ULTIMATE PLAYLIST – Patawawa
Patawawa are unique in their nature as an electronic trio, who blend beats to pump blood with glittered guitar riffs and basslines that bite. Featuring Sam Wilmot, Rory Lovatt, and Beth Garrett, the three-piece have crafted a sound that stays true to the neon roots of their funk and disco inspirations but dressed with a cheeky flair that makes it all their own.
Picked by NME as ‘Ones to Watch in 2018’ before their debut EP had even been released, the band that originated from Matlock, have more than lived up to that promise. Having found fans in the likes of Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne, they’ve been tipped by the Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, DIY & Clash and has seen them be selected to headline the Free Vibes event at Band On The Wall on Wednesday 13th March ahead of their London, Paris, New York, Matlock EP release which is out later this month.
Before then, Sam & Rory have put together an exclusive playlist for us with their inspirations behind Patawawa’s upcoming drop.
Sam’s Tracks –
Westside – Jarreau Vandal
I have a lot of Jarreau’s tunes on my playlist, for me, he just knows how to make a happy, upbeat, fun tunes with great production and often great vocal features!
Meant To Be – Hush Moss
Became a fan of this band a couple of years ago with their super smooth funk banger Clear and was also lucky enough to catch them live when we played ‘Smoked & Uncut’ Festival. Meant To Be is another smooth funk fiesta with excellent horns and percussion, a real earworm!
Grant Green – Mr Jukes Ft Charles Bradley
Bombay Bicycle Club are the band I have seen the most times ever live so when I learnt that Jack Steadman was doing a funk project I was stoked! Grant Green is such a powerful funk track with a brilliant melody for the chorus, unfortunately, it was one of the soul legend Charles Bradley‘s last ever recorded songs.
Lightenup – Parcels
Parcels always bring a groovy number to the table and Lightenup is no exception, it always puts me in a great mood and certainly does light me up! Caught them at Rough Trade in London late last year and they were unbelievably tight! Feel good vibes fo’ sho.
Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Real Life Baby
This tune just gets my feet moving every time, amazing brass in this song, just an ultimate feel-good track!
Rory’s Tracks –
It’s My House – Diana Ross
Just a perfect pop song! It never gets old!
Bicicleta – Marcos Valle
You can’t be in a bad mood when this is on.
How Good Is Your Game – Billy Paul
Billy‘s voice is something else and this song is definitely my favourite of his.
Feel The Music (Original 7 Inch Version) – Dreamflight
The Boston Goes To Disco compilation from Serge Gainsbourg was an incredible release last year and this was the top song for me.
Suddenly – Drugdealer
This song sounds like an old beach boys song at the start, then transforms and has a really nice piano heavy beat which is rate up my street.