A 10 year friendship between two 80's Soul Funk music freaks!
IT STARTED WITH . . .
An endless passion for 80's grooves and collecting records.
Marwan | Montpellier, France
“I’m afraid I won’t be able to remember exactly the very first boogie/funk track that I had listened to but I believe it was around 1986/87 during the Italo disco era, and too young back then to know the name for this particular style of music. Then I began to hear these funky tracks by tuning in to radio stations in the early 90’s every Friday and Saturday night (“Nostalgie Dance” on Nostalgie Radio and “Night Fever” on Cherie FM). Most of songs were disco tunes but then I started to distinguish more funkier music by discovering some classic jams.
From that moment on it was quite difficult for me to discover new titles until 1997 where a new radio programme presented by famous DJ Kheops from Marseille (Southern France) started playing serious, mainly obscure 80’s soul/funk tunes. There was no question about it , by that time boogie was the music I loved & definitely what I wanted to have more of in my collection.”
Albin | Geneva, Switzerland
“As far as I can remember, my first contact with 80’s music was back in the early 90’s when I was listening to my mother’s record collection. Amongst her records, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Billy Ocean’s “Suddenly” were the two albums that really started my passion for 80’s funky music. Tunes such as “P.Y.T”, “Baby Be Mine” and “Dancefloor” by Billy Ocean were at the time my favourite cuts.
From that moment, I started to realize that this specific kind of music had a special effect on me. I did not really know how to name it or classify it but it was clear that it was the kind of music I liked! As the years went by, my passion kept on growing and my knowledge about it became sharper. Boogie, Soul, Modern Soul, Jazz Funk, Electro Funk, all these different musical styles were part of my daily life but it’s only in 2004 that I really started to collect vinyl. So here I am, more addicted than ever, seeking records from all manner of places, from the specialists record stores, second-hand charity shops to even the attic of my best friend’s granddad!”