In the run up to Farr Festival beginning later this week we got Stamp The Wax favourite Admin to curate a Monday Morning Mixtape as a short taster. We’ve got 1970s smooth jazz from North America, Afro-Soul from Australia, funk standards and psychedelic soul, all waiting to massage you into this morning. Admin has picked out five favourites to talk about in great detail below, with a full tracklist underneath.
Azymuth – Morning
I was first introduced to the music of Azymuth via a brilliant podcast that Jay Daniel provided for Juno. These guys are bad-ass. A Brazilian jazz-funk Trio formed in Rio de Janeiro. This song seemed perfect as an intro, especially as the world cup has finally come to an end. ”
George Duke – Funny Funk
Unfortunately, I only became properly aware of George’s music after he passed away in 2013. This man is incredible. His compositions are some of the most energetic, playful and soulful i’ve ever heard. It’s not a surprise that he has collaborated with people like Frank Zappa, and been sampled by Daft Punk! This track in particularly is very crazy, and that’s why I love it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s Funny Funk!
Tarika Blue – Charlie
I stumbled across Tarika Blue after searching for the sample that J Dilla used in Erykah Badu’s famous Didn’t Cha Know. Their self-titled first LP is amazing, if not a tad expensive on Discogs. Charlie really got stuck in my head and had to find it’s way into the mix. Spiritual and soulful jazz from a New York fusion/jazz funk outfit.
1. Azymuth – Morning
2. Bob James – Tappan Zee
3. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Azeta
4. Shaolin Afronauts – Shaolin Theme
5. Sly & The Family Stone – Never do Your Woman Wrong (Instrumental)
6. George Duke – Funny Funk
7. Shuggie Otis – Not Available
8. Tarika Blue – Charlie
9. The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble – Mystic Voyage (For Roy Ayers)
10. Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Satin Soul
11. Bebu Silvetti – With You
12. Fred Wesley – Funk for Your Ass
13. Mahavishnu Orchestra – Dawn
14. Austin Peralta – Ode To Love