sexyfitsum 39 Posts
edited November 2005 in Announcements
Does anyone know what's up with Simon Warwick? Is he still spinning? I've been going through my old Hi-8's and trying to see if I have any footage of him at Velma's studio or in that dive in Kensington he was playing one winter. He's the first dude I heard really playing the shit out of afro-beat and insanely rare groove shit, like back in 92/93.
K in Canada.
Simon was the person who gave me my intro to the music. First time I heard him spin I was blown away. My first real intro to that music. I was
Waaaay back in the day, at Lola Lounge(?) on College. Dude took it to I had never heard the music before, except for picking out some samples I had heard from some hip-hop tunes. But nonetheless, I knew it was the music I was born to love.
I remember he was playing 'Malcolm X' by Hal Singer. I asked him where he picked up the instrumental version of that Galliano song.
The first time I got completely but definitely not the last!
Seems like a nice guy who doesn't cop the bullsh*t attitude of some djs.
Toronto is a much better place because of people like Simon. Just thought I would drop a note of appreciation.
Is dude still painting? Tell him that Steve McQueen would fill an empty space on my wall!
Any other Torontonians have similar stories?
Yeah man Simon is a genuinely cool guy, never the kind to get down w petty scene-BS. He used to give away mix tapes until about 96 when I left. When I started hearing dj's play afro beat sets here in DC like in the late 90s it would always take me back to some dive or speak during winter time with Simon playing some gems. There are some folks in DC w crates , mainly Neville Chaimberlain (when I met him, my first thought was Warwick, in terms of range of genres per hour). Dude was defnitely a pioneer, as far as my experience goes.
I had no idea he painted
side A and then side B. Never got tired of them, amazing selections.
I had gathered around 6-7 of his tapes and kept them in my car to play when I was driving. About 4 years ago my car was stolen, and I missed those tapes more than my damn car!
He did a few paintings years back. A few were of jazz musicians and I remember a Steve McQueen 'Bullit' painting.
I think Straight No Chaser used one of his paintings in the magazine.