Ecklectic Mick, Cardiff, UK Soul, Electroswing. I really fell in love with mick’s music. It is music from the heart, what we call in french “brut”. De l’art brut ! meaning it’s music without too much make up ; ) Mick was influence by Northern Soul and compares it to the energy of Electro Swing. He got involved at the beginning of it warping and editing old swing groovy tracks he would make download enabled for everyone. That makes him someone important to us all music lovers. Big UP Mick : )
I was a super realist painter for about 40 years until my ideas and eyes started to falter. This coincided with my daughters opening the Milgi Lounge and inviting me to do the daytime playlists, “Give the old boy something to do!”. The bar became a hub for Musicians and Artist living and passing through Cardiff. A couple of years ago the “Correspondents” happened to have stayed the night and were having breakfast down in the bar. Chatting they invited me to their gig and Wow!!! I had never seen a crowd so excited since standing outside the “Twisted Wheel” in Manchester waiting to get in for my weekly fix of Northern Soul back in the 60’s. I had been doing lots of original 30’s 40’s mixes for the Burlesque Girls but hearing the boys playing I started remixing the oldies which to my astonishment went down really well. As far as I’m concerned Electro Swing is the most exiting Genre of the present day and set to explode across the club floors if it has not already.
What is Electro Swing for you ?
Electroswing for me is the most exciting genre of the new millennium. It encapsulates a casting away of tribal attachment to genres very prevalent in my youth (born 1948). Electroswing has even started to diversify into anything that lifts the spirit, Gospel, Western, Blues and anything those swingers come across. I just love the excitement of visiting my inbox and finding surprises. I love it!
It lifts your heart and spirits and that can only be a good thing. Long live Electro Swing! Enjoy.