Thursday, 6 September 2012

Dig Deep with Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes 060912


Inspired by last weekend's Vintage Festival as part of Preston Guild, this week PT Digs Deep in the record boxes from 1972 and 1982 before hitting you with a killer electro / electro-funk mix from Chicago based DJ Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes...

Preston Guild only comes around every 20 years so it has been brilliant to see all the people in the city getting down to the various parks to celebrate and listen to some great music whilst checking out vintage art & design, crafts, films, food and drink . Big up to selectors Wayne Hemingway, Colin Curtis, Neil Rushton, Kev Roberts, Ian Dewhirst and Greg Wilson.

Chicago resident Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes has been playng records in the city since 1982. Graduating from Medal High (the school that produced many people that had a big impact on the Chicago house scene including Robert Owens, E-Smoove & Braxton Holmes) Al's influences include Farley 'Jack Master' Funk, Steve 'Silk' Hurley and Frankie Knuckles.

Dowsed with the sound of the early 80's, Al's mix is packed full of electro classics that have inspired a generation and have been a massive influence on dance music's history over the last 20 years. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a Chi-Town stalwart dropping gem after gem of tracks that perfectly captures The sound of the electro movement.

More information: http://www.5chicago.com/features/april2007/alhotmixholmes.html

First hour's playlist to follow...

Mini-Mix DJ: Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop
Whodini - Magic's Wand
Newcleus - Jam On Revenge
Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume
Hashim - We're Rocking The Planet
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Electric Kingdom - Twilight 22
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Unkown / Tony Garcia - Take Me In Your Arms ?????????
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

Check out more of Al's mixes at: http://soundcloud.com/alholmes

Live Broadcast: Thursday 6th September 2012
Repeated: Sunday 9th September 2012
Preston FM
8-10pm
Listen online here or tune to 103.2fm (The People's Guild Radio Station)

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