NICK RECORDKICKS

deep funk, soul, dancefloor jazz on 45

NICK RECORDKICKS label manager, dj, record collector and club promoter.

Nick Recordkicks is the founder and head-honcho behind Milan based record label and music publisher Record Kicks. RK has been constantly pitching black grooves for the last 12 years. All started in 2003 with volume one of SoulShaker a collection dedicated to the contemporary new funk scene. Ever since RK has been putting the spotlights on the funk & soul scene - with frequently excursions into afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady - releasing new artists from all over the planet. Over 51 artists in total on more than 150 releases mostly on vinyl. We’ve counted over 40,000 x 45s vinyl pressed, that's a huge pile of 45s taller than Milan’s Duomo. In addition to contemporary bands to launch RK has also re-released forgotten pearls from the past by artists like Betty Wright, Barrino Brothers, Robert Moore, Panama's Soul Fantastics and brand new singles from Motown's singer Floyd Lawson and Trojan Record and lee scratch Perry's star Susan Cadogan. Aside from the continuos support of a growing number of aficionados all over the world, Record Kicks counts VIP fans like DJ Andy Smith & Jazzman Gerald who respectively compiled for us Let’s BOOGALOO vol.4 and vol.5 comps, Dj Food, Craig Charles, DJ Snowboy, Mark Lamarr, Mr.Scruff, Kenny Dope and dr.Bob Jones.

When Nick is not busy releasing records he can be found Djing literally all around the globe where he has spotted clubs like 100 Club, Cargo, Pigalle, Dex in London, Roter Salon - Berlin, New York Club and Marula in Barcelona, El Junco, Katmandu and Marula club - Madrid, Unique Club - Dusseldorf, Revolver Club - Melbourne, Tonic Lounge - Sydney, Urban Jazz Groove - Bremem, La Palma – Rome, Afrodisia - Granada and many more. Nick is responsible for the worldwide famous SoulShaker and let's BOOGALOO compilations and since 2003 he promotes and he’s dj resident at BOOGALOO Club, Milano’s premier rare groove clubnight. During these years BOOGALOO Club hosted the cream de la cream of funk & soul djs including Keb Darge, Eddie Piller, Florian Keller, dj Snowboy and many more. He’s also the head honcho behind HIT THE BONGO tropical clubnigt and promoter & resident dj at MILANO FUNK&SOUL ALL-NIGHTER. Nick has been busy buying records for the last 20 years of his life. His collection of 45s range from rare soul to deep funk, latin boogaloo, dancefloor jazz and jamaican goodies and his dj sets are a mix of explosive vintage black sounds. For booking inquiries: nick (at) recordkicks (dot) com. Watch Nick Recordkicks YOUTUBE channel: www.youtube.com/nickrecordkicks

BOOGALOO CLUB PLAYLIST (2008):
The Deltas - Do what comes (New Chicago Sound) / Chosen Few - Birth of a playboy (Maple) / The Soul Fantastics - Soul train (Toboga) / Sheila Wilkerson – Baby you're jive cat (Rtf) / Zebra – Simple song (Zebra) / Joe Tex - Pneumonia (King) / Continental Showstopper - Not too young (Seventy7) / Joe Bataan - Too Much Lovin (Fania) / Freddie King - Now I've got a woman (King) / Barbara Howard - I don't want your love (S.Reece)

NEW DEEP FUNK & SOUL PLAYLIST (2008):
Third Coast Kings - Give me your love (RK) / Myron E & the Soul Investigators - It's a shame (Timmion) / The Fantastics vs Lack Of Afro - I Can't Dance With You (Freestyle) / Stance Brothers – Pick n Roll (Ricky Tic) / Montain Moucha Kilimanjaro – Blackbyrds's theme (Black fire) / Baby Charles - Comin from higher place (RK) / Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way (Daptone) / Cooking on 3 Burners - This Girl (Freestyle)

MILANO FUNK&SOUL ALL-NIGHTER PLAYLIST (2007):
Deap Heat - She's a junkie (Cu Wu) / Barbara St.Clair - Teacherman (Crosseyed Bear) / Natural four - Hangin on to a lie (Boola-boola) / The Arabians - (Please) Take a chance on me (Le-mans) / Betty Lloyd - I'm cathing on (BSC) / Carlton Basco - Don't chain my soul (Freedom) / Sampson & Delilah - You bring the tears (Polydor) / New World - We're gonna make it (Polydor) / Cania - Visions (Tammy Jo) / Jewel - Paradise (Jewel)

JAZZ-DANCE PLAYLIST (2009):
Sunaga T Experience - A kite (Mukatsuku) / Birds of Paradise - Blue bossa port (Newman) / Hi-Fly Orchestra - Latin kick (Record Kicks) / Lionel Hampton - Them changes (Glad hamp) / Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience - Scaramunga (RK) / Freddie McCoy - Spiderman (Prestige) / Candido - Mamb in (Abc) / Sunlightsquare Latin Combo - I Believe In Miracles (Sunlightsquare) / Bossa 3 - Silk stop (Odeon) / Quasimode - Relight My Fire (Blue note)

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