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World's Funkiest Parties!

World's Funkiest Parties!

As mentioned before we’ve got many release parties scheduled for the World’s Funkiest Covers across the world! And in our own backyard we’ve got some great parties scheduled as well.   Coming up first on Friday, November 18th at the Good Life. Our own Deano Sounds will be DJing and warming up the crowd for underground hip hop star, 9th Wonder. On Saturday, November 19th at ZuZu’s Claude Money and Deano Sounds will be holding court at Soul Le Lu Jah making the Soulsters dance to funky covers and classic soul! Free giveaways including swag and promo copies of the...

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Cultures of Soul in London!

Cultures of Soul in London!

I got back from an excellent trip to London this past week. I’ve been busy catching up so I didn’t have time to post until now. On Friday night I DJed at a new northern soul night in Stoke Newington at the Question Mark Bar called Six by Six named after the legendary Earl Van Dyke song of the same name. It was an authentic northern soul night with all the kit. Thanks to Sean for setting it up! Then on Saturday night we were treated to a great night of dancing and mayhem with Andy Smith and Keb Darge...

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Interview with Dean Rudland

Interview with Dean Rudland

Dean Rudland is a legendary compiler and DJ.  He has kindly taken the time to sit down with us and answer some of our questions. Dean, what were some of the first music you listened to? It was whatever my mum and dad were playing around the house. The first record I really remember making an impression was a Drifters Greatest Hits which my mum bought in the mid 70s and played a lot. After that I got into the Beatles, the Jam and then 60s soul through the mod scene. How did get into DJing? What was the musical...

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Digging for 45s

Digging for 45s

I recently went on an amazing digging trip through this massive warehouse of 45s. There are over 250,000 45s mostly doo wop, soul, R&B, rap, and gospel. And they are all mixed together. That’s what makes it so much fun. It is the stock pile of five stores that have closed over the last 20 years.

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Interview with DJ Chairman Mao

Interview with DJ Chairman Mao

Legendary DJ, journalist, and crate digging fiend Chairman Mao a.k.a Jeff Mao has graciously taken time out of his busy schedule to speak with Cultures of Soul about himself. Let’s start from the beginning. How did you get into collecting records? What kinds of records were you collecting at the beginning? What were some of your early digging spots in NYC? I started collecting records when I was a kid – like most other kids I knew did – just to keep up with new music that I liked. I bought whatever was on the radio, which in Boston meant...

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