Sometimes a tune will start a chain reaction in your brain that you just can’t stop. Last week “Set if off” did that to me. I heard it and had to know more.
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The track was recorded in 1984 by Walter Gibbons and released as an indie 12″. Walter had been a pioneering disco dj during the 70s, creating a lot of the techniques DJs use today. Come the early 80s and Walter had slipped from the scene a bit, then suddenly he released this incredible chicago house killer cut. It was quickly picked up by Larry Levan and became a Paradise Garage legend spawning imitations and various “answer-back” versions.
Hats off to the innovators!
I might make this a regular spot of retro electro/house if you show some love…