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weLOVEweFUNK continues…

Thursday, finally – we’re back with another edition of weLOVEweFUNK in my home away from home: Eindhoven. It’s the week of Dutch Design Week, internationally known for AAA grade expos of contemporary art & design.

The party’s at Nul Zes, a new venue with lots going for it: small, industrial, hot & sweaty – doesn’t get any better than that you might say. Well come check us out: Kid Sundance, DEES, DamnRijt and myself on the decks with lots of Funk, Soul, Brasil, Hip Hop, Afro and Boogie on the platters. Entrance is 5 euros – preorder via Paypal to welovewefunk@gmail.com.

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169511819919324

Location: Nul Zes, Nachtegaallaan 15 Eindhoven
Date: 24.10.13
Time: 22:00 – late
Entrance 5 euros



Skateboarding Championships

Last weekend the weLOVEweFUNK crew paid a DJ visit to the 2-day Dutch Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands. Here’s a few shots we took while spinning records and hanging around at the wonderful skatepark Hall Of Fame. Be sure to check out the video by Omroep Brabant on the championships. Couldn’t help but noticing that skateboarding level is really high nowadays, good stuff. Makes me wanna dust off the ol’ Alien Workshop…



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



Sunny Sundays at Ketelhuis, Eindhoven

Next Sunday, I’m spinning the goods with my man DEES (www.dees.tv) at Ketelhuis – two steps away from Skatepark Area 51 in Eindhoven. There’s a huge BBQ and a chef that’s second to none. There’s even a pool, and it’s not just there for keeping the beer cold. Bring boardshorts & bikinis!

Sunny Sundays @ Ketelhuis Eindhoven

Restaurant Ketelhuis
Ketelhuisplein 1
Eindhoven, NL
04.08.2013 18:00 – midnight



A few more gigs

tac_logoApril 12: I’m spinning at TAC Eindhoven, a creative community that’s very up and coming in Eindhoven. Will DJ at the opening of the REFRAME festival, where all facets of photography will be on display for 10 days, with my friends KID SUNDANCE, DEES and NICK LEBEAT of Kelderman/Van Noort fame. There will be some presentations from 19:00, party around ten-ish I guess.

April 19: the 24th edition of weLOVEweFUNK (we’re almost 4 years up and running with a party every 6 weeks, more or less). This time, no guest DJ’s as you’re used to by now, but just me and my partner in crime DJ DAMNRIJT. It’s gonna be floorfillers all around, no obscurities, just funky goodness from the hitcharts. Nice for a change. Free entrance as always.

April 20: a few friends of mine in hardcore punk bands SAID AND DONE and COLD REALITY throw a moshy get together in the village of Sintunnis, Brabant. They asked me to counter the fury with some soothing grooves. Will be a good one for sure. Free entrance.



Exclusive interview with DEES

I performed an interview with DEES, visual hiphop artist from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He has been a guest DJ at the fourteenth edition of weLOVEweFUNK, the samples versus originals special. Well, now he is joining the weLOVEweFUNK DJ team again at the Queensday gig, so be sure to get there and show us some love! Check out the interview here.

Date: 30.04.12 // Place: Klokgebouw square, Strijp S, Eindhoven // From 10:00 until 17:00 // Outdoor // Free entrance!



Funk 45s vol. 2 mixtape….and more!

ALL TRACKS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD (RAR – separate MP3s).

Funk 45s Live Mixtape vol. 2 by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Soul Power intro
2. James Brown – Soul Power
3. Mighty Mocambos – Working (part 2)
4. Sugarman Three – Funky So-And-So
5. Booker T & the MG’s – Hip Hug Her
6. Rhythm Heritage – Theme From S.W.A.T.
7. Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces
8. African Music Machine – Tropical
9. Charles Williams – Who Is He (And What Is He To You)
10. The Putbacks – Diamond Cutter
11. Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band – Taurus
12. The Commodores – Machine Gun
13. The Dynamic Corvettes – Funky Music Is The Thing (part 1)
14. Jimmy Hughes – What Side Of The Door
15. Lefties Soul Connection – Fais Do-Do
16. Dyke and the Blazers – Funky Walk part 2 (west)
17. Jimmy Castor Bunch – King Kong
18. Maceo & The Macks – Party (part 1)
19. Joe Quarterman & Free Soul – (I Got) So Much Trouble On My Mind (part 1)
20. The Johnny Otis Show – The Watts Breakaway

It feels like yesterday Paul (DamnRIJT) and I picked up our records and started playing them for a dozen people in the bar of skatepark Area51 back in June 2009. Coming Friday, October 28, is the fourteenth edition already. Two years ago, I couldn’t have imaged to me still being able to keep doing this shit bimonthly ever since. Collecting records has become a some sort of addiction since, culminating in a part-time crate digging journey I just took to California. It is mindblowing how many great records are to be found over there. I’ll be sure to bring my best US gems to the show!

I feel people are slowly picking up on the funk here in Eindhoven, seeing that crowds of around 80 people keep coming to our free parties in an area that is way outside of the city center. We keep the cover free, the prices for drinks and snacks low and we try to keep things fresh with guest DJs, bringing different flavors in their record bags. From northern soul and brasil to italo disco, we’ve had some variation already. And people seem to love that, like seeing the b-boy battle we have seen last edition in August. It is just awesome.

For the next edition, we have asked hiphop visual artist DEES (check out his site www.deestv.com, it’s amazing) to spin some of his hiphop vinyl with us. As hiphop has a lot of dues to pay to old funk, soul and r&b records, it is not more than a logical consequence of weLOVEweFUNK to feature a hip hop vs. originals party night. Hope to see you there!

welovewefunk flyer 14 hip hop originals

DEES is exposing his work at the Area51 from Saturday October 22nd until Friday 28, be sure to check that out as well.