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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 […]

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. Back on the disco classics this time with Cerrone’s “Give Me Love”  Label: Atlantic | Year: 1978| Discogs: Cerrone – Supernature / Give Me Love Possibly my favourite hit […]

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 undying message this time in The Intruders’ version of William DeVaughn’s “Be Thankful For What You Got”.  Label: Philadelphia International Records | Year: 1975| Discogs: The Intruders – Energy […]

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. Another Melodies International repress now with Le Stim’s “A Tribute To Muhammad Ali” Label: Melodies International (Original Pressing: Nacnudah International Records) | Year: 2018 (Original: 1981) | Discogs: Le […]

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. Up next, music royalty collides as Frankie Knuckles remixes Womack & Womack. Label: Repress on Melodies International (originally Universal) | Year: Repressed in 2018 (originally 1989) | Discogs: Womack & […]

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, a Pride anthem with Carl Bean’s “I Was Born This Way”. Label: Repress on West End Records (originally Motown) | Year: Repressed in 2018 (originally […]

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, another guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Snoodman Deejay, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Atlantic | Year: 1978 […]

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, Gayle Adams’ dancefloor heater “Your Love Is A Lifesaver”.  Year: 1980 | Label: Prelude Records | Discogs: Gayle Adams – Gayle Adams Let’s not pretend. […]

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. Up next, “Let’s Start The Dance” by R’n’B and disco icon Hamilton Bohannon, who sadly passed away last month.  Year: 1981 | Label: London Records | Discogs: Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start To […]