The Beats Soul/Funk genre has assembled a playlist of songs that could not boast of coming from the Motown label, but tried their hardest to have that characteristic Motown sound. What, you may ask, is that Motown sound? Joe Tangari of Beats Music has a handle on it. He writes that it’s a “cosmopolitan soul sound built around a whomping backbeat, bouncing bass lines, call-and-response vocals, and sophisticated orchestration.”
Listen to the Friday quirky playlist Sounds Like Motown.