Yea...I know, it's been a while right since I last checked in. Alot has been happening, in short.........
Obama is the funky president, z share shit the bed, went to Japan, rocked Southport, airlines fucked up flights so Amir and I missed Benji B's Deviation gig in London. It got quite cold out and I'm not liking it.
Japan was incredible, the hospitality was 2nd to none. Shouts to Ken Hidaka at Grunt Style and Yoshihiro Susa....big shouts to the homie Dimitri from Paris who happened to join us for dinner and make it out to the club that night.
Dj Muro killed it...rocking doubles of just about every 45...in the manner of his mix tapes (or our On Track tapes/cds) He even had one of his boys putting away each 45 in a neatly stacked perfect little pile...I need one of those crate boys just so I can bring vinyl out.
Then after Japan....back to the states, 2 days after that ..back to London. Getting there was a mess. FUCK CONTINENTAL !
They had us stuck on the runway for 3 hours. Sitting. New plane. While all this was going on, we were supposed to be spinning at Deviation with Benji. NOT !
I kicked it with my peoples in London, then headed to Manchester to hit some record spots....then to Southport.
I got very sick during my set at Southport, had to cut that a bit short...but I aint going out like that...I trooped it.
I managed to squeeze in 2 sets....I took up some of Amir's time. The first was pure disco, nothing but edits...then I played some r&b, 80s boogie, and shit like that. We left at about 7 am.....then Dave (Trus'me) drove us to the airport.
Shouts to Manchesters Trus'me, the crew at Fatcity, Gilles Peterson, Legendary Greg Wilson, Benji B, King Britt, Phil Asher (sorry for spilling my beer on you) Alex from Jazzanova, Ben Westbeech (up on Ontracks since way back) taking it back with that... Andre Torres @ WAXPOETICS, Toshio from Tokyo/A1 nyc....Big ups to Chesca and Ebo...London represent !!!!!!
Since i've been gone I see z-share links dont allow yall to dl anything, I will fix that. In the meantime, heres some pix from my past travels and a mix we did for BBC ALLSTAR MIX back in the summer.
Amir plays some classic 45s....a solid set to just rock to.
This mix is all live one lp cut and the rest are 45s for my mix, with treats from Keni Burke, Unit Band, Fred Prescott, Frank Eddie and many more disco/modern gems...check it out.
Some pics from the trip.
FAR FROM HOME.
SHABU SHABU....NOT TO BE SLEPT ON.
ANDRE FROM WAXPOETICS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS !
FEELING QUITE NICE...JAZZANOVA IN THE HOUSE
LEGENDARY GREG WILSON...