Future Classics

Future Classic: Keats Collective “Volume 5”

Soul & Funk

I was preparing my weekly Voyage Funktastique radio show with the intention to play some of the records I bought last week-end in NYC, and Lillo Thomas’ (You’re A ) Good Girl was on deck, from the album Let Me Be Yours (1983). It has that “Kashif” sound, and my homegirl from Toronto ( Lady T) just sent me “Let Me Be Yours” in my inbox at 4 AM (late night song chatting) a few weeks before . That being said, a few minutes before midnight (while finalizing next day’s show) I was on my Soundcloud stream, and saw that their was a new Keats Collective release due for midnight.

I never have enough material for my shows, so I waited impatiently, and to my surprise, and coincidentally as well, producer extra-ordinaire Vanilla (known for his Soft Focus album) did a flip of Lillo’s classic jam, so I decided to play his song instead. It revived some of the same feelings that I had when I first heard Lillo’s track years ago, and at the same time, it is a whole new take/interpretation that triggered new feelings inside of me. It is at a slower tempo, compared to the original, but Vanilla captured the essence of the track, sprinkled the vocals part at the right place, and enhanced the drums, to create a perfect rendition/edit of this song.

Keats Collective has been releasing quality material for a while, and their compilations are always on point, and free as well. They feature a bunch of very eclectic producers, such as Vanilla, Lancaster, Macross 82-99, Basement Love, Tuuwa, Walkie Talkie & Harrison (Toronto native) , just to name a few. Be on the lookout for more of their releases.

Track taken from Walla P’s most recent Voyage Funkastique Radio Show.

Walla P

Walla P

Founder, Dj & Host of Voyage Funktastique, a radio show, monthly night and platform dedicated to promote Future/Modern/Électro/Boogie Funk.