1.  George Benson – The World Is a Ghetto – Warner Brothers Records

Over 9 mins of pure class from George Benson reminds me of my school days bunking off round a mates house listening to his mums record collection.

George Benson – The World Is A Ghetto 12 Mix!

 

2. Easter Williams – Last Night Changed It All – Friends and Co

This reminds me of when I first started playing around on my older brothers decks who was into rare groove soul funk and  hip hop at the time and this song was my go to track. 

Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All

 

3. MFSB – TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – Philadelphia International Records

This is representing the Philly Sound  and  producers Gamble and Huff which I love pretty much anything they touched. This song sums up the Philly Sound for perfectly 

MFSB – TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)

 

4. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved – Island Records

More time round a mates house discovering music when I should have been at school. This is music with a message which is just as relevant today as it was back then.

Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved (HQ)

 

5. Atmosfear – Dancing in Outer Space – MCA 

British Jazz Funk, pure goose bump business without fail for me, I just can’t get enough of  this track and its still doing damage on dance floors. Southport Weekender always springs to mind when I hear this love it.

Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space

 

6.  Herbie Hancock – Rocket – Columbia / Sony BMG

Me and my crew busting moves on our piece of lino which we carried around with us pretending to be break dancers ha ha. Rocket was my introduction to Herbie Hancock which Im truly thankful for. Herbie is a genius and I could have picked any one of his many songs but Rocket holds a special piece of me and the video is crazy!

Herbie Hancock – Rockit

 

7.  Candido – Thousand Finger Man – Sold State Records 

Proto House? I mean this is so far ahead of its time its unreal. So smooth and full of Jazz Funk undertones it really is a master piece.

Candido – Thousand Finger Man

 

8. Mark De Clive-Lowe – The Mission feat John Robinson –  Mashibeats / Ropeadope

This is the first track on Marks CHURCH album which was released in 2014 and is another start to finish album which I always listen to all the way through. The mission tells the story of “CHURCH” and sets you up nicely for the journey into the Jazz Funk Hip Hop Soul and broken beat that is CHURCH.

The Mission featuring John Robinson – Mark de Clive-Lowe (CHURCH)

 

9. Sunlightsquare – I believe in Miracles (Original Havanna Mix) – Sunlightsquare Records

This is a beautiful cover of one of my all time favourite records so I get to kill 2 birds with one stone here as Sunlightsquare is undoubtedly one of the finest musicians Ive come across since discovering him via this record back in 2010. If you haven’t already go check him out. 

01 Sunlightsquare – I Believe in Miracles (Original Havana Mix) [Sunlightsquare Records]

 

10.  Louie Vega and Elements of Life – Because We Love It – Vega Records

I couldn’t make a list like this and not include something from Louie Vega and of course that is going to be a difficult task but I’ve chosen  ‘Because We Love It’  which is my favourite from Louie’s grammy nominated album  Louie Vega Starring XXVIII. He’s just on fire and fully deserves the nomination truly inspirational as a producer and artist.

 

Genetic Funk ft Mr V ‘The Believe’ will be released on Traxsource promo January 13th / Full release January 27th 2017.

Louie Vega & Elements Of Life Performs Because we love it Live and Unplugged On Kaya FM