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Author: Andrei Sandu

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. Groundbreaking electronics this time with Harry Thumann’s “Underwater”. Label: Decca  | Year: 1979 | Discogs: Harry Thumann – Underwater “Charles”, I ask the delightful Mr. Vaughan, “what’s that song you played me a while ago […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. To kick off the new year, a New York funk classic from B.T. Express.  Label: PYE International  | Year: 1974 | Discogs: B.T. Express – Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) As is often the case […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. More dancefloor heat this time with Jenny Burton’s “Bad Habits”.  Label: Favorite (Originally Polydor)   | Year: 2015 (Originally 1979) | Discogs: Jenny Burton – Bad Habits I know very little about  Jenny Burton. As […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. As winter closes in, today’s pick is an escape to warmer climes: Rabo De Saia’s “Ripa Na Xulipa”.  Label: Favorite (Originally Polydor)   | Year: 2015 (Originally 1979) | Discogs: Various  – Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. An antidote to second-lockdown gloom this time with some classic French chanson.  Label: Impact  | Year: 1956 | Discogs: Henri Salvador – Henri Salvador This November is not good. Cold and wet is not the climate of […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, the unmistakable vocals of Teddy Pendergrass on Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes’ “Bad Luck”.  Label: Philadelphia International Records  | Year: 1975 | Discogs: Harold Melvin and […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. A true disco legend this time, with Thelma Houston’s “If You Feel It”. Label: RCA  | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Thelma Houston – If You Feel It With one […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, Two Man Sound’s iconic “Que Tal America”.  Label: Miracle Records  | Year: 1978 | Discogs: Two Man Sound – Que Tal America When I think of the […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Disco heat as we head into autumn this time with Dee Dee Sharp Gamble’s “Breaking and Entering”.  Label: Philadelphia International Records  | Year: 1980 | Discogs: Dee Dee Sharp […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. An iconic track to both dance and hip-hop this time with Afrique’s version of “Soul Makossa”.  Label: Pye International  | Year: 1973 | Discogs: Afrique – Soul Makossa A great […]