Keb Darge: “A warehouse with hundreds of thousands of 45’s”

Where do we know Keb Darge from? Oh boy, where do we start? Brother Tom saw him first, when one of his friends dragged him to Madame Jo-Jos in the early 2000s. She said “I have been to this club last Friday and they play music, that you will definitely like!”. She had little idea […]

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What Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O sounds like today on vinyl…

ORIGU is very proud to present the legendary MC and producer DADDY-O of the original HipHop-Band STETSASONIC on with two vinyl-exclusives sides of brandnew HipHop music. “Drumma Man” will soon be a club-classic and a favourite with DJs and HipHop-purists alike. Listen: A soulful hook and a uplifting beat bring straight fire. “The drummer man, […]

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Please meet: DJ Soulstew
Martin Soulstew -Foto: Jörn Vick

If there is a meeting of ‘the scene’ in Hamburg, Germany, Soulstew (formerly known as The Elder Statesman) will be present. You would expect him at a networking night of the Association of Independent Music Firms (VUT) and also at UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival. Given his Punk roots, no surprise there. However, one of the more […]

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Please meet: DJ Honey
DJ Honey (Credit: Wondersoul)

Another fine DJane, who I still have to meet in person. DJ Honey (Instagram) came to DJing more or less by accident but now spins 45s in Singapore and Australia. Read all about this Western lady grooving audiences in Eastern shores, as she answers Our questions, partaking in the “DJanes You Should Know” series. Which style […]

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Please meet: DJ Andy Smith
DJ Andy Smith (Credit: Andy Smith)

Another proud moment, as we are honored to present DJ Andy Smith. A veteran in the DJ landscape, who has been promoting the good foot grooves. He shares some insights in this latest installment of “DJs You Should Know“. Which style / genre do you mostly play: 50s & 60s R&B, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, Funk, […]

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Listen: Analog Son – Ugly Mug

I came across this tune online. Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds, Matador! Soul Sounds, Color Red etc.) had posted, that he had just listened to Ugly Mug from Analog Son 2,500 times, because he couldn’t stop. Reason enough for me to check it out. And boy, what a tune! Analog Son grooves you into a sense of […]

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Please meet: Greg Boraman
DJ Greg Boraman Credit Constantine Callaghan

If you are part of the UK Funk scene, you have heard of this man. Greg Boraman has been around. Hammonds (if that is a word) for The Fantastics, collaborator of Craig Charles, label manager for Freestyle, the list goes on. Apparently, though, he has not often been asked to shed some light onto the […]

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Listen: The Lewis Express

My brother-in-law has gotten a new turntable (bear with me…). Not, to become a record collector finally, but mainly because he likes the procedure of putting on a record. So rather than getting new records all the time, he only fills his small record shelf with albums he knows and likes. Miles Davies (So What), […]

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Please meet: Snowboy
Snowboy (Credit: 2016 Carl Hyde)

It was at the 10 Years Anniversary of Legendary Deep Funk at Madame Jojo’s in Soho where we first met Snowboy. Not only is he a great DJ, but also a fantastic musician and a top bloke at that. One of the firsts to give Our Label’s premier release „Give Me A Minute“ a top […]

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