With the Fundraising Gala around the corner (Thursday, November 19 at the Firehouse), it is time to introduce the king of funk whose DJ set will make the dancefloor irresistible.
What do you like about 70’s music?
I’m a 70’s baby, 80’s child but just barely — I was born in 1979 so I have a greater connection to 80’s culture. The way I feel about the 70’s is something I see happening in music right now, a lot of young people feeling nostalgic for an era that exists only in their mind. I can listen to records, watch movies and television and read books from that era and create my own little space where everything fits a specific way, almost like a painting.
But getting back to 80’s culture, a lot of the music I grew up listening to — hip hop and electronic music — those early songs sampled music from the 70’s and it forms the backbone of sample culture.
What is your essential 70’s movie?
That’s a tough question, I have a lot of favourites: I absolutely love the pomp of the Godfather; Shaft, The Warrriors and Shoyla were both influential to me as a child, as an adult Sun Ra’s Space is the Place holds a special place in my heart.
Favorite 70’s association?
When Scooby Doo met Batman & Robin.
What are you going to wear to the fundraiser?
Bell bottoms, wide lapels and an ugly not ugly tie.