Dj Tareeq Musafer, of the DJ Academy
Most music in Colombo is horrid. I basically hear ‘Summer Of 69’ every time I go out, and I didn’t like it the first time. The other scene is rather hard house, which requires chemical zombification to enjoy. One musical oasis, however, is now Soul Funk Sunday. Every third Sunday DJs spin really good old-school vinyl at the Park Street Mews. I went for the first time yesterday and quite enjoyed it. The music had, like, actual instruments and they were songs I hadn’t heard every night of my life. God willing, Colombo may be happening again.
They play a variety of stuff James Brown, George Clinton, Bill Withers, etc, which I’m cribbing from their Facebook Group. This is one song I remember. It’s ‘Just An Illusion’ by Imagination. It feels a bit effete but I’m OK with that.
The next Soul Funk Sunday will be next week I presume. I for one wholly support different and better music in Colombo. I le recommend. You can check out the Facebook Group for more.