton recently sat down for a chat with NPR’s The Record. In the interview the veteran DJ and producer reveals the accidental origin of the 12″ single, the very intentional origin of the extended disco mix (lunch break-related), and comes across as a pretty down-to-earth guy.
My favorite Moulton rendition of the Diana Ross classic “Love Hangover”:
Here’s elder statesman Barry White with a seasonally-appropriate banger from his 1983 album Dedicated:
I was just put on to this track from Amalia which came out last year on her album Art Slave:
It’s like the best moments of Kashif or Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis circa 1984 but with some modern refinements. Hindsight really is 20/20 and producer Opolopo got it just right.
Budding label Cherries Records will release a 7″ version later this month, at which point I will be playing it to death across the radio airwaves.
The flipside ain’t half bad either.
For those in need of redemption, Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Dam-Funk offers this gospel-inspired boogie mix. Originally released in 2009 as a Stones Throw podcast, this is the full, unedited version of that presentation. Tracklist follows at the link, but is not even necessary as Dam-Funk presides over the whole affair, introducing each song individually like a minister spreading the good, funky word.
A couple of weeks ago my Sweet Power co-host Seth K. sent a mix to our friends Mike McGill and Tackleberry over at WNYU’s A Downtown Affair.
They’ve been doing their thing broadcasting high-quality dance music across the tri-state area for several years now. They also run the Let’s Get Serious blog, which I highly recommend perusing for a PLETHORA of hot sets from both guest DJs and the hosts alike.
For the ADA mix, Seth K. picked the records — rare boogie, electro, and R&B with a couple of modern tracks thrown in for good measure. Props to DJ Seth Dean of Watsonville, who mixed the whole thing.
We’ll be playing a mix from hosts of A Downtown Affair on our program in the very near future so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out their blog at Letsgetserious.net and grab Seth’s mix!
a sublime track from Berlin-based producer Korsakow aka Tigerskin
warning – it hits haaaaard!