I barely get time to listen to my records let alone a mix but one mix series that is always on rewind and repeat is Mark Seven’s superior ‘Parkway Mastermix’ selections with their post-disco and proto-boogie styling complete with some house flow in all its forms – think production powerhouses Paul Simpson on Easy Street or Winston Jones on Streetwise, the dream team of Boyd Jarvis and Timmy Regisford, NYC flavour courtesy of Emergency and Sleeping Bag and of course the emerging early foundations of house comin’ outta the Chi.
As well as holdin’ it down as a DJ for the more discernible dancefloors Mark also runs Parkway Records and its house subsidiary Parkwest – their flavour harkin’ back to the post-disco 80s era and joining the dots between the classic sounds synonymous with New York, New Jersey and Chicago. Mark also runs his choice record joint Jus Wax which showcases his crate crusading credentials with a killer selection of vinyl on sale whether some obscure disco and boogie joints or long lost house hotplates.
So to kick off the House Hunting Hot Week I’ve scored a major coup with Mark droppin’ a House Hunting exclusive with the fourth volume of his ‘Parkway Mastermix’ series. Just like those early pirate and Kiss FM tapes, this one will take you back time to miss and reminisce... Big love to Mark!