The best soundtrack of the year has to be that for ‘The Get Down’, the Netflix series in which fictional protagonists become entwined with the Bronx disco scene and the birth of rap in the hot summer of 1977.
Alongside classics from the era are new tracks ( including from my number one artist for the year, but more on that in 12 days).
Contributed by Nile Rogers, ‘Set Me Free’ is performed with pep (sorry!) by Herizen Guardiola as her character Mylene Cruz. It becomes her breakthrough hit, from which her boyfriend appropriates the drum break to launch his own crew’s rap career.
The series got mixed reviews but I loved it and I’m looking forward to series two next year. I certainly don’t think that Mayor Koch is up to any good…
Roy’s selection is below….