A batch of eclectic postmodern soul that's as original and instantly gratifying as anything we've heard on Stones Throw! Aloe Blacc more than lives up to the expectations we had for him after hearing his first couple of Stones Throw singles. His previous work in the adventurous hip hop outfit ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk)read moreCD
An incredible leap forward for Antibalas – a record filled with bolder sounds and deeper grooves than ever before – and one that even tops the already-great sound of their previous albums! The mix of modes here is really amazing – some of the group's familiar Afro-Funk at the ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A contemporary set, but one that sparkles with all the best brilliance of the 70s scene in Brazil – and that includes such heady company as Marcos Valle, Azymuth, and Joao Donato! As with all those artists at the time, Lucas Arruda has a groove that's strongly based on Fender Rhodes – ... (Brazil, Deep Funk)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
4 ... CD Tru Thoughts (UK), 2010. Used ...
Slinky modern funk & soul from The Bamboos – the fourth album from the leading light of he Austrailian deep funk scene, and in the top tier the world over! The Bamboos greatest attribute is the way they combine the deepest, truest love for the full range of old school funk & soul ... read moreCD
Excellent mod work from this new UK combo! The album's got a hip late 60s Go-Go feel – with screaming Hammond organ solos, bouncing bongo, and lots of fuzzed out guitars. There's more than a bit of funk in the mix, too – and you might well think of these guys as a swinging London ... read moreCD
A smoking set of funky horns from Japan – played by a group who are clearly drawing influences from The JBs, The Memphis Horns, and a host of smaller combos from the swinging 60s! The sound here is very much in keeping with the "big horns" title – but not in any sort of hokey ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Modern Memphis soul from the Bo-Keys – a group who play in the same spirit as classic acts from Stax and Hi Records! The sound's no surprise, as the record was recorded in the studios of legendary producer Willie Mitchell – a perfect fit for the warm Booker T-inspired grooves of the ... read moreCD
Great stuff from one of the new European "funky young lions" of Blue Note France! Italian trumpeter Flavio Boltro lays down a killer set of modern funk grooves here – clearly played with one foot in the past, but the other firmly in a present that's filled with tight snapping drum ... read moreCD
A wicked trip into space courtesy of Bongolian – who somehow sound hipper, groovier, and funkier than ever before! Bongolian have really expanded their sound a bit this time around – taking their usual blend of 70s funk and 60s mod, and adding in some cool spacier elements – ... read moreCD
Killer work from leading lights of the neo classic funk scene – the mighty Breakestra – their debut for Strut Records and some of the best work they've ever done! Music Man Miles & the crew knock us out each time, and the 4 years between the stellar Hit The Floor LP and this one ... read moreCD
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read moreCD
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read moreCD
Calibro 35 —
Space ... CD Record Kicks (Italy), 2015. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from Calibro 35 – a funky combo who just seem to get better and better with each new record! These guy started out in territory that was strongly influenced by older Italian soundtrack material – which they could copy with effortless ease – but this time around, ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Trip ... CD Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ...
