July 27, 2021
Soul, gospel, and funk records at Sounds Of The Universe in London.
In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, studios, and radio stations, for intimate mixes and performances.
London-based DJ Vandorta makes her debut in the series with a set direct from London’s Sounds of the Universe:
“In this mix, I selected some of my favourite soul, funk, and gospel records from my personal collection and the musical treasure trove that is Sounds of the Universe. Since I started working at the shop, my appreciation and knowledge of these genres has only grown, and I was inspired to put together a set that encompasses the aural soundscapes I associate with it. These records span from tender deep soul ballads to thumping gospel grooves that never fail to get me moving!”
1. Cymande – Changes
2. Ronnie McNeir – In Summertime
3. Voices of East Harlem – Loving You the Way That Way That I Do
4. Sonya Spence – It Hurts To Be Alone
5. Jerry Jones – Still Water
6. Pandella Kelly – Stand In For Love
7. The Sylvers – I Know Myself
8. The Fabulous Fugitives & Their Review feat. Michael Sharkey – What The World Needs Today
9. Frank Beverly, The Butlers – Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)
10. Jelly – Everybody Needs Lovin, Now’s the Time
11. Betty Wright – Don’t Thank Me Baby, Thank Youse
12. Marlboro Man – (Ride On) Iron Horse
13. Monguito “El Único” Santamaría – Crying Time
14. Clarence Smith – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
15. Bill Brandon – Baby Love is a Two Way Street
16. Patrice Rushen – Number One
17. Skull Snaps – All of a Sudden
18. Papa Bear & His Cubs – You’re So Fine
Head here to check out Sounds of the Universe.