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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Wild & Free EP

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE:  Wild & Free EPWhat it is to be wild and free eh? Perhaps the only thing better is to be wild, young and free. Still – two out of three ain’t bad and Freethinker Funk Essence is both of those things on new instrumental six-tracker the aptly-titled Wild & Free EP. Opener Burgers & Beer, is an uptempo slab of 70s-style feelgood party funk as the name implies and sets the tone and style for the
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Trainhopping (Vinyl 7″)

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE:  Trainhopping (Vinyl 7Freethinker Funk Essence has been honing his breakmaking chops for time now and new vinyl 7″ Trainhopping might just be his best single yet. Relentless uptempo drum break, squelchy wah-wah guitar, bar-room piano, flute and train-going-by-blowing horn sound? Check. It’s the funky train-riding hobo anthem we’ve all been waiting for! Flip the disc meanwhile and what’s waiting for
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse Funk b/w Outlaw (Vinyl 7″)

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse FunkA veteran of many digital funky breaks releases, it had nevertheless long been Freethinker Funk Essence’s dream to put stuff out on wax.  It was only natural then, that he jumped at the chance when the vinyl resurgence made such a thing possible with Burning Sole Records. His latest such effort is the Cathouse Funk/ Outlaw 7″ – his third for the label – on which two sample-free tracks feature a mixture of original instrumentation and
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway He’s free-thinking, he’s got a funky essence and the Stories From The Highway LP is what Freethinker Funk Essence did next after March’s Ocean Drive 45. It is the Mannheim-based producer’s second full-length effort and provides nine tracks that extend and expand on the musical palette of first album – 2017’s The Traveler – which is to say the all-instrumental effort draws
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: The Traveler (2017)

Freethinker Funk Essence’s album The Traveler came out – oohh – over a month ago so I’d say it’s probably high time it got shown some love. The German producer has dropped a number of EPs on Mustbeat Records since they snapped him up a couple of years ago and these (like his Timewarp Music releases before that) have demonstrated our man’s penchant for breakbeat tunes frequently
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Record Store (2017)

Record Store Freethinker Funk EssenceGerman breaks-man Freethinker Funk Essence brings the essence of his freethinking approach to the funk once more on his Record Store EP. The three-tracker kicks off with the appropriately named spy-funky The Spy Of Mrs Lee which pits a moody Rhodes against itchy wah-wah and horns, follows up with the blaxploitation funk of the title track and closes with the jazz-funky Quentin’s Lost
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Funk Folk Sessions (2016)

folk-funk-sessions-freethinker-funk-essenceIf ever a man with a name like Freethinker Funk Essence had a spiritual home, it would be in San Francisco – especially with a release named Funk Folk Sessions. Opener Haight Ashbury finds him sauntering through heavily syncopated beats while keys and guitars waft about in the background, Walk In The Park finds him giving time to rootsy drum breaks and almost tribal guitars while
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Underground EP (2016)

Underground EP Freethinker Funk EssenceMustbeat signing Freethinker Funk Essence gets with the more organic sound for his new Underground EP by turns adding psychedelic, blaxploitation and afrobeat influences to his breaks. Too Drunk To Funk and Hot Sole Funk both employ wigged-out FX over hypnotic grooves – the latter adding in some 90s-style female soul vox – while closer Funky Bitch employs som
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: The Emanuelle Jam EP (2015)

Emmanuelle Jam EP Freethinker Funk EssenceSay the name ‘Emmanuelle’ to people over a particular age and it conjures images of a certain series of racy, soft focus seventies movies. This being the case, the minds of said people can only boggle at what ‘Emmanuelle Jam‘ could possibly be referring to. While certain people ponder that, let’s consider Freethinker Funk Essence‘s The Emmanuelle Jam EP a.k.a the percussive
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TRU FUNK: Tasty Beats Vol. 6 (2015)

Tasty Beats Vol. 6 Tru FunkSee. I told you Tru Funk wasn’t dead. Here’s Tasty Beats Vol. 6 to prove it. Max Revolt‘s got a chunky party breaks Funky Feelin’, Warson beats Chris Brown (it’s only fair) into disco-shape onto Funky Kiss and Morlack‘s got an electro-ish Hot Sheila. Also present and correct are Freethinker Funk Essence who brings the spacey but again electro-flavoured The Ballad Of Acid Joe &
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