(Me and my ace boons Mark & Lance hanging out clowning! cLAssic!)
Soul/Funk/Boogie | DJ A-SKI
STEREOLOVE meets SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE | THU | 3.11
LAST WEEK was purely insane with a room packed full of party people and good vibes all nite! A huge shout out and THANK YOU to RUDY C, ABDUL, ORLANDO ROYAL and the FTWK/THANG/STICTLY JAZ collective.
We welcome alternative Latin crew, SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE presenting live music by La Santa Cecilia (bolero, cumbia, afro cuban, reggae) and special guest DJ Insectosound of Palenke Soultribe.
In the StereoLounge it’s a collage of dance themes and social apex:
LOTUSPETAL PLUSHONE, MIKECHECK and A-SKI
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
21 and Wiser | $7 | 9p-2a | Thursday
$5 Well from 9-10PM
FREE before 10pm w/RSVP email@example.com
“those were the days, when gangbangers wouldn’t shoot if there were women and children present.” – YT user
where you at LA ??!! sometimes I dont know..but what I do know…
This was a huuuge record back east.. (WHERE YOU AT DC?!), it also had very minimal but strong “spins” for awhile here in LA. I went ape sh_t when I found the white label promo a few years ago during my travels..I dropped this one during the warm up set at our “Golden Stereo” event last week and Mr. Sly Stone’s b’day party at Zanzibar in LA a few month’s back. The sound system must be up to par in order to feel the effect of this song..Super Funk is always good to GO GO!!!
PS: Big shout to my homeslice Nikita.
STEREOLOVE | Little Temple | Thursdays
A-SKI, LOTUSPETAL , PLUSH ONE and MIKECHECK
Bringing a weekly body rock for your aural pleasure. 2 rooms of Goodness. We put the fun in FUNK the oooooo in SOUL. + SOULFUL HOUSE, AFRO LATIN, REGGAE and live performances.
yes, it’s supposed to feel good….
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED LIVE GUESTS:
INDIGO | http://www.myspace.com/indigocolouredmusic
Sound: Hendrix singing in Erykah Badu’s band playing like the Talking Heads
MISHA’EL | http://www.myspace.com/mishaelmusic
Sound: Aggressively fun and sexy music transcending genres. She describes herself as “the girl next door meets Rock Band.”
Special Guest Dj’s:
ANDY C (BSTC, Chicago)
The leader of Chicago’s own BSTC whose band has been making major noise on the progressive soul/dance scene ( + featured in tne Top 100 bands to check for by URB magazine) blesses us with a special Dj set. Andy has also worked with the likes of Maurice White (EWF) Tom Tom 2084, Kanye West,just to name a few.
Check out the Dj A-Ski interview featuring Andy C
(courtesy of Unique74)
DJ OBAH (Giant Step, NYC)
Hailing from “The Planet” aka Brooklyn, Obah is a DJ who has been blessing the Big Apple and abroad with world beats, soulful rhythms and other funk delights. Obah produces and hosts “Recycled Funk Radio” broadcasting on the Giant Step Jukebox 24/7.
+ LIVE ART: REZIN ONE (RTN Crew)
@ LITTLE TEMPLE
4519 SANTA MONICA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90029
DOORS 9PM | $5 (free before 10pm with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valet Parking: $5 + ample street parking
This live version is f—-n’ fire!! waaaay HOTTER than the studio version (which was a huge hit and I like as well!). This record was HUUUUUGE in the hood when I was a little Ski. Good times..if I only learned how to SKATE..argghh
Okay, I have been thinking about this song for damn near a year. I have the 12′ and LP somewhere in my library, I just cant find that mug.. When I was in the second grade, this use to be THE jump off record in LA. Mix this with your Rick james “Superfreak” with a little Bar Kays “Freaky Behavior”..done deal (dont forget my 10% cut..). Released off of the legendary Total Experience label which was the home for The Gap Band. Robert Goodie Whitfield was a staff writer and musician at Total Experience, who is also the author of this classic LA jam. Gigolo time!
My big brother use to rock this one before he would go out to party. Once he left the house I would sneak into his room and thumb through his 45′s and lp’s (My Mom was asleep when all this was happening. Otherwise, my mischievous ass would have been whooped until the future…yeah I said “whooped”..). This was one of the stand out records I never forgot, those were some good times that I really miss a lot. During this 80-81 era, Disco was peaking, it started taking on a more of a Boogie feel. Boogie begat Electro/Freestyle and so on but this was one of the staple records that ushered out the Disco era but kept some of its themes. At that time, no one was really calling it “Boogie” perse because that was a term used for its groove factor. The string factor was dead, the sound became more synth/bass oriented (ie Funkytown, Bounce Rock Skate, Good Times,etc) . Also by that time the Euro sound was forming as well. It was all Funk/R&B at the end of the day. As of lately, newbies of this sound have coined a cute little name called “Boogie” but there are some settle differences in the sounds (back then there were no such things as the “Boogie” charts. If so, I stand to be corrected..). The Rollerskating culture played a very crucial role during the late 70′s early 80′s and somewhat ushered out the lush Van Mccoy, Gamble-Huff sound in its traditional form. Thus, introducing the “Boogie Sound” (heavy keyboards, light rhythms, happy-go-luck lyrics, simple hooks) in a lot of the records being recorded, just as in the previous there were records that were crafted towards certain dances such as The Bump, The Hustle, The Latin Hustle, The Tilt, The Spank, etc. By the late 70′s, Rollerskating Culture was massive (I never mastered them blades,lol). At some point I will cover more on the subject of the Boogie craze, Disco, “Dazz” and much more .
But this particular piece by Linx was THE JAM back then, Trust. This was one of many club jams that remains a staple to this day (KGFJ AM the grandfather of African American radio in LA was the only station that would drop it every now and then, it was strictly a club record), its progressive chords and mystic tones made me a believer from day one.
Biggups to British Soul!
I have the lp to this, but I need this single for real! This sounds more like a dub version, the lyrics are not in this version but I still dig the mix.