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


World Of Masks
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy
A record that seems to show a whole new side of the Heliocentrics – music that's every bit as trippy and funky as before, but which also seems open to a lot more musical currents as well – possibly because the record marks the group's debut on the Soundway label! This time around, they' ... CD
Do It For Nothing EP (with bonus download)
Hope Street (Australia), 2017. New Copy
Cactus Channel have a slightly different vibe this time around – working here with blue-eyed singer Sam Cromack, whose vocals really bring a nice sort of focus to the group's trippy brand of funk! The set's got all the offbeat instrumental elements of their previous outings, but Cromack's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chase The Light
Gee (France), 2017. New Copy
Funky keyboards and dubby grooves – a great little record that's as much inspired by Jamaican music as it is the longer legacy of American funky jazz! Soul Sugar first started giving us 45s about a decade ago, but their sound has really matured over the years – as leader/keyboard ... CD
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
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... CD
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
Curao
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Will "Quantic" Holland has really turned out to be a hell of a fellow – a guy we first fell in love with as a beatmaker, then as a funk artist – and now as one of the few people who can ever mix grooves with global elements and make the whole thing come out sounding right! ... LP, Vinyl record album
What's For Breakfast
Dig, 2017. New Copy
Grits, bacon, and biscuits on top of a Hammond B3? The record's already got our attention, and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, we're already in love with these guys – as they really wowed us with their previous album, and seem to have sharpened their groove even more – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deluxe
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy
Maybe the first fully-formed funk album from Will Sessions – an artist who's given us some great funky 45s, break records, and other excellent records – but who really steps out here strongly with a larger soulful vision! The album features some great help from the Detroit underground ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A great groove in three different versions – all takes that work perfectly together, in ways that are different than the usual remix single! The core "Devil Made Me Do It" almost has a nod to Afro Funk, but served up more in a small combo jazz funk mode – as percolating ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Linear Labs, 2013. New Copy (reissue)
A really stunning little record – way more than we expected – and our expectations were already pretty darn high! The album's contemporary – and features legendary Delfonics lead singer William Hart working with younger studio whiz Adrian Younge – who gives the whole thing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Return To The 37th Chamber
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... CD
Curao
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy
Will "Quantic" Holland has really turned out to be a hell of a fellow – a guy we first fell in love with as a beatmaker, then as a funk artist – and now as one of the few people who can ever mix grooves with global elements and make the whole thing come out sounding right! ... CD
Drumology 101
Peripheral Enterprises, 2009. New Copy
All drums, and nothing else! The album's a totally great batch of spare, hard, funky breaks – all played by drummer Steve Candemeres in a way that's definitely pitched towards the beathead crowd – with lots of sharp, stark rhythms that are totally great on their own – or which ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cold World
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
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A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 15.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... 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
Olympians
Daptone, 2016. New Copy
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – ... CD
Now Again/Five Day Weekend, 2009. New Copy
An overlooked chapter in the Mr Chop canon! Coz Littler, aka Mr. Chop, has been a beacon in the future groove cosmos for years now – filtering his love for spacey 70s psych funk through classic-era hip hop beatcraft in a distinctive, irresistible way – and he's uber-prolific, too. In ... CD
Tribute To The Meters
Fastlife, 2005. New Copy
CD...$2.99 16.98
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 ... CD
 
Updated June 22, 2017


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