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Grooves & Samples #37: Marlena Shaw – California Soul (1969)

People who never heard of Marlena Shaw might actually recognize her voice: the clever sample from her 1973 album “Live in Montreux” combined with the drum intro from Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’ founded the layers for St. Germain’s year 2000 massive lounge hit ‘Rose Rouge’.
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Dust Hunters #1: Heavy Soul Brutha

Dust Hunters dives into the record libraries of noteworthy collectors to unveil their favourite gems.  Crate digging is an obsessive and never-ending quest for dope sounds pressed onto little plastic discs. First up in this series of personal vinyl features…