Track of the Day 10 – Colored Music’s ‘Heartbeat’ (1981) (Better Days)

Appearing on the Japanese outfit Colored Music’s 1981 self-titled LP on the label Better Days, ‘Heartbeat’ is a fantastic proto-type electronic new wave synth workout. Now highly sought-after, this masterpiece by Atsuo Fujimoto and Ichiko Hashimoto was recently reissued as an 7 inch single edited by Chee Shimizu, and has Continue reading

Track of the Day 8 – Enlightment’s ‘What’s Happening People’ (1984) (New Release Records)

Enlightment’s gospel disco album ‘Faith is the Key’ is a holy grail in the truest sense. Full of dance floor-friendly spiritual groove, the record was released on New Release Records in 1984 (although no one would be blamed for guessing its release as a few years earlier, lacking the more ‘electronic’ synth sounds emerging from 1983 onwards). Based in the Washington Continue reading

Chris Webb (Kalita Records) B2B Wiggle Baron (Soul Sessions, Oxford, 19th May)

Rory from Oxford’s Soul Sessions kindly invited me to play a B2B with Wiggle Baron last month. Had a chance to play the music I love with others who I admire. Such a fun night! I hope everyone who came had such a great time as us. Here is the 12-2 slot that we played. A mixture of tropical, US and West African disco, with a future Kalita release

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Kalita Records @ Spiritland, 20th May

A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to play on the Spiritland sound-system for a four hour set on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was great to hear such good music on such a nice set-up. I started off slow with some spiritual jazz and gospel, then moved onto a more afro-centric focus, as well as including the odd US and Caribbean disco and soul track. I finished the set with ‘Bian Kou’ by NST Cophie’s, the title track

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UPCOMING! Kalita Records @ Spiritland (20th May 2017)

Join us for a (hopefully!) summery afternoon session at the infamous Spiritland, the bar with THAT soundsystem. We’ll be digging deeper than ever into the Kalita vaults to bring you the best in soul, disco, funk and jazz from across the world, focussing in particular on West Africa, the US and the Caribbean. Expect summer anthems and unknown rarities, plus premiers of upcoming releases on Kalita Records.

Easy access to Spiritland via Kings Cross/St. Pancras station.

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