Tag: 45s

weLOVEweFUNK Monthly Mix Up

For December, I mixed the tunes to the WLWF Monthly Mix Up. All Funk 45s I scored mostly at the Platenbeurs in Utrecht, spiced up with some contemporary deep Funk bombs that have been just recently (re)released. Voice by Rich Jammin. Now git!

WeLOVEweFUNK Monthly Mix-Up! #4 by Welovewefunk on Mixcloud



Hardcore to Funk

So after NYE’s gig at TAC in Eindhoven and a guest DJ spot at Brabant Hardcore kings No Turning Back’s 10 year anniversary show of the record I personally played all guitar parts for back in 2003, Damage Done, I’ve uploaded a little bluesy funk mix on Mixcloud. Hope you like it.

Blues Funk 45 mixtape 2 – Old beaters by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1.Cold feet by Albert King
2.Don’t Down Me People by MEMPHIS SOUL
3.Chicken heads by Bobby Rush
4.I Can’t Believe I Ate That Whole Thing by David Camon
5.Why (Am I treated so bad) by Bobby Powell
6.Hot Pants by Jimmy Bee
7.Funky Way by Calvin Arnold
8.Soul Brother, Soul Sister by The Capitols
9.Sinking Ship by Edward Bear
10.My Babe by Willie Mitchell
11.I Got That Will by Herman Hitson
12.Cornbread & Buttermilk by Leon haywood
13.Little Angel by Lowell Fulsom

PS This gig, last minute, together with my weLOVEweFUNK crew:

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Making radiowaves

With my buddies in the weLOVEweFUNK crew, DEES, Kid Sundance, Rich Jammin and DamnRIJT, we recorded a half hour of radio mix each. These were broadcasted on Meltin’ Pot radio in several shows. Every week, Rich Jammin lays down the goods on here with an hour long feature. Give these cats Rich Jammin and Kay Dee a like and listen here to our shows:

Kid Sundance (around 32:00) & Don Gio (around 1:05:00)

Meltin’ Pot 21-08-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DEES (around 53:00)

Meltin’ Pot 18-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DamnRIJT (around 1:09:00)

Meltin’ Pot 04-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud



Dobber Theater, Utrecht

Today, I’m DJing with my man Rich Jammin at the first edition of Dobber Theater, a theater-meets-art-meets-music open air festival in the old city center of Utrecht. Get aboard a little boat and float over the old canals of the city, and see theater along the way. At the end, there’s a party going on with an ace selection of DJs. Me and Rich are playing heavy Funk & raw Soul from 16:30 until 19:00. Afterwards, Deejay Durian of Boomshakalak Soundsystem takes over. And I just got word that Jungle By Night are playing the Neude at 18:30 – what a great coincidence. See y’all there.

Dobber Theater flyer

Location: Geertebolwerk, Utrecht
Date: 01.09.2013
Time: 12:00 – 22:00
Showtime Don Gio & Rich Jammin 16:30

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/426456284128716/

UPDATE Here’s some pictures of the party, along with the almighty Rich Jammin on the wheels.

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Rotterdam state of mind

Next saturday, July 20: Piek Up at the smallest club in Rotterdam: 8 DJ’s spin 45s only, each has 30 minutes to do their thing. I’m excited to join the line-up including Dave Von Raven (The Kik), Rotterdam famed Senor Alberto and Dandy Dave, and 4 more great DJ’s and collectors. Be early, as we’ll draw straws on the line up – you never know who’s up next!

Piek Up @ Cafe Piek, Rotterdam

Cafe Piek
Scheepstimmermanslaan 3b
21:00-02:00



Spinning with Pete Isaac (UK)

March 8, there’s yet another weLOVEweFUNK party at Skatepark Area 51 in Eindhoven. This time, we’ve found Pete Isaac willing & able to show what he means by Jelly Jazz. It’s an attitude rather than a style of music…be sure to read the upcoming interview on welovewefunk.nl with this institute on Funk, Soul, Jazz and Latin who has been around for more than 20 years in the UK Funk scene.

weLOVEweFUNK #23 w/ Pete Isaac (UK)

Skatepark Area51
Klokgebouw 17
Eindhoven
22:00-04:00



Some funky blues for ya

New mixtape! Heard through the grapevine it’s gonna be featured in the Meltin Pot radio show on London’s KANE FM real soon…Wednesday January 9th between 9:30 AM and noon, GMT! Tune in on www.kanefm.com, and like the Meltin Pot Facebook page while you’re at it: www.facebook.com/kanefm.meltinpot

