Out of the Gloom


The Track Addicts – A Place Not 2 Far

Track Addicts - A Place Not Too FarA joint thats very recently crossed my path and has been properly stuck in my head ever since. I absolutely love disco sampling tracks and in all honesty I wouldn’t have had such a big love for disco if I didn’t follow the threads of tracks I was listening too when I started playing house music. This track samples ‘A Taste of Honey – The Rainbow’s End’ simply but ever so effectively. After hearing it though, I can’t help but wish that it was a little cheaper on Discogs to get a vinyl copy. Definitely one of Nick Holders finest moments for such.


Incognito – Barumba


Every so often a track comes along that just grabs you and begs you to play it again and again. Over the last month or so i’ve been listening to Incognito’s album 100° And Rising. Its a brilliant album in its own right featuring tracks like Everyday, Jacobs Ladder & Spellbound & Speechless. Barumba just […]

Better Days presents RAHAAN – 27th June – First Chop Brewing Arm

Rahaan Flyer

Although OOTG has finished doing parties for the moment. The vibe of what we do lives strong in other areas of Manchester and beyond. One such special event coming up is Better Days. Myself & Paul Knight have been beavering away and causing waves with Rainy City Soul Train. This project has seen some incredible […]

Future Jazz – MizellStory – N R Time

Mizell Brothers

For past few years I’ve been really getting stuck in to Jazz. Different artists and producers from different labels have been vying for my attention. None more so than the Mizell Brothers. It started with the compilation Mizell Brothers at Blue Note. Blue Note is obviously the home of many seminal artists and recordings over […]

Donald Byrd – Woman Of The World

If you’re a fan of Mr Byrd then the title of this track has more than likely stirred many different feelings inside you. For me its a beautifully smooth song which never fails to lift my spirits. I love everything about this, Donald’s playing is light, breezy and most of all effortless. The keys seem […]

Soul Train 3 – Friday 19th July – The Carlton Club, Manchester

Soul Train 3

Its all about Soul, good people and even better times. Soul Train is fast becoming a juggernaut of epic proportions serving up a beautiful blend of music enjoyed by a discerning crowd. Paul Knight, the man behind the event, aimed to bring the flava of the classic Soul Train TV show to the Rainy city […]

Bass Hitt – The Beat That Makes U Move

Bass Hitt - The Beat That Makes You Move

While browsing through my tunes and searching for something to get me going before heading out I spotted this and stuck it on. Its an absolute classic for me and it never fails to make me understand why I L.O.V.E. House music so much in the first place. The overwhelming urge to be near a […]

The return of a UK Soul legend – Omar

Omar Lye Fook

What can I say about this man other than, I CAN’T FREAKING WAIT FOR HIS NEW ALBUM TO DROP! I’m a long time fan, in fact I can still remember the day I heard ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ and at the time being around 10 years old there really wasn’t anything like him. The child […]

Elements of Life – Eclipse

Elements Of Life Eclipse Fania Records

This album arrived on my doorstep just over a week and from the moment I clicked buy the sense of anticipation was strong. Looking back over 10 years ago, Louie Vega released the first Elements of Life album. Lush and tinged with afro & latin influences a plenty. The album got heavy rotation in the […]

Marvin Gaye – You Sure Love To Ball

Marvin Gaye

I’ve recently been getting reacquainted with Marvin and the album Let’s Get It On! The album is smooth and mellow but the track which has been getting near constant rotation is ‘You Sure Love To Ball’. Its a sweet, sexy, sultry joint with beautiful sweeping strings that invokes memories of Philly’s bests moments. A timeless […]