rep your roots
Hey, Just curious how you all got so intensely into the old soul/funk sounds. I'm guessing a lot of people became aware of it through hiphop samples, breaks, etc. For me it was a love of "oldies" ever since I was a kid and first heard the Beach Boys and the soundtrack to Stand By Me. A lot of 60's Motown and garage (though I didn't know to call it that back then) naturally fed into that. Then as I grew into an older, disillusioned teenager, reading about all sorts of subcultures from the last 75 years, I tended to identify with the UK mod culture more than a lot of the rest. Which is how I came to appreciate "black music" as its often labelled, as well as psych and other related genres. How about the rest of you? Rep your roots!