Monday, March 7, 2011
Cassette Love 008: Al Kent of Million Dollar Disco/Bad Mouthin'/BBE Fame!
Disco Obsessive Al Kent needs no introduction around these parts. Al has been putting out records since the 90s, editing and splicing and spinning obscure Disco from sub-marine levels of deepness, and has even put together a band of live musicians called The Million Dollar Orchestra to create an authentic Disco LP full of serious Disco tunes. His most recent 12" edit series on Million Dollar Disco have been igniting my dancefloors, with some seriously wild splice jobs. He also been running nights in Scotland and the UK with deep Disco guests like Dimitri From Paris, Rahaan, Sadar Bahar and more, when he isn't running his world famous website Million Dollar Disco Records & TAPES. Hardcore, you know the score.
So it should come as no surprise to anyone at this point that Al is a Disco and Soul digger of the highest order, and is perfect for this series as he has already been posting up old cassette recodings on his website here of live sets from legendary Soul & Disco jocks, and even re-released albums of previously unreleased vintage Disco acetate and tape edits on his private label for today's discerning DJs. Preview and/or purchase the wild tape edits by PAJ here.
Check out some of the cassette gold he sent me with live mixes at the Limelight, and live sets from some Northern Soul legends. Look at these closely:
"Robert Ouimet live at Limeight", and "Closing Night At Wigan Casino".... like whoah!
What's also really awesome is that Al will actually be releasing some cassette tapes on his label very soon. Here is a photo of the format past and future. Get your hands on them as they will be pretty limited. One of these could be yours:
Al will be spinning his next Warehouse Party on March 26th with Detroit DJ/Producer Rick Wilhite of 3 Chairs. I'm flying out for this one!