‘The Get Down’ Has The Most Killer Funk Soundtrack

Netflix is on a roll this year coming out with hit after hit, the latest of these being The Get Down, starring Justice Smith, Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann – you may known him as the man behind Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge – the show transports its audience to the culture of the Bronx, New York in the late 1970s through its 70s styling and phenomenal musical accompaniment.

It also chronicles the transition from beloved disco to the birth of hip hop, and sneakily tells the real origin story of Grandmaster Flash, considered to be one of the founding fathers of hip hop djing, mixing and cutting. So of course, we had to showcase some of the amazing tunes that made the cut. Take a listen for yourself below, and prepare to be transported to the era of funk:

“Shining Star” – Earth, Wind & Fire

“Daddy Cool” – Boney M

“El Carbonero” – La Lupe

“Never Can Say Goodbye” – Gloria Gaynor

“Always and Forever” – Heatwave

“Rigor Mortis” – Cameo

“Salsoul Hustle” – The Salsoul Orchestra

“I Want Your Love” – Chic

“You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” – Lou Rawls

“Disco Inferno” – The Trammps

“Heaven Is In The Backseat of My Cadillac” – Hot Chocolate

“Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry

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