Digging Deep: 6th Borough Project
Craig Smith and Graeme Clark, better known collectively as 6th Borough Project, have been flying the flag for Glasgow’s house scene with their impossibly groovy brand of funk and disco-sampling productions for the best part of 5 years now.
Since dropping the debut release on the then unknown London based Delusions of Grandeur back in 2009, the duo have gone from strength to strength both within the UK scene and increasingly on the international stage, with productions featuring on Instruments of Rapture, Domino Records, Jisco Music and L.E.S.S. Productions.
The rapturous growth of the pair has gone hand-in-hand with that of the now ever-reliable Delusions of Grandeur, which released their highly acclaimed debut album One Night in the Borough. The record, a disco inflected concoction of groove-laden house music has been on the radar of any discerning DJ worth their salt ever since.
This Saturday, the duo can be found at seminal London rave cave fabric to premiere their second long-player Borough 2 Borough, alongside an all star line-up including Chicago luminaries Lil Louis, Boo Williams & Robert Owens as well as Jimpster, Sigha and Shifted. To celebrate their trip down south to the Big Smoke, we got the lads to lay down some of the influential tracks behind their uniquely sassy sound.
Bill – Space Lady
Midtempo Soul gem from my youth……that b-line!
Original Concept – Can U Feel It
Still bangs today just like it did in the 80’s……watch your bass bins I’m telling ya!
Maxx Traxx – Don’t Touch It
Jazz Funk groover supreme…..one for the dancers back in the day.
Bang The Party – Bang Bang Your Mine
This still blows my mind after 25 years…….pure rawness.
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
At the time of compiling this I heard the sad news that Frankie Knuckles had passed. Legend is an oft overused word the days but he truly fitted the bill, a pioneer and major foundation of dance music. So many tracks i could have picked but this was a real game changer for me.
Wood, Brass & Steel – Funkanova
This jam always make me smile. I have a version Kenny Dope remixed from the original masters that is incredible, vocals killer breakdowns that aren’t in the original version. The Dopeman always comes correct!
David Axelrod – The Edge
Love all his shit, real cinematic big sound and of course breaks galore.
6th Borough Project – Borough 2 Borough is out now.