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MUSTAFA AKBAR: Get Down Wit ItNappy Riddem vocalist and sometime Fort Knox Five collaborator Mustafa Akbar strikes out on his own shortly with new single Get Down Wit It, inviting all who will join him (a fair few I’d imagine) to engage in a spot of bass-heavy, twenty-first century update of eighties funk. Such is Get Down Wit It which features muted guitars, swirling synths, insistent drums and the kind of

ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE: Varied Funk (2015)

Varied Funk AGFANo messing around with cryptic titles for All Good Funk Alliance on new one, Varied Funk; they do what they say and they say what they bloody well do. Well kind of. Opener Funk This Jam features Trouble Funk legend Big Tony and updates the go-go sound with some rather house-y stylings while Do Work finds AGFA nodding to classic Motown soul beats and tempos – though the presence of

AFRIKA BAMBATAA feat. GRANDMASTER FLASH, MELLE MEL & KURTIS BLOW: We Funk This Party Out (Qdup & AGFA Remix) (2013) Free download

Having all your favourite first wave of NY hip-hop emcees together on one record holding forth about the ‘pioneers’ and how ‘everyone dances when they hear the funk drop’ would sound a lot more convincing were it not happening over a nineties house beat. Someone should really do something about that. Oh wait…they have. Step forward Qdup and the All Good Funk Alliance who bring the

ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE: Pop It (AGFA vs. JM Jackmaster) (2013) Free download

“If disco makes you move, this should make you groove” claims an early lyric in this All Good Funk Alliance re-edit of JM Jackmaster‘s Pop It (with some justification, it has to be said) as the stateside production team work their magic on the Dutchman’s number. Squelching synths, fuzzy funk guitars and a bedrock of solid neo-disco percussion all vye with lyrics urging one to, “Pop whatcha got,”

THE ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE: Sock It To The Man – 2009 – EP review

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Whatever wellsprings of funk AGFA draw inspiration from they’re not the same as mine. If consuming programmed squelchy disco-influenced beats is your thing you’ll probably be all over this like a rash, the more so if you like your programmed squelchy disco-influenced beats to be especially bland. If, like me, you feel you could achieve a superior result by listening to house music while bathing with your head underwater, periodically trying to alleviate the tedium by thumping the side of the tub to add syncopation and letting out an occasional fart to simulate synth effects – you won’t. Thus I find myself hugely at variance with a range of ‘nu-funk’ scene luminaries quoted on the press release. Who will save me from these turbulent disco pedlars? Where are The Snugs for Christ’s sake?
(Out now on Super Hi Fi)

Listen to The All Good Funk Alliance – Sock It To The man EP

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