A second helping of Latin Beat from Cesar's Salad – and a feverish, funky and tight set on Perfect Toy that's easily as strong its predecessor! Led by percussionist Cesar Granados – who really knocks us out on the congas – the group is a quartet with a raw approach and a live ... read moreCD
Raw funk and soul from Deep Street Soul – delivering even stronger on this second album for Freestyle Records! It gets off on the right foot with a opening instrumental with a tight core groove, and a killer sound to the organ – but it really kicks into gear with singer May Johnston ... read moreCD
Dokkerman & The Turkeying Fellaz —
Illegal Move ... CD Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ...
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of ... read moreCD
Keyboard flavored funky, jazzy sweetness from The Fantastics – who've had a pretty terrific run of funky 45s and a tight full length – delivering their best work yet and one of our favorite albums on Freestyle of the past couple years with All The People! There's a real love of ... read moreCD
Nothing robotic here at all – as the groove is fluid, moving, and plenty darn organic – a heavy dose of deep funk from the mighty Impellers! The group seem to mix in a good deal of Afro Funk elements with their straight ahead funk – particularly in the way the horns come together ... read moreCD
A heady sound from Jungle Fire – a group who seem to be equal parts 70s Afro Funk and Latin – with percussion that rivals the best of the latter, and horns and guitar that match the best of the former! The group's got a super-sharp approach, but one that's never slick or commercial ... read moreCD
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood —
Juice ... CD Indirecto, 2014. New Copy ...
Plenty of juice from this mighty sweet combo – a great quartet that once again adds the guitar of John Scofield to the mix of grooves from Medeski, Martin, & Wood! Together, all players seem to step back to a previous generation of soul jazz styles – those best 60s moments of ... read moreCD
Mighty Mocambos —
Showdown ... CD Legere (Germany), 2015. New Copy ...
The Mighty Mocambos wear white on the cover this time around – dressing their best to welcome in a whole host of great guest stars – from Africa Bambaataa, to Shawn Lee, Nichola Richards, Donald D, Peter Thomas, Charlie Funk, DeRobert, and Hektek – a really surprising range of ... read moreCD
One of the most solid records we've ever heard from drummer Stanton Moore – and a set that's got to be his greatest jazz session to date! Moore's still got all the playful kick he brought to his drums during more funk-based years – but he's working here in a trio with the wonderful ... read moreCD
There's almost no introduction needed to the New Mastersounds – given how much greatness the group has given us over the years – a perennial favorite here at Dusty Groove, both with customers and our own soundsystems as well! But even if you know these funky stalwarts, there's still ... read moreCD
The second album funk & soul combo Randa & The Soul Kingdom – leading lights of the fertile Oz scene of the late 00/early 10s – fronted by powerful frontwoman Randa, backed by a tight Soul Kingdom that can and does handle blistering raw funk, moddish soul and classic handclap ... read moreCD
Is this soul? No – the album's hard funk all the way through – played by a tight little Spanish combo with a very classic vibe! The group's got plenty of Hammond and horns, and all the requisite rhythms to make a set like this groove nice and hard – and lead singer Roger ... read moreCD
Slammin Latin from Snowboy – a great illustration of his mighty powers on this side of the groove – served up here by a host of top-notch players! Although a contemporary set from the UK, the album's got plenty of sounds that are right at home in the US Latin scene of the 60s and 70s ... read moreCD
Sweet Hammond funk and spacier sounds from Soul Sugar – the brainchild of Parisian keyboard maestro Guillaume Metenier – pretty much killing it on a blend of tripped out 70s style funk and some more eclectic grooves! The keys drive the sound masterfully, with a mix of Hammond organ, ... read moreCD