Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Our Friend "The Nitekrawler"

From time to time, we like to show appreciation to some of our great customers and noted personalities from, or currently residing in, the DMV.  On display today is our friend and longtime customer Kevin Coombe, a.k.a. DJ Nitekrawler.  Kevin is a walking resource for DC, Maryland, and Virginia funk and soul. He currently runs the website DC Soul Recordings, which is a one stop shop for information on funk, soul, and R&B from the late '60's, '70's, and early 80's in our area. We're proud to say, some of his rarer pieces have been discovered here at your favorite record store. 

Anybody who may question is knowledge or want to know how deep his crates run, check out Moneytown, his long running funk & soul night at Little Miss Whiskey's On H Street.  It goes down every first Friday of the month, and is one of the best dance parties in the city.  Many high profile DJ legends have graced his booth on the strength of this night.  DJ Cash Money, and Prince Paul to name a few. 

One thing in particular that we're excited about is that Kevin is FINALLY getting started on his much anticipated book that will honor and chronicle the funk, soul, and R&B music history of the area, mainly focusing on the '60's, '70's, and '80's.  What his beautiful wife is holding in her hands are the original flow charts and first chapter of this soon to be treasure.  We know that alot of time and effort have gone into getting this far into the process of writing a book (interviews, research, travel, etc.)  So when it's available to all of you in the upcoming years, just remember, we let you know about it from the very start.  To our friend Kevin, keep diggin', keep writing, and keep the funk alive.

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