Young Gun Silver Fox Share Nauti-Cal: Funky Yacht Rock & AOR Mixtape

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Young Gun Silver Fox — comprised of multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee (AM & Shawn Lee and Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra) and UK singer-songwriter Andy Platts (Mamas Gun) — have created quite the ruckus around their west coast pop/rock sound. Their debut album West End Coast dropped in the U.S. on July 15th to outstanding reviews, and the guys want to keep the musical inspiration going with a mixtape, premiering now exclusively for IMPOSE readers’ ears.

Shawn Lee has curated a mixtape called Nauti-Cal: Funky Yacht Rock & AOR, and it is an ever-perfect tribute to the waning days of this gorgeously hot summer. It’s got some pretty gnarly tracks on it, which just emphasizes Lee’s impeccable taste further. It’s a throwback that’s making us happier than clams, and it’s definitely a must-have as we transition into autumn.

Says Lee of the playlist, “The late ’70s were a special time. Analog recording was at its HIFI apex. West Coast pop music of the day was sophisticated, crafted, and, well, pretty darn marvelous! I’ve made a mix of the classics—deep cuts and fine examples of an era of music that I loved growing up and that inspired me in making the Young Gun Silver Fox album, West End Coast. AOR, West Coast, yacht rock, city pop—whatever you wanna call it… It’s smooth as hell and makes me smile.”

 Mixtape Tracklisting
1. You Win I lose- Hal Bradbury
2. Pretend he’s me – Robert Byrne
3.Somethings are better unsaid- Player
4. The Saliors song- Pages
5. House on the rock – Rob Mehl
6. People gotta move – Gino Vanelli
7. Whatcha gonna do- Pablo Cruise
8. Nightfly- Donald Fagen
9. Steal Away- Robbie Dupree
10. Lihue- Nohelani Cypriano
11. Much Higher- Gary Wright
12. Jojo – Boz Scaggs
13. Phantom of the footlights- The Larsen Feiten Band
14. I wouldn’t want to be like you- The Alan Parsons Project
15. You belong to me- The Doobie Brothers
16. Alone too long- Hall & Oates
17. Biggest part of me – Ambrosia

Get your ears on West End Coast now.