Funky Chill Out

kozy and dan kitchens
This time my cloudcast is a litle experimental, because I added some chill out elements. I was inspired by the ‘Contact high’ mixtape from Poolside and wanted to do something similar: funky grooves with a very relaxed beat. Poolside calls it ‘daytime disco’ and I name it ‘funky chill' or 'funky chll out'.

Percussionist Hamilton Bohannon was born in Newnan, Georgia, in 1942. He learned the drums at school and began playing in local bands, one of which featured guitarist Jimi Hendrix. He then graduated from Clark College, Atlanta with a degree in music and secondary education. After a brief period as a schoolteacher, he was recruited in 1964 as drummer in 13-year-old Stevie Wonder's touring band.
Three years later Bohannon moved to Detroit, where he was employed by Motown as the leader and arranger of Bohannon & The Motown Sound, who provided backing for many of the label's top acts on tour, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Four Tops and others. When Motown moved to Los Angeles in 1972, Hamilton Bohannon started a career of his own. ‘Save their souls’ is from his album ‘Stop and go’, recorded in 1973.

The original mix of 'The Reason' by VanDoorn is on a new compilation called 'Atlántica II', out today. I hope you will enjoy 'Funky chill out'!


Freeway – Help Yourself (1980)
VanDoorn – The Reason [Professor Eddy's Radio Edit] (2016)
Fickle Friends – Swim [Paperwhite Remix] (2015)
Yung Bae – Come On Girl (2016)
The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)
Belladonna – Heroes [Freedom Edit] (2008)
The Normalites – Sun Rising [Afterlife Remix] (2010)
Bohannon – Save Their Souls (1973)
Darondo – Didn’t I [Dave Allison Rework] (2012)
Giorgio Tuma Feat. Laetitia Sadier – Through Your Hands Love Can Shine [Turbotito Remix] (2015)
Le Pamplemousse – Gimmie What You Got [Poolside Edit] (1976/2016)
Dennis Edwards Feat. Siedah Garret – Don’t Look Any Further [Cooltimes Mix] (1984/2008)
Dru Hill – In My Bed [So So Def Mix] (1997)
Marvin Gaye – Love Me Now Or Love Me Later (1981)


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