Playing tracks by
Lonnie Liston Smith, Mark B & Blade, Johnny guitar watson, Roy Ayres, Lowrell and more.
This was a mix I put together a while back in June 2003...only a week before the passing of Barry White. Strangely enough, there are quite a few of his tracks on this mix. I wanted to compile a nice summery vibe into a mix...I find mixing funk / soul a little tricky as the beats tend to drift somewhat, but nonetheless I think this mix is pretty decent in terms of tracklist and flow. There's a few snippets of dialogue I used to add some texture to the mix, coming from a couple of comedy LPs and the Woodstock LP...I also used a Kaoss pad to get some nice echoey effects over maggotbrain at the end...a real blissed out feeling to it.
In my head, this is what I'd play if I had a club somewhere or if I got to play at Nottinhill Carnival...taking influences from Jazzy B, Norman Jay, Coldcut and the fella from Bomb The Bass.
Hope you enjoy