Wednesday, December 7, 2011
40 Years of Philly Intl with JSki
I'm really honored to be a part of a new compilation that commemorates the 40th Anniversary of one of the most influential labels of all time, Philly International Records. I have an official remix of "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes (f/ Teddy Pendergrass) on there. Todd Terje and other great editors on there as well. There are tons of new Tom Moulton mixes, a 10 CD retrospective, numerous re-edits and a 60-page booklet. Huge undertaking! Thanks to Kenny Gamble, PIR and Sony/Harmless/BBC records for the opportunity! So humbling to be associated with this great label.
I especially wanted to thank Juan Jay Negron, aka JSki (not to be confused with the Philly J-Ski), who was responsible for lots of the logistics with this project. If you frequent the DBJ soundcloud group, you'll notice that Jay is a super-prolific edit maker. He's been in the game for decades now, and he's got great taste! I wanted to shout Jay out and encourage all y'all to check out his work!
Check out the details on the Philly International project here:
Juno - Harmless Ready Deluxe Philly Intl 40th Anniversary Series
Now make sure you listen to some of Jay's edits!
Voices Of East Harlem - Can You Feel It (Jski Extended-Pts. 1+2) 1974 by Jay Negron
REVELATION - FEEL IT (Jski Extended) 1980 by Jay Negron
Telex - Brainwash (J*ski & Bklynite Extended) 1981 by Jay Negron
George McCrae - I Ain't Lyin (Jski Extended) by Jay Negron