Ten years ago, I released the very first VibeRide mix. A decade later, disco's back and now everyone loves Nile Rodgers! Who'd a thunk it? The last ten years of producing VibeRide have been a pleasure for me, I hope you've enjoyed the ride too and discovered some great music just like I have.
I wanted to do something special for VibeRide's 10th anniversary so I'm giving you a double-dose of funky goodness. Firstly, there's a cracking special guest mix from the great Professor Eddy. Special thanks go out to him for putting together such a great mix for us.
And secondly, there's my own rebooted and improved version of the very first VibeRide mix, which I released almost exactly a decade ago. My, how the time has flown! It featured genuine foot-stomping classics from Cameo, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, Con Funk Shun, Luther Vandross, Roy Ayers, Prince, The Gap Band and Maceo Parker.
To think, it all began with these tracks and here we are a decade later still riding that funk vibe! As McFadden & Whitehead once sang, 'ain't no stopping us now'. Here's to another decade!
You can listen to both mixes on Spotify, iTunes, Google podcasts and mixcloud. Below, you'll find the tracklists for the two mixes and a short compilation video of VibeRide gig footage, which brings back lots of great memories from the last 10 years. I hope you enjoy it.
Tracklist for Professor Eddy's guest mix:
Klaps – All The Way You Move (1984)
Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World) [Soulpersona Disco Bootleg Remix] (2018)
Dana Jean Phoenix – Funky Fly Free (2018)
Change – Change Of Heart (1984)
Pauli Carman – Dial My Number (1986)
Soulpersona & Princess Freesia – Bad Timing (2019)
Club House – Do It Again (Medley With Billie Jean) (1983)
Peter Jacques Band – Going Dancin' Down The Street (1985)
Five Letters – Tha Kee Tha Tha (1980)
Benelux – Switch (1979)
The Limit Feat. Gwen Guthrie – Say Yeah (1985)
Le Flex – The Night Is Almost Gone (2018)
Tuxedo – The Tuxedo Way (2019)
Tracklist for VibeRide: Mix One Rebooted
Cameo - It's Serious
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Commodores - Hold On
Con Funk Shun - Too Tight
Luther Vandross - She's A Super Lady
Roy Ayers - Love Will Bring Us Back Together
Prince - Get On The Boat
Gap Band - Open Up Your Mind (Wide)
Maceo Parker - Got To Get U
video: a Decade of VibeRide
Mix 121 spins up classics from Curtis Mayfield, Donald Byrd, The Brothers Johnson, D Train and Wardell Piper alongside contemporary cuts from Kraak & Smaak, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gloria Tells, Disclosure, Uptown Funk Empire, Escort and Wayne Snow.
Kraak & Smaak - Keep It Together (feat. LUXXURY)
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #2
Gloria Tells - Stays The Same
Wardell Piper - The Power of Love (Joey Negro Power of the Boogie Mix)
Disclosure - Holding On ft. Gregory Porter (Gus Pirelli Disco Mix)
Curtis Mayfield - Tell Me, Tell Me (How You Like To Be Loved)
Uptown Funk Empire - Last Trip to Nowhere
Donald Byrd - Loving You
The Brothers Johnson - Brother Man
Escort - Slide
D Train - Trying to Get Over
Wayne Snow - Nothing Wrong
Listen via mixcloud, iTunes, Spotify and Google podcasts.