About three years ago I had an idea for a party that exclusively featured R&B music from the 1980s. The idea was to have a slow-jam happy hour early on, and then slowly transition in to some uptempo stuff after 10pm. I made this mix for a couple bars to give them an idea of what it would sound like, but unfortunately, the party never ended up finding a home. I still like this mix, though, so I figured I’d put it up now. Better late than never, I suppose.
I’ve been revisiting this idea a little bit recently, so if you live in LA and you know about a spot that would be receptive to this sound/idea, definitely get in touch!