The latest in the mix series is, as The Who would say, a quick one. Mixed live in the process of procrastinating over other things, this is a mix of more leftfield sounds covering psych, oddball soundtracks, space-jazz and eastern beat from Craig Loosejoints. No tracklisting this time, but points for ones you can spot - Enjoy! Craig Loosejoints - Furthur Vol 1
Following a storming set at The Wee Chill Festival this week, The Privates Hammond Orchestra return a week later a Glasgow's soul institution Divine on Sat 3 October at Glasgow School of Art. Matching this dynamite three piece with a club night that's dedicated to the best in Soul, Funk, 60s Beat and other grooves is a no-brainer and sure to be the best night out in the Northern Hemisphere this week. To ensure full potential for pleasure, we'd recommend the excellent pre-club "Get The Records On" hosted by Jamie & Ian at the CCA bar next to the Art School from 8pm. See you there!
We've got another couple of Starla events this weekend coming, first of all our old friend Kevin Rowland (of Dexy's Midnight Runners) will be returning to Glasgow for a dj set at the Rio Cafe on Friday night (Friday 25 September) . Kevin made the trip up last year and played an amazing set with added live vocals at the Starla DJs old Sunday Service club, and we've stayed in touch since. This time Kevin is playing a low-profile bar show just for you!
Then on Saturday (26 Sept) Craig Loosejoints will be djing at the second Wee Chill Festival of the year at Glasgow's Queen's Park Glasshouse. Also appearing are Starla recording artists and all-round good-guys The Privates Hammond Orchestra. Set times are still TBC, but the whole shebang runs from 6pm-12am
Craig and fellow Starla DJ Mark Robb will also be spinning at the official Wee Chill afterparty at The Admiral on Waterloo Street till 3am. Full details here
Over the past couple of months we've been working in the Starla studios with local heroes The Privates Hammond Orchestra on a number of recording projects. We're pleased to announce that the results of these sessions will include a co-release with the excellent Record Kicks Records of Milan on a 45 release and a track contributed to the next installement of their dynamite "Soulshaker" compilation series. There is also a Starla debut 45 for The Privates to come and the results of some soundtrack work we've been doing with them as well. More details to come.
In the meantime, if you want to get in on the ground floor of The Privates rise to world domination you could do worse than head to Glasgow's renowned Rio Cafe this coming friday at 9pm for a free-entry performance by the band.
The DT6: The Theme From ‘The Baden Persuader' (Starla)
So here’s the second great 45 from this Glasgow-based Funk label. Obviously not trying to pose as an original late-60’s Funk record it succeeds on many levels because it’s a cross of modern studio sounds and live musicianship merging together to give us a track in the ‘blaxploitation’style of soundtrack Funk. It works perfectly and is as equally as good as anything in this style that has gone before.