Listen In: The Stepkids Made You a Playlist

September 17, 2013 | Andy Cush

Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

This week’s playlist comes from the spacey funk-soul band the Stepkids, who compiled a mix of classic funk, contemporary electronic music, and one incredible deep cut–a Wendy’s training video called “Grill Skillz” from the early hip-hop era. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.

Troubador, The Stepkids’ latest album, is available now via Stones Throw.

“Strawberry Letter 23,” Brothers Johnson, 1977

“Talkbox Medley,” Stevie Wonder, 1970

“Work It Out,” Rjd2, 2007

“Live Medley,” Prince, James Brown, and Michael Jackson, 1983

“Música da Lagoa,” Hermeto Pascoal, year unknown

“Live in Concert,” Earth, Wind, and Fire, 1978

“Keep On Lovin’ Me,” The Whispers, 1987

“Spectral Split,” Pantha du Prince and The Bell Laboratory, 2013

“Funkin’ for Jamaica,” Tom Browne, 1980

“Wendy’s Grill Skillz,” Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, year unknown

“No Church in the Wild,” The NEXT Collective, 2013

“Make it With You,” Bread, 1977

“Live 1973,” Genesis, 1973

“Right or Wrong,” Stealers Wheel, 1975

“In My Room,” Earl Okin, year unknown