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