Deep Funk — Recently Added

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


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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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Family Tree
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy
A sweet change in sound from Kylie Auldist – an artist we know mostly for deep funk work with The Bamboos on backup – but who steps out here in a style that's got much more of an 80s soul vibe overall! The arrangements are full, funky, and beautifully suited to Kylie's voice – ... CD
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Music For Adverts
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy
Lack Of Afro are back, and fiercer than ever before – really evolved from just a name known for funky remixes and dancefloor grooves, and stepping forward strongly into a much more well-rounded, deeply soulful group! The title's a reference to older Brit sound library albums, but the overall ... 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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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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Earthology
Now Again, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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! ... CD
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Earthrising
Favorite (France), 2016. New Copy
A great project from Bjorn Wagner – a contemporary clubby talent who's becoming as enigmatic as Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in the way that he can handle so many different styles! This album almost feels like some lost bit of Miami funk from the end of the 70s – the kind of TK ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Buried Treasure (France), 2016. New Copy
There's a date range listed on the cover that stretches back to the 70s – not the actual age of the music on this set, but instead a way of indicating the decades worth of inspiration drawn upon by The Dandelion Set – especially the cooler post-psych elements of the UK scene in the 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Heavyweight
Freestyle (UK), 2013. New Copy
A definite heavyweight set from Frootful – one that's every bit as funky as before, but which also shows the group picking up some new flavors too! At the core is some tight deep funk energy that makes the whole thing crackle – and there's also a great blend of different soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Girl In The Glass Case
Damaged Goods, 2016. New Copy
Mod sounds from Senior Service – a sweet set of 60s-styled instrumentals that definitely live up to the retro look of the cover – in a space between spy soundtracks, London beat styles, and the production work of Joe Meek! The combo features stunning Hammond from Jonathan P Barker, who ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Daptone, 2012. New Copy
The return of the great ones – and quite possibly the funkiest album ever from The Sugarman Three – a crowning achievement for this funky combo that we've loved for years! The core trio is still in place – soaring Hammond, tight tenor, and heavy drums – but they've also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Takin Over
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
The deep funk sound is fast becoming universal – so much so that a Dutch combo like this can cook every bit as well as some of the best groups in the American underground – complete with tight, classic-styled instrumentation – and some great lead vocals from singer Elsa Beckman! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Il Complesso Di Tada
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
An organ combo, but one with a bit of a difference, too – given that the leader here plays a Philicorda organ, and not the usual Hammond! The instrument's got a nicely lean sound, which creates a mod 60s groove right from the start – one that's got some occasional soundtrack flourishes ... CD
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Takin Over
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
The deep funk sound is fast becoming universal – so much so that a Dutch combo like this can cook every bit as well as some of the best groups in the American underground – complete with tight, classic-styled instrumentation – and some great lead vocals from singer Elsa Beckman! ... CD
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Linear Labs, 2011. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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Spark EP (with download)
Royal Family, 2012. New Copy
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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
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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
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Go Deep
Legere (France), 2016. New Copy
Nick Pride and his group definitely go deep – thanks to lead vocals from Beth Macari, whose sound here easily matches the best female singers on the international deep funk scene in recent years! The album's got a clean, classic feel – stripped-down funky instrumentation from Nick's ... CD
 
Updated August 25, 2016


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