Electro Funk Tribute To Miami Vice

Don Johnson (left) and Philip Michael Thomas (right)
This is my 2013 imaginary electro funk soundtrack to eighties TV-series ‘Miami Vice’, starring Don Johnson (Sonny Crockett) and Philip Michael Thomas (Ricardo Tubbs). Johnson typically wore thousand dollar Versace and Hugo Boss suits over pastel cotton t-shirts, drove a Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona (really a replica kit on a 1981 Corvette chassis), followed by a Ferrari Testarossa and lived on a 40-foot Endeavour yacht with his pet alligator, Elvis. ‘Miami Vice’ was noted for its revolutionary use of music, cinematography, imagery, and its glitzy take on the police drama genre.

One of the tracks is from Sunfire:

“Sunfire is probably the least heralded and hardest to come by project of Reggie Lucas, former Miles Davis band member and production partner of percussionist Mtume, whom he met whilst they both played for Davis. his best known work probably being Madonna's 1983 debut album. Both these tracks were taken from Sunfire's self-titled and only album. There is a 12" of Shake Your Body out there (somewhere) which is well worth tracking down. I love the beautiful synth work on the album, it’s like a perfect balance between newer electronic sounds that were coming in and more traditional funk live sound that was already well established.“ (Quote: http://beatelectric.blogspot.nl/2010/03/sunfire.html)

Enjoy!

Tracklist:

B.B. & Q. Band – Genie (1985)
DJ Steef – It’s Cool (2012)
Washed Out – Don’t Give Up (2013)
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme (1986)
Kisses – Air Conditioning [Brett Remix] (2013)
Sunfire – Shake Your Body (1982)
B-Movie Orchestra – The Heist (2013)
Jan Hammer ‎– Miami Vice Theme (1985)
Miami Nights 1984 – Phone Tag (2012)
Arnaud L’Aquarium – Explora [Extended Mix] (2013)
Young Galaxy – New Summer (2013)
Lana Del Rey – Blue Velvet [Penguin Prison Remix] (2013)
Alpha Boy – Debbies Workout (2011)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (1984)
Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) [Mastermind Turntable Mix] (1985)
Max Essa – Won Ton Sunrise [Kim & Buran Sunseeker Remix] (2013)


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