The 70s/90s – Soul/Funk Revival : With Zoë Von Hess

TEMP FANS PRESENTS: Movements, Scenes, and Genres: Episode 3

This episode we travel over and explore the 90s revival of 70s Soul/Funk.

Our guest Zoë Von Hess takes us to Hong Kong and looks at the time when our dancefloors were filled with Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Acid Jazz.

We look at the songs that influenced it all and talk about club nights, badgering DJs, and not eating dumplings for breakfast.

This is the podcast version without the tunes, for that you can listen (TO THE SUPERIOR VERSION) for free at

There is also a Spotify playlist if that floats your boat at

Zoë’s latest musical endeavour is providing vocals for Blood Wine or Honey which you can buy at

All theme music and background music from the wonderful Jonathan Fisher, and you can check out more of his Low-Fi, Krautrock, Post Punk, Synth Pop at his bandcamp at


Featuring the wonderful...

Zoë von Hess
Zoë von Hess is a lifelong music devotee and singer.
Professionally active from the age of 17, her band travels have provided adventures from Beijing to London, Ho Chi Minh to Brisbane. With performances on Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry, at famed Indie shrine the Dublin Castle in Camden and even at a Planet Hollywood opening helping out Bruce Willis on backing vocals, she’s nothing if not a well-rounded artist and entertainer.
You can ask her about the time she made Jarvis Cocker leave his own after-show party, or how she sang live for Skibs the Kid with a full classical orchestra or what happened with a bottle of wine backstage with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Now permanently based in Hong Kong with her young family, with 1000s of gigs under her belt both as performer and audience member, she is perennially gobby about her diverse musical passions.
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