A true DJing and crate digging legend, Keb Darge has been happily ensconced behind the turntables since the 1980s. Widely believed to have coined the term “deep funk” (cruder, rawer and noisier than traditional groove-led funk), his knowledge of the sounds of the fifties, sixties and seventies – be it Northern soul, funk, rockabilly, R&B, jump blues, garage rock, or surf music – is simply unrivalled.
The curator of a series of acclaimed compilations on BBE records (alongside fellow legends like DJ Shadow, RZA, and Pete Rock), Keb talked to us about his origins in Scotland, getting his start in the Northern Soul Scene, spearheading what became known as the Deep Funk movement, and eventually branching out beyond funk into rockabilly and garage rock. His tireless promotion of neglected and forgotten records has earned Keb worldwide acclaim and respect amongst fellow DJ’s, record collectors, curators, label operators, and music fans.
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