Best of Perception & Today Records: Mixed by Chris Read & DJ Spinna

I was very pleased to be asked by BBE to join New York’s DJ Spinna in selecting and mixing tracks from BBE’s ‘Best of Perception & Today Records’ compilation for this exclusive mix. I hope you enjoy our selections…

“Perception Productions, a New York based label that ran from the late 60s through until 1974, was a strangely eclectic affair. Its roster stretched from a radical Afro-American poet through to the pop band King Harvest whose hit ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ became a massive hit for the UK band Toploader a couple of decades later. The inbetween points covered jazz, funk, vocal harmony soul and proto-disco. In fact distilled down into this compilation the label provides us a view of Manhattan’s black music scene of the period, from the established greats to the fresh young things who would make their mark in the coming years.”

Listen to the mix on Mixcloud here.

Check out the compilation from which the tracks were selected here.

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About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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One Response to Best of Perception & Today Records: Mixed by Chris Read & DJ Spinna

  1. Pingback: Chris Read & DJ Spinna - Best of Perception and Today Records (Funk & Soul Mix) - Rap and Blues

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