The Discotizer runs a very nice blog dedicated to funky and soulful House music. Like me, he regularly posts DJ sets and writes about good music. I really like his enthusiasm about House music, and his DJ sets are really worth listening.
Here is one for you to check out what I am talking about.
Discotizer started DJing out of disappointment with the local club scene.
“It’s funny that you hear funky and soulful House music more often in boutiques than in clubs. Here in Cologne, it’s actually hard to find clubs where you can hear that sound.”
We discussed this issue for a while, but couldn’t really come up with a convincing explanation. A lot of people like funky House music, and labels like Hed Kandi are very successful with their CD compilations. However, there seems to be a mismatch between what people like to hear and what DJs play in clubs.
“I was born in Bulgaria, and I occasionally visit friends and family there. Funky and soulful House is much easier to find there than it is in Cologne. Too many DJs here just keep playing annoying Minimal and Electro sounds. I never wanted to be a DJ, but I think I can do better than many DJs that I have heard so far.”
So is this just a local thing after all? I don’t know, but I can certainly relate to Discotizers mission for more soul and deepness in current dance music.
- Manyus and Dario Guida – Fever
- Trouble Men – Do It
- Glaubitz & Roc – Sunshine Day 2002 (Sgt. Slick 2002 Mix)
- Soul Avengerz – Dancing In My Sleep
- Full Intention pres. Deep Down – Give Me Your Love
- Stone & Heller – San Francisco ’99 (Milk & Sugar Extended Mix)
- Bran Van 3000 – Astounded (Eric Kupper Extended Mix)
- Thomas Bangalter & Bob Sinclar – Gym Tonic
- Armand Sarkowski – I Love It
- Richard Grey – Is A Friend Of Mine
- DJ EQ – Got Feelin’ (Original Mix)
- Voodoo Chilli – Get On Down (Original Mix)
- Voodoo Chilli – Check Out Our Groove (Herve Club Edit)
- Black & White Brothers – Put Your Hands Up (DJ Disciple Vanguard Dub)
- Conga Squad – Learn To Phonk
- Czr and Ito – Bringing The Funk
- Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thing (Jaxx Club Remix)
- Michelle Weeks – Don’t Give Up (Baffled’s Midnight Mix)
- Da Hoodfellas – Peep The Technique (Hustle & Flow Chi-Town Peepin Remix)
- Stacy Kidd – Street Jazz (Original Mix)
- Fabio Bacchini – Funk Is The Message
- Cassius – Cassius ’99 (Fabio Bacchini 2009 Re-Tweaked Mix)
- Cricco Castelli – Life Is Changing (Original)
- One-T – Music Is The One-T Odc (Denis The Menace Club Mix)