Pick Your Tunes #13
Kirollus is a record collector and DJ hailing from the Brighton, England. Growing up on hip hop, like many others he ended up seeking out the samples of his favorite tunes. In 2014 he began to collect records, by this time Hip Hop was still his favorite but it was finding Funk, Soul & Jazz specialist Uptight Records in his home town that changed everything.
Not long after stumbling across the hidden gem he managed to land a job there. Eddy Funkster, Voyage Funktastique, DanceGroove Radio & Boogie80 are credited to have opened his world to the magical 80s and now he has a respectable collection of over a thousand records. All killer no filler! He’s honored to be able to showcase a selection of tunes from his collection to the Boogie80 fans.
1. What’s your favorite tune to cruise at night?
Delegation – “It’s Your Turn” (1983)
This song is the perfect tempo for riding around to and I love the way all the elements begin to bounce into place during the intro and then in swoops in that awesome glittery synth as the undeniable groove takes over. Feel good, catchy vocals work their magic and the wicked use of delay and reverb effects make this perfect song to cruise to.
2. What’s your favorite tune to chill?
Marlena Shaw – “Without You In My Life” (1982)
From 1982 this stepper is just incredible and yet so simple! The strings, beautuful chords, bass, sublte synth, shord action and emotional performance by Miss Shaw make this a stunning song that just makes me melt away and fall into a tranquil state every time I play it. That gorgous and restrained sax towards the end is just the icing on the cake.
3.What’s your favorite tune for a romantic evening?
Universal Robot Band – “Barely Breaking Even‘” (1982)
I wanted to choose a heavy boogie funk tune but this song… man this is the one! Every parts of me is smiling and dancing when this comes on. Such a classic and for good reason.
4. What’s your favorite tune to shake your body down to the ground?
Roger Troutman – “Slow & Easy” (1993)
Computer Love pt. 2 – Released in ’93 this is the Zapp we all know & love but with a real sexy 90s R&B vibe. Dim the lights and play this to your girl for guarenteed passionate loving all night long.
5. What’s the tune that gives you instant nostalgia?
Snoop Dogg – “Let’s Get Blown” (2004)
Great production by The Neptunes and a slick performance by Snoop. This was from the first album I ever purchased back in 2004 and reminds me of my school crush that I never plucked up the courage to ask out. I probably like it more now than I did growing up!