A hard-hitting electric combo from the currently explosive London scene – a group who initially began as a trio, hence their name (also a reference to Legend Of Zelda!) – but who wisely added in the guitar of Mansur Brown to further sharpen the corners of their sound! The lineup ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Tuxedo work here with Zapp – but at level that has the Troutman legacy very much back in full form! The basslines, rhythms, and vocoder bits are very much like you'd hear from the group in their early 80s prime – maybe just warmed up a bit with the undeniable Tuxedo love of a good hook ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A funky instrumental combo, but one who are maybe a bit more freewheeling than some of their contemporaries – both in their sense of style, and historical range of a groove! The album's got a great tribute to Prince, but also steps back to more 60s and 70s modes – shifting effortlessly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great grooves from two contemporary cats who really love the sound of classic boogie – working here in a live analogue setting with a mighty great sound! The rhythms are strong, but simple – filled with excellent work on bass, guitar, and plenty of keyboards – almost feeling like ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Vaudou Game —
Otodi ... CD Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ...
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Vaudou Game —
Otodi ... LP Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A loud, proud tune from Ruby Velle – and one that's also got some great backing vocals from a trio that includes the lovely Chantae Cann! The track's got this almost-dark edge, and feels like one of the more powerful tracks we've ever heard from Ruby – and it's backed here by "Love ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... read moreCD
Massive drums really get this one going – a hard, heavy, almost-classic drum break that begins the tune – and sounds great next to the more easygoing vocals of Willie West – as he brings a great deep soul touch to the tune, alongside this floating flute played by Jimi Tenor! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
These guys might just be a trio – with Hammond organ, guitar, and drums – but like the best lineups of their sort in the 60s, they already know how to do a heck of a lot with a little – and maybe even use the freedom of their lean lineup to be even more creative from a rhythmic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic step forward for Detroit's hip Will Sessions combo – a set that's every bit as funky as their previous work, but also has a soaring fusion vibe as well! Amp Fiddler's with the group on keyboards – and with his help, they hit sort of a Bitches Brew vibe here – a style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl!)
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown —
One ... CD Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy ...
The funky Will Sessions groove gets some great electric help from Amp Fiddler – and this time around, there's also chorus vocals from the soulful Dames Brown trio! Fiddler handles most of the lead lyrics, and also plays plenty of keyboards – as you'll know from his own work – ... read moreCD
One of the sweetest cuts from the One album from Amp Fiddler and Will Sessions – a sweetly funky number that has Fiddler's vocals supported by the Dames Brown – all set to this warmly glowing groove that's equally great as an instrumental! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
The lovely ladies of the Voices Of Gemma have been booted off this version of their project with Adrian Younge – as the set's all instrumental, and instead focuses on those wonderful beats and baroque sounds that make the core project so great! Without the singers, the vibe is very similar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An ultra-groovy record label celebrates its 15th anniversary – in a hip selection of 15 tracks that features a fair bit of previously-unreleased tracks! For over a dozen years, Record Kicks has been serving up global funk from its homebase in Milan – spanning the planet to uncover some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very well-titled set – given that the Colemine Records label has given us some mighty soulful slabs of wax in recent years! Although a small label, in the hinterland of Ohio, Colemine is fast rising to be one of the coolest funk labels in the world – right up there on a par with ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk)read moreLP, Vinyl record album