1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your record collection.
My name is Jamison Harvey, aka DJ Prestige, and I am a DJ, father, husband, freelance writer, designer, and champion for vinyl records. I founded the site FleaMarketFunk.com close to ten years ago. I am a lover of vinyl records, vinyl record culture, and a student of all types of music. You will learn something new everyday. I highly encourage to do that, as well as challenge yourself to hear new things. It makes you a better person. Right now I'm on a free, spiritual jazz journey that's been going on for years, and am learning about chicha music from Peru. Always something new.
My record collection tells the story of me. Every single LP or 45 has a story, and I they could probably explain my life better than I could ever.
2) 45/7 is all about celebrating the 7". Can you tell us a bit about what you love about the format?
I love the 45 because it's portable. I can travel easily with my 45s, plus it makes you work when you DJ. Three minutes is a short time for a song, so you need to be prepared and on your toes. I also feel that you can find a lot of records that were 45 only, That's the magic. Small runs, small labels, BIG music.
3) One hour of vinyl goodness... can you talk us through your selection for your 45/7 mix?
My selections are a bunch of records I am feeling right now. From the opener, Sir Charles Hughes, which was used for the movie Black Dynamite, to some new soul jazz from Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7, some sweet soul out of NJ from The Jack Moves, or the Galt MacDermot latin cover by The Slingshots as well as a few artists from my favorite modern funk and soul label Colemine Records. Honored that I was asked to contribute to this new show. Shout out to Primitive Sound System aka Pat James Longo for getting me a copy of that Sir Charles record.
4) Where can people catch you / listen to your music?
Right now I have a residency at The Leadbelly in the Lower East Side/ Chinatown section of Manhattan in NYC on Wednesdays, as well as Ace Hotel NYC in the Flatiron section a few months out of the year. I also do travel gigs around the country and abroad, so if anyone in Germany would like to fly me out to do some shows, feel free to hit me up at email@example.com
You can hear mixes on my mixcloud page: https://www.mixcloud.com/FleaMarketFunk/
Flea Market Funk: https://fleamarketfunk.com/mixes-for-download/
5) Top 5 all time fave records.
Tough to answer, but I'll give you five records (Lps and 45s) that never go out of style for me.
1- King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
2- DJ Shadow/ Entroducing
3- Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons
4- Curtis Mayfield - Live!
5- Harumi - S/T
1- Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce
2- Ray Barretto - Soul Drummers
3- Dawn Penn - No No No (Original Rocksteady Version)
4- Rueben Wilson - Orange Peel
5- Marsha Hunt - Oh No Not The Beast Day