If you see my mother, tell her I'm all right
Just funkin' around, for fun!




Blogs;

http://infinitestatemachine.com/
interviews, mixes, music-related nonsense
http://fattyfattymusic.com/
Dublin collective of DJs/promoters, cover everything from
reggae and afrobeat to funk and disco to house and techno.

Latest online mix: gmos23 - The DOW Jones
Detroit techno, mix of Walt J and other DOW Records material.

Dislikes - the funkless (those who are too cool to dance,
they need to be splanked)



Feel free to e-mail me if you're selling anything in my wantlist,
although don't expect a reply.
I am not selling anything in my collection so please don't ask.
Recent Activity
submitted L'Ochestra Oguyo - Susan F / Sister Leah. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Firehouse Revolution. about 1 year ago
Don't say me never did a warn ya, buy dis!
posted a review of William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?. over 2 years ago
Amazing compilation of the obscure and mysterious Nigerian electronic music pioneer William Onyeabor. I became obsessed by his music when I heard "When The Going Is Smooth And Good", a lo-fi cosmic synth funk epic with an almost chicago house jack feel ... See full review
posted a review of Galaxy (24) - Galaxy. over 3 years ago
Nigerian boogie/funk/disco album produced by the great Jake Sollo in the early 80s. Recorded and produced in England but a Nigerian release. It took me many years to track this one down and it made me a very happy man indeed when I eventually did! ... See full review
posted a comment on Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle. over 3 years ago
Don't forget Leon Ware also appears on this album. Agree with the recommendation, especially for Estrelar, fantastic!
posted a review of Batsumi - Batsumi. over 3 years ago
Incredible South African Jazz album from 1974. Some of it is quite avant-garde spiritual jazz, think Strata-East and the likes, other parts are more afro-rock or afro-soul. The quality throughout is astounding, I would call this a masterpiece in fact. ... See full review
posted a comment on Transllusion - The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate. over 3 years ago
The 12" single also released on Supremat features 2 exclusive tracks not available on the CD or 2xLP album, plus "Do You Want To Get Down" which features on the CD versions but not the 2xLP. If you like this album, you'll need to get the 12" single too!
posted a comment on Transllusion - Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter. over 3 years ago
12" single to accompany the "The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate" album. The B-side track "Do You Want To Get Down" doesn't appear on the 2xLP but does appear on the CD version. Both tracks on the A-side are exclusive to this 12" and if you like the album ... See full review
posted a comment on UR* - Electronic Warfare (The Mixes). over 3 years ago
AFAIK, this is the only remix released by Drexciya, and very good it is too, quite a bit slower than the original and Aux 88 remixes, but still pure liquid funk as only Drexciya could do. The original and Aux 88 mixes are also excellent, essential ... See full review
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posted a review of Marvin Gaye - I Want You. over 3 years ago
I believe this was initially supposed to be Leon Ware's debut album, but when Marvin heard the material he convinced Ware to give it to him instead. So, it's interesting to compare this with Leon's actual debut Musical Massage. They're both fantastic ... See full review
posted a review of Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Confusion. over 3 years ago
Fela & The Africa 70 band, especially drummer Tony Allen, are at the absolute peak of their powers here. This is just one monster 26 minute track split over the 2 sides of the vinyl, not unusual for Fela. Side A is the typically epic long instrumental ... See full review
posted a comment on Rick Wade - I Can't Take It. over 3 years ago
Nice repress of some of Rick's earliest works, the tracks are taken from the first Harmonie Park release and his Night Trackin' EP on Elevate Records, which are both pretty hard to find these days. All 3 tracks are classics but especially "Your Love", ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Vibe 2. over 3 years ago
Nice solid compilation by the Future Times crew from DC. Despite a variety of artists with diverse styles, you got some Nu Disco, Cosmic sounds, 21st Century Boogie, and a nod to old school Chicago, there is a common aesthetic throughout that means it ... See full review
posted a comment on Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy. over 4 years ago
Journey Of The Dragons is an amazing track, still sounds great today almost 20 years after it was released. If you like this track I'd recommend checking out Computer Incantations For World Peace by Jean-Luc Ponty released in 1983, pretty similar but ... See full review
posted a review of Red Planet. over 4 years ago
