A seasoned veteran in the rave scene, Bacchus originally plied his trade as DJ on the harder side of dance music regularly playing alongside locals and headliners alike at all-age parties and venues in clubland. Although he was well-known in the scene as a purveyor of rave tunes, what most didn’t know was that Bacchus also held a deep love of funk, soul and disco.
Looking to play records from his wide collection of vintage albums and reach new audiences, Bacchus recently founded The Payback Crew ; a gang of all-vinyl classic funk DJs who are pushing the sounds that influenced the electronic dance music of today and yesterday. Armed with 45s, 7″s and 12″s, the Payback Crew hold their monthly “Fascinated Fridays” on the third Friday of the month at Tota Lounge.
Below you’ll find a mixed-crowd-friendly mix of dusty 45s and original 12″s classics that run the gamut of Soul, Funk, Disco, NRG, Italo, Boogie, and Freestyle.
Average White Band – Pick Up the Pieces
Come Funk Shun – Pride and Glory
Curtis Mayfield – Future Shock
Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Jimmy Castor Bunch – King Kong Pt.2
Johnny King & The Fatback Band – Peace, Love, Not War
The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
James Brown – Think
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Band – Express Yourself
Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
Brick – Dusic
The Kay Gees – Waiting the Bus Stop
Sly and the Family Stone – Thank You
The Bar-Kays – The Holy Ghost
Disco-Tex & The Sex-o-lettes – Get Dancin’
Parliament – Tear the Roof off Sucka
Commodores – Machine Gun
Mass Production – Firecracker
Cameo – Word Up
Gap Band – You Dropped the Bomb on Me
Shannon – Let the Music Play
In Deep – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Alisha – All Night Passion
Janet Jackson – Escapade (Shep’s Good Time Dub)
Patrick Cowley & Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk?
Earlene Bentley – The Boys Come to Town
Madleen Kane – I’m no Angel