October 19, 2021
An eighties Cali funk special.
In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.
Brighton-based DJ Kirollus has been working at his local specialist record store Uptight Records for the past eight years, amassing a mighty collection along the way. He also hosts a bi-weekly mix series called Forty Minutes of Funk, to help push boogie, funk, soul, and the talented DJs within the scene forward.
Kirollus dedicates his 9th Vinyl Factory Live “to the people of California who continue to inspire me, and show me love since the early days of my career,” he shares.
“This mix goes out to Orange County, Riverside, and the surrounding areas in Cali – where funk is a way of life for many. Kids grow up singing along to private press funk and you’ll find the majority of the world’s rare funk records exchanging hands for eye-watering amounts of money”
The bass-heavy 12″ selection showcases the’Cali funk’ sound, alongside a few classics includes an ultra rare and virtually unknown record from the same team behind one of the greatest boogie tunes, ‘New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy'”.
1. Yvonne Gage – Lover Of My Dreams (Pinnacle Records)
2. Cookie – Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (Le Jazz)
3. Legacy – Word Up (Brunswick)
4. Joy – I Need Your Love (Instrumental) (Eastern Records)
5. The Hudsons – You Keep Me Up (Epic)
6. The Pretty Boys – I’ve Got My Eyes On You (Downtown Recordss & Filmworks)
7. Cotton Candy featuring Donna Trollinger – Havin’ Fun (Tommy Boy)
8. Lady Jane – I’m Your Lover (Edited Remix) (Kat Family Records)
9. Brenton Wood – $$Cold Cash$$ (Golden Oldies Records)
10. Charisma Featuring Brenda Watts – Love Treatment (A & B Records)
11. The House Of Joy – It’s A Hold up (For Your Love) (Carnival Records)