CH. 08

Princeology

Intro

I don’t know if all has already been said or written about Prince but I am pretty convinced there is still a lot of his music to discover. Legend has it that the Minneapolis genius kept a bottomless musical archive at Paisley Park, which is why it came as no surprise the release of new album this year (Originals), recovering several demos we often hear from other musicians. Starting from this motto, on the eighth chapter of Clube da Esquina, we decided to reclaim a set of extraordinary pop songs which, for one reason or another, remind us of Prince’s genius. In any case, this way of returning to the most relevant Minneapolis sound wasn’t built on more obvious historical connections (Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone or Parliament), much less on identifying projects the musician was sponsoring along the way (The Family, Sheila E. or The Time). What was intended was to create a radio show that aims to reactivate the sound universe of Prince, either by the way of singing, voice tone, funk melodies or musical structures, that we all wished we could hear from his unique voice. So while summer isn’t over, or starts, here’s a funk concentrate that is meant to stay. Even if, Nothing Compares 2 U.

Tracklist

  • Autre Ne Veut — Wake Up (2.21)
  • Plant Life — Got2Get2gether4luv (4.21)
  • Kid Creole And The Coconuts — The Sex Of It (3.30)
  • Nexus — Stand Up (Instrumental) (5.50)
  • Jimi Tenor — Sleep (5.14)
  • Pigeonhed — Her (4.22)
  • Frank Ocean — Nights (5.07)
  • Dâm-Funk — We Continue (4.46)
  • Vernon Burch — Get Up (5.59)
  • Crazy P — The Come On (7.31)
  • Moulinex — Work It Out
    (Featuring Fritz Helder) (4.34)
  • Outkast — Pink & Blue (5.04)
  • Childish Gambino — Redbone (5.27)
  • Chilly Gonzales — You Can Dance (5.10)
  • Soft Hair — Lying Has To Stop (5.57)
  • Beck — Debra (5.43)
  • Romanthony — Bring U Up (7.28)
  • Moodymann — I Think Of Saturday (5.15)
  • Locussolus — I Want It
    (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix) (9.16)
  • Basement Jaxx — SFM (2.40)
  • Pig ‎— Never For Fun (5.14)
  • Prophet — You Really Turn Me On (4.08)
  • D’Angelo — Untitled (How Does It Feel) (7.10)
  • Repórter Estrábico — Prince (3.13)

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