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Robert Perlman 

Robert Perlman began collecting records at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped. He began seriously collecting funk and soul records in the 1980s at the same time he was doing PR work for rap groups like The Jungle Bros, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beastie Boys and many more. He loved sharing his vinyl discoveries, first by DJing around NYC, then giving samples to The Beastie Boys that they used on their albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. In 2009 he started a tumblr – Funk For The People (funksoul.tumblr.com) – which now contains over 2,500 songs pulled from his collection. In 2018, Perlman collaborated with Rocafort Records to release an LP compilation of rare 45s from his extensive archives, also titled “Funk For The People”.  His new show on Soho Radio, “Funk For The People”, will bring you rare funk and soul, funky library tracks, funk jazz and some leftfield surprises.

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