Discogs Mix 75 – Hotthobo

For his second exclusive Discogs Mix (he contributed #41 back in 2015), Hotthobo returns to our series in support of his upcoming European tour (dates at the end of this post). Randy “Hotthobo” Ellis co-owns and serves as label manager for California’s Hobo Camp and Voltaire Records. He’s a longtime vinyl DJ and record collector, the host of the NTS radio program Mint Condition, and also a producer, arranger, remixer, event promoter and coordinator and frequent contributor and collaborator to releases by Loose Shus, Chautauqua, Elegant Borzoi, and Relish. His DJ sets consist of deep excursions into new, classic, and obscure 12″ and 7″ records, with a focus toward high-end Boogie, Disco, Two Step, Sweet Soul, Italo, House and Modern Funk.

This mix was created to showcase my current favorite Boogie Funk tunes on a soulful tip… all life-affirming jams celebrating love and loss, dating as far back as the early 80s and spanning up to the present day, and featuring brand new tracks from Social Lovers, Birdbone Unlimited, Joao Donato E Donatinho, Heather Haywood, and Zackey Force Funk.  I’d like to shout out all the DJs and crews that inspired this mix, the ones that are digging constantly for tunes, and are preserving this music by playing these old tunes out, creating mixes, doing radio shows and generally reintroducing this music to a new audience and showcasing that brand new Boogie Funk… and also shout out the current crop of producers that keep integrating the feeling and production techniques of Boogie into their creations, and are still pushing this music forward and staying original!
Hotthobo Mix Tracklist:
1. Social Lovers – Lover’s Flame (upcoming on Hobo Camp)
2. George F. Smallwood & Marshmellow Band ‎– You Know I Love You
3. João Donato E Donatinho ‎– Lei Do Amor
4. Phoebe Cates ‎– Feels So Good
5. Walter Thomas – I Wanna Get Witcha
6. De De ‎– S & M (Sexy Music) (Rated X)
7. Birdbone Unlimited ‎– All The Freaks Out Tonight
8. J.M. Black ‎– Lipstick (Shout !)
9. End To End ‎– We Can Work It Out
10. Elton Harwood ‎– Just Like Money
11. Ernest Jackson ‎– Reaching Out For Your Love
12. Heather Haywood From The Cool Notes ‎– Give It Up
13. Intrigue – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
14. The Mighty Passions ‎– Baby Dumplin
15. George Hill ‎– Do It While It’s Hot (Remix)
16. Zackey Force Funk – Dead On Arrival
17. Social Lovers ‎– Can’t Get Enough
18. Blue Feathers ‎– Let’s Funk Tonight
19. Raymun ‎– Do You Feel Like I Feel
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