Mix Fifty Nine spins up Bah Samba, Ebonee Webb, Deodato, Side Effect, Tomorrow's Edition, Funkadelic, Joss Stone and Fat Larry's Band for the first time. Jazz-funk legends Incognito and Donald Byrd are the guests of honour at this supper of funk, which, thankfully, ain't the last. If you wanna funk-up your office Christmas party, then this is the mix for you. Season's Greetings to all our listeners!
Mix Fifty Eight spins up Keith Diamond, Steven Abdul Kahn, Fonzi Thornton, Jackie Stoudemire, T.S. Monk and Aurra for the first time, whilst layering on some full fat funky stuff from Locksmith, Fatback Band, Commodores and Luther Vandross.
Here's a list of the top ten most popular videos on the VibeRide youtube channel. This year we've hit 100 subscribers, gone over 100 uploads and past 330,000 views.
Just a quick nod to our new flickr account where you can browse lots of photos that we've taken at gigs over the last few years. Of course, we'll be adding to our collection as the years, and the gigs, roll by.
It's time for another fascinating trip into the mind of a funk lover. This week the producer of the awesome 'FunkyLompo' youtube channel, presents to us his Life In Songs. Niklas has a passion for 80's funk, soul and disco and spends much of his spare time in the studio. To him, music is an everyday essential, a way to create a positive mood, and he sometimes wonders where he would be without the funk (we can all relate, right?).
Earlier this week we (finally) got to see legendary funksters Cameo at the Jazz Cafe, after their dates were re-scheduled from the summer. I must admit I didn't realise quite how successful Cameo are; they have sold over 17 million records. Yowser.
With 43 years of recording and touring experience behind them, Tower of Power announce their return to London with a headline show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Sunday 18th November. Tickets available from www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Winter's setting in but Mix Fifty Seven is here to make sure it's always summer in your soul and there's a funky tingle in your toes.
Nordoff Robbins, one of the music charities VibeRide supports, got in touch today to tell us about a new music app that will support them and the War Child charity in order to help change children's lives. Sounds like a great idea. Here's more info...
Earlier this week we took the opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of vintage jazz-funk outfit, The Blackbyrds.