Cookin' On 3 Burners' 10 Essential Funk Tracks

12 September 2023 | 12:00 pm | Staff Writer

Are you discovering funk and soul music for the first time? Check out Cookin' On 3 Burners and their list of 10 must-listen songs from Melbourne bands that you should tune into today.

Cookin' On 3 Burners and Stella Angelico

Cookin' On 3 Burners and Stella Angelico (Credit: Jo Duck)

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Cookin’ On 3 Burners recently returned with a timeless soul classic, I’m Comin’ Home To You, featuring the vocals of Stella Angelico.

The Melbourne group exude warmth and comfort with their latest number, which was mixed by Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ Jake Mason and mastered by Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, C.W. Stoneking).

Angelico said that working with Cookin’ On 3 Burners on I’m Comin’ Home To You was a no-brainer, elaborating in a press release, “As soon as I heard this one, I knew I wanted to write on it.

“It conjured images of water sparkling in the sun, bright blue skies, riding a bike on a warm night. I was thinking of Sicily, I was thinking of Melbourne, where I’ve grown up and feel most at home – and where we chose to shoot the gorgeous, very domestic cover shots with Jo Duck. I was thinking of coming home to someone you love, coming home to yourself…”

This Friday, 15 September, Cookin’ On 3 Burners will host a homecoming concert at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club with special guests DJ Miss Goldie and Haych. You can find tickets here.

Angelico added, “The Burners’ music and feel and the way I work are very complimentary - in fact, I think we energise each other on stage, and so I’ve just continued to say yes to joining them all over the world!”

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“It is really exciting to be sharing something totally fresh and new with the world, something that is a real collaboration between the Burners and myself. I love it and can't wait to share it.”

To celebrate the return of Cookin’ On 3 Burners, the Melbourne soul icons have chosen 10 Essential Funk Tracks you need to hear today. The songs are also below in playlist form.

Cookin' On 3 Burners

The new single from Cookin’ On 3 Burners and Stella Angelico - I’m Comin’ Home To You, stomping all the way to the dance floor!

The Bamboos

From the early Bamboos’s Step It Up period, their take on Tighten Up… super tight!

The Teskey Brothers

So Caught Up is a sweet soul nugget from one of Melbourne’s finest.

Kylie Auldist

Made of Stone, the title track from Kylie’s Made of Stone album.

Electric Empire

Baby Your Lovin’ - sweet soul featuring Jason Heerah.

Chelsea Wilson

Hit Em Like Ali is frantic funk from Chelsea Wilson.

The Meltdown

Better Days - The track that put The Meltdown on the map featuring Simon Burke!

The Putbacks

Oranges - Northside instrumental gold right here. 

Woman of Soul

Beautifully Broken Heart - The Woman of Soul Collective featuring Candice Monique.

Surprise Chef

All News Is Good News - Instrumental soundscape goodness.