Producer and multi-instrumentalist J-Felix has recently won hearts with the future blend of boogie, p-funk, disco and soul on his second album ‘Whole Again Hooligan’ on Tru Thoughts Recordings. So much so we were compelled to ask him for a mix and he delivered in fine fashion in no time. Here’s what he had to say about it.
@MrJFelix: I used the opportunity to showcase a lot of recent material from my new album, Whole Again Hooligan in this mix, starting with the title track, moving through Hip-Hop and other examples of Modern Funk including a Swindle and Daley collaboration.
I included some Hip-Hop from the ‘Bad Neighbour’ project Madlib put together featuring Anderson Paak and Blu as well as Little brother featuring Phonte and De La Soul featuring Snoop Dogg! I threw some Prince in there for good measure from his underrated album, Musicology and some classic modern Funk biz from Dam-Funk and more of that flavour from B Bravo.
Some UK material in the form of Children of Zeus. Choppy soul from Mark de Clive-Lowe featuring Nia Andrews and Daz-I-Kue under his BB Boogie alias, from his fantastic album, Standing on The Wall. More classic material from Edwin Birdsong eventually into some Kaytranada then I finish the mix with the title track of my forthcoming Cover/ Remix EP, ‘Be Thankful for What You’ve Got’ feat. Sol Goodman.
I take inspiration from across the soulful spectrum, and I like to think this mix shows a bit of that. If I had longer, I would usually step this up a bit into Boogie/ disco territory and then maybe some house and broken beat and beyond! This is the sort of thing I would start at Patterns with.
‘J-Felix’s sophomore album ‘Whole Again Hooligan’ out now on vinyl
J-Felix’s cover & remix EP ‘Be Thankful’ drops on Tuesday 26th May on Tru Thoughts.
J-Felix feat. Sol Goodman – Whole Again Hooligan
Med, Blu and Madlid (Bad Neighbour) feat. Anderson Paak – The Strip
Swindle feat. Daley – Sympathy
Prince – Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance
Reggie B feat. B Bravo, Salva and C-Note – Do You Wanna Ride
Dam-Funk – Hood Pass Intact
B Bravo and Teeko (feat. Bob Menacho and Daren Grant)- More Than Just a Reprise
Children of Zeus – Tonight
Comfort Fit – Freeze The Cut (Opolopo’s Emotional Draft Remix)
Little Brother feat Darien Brockington – Two Step Blues (Zo!’s Purple Suit With the Matching Gators Remix)
J-Felix feat. Sol Goodman – Future (Are We Living!?)
Mark De Clive-Lowe feat. Nia Andrews – Emergency
J-Felix feat. Sol Goodman – Take Me to The Gutter
De La Soul feat. Snoop Dogg – Pain
BB Boogie feat Maleke O’Ney – Wanna Be With You
Edwin Birdsong – Rapper Dapper Snapper
Fats Comet – Dub Storm (Mr Scruff Edit)
Kaytranada – Puff Lah
J-Felix feat. Sol Goodman – Be Thankful for What You Got