Tennerz: Serge Funk – Can’t Get Enough (Original Mix) (Groove Culture)
To be honest, anybody can do (almost) anything with the help of the technology as of now. Although not everybody can do it good at the end. This just marking the difference between people who have a talent and the others. Bringin’ this to a nowadays’ perspective, not only would you have to have a fair understanding of the current tools at your disposal. But first and foremost come up with an idea and put it into some interesting form.
The first thing comin’ to mind when havin’ a listen to ‘Can’t Get Enough’ is its definitive connection with Teddy Pendergrass. And more precisely the memorable ‘The More I Get, The More I Want’. But rather than comin’ up with a simple loop of it, Italian producer Serge Funk goes further. This while bringin’ Teddy Pendergrass‘ extra vocal segments grabbed here or there. And as a result delivering a so to say mash up interpolation of the aformentioned. Somehow showing as to how he can’t get enough of T.P. Such as those who’ve downloaded it on Traxsource. Meanwhile makin’ of it the current #1 by the time writing these lines…
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– Could it be that Italian producer Serge Funk will become the next Jean-Paul Getto? If not a future ambassador of Disco like Danny Krivit, Joey Negro or Dimitri from Paris? Time as usual will tell. Even though one can already feel talent running in his veins.
Sergio Sturari (that’s his ID name) only made his debut back in 2017. Although he has already released 3 Disco-infused cuts in addition to ‘Can’t Get Enough’. Meanwhile showcasing some of his influences. From Bohannon on the Jackin’ ‘Can’t Stop Lovin”. To Rose Royce on ‘Runaway’. Not to mention the firing ‘Cherry Bomb’, although I have not managed to get where the female vocals are comin’ from as of yet. With your suggestions definitely welcome in regards to this matter.
A story be continued…
– Born in Philadelphia, PA, to a religious family, Teddy Pendergrass‘s early singing happened in church. He dreamed of becoming a pastor at the time and eventually got his wish when ordained a minister at the age of 10. He started takin’ on drums during this period, securing his first professional gig with The Cadillacs as a drummer in the late 60’s. Teddy soon after caught up the attention of The Blue Notes‘ founder Harold Melvin who made him an offer to join the band. However, during a performance, Pendergrass began singing. With Melvin, impressed by his raspy baritone voice, makin’ him the lead singer of the group.
Their first single together – ‘I Miss You’ – came to light back in 1972. The success happened to be immediate. Opening an impressive series of hits. From ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ to ‘The Love I Lost’. Not to mention ‘Wake Up Everybody’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ which Thelma Houston turned into a Disco smash hit in 1976. Teddy leavin’ the group due to artistic and financial conflicts that same year…
He embarked on a solo career the year after with the release of his eponymous album. A solid package which features gems such as ‘You Can’t Hide From Yourself’ (only released as a single in Holland). But also ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’ and ‘The More I Get, The More I Want’. The latter speakin’ of which Italian producer Serge Funk would give an interesting development. With this on his 2018 released ‘Can’t Get Enough’ interpolation.
Its follow-up – ‘Life Is A Song Worth Singing’ – engendered an even bigger following. Spanning classics such as ‘Only You’, ‘Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose’ and ‘Close The Door’. By 1978, Teddy was seen to many as the top male sex symbol in music. His 1979 album, ‘Teddy’ strengthening his position with the mellow ‘Come Go With Me’ and ‘Turn Off The Lights’ in addition to the groovy ‘Do Me’. With the man going further in the downtempo mood on his 1980 ‘TP’ album featuring ‘Love TKO’ and the Ashford & Simpson penned ‘Is It Still Good To You’.
On a sad Mar. 18, 1982, Teddy got involved in a car crash which left him a paraplegic, paralyzed from the chest down.
With his contract with PIR now over, he ended up signing with Elektra Asylum. Releasing his debut-album – ‘Love Language’ – in 1984. An album which saw him duetting with a then unknown Whitney Houston on the mellow ‘Hold Me’. 4 years after, he scored his first #1 single in nearly a decade flirting with the then emerging New Jack Swing on ‘Joy’ from the album of the name.
A final hit would come in 1993 by the likes of the Reggie and Vincent Calloway penned ‘Believe In Love’ which opened his ‘A Little More Magic’ album.
Although on a wheeling chair since his tragic accident, Teddy kept on performing live sporadically until the announce of his retirement in 2006.
Pendergrass underwent successful surgery for colon cancer on June 05, 2009 then returned home to recover. A few weeks later, he got back to the hospital with respiratory issues. He sadly died 7 months after of respiratory failure on Jan. 13, 2010, aged 59…