I met Kenny Wisdom around thirty years ago. Before I`d read Ringolevio. He was a friend of my sister`s, and running a Streatham record emporium, called Inner Rhythm (where Ross Allen was on the staff). Supplying me with tunes on labels like Relief, Cajual, Power Music, plus those Black Cock edits, and a ton of Hip Hop.
I`m hoping to post an interview with Kenny in the near future. Since he`s travelled through all of London`s Black Music scenes, and has some great tales to tell (not least how he dealt with a racist sergeant during a short stint in the forces). DJing, promoting, A&Ring for minors and majors, then driving a variety of labels of his own. But I`ll save the history lesson until then.
Kenny and friends started Keyboard Masher in 2010, which has spun out into Pleasure Unit and Pleasure Wave. 2017 saw them release Jonny 5`s Blindsign E.P. and Loose Change`s Do What You Need (a smash at Low Life by all accounts). While 12s from Joe Morris (Jacaranda Skies) and Miskotom (Hyena) are unfortunately currently held up in that old pressing plant queue.
Mytron & Ofofo – Something For The Mind
Joe Morris – Jacaranda Skies
The Hacker – Midnight Bliss
Vera Dvale & Psykovarious
DJ Sottofet Digitalo Mix
Sad City – Steady Jam (DJ Nature Mix)
Baxter Dury – Prince of Tears
Nummer – Second Sight
Tropical Hi Fi – Oceana
Krootchey – Hot Voodoo Dub
Junior Byron – Trying To Hold On
Everything on Isle of Jura
Space Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 (Soul Jazz)
Welcome To Paradise Vol 1 & 2: Italian Dream House 89-93 (Safe Trip)
Soul Of A Nation (Soul Jazz)