Funk it up Thursday 6pm-8pm
Growing up in a house of Elvis, Rod Stewart and Rock n Roll it was always the case i was going to go in a different direction. Back in the 80’s at the age of 12 or 13 i would get my copy of look-in magazine on a Saturday always saved at W H Smiths in Stevenage. I would spend ages learning the lyrics to songs. Back then it didn't matter what it was.
It was a day like any other when i went to a friends house in 1983 and his Brother who was a year or so older had picked up a new 12“ single “ David Joseph’s - You can’t hide your love“ from the moment on the bug was bitten. 80’s Funk was in this 15 year olds Blood.
I have now been Djing for over 35 years now playing all kinds of music for all kinds of people in all kinds of places. My passion from those early years started with the Brit Funk and panned across the soul spectrum from there. My need for more took me back to the 60’s and 70's this is when i met with the likes if James Brown, Otis Redding & Motown, Stax, Atlantic & Philly etc. In more recent years i have really engaged with a Genre i ignored ( foolishly ) for many years Northern Soul.
My show “Funk it up Thursday“ will bring you a blend of the funky vibes across the soul spectrum. We will go back and check out some of the classic soul of the 60’s and 70’s with the “Roots of Soul Flashback“ there will be a Remix at 6 where we will look at a funk or soul track that has been remixed or re-edited by one of the many Remixers or producers. There will be an opportunity for listeners to take part with a “Two from you“ and of course the chatroom will always be open.