Steph Gilmore is a champ. Not just in the professional sense, but in the everyday sense, too. We figured if she’s even 1/8th as good at making a playlist as she on a wave, it’d be worth the listen. Not only did she comply, but she managed to keep her love of JLO to herself.
What’s the most important thing to keep in mind when creating a playlist or mix-tape?
I started with the MC audience in mind and I got too self conscious, so then I just got too confident and threw it all in together with my own opinion as a guide.
What’s the theme of your playlist?
What the Funk!
What activity/activities would your playlist best compliment?
Driving or just being at home, specifically performing kitchen activities, Cooking!
Are there any songs on there that you’re a little embarrassed by?
It took all my strength not to add my true favs—Janet, JLO, Mariah and Jamiroquai.
Were you a mix-tape maker back in the cassette days? If so, what was your specialty?
Not really, I was too busy spending my every hour of the day in my wetsuit at the beach.
What the Funk Playlist Tracklisting
1. Ghetto Disco (Norman Jay Edit) – Ted Taylor
2. Hey Joe – Charlotte Gainsbourg
3. Seasons (Waiting On You) – BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation
4. West End Girls (7″ Mix) – Pet Shop Boys
5. Bowtie – Outkast
6. Martha My dear – The Beatles
7. Belly Button Window – Jimi Hendrix
8. Good Fortune – PJ Harvey
9. Rapt – Karen O
10. I’m the Man, That Will Find You – Connan Mockasin
11. Sunshine Superman – Donovan
12. Turn Blue – The Black Keys
13. Yuuhiwa Akaku (Red Sunset) – Blue Jeans
14. Future People – Alabama Shakes
15. Kool Thing – Sonic Youth
16. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
17. Same Old Story – Taste
18. Memoir – Charlotte Gainsbourg
19. Boe Zaah – Mac DeMarco
20. Disciples – Tame Impala
21. Heavy and Rolling (feat. Andrew Wyatt) – Mark Ronson
22. Cant Get Away – Rodriguez
23. Lucky I Got What I want – Jungle
24. La Horse – Serge Gainsbourg
25. Ma Baker – Boney M.