Thursday, 1 August 2013

AWDJ and David Haffner "Top 5 Lists"

Excerpts from issue #1 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine:

Top 5: Recent Reissues ("Trying To Sound Like They're Old Tunes")
1. Lady - Please Don't Do It Again
2. The Lewis Connection - Higher
3. Five Points - Equality
4. Skip Maloney and The Casuals - I Need Your Love
5. Mop Mop - Kamakumba
Average White DJ aka Rich Crafter has been involved in playing and promoting some of the biggest underground parties this side of the black stump. And the other side, for that matter. Hear him on Base FM on The Boil Up (8pm Thurs) alongside Jubt and Kirk James; and on Smashey and Nicey (4pm Sat) alongside CoopaBlu.

Top 5: US Cities To Buy Records In c.1995
1. New Orleans
2. St Louis
3. Oklahoma City
4. Memphis
5. Concord, NC
Based in Austin, TX, Dave Haffner aka DJ Coolhands runs the excellent Friends of Sound Record Store, which is easily one of the best stores I've ever visited (and believe me there have been a few). he is also the head honcho at Magnetic Recordings. He also works with various labels to get old soul and funk records reissued. Currently you should check for his KC Express and Shirley Nanette 45s out through Truth And Soul, as well as his Antonio Castro 45 out on Jazzman.

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