Big Ups with Adam Gibbons aka Lack of Afro

Name, Location, What You Do:

Adam Gibbons, Exeter (UK), Record Producer/Musician/DJ


A lot of soul and funk from the 60’s and 70’s – stuff on Stax, Atlantic & Motown. Funk 45’s from any era, plus lots of jazz – Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside. Modern day producers such as DJ Shadow, Quantic and Bonobo were early influences too. Modern funk bands such as The New Mastersounds & The Dap Kings. A mixture of the old and the new.

Favorite Funk, Soul, Reggae and Jazz Record:

Here’s a couple tracks for each:

Funk: “Hook n Sling” by Eddie Bo/”One Note Brown” The New Mastersounds, Soul: “Stupidity” by Solomon Burke/”Loveland” by Charles Wright, Ska: “Phoenix City” by The Skatalites/”Watermelon Man Ska” by Byron Lee & The Ska Kings, Jazz: “Idle Moments” by Grant Green/”Things Are Getting Better” by Cannonball Adderley. Actually, they’d all make great 45’s!

Best Digging Story:

A charity shop find in Exeter years ago – from the cover it looked like the worst LP in the world, a cheesy selection of 70’s covers done in a “lounge” style, but at 50p I took a punt on it. Turned out that it was packed full of drum and percussion breaks, and I find myself going back to it again and again. Actually, I think I found the horns in “Roderigo” from that LP…50p very well spent…

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.

Haventgot a favourite mix, but I recently enjoyed Benji Boko’s mix from Glastonbury 2011. Its on Soundcloud – mixing all different types of genres together, and never taking itself too seriously. A mix that contains both the theme tunes from “Thomas The Tank Engine” and “Grange Hill” has got to be worth checking out.

LP, 12”, or 7” format?

7″…all the way…check the photo!

Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:

Chocolate. Milk, dark, white, whatever. Love it…couldnt live without it for sure.

Most Memorable Gig Played:

DJ set at The Big Chill festival, 2010

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:

“Crosstown Traffic” by Jimi Hendrix

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info:

Shouts to Flea Market Funk everyone who supports this scene!
New Lack of Afro single “A Time For…” out 15th August on Freestyle Records 7″ vinyl.
New album “This Time” to follow, out 19th September on Freestyle Records CD, LP & Download.

Check out Lack of Afro’s website.

Visit Lack of Afro on Facebook.

Get Lack of Afro’s new single “A Time For” from the Freestyle record store online.

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