Mr Scruff’s record box: Anthems from the south side

A native of Chicago’s south side, Jamie 3:26 puts four to the floor and a whole lot more! Like Mr Scruff, he’s all about the crowd connection and believes in helping people lose themselves on the dancefloor, making him a natural fit for Keep it Unreal’s 18th birthday celebrations. Ahead of the night, he’s kindly picked some fresh flavours to put you in the right place.

The Dells – No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit)
Alright Ronnie! A Music Box anthem and amazing what he did with a track that’s barely 3 minutes long and from a film soundtrack.
It’s actually titled Adventure (No Way Back) and has vocals by Chicago’s legendary soul group, The Dells.

T-Connection ‎– Do What You Wanna Do (12” version)
Here’s another all time fav and the memories of how Ron Hardy would play this jam, especially once that break hits…look the f*** out!

Night Writers – Let the Music Use You (12” version)
Just an anthem and influential tune to me. I can recall when Frankie Knuckles broke this on WBMX and how often it was played on WKKC in Chicago.
Props and respect to Jere McAllister and the late Riley Evans, who went uncredited with creating this anthem!

Johnny Guitar Watson- I’m Gonna Get You Baby
Huge fan of JGW, he’s an unsung guitar and funk hero. I had to give this an edit and extend the groove and keep it going!

Tyree – Acid Over (Piano Mix)
This classic has become a new anthem to me! Such a classic groove and mixture of acid and piano house! Thanks Tyree!

Raphael Saadiq ft. Q-Tip – Get Involved
Been really appreciating the 90s R&B sound of late, especially the periods of 97-99. This dream team should’ve made an album. A sure crowd rocker!

Yvette Michele – I’m Not Feeling You
Once again, that classic 90s hip-hop/R&B combo. A ladies anthem fa sho!

Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom
The title speaks for itself and during these times, the message needs to heard!

Get your tickets for Mr Scruff’s 18th birthday bash here.