Funky hip hop beatcraft laced with far out psychedelic samples from German producer Dexter – and it's a trip, alright – a far out funky one at that! Dexter lays down a thick layer of hypnotic beats underneath a sprawling batch of sampled sounds from the psychedelic area and beyond, but ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Sweet Hammond grooves from The Diplomats Of Solid Sound – a mod little combo from Iowa, but one with a sound that's smoking 60s all the way through! The Diplomats have actually seemed to pick up a bit more jazz than before – stepping out with a more open, more fluid tone on the organ ... read moreCD
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound have really grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years – starting as more of a garage/mod instrumental combo, but now emerging fully formed as a razor-sharp funk act! They've still got plenty of roots in the 60s, and there's a definite soulful vibe to ... read moreCD
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
There's no escaping the Detroit in the grooves here – as the album's got a classic sound that stretches back to the city's crossover days at the end of the 60s – that magical time when soul, rock, and funk acts were playing to the same crowds all over town – and breaking down a ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Galactic get some heavy production from Dan The Automator – really chunking up their groove with lots of bass on the bottom and plenty of low-end sounds! The approach isn't really hip hop, but it does give the group's homegrown funk approach a sound that fits more closely next to modern ... read moreCD
A set that nicely takes Golden Dawn Arkestra back to their roots – with music that's warmly organic, spiritually evocative, and pretty darn funky all the way through – all with a unique quality that definitely marks the group's own territory! The ensemble almost move as if in an ... read moreCD
An obscure bit of jazzy funk from the Swiss scene – the only album we've ever seen from Grandmother's Funck – on Greyboy Records! The album was recorded in Switzerland in '96, and there's timeless sound and a laidback approach of funk – with soul jazz awareness that we don't ... read moreCD
One of the most unified albums we've ever heard from Greyboy – an excellent little set that perfectly bridges his two loves of funk and hip hop! The core style is in the hip hop-infused mode of earlier years – with lots of programming and scratches by Greyboy himself – but there's ... read moreCD
A great German combo, and one with almost as much jazz as funk in the mix – quite a nice change from the usual group of this nature! There's a warm glow to the record right from the start – a vibe that comes from the tight trumpet lines of Michael Voss, who also sings a bit – and ... read moreCD
The smoking return of Martha High – a singer who worked famously with James Brown during his funk years, but who never got the same shot at full-length fame as Lyn Collins or Marva Whitney! Martha's every bit as great – and although she did cut later records in the disco years, it's ... read moreCD
Bunch ... CD Infracom (Germany), 2005. Used ...
The second album from Honeymunch – a group that really grabbed our ears with the club jazz sound of their debut! The style here is a bit more electric than before – with the strongest emphasis on the keyboards, which include a lot of Fender Rhodes and Clavinet – snaking out over ... read moreCD
(Out of print, includes slipcover.)
Solon ... CD Irma/Suonaphone (Italy), 2003. Used ...
The debut release by Honeymunch – a really great group from the current European underground, dedicated to performing club music with live instruments! The record's got the feel of work by Hipnosis, Sleepwalker, and a number of other recent groups who've been playing live jazz for the ... read moreCD
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Dave Ellis on tenor saxophone, Caldier Spanier on alto saxophone & ScottAmendola on drums. (Jazz, Deep Funk)CD
(Out of print.)
Indigo Jam Unit —
2 X 2 ... CD Basis (Japan), 2006. Used ...
A killer combo from Japan – a club jazz unit that mixes warm, round bass with hard-hitting piano – all held together nicely with two drummers on the bottom, and some very crisp production! The sound is totally great – a stripped-down take on the mix of modal and soul jazz styles ... read moreCD
A Dutch combo with some mighty tight horns – trumpet, tenor, and baritone sax – all forged together in a strongly soulful frontline! The undercurrent of the group's groove has a bit of fuzzy guitar right on the rhythms – almost in an early Baker Brothers way – but the ... read moreCD
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read moreCD
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A killer tribute to the Meters by the Killer Meters – a shadowy quartet that somehow manages to live up to their ambition of recreating the heat of the one-and-only Funky Meters! The group faithfully brings those great Meters tunes to life, thanks in no small part to the furious strength of ... read moreCD
Afro Funk is alive and well – thanks to the efforts of Kokolo, one of the best new groups of the genre working today! Kokolo have a sound that completely respects the 70s roots of the Afro Funk sound, yet also play here with a burning style that reminds us a lot of some of the current groups ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... read moreCD
A wonderful full album from keyboardist Jessica Lauren – a London talent we've loved for years, and have watched mature deeply over the past few decades! Jessica's keyboards have graced a number of key recordings from the past 20 years or so on the British scene – but she's issued ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Another sweeping set of groovy songcraft that's largely written, played, sung and produced by the amazing Shawn Lee – a one man orchestra of easy funk and sunshine soul! Shawn's full length debut for BBE is a nice step into bright blue eyed soul and singer-songwriter territory – done ... read moreCD
