Deep Funk — Recently Added

Heavy funk from the contemporary scene -- a 21st Century explosion of the sounds of James Brown!


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Mystery Of Aether
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. Used
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... CD
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Something About April – Instrumentals
Wax Poetics, 2011. New Copy
All the sweet sounds that make the Something About April album so great – served up here without any vocals at all! The core album feels like some ultra-cool, super-dope soul record from the 70s – and without any lyrics, these tunes almost take on more of a soundtrack feel – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Something About April (with bonus track)
Wax Poetics/Linear Labs, 2011. New Copy
A contemporary classic from Adrian Younge – and his first full soul album, after some previous soundtrack material! The record's got all the fragile, lovestruck qualities you'd expect from the image on the cover – a real throwback to the glory days of indie soul, particularly the East ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Linear Labs, 2015. New Copy
The LA underground, seen through the eyes of ultra-hip producer Adrian Younge – who works here in collaboration with Souls Of Mischief, members of Wu-Tang, Karolina, Laetitia Sadier, and others – all in this very heady brew of sounds that stands as a perfect summation of his genius! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Last Transmission (with download)
Now Again, 2014. New Copy
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy
Some of the deepest, darkest sounds we've ever heard from The Heliocentrics – and that's saying a lot, given the freak and fuzz of these guys' other work! The music has an especially echoey feel – one that comes through in the use of analogue electronics that makes some passages feel ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Slave Riot
Stones Throw, 2010. Used Gatefold
Hazy jazz funk and soul jazz sounds from Madlib's Young Jazz Rebels – taking the gritty, percussive Madlib vibe to the outer realm here – on one of the most free jazz associated efforts Madlib has ever dropped, if not the most! The beat is the foremost element through most of Slave ... CD
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Sahara Swing
Now Again, 2008. Used
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... CD
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Faithful Man
Truth & Soul, 2012. Used
Smoking soul from the mighty Lee Fields – and a set that really has him getting back to his roots, as well! The record's billed as a follow-up to the previous My World – but it's got a style that's much more deep soul, much more southern-tinged than that great record – a ... CD
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Colemine, 2015. New Copy
A mighty full length debut from the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – a group we've really been digging on funky 45s, and who seem to serve up even more great work in the space of an album! The sound here is deeper than the usual funky combo – with some of the more complicated lines and colors ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Schema (Italy), 2011. New Copy
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonny Knight & The Lakers Do It Live
Secret Stash, 2015. New Copy
Powerhouse live funky soul from the great Sonny Knight & The Lakers – tearing it up for their hometown of Minneapolis, MN! Do It Live was recorded at the fairly intimate Dakota Jazz Club, and the choice to capture their incendiary live act in a relatively small venue was a good one ... CD
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Sahara Swing (with bonus 7-inch & download)
Now Again, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brownout Presents – Brown Sabbath (with download)
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP
A funky riff on some of the mightiest slabs in the Black Sabbath oeuvre – done up masterfully by Adrian Quesada and the Brownout collective! Where the Sabbath originals are all lumbering menace and sludgy rhythms, Brownout brings in Latin funk percussion, tripped out keyboard textures and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Showdown
Legere (Germany), 2015. New Copy
The Mighty Mocambos wear white on the cover this time around – dressing their best to welcome in a whole host of great guest stars – from Africa Bambaataa, to Shawn Lee, Nichola Richards, Donald D, Peter Thomas, Charlie Funk, DeRobert, and Hektek – a really surprising range of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy 2LP
A really wonderful collaboration between Shawn Lee and Adrian Quesada – and a set that maybe goes further than a lot of recent work from the artists on their own! Quesada's ear for the psychedelic mixes wonderfully with Lee's funky grooves – in a space that's as trippy as it is soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dimensions
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy
A surprising new project from the same Cali underground assemblage that gave us some of the Heru Avenger records from years back – done in a style that's even more jazz-based and spiritual than before! All tracks are long and spiraling – with heavy bass at the bottom from Heru Avenger, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 07, 2015


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