Sola Rosa is the brainchild of New Zealand musician, Andrew Spraggon. Creating an evolving infusion of funk, beats, electronic, jazz and soul has been the 20-plus year labour of love for this Auckland-based solo artist, who has produced a wealth of recordings since launching as an experimental recording project in 1999. With a new album, Chasing The Sun, out now, we caught up with him to find out what songs make him...
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
This song just reminds me of a summer’s day. It evokes happiness. A total classic!
Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On
Still as relevant today as it was way back in the 70’s.
Kate Bush – The Man With The Child In His Eyes
Truth be told I don't know if a song has ever made me cry but this one is an extremely beautiful well crafted song.
Mura Masa feat Slow Thai – Deal Wiv It
A modern mantra for the times. This song doesn’t take itself too seriously. Deal wiv it!
Want to work out
Channel Tres – Topdown
This tune has such an infectious vibe. Can’t say it would be my workout anthem but it's a banger!
Devo - Good Thing
I grew up with this band and have just been through a period of revisiting so I felt they were a good choice, great band, great songs!
Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
The great Jackie Mittoo – Keyboard King at Studio One. A total classic.
Public Enemy – By the Time I Get To Arizona
A band we need now more than ever!
Omar – Its So…
I thrashed this album back in the day. Still play this one a lot when DJing out. A dancefloor fav!