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tunesday | toney lee – love so deep

Februar 24th, 2015 — 6:22pm

tunesday - toney lee - love so deep

new york born singer, song writer and music producer toney lee is best known for his 1982 debut single „reach up“, which reached #8 on the us billboard dance music chart. one year later, he released his second single „love so deep“ also on radar records, which was unfortunately not as successful as „reach up“.

written by arnie roman and norman dolph, „love so deep“ was produced by eric matthew, who is best known for his work for gary´s gang, sharon redd, sinnamon amongst others. like his debut, it is again the instrumental mix that makes the record stand out.

another hidden – but not forgotten – timeless treasure.

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tunesday | rhythm controll – my house

Februar 17th, 2015 — 6:00pm

tunesday - rhythm controll - my house

chicago´s one-off project rhythm controll by chuck roberts, claudius parker, darrell bruce abbott and tony lewis only released „my house“, but the now legendary record went on to have a major impact on the whole house music scene, due to the acapella part, spoken by roberts, which was later sampled on hundreds of different titles over the years. Continue reading »

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tunesday | electric mind – can we go

Februar 10th, 2015 — 6:11pm

tunesday - electric mind - can we go

between the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties italy became the link between american disco-funk and european disco. michele violante worked with some of the well known acts at that time like ago or tom hooker. in 1982 he formed the short lived project „electric mind“ with luciana cirrillo, where he was the producer. Continue reading »

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tunesday | the paul simpson connection – treat her sweeter

Februar 3rd, 2015 — 6:05pm

tunesday - the paul simpson connection - treat her sweeter

here is not much known about paul simpson, although he played a very important role in the development of the house music circuit in new york city in regards to production. from manning the board at vince montana jr.´s philly soundworks, to ground-breaking work at easy street, and partnerships with boyd jarvis and winston jones. Continue reading »

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tunesday | ken gill – ken gill ep

Januar 27th, 2015 — 6:16pm

tunesday - ken gill - ken gill ep

although ken gill is a new name to most, he is apparently a long-standing friend of larry heard and was on the scene when larry and bernard badie worked on music ideas between 1993 and 1997. Continue reading »

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tunesday | lil louis – french kiss

Januar 20th, 2015 — 6:03pm

tunesday - lil louis - french kiss

chicago born louis burns is mostly known under his moniker lil louis. the son of guitarist bobby simms, who recorded for chess and appeared with the psychedelic-soul unit rotary connection, started playing drums and bass at the age of 8. in 1974, while working at a party organized by his mother mary to unite chicago gangs, louis was asked to play after the dj fell ill. the acclaim from the crowd birthed the 12-year-old´s career as a dj. shortly after, he began djing in adult night clubs. it was during a police raid at the river´s edge club, that louis was given his now renowed stage name „lil louis“ from a riled, witty police officer. Continue reading »

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tunesday | adonis – no way back

Januar 13th, 2015 — 6:00pm

tunesday - adonis - no way back

michael adonis smith, better known as adonis, was born and raised on the west side of chicago. he played bass guitar with serveral jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in the city: house music. Continue reading »

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tunesday | three generations feat. chevell – get it off

Januar 6th, 2015 — 6:30pm

tunesday - three generations feat chevell - get it off

kerri chandler
grew up in the new jersey area during the days of the infamous zanzibar club with resident dj tony humphries and like most teenagers of the time, he got a taste for rap and actually built the beginnings of a successful career with his group „art of origin“, which he produced. due to terrible circumstance he got into house and released his first single „get it off“ under the moniker three generations in 1990. Continue reading »

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tunesday | mtume – c.o.d. (I´ll deliver)

Dezember 30th, 2014 — 6:02pm

tunesday - mtume - cod i´ll deliver

philadelphia born and grammy award-winning r&b musician and songwriter james forman is better known by his stage name james mtume. he is the biological son of jazz saxophonist jimmy heath from the heath brothers, but the father who raised him was another great jazz musician: the pianist james „hen gates“ forman. with so much jazz around him, it is no wonder that james followed in his fathers footsteps and came to prominence working with miles davis between 1971 and 1975. Continue reading »

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tunesday | william bell – headline news

Dezember 23rd, 2014 — 6:15pm

memphis, tennessee born william yarborough is better known as william bell. the singer and songwriter changed his last name as a stage name in honor of his grandmother, whose first name was belle. william was a long-time recording artist for the famous stax records where he started recording in 1961. Continue reading »

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