Friday, July 11, 2014


This picture of Minneapolis-based funk band Flyte Tyme inspired me to try to investigate the genre of Afrofuturism in music. But, while I really wanted this band to be the weird underground brothers of Parliament-Funkadelic, turns out this was just their awesome Halloween costumes, circa 1980.

Only really did a surface look at a few artists who would fit in the Afrofuturist category, before moving onto other things on my July 10 show

Here are  the ten songs I picked . . .

Sun Ra Space is the Place
Parliament Funkadelic Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Axiom Funk Pray My Soul
Flyte Time It's The Things That You Do
Starship Commander Woo Woo Master Ship (excerpt)
Shuggie Otis XL-30
Curtis Mayfield Future Shock
Guitar Red Disco From a Space Show
Dr. Octagon Earth People
Deltron 3030 Mastermind

Next week? I dunno!

1 comment:

  1. Nice Afro-futurist top 10! I just saw your playlist from today's show and noticed you played a bunch more. Wish that WCBN archived shows so I could listen after work on Seattle time. But definitely dig the selection!