1. Daft Punk – Something About Us
2. James Brown – People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul
Both of these tracks have relaxing, funky syncopation, and both have been in constant rotation for the past month or so on my iPod. Something About Us is an overlooked Interstella 5555 track has just the right low-keyed mix of 70s soul and electronic masking for my taste. People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul has all that brass I like so much, with competing trumpets.
Both do something I normally hate – they get a little repetitive in theme. But in these two specific cases, there is a driving groove that erases that problem. I’ve found myself loading these two up to get me moving in the morning, to push me through the mundane chores I’ve been doing to keep sane whilst unemployed.
BTW, I have a job lined up in two weeks. It’s nothing flashy – billing – but it will help pay my bills.