London-based artist steps up and delivers a bewitching mix covering funk and disco for the spooky season.
To celebrate the spooky season and our favourite time of the year (well, to most of us, at least), we’re proud to present an eccentric funk and disco-oriented mix, exclusively submitted by our friend The Sour Deez Posse, AKA London-based DJ/ producer Steve Shaw. Billed as “an epic mix of horror”, it’s a two-hour set featuring 36 tracks, covering Prince, Tom Tom Club, The RAH Band, Kleeer, Rick James, Bar-Kays, and many more. It also features guest vocals delivered by journalist and blogger Neil LaRubbio from Montana. Listen and download the mix below, and let it soundtrack your trick-or-treat route.
Steve was also kind enough to provide a bit of insight into the HALLOWE’EZY mix and explain what goes down at The Sour Deez Posse headquarters:
As rabid fans of all things strange, I, Steve Shaw, and my supernatural brotherhood The Sour Deez Posse have decided to create a mix for our favourite time of year. Please therefore light a candle, point your Ouija Board to the web portal above and begin jibbering in jive to access it.
Inspired directly by The Twilight Zone, it is probably the best conceptually-spooky boogie mix you’ll ever hear… Or, uh, at least read the tracklist. HALLOWE’EZY comprises two hours of tales from the freaky side: terrifying warnings of half-man-half-animals, wavy curses, funk-craving UFOs, implosions of the world’s natural order, evil cyberlovers, body modification experiments, paranormal nightlife, zom-B-boys, and, of course, the social problems caused by the undead’s inability to party. (Basically, it’s all title and artist puns. We love puns here at Sour Towers.) In a hair-raising twist, we have also secured the talents of an old friend, Montana-based journalist and Vice blogger Neil LaRubbio to add a layer of his own paranoid ramblings.
Enjoy. And may God have mercy on your souls.
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – If In Doubt: Vamp
Prince – Housequake
George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars – Loopzilla
Tom Tom Club – Spooks
Airplay – Drive Me Insane
Rick James – Cold Blooded
Zapp & Roger – Midnight Hour
Parliament – Unfunky UFO
The RAH Band – Messages From The Stars
Charles Earland – (It’s A) Doggy Boogie Baby
Pebbles – Two Hearts
West Phillips – I’m Just A Sucker For A Pretty Face
Funkadelic – Take Your Dead Ass Home
George Clinton & Sweat Band – Freak To Freak
Snooky – Ease The Pain
Wizardz – Boogie Slyde
Eugene Wild – Personality (Split)
Ingrams – Night Stalkers
West Coast Crew – DOA
Con Funk Shun – Electric Lady
Arabian Prince – Strange Life
Whodini – Haunted House of Rock (Vocoder Version)
Tara – Fresh Flesh
Flos – Get Away (Magnum Edit)
Kleeer – Take Your Heart Away
Attitude – If You Could Read My Mind
Backlash – Hang With The Gang
Squirmin Herman – Move And Shake Your Body (Club Version)
Bar-Kays – Trippin Out
Gee Crew – Freakenstein
Charles Amoa – Scratch My Back
Maggotron Crushing Crew – The Bass That Ate Miami
The Sonarphonics – We’re Gonna Get Ya
MC A.D.E. – Nightmare On A.D.E. St.
Nikey Fungus – Zig Zag Stitch
The Dells – Don’t Trick Me, Treat Me