Roots and Influences #002 – Miles Simpson (Thunder)

Introducing the Roots & influences series. A weekly mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s.

Next up to bat we have Thunder head honcho Miles Simpson delving deep into his record bag to produce some of the funkiest, most soulful selections seen on this series so far. With a bi-monthly party at Dalston’s Dance Tunnel; hosting guests the likes of Derrick Carter, Hunee and Marcellus Pittman, Thunder has become a cornerstone of London club culture. Miles’ dedication to stylish programming shines through on this mix – with cuts from The Jackson Two, Arthur Russell and the legendary Billy Cobham.


Arthur Russell – Place I Know/Kid Like This

Billy Cobham – Heather

Johnny Hammond – Gamblers Life

Donlad Byrd – You and Music

Convertion – Let’s Do It

Jet Brown – Only Love Can It Right

Tempest Trio – Do You Like the Way That It Feels

Royalle Delite – I’ll Be A Freak For You

Jackson Two – Oh Yeah

Toney Lee – Love So Deep (Instrumental)

Metro Area – Atmosphirque

Cameo – Candy

The System – You Are In My System

Scritti Politti – Wood Beez

Belious Some – Imagination (dub)

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Bang