VF Live: Jesse Bernard #1



“Variations of soul and funk sounds from around the world.”

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

As part of our new feature on site – VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, for intimate record selects and mixes.

Writer and presenter Jesse Bernard steps up for the first instalment of his new bi-weekly show, “playing variations of soul and funk sounds from around the world.”

Watch and listen to the mix above, check out the tracklist below.


1. Barrington Levi – Shine Eye Gal
2. Loose Ends – Time is Ticking
3. Contours – Balafon
4. Children of Zeus – Vibrations
5. Ohio Players – Heaven Must Be Like This
6. Deniece Williams – Cause I Love You Baby
7. Lynda Dawn – Fonk Street
8. Kllo – Last Yearn
9. Lynda Dawn – Arise
10. Awate – Ghetto
11. Carroll Thompson – Simply in Love

Catch Jesse on VF every other week, and check out his rap playlist here.