One of the privileges of programing a podcast is the ability to uncover new DJ talent. Such is the case with 23 year old Parisian, Funkalicious James. An elementary school classmate with Le Loup, these two make up the production duo Childhood ’87, featured on Aux-Rec (on the flip side of our Baker Man release) with an edit of Inner Life’s “I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)”. PS, vinyl copies are still available here.
Growing up Funkalicious James was deeply influenced by his mothers jazz and R&B records as well as his cousins favorite hip-hop acts like Gang Starr and Arrested Development. Around 2004 he got into deep house going to party at places like Cheers @ The Djoon. There he made the discovery that the music of his childhood was heavily sampled and the core of this new dance music. He was hooked and set his sights on becoming a DJ.
Funkalicious’ DJ sets are self described as “a milkshake” of his childhood influences thru the filter of deep house. We dug his mix, can you?
Wagon Christ – Cris Chana
Pepe Bradock – Lara
Romanthony – Trust (Kerri Chandler Dub)
Alex O Smith – Three Blind Rats
Davina – Don’t You Want It
Luke Vibert – Aple
Da Posse – The Groove
KC Flightt – Let’s Get Jazzy
Heaven & Earth – Prescription Every Night
Soul Clap – Rock The Boat
Nebraska – Masala Dosa
Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You (Re-Edit)
Be – All The Thrills
Prince – Sexy Dancer
L’Amour – Let’s Make Love Tonight
Jazz Liberatorz – A Paris
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 71: Funkalicious Gunna Funk You Up