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


Putbacks
Hope Street (Australia), 2018. New Copy
Turns out, white men can jump – at least on the cover of this album by the Australian funk group Putbacks – but maybe that's also because they're reaching to the skies to expand their style! The record's never just straight funk – as these guys have all these darker elements ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Velvet
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Con Todo El Mundo
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Free Me
Tucxone (Spain), 2018. New Copy
Really wonderful work from JP Bimeni – a hell of a soul singer, even without such a tight band backing him up – a new talent to our ears, but one who could have easily held his own on the Memphis or Muscle Shoals scenes of the 60s! JP's way more than just another singer with a funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hard Steppin EP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
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 ... CD
Close But No Cigar
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... CD
One
Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy 2LP
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Free Me
Tucxone (Spain), 2018. New Copy
Really wonderful work from JP Bimeni – a hell of a soul singer, even without such a tight band backing him up – a new talent to our ears, but one who could have easily held his own on the Memphis or Muscle Shoals scenes of the 60s! JP's way more than just another singer with a funky ... CD
Come Alive
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy
CD...$3.99 16.99
Deep Street Soul are deeper than ever here – coming across with full-on, nonstop funky action – right from the very first drum breaks that start out the record! The set's got the group moving with incredible tightness – a razor-sharp instrumental core to beat the rest of the deep ... CD
Mesquite Suite
Tramp (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Lucky Brown is hiding under a skull on the cover – but he really lets his freak flag fly on the album – working with his cool combo in an offbeat mix of funky styles that are as tight as they are unusual! Echoes of Ethio, Afro, Latin, and other global funk modes drift in and out of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Invisible Joy
Philophon (Germany), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
CD...$8.99 19.98
Expansively percussive, universally soulful sounds from the mind of composer/percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Max Weissenfeldt – aka Max Whitefield of underground funk heavies the Whitefield Brothers, Poets Of Rhythm. and working here with his Polyversal Souls! It's the most diverse record ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2011. New Copy
CD...$3.99 14.99
B-sides, remixes and exclusive tracks from team Record Kicks – tracks by Third Coast Kings, Kokolo, Nick Pride & The Pimptones, Crabs Corporation, Diplomats Of Solid Sound, Ray Harris & The Fusion Exerience and more! Funk DJ and producer Smoove and picked the tracks, and the titles ... CD
Kindred Live (colored vinyl)
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep ... CD
Party Crashers
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy
CD...$9.99 14.99
A funky set from Philthy – a group who take their name from trumpeter/leader Philip Lassiter – an artist you might know from a previous date under his own name, but working here very much as part of the ensemble! The group have a horn-heavy sound that's somewhat in the legacy of Tower ... CD
Love In The Wind
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... LP, Vinyl record album
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... CD
Unstraight Ahead (with download)
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rochester Mass
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... CD
Book Of Sound
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work ... CD
Book Of Sound
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hypnotic Joints
Pheelco, 2018. New Copy
A fantastic collection of work from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – all instrumental tracks recorded by the ensemble over the years, but issued here for the first time ever! The sound is amazing – tight, soulful, and completely different than any other group with the word "bass" in ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brand New U
Legere (France), 2018. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basement Beat
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy
Slinky Hammond organ grooves and feverish boogaloo soul from Kansas City combo Chris Hazlelton's Boogaloo 7 – their first full length studio set after a series of great singles and live album – totally living up to our high expectations! Hazelton is on the Hammond at the center of the ... CD
BMG (Australia), 2018. New Copy
Given their longstanding love of classic funk, The Bamboos are definitely night time people – but this time around, maestro Lance Ferguson also seems to have opened up their groove – pushing things with a stronger, bolder vibe that might well give the group the long-overdue ... CD
Basement Beat (with download)
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy
Slinky Hammond organ grooves and feverish boogaloo soul from Kansas City combo Chris Hazlelton's Boogaloo 7 – their first full length studio set after a series of great singles and live album – totally living up to our high expectations! Hazelton is on the Hammond at the center of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Con Todo El Mundo
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... CD
Scorpio Man
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy
Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this ... CD
Children Of The Sun
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their ... CD
Tribute To My Soul Sisters
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy
A hard-smoking set of female funk – with backing from the mighty Osaka Monaurail combo! Years ago, Martha High was something of a "lost" female soul figure – an artist who worked with James Brown in the 60s, recorded a bit of disco in the 70s, but never fully got her due. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... CD
Ruthless Day
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy
Gizelle Smith got caught in the rain on the cover – but you'd hardly know that, given the sunny, upbeat vibe of the album! Smith's a singer who's been bubbling under for years, and this sweet little set may be the one that breaks her out to the big time – as the album has her going ... LP, Vinyl record album
Durand Jones & The Indications
Dead Oceans, 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
Dragonz
Todres (UK), 2018. New Copy
The Apples have always had a slightly offbeat approach to funk – one that partly echoes their role as one of the heaviest acts on the Israeli scene – but which also showcases their ease of blending electric elements with live instrumentation! The core of the group is heavy on horns ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... CD
Le Deltaplane
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stage Of All Things
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy
CD...$9.99 15.99
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! ... CD
Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy 2LP
There's a bit of Hollywood here, but also a fair bit of bossa nova, older jazz, and other modes that remind us a bit of our favorite older records on labels like Schema and Irma – maybe no surprise, given that the whole thing was recorded in Milan! Federica Grappasonni is at the helm – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Urban Soul
Tito's Record (UK), 2009. New Copy
Deeply funky work from the Tito Lopez Combo – possibly the group's grooviest album to date! The ensemble really have their chops down with this one – and hit a tight groove that's right up there in a 70s blacksploitation mode, but with some leaner jazz elements as well – driven ... CD
Gotta Keep It Rollin
Al Dente (France), 2018. New Copy
The Moonfires better keep it rolling, given that they're being chased by a giant ape on the cover – but with the mighty Alex Puddu on guitar, they can't help but take off and soar! The album's got that great commitment to classic cinematic funk styles that we've always loved in Puddu's music ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Daptone, 2002. New Copy
CD...$8.99 12.99
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... CD
Color Red, 2018. New Copy
Heavy sounds from this deep funk supergroup – a killer sextet that features Alan Evans of Soulive on drums, Eddie Roberts of New Mastersounds on guitar, as well as members of Pimps Of Joytime and Orgone! The group sports two female singers – Kim Dawson and Adryon De Leon – both ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 14, 2018


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