A question we get asked a lot is, when we’re not listening to new tracks, what are we listening to? Well, this playlist on Spotify, titled YMR Jams – 24hrs of Funk is indeed one of our hit repeat selections that is our go to collection of hits and 12 inch mixes from the past. We think it’s an incredible journey through the golden era of funk, soul and disco that will transport you back to a time when these genres were in their prime and my goodness, they were well crafted songs weren’t they?
From the soulful ballads of Patrice Rushen and Candi Staton to the funky beats of The Gap Band and Fat Larry’s Band, every track in this playlist offers a you a sweet selection of soul through to R&B. It’s like an audio cake stand of delights for the ears. Chaka Khan’s powerful vocals and Chic’s iconic dance beats remind us of the vibrant energy that characterized the music of this era. Blondie’s new wave sounds add in a dash of 80s synth too.
Gwen Guthrie and Steve Arrington further contribute to the variety in this playlist, adding elements of post-disco and rnb dance music. The inclusion of Odyssey and The Pointer Sisters ensures a healthy dose of unforgettable classics that will have you going back to your roots (a song many of us played in COVID Isolation when we couldn’t dye our hair at the hairdressers anymore).
This 24hr Funkathon through the 70s and 80s is indeed our YMR Jams Spotify playlist both literally and metaphorically and we reckon this is a must-listen for any fan of funk, soul, and disco music. Its diverse selection of tracks which makes it the perfect accompaniment to working from home, for a party, a long drive, or simply a relaxing evening at home. Get on it. If you love it so much, check out the sister playlist 12 inches of Funk below too.