This has got to be the ultimate Detroit Techno label for me, Red Planets 1 to 9 are all classics that still sound amazing today. Uncompromising, experimental, progressive, funky, banging, contemplative, melancholy, joyful and uplifting, harsh and ... See full review
submitted Various - 4 Super Quentes Nacionais. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980. over 4 years ago
Wonderful, joyous, life-affirming music. If you like music with soul you need this comp. Every track is a winner, from the organ fueled funk of Boris Gardiner's "Ghetto Funk", to Ken Boothe's peerless cover version of Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980. over 4 years ago
Wonderful, joyous, life-affirming music. If you like music with soul you need this comp. Every track is a winner, from the organ fueled funk of Boris Gardiner's "Ghetto Funk", to Ken Boothe's peerless cover version of Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm ... See full review
posted a review of Tony Grey (2) & Ozimba* - My Message. over 4 years ago
Excellent afro disco fusion album from Tony Grey and his Ozimba band, probably from 1982. Time Factor (Grey Disco Funk) is a great synth heavy cosmic afro disco track. It's worth getting the album for that track alone but there's plenty of other great ... See full review
posted a comment on Igo Chico. over 4 years ago
Igo Chico was originally the main (tenor) saxophone player in Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band. Fela played keyboards and sang and would also play saxophone but Igo Chico was the main man for the solos until Fela started taking over that too. I'm not sure why ... See full review
posted a review of Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky / Secret Life Of Plants. over 4 years ago
Ribbon In The Sky is one of Stevie's truly great tunes from after his golden period of the 70s. Achingly beautiful piano complemented by a great vocal performance from Stevie on this mellow jazzy love song. Wonderful stuff.
posted a comment on Theo Parrish - Uget. over 4 years ago
The reason for the CD is to pay royalties to the original artists as the original vinyls were all unlicensed and wouldn't have made enough money to pay any royalties anyway, even retrospectively. I think Theo felt he did it wrong first time round and ... See full review
posted a review of Kelan Phil Cohran* And Legacy (25) - African Skies. over 5 years ago
White Nile is simply one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've heard in my life, I cannot put it into words without sounding like some kind of hippy, but it almost feels like it transcends music and directly reflects the human soul. Just listen!
posted a review of Various - Tonight At The Discotheque. over 5 years ago
Most of the tracks here are in some way associated with the great Lafayette Afro Rock Band even though that isn't made clear on the release. There's several good funk and disco tracks on here but the stand out for me is François Nyombo's "Funky Child", a ... See full review
posted a comment on Never On Sunday - Day By Day. over 5 years ago
Stunning deep Detroit techno EP from the Burden Brothers. Has a deep house feel to it as well as a touch of the Hi-Tech Jazz that UR trademarked. Every track's a winner, beautiful, deep, melancholy dance music, filled with emotion and feeling, how music ... See full review
posted a comment on Terrence Dixon. over 5 years ago
Understated and underrated Detroit DJ and Producer, Terrence Dixon has been making records since the mid-90s under his own name and also as Population One on labels such as Metroplex, Tresor and Utensil Records. Part of the so-called 2nd wave of Detroit ... See full review
posted a comment on Kenny Dixon Jr. - Private Collection 2. over 5 years ago
Buyer Beware! This "repress" was not released with KDJs approval. So, it's a bootleg of what were unlicensed edits in the first place, the moral rights or wrongs of it are somewhat debatable but potential buyers should realise that these have been ripped ... See full review
posted a review of Rick Wilhite - The Godson E.P.. over 6 years ago
Huge Tip! This here is one of my favourite house records of all time. Personally, I think it's the best release on KDJ and that's saying a lot. Soulful, sample house, with a wonderful deep groove that just can't fail. Drop this record at the right time ... See full review
posted a review of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. over 10 years ago
Was Clement "Coxsone" Dodd a genius? This is hard to say, probably not a musical genius, perhaps more a business genius or an inspiration to others. However, his towering influence over Jamaican music is unparallelled. Just take a look at this list of ... See full review
posted a review of Octave One - Art And Soul. over 11 years ago
Although this release doesn't stand up to their best dancefloor techno releases, Burujha is timeless, beautiful, melodic techno in true Detroit style and is definitely one of their best tracks. Essential!