Saturday, 11 August 2012

Dig Deep with Boo Williams (SJU Muzic / Strictly Jaz Unit) 230812

On this his week's show we are truly honoured to bring you Boo Williams in the mix, exclusively on the Dig Deep Radio Show in the UK.

As a producer Boo is up there with the original leaders on the Chicago scene. He's time served and has been part of the city's house music entourage since 1981.

A quick look at his profile on Discogs gives a feel for this guys prolific output - Boo has been dropping Chi-Town bombs since 1994 on record labels such as Relief, DJ-Upbeats, Moods and Grooves and Guidance to name just a few. With a raft of aliases and connections such as SJU Muzik / Strictly Jaz Unit, Boo is still very much an active producer and has recently put out records on the excellent Rush Hour label.

As well as being a fine producer, Boo is a formidable DJ and his sets are as tight as they are hot. From the first track in the mix it's clear Boo uses the lyrics in the music to talk to the listener from behind the decks whilst blowing their socks off with awesome grooves.

I have been playing tonight's mix none stop since I received it a few months ago. I've been holding it back as it's packed full of sunshine disco grooves that are perfect for the August Bank Holiday weekend. With a wedge of what sound like sneaky edits of disco classics, this is definitely one for the trainspotters and tapers.

Easily one of my favourite Chicago DJ mixes I've played over the year or so, and as you would expect the standard has been world class!

Big up as always to DJ Izrail head of the Dig Deep Chicago family for the hook up.

Fat Larry's Band - Be My Lady (WMOT)
Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake The Feeling (Prism)
Donald Byrd - Star Trippin (Elektra)
Gene Chandler - When You're Number 1 (Chi-Sound)
Bobby Thurston - Check Out The Groove (Prelude)
Freeze - Southern Freeze (Beggars Banquet)
Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Still Music)
Boo Williams - Home Town Chicago (Attic Space)
Boo Williams - Mortal Trance (Rush Hour)
Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body (Still Music)
Bepu N'Gali - I Travel To You (Todd Terge Remix) (International Feel)

Mini-Mix DJ: Boo Williams
Skylite - Smile
The O'Jays - Message In Our Music (Dimitri From Paris version)
The Dells - How Can One Man Be So Lucky (Glenn Underground edit)
Rare Essence - Disco Fever (Keith Smith edit)
Mandrill - Feeling Good (Glenn Underground edit)
Action 78 - Erotic Drum Band
Bambu - I Don't Want To Loose It
Dazzle - Reaching
Leeroy Burgess - Summertime
Idris Muhammad - Disco Man
Candido - Super City
Labelle - Pressure Cooking (Glenn Underground Edit)

(Sorry I got some of the artist information wrong during the broadcast. The above list is now correct - PT).

Check Boo's bi-weekly broadcast with Glenn Underground on

Broadcast: Thursday 23rd August 2012
No Repeat
Preston FM
Listen online here or tune to 103.2fm

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