The best album to date from funky drummer Tito Lopez – aka Harbans Srih, one of the best players on the UK deep funk scene! The album's got a laidback, tripped-out, slow funk style that's really great – very much in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode, with heavy Harbans drums on the ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Back cover of the booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)
Dope grooves that seem to have crept out of nowhere from the west coast underground! 8 tracks of instrumental hip hop, with a bit more pep than your typical hip hop record, and a lot more interesting twists and turns than your typical promo instrumental version of your favorite MC's album. Like ... read moreCD
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read moreCD
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... read moreCD
A warm return to funky form for the New Mastersounds – working here in an instant-classic groove that recalls the glory days of the Memphis scene! The group's instrumental sound is supported by some extremely burning work on Hammond – sweet and soulful licks that remind us a lot of the ... read moreCD
Funky madness from The New Mastersounds – sounding better here than we remember them in years, with a real nitty-gritty quality that reminds us of their best early singles! The grooves on the set are extremely intense – from the percussion-jamming timbales of "The Tin Drum", ... read moreCD
On The Corner with Fuzz —
B'Gock! ... CD Artkin Touchya, 1999. Used ...
Japan's grooviest combo – hitting hard in a special European set! Given the amount of mod rhythms coming from Spain these days, it's no surprise that Osaka Monaurail finds a very enthusiastic audience to work with – a crowd that's clearly going wild for the group's mix of 60s soul and ... read moreCD
The grooviest set we've heard so far from Sam Paglia – no surprise, given that he's issued this album on the ultra-cool DejaVu label! As on previous Paglia efforts, the keyboards are strongly in the lead on most numbers – mostly Hammond, but also some Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer piano, ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)
Mike Painter & The Family Shakers —
Go Up! ... CD Sexy Groovy Rhythms (Italy), 2003. Used ...
Some really mod tracks from organist Mike Painter – very much in the London beat groove of the late 60s, and drenched with plenty of influences from American acts as well! Painter's approach to the Hammond is lean and mean, like that of Jimmy McGriff during his Sue years – or more ... read moreCD
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read moreCD
A British combo with a classic soul sound – and one who've got roots in a mod scene that stretches back before the early days of Acid Jazz! Given that the group features keyboards from Mick Talbot and drums from Steve White, you can bet that their sound is tight and right – a solid 60s- ... read moreCD
A damn funky little album – and one of the best new records on Stones Throw in years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates. There's a wonderfully tripped-out sound to their ... read moreCD
Quantic Soul Orchestra —
Pushin On ... CD Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Used ...
If drums were enough to make us love a record, we'd love this one to death – but it's also got a heck of a lot more to offer! Quantic Soul Orchestra return with a smashing second set – one that's even tighter and funkier than the first one – with a sound that really bridges both ... read moreCD
A set that's got a lot more going on than you might expect from the "headnod" title – as Karriem Riggens is at his most dynamic here – offering up way more than just the hip hop instrumentals promised by the album's cover sticker! There's definitely a hip hop aesthetic in ... read moreCD
Brixton's Soothsayers self described style of "tangled roots" has always been an appealing blend of Afro-inspired funk, soul, jazz and rhythms – and they've added another strand this time out, with some reverent reggae and dub sounds! One More Reason could have gone wrong in a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Killer work from one of the hippest artists on the contemporary Afro Funk scene – Dele Sosimi, who really makes the set sparkle on both vocals and keyboards! There's a groove here that's directly descended from Fela and Tony Allen, but which also has a few of its own elements as well – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Hard jamming jazz funk from the always-great Soulive – recording here in their original trio format – nicely stripped down into a stone-heavy groove of organ, drums, and guitar! The tracks are really great – with both an approach to the music and style of production that recall ... read moreCD
A whole new groove for The Stance Brothers – every bit as funky as before, but with an added soul component as well! The lovely lady on the front cover is Johanna Forsti – aka Jo Stance – a vocalist with a sound that's got plenty of 60s soul modes overall – warm and smooth ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Heavy funk from the Spanish scene – really great little combo with hard-cooking organ from Carlo Coupe, and some wickedly soulful vocals from Mayka Edjole – a singer who almost stands next to the best current deep funk divas from the US! There's a lean, stripped-down quality to the ... read moreCD
Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty —
Visions ... CD Mr Bongo (UK), 2020. Used ...
