Explosive Donuts by Daily Diggers from U.K
Daily Diggers are Kid Dyno and the Beat Detective, two die-hard hip hoppers born in the 1970s each with a huge collection of beats on vinyl.
The duo are also members of the Vinyl Veterans DJ crew playing only original beats and strictly vinyl. Whether it’s hip hop, heavy rock, funk, psych, latin, jazz – if it’s got a dope beat then we probably have it in the crates.
No records were harmed during the making of these mixes although you may experience some static, cue-burn and a hard chiselling sound known as scratching. Do not adjust your set.
This mix is the hottest thing I heard on Mixcloud. The selection and the rhythm is thoughtful and picked with love. First Highlight is Billy Stewart’s Interpration of “Summertime”. In 1966, Stewart recorded the LP “Unbelievable”. The first single released from that album was Stewart’s radical interpretation of the George Gershwin song.
Another Killer is Vernon Garett’s “You Blew My Mind”. Since his earliest days singing, Garrett has been spotted by top-notch star-makers, including gospel great Claude Jeter, band leader, sax player, and producer Monk Higgins, longtime Stax Records producer Al Bell, and legendary bandleader Johnny Otis. Each man had some impact on Garrett’s soul-blues sound, but Garrett always found himself moving on to the next gig, the next producer, and the next recording.
The Superkiller is the Uruguayan band La Logia Sarabanda, releasing records in Peru and Mexico. The band was led and formed by composer and arranger Miguel Loubet.
Another beauty for sure is the Southside Movement. A Chicago-based funk and soul octet which recorded in the early ’70s. Made up of vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, keyboardist Morris Beeks, bassist Ronald Simmons, drummer Willie Hayes, alto saxophonist Milton Johnson, trumpeter Stephen Hawkins, and trombonist Bill McFarland, the group got its start as the backing band for the Sam & Dave-styled soul duo Simtec & Wylie.
Thanks Kid Dyno and the Beat Detective for that trip!
Michel from Funkologie
- Dream – Shankar Family
- Summertime – Billy Stewart
- I’m A Man – Chicago
- You Blew My Mind – Vernon Garret
- Ombilic Contact – The Atomic Cronus
- All the Way Down – Etta James
- Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited
- The Bird – Jimmy McGriff
- Grand Central Shuttle – Johnny Griffith (??)
- Todos O Ninguno – La Logia Sarabanda
- Pina Colada – Eumir Deodato
- There It is – Black Smoke (Smoke)
- Save the world – Southside Movement
- Movin‘ Down The Line – The Locomotive
- Love is Alive – Gary Wright
- Babalonia – Ricardo Marrero
- Get Down Baby – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul