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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. 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 […]

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 […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, Graces explores the history and legacy of Olivia Records, an all-womxn folk, soul & spoken-word label that played an provided a vital platform […]

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 […]