MP3 Eye to Eye, Contact
posted by May 14 at 15:19 PMon
Last Friday, I went and checked out local Seattle deejay, DJ Riz, at his weekly Friday night gig at the Re-bar. He really blew me away a couple of weeks ago at Studio! where he played a special rare set of disco and funk cuts. I was excited to see him at his usual residency, which consisted of more deep house and funk grooves. I found the set to be as equally brilliant as a few weeks back. That being said, he ended his set with Edwin Starr’s 1978 disco classic “Contact” and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head ever since. This track, which was released on the Clean LP, can be described as Starr’s re-emergence into the club and disco scene of the late 1970’s. The track has some solid percussion work, and does a nice job blending the lines between his move into the disco realm and his earlier soul roots. It’s safe to say Edwin Starr had a very accomplished musical career with many solid releases during the late 60’s and 70’s, however there might not be another song in his collection that can move a floor like “Contact”.
I would also recommend checking out DJ Riz every Friday night at the Re-bar (1114 Howell Street) for some great mixing of deep house and funk.