MIX: Boogie Cosmopolitan

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Friend Zone by Thundercat

Big bass wah wah from early album of the year contender.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Whole Town’s Talking by Billy Paul

Joyous Philly soul from Billy Paul’s psych-soul masterpiece.

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Do Leme Ao Pontal by Tim Maia

Clap-along anthem by cosmic lord of Brazilian soul, from the wonderful compilation by Luaka Bop.

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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…

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Face To Face by Daft Punk

Often forgotten smash from my most played record.

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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.

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MIX: Boogie Plaza

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Merry-Go-Round by Tatsuro Yamashita

100% Godzilla bass from the funkiest number one “album of the year 1983”, Melodies.

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Town by Minako Yoshida

Came across this from an impulse buy at Sister Ray recently, through Rush Hour Recordings reissue of this heavy stomper backed with “Midnight Driving” from Minako’s album, Monochrome.

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Behind The Mask by Yellow Magic Orchestra

Cruise through YMO’s vocoder metropolis from one of my fave albums ever.

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Hesitation by Mya & The Mirror

Taken from Medical Records’ 2014 Fuzz Dance compilation, this sample-ready tune is Mya & The Mirror’s only release.

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I Wanna Be Your Lover by La Bionda

Absolute fave track ever, that I take every opportunity to force on people.

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Koi No Projection by Kikuchi Momoko

Sultry funk from super idol Kikuchi Momoko. All her album covers make it look like she is always on holiday (see Ocean Side and Adventure for evidence).

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Tonite’s The Night (All Right) by Take Three

Bongo banger from Dâm-Funk’s DJ Kicks album, released last year.

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Yume No Tsuzuki by Mariya Takeuchi

Young love jam, salvaged from ballad-ridden Request.

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It’s Your Move by Diana Ross

You know you’ve heard it before. No shame.