Tag: kashif

  • Jheri Curl June: Lillo Thomas’ “Sexy Girl”

    Jheri Curl June: Lillo Thomas’ “Sexy Girl”

    Lillo Thomas is something of a renaissance man. Besides being a former world-class sprinter (he qualified for the 1984 Olympics, but was prevented from participating due to a car accident), he is also an actor, painter, and of course, a singer. Thomas provided vocals for several Jheri Curl June veterans including Evelyn “Champagne” King and Kashif.…

  • Jheri Curl June: Stacy Lattisaw’s “Jump Into My Life”

    Jheri Curl June: Stacy Lattisaw’s “Jump Into My Life”

    Danny Brown put me up on Stacy Lattisaw. After hearing him reference her in “Adderall Admiral” and gush about her in his Nardwuar interview (beginning at 5:45 in the video below), I made a point of checking her out and, lo and behold, she is a perfect fit for Jheri Curl June. Lattisaw’s most commercially successful…

  • Jheri Curl June: Stevie Wonder’s “Love Light in Flight”

    It’s a well-known fact that most white music critics don’t “get” ’80s Stevie Wonder. And for a long time, I was no exception: I took as gospel the truism that it was all downhill for Stevie after Hotter Than July, and I levied what I considered to be the appropriate amount of scorn on his material from…

  • Jheri Curl June: Kashif’s “Ooh Love”

    Last month, we recorded our annual Memorial Day podcast, a budding tradition in which we commemorate (and lightly mock) many of the important musical artists we’ve lost since the previous May. And this time, one of those artists was especially bittersweet: former B.T. Express keyboardist, producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dope-moustache-haver Kashif. As I said on…

  • Dystopian Listening Party Podcast: Memorial Day, 2016-2017

    Dystopian Listening Party Podcast: Memorial Day, 2016-2017

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | Youtube Music | RSSWell, here we are: for the second consecutive year, we’re turning Memorial Day weekend into a time of remembrance for the many great artists we lost since last May. But because this is still Dystopian Dance Party, and…