A bit of an outlier for me, I’m not usually a fan of Ben Liebrand’s work, but I will make an exception for this particular mix. Took a pretty good 70’s rock track and smashed the UK clubs with it in 1990! You could easily put this in a sequence with UK indie rock dance tunes of the time too. And indeed I did, this was a real floor-filler at the time.
One of the reasons that the “Theme from Shaft” has endured as a classic piece of music is its ability to capture the essence of the era in which it was created. The 1970s was a time of great social and cultural change in the United States, marked by the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the rise of funk and soul music.