Bill King

Rhythm rules throughout the globe

It is amazing what gets done when time is on your side. A global release. The beat, that relentless pulse, pop tunes have their place but a down to the bone popping chill, rocks our house.

1980, where dance, jazz and funk would converge

Star Planet Funk is a witness to an era and those Atlanta players who were there for the music in a city that regarded artists as baggage. Low wages, few opportunities.

The backstory to this track is as interesting as the track itself

It was 1974, and Toronto was undergoing a cultural shift. The usual pop fare was starting to assimilate the rhythms of the Caribbean – not just Soca, and calypso – but a music known and beloved by those who immigrated from Jamaica called, ‘Reggae.’