Glasgow is a small yet friendly city, a place which many a disc jockey calls home and which has become a notorious breeding ground for new musical talent. However, this is only the result of several individuals who maintain commitment to the city which raised them alongside the bread and butter principles it has taught them so well. Ali Ooft! is a familar name to many amidst the Scottish city: as a purveyor of the finest funk, disco, house and soul he has established himself as one of the hottest selectors in town.
Today marks the release of a new full length album on FOTO Recordings. We invited him to nominate some tracks of influence as he picks late night soul rollers.
Buy the new album HERE.
Kashif / Help Yourself To My Love
Cutting his chops on keyboards for BT Express in the 70s, Kashif was one of the first guys to push through the polished synth/drum machine combo for production in the early 80s when he went solo. He went on to produce loads of other artists as well as his own music during this period and really laid the foundation for the 80s soul sound. Much of what everyone does these days production-wise isn't far off what guys like him were pioneering back then. Smooth late-night soul for the lovers.