CITY POP ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ”ฅ

MAN OH MAN….I’ve been jamming to this bouquet of City Pop gems and can’t stop having the mellow funk face the entire time.

For those who may not be familiar with the sound, City Pop is a loose category of Japanese pop music that emerged in the late 1970s and peaked in the 1980s.

Think Hall & Oates but even smoother and with cooler clothing.

And no yachts.

And the most subtle first sprinklings of electronic drum sounds thrown in the mix.

Peep this playlist and let me know if you’re digging it like I am!

FIVE THREE FIVE THREE VOL. 1


Five Three Five Three is a series of playlists built with the intention of putting you in a specific place with a specific face at a specific space in time.


VOLUME 1

This first volume of the Five Three Five Three series is comprised of my absolute favorite G-Funk gems from my young flattop days right up until I started college in the Fall of 2001.

This is also the soundtrack of pre-owning-my-own-car life. I was either enjoying these jams on my headphones, on my Panasonic SA-AK24 Compact Bookshelf Stereo System, or on a borrowed car mission in my dad’s almost-primer-black 1989 Jeep Cherokee via the Radio Shack cassette deck adapter that was connected to my Panasonic SL-S361C portable CD player.

Thanks to the magic of Spotify, I listen to this volume on repeat in the crib almost daily (and loudly) on our Sonos home system and never get tired of it.

A whole lotta heat within. I hope you dig it.