And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

Hey there disco fans! This is a 1979 classic from the vaults. Slinky, feel-good straight out of Cali. Turn up the central heating, close your eyes and imagine it’s Summer.

THIS IS THE FINAL POST IN NOVEMBER. I’VE MADE IT!!! And what ‘tashes to end on – massive props to the moustache game going on with these guys. Get ready to enjoy a tonne of new music from tomorrow.

Bonus track: recognise those chords? Yeah, it’s from here

70s & 80s funk selection

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

Moustaches were so. hip. in the 80s. They were so ubiquitous that today I have not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 artists to present to you. It is almost the end of the month after all!

First up, funk anthem. Sex symbols. Paragon of facial hair. Saying what you were all thinking. It’s the late, great Errol Brown as Hot Chocolate.

Next, a ‘get yo’self to the dancefloor’ number from The Brothers Johnson, Stomp!

Smoothness from Keni Burke. Just look at the fella. Old-school pimp.

Though this guy remains in relative obscurity, you’ll know this funky number from it’s samples. Ronnie Hudson and his ‘tash coming at ya.

Finally, maybe the biggest of them all, Wild Cherry, with Play That Funky Music. You know the one.

If you loved this post and you are thirsting for some more 80s goodness. Check out this playlist for 4.5 hours-worth:

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

Help yourself to a bit of this funk classic. It has to be up there with the biggest of all time. Glossy vocals, jaunty bass and positively grinning horns. It all adds up to a beaut of a track from Earth, Wind & Fire.

Bonus track: #Notjustaonehitwonder

Bonus track #2: Because why not? Rainbow Unicorn.

Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

This is a monster hit from Kool And The Gang from 1973. You know the one. A Tarzan yell, grunting and shuffling. Some earthy funk. You can hear the literally hear the shapes you need to make.

For a ‘tash you have to go one degree of separation with me. Jungle Boogie was featured on the closing credits of Pulp Fiction (alongside Dick Dale’s Miserlou). Samuel L Jackson has a moustache in the film. Hey, it’s late in November and I’m struggling.

Bonus track: that Dick Dale monster (ripped up by Black Eyed Peas)

You Can Win – Bileo

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

*GUEST POST*

In 1979 the stars aligned and Bill Williams, Bobby Love, Joe Fornis, Horn Arr and Maceo Jackson joined together to form Bileo, producing this absolute gem of a track. Originally released in 1979, this wonderful, massive, feel good, up-tempo, disco-funk belter somehow existed under the radar for much of the next 30 years.

There’s some debate about who gets the lion’s share of the credit for dragging this song out of the shadows and into a DJ set near you. Floating Points and Four Tet dropping it at the closing of Plastic People in 2015, MCDE during his instant classic 2014 Dekmantel set. All I know is, I’m glad it’s in my life.

This guest post was written by Alex Lloyd-Owen. If you want to contribute, hit me up!

My Lady – Crusaders (Purple Disco Machine Re-Edit)

I’m growing a moustache to raise money for the Movember Foundation. So this month I will be honouring some of the best moustaches in music. You can donate to my mo here: https://mobro.co/harry-mo

Purple Disco Machine is another that can be a bit hit or miss. This one is a bona fide hit. He’s given a funky re-rub to one of Crusaders’ biggest hits from back in the 70s. Where once it was jazz fusion, now it is full of dancefloor energy and cascading piano. Enjoy.

Moodymann – Moodymann

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Moodymann is a bit of a freak, and he wants you to know it. He makes sultry, loose grooves from Detroit, and they’ll get you going nicely. Highlights on this 27-track monster of an album are Lyk 2 Use 2 and Freeki Muthafucka. But really, this album is best listened to as a whole – let yourself drift and float and groove.