Tag Archives: Funk

DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EP (2017)

DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EPRating: ★★★★★ If you caught volumes 1 and 2 of Daytoner’s excellent Shedits series you’ll already know that ‘Shedit’ is a byword for quality funk/ soul, ska/rocksteady edit/ remix thingies in party breaks circles. So the announcement that our man has been pottering around at the bottom of the garden again for Shedits 3 EP is cause for celebration. First up is Apache Street for anyone
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VOODOOCUTS: The Fool/ Loopita 7″ (2017)

VOODOOCUTS:  The Fool/ Loopita 7Rating: ★★★★★ It’s sureshot booty double-header time from Voodoocuts as our man brings his Juice series to format-of-the-minute, seven inch vinyl, with his first Juice On Wax drop. Step forward a pumping funky disco edit of Etta James’ 70s funk period number Only A Fool that, frankly, only a fool would ignore. Still, what to put on the B-side? It better be something big. Ah yes – Loopita
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MNP: Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7″ (2017)

MNP:  Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7If El Michels Affair’s recent excellent Return To The 37th Chamber has given you a taste for funky, psychedelic, library music style instros and you’re now looking for something in a similar vein that’s not a cover – MNP are here to sort you out. Why? Well, it transpires, their debut 7″ for the Delights label is just such a beast. The band (who consist of Tru Thoughts artist Beta Hector, former
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DUCT TAPE: 13th Floor (2017)

DUCT TAPE:  13th FloorMan – what can’t duct tape do? It’ll hold bits of your car together, hold musical equipment cases together (hell, hold musical instruments together), temporarily patch up a surf board and plug any gaps in your funky psych collection. No really. Or at least Duct Tape a.k.a. Berlin-based psych duo Batsauce and Wynton Kelly Stevenson will. Now on their second album the pair are still all about
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DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: Dirt (2017) + video

DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: Dirt videoToday is Friday and it’s good. Not in a religious sense you understand but because DJ Format and Abdominal have just dropped another new single off forthcoming LP Still Hungry entitled Dirt. Life is too sanitised these days you see – or as Abs has it, “so fuck a bar of soap man I wanna feel the earth/ between my toes like nature intended/ because things are too clean and impeccably
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: ‘Return To The 37th Chamber’ (2017) + full album stream

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  'Return To The 37th Chamber' (2017) + full album streamRating: ★★★★★ Have you heard the one about the funk and soul band who do covers of sampled beats by the hip-hop band who chopped up originals by old funk and soul acts?
Of course you have! Obviously the band in question are El Michels Affair – the house band of Leon Michel and DJ Akalepse’s excellent Big Crown
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BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE: Year Of The Funky (2017)

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE:  Year Of The FunkyAs part of his bid to be the busiest man in funk-related music this year, Shawn Lee teams up with Bei Bei for Year Of The Funky – the title track and first single off the forthcoming LP of the same name. Lee has rhythm all covered by laying down a crisp break on live drums and electric bass while Bei Bei delivers melody on the guzheng. Come again? You know – one of those Chinese
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DEM JUJU POETS: Liberated Thoughts (2017)

DEM JUJU POETS  Liberated ThoughtsAs announced back in December when the Barabara seven inch came out, here at last is LP Liberated Thoughts which sees producer David Hanke provide a full-length debut in his current afro-funk incarnation Dem Juju Poets. Anyone familiar with any of Hanke’s other incarnations – especially Renegades Of Jazz will know that this man doesn’t mess around when it comes to
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EKLIPS: ‘I Want You’ video (2017)

EKLIPS:  'I Want You' videoYou may recall back in December hearing news that French beatboxer Eklips had an album, Lips, coming out this spring on Radio Krimi. And you may recall that the news was heralded by the EP B4Lips which despite having all the presence of a multi-track vocal and instrumental recording, was in fact the product of Eklips’ vocal chords alone. Marvel once more then man’s talents as the first
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KRAFTY KUTS & CHALI 2NA: Hands High 7″ (2017)

krafty-kuts-chali-2na-hands-highRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve already released one banger recently you’d think it would be sportsmanlike to at least let the competition feel like they had something of a chance before dropping another one. No such mercy from Krafty Kuts and Chali 2Na though who follow-up early March’s funky boom-bap collab. It Ain’t My Fault on which they were joined by Dynamite MC with
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