Words: Bill Robinson / Photography: Tom Wilkinson
Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows) AKA King O.P.P comes forth from lockdown DJ stasis to bring you a fat wad of soul/funk dancefloor hits to keep you limber during this isolation period.
Inviting you into his personal record bag (and some of his wantslist), O.P.P presents some of his favourite heavy-hitting 45s; records that hold some of the greatest funk and soul tunes ever laid to wax, direct from Jamaica and the USA.
Focussing strictly on the 1966 to 1972 period, hear the soulful strutting, urgent screams, wailing, beautiful harmonies, and the massive soul and funk arse-shaking basslines and beats.
So, clear out the furniture, roll up the rug, grab a drink, turn up the stereo, and hit the lounge room dancefloor!
And prepare yourself to get down at the forthcoming SUMMER PARTIES Mary’s and King O.P.P will be frying up for your utmost dancefloor satisfaction. Because, in the words of the fabulous Marva Whitney, “Things Have Got To Get Better (Get Together)”!
Check out the playlist below.