Playing tracks by
Joyce Sims, Mtume, Kleer, Surface, Juicy and more.
I was lucky enough to open and close the night for Dâm Funk in Paris in July 2011. I have always been a big fan of this guy and the music he makes. His production is highly inspired by the original electro synth funk sound that I was raised with in the mid 80s, thanks to Manchester's dance music radio shows. A tribute had to be made to this original sound that I love so much and that has given birth to so many styles since. On this tape you'll find part one of the warm up mix to the night. The sound track includes a host of electro funk classics from the day featuring groups like SOS Band, Mtume, Loose Ends, Juicy, Surface ... all R&B musicians playing electronic instruments, all signed to major labels - a major difference with today. Even today I still find this sound really fresh! Part two that follows is more contemporary and features more hiphop cuts. Many thanks to Denis of Free Your Funk for arranging for this gig to happen in Paris. Please keep the electro funk sound alive!