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06.04.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Dummy Mix 632 | Franc Moody

"Here’s a little snapshot of some of the tunes that were in circulation around the time of writing ‘Mass Appeal’..."

For London band Franc Moody, standing out from the crowd has never been a problem. Threading electronic influences through a skeleton of contemporary funk, disco and soul, the duo cut their teeth among the city’s tight-knit underground warehouse scene on their way to becoming one of the most unique home-grown dance acts about.

Emboldened by the likes of Daft Punk and Jamiroquai before them, their journey to recreate classic disco and funk experiences with a modern twist saw the duo swell to 6 members, successfully bolstering their impact and status as a live act. The band’s latest single ‘Mass Appeal’ is the mark of a new era for Franc Moody, its taut, digital funk providing a quiet commentary on consumer-driven culture.

The group’s exclusive Dummy mix explores what they were listening to while toasting the new offering. Clocking in at 1 hour and 4 minutes, it’s a whistle-stop tour of everything the group are about, perusing soul, funk, disco and beyond. “Here’s a little snapshot of some of the tunes that were in circulation around the time of writing ‘Mass Appeal’,” says the band: “Somewhere between the deepest depths of the black hole of funk, to the sharp and crisp productions of Olof Drejier, O’Flynn and Karma Kid emerged Mass Appeal…”


Fred Wesley & The J.B’s – Blow Your Head
STR4TA – Aspects
O’Flynn – Try Dancing
Addison Groove – Changa
Franc Moody – Mass Appeal
Karma Kid – Freedom (Never Let You Go)
Emmanuel Jar & Nyaruach – Ti Chuong (Olof Dreijer Remix)
O’Flynn – Mesablanca
The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
Latimore – Out To Get Cha (Soulist & DJ Vas Rework)
Nu Genea – Ddoje Facce
Funkadelic – Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic?

Listen to the mix on Soundcloud.

Next up: Dummy Mix 631 | Kassian

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