Groovement Podcast: Andrea Trout’s Looking Back (Jan 2015)

Andrea launches 2015 with a gorgeous selection of tunes with a personal twinge. Read her thoughts below.

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If you’re Chorlton-way in Manchester this Friday night (23rd Jan), you can catch her celebrating her birthday with a set at the Spoon Inn. Get there early, it’ll get bloody rammed.


Over to Andrea for a few words…

As it was coming up to another birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to do a mix of some of the tunes that have shaped my life. Give it a listen and see what the songs do for you….

Blue Zone – Big Thing [By far one of Lisa’s Stansfield’s best tracks.  It used to get played at loads of parties in Manchester in 1988]

Sade – Sweetest Taboo [Oh my goodness, I love this track.  When I was leaving Nigeria in 1986 to come back to Manchester, this song had just come out and at my leaving party; this got played about 10 times!]

Amp Fiddler – I Believe In You [Everyone knows my feelings about Amp!]

Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) [This song is very special to me as Qool DJ Marv played this at my wedding and it is coming up to my 10 year wedding anniversary]

Anita Ward – Ring My Bell [This is one of the first records my parents bought for me. I just love her voice and the syndrum noises]

Luther Vandross – She’s A Super Lady [I love Luther.  Quality vocals.  I remember playing this one once and a very respected DJ came up to me and patted me on the back for actually playing a Luther Vandross tune out that wasn’t ‘Never Too Much’.  Plus as everyone knows, I LOVE slap bass!]

Don Blackman – Never Miss A Thing [comes from a great album called Don Blackman and it’s never out of my record bag.  Slap bass is a bonus on this tune too]

Cameo – Candy [Classic tune from 1986.  Wish I could get the dance moves that everyone does when it comes on!]

Nuyorican Soul – I Am The Black Gold of the Sun [Very special tune this one. I love the version that Minnie Ripperton does but this one reminds me of the Electric Chair club night (RIP) in particular]

Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone [Every EWF tune makes me happy but this one in particular puts a smile on my face.  Love the way it starts, the middle and everything!]

Van Hunt – Out Of The Sky [By far my favourite Van Hunt tune.  I have others by him but when I heard my friend David McInerney play it out, I had to get it!]

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Betray My Heart [Love D’Angelo.  This new album has taken me a while to get into but it is a grower nonetheless!]

Elektrons ft Pete Simpson – Joy [Pete Simpson’s voice is angelic! I feel this tune is very deep and spiritual and means a lot to me.  Plus, it was produced by the Unabombers]


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement