Tag: soul

Deep funk with Rich Jammin

Because of my holidays I got no time to upload the flyer of last week’s weLOVEweFUNK party, so here it is. Rich Jammin (Drumsuite) killed it that night, bringing out funk 45s I couldn’t believe seeing in real life. Check his radioshow Meltin Pot and his Mixcloud space for more funk mixes. Join the Facebook group of Meltin Pot to stay updated.

I also did an interview with Rich prior to the show. Check his story out on the weLOVEweFUNK website!



Funk 45s mixtape vol 4 – Laidback funk

Yes, it’s ready. The laidback funk mix! One hour of soothing music for the soul. So get your girl or guy and do your thing, baby. Download is coming soon.

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 4 – Laidback funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Timothy McNealy – Sagittarius Black (Truth & Soul)
2. Ramsey Lewis – Slipping Into Darkness (Columbia)
3. Cash McCall – Junkie For Your Love (Paula)
4. Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) (Supreme)
5. BB King – Chains and Things (ABC)
6. Marvin Holmes – Find Yourself – part 1 (Kimberly)
7. Ray Charles – Booty Butt (Tangerine)
8. Bill Black – Long Gone (Hi)
9. Helene Smith – I Tried Hard To Be Good To You (Dash)
10. The Ohio Players – Here Today and Gone Tomorrow (Capitol)
11. Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers – Breezin’ (Archives)
12. Leon Haywood – I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You (20th Century)
13. Herb Alpert – Rise (A&M)
14. The Jazz Crusaders – Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Tamla Motown)
15. Expressions – Money i$ King (Truth & Soul)
16. Menahan Street Band – The Wolf (Dunham)
17. Solomon Burke – Love’s Street and Fools Road (MGM)



Keep digging!

An advice I’m sure happy to follow. For all you dutchies, check out the interview I did with Le Pêcheur de Perles, cratedigger extraordinaire from Groningen, Netherlands.

KEEP DIGGING!



weLOVEweFUNK #15 coming up

WeLOVEweFUNK’s still going strong…the fifteenth edition already!

weLOVEweFUNK 15 le pecheur de perles

We welcome DJ Le Pêcheur de Perles (‘the pearlfisher’), who used to dj under the name of Waxtrain as part of Nijmegen’s finest Funk-A-Flex DJ team. Moving to Groningen, he became an independent DJ along with a new name. He plays soul, funk, latin & jazz.

As usual, DamnRIJT en me are spicing things up with a fresh concoction of funky gems!

Location: AreaFiftyOne Skatepark // Eindhoven // Netherlands // Date: 09.12.2011 // Time: 22.30 uur // No cover!



3 December: wLwF @ Hot Sauce, Utrecht

WeLOVEweFUNK’s resident DJ DamnRIJT and me have been invited to guest DJ at Hot Sauce. This is a new DJ collective that throws parties all over the place in Utrecht, Holland. Be sure to check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/hotsauceutrecht

hot sauce, u-bar, utrecht



Funk 45s mixtape vol. 3 – the US trip

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

Funk 45s Mixtape Vol. 3 – the US trip by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. The Impressions – Mighty Mighty Spade & Whitey (Curtom)
2. Buddy Guy with Dr. John and Eric Clapton – A Man Of Many Words (Atco)
3. Joe Cocker – Woman To Woman (A&M)
4. Ike and Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister (Blue Thumb)
5. Lou Rawles – Bring it on Home (Capitol)
6. The Turtles – Buzz Saw (White Whale)
7. Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Band – What Can You Bring Me (Warner Bros)
8. Johnny Tolbert – Check Your Battery part 2 (Jasman)
9. Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Nitty Gritty (Soul)
10. Leroy & The Fabulous Rocking Soul Band – Just Jiving Around (Plut – Reissue)
11. Z.Z. Hill – I Think I’d Do It (Mankind)
12. Hank Ballard – Butter Your Popcorn (King)
13. Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn (King)
14. The People’s Choice – Cause That’s The Way I Know (Phil – L.A.)
15. Lou Courtney – Do The Thing (Riverside)
16. Alvin Cash ft. The Registers – Diff’rent Strokes For Diff’rent Folks (Mar-V-Lus)
17. Bill Cosby – Funky North Philly (Warner Bros)
18. The Fantastic Johhny C – Look What Love Can Make You Do (Phil – L.A.)
19. Wilson Pickett – Funk Factory (Atlantic)
20. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Treat Her Like A Lady (United Artists)
21. Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song (Congress)
22. Jimmy McGriff – I’ve Got A Woman (Sue)



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.



New gigs!

Summer is over, and I’m happy to keep on bringing the heat by spinning good old funky records at these parties.

Le Freak

weLOVEweFUNK 13 w groener gras

poster-muziekpark-2011



weLOVEweFUNK mixtape Vol.1

Together with my man DamnRijt, we put together this late 60s/ early 70s mixtape with some golden oldies on it. At the last weLOVEweFUNK party in January we gave away this mixtape to the first 50 visitors. It’s available for download now. DOWNLOAD WELOVEWEFUNK MIXTAPE VOL.1

WeLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.1 by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Kool and the Gang – Who’s Gonna Take the Weight (album: Live at the Sex Machine)
2. Johnny Pate – Shaft in Africa (Addis) (album: Shaft in Africa)
3. Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street (album: Across 110th Street)
4. David Axelrod – You’re So Vain (album: Heavy axe)
5. The O’Jays – For the Love of Money (album: Ship Ahoy)
6. George Mc Crae – I Get Lifted (album: Rock your Baby)
7. James Brown – Funky President (album: Reality)
8. The Mohawks – Beat Me Till I’m Blue (album: The Champ)
9. Cyril Neville – Gossip (album: New Orleans Funk 2)
10. Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (album: Best of)
11. Cymande – The Message (album: Cymande)
12. George Jackson – Aretha, Sing One for Me (album: Shaolin Soul 2)
13. Donny Hathaway – Little Ghetto Boy (album: Live)
14. Roy Ayers – We Live in Brooklyn Baby (album: He’s Coming)
15. The Meters – Can You Do Without? (album: Fire on the Bayou)
16. Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s – Damn Rijt I Am Somebody (album: Damn Rijt I Am Somebody)

Recorded and mixed by DamnRIJT and DonGIO @ The Soul Shack, Eindhoven, NL
Mastered by Napzter/4XM Records
Mixtapes, blogs and party infos on www.welovewefunk.nl
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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