Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Three New Mixtapes — Soulful Beats & Vintage RnB

Here are three new mixtapes for you to dance and party to! The tracks are a mixture of Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip-Hop and some pop-vibes. For anyone who heard the DJ-sets I used to do in the UK the blend should be familiar! I’m at my happiest when I get artists like James Brown, Alicia Keys, Q-Tip and Lion Babe to fit side by side like they were always meant to be that way. There’s something magical in crossing the boundaries of generations, style and time while maintaining an illusion (or a truth?) of musical ‘oneness’. One of my greatest joys as a DJ was when I managed to sneak one of my own tracks into a set while the dance-floor and party was ‘business as usual’ — made me feel like I would belong side by side with my heroes for a moment. My internal imagery shows pictures of people dancing on Soul Train when I work on these tapes. I know I sometimes go outside of their repertoire, but I still hope Don Cornelius would be proud!

Playlists are on the Mixcloud page if you click on the links. Hope it makes you want to dance and have fun!

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