Southport Weekender, Vol 5
For years Terry Hunter has been my favorite contemporary DJ, hands down. Kenny Dope has always intrigued me with his remixes of various tracks. After hearing this particular Southport Weekender compilation I now have an even greater respect for both.
Lets' start with Kenny Dope. As one half of the Masters At Work, he created a buzz with his drum programming and fierce Ken Dog beats. Here he showcases his other talent - the phat mix! Tracks 2 and 3 are a serious throwback to the good old days of the 70's, but there are other tracks more thrown in for good measure; you will seriously move your body! His transitions are right on time, and as a bonus he switches up the flavor so that the genres change slightly. But then again isn't House a feeling???
Terry Hunter does what he does best, and that is going every which way but loose! Right from the start he also shows incredible range by weaving in and out of "sub-genres" all while maintaining the steady beat count and rhythmic flow. A few of the tracks stand to be familiar anyhow, but when Terry Hunter plays them, there is just something different about them! Extra kudos to him for taking us back to how we used to do in Chicago, and then for taking us full circle at the end with a remix of a classic.
I was fortunate enough to experience the Southport Weekender, and to see Terry Hunter. Listening to this CD set is guaranteed to be the next best ting to being there. Highly recommended!!!!!