The track I bring you today is one that I first heard back in the late 90s. I’m not 100% sure where I heard it first – it was either via the rather excellent radio show called “Here Comes The Night” on Ireland’s Today Fm (living in the North I used to be able to pick it up on my little radio) or during one of my regular trips to London and Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk night at Madame Jo-jo’s. Either way, it was a song that left a lasting impression on me.
It was around this time that my record collecting really started to become a passion and “Silly Savage” made it’s way to the top of my wishlist (which was growing larger by the day!!) Fortunately I was able to acquire a copy relatively quickly & quite cheaply and it started to become a regular feature in my sets at the various mod nights that I used to dj at back then.
As is the case with records you dj with, they soon start to fade out of your sets due to the purchase of newer records and the fact that the audience starts to become too familiar with them (not to mention other djs getting hold of a copy and playing it on a regular basis!) It’s therefore become something that has drifted out of my playbox and I probably haven’t played it “out” in about 5 years. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good track – in fact I would probably describe it as a classic and the aforementioned Mr Darge featured it on one of his “Deep Funk” compilations from a few years ago so you know it’s gonna be one hell of a funky workout.
I’m heading off on another little trip this weekend for a couple of weeks to Austria, Hungary & Slovenia (another one, I hear you say!!) so it’ll probably be unlikely that I’ll be able to bring you any updates while I’m away. I do hope to bring you another guest contributor a few weeks after my return, so stay tuned for that!