Tag: throwback

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: LAVERN BAKER WILL VOODOO YOU

If you ever find yourself in conversation with a devoted fan of early American RHYTHM AND BLUES, they will most likely gush with passion over LAVERN BAKER.

For those in the know, she is one of the…



DEAD AIR BASS 32 (A WORLD WITHOUT BOWIE) ((MARCH 2015))

FOREWORD

In 2012, VICE MAGAZINE¬†published an article asking “What will you do when David Bowie dies”? Before then, it had never occurred to me that David Bowie COULD die, and I got worried. What will I do? There’s no other artist that has been a bigger influence on the direction I’ve gone…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: NITRO DELUXE & PROTECTING OUR PIONEERS

I’m not sure exactly how we’d go about it, but I feel like we really need to take care of our ground breaking musical pioneers. So often, they end up passing away with nothing to show for their ventures except a lifetime of hardship. I hope that no other artist, who has made a significant…



MIXTAPE REVIEW: DJ TAMEIL – THROWBACK CLUB MUSIC

So I’m digging through a friends CLUB MUSIC vinyl collection, pricing it out to sell it for him, and I’m being reminded of how much I love all these tunes. What suddenly shows up in my feed? A MIXTAPE of CLASSICS from a true pioneer of the scene. I don’t believe in fate, but the…



***THE DEAD ART OF DJING*** a rant by Gobs

Prior to 2011, I had been considering a career move to full-time DJ more and more. I had a great day job that prevented me from touring, and it was a very tough decision to quit that job, but in late 2011, with some positive reinforcement from my agent, I finally said goodbye to the…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: ODB, THE FOLK HERO OF HIP-HOP

There’s so much that can be said about OL DIRTY BASTARD that it’s nearly impossible to narrow it into a manageable article of highlights. Instead, I’ll just focus on a couple main points to sum up one of the most interesting figures in the history of music.



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: BEFORE GABBER THERE WAS HOLY NOISE

OLDSCHOOL RAVERS, this Thursday is yours!

 

HOLY NOISE

¬† Before PAUL ELSTAK would go on to become the single most important figure in the development of HARD DANCE culture, he was one third of a pioneering RAVE…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: PLAY THAT BEAT FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF DJING

It feels weird putting HIP HOP in the OLDIES category, but I guess we’re finally at that point in history. Here’s a tune that deserves way more credit than it gets.

G.L.O.B.E. & WHIZ KID – PLAY THAT BEAT MR. D.J.



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WHAT HAPPENED TO NU NU???

Here’s an interesting case of “hey, what happened?”

LIDELL TOWNSELL – NU NU

 

You won’t often see this single included in any CLASSIC HOUSE compilations, despite the fact that it was a #1 HIT back in 1992. It’s possible…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WILL WE EVER SEE ANOTHER RAY CHARLES?

Image has become so vitally important in music. It’s not necessarily that today’s artists need to be pretty (although that helps immensely), but they do need to visually fit the musical style that they are representing. I doubt we’ll ever see another performer, like RAY CHARLES, rise to fame. That’s not the only thing that…