January 31, 2022
Rocksteady, ska, bossanova, funk carioca, and reggae – with a soulful touch.
In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.
London DJ Scarlett O’Malley returns for her monthly VF Live residency with a rocksteady, ska, bossanova, funk carioca, and reggae special:
“I wanted to this VF Live to reflect my global influences, as a lot of what I have played in previous shows has been US-focused. This set is also a throwback to my love of music that started during my teenage years.
When I first got into subculture in my teens, I was obsessed with ska and reggae. That was the first time that I started to look inwardly, at my own identity, so a lot of these records – like the Millie Small record and the Prince Buster record – were some of the first I bought.
Jimmy Cliff was one of the first artists I saw at my first ever festival, and the Third World tune is one of my favourites of all time!
The second half of my set is all taken from countries in Latin America, with a lot of music taken from Brazil and records I picked up in Cuba and featuring my two most loved Latin-soul singers, Joe Bataan and Ralfi Pagan.
As always big ups to my favourite labels Athens of the North and Miles Away Records for always bringing the heat with their reissue selections.”
Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.
1. Bitty McLean – A Cruisin’
2. Dawn Penn – No No No
3. Otis Gayle – I’ll Be Around
4. Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop
5. Prince Buster – Red Dress
6. The Eternals – Queen of the Minstrels
7. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Israelites
8. Bob and Marcia – Pied Piper
9. Laurel Aitken – Darling
10. Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
11. Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
12. Bob Marley – Is This Love
13. Third World – Now That We’ve Found Love
14. Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
15. Bongi and Nelson – Do You Remember Malcolm?
16. Cassiano – Onda
17. Fruko Y Sus Tesos – A La Memoria Del Muerto
18. Groupo Magńetico – Vampiras
19. Ralfi Pagan – I Didn’t Want To Have To Do It
20. Azymuth – Manhã
21. Astrud Gilberto – The Girl From Ipanema
22. Pacho Alonso – Imagenes
23. Hector Tellez – He Logrado Renacer