Recently my father was complaining about the fact that house and electro aren’t real music because the musicians don’t play their own instruments. What he doesn’t realize is that today’s house music is yesterday’s disco.
Today’s mixdown is a throwback to a time where synthesizers didn’t dominate music, when disco was king, and house was on the horizon. The tracklist is impeccable. Every one of these songs makes me move in my seat and want to move my feet. The culprit behind the mix is Toronto DJ SplatterMonkey who has been spinning around Toronto for a while now.Â Along with DJ Matt Medley, he is launching The Boogie Down @ Augusta House this Tuesday. The first event to make me question the concept of the weekend, it certainly sounds salacious to me!
Heatwave / Boogie Nights
Michael Jackson / Off The Wall
Marvin Gaye / Got To Give It Up
Eddy Grant / Electric Avenue
Fatback / Backstrokin’
Kurtis Blow / The Breaks
Fantastic Freaks / Can I Get A Soul Clap?
The Treacherous Three / Get Up
The Sugarhill Gang / 8th Wonder
Peices Of A Dream / Mt. Airy Groove
Troublefunk / Pump Me Up
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five / It’s Nasty
Kool & The Gang / Jungle Boogie
Parliment / Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
you can also check out his weekly mixes, released on Thursdays at 8 @ http://splattermonkey.podomatic.com/