Smooth Sailing: Funky Tripping & Making Waves

"It is a little bit unclear exactly who Yumi Zouma actually is. All press articles state they are friends from New Zealand now living between New York and Paris. The press pics however show only one woman – who is not the woman on the self-titled debut EP’s cover. But does it really matter with music as beautiful as this? Its dreamy and ethereal feel with touches of 1980s soft rock easily enchants the listener, and successfully distracts you from asking irrelevant questions." (Quote: Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape)

DJ Supermarkt who edited the song by Jaye P. Morgan, compiled 'Too slow to disco' volume 1. It’s the first part of a series of late 1970s Westcoast yacht rock ('music you can almost dance to'). It’s out next month.

Enjoy this third part of smooth sailing!

Picture Joan Smalls by Mikael Jansson for W Magazine


The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy (1973)
Al Hudson & the Soul Partners – I’m About Loving You (1975)
Leon Ware – Holiday (1976)
Airplay – After The Love Is Gone (1980)
Earth, Wind & Fire ‎– Love's Holiday (1978)
Al Stewart – On The Border (1977)
Al Wilson – You Really Turn Me On (1979)
Steely Dan – Negative Girl (2000)
The Big Dish – Shipwrecked (1991)
Zwol – Call Out My Name (1978)
Jaye P. Morgan – Let's Get Together [DJ Supermarkt Edit] (1976)
Rory Block – Help Me Baby (1977)
Todd Terje – Leisure Suit Preben (2014)
Wouter Hamel – Hollywood (2014)
Hey Champ – On Holiday (2013)
Yumi Zouma – A Long Walk Home From Parted Lovers (2014)
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (2001)

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