Download or Listen to The DT6 – Don’t Doubt Me from the Starla Records 45
A lot of records pass through my desk and turntables here at Flea Market Funk. Most, of course are ones I’ve spent time digging up in some rodent infested mini van or some pile of complete garbage out at a flea market. Other times, I get turned on to stuff through my other diggin’ or DJ buddies. As of late, I’ve been getting packages in the mail. I love mail. If you have a Funk or Soul 45 you put out, get at me. I love to spread the word of good music. This side is one of the latter. It came through the Post, and the second I put the needle on it on my portable, I fell in love with it. Here’s DT6 with “Don’t Doubt Me” on Starla Records.
Coming straight out of Glasgow, Scotland, Starla Records come out strong with this heavy Hammond side. Starla Records was put together by DJ’s Craig Reese (Loosejoints) and Mark Robb (The Buff), and musician/ engineer Marco Rea (Rainbow Family/ Palimino). Recorded entirely in Glasgow, it features the cream of the crop of Glasgow’s new wave of Funk and Jazz musicians. I like their purpose of putting this label together too, they want to showcase the thriving music scene in Glasgow. This is really a labor of love (and I know how that is), and this vinyl only label has plans to release many a limited edition, pressed 45 in the future.
Let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this thing, shall we? Wasting no time and going right for a big drum break and Hammond beginning, DT6 add the flute, some jangly guitar (they know how to pull on my heart strings), and a bad ass bass line as the flute continues throughout. A subtle horn section (which is equally as funky) plays a game with the drummer, as he “gets some” quite frequently. The big star here though really is the Hammond organ as it just grinds it’s way into a frenzy, hopefully like the people on the dance floor when I play this out this weekend and in my mini Mid Atlantic Tour. Good on ya Glasgow, Starla Records, and DT6. Keep this shit movin and thanks for keeping the Funk alive. Ye would make yer mum proud ( said in my best Kenny Dalglish accent).
Copies can be ordered from Starla by emailing starlarecords (at) gmail.com for cash/money order details.
The records are priced at £5 each with the following rates for postage –
UK (First Class) £1, Europe (EU Airmail) £2 , Rest of World (Airmail) £3. We will discount for multiple orders, please get in touch for wholesale details.
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