Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cream Of The Crop - October 2014 Vinyl Chart


Mixed bag as always, this month's number #1 goes Opposite People, a respectful edit of the Fela classic by Bosq.

It's rare for a track to be repeated in my charts but Discipline by Funkineven featuring Jay Daniel is still blowing me away. Harvey Scales' Trying To Survive is essential soul music. Meanwhile Lidell Townsell's Jack The House off the Party People Jack Your Body EP has been reissued on Trax.

Nick Weston's consistently strong Mukatsuku label is back on it, with Lost & Funk Soul Gems Volume Two, featuring Loleatta Holloway's 'Bring It On', but my pick is 'I'll Be Around' by Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour on the B side.

New discovery for me, check K15's ace Hall Of Memories on Wotnot Music for one of the freshest tracks of the year. The EP also features the original of Bordeaux plus remixes by Glenn Astro & Imyrmind and Kaidi Tatham.

Christiana Essien's sought after You Can't Change A Man is a sweet piece of afrodiscosoul and comes in either black or 2 shades of blue. Always go for the black vinyl where possible!

Secret Squirrel Volume 5 maintains the high quality with two more nu disco gems. The A side turns Willie Colon's 'Set Fire To Me' into a lovely deep grower whilst the B side takes on Electric Chair classic 'The Final Time' by Steve Bender.

Detroit Techno fans may want to snap up the purple vinyl reissue of Mayday's Sinister, the Undisputed mix has been a personal favorite for a long time.

Terry Farley Presents Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 12" Sampler 1 off the Top 10. DJ Pierre's Box Energy and Laurent X - 'Machines' both rep on the 303 classic front whist Ralphi Rosario - 'In The Night' is a new found love that slipped me by the first time.

And there are another 20 releases after that including Fela Kuti Vinyl Box Set 3, which comes 7 x 180 gram 12"s and is compiled By Brian Eno...

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