Marc Collins & Andy Mason have been working in soul radio and as soul club DJ’s for many years (although it really doesn’t show!). They started presenting soul radio shows together back in 1998 on Active FM 107.5 (Later to become Soul City 107.5), a brief spell apart and soul radio shows individually on soul stations Solar Radio and Stomp FM, reforming (gettin’ the band back together!), in 2010 with a very popular soul radio show on back2backFM and subsequently Likwid.London. The boys have now been welcomed into the Solar Radio family from September 2017. Solar Radio is possibly “THE” most listened to Soul Music Radio Station in the world, their soul radio show, now branded Chat n Choonz (does what it says on the tin), and is still backed up on a weekly soul music podcast available at www.collinsandmason.co.uk Mixcloud, Spreaker and iTunes, just in case you miss it?
What you gonna hear? From classic soul and jazz music, to the very latest Jazz, Funk, Soul and RnB grooves! ……..plus a bit of gossip and a giggle along the way.
“It’s like eves-dropping on two old codgers nattering down the pub!”
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(Andy Mason replies)
What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?
Soul music in the 70’s was an underground family and had a “happy” vibe, up against corporate, mainstream music. I think this is still the case today.
What are your top five favourite soul tracks?
Rose Rouge – San Germain
Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith
I’m Blessed – Charlie Wilson
Places & Spaces – Donald Byrd
Always There – Ronnie Laws (Live @ Blue Note)
What are your favourite three record labels?
Who are your favourite five artists?
Maze Ft Frankie Beverley
What are your top three soul clubs of all time?
Goldmine – Lacy Lady – Zero 6
What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?
Solar Radio (80’s) Stomp (80’s), Active FM, Soul City 107.5FM, Back2Back FM, Likwid.
What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?
Will I still think this track is great in 5 years time?
Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?
It’s a rare thing that a radio station is manned & loved by people who just LOVE soul music!
Which other DJs do you admire and why?
Marc Collins (coz he said so!). Oh, and Jeff Young
How would you like to be remembered by a listener?
“We thought he sounded a bit ruff?”
What do you do to relax?
Clay pigeon shooting