Seattle renaissance man Rudy Willingham holds a number of titles including DJ, producer, photographer, and advertising guru. As a DJ, he’s known for throwing over the top yacht parties which he’s channeling in today’s Song of the Day, “Pool Party.”
By taking a sample of a woman calling out to a group of children, “Hey Ladies,” to which they respond with an enthusiastic “Yeah!,” she enquires about where they’re going to which is – of course – the pool. This call-and-response repeats throughout the entire two-and-a-half minutes over a funky, retro groove and killer saxophone line. It’s an incredibly fun and catchy song that will make you ache for the days of summer.
In 2017, Willingham’s single “Why?” was another KEXP Song of the Day. Sneak a peek at one of the infamous Seafair cruises Willingham DJ’s in the video below.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Colors" by Black Pumas, from the 2019 self-titled album on ATO Records
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Old Engine Oil" by The Budos Band, from the 2019 album V on Daptone Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Two Colors" by Chong the Nomad, a 2019 self-released single