Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gypsy - Funk de Fino (UK 12 Inch / 1994)

01 Funk de Fino 13:37
02 Varisuvia 8:47

A bit of a delay within regards to posting the second half of a few requests. Nothing worse than getting that one Winter Flu / Cold a year to put you into hibernation. Figures. Anyway, here is the follow up. This is a great progressive trance record from Gypsy. Limbo Records was on the cutting edge of this style along with Eye Q and Harthouse Records. There were many labels catering to this style, but these three were on my radar back then. The shear length of the tracks make it one that feels it should be on a constant loop. All art & recordings are from my 12 inch. Artwork was shared to the Discogs site.

Funk de: Fino


  1. Sorry to hear that you were suffering from the flu!

    THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES for this post!!!

    I don't think I played the A-side more than once but the B-side "Varisuvia" was on constant rotation for me, especially when I played at after hour raves in the 90s! Such a killer track!

    THANK YOU!!!

    btw, I saw that you played in a Chicago club called NEW. I had a residence at a club called NEO for a couple of years!

    Good stuff!!!

  2. Thanks Faith Healer! Yes, Chicago club called NEO. It opened back in 1979 and is still going strong today. I did an eclectic electronic night that featured 80's / Goth & EBM / Future Pop. I was there every other Saturday night from 1999-2001.

  3. Nice,

    I played at a club called NEO in NC in the 90s. I did 80s/Goth/EBM on Fridays; Techno/Trance on Wednesdays and a mix on Saturdays!

    I wish I still had my old mix tapes with my 80s/EBM mixes ... gonna have to redo them one of these days. The only thing I have left are some mix CDs I made in the 90s!

    DJing sure was fun ... of course now anyone can beat mix with the help of modern technology ... we still had to do it manually!


  4. Nice! No wonder we enjoy similar tastes. I agree regarding DJing. I used to be all vinyl at a 70's Disco & 80's Club back in 1989. How quickly things changed, especially with the evolution of the external CD burner. Moved to CD books pretty quickly and my Denon CD mixer. Now it's all lappy and digital. Not sure I could even DJ anymore given the tech that is out there...not sure I want to try! Thanks again!

  5. -= Faith Healer =-January 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    so true! I remember when CD mixers came out, the "real" DJs were frowning upon them, even though technically it was harder for me to spin with CDs at first over vinyl! I guess it's what you are used to.

    I also remember my first CD-burner running at 1xspeed ... lol and CD-Rs costing $1.50 per CD. How things have changed!

    Love everything on here and hope you keep it going!

  6. Right on! Thanks! First CD burner I had was a Phillips. A single deck CD burner that I paid $400 for back in 1995. Single use discs cost me $12 a piece!! Prices came down obviously. I owned (4) double disc CD burners back in the day too. I never used my original CD's for DJIng...lol, but I dragged around 10 books (200 CD holders) for all my gigs!

  7. -= Faith Healer =-January 24, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    ugh, I remember carrying 5 crates of vinyls every night for my 4 hour sets ... lol

  8. I don't want to remember that! I was lucky enough to have a residency in 1990. There was a massive vinyl shelf in the booth!

  9. lol ... I had residencies in 3 clubs at the same time, so I was forced to carry the most important vinyls around with me ... uhh the good ol' days (I think we just aged ourselves!)

  10. -= Faith Healer =-January 29, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Any chance on still getting these two:

    - KC Flightt had a really great track called BANG (http://www.discogs.com/KC-Flightt-Bang/release/4243809).

    - DJ LACE's Horizontal Lambada (http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Lace-Illegal-Funk-EP/master/266672). It has the immortal Diane Keaton sample "We are going to have an Orgasm".

    And some of the remix services you mentioned, like Rampage, Roadkill, etc.


  11. Unfortunately, I don't have either of those. I'll check into the other remix packages though. I have a few new rips ready to be posted...a change up, so to speak.

  12. -= Faith Healer =-January 30, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Yeah, if you never heard DJ Lace - Horizontal Lambada, you will absolutely love it! It's a perfect little song that incorporates 4x4 and breakbeat as well as sirens and the famous orgasm line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTkIkmUOj7A