Lots of new music on the show this week - Roisin Murphy, Lauer, Hammer, Raf Rundell, Fred Again & The Blessed Madonna ...
In the last part of the show I dipped a toe into the weird and wonderful funk-tastic P-Funk universe.
Parliament-Funkadelic (or P-Funk) is a funk music collective which has been going since the 60s - fronted by George Clinton, primarily consisting of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.
Their live shows are an expression of pure joy and freedom – they dress however the hell they like and sometimes they're having so much fun jamming that the tunes can go on for 25 minutes or more.
Their distinctive funk style draws on psychedelic culture, outrageous fashion, science-fiction & surrealism – they’ve hugely influenced funk, post-punk, 90s hip-hop & G Funk and post-disco and even helped pioneer the Afrofuturism movement.
As you can imagine after half a century their back catalog is extensive. For this little dip (of the hip) into the Mothership, I picked out some of my favourite tracks and talked a bit about George Clinton & his influence.
Listen back link at the bottom if you missed it.
Chic - Everybody Dance (Dave Lee Revibe)
Jungle - Keep Moving
HP Vince - Hot Disco
Fontaines DC - A Heroes Death (Soulwax rmx)
The Fantastics - Hey Mister! (Art Of Tones rmx)
Praise Cats - Shined On Me (Les Bisous rmx)
Ron Carroll - Gimme What I Want (Yam Who? rmx)
Django Django - Glowing In The Dark
Duck Sauce - Ask Me
Prince - Chelsea Rodgers
Fred Again & The Blessed Madonna - Marea (We Lost Dancing)
Cerrone & Jocelyn Brown - Hooked On You
Raf Rundell & Man And The Echo - Luxury
The 2 Bears - Bear Hug
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Joe Goddard & Hayden Thorpe - Unknown Song
Vaudafunk - Regardez Moi
84 Bit - Mamma Jamma (Dr Packer rmx)
Roisin Murphy - Assimilation
Lauer & Jasnau - Ghost
Hammer - I Wanna Be Like You
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Kano - Another Life
Phenomenal Handclap Band - Judge Not (Ray Mang Disco Mix)
11pm-12am : P-Funk Special
Parliament - Mothership Reconnection (Star Child)
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Parliament - P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Parliament - Flashlight
George Clinton & Prince - We Can Funk
Parliament - Unfunky UFO
Funkadelic - Can You Get To That