Bootsy Collins // I’d Rather Be With You

Taking it back to 1976 for this filthy jam from Bootsy Collins’ first post-Funkadelic album Stretchin’ Out in Bootsy’s Rubber Band. This frequently sampled slow jam has got everything you need, Bootsy’s breathy vocals, heartbeat bassline and hushed chorus. Can’t get enough of the way the melodica plays counter melodies in the background. I knew the melodica had use outside of dub … Turns out that use was in funky slow jams!

Unsurprisingly ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ is a cornerstone of my Slinky Soul slow jam playlist on Spotify. I’m sure you’ll want to subscribe to it immediately since its stuffed with turned down #bangers. Get listening.

Ollie