“Constellations: The A-Z of Dennis Coffey by HouseShoes” is the latest DJ mix released by House Shoes on MixCloud. This mix is 48:27 mins long. If you dig this mix, then check out more of House Shoe’s mixes his mixcloud page.
Detroit’s own House Shoes takes us on a journey through Dennis Coffey’s history of funk. Including the psychedelic b-boy soul of Coffey’s 70’s solo material, classic recordings on which he recorded as a sessions musician, hip-hop cuts which have sampled his material, and even a couple of sneak peaks at the new album’s music, Constellations is 45 minutes of straight heat, mixed by a master DJ intimately acquainted with Coffey’s legacy, and his future.
Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey:A Mix By House Shoes
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About House Shoes
House Shoes’ crucial role in the development of Detroit hip-hop was fully understood only by those who closely witnessed the DJ/producer’s activities as an artist and advocate. Born Michael Buchanan, House Shoes grew up in Lathrup Village, a small city surrounded by the Detroit suburb of Southfield. From the mid-’90s through the early 2000s, he was a resident DJ at Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall. He worked at several record shops in and around the D, including Melodies & Memories and Street Corner Music. Slowly but surely, he gained production credits for the likes of Common Ground, Proof, and Elzhi. Through House Shoes Recordings, he released Phat Kat’s J Dilla-produced “Dedication to the Suckers,” a ten-track compilation of rare Dilla mixes and productions titled Jay Dee Unreleased, and The House Shoes Collection, Vol. 1: I Got Next — a two-CD set featuring material from Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Royce da 5’9″, Lacks, Dabrye, and several others, with some material produced by House Shoes himself. As a deejay, House Shoes also went on the road with many of the above-mentioned artists, as well as Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthorne. Production-wise, House Shoes — who eventually relocated to Los Angeles — was never one to flood the market, though his output increased around 2010-2012. This resulted in an album, Let It Go, issued on the Tres label in June 2012.