Tag: vinyl

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



New Year’s Eve

Yes yes, once again me and the weLOVEweFUNK boys are gonna rock the house at NYE in our favorite city: Eindhoven. Make sure to get your tickets in advance, lines will be long as usual and VOL = VOL.

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Check the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/769110716469003



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



Been there, doing what?

Let’s do a little round up of gigs I did lately. But to begin with, I’d like to announce a special night in my home away from home (Rotterdam), away from home (Schaijk, where I grew up), away from my other home (Eindhoven), namely Boxmeer. A groovy night together with my pal Dunne Boef of Bloedgroep Kartel infamy, who is also an avid Blues & Funk vinyl collector. Together we’re going to rip the town in two at Cafe De Piek (where else!). Good vibes, nice peeps, gangster tunes.

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Other stuff I did lately:

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Same gig, different poster:

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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.

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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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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)



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