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Pretty Lights Channels Funky '70s Soul on 'Rainbows & Waterfalls'

DJ Pretty Lights, 2016
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DJ Pretty Lights performs onstage during the 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on Nov. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

The track samples The Brothers Johnson's "Strawberry Letter 23."

Wrap yourself in the warmth of 1970s funk and soul -- Pretty Lights' has a hug of a tune for you with "Rainbows & Waterfalls."

Your mom and dad will recognize the lyrics of "Strawberry Letter 23," a tune by Shuggie Otis made famous by a 1977 cover from The Brothers Johnson, produced by the legend Quincy Jones. It was a hit back then and the sample sounds as silky smooth as ever. Pretty Lights amps up the drums and hip-hop lean of it all, but he keeps the soul of the song in tact. It's absolutely delicious, the kind of groove you can bury your whole body into.

"Rainbows & Waterfalls" is a time traveler you can get behind, out everywhere now on 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records. Invite your parents over and listen below.