Open up the windows because it's about to get funky as DJ Marky reflects back on the vinyl cuts that not only caught his ear growing up in Brazil but inspired him to become a proper musical artist in his own right. Keeping his reviews short and sweet, as expected, Marky insists on letting the music do the talking.
FRED WESLEY & THE J.B.'S – SAME BEAT (PART 1) – POLYDOR (1974)
When I was a kid, my mom and dad always used to play good music to me and my sisters. I remember when I first heard this song on the Damn Right I Am Somebody album; the groove totally blew my mind!
STEVIE WONDER – I WISH – MOTOWN (1976)
Like the Fred Wesley album above, my parents used to love to listen to Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life LP. You could always find my parents dancing around the house with me and my sisters to songs like Isn't She Lovely, Another Star and this one, I Wish.
MICHAEL JACKSON - OFF THE WALL – EPIC (1979)
What am I gonna say about this record? It's still one of my favourite records of all time and it's so important to me because when I heard this album, that was when I realised that I wanted to devote my life to music.
MALCOLM MCLAREN - BUFFALO GALS – ISLAND (1983)
I still remember seeing this video for the first time and watching the guy scratching over the tune. It still stands out as a magical moment for me.
DJ KROME & MR. TIME - THE SLAMMER – SUBURBAN BASE (1993)
This is definitely my number one favourite Suburban Base vinyl. I always play this tune on my radio show and it reminds me of the rave scene in Brazil. I had no idea about the rave scene at the time and just loved the tunes. I remember the first time I played this tune at my party, when I used to work at a record shop. I played the track Friday and Saturday night and the crowd went absolutely crazy and Monday morning when I arrived at the record shop I had 30 DJs waiting to buy this record, including DJ Patife. Good times!
As told to: Chris Muniz
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