Blues 45s mixtape – Funky blues by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Junior Parker & Jimmy Mcgriff – Pretty Baby (Ua)
2. Effie Smith – The Natural (Eee Cee)
3. Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About A Mover (Tribe)
4. Eddie Bo – Now Let’s Pop-Eye (Swan)
5. B.B.King – The Worst Thing In My Life (Kent)
6. Jimmy Mcgriff – The Bird (Capitol)
7. M.G. & The K-Pers – Shotgun Boogie Blues (East Coast Sound)
8. Syl Johnson – I Only Have Love (Hi)
9. Al King – On My Way (Shirley)
10. T-Bone Walker – Confusion Blues (Bluesway)
11. Junior Parker – Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On (Groove Merchant)
12. Lou Rawls – Season Of The Witch (Capitol)
13. Tony Borders – Cheaters Never Win (Revue)

And while I’m at it, January 25th there’s gonna be a soulful, rockin’ weLOVEweFUNK with guest DJ Roccalberti from Rotterdam. Read an interview with the man here.



Funk 45s vol.5 – Old vs New Funk!

The fifth installment of a series of mixtapes that’s improving in quality as my digging / collection of 45s grows. For this one I wanted to make a point. Music with a message…hmmm yes, sort of.

Sometimes I hear folks dissing new funk bands and releases, only because it’s not from the late sixties. First of all, that’s lame. Second of all: I’m-a prove you wrong, motherfucker!

As a real battle strategist I gathered some of my latest acquired troops and mercenaries on the 1 and 2, separating the old and the new 45s in two teams. These fierce teams battle song by song for the listeners’ respect. I dare to think that after an hour you will never diss new funk no more.

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 5 – Old vs New Funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. James Brown – Lowdown Popcorn (King)
2. On The Spot Trio – Critically Acclaimed Shit (Colemine)
3. Rufus Thomas – Funky Mississippi (Stax)
4. The Grips – Tennessee Strut (Ged Soul)
5. Little Oscar – Funky Buzzard (Deke)
6. Monophonics – Like Yesterday (Colemine)
7. Davy Jones – Sophisticated Sissy (Philips)
8. Mighty Imperials – Matador (Daptone)
9. Jesse Anderson – Swing Too High (Cadet)
10. Third Coast Kings – Tonic Stride (Record Kicks)
11. Soul East – Funky Lady (Deluxe)
12. Td And Jimmy James 3 – Jalapeno Pep Part 2 (Mosquito Hawk)
13. The Alliance – Cupid’s Holding (Wand)
14. T Bottoms – Pistol Whip (Funk Night)
15. Raw Soul – Leave My Beat Alone (Plut)
16. Jungle Fire – Comencemos (Colemine)
17. Juggy – Oily (Sue)
18. Kool Men & Diamond T – One For The Road (New Look)
19. Hank Ballard – Come On Wit’ It (King)
20. Sharon Jones – Got A Thing On My Mind (Daptone)
21. Seven Souls – Groove In (Venture)
22. Lefties Soul Connection – Have Love Will Travel (Melting Pot Music)



weLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.3 w/ Rich Jammin

Everyone that missed out on last week’s weLOVEweFUNK party, your worries are over. The exclusive deep funk mixtape by Rich Jammin is now available for streaming on Mixcloud!

WeLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.3 w/ Rich Jammin by Don Gio on Mixcloud



New mixtape: Funk 45s

I put together a new mixtape. DOWNLOAD DJ DON GIO – FUNK 45s MIXTAPE VOL.1 Hope you enjoy! Volume 2 is on the way.

Funk 45s Live Mixtape vol. 1 by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1. Pigmeat Markham – Sock it to ‘em Judge
2. Bobby Freeman – Midnight Snack
3. Warm Excursion – Hang Up (Part 2)
4. Breakestra – Come on Over
5. Bama and the Family – Feeling Good
6. Chubukos – House of Rising Funk
7. Dyke and the Blazers – Stuff
8. Chantal Mitvalsky – Friend or Foe
9. James Brown – Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Part One)
10. Curtis Mayfield – Right on for the Darkness
11. Chambers Brothers – Funky
12. Robert Moore – Make it Alright
13. Donald Ray – Strut your Stuff
14. Aretha Franklin – Rocksteady
15. Speedometer ft. Ria Currie – Answer to Mother Popcorn
16. Maceo and all the King’s Men – Thank You for Letting me be myself again
17. Bobby Williams – Funky Superfly
18. Sammy Gordon & the Hiphuggers – Upstairs on Boston Road (part 2)
19. Joe Chopper and the Swinging 7 Soul Band – Soul Pusher
20. Willie Mitchell – Soul Serenade

Recorded at The Soul Shack, Eindhoven NL, december 2010
Mastered by Napzter / 4XM Music