About Roland

Roland lives in Perth, Western Australia. In his spare time he writes time travel science fiction and operates Really Real Records as a taxation manoeuvre.

DR. BOOGIE & FREE “DON’T WANNA LOOSE YOUR LOVE” (INSTRUMENTAL)


A cool slice of Euro boogie built around a really sticky bassline and a relentless synth squiggle. I was put on to this one by an Instagram video of Mr Groove playing it at a Funk Freaks party. Even only hearing it recorded through PA by an iPhone across the room then distorted back to me through a different iPhone, that synth just called out to me.

The track was written and produced by Steve Mannen who was in Sky Trane in addition to being the man behind the desk at Halfmoon Productions for a while. There’s an interview with him over at Jordan Valley Records that’s well worth checking out (as is their  catalogue). .

TOM COLLINS “DO IT”


A pretty fun and physical mover this one! Written, produced and arranged by Joey Badlotto (excellent name) who seems to have existed in the same universe as Patrick Adams, Red Greg Carmichael and Leroy Burgess based on his late 70’s credits with Bumblebee Unlimited, The Universal Robot Band and Inner Life. A couple of years after “Do It” he hits a similar level of fun and physicality with Sizzle’s “Keep On Tryin'” on Sutra (which is probably worth flipping straight over to the dub if playing it outside the home). Neither are exercises in virtuosity or rocket science but something he does just hits the spot.

This one’s the only release on Ursa Records as far as Discogs or I am aware. Huge shame because that silver ink looks phenomenal against the blue label.