Gonna keep it short and sweet on this one.
If you’re a DJ or maybe just someone who’s likes it real funkay, then chances are you’ve heard this jam by Earth, Wind and Fire. Seeing as today’s date is dropped in the lyrics to the song, might as well add this one to the evening’s playlist. I did a little digging to find out what was really behind the track and the date, but didn’t get much.
Turns out Maurice White started writing the song in a hotel room in Washington D.C. There were protests going down on the streets below, but they didn’t really impact what he was writing about (it definitely is a party song not a protest song). And as far as the date goes, according to collaborator Allee Willis, they tried others with more significance but that date just sounded the best when they sung it.
There definitely is a lesson in there.
JT James is a DJ, producer and writer based out of Vancouver, Canada. A veteran of the DJ and recording worlds. he has produced several projects in the genres of hip hop and electronic music under various aliases such as James Divine, Track Nicholson and Sandy Villanova. When he’s not on the decks, in the studio or staring into a blank word document you can catch him at the beach, hiking through the forest or telling people how much yoga can change their life. Look out for his latest project Wulvun and their debut single ‘Far Away’ streaming now on all major platforms.
Wulvun Single https://youtu.be/LPDQThtj_TA