Ruben Allen, also known as SaiR, born in the inspiring city of Porto-Portugal, becomes deeply serious about the drums since an early age, after being part of different bands and projects as a drummer he starts to develop the interest in other instruments like guitar, bass and especially keys, the ability to record his music on his own becomes the main focus. A serious 70’s and 80’s funk and soul fan but the passion for jazz drives him to learn music theory, mainly jazz piano, along the way he becomes a synthesizer enthusiast and they become the heart of his music. His self-title EP released by Omega Supreme Records becomes his greatest milestone.
1. What’s your favorite tune to cruise at night?
Answer: B.T. EXPRESS -“Have Some Fun” (1980)
I had this album in my car for a long time and this was one of my favorite songs, the one I always played on short car courses at night so nowadays I kinda relate both things, also, what could be better than listening to a song that tells you to have fun while you’re cruising at night?!
Get it on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/BT-Express-1980/release/559083
2. What’s your favorite tune to chill?
Answer: Willie Hutch -“In & Out” (1982)
This song was on a short playlist I did many years ago and I used to spin it everytime I got home from work, today for me it’s a must to relax, smooth but uplifting.
3. What’s your favorite tune for a romantic evening?
Answer: Brass Construction -“Easy” (1983)
This is a beautiful instrumental music, smooth chords and a joyful melody that’s takes your spirit high. I don’t know why it’s called “Easy” but it sure makes me takes things easy and go with the flow.
Get it on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Brass-Construction-Conversations/release/9008558
4. What’s your favorite tune to shake your body down to the ground?
Answer: Brick -“Daze” (1976)
Groove, sax, flute, shouts and the “party on” lyrics, this song combines it all making the perfect recipe to get you to boogie on the dancefloor.
Get it on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Brick-Dazz/release/303612
5. What’s the tune that gives you instant nostalgia?
Answer: THE BARK-KAYS -“Shine” (1976)
This songs has a very epic feel to it in melodic terms, but most important, it contains an important message that makes me feel nostalgic and kinda spaced out, “There’s a shine in everyone; you got to let it through”
Get it on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Bar-Kays-Light-Of-Life/master/66088