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


Tuxedo II
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
Funkinjazz 2
Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
A run of fresh funky titles from a variety of different acts – presented here with little in the way of notes or dates, but with a nicely unified vibe overall! Many of these groups mix live funk instrumentation with a fair bit of programmed and sampled passages – a bit like that first ... CD
Third Wall Chronicles
Sugar Road, 2011. New Copy
The set begins with a sweet Timmy Thomas-styled electric drumbeat – and that sound really sets the stage for the fantastic vibe Pimps Of Joytime have cooked up for this set! Somehow, the album feels a bit more live than before – more of a spontaneous funk effort overall – yet one ... CD
Headnod Suite
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
Hi Desert Low Tide
Aural Tradition, 2017. New Copy
It's been a few years since we last heard from Clutchy Hopkins – and in that time, he definitely seems to have deepened his groove – coming up with a range of sonic textures and styles that nicely expand from the spare breaks and funk of his previous work! Maybe it's the collaboration ... 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 ... 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
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Skyline
Jalapeno (UK), 2017. New Copy
Izo Fitzroy may look like a languid country singer on the cover (we're not sure why – maybe it's the old American car) – but she comes across with a deeply soulful sound on the album, and a strong raspy edge in her vocals that comes as a mighty nice surprise! The set's definitely going ... CD
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
Spark EP (with download)
Royal Family, 2012. New Copy
LP...$9.99 10.98
Soulive and Karl Denson team up to pay tribute to the late/great jazz funk guitarist Melvin Sparks – and they light it up on this sweet little EP! The stellar lead off title track is a Soulive original – and it's followed by a trio of great cover tunes. "Sparks" features some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Something About April II
Linear Labs, 2016. New Copy
A record that hardly needs to be called a "part 2" – because this sweet little set knocks it out of the park even more than the first project issued under this title – all as a mighty tribute to the evolving studio genius of Adrian Younge! Like the first record, this one ... CD
Happiness In Every Style
Timmion (Finland), 2015. New Copy
There's plenty of happiness here to go around – a wealth of soulful sounds from the great Nicole Willis, a singer who seems to just get better and better with each new record! Back at the start of her career, Willis always had a soulful promise – a striving towards classic modes – ... CD
Number One
Favorite (France), 2011. New Copy
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around funky soul patriot Mr President, aka Patchworks delivers a solid full length for the Favorite label! Rave up instrumentals and vocal numbers featuring guests Mr Day, Mounam, Hawa and JRMNM and it wins on both levels – with nods to classic and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wildflowers (expanded edition)
Now Again, 2004. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
A damn funky little album – and one of the best Stones Throw albums of the past 20 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 – even some of the offbeat psych and rock ... CD
Queen Alone – Instrumentals
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
An all-instrumental version of Lady Wray's Queen Alone record – one that features no vocals at all from the woman herself, and which instead works perfectly as a great illustration of the instrumental talents of Leon Michels and crew! Michels produced and directed the whole album – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sounding Out The City
Truth & Soul/Big Crown, 2005. New Copy
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Keep Reachin' Up (US version)
Timmion/Light In The Attic, 2005. New Copy
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 ... CD
 
Updated March 29, 2017


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