Its been a busy winter, we welcomed a new member of the soulism family - my 2nd son Kiko Ramon Latorre Hatch - and built a light-filled extension to house the vinyl library, decks and kit, and maybe even a disco ball to seal it!
There's been much sadness and loss in the music world, with the passing of Bowie, Phife Dawg, Prince, Maurice White, Papa Wemba, Clarence Reid, Billy Paul and many others.
There's too much amazing music to choose a tribute from here, so instead I'll leave you with this from Skratch Bastid… RIP Prince...
Hard to believe that 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm', A Tribe Called Quest's first album was released 25 years ago! My copy of the reissue arrived yesterday. Here is The Roots' Questlove explaining the significance and meaning of the album, to him.
Chris was asked to sit in for G Funk on Leicester's Radio2Funky, on the internet and the FM airwaves too as part of black history month.
Looking forward to seeing this!
Set in 1970s America, Vinyl follows the fictional American Century Records, a label struggling to reinvent itself and capture a new sound. Boardwalk Empire’s Bobby Cannavale plays the record executive, with both Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger conceptualizing and directing.
A standout track from UNDER THE INFLUENCE VOLUME 1 compiled by DJ RED GREG, released on Joey Negro's ZR records label.
Ashley Beedle says – Rim & Kasa? I have never heard this before! This is the standout track for me. A right royal funky mess in a good way.