Tracklist available here: http://bit.ly/DiscogsMix75Hotthobo
For his second exclusive Discogs Mix (he contributed # 41 back in 2015), Hotthobo returns to our series in support of his upcoming European tour (dates here: http://bit.ly/DiscogsMix75Hotthobo).
Randy “Hotthobo” Ellis co-owns and serves as label manager for California’s Hobo Camp and Voltaire Records. He’s a longtime vinyl DJ and record collector, the host of the NTS radio program Mint Condition, and also a producer, arranger, remixer, event promoter and coordinator and frequent contributor and collaborator to releases by Loose Shus, Chautauqua, Elegant Borzoi, and Relish. His DJ sets consist of deep excursions into new, classic, and obscure 12″ and 7″ records, with a focus toward high-end Boogie, Disco, Two Step, Sweet Soul, Italo, House and Modern Funk.
Of his mix, Hotthobo says "This mix was created to showcase my current favorite Boogie Funk tunes on a soulful tip… all life-affirming jams celebrating love and loss, dating as far back as the early 80s and spanning up to the present day, and featuring brand new tracks from Social Lovers, Birdbone Unlimited, Joao Donato E Donatinho, Heather Haywood, and Zackey Force Funk. I’d like to shout out all the DJs and crews that inspired this mix, the ones that are digging constantly for tunes, and are preserving this music by playing these old tunes out, creating mixes, doing radio shows and generally reintroducing this music to a new audience and showcasing that brand new Boogie Funk… and also shout out the current crop of producers that keep integrating the feeling and production techniques of Boogie into their creations, and are still pushing this music forward and staying original!"
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