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.

Tribute Mixes

Tribute to LONNIE LISTON SMITH – Selected by Walla P

Soul & Funk

I remember the 1st time I heard of Lonnie Liston Smith; it was through the album credits of Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt”. I’ve always been more intrigued with production rather than lyrics but still, I didn’t really catch on to his work until later on when I saw a video of Ski Beatz where he was explaining how he made “Dead Presidents“. That’s when I realized I had to dig deeper into LLS’ catalogue, especially as a young beat producer at the time.

Even since then, Lonnie Liston Smith has captured & mystified my ears with his music. Whether on the solo tip or with his Cosmic Echoes, LLS’ compositions are filled with funky rhythms, peaceful messages, celestial rhodes solos and timeless rhythms. He was, and still is a true visionary, and I’ll always feel like he was way ahead of his time.

For this mix, I selected some of my ultimate cuts, tracks that helped me escape from reality, travel to outer realms & meditate on my past/current/future endeavours.

TRACKLIST

Lonnie Liston Smith – The Enchantress
Lonnie Liston Smith – Devika
Lonnie Liston Smith – Satin Doll
Guru – Down the Backstreets (feat. Lonnie Liston Smith)
Lonnie Liston Smith – Renaissance
Lonnie Liston Smith – Journey Into Love
Lonnie Liston Smith – Free And Easy
Lonnie Liston Smith – Aspirations
Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – A Chance For Peace
Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Princess
Lonnie Liston Smith – Floating Through Space
Lonnie Liston Smith – Summer Nights
Lonnie Liston Smith – Astral Traveling
Lonnie Liston Smith – A Garden of Peace
Lonnie Liston Smith – We Can Dream
Lonnie Liston Smith – Give Peace A Chance (Make Love Not War)
Lonnie Liston Smith – Mystic Woman
Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Sais-Egypt