When I was a kid my dad always used to DJ out at different clubs playing Jazz, Funk, soul, things like that. He couldn’t find this track, but it was one from when he was probably about my age now. He bought a Mastercuts album at the time, which used to re-release quite rare tunes that no one could really buy on vinyl anymore, and so it just reminds me of being a kid. He used to play it in the car all the time, and it’s actually a small fortune online if you want to buy it originally. So I’m quite happy to have found it.
When I was ten my Dad gave me his old record player. He used to buy some records for me when he went to the record shop. On days off school my Mum used to take me to a place called Elm’s Arcade in Stevenage, which was a little charity shop where you could pick up really good things for 50p. Without me knowing much about what it was that I wanted to listen to, she would pick bits and pieces out and say ‘you’ll like this’.