SOUND OF SUPERBAD DJS

Gordon K

My passion for music started at the early age of 7. I remember the first record I bought, it was the Carpenters on a 7" single. This was my introduction to the love of vinyl. My Dad had a Blue Spot Gram, which only got played on Sundays and that was limited to Jim Reeves and Studio One records, but in the week when he was at work I would sneak into the living room and play my records on his Gram.

 

At 16, I was brought up around the soul scene in the early 80’s, I would listen to British based bands of that era. One band in particular that stood out for me was Incognito, this gave me a taste of British Jazz Funk. I especially remember the track ‘Sunburn’, which was filled with ‘jazzier’ overtones. This was the beginning of my record collecting days.

 

While I was looking for this sound everywhere, I stumbled across a pirate radio station called Radio Invicta which was hosted by the legendary Gilles Peterson, his show introduced me to Jazz Fusion.

 

This was my real turning point to explore ‘jazzier’ rhythms; I would spend all my money (from my Saturday job) buying vinyls from Bluebird Records such as Airto & Flora Plurim, George Duke, Chick Corea to name but a few Jazz Fusion and Brazilian albums.

 

Another great record shop was Paul Murphy called ‘Palladin Records’. WOW! This was a treasure trove for music, artists that I have never heard of before (Pharoah Saunders, Art Blakey, Horace Silver). This opened up another world, which led to the Jazz Dance scene. This was filled with Brazilian, Latin and Afro Cuban rhythms.

 

Let me share with you my enthusiasm for music, from Soulful Jazz to Brazilian and Latin vibes. I hope you enjoy my shows.

 

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