Deep Funk — Recently Added

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


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Nacional, 2014. New Copy
A heady sound from Jungle Fire – a group who seem to be equal parts 70s Afro Funk and Latin – with percussion that rivals the best of the latter, and horns and guitar that match the best of the former! The group's got a super-sharp approach, but one that's never slick or commercial ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mix Takes 3/4
Fat Beats, 2015. New Copy
Fantastic further takes from the classic breakbeat inspired Will Sessions group – even stronger than the masterful takes from a few years back – with guest appearances by McKinley Jackson and Dennis Coffey! The group covers and reinterprets classic funky soul instrumentals with a fresh ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy
Easy to do it disco with a groove this great – a warmer, more modern soul take on the sound of Myron & E – but still with the funky undercurrent of their previous work! The main extended mix here has a nice sharp edge – almost a drumbreak snapping underneath some rich horns ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Royal Potato, 2015. New Copy
The New Mastersounds are definitely made for pleasure – at least to our funk-sensitive ears – as the group's been giving us nothing but greatness since the turn of the millenium, with no sign of stopping at all! That boundless energy is apparent right from the very first note on this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sound Of Sinning
Transistor Sound, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Heavy funk, but with a definite psychedelic twist – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The Monophonics have strong qualities that tie them back to 60s soul – including the kind of tight rhythms, funky currents, and even soulful vocals you'd find on vintage singles – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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In The Eye Of The Cat (with bonus CD)
Schema (Italy), 2016. New Copy LP & CD
The world of Alex Puddu just keeps on getting bigger and bigger – and so do the wonderfully funky sounds on his records! Puddu's always been a real up-and-comer in the global funk underground – an artist who gets just the right 70s vibe in his instrumentation, arrangements, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Freestyle (UK), 1970s/2015. New Copy
Heavy funk from around the globe – and a volume of this series that seems even more focused on classic cuts than contemporary ones – all pulled together in a wicked blend of sounds from Africa, South America, Australia, and even American scenes in Texas and Florida too! There's a ... CD
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Freestyle (UK), 1970s/2015. New Copy
Heavy funk from around the globe – and a volume of this series that seems even more focused on classic cuts than contemporary ones – all pulled together in a wicked blend of sounds from Africa, South America, Australia, and even American scenes in Texas and Florida too! There's a ... 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 ... CD
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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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Hold On!
Daptone, 2016. New Copy
The great James Hunter – sounding even better than before – thanks to sock-solid soul production from Daptone Records! James already recorded at Daptone Studios before – for his previous record – but this set's completely in the hands of the label, from top to bottom – ... CD
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Something About April II
Linear Labs, 2016. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Crossing (with bonus download)
Daptone, 2012. New Copy 2LP
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Daptone, 2010. New Copy
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Naturally
Daptone, 2004. New Copy
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Burnt Offering
Daptone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Daptone, 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A killer compilation of Daptone Gold – a funky and soulful collection that's a perfect snapshot of the sounds coming out of Daptone's House Of Soul recording studios in the aughties! The Daptone sound spins from a tight community of players with the deepest love and respect for the classic, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 09, 2016


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