under public law!
playing mostly standard soul and funk tunes, sometimes
I heard those so-called "rare groove"
tracks. I remember exactly when he said: "there
is a new compilation out there called the sound
of funk, vol. 1." the song he played from
it was no other than leroy & the driver's
"sad chicken." I was like..."damn,
what the f**k is this!? I must get this compilation."
I bought it only a few days later. immediately
after getting it home, I was hooked to the rare
groove sound. I couldn't believe there were so
many good tracks on one album. damn! Over the
next three years, I bought every compilation released;
sound of funk, luv 'n' haight, not forgetting
all the bootleg comps, too.
all of these people (my brother, fritz egner,
the desco crew and others) have influenced me
regarding the style and quality of how good funk
should sound. I remember well when I bought 'the
meters' "people say" 7" for 12
deutsch marks (about $8.) after leaving the shop
with the 45 in my hands, I kept thinking how crazy
I was to buy a 7" single for 12 deutsch marks!
funny, ain't it? and that was only the beginning...
most of my knowledge regarding soul/funk 45s and
albums came from those compilations. you can imagine
that that became costly, but now, several years
later, I am very happy that it happened like that.
I am running my own monthly club night here in
munich called "shake-a-leg" together
with jerker kluge, beside that I occasionally
spin in clubs in germany and all over europe.
my musical interests have developed over the years
so that now I am also collecting funky breaks,
afro beat , latin-jazz etc. I founded tramp records
in late 2003. so far I have released more than
hundred 45RPM singles as well as several compilation
albums such as
praise poems (vol.1-5), movements
chant (vol.1&2) and others. furthermore
the following artists released albums on tramp:
hi-fly orchestra (2007/2009), the
qualitons (2010), lucky
brown (2011/2015), the
eminent stars (2013), the
kutimangoes (2014/2016), and jaribu
afrobeat arkestra (2012/2014).
keep watching tramp records as we won't stop releasing
deep and authentic soul, jazz, folk, funk, afro
beat and its different variations in the future!