Friend Zone by Thundercat
Big bass wah wah from early album of the year contender.
Pillow Talk by Lustt
If you’re going to only release one single in your music career, make it as good as this heavenly italo sequencer march.
Off Limits by Momoko Kikuchi
Surprisingly heavy percussive B-Side to equally amazing “ガラスの草原” (which Google translates as “Glass Prairie”), whose cover features a rare picture of her on the way to work between holidays.
Never As Good As The First Time by Sade
One of many highlights from Sade’s sophomore album, unfairly easy to find in England’s record shops.
The Whole Town’s Talking by Billy Paul
Joyous Philly soul from Billy Paul’s psych-soul masterpiece.
Do Leme Ao Pontal by Tim Maia
Clap-along anthem by cosmic lord of Brazilian soul, from the wonderful compilation by Luaka Bop.
Funk Makossa (ft. Manu Dibango) by Cerrone
Relatively recent Afrobeat experimentation from the champion of French disco, also remixed by Todd Edwards, who features on…
Face To Face by Daft Punk
Often forgotten smash from my most played record.
Elevators (Me & You) by Outkast
Odd one out that I always drop into mixes as an excuse to talk about how good Atlanta (FX telly show) is.