Drama Parlour’S Music To Cut Hair To #2


Following on from the first in the series of ‘Music to Cut Hair to’ compiled by the hair mistress herself Ms. Victoria Saunders; we have gone back to the Drama Parlour and asked sidekick in situ Jeff Ginsburgh to ask what’s floating their boat, audibly speaking, since we last spoke? Being in a unique location above a pub in Bethnal Green, we are expecting the Selection to be a little more leftfield than your average hairdressers as we delve into the musical world of hair according to Victoria and Jeff. 

Drama Parlour’s social take on the salon concept puts music at its forefront. In short, they want to create a unique experience, a place to hang out and chew the fat. Their respective biographies say they are more than capable of the task in hand when it come to knowing a thing or two about hair but they felt what is generally on offer as a salon experience isn’t necessarily an experience they would want to have themselves. Having just had their end of summer ‘Gymkhana’ with DJs Joe Lye and Psychemagik downstairs at the Dundee Arms and a Christmas Meltdown in the offering with No Fit State’s Geddes and friends. We definitely want to be in their gang. 

Here’s Jeff’s ‘Music to Cut Hair to’;

Codek – Tam Tam

An old favorite of mine which I first heard on the Computer Incarnations For World Peace Compilation in 2007 and which was selected on Drama Parlour’s first YouTube playlist by the Brothers Grimm.

Babla – Babla's Disco Dandia Theme

Turned onto this one by a good friend of mine, Dave Simms who produces Drum & Bass for Metalheadz under his Nucleus moniker. 

Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo

A great track I've been hearing all summer after its re-release.

Chiemi Manabe – Untotooku

Japanese pop produced by Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra. 

Afro-Cuban Band – Something's Got To Give (Todd Terje Rekutt)

Classic for me this one, the band formed in 1940 and originally released this track in 1979. Great record, this version given the Todd Terje makeover.

Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing

One of the bosses faves.

Travis Wammack – You Better Move On

His first record was at the tender age of 11, this blues soul number sounds great in the salon.

Majik – Take Me There (Psychemagik Edit) 

Good friend and secret guest at our first party on the edit.

JAMES MASON – I Want Your Love

An original member of Roy Ayers band, this track to me is perfection.

Mandré – Wonder What I'd Do

John Lennon said creativity is nothing more than borrowing ideas from others. Way ahead of his time this Motown artist from space definitely paved the way for Parisian Duo, Daft Punk.

Womack & Womack – MPB (Missin' Persons Bureau)(Paradise Ballroom Mix)

Frankie Knuckles at his finest.

Oby Onyioha – Enjoy your life

Afro-disco and general feel-good record.

Jean Carne – Time Waits For No One

Often overlooked in terms of ‘disco divas’ but to me the best female vocal of her generation with songs that are just as relevant today as when they were first written.

Rim and Kasa – Love Me For Real


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