Leroy Hutson - Classy Lady

Leroy Hutson always comes correct whether he makes soul ballads or uptempo boogie. He's known for classic sweet soul tunes cut for Curtom in the 70's but he sure made good music in the 80's as well.

Classy Lady is a smooth modern soul/boogie tune from his 1982 masterpiece Paradise. The whole album is really solid but thanks to poor marketing and distribution by Elektra the record never got hardly any commercial success.

Leroy Hutson - Classy Lady [320 kbps, DivShare]


The Dynamic Superiors - Leave It Alone

I have watched High Fidelity for at least ten times but there I was again in front of the TV when it aired recently. Every time I see the movie I end up making all sorts of music lists and it happened again. Top 5 blaxploitation soundtracks, top 10 disco rap 12"s ...

All time top 10 soul ballads. That's a list I could never make since there's at least 100 songs that would deserve their place on the list. One thing's for sure. Leave It Alone by The Dynamic Superiors would definitely be on the list. Such a deep song that gives me the chills every time I hear it.


L.A.X. - All My Love

I've been banging All My Love by L.A.X. on repeat for a good time now. It's such a great, feel good tune. The album is one of those records one would never buy based on the art work but it's a good buy. How can it not be if it's released by Prelude in 1980 and it's mixed by Francois Kevorkian. The title song is clearly the strongest of the bunch but the album has other good cuts as well, e.g. Possessed.

L.A.X. - All My Love [320 kbps, DivShare]


The Etymology of Merimonsteriboogie

A friend of mine is keeping up a small pirate radio and I took a shot at being a radio dj. Here's an hour long set I played about a week ago. Don't worry, no awkward hosting nor introductions from me, just uptempo boogie and some house-ish bangers. I don't have an all inclusive tracklist at hand but here's some of the tracks that appear on the mix:

I Must Be Dreamin' - Wanda
I Wanna Be With You (Part 1) - Armenta
Feel Alright - Komiko
Kinky Girl - The Creations
It's Just Begun (Larry Levan Mix) - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Crisis - Rhetta Hughes


Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts

I was listening to Motor City Drum Ensemble's excellent mix for Resident Advisor today and decided to share two of my favorites tunes from the excellent Raw Cuts series by Motor City Drum Ensemble a.k.a. Danilo Plessow a.k.a. Aphro Pzyko.

During the past couple of years the guy has released a bunch of amazing, sample-heavy discoish house tunes in the spirit of Ugly Edits. I'm sure all Detroit house connoisseurs could prove me that this has been done before but I just love the way these tracks are built. Authenticity questions aside, this is dance music at its best.

Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts # 2 [320 kbps, DivShare]