Please meet: Mr Mellow

Truly a friend, who I would describe as a mid-wife, if he was a lady. When Our Label fired up stage two of its business, Mr Mellow of Legere Recordings was there – on the lawn of Hamburg’s Stadtpark, if memory serves me correctly – to offer advice, courage and generally a good vibe. Therefore, […]

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DJ Edward Bear: “I got schooled that night”

From the land of Grizzlies comes Funk fan DJ Edward Bear. Stratford, Ontario in Canada gets its fair share of Funk, Soul and everything groovy during his regular gigs. Having also travelled as far as Japan to keep the crowd on their toes, we are thrilled to host him virtually here for some insights into […]

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Calamity Jade: “I was DJing in the ticket booth of the bumper car ride”

It must have been the concert of The New Mastersounds at Knust in Hamburg, where we last met. Calamity Jade, the European DJane from Milan, Italy, with a clear committment to the Funk. Oh, wait. No. More recently, at an info event in Hamburg, she also shared some insights into promoting Funk and Soul records, […]

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DJ Prestige: “It’s all on 45 and we go three for three all night”

One of the people we got to know through the Funk is DJ Prestige, founder and heart of Flea Market Funk. Based in Jersey City, NJ USA has made his mark not only in Cyberspace through his source for Funk inspiration (which regularly features Our releases and one excellent review of Our first decade in Funk) […]

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Jazztofunk: “I never ever heard a wall of sounds like this again”

This Hamburg Groove Master has been spinning for about 25 years. Inspired by what you and I would expect but also Depeche Mode, Jazztofunk initiated the Hamburg Funk Allnighter a few years back. My home town is still grateful for this annual Funk Frenzy at the legendary Mojo Club. Listen to his mix here and […]

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DJ Mr Lob: “We rocked a 7.5 hour set of 45s”

If you ever travel down under, make sure to stop by Melbourne, Australia to catch DJ Mr Lob (Rob Steer) and shake your stuff to his eclectic selection of funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, ethio, afro, disco, jazzy hip hop! For a taste, check out his Mixcloud shows, which have reached top ranks repeatedly. […]

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FOKIS – AUDIO CRACK FEATURING SKYZOO & CHI-ALI B/W 52 PICK UP

For Number 008 ORIGU releases two more bangers from the Loyalty Digital Corp. camp. Off his album “Underground With Commercial Appeal”, Fokis brings you “Audio Crack” featuring Skyzoo and Chi-Ali, plus the previously unreleased “52 Pick Up”. Fokis managed to create quite a line-up for his releases on his label, and Skyzoo and Chi-Ali are […]

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