A really amazing step forward for Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty – two musicians best known as founders of BADBADNOTGOOD – but emerging here in an even more mature blend of jazz and larger instrumental ideas! The record mixes core solo voices with some larger touches here and there ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... read moreCD
The most compelling work we've ever heard from TM Juke – a set done live, in collaboration with the Jack Baker Trio – and filled with an amazing array of multicultural grooves! Bits of Latin, Afro Funk, Ethiopian, New Orleans, and Caribbean rhythms collide here – all crashing ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Erik Truffaz —
Mantis ... CD Blue Note (France), 2001. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A pivotal album from Swiss trumpeter Eric Truffaz – a back to basics bit of electric funk, with no hip hop or outside influences to mess up the groove! The sound is spare and stripped down – with Truffaz's atmospheric trumpet in the lead, and some lean work on guitar and percussion to ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) —
Tuxedo II ... CD Stones Throw, 2017. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic second set from the team of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One – working here with some great help from Will Sessions on a number of tracks – an artist who really ups the funky ante of the record! The vibe is mostly in an early 80s funk mode – strong boogie grooves in the ... read moreCD
Heavy, classic styled funk & soul from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – really killing it in a similar vein as some of our favorite female fronted, blue-eyed female fronted UK funk – but it an even harder grooving, grittier and anthemic mode! It's pretty heavy on the bottom end, ... read moreCD
Funky Aja West does it again – furthering the Mackrosoft groove with one of his most soulful sets to date! Aja's got some great help here from vocalist Reggie Watts – who sings on more than half the album, and really helps bring the tunes into focus with his spacey, tripped-out ... read moreCD
(Original jewel cases pressing.)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators —
Keep Reachin' Up ... CD Timmion/Above The Clouds (UK), 2005. Used ...
A bold step forward for the deep funk groove of Timmion Records – way more than just a "funk band meets diva" set, and instead a fully-formed soul record that's one of the greatest indies we've heard in years! Nicole Willis has already won our hearts with earlier records, but here ... read moreCD
A rich set of funky jazz workouts of Beastie Boys tunes from B-3 legend Reuben Wilson – leading a wonderful quartet with Andrew Beal on sax, Doug Munro on guitar and LaFrae Olivia Sci on the kit! The groove runs from laidback and lightly funky, to midtempo 70s cop show soul, to straight up ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Features Raphael Wressnig on Hammond, Enrico Crivellaro on guitar, Scott Steen on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lukas Knofler on drums. (Jazz, Deep Funk)CD
Wit ... CD Hammond Beat, 2006. Used ...
A mix of Hammond jazz and retro funk from The Yards – a set done very much in the spirit of recent work on Hammond Beat records – sitting in a space that's somewhere between the deep funk and mod sides of the spectrum! Organ is very heavy in the mix here, but there's also plenty of ... read moreCD
A festival of funky Hammond organ work – all laid down in loving tribute to the genius of Brother Jack McDuff! The set is the best so far in the "Boogaloo To" series – and it's one that brings together work by a variety of acts from the deep funk and mod instrumental ... read moreCD
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A really great package of contemporary funky cuts – put together in collaboration between the folks at Wax Poetics Japan and P-Vine Records – and filled with an international assortment of artists that all lean very heavily on the best spirit of 70s funk and soul! We love the albums by ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk)read moreCD