Goapele Guest DJ Set on KCRW

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Goapele joined Garth Trinidad last night for a Guest DJ set to celebrate her upcoming role in “Sparkle”, which she called a “childhood fantasy come true”.

It’s a remake of the 1976 film about three singing sisters who form a girl group. The new version takes place in Detroit in the 1960s during the Motown era. (The film was choreographed by Fatima Robinson, who dropped by KCRW for a Guest DJ Project set!)

The sultry singer – Rolling Stone calls her the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” – selected some of her own songs to play, giving us a preview for her August 2 concert at the El Rey, including a collaboration with Latin hip hop duo Los Rakas. (Garth will open the show with a DJ set).

Check out the full interview/Guest DJ set here and see her playlist below.

Goapele Guest DJ Set  

Goapele Feat. Los Racas — Play     

Prince  —  If I Was Your Girlfriend        

Frank Ocean  —  Forrest Gump           

Major Lazer —  Get Free

Little Dragon — Ritual Union              

Goapele  — Runnin         

Miguel — Adorn            

Zapp & Roger — Computer Love        

Goapele  — Undertow