In 1984, Chaka Khan enjoyed a career-revitalizing smash with “I Feel for You,” a spangly, funky, Grammy-winning R&B crossover that featured a harmonica solo from Stevie Wonder and a guest rap from Melle Mel. The track had already been covered on records by The Pointer Sisters and Rebbie Jackson, as well as Prince‘s self-titled second album, but Khan’s version is the one that became a classic. Before any of those versions, though, the song existed only as an unreleased acoustic demo by Prince, who was just 20 at the time.
So nice to hear this on a Saturday morning, In honor of the 40th anniversary of Prince’s second album, The Prince Estate and Warner Records are pleased to announce the surprise release of a previously unheard, solo acoustic demo recording of the Grammy-winning Prince track “I Feel for You,” available on streaming services and as a limited-run 7” vinyl single. Order a copy here https://lnk.to/IFeelForYou
RASHIDA LIVE ON JJJ MIX UP (STREAMING ON DEMAND TILL NEXT SATURDAY)
Rashida’s love for playing music that she loves is infectious.
So much so that that after Prince saw her spin records in 2004 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Prince invited her to play for him. Fast forward to now, and Rashida‘s been travelling with him every since.
In 2010 she began touring with Kelis, travelling the world over as her DJ.
Currently in town as part of the travelling Prince party, she came into triple j to record her signature fusion of hip-hop, funk, soul, dancehall, pop, rock, and house live.
Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – I’ll Play The Fool For You
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Trussel – Love Injection (Larry Levan Remix) Chaka Khan – Chaka Fate
Chuck Brown – Bustin’ Loose
??? – Extra Loveable
Evelyn Myers – I Want To Thank You
The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Sam Sparro – Pink Cloud (Original Mix) Amy Winehouse – Take The Box (Seijis Buggin’ Mix)
Jodeci – Freek ‘n You (MK Dub)
Disclosure – Boiling (Feat. Sinead Harnett)
Delilah – Love You So (Joe Goddard Remix)
Kelis – Brave (Dark Sky Remix)
The Weeknd – Coming Down
As Prince Fans around Sydney get ready to experience the man live at performances kicking off next Friday, we though it was about time we dropped a few mix-tapes just to remind everyone just how prolific & extremely talented the man actually is & how much the music world owes to such a talent.
This is part of our “Midnight Mix-Tape” tribute to Prince, It is more a selection of cuts you need to know about as a SOUL, FUNK fan rather than a mix of the Prince run of the mill hits that everyone knows.