Tag: funk

Righteous Jams

After getting a Wynder K Frog album from my weLOVEweFUNK pal Kid Sundance (check out his Mixcloud), I decided to throw together some Rock records for this little mix. Nothing fancy, no rarities, just some nasty ass, funky grooves from the 60s and 70s.

All vinyl. Breaks alert!

Righteous Jams: Funk Rock from the 60s & 70s by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
small faces – journey (intro with jeff beck: goodbye pork pie)
ten years ager – love like a man
blind faith – i had to cry
colosseum – the kettle
deep purple – living wreck
sam samudio – relativity
king harvest – I can tell
spooky tooth – waiting the wind
wynder k frog – howl in wolf’s clothing
lee michaels – who could want more
the byrds – fido
jimi hendrix – happy birthday
van morrison – you gotta make it
jeff beck – come dancing
locomotiv gt – rock yourself away
grand funk railroad – inside looking out



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



Coffee & vinyl

Last week I was booked at a last minute gig at the Bagels & Beans flagship store in Amsterdam. There was a genuine barista competition going on, and as everybody knows, coffee mixes greatly with vinyl. Even more so, with some organic, loungy Jazz grooves I laid up on the platters all night long. Thanks B&B for the warm welcome and the awesome bagels! Track of the night: Charles Earland – Black Talk

Bagels & Beans barista competition

Last weekend, my friends from Said & Done booked me to get a chill vibe going at their record release show between and after the bands playing. Wonderful times, thanks for the hook-up and see ya in Rotterdam! Track of the night: Truus Simons – Toen Ik Naar Een Naaste Zocht

Said And Done releaseshow 2014



Gallowstreet Brass Band @ Doornroosje

Saturday June 7th I’m spinning records with my buddy Arne from the Nijmegen Funk-A-Flex team at the gig of Gallowstreet Brass Band at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. GBB is a ten-piece brass band playing hip hop, house and New Orleans-style brass music. Party starts at 23:00, end is late. More info here. Facebook event here.

Gallowstreet Brass Band



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:

Ciosk



Funk 45s mixtape vol. 6: Raw Funk

I’ve posted a new mixtape on Mixcloud. It’s an all-45 affair, raw sounds from the late 60s, early 70s. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 6 – Raw Funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. 5th Dimension – Sunshine Of Your Love (Soul City)
2. Soul Partners – Spead (Bell)
3. John Phillip Soul And His Stone Marching Band – That Memphis Thing (Pepper)
4. Leon Austin – Turn Me Loose (King)
5. Jay Dee Bryant – Get It (Come On And Get It) (Enjoy)
6. Sam And The Soul Walkers – Soul Walk (Trans American)
7. The Fabulous Shalimars – Funky Line Pt 1 (Rack)
8. Wilmer And The Dukes – Get It (Instr) (Aphrodisiac)
9. Sandy Nelson – Alligator Boogaloo (Audition)
10. Buddy Miles – Life Is What You Make It (Mercury)
11. Johnny Otis – The Hash (King)
12. Clarence Reid – Chicken Hawk (Alston)
13. The National Souls – Bony Moronie (Lanor)
14. Laura Lee – Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary (Chess)
15. Soul Machine – Bag Of Goodies (Pzazz)
16. Mighty Sam – I Need Alot Of Lovin’ (Amy)
17. Clarence Carter – Tell Daddy (Fame)
18. The Maskman & The Agents – One Eye Open (Dynamo)
19. Dave “Baby” Cortez – Born Funky (All Platinum)
20. Bobby Patterson And The Mustangs – Broadway Ain’t Funky No More (Jetstar)
21. The Packers – Go ‘Head On (Pure Soul Music)
22. Jimmy Hughes – A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Fame)



Black Bottle Riot release show

Friday Oct. 25 I’m spinning records at the releaseshow of Black Bottle Riot‘s new album Soul In Exile at the wonderful venue of Doornroosje, Nijmegen. I’ve asked Arne of Funk-A-Flex to join me in handling the ghetto Funk vibe – so even in between and after the bands you would have not to worry about strutting your stuff.

Black Bottle Riot release show w/ Don Gio

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190309237800175

Location: Doornroosje, Groenewoudseweg 322, Nijmegen
Date: 25.10.13
Time: 20:00
Entrance: 11 euro



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…



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