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XHeavy funk from the contemporary scene -- from labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Now Again, Schema, Freestyle, and Legere!


Headnod Suite
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Headnod Suite
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jambu
Nacional, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across ... CD
Jambu
Nacional, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across ... LP, Vinyl record album
Islands
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Islands
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way ... CD
Inland Emperor
MRI, 2013. New Copy
Damn great work from the Greyboy Allstars – a record that's deeper, hipper, and more rewarding than we ever remember from the group – a rich blend of jazz and funk, without any tricks or gimmicks at all! The playing of the members has really deepened a lot since the last album – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Durand Jones & The Indications
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – ... CD
Never Twice
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy
Nick Waterhouse keeps winning us over again and again with his music – which seems to get better and better with each new release! This album might be Nick's most compelling so far – a nicely gritty set that almost takes us back to that hip London stretch in the 60s, when British ... CD
Hard Steppin EP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... CD
Stinger
Modern Outsider, 2017. New Copy
A definite stinger from Hard Proof – an Austin-based funk combo who really know how to blend the best of both worlds! At one level, they've got some of the tight rhythms and sharp horns of an Afro Funk combo – but at another, they've got a bolder use of electric guitar with a bit of ... CD
BGP (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy
Killer jazz and soul work from Snowboy – some overlooked sides that are easily some of the best grooves of his scene at the time! Snowboy first got his start as a Latin percussionist – adding a lot of firey energy to the London jazz scene in the early Acid Jazz years – but by the ... CD
Re-Elect The President/BGP (UK), 1987. New Copy
The earliest work ever recorded by UK Hammond hero James Taylor as a leader – sides cut at a time when he was a key link between the British Mod and Acid Jazz scenes! The first half of the set is from the classic Mission Impossible – the group's first hard-hitting Hammond-driven album, ... CD
Lugnut Brand, 2017. New Copy
A stripped-down approach to old school funk – one that shows that you don't even need horns or a singer to keep things strongly soulful – just a few key instruments finding their grooves, and serving up great solos in the process! The group's a quartet – with Hammond, guitar, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold
An absolute stormer from Soul Scratch – a contemporary combo from the SoCal scene doing the legacy of the late 60s/early 70s raw funky soul style proud! Both the band name and album titles are appropriate – we wouldn't call it "truth in advertising", just straight up truth ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Rock
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy
These guys are plenty darn funky – and don't let the "surf" or "rock" on the cover make you think otherwise! The core quartet is super-tight, and work with this blistering barrage of funky drums, fierce Hammond, and lots of riffing guitar – which is then often ... CD
Queen Alone
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A stunning full length debut from Lady Wray – a voice you might know from her previous collaboration in the duo Lady – but one that's even more amazing out front here on her own! The album's got a rock-solid, totally classic vibe – thanks to Leon "El" Michels – ... CD
Black Rose
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy
There must be something funky going down in the water in Spain – because in recent years, the nation's scene has given us some mighty hard-hitting funky artists – the best of whom may well be featured on this set! Shirley Davis isn't one of those easy retro soul singers – and ... CD
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2017. New Copy 2LP
Very spiritual sounds from Baast – a group with roots in the Heru Avenger/Initiates International world at the early part of this century – re-emerging here with an even sharper sound! Heru Avenger John Basil is in the group on bass, and is credited with "visions" for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Special Night
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A really fantastic album from the legendary Lee Fields – a set that blows us away every bit as much as his stellar My World album! Like that set, this one's got kind of a moody early 70s vibe – almost a New Jersey soul approach at times, but tinged with more southern modes – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 25, 2017


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