Hong Kong Beat mobile disco celebrating Valentine’s Day

Whether it’s a lost holiday for a Roman saint, a celebration invented by a bawdy Medieval writer, or a day manufactured to boost the sales of flowers, cards and chocolates, February 14th every year is a day for lovers to express their feelings – what they do with them the remaining 364 days of the year is a bigger question to me than the origin of the day, however.

Anyway, to help moon-struck lovers get their groove on, Hong Kong Beat offers some soulful romantic tunes from across 6 decades of pop and dance music about, as Barry White put it, lurrrvve baby.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco 80s soul weekender part 3

Sunday Selection rounds off the 80s soul weekender with a little more uptempo and funky soul tunes.

Blow your whistle.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco’s 80s soul weekender, part 2

Heading into Soulful Saturday with part 2 of Hong Kong Beat’s 80s soul weekender.

Funkateers?

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco throws an 80s soul weekender

One of the great things about the UK music scene in the 80s was the diversity of styles and genres enjoyed by the party going generation.

Rising from the northern soul sub-culture with its all-nighters, was the funk, disco and jazz inspired soul music scene in predominantly southern UK clubs and, from those, all-nighters and weekender soul festivals, the brainchild of a couple of prominent soul club DJs.

Remembering the heady days of endless soul partying amongst hundreds, even thousands of like-minded ‘funkateers’, Hong Kong Beat presents part of 1 of 80s soul weekender for Funky Friday.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco exploring loneliness with dance and soul tunes for Monday Moods

Moving dance and soul set about being alone, for Monday Moods this week.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco with contemporary soul sisters for Soulful Saturday

The nice thing about soul music is that it’s a gift that keeps on giving. One generation influences the next, and in turn builds on the last.

Presenting contemporary soul sisters who grew up listening to the likes of the great classic soul sisters: Aretha, Etta, Dionne, Martha, Diana, Whitney, Gladys… But who have brought their own thing to the party, with great voices tuned to classic licks infused with funk, swing and hip-hop.

It doesn’t get much more soulful than these ladies.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco gets happy with funk and soul on this overcast Monday

Monday Moods takes the gloomy overcast morning head on with a selection of funky, jazzy and soulful tunes about joy and happiness.

And without having to play ‘that’ song 🙂