Sunday, 3 June 2018

DJ Ridym - Brit Funk & Rare Groove 6

Back again and holding up the Brit flag for another trip down memory lane with some essential British soul from the late 80's and 90's. Moving away slightly from the earlier Jazz Funk themed mixes I've done previously with some signature tunes here such as Soul II Soul's classic summer groove Keep On Movin' followed by some of our big crossover artists such as Jaki Graham, Loose Ends and D'Influence. Central line's Walking Into Sunshine was a summer anthem too back then and Rick Clarke's I Really Wanna Be With You was frequently played on UK pirate radio airwaves at the time. 

Max Beesley's earlier collaboration with Omar on Painful Truth is a great track with a nice jazz feel along with Young Disciples and US vocalist Carleen Anderson showing what can be done by independent labels such as Acid Jazz back then. Lots of good music all on independent labels the way it should be! Max later went on to be become an actor and star in Hotel Babylon, Mad Dogs and more notably Suits which also stared a newly appointed Duchess of Sussex no less!

Also in the mix we have Lynden David Hall's timeless Sexy Cinderella sounding a lot like D'Angelo and just as talented, Don-E with his own collaboration with the aforementioned D'Angelo showing what depth of quality and abundance of talent we had right here in the UK 

As always hope you enjoy and I'll be back again with some more. One Love.

1. Soul II Soul - Keep On Moving
2. Rick Clarke - I Really Wanna Be With You
3. Jaki Graham - Heaven Knows
4. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
5. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
6. D'Influence - Magic
7. Young Disciples - Get Yourself Together
8. Max Beesley feat. Omar - Painful Truth
9. Don-e - So Cold
10. Lynden David Hall - Sexy Cinderella

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