Al Kent (Ewan Kelly to his ma), for those that don’t know, is a long-time soul and disco DJ from Scotland whose introduction to these sounds came through his discovery of Motown’s ’20 Mod Classics’ (a killer album from start to finish). Along the way he has released albums on BBE as Million Dollar Orchestra and more importantly started his own Million Dollar Disco label (check their site – there’s tons of stuff from a Walter Gibbons discography to articles on Italo as well as a gallery of disco sleeves through time and other related disco business).
Recently there has been a blaze of releases on MDD with the PAJ Disco Mix Volumes 1&2, The First Floor EP and The Other Side EP out on 12″, a 12″ of Million Dollar Disco Edits on All Out War, as well as a new Disco Love compilation for BBE. Studio work currently includes completing the new Million Dollar Orchestra album, another 12 of edits for Stillove4music in Chicago and remixes on the go for Donald Byrd, Katzuma, Kings Go Forth and Deep City Soul. Busy Al. There was also a guest mix for Red Rackem’s Smugglers Inn radio show if you’re feeling this one. Anyway, we asked Al to do us a mix on a slow and low disco tip and he’s delivered perfectly.