Minutes of Funk

Intercontinental Groove Station

March 29: Leila Adu

Fresh from the release of her new EP, “Scary Love Monster”, Leila Adu joined me on the show. A New Zealand composer of Ghanaian descent, she erodes distinctions between genre, displaying her versatility with projects as diverse as compositions for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and So Percussion, an avant-garde pop studio album produced by Steve Albini, free improvisation recordings with her electro-kraut digital hardcore supergroup, The Miz'ries, and teaching workshops at the infamous Sing Sing Correctional Facility as a faculty member of Musicambia.  "Leila Adu travels the spaceways of music without limits." 

Tune in to hear her in conversation about her new release, her wide-ranging musical projects, and how she connects her creative practice to her commitment to environmental and social justice.  

Nadine Shah - “Runaway” 

Sade - “Hold On To Your Love” 

Fat Freddy's Drop - “No Fish In the Sea” 

Jojo Abot - “Le Le Le” 

Emanative - “Unity” 

Ballistic Brothers - “Blacker” 

Fleetwood Mac - “Brown Eyes (2015 Remastered)” 

Voilaaa - “Jungle Fire” 

Lord Echo - “Molten Lava ft. Leila Adu” 

DJ Day - “Land of a Thousand Chances (feat. Lord Echo) (Lord Echo's Disco-Mix)” 

Leila Adu - “Scary Love Monster” 

Massive Attack - “Be Thankful for What You've Got” 

Roots Manuva - “Dub Styles (Micachu's M.A.T.H.E.S Remix)” 

A Tribe Called Quest - “Buggin Out”

A Tribe Called Quest - “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo"

Frankie Knight - “Rip It Up (Orange Juice Rework)” 

Leila Adu - “Oriental Finger Trap” 

Leila Adu - “Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker”

Leila Adu - “Nothing’s Going Wrong”

Bajka - “Just The Truth”

Jojo Abott - “To Li”

Beenie Man - “Black Board"