This is something that I've toyed with the idea of for several years now, but for whatever reason I've just never moved it beyond the thinking about it stage.
As much as I love 'dance music' (and I do love it), I tend to listen to funk, soul, disco, afrobeat, blues and other genres more often. With house for example, I love to play about with the mixing between tracks and trying to piece a journey together - I'm not particularly great at that either, but I have fun doing it and that's what matters in my book. If other people enjoy the mixes, then that's great, and an added bonus.
When it comes to what I listen to, I can't mix it for the life of me. So, the idea here is (and has been for a long time - the image above was created 6 years ago for this idea), just to play music from my collection, in full, with no attention to mixing. The hope would be that it'd introduce anyone that may listen to some music that they might otherwise not have listened to - something I always loved doing.
We'll see how it goes, but I may do this kind of thing as a regular feature. Feel free to let your thoughts be known. I hope you enjoy the selection, as usual, I've linked up to the tracks to where you can find them if you want to buy them for yourself - many available via Ed & Disque 72.
01. Ron Rinaldi - Mexican Summer
02. Jam Band '80 - Jammin' (With The Jam Band)
03. Sunset Gun - Be Thankful For What You Got (Thanks But No Thanks Edit)
04. Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
05. Nana Love - Love Feeling (Dance Mix)
06. Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
07. Baby Huey - California Dreamin'
08. Experience Unlimited - Functus
09. Marvin Gaye - Right On
10. Jeff Floyd - Don't Leave Me
11. Jaye P. Morgan - Let's Get Together [On this compilation]
12. Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of Living - Together
13. Frederic Castel - Open Up [On this compilation]
14. Billy Paul - It's Critical (12" Version)
15. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life [On this compilation]
16. John Ozila - Funky Boogie
17. Bokoor Band - Onukpa Shawarpo
18. Roy Ayers - Africa, Centre Of The World *Played pitched up*
19. BB Seaton - Dancing In The Moonlight