Mixed Feelings | Discopatrick
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
A special guest-mix series where DJs are invited to create a soundtrack for tomorrow's days. Next up: The notorious Limburg-based disco, funk & hip-hop record collector Disco Patrick.
Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight into the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.
Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?
My first connection with funk and jazz. In 1980 I got a tape from a friend with music which blew my mind. It contained tracks such as Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon', Jimmy Smith's 'Give Up the Booty' and several George Duke and Dexter Wansel tracks. I played it over and over and the piano part in the Chameleon track is still my favorite from that tape and still sounds as good as then. So I used it also in this mix. :)
What message does the music you play convey?
Music makes you relax and escape from the daily stream of life.
How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?
My current music taste is mainly the same as when I started collecting in the seventies. I started collecting funk and jazz rock/fusion and later some disco and rap, but funk and jazz are my number one taste. When I had to choose a name in the early 90s for a site 'discopatrick' was free so I took that. So my name doesn’t reflect my main taste in music.
Who should release a new album/EP already?
Larry and Fonce Mizell (The Mizell brothers), or Pleasure with a Wayne Henderson production from the ’70s.
What's magical about music?
Everything. It gives a chance to escape from all misery and enjoy the moment and relax. It gives you a good feeling and a smile on your face. I am still surprised by all the old records which are still to be discovered which I never heard before. Also, the new generation makes wonderful music.
What is your main source for finding new music?
Mostly the old school way :), record fairs and record stores, and sometimes Discogs and eBay.
If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?
A documentary with scenes of the recording sessions from this mix and the performers explaining their feelings when writing/performing these tracks.
If you hear some tracks for the first time I hope you enjoy it the same as when I heard the tracks for the first time!
Faze O - Riding High
Fathers Children - Hollywood Dreaming
Roy Ayers - The Boogie Back
Bobby Humphrey - Jasper Country Man
Messenger - Bringing the Message
The Whole Darn Family - Seven Minutes Of Funk
Donald Byrd - Thank You For Funking Up My Life
Rhythm Makers - Zone
Bernard Wright - Master Rocker
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
Eddie Russ - Take A Look At Yourself
9th Creation - What's Shakin
Dexter Wansel - Latin Love
Aquarian Dream - Look Ahead
Freeez - Southern Freeez
George Duke - Scuse Me Miss
Ingram - Mi Sabrina Tequana
Locksmith - Blackjack
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