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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Linear Labs, 2016. New Copy
They French-ified the title of this set of instrumentals from the second album of Something About April – but the sound is every bit as much in an American funk and soul legacy as all the great previous records by Adrian Younge! Without vocals, this set lets you focus even more on Younge's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Heartaches By The Number (with download)
Electraphonic, 2016. New Copy
The Bo-Keys have been a rock-solid force on the Memphis scene for a number of years – and here, they take an even deeper step into the city's rich soul history – by making space on the record for performances by classic Memphis soul singers Percy Wiggins, Don Bryant, and The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Happiness In Every Style (with bonus download)
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Come Alive
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy
Deep Street Soul are deeper than ever here – coming across with full-on, nonstop funky action – right from the very first drum breaks that start out the record! The set's got the group moving with incredible tightness – a razor-sharp instrumental core to beat the rest of the deep ... CD
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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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Changes
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... CD
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Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... 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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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
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More Filth
Acid Jazz (UK), 2016. New Copy
These guys may be filthy, but don't hold it against them – as this mod sextet use their dirt to bring plenty of grit to their grooves! The group's a bit jazz, a bit funk, and a bit more soul when they've got a singer in the mix – which they do on two tracks here that have Brendan ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stop Look Listen
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
Marta Ren's a sharper singer than some of the other female vocalists fronting deep funk combos – and she's got this nice edge that makes her lyrics come across in a really great way! The style here is definitely vintage funky soul, but Ren's more concerned with being her own singer than just ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stop Look Listen
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
Marta Ren's a sharper singer than some of the other female vocalists fronting deep funk combos – and she's got this nice edge that makes her lyrics come across in a really great way! The style here is definitely vintage funky soul, but Ren's more concerned with being her own singer than just ... CD
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Meltdown
East Green (UK), 2016. New Copy
Heavy funk, with some 70s Afro touches too – served up with some help from the Mighty Mocambos, Spike Orchestra, The Snitch, and other deep funk combos too! The horns here are nice and heavy, but used in a way that's different from both familiar Afro Funk and Ethio-styled work too – ... CD
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New York Afternoon
Snowboy (UK), 2016. New Copy
The strongest album in years from the mighty Snowboy – a set that firmly returns him to his Latin roots, but with a sound that's even better than before! The approach is perfect – loads of strong congas and percussion from the leader, and a wickedly jazzy lineup that do way more than ... CD
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New York Afternoon
Snowboy (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP
The strongest album in years from the mighty Snowboy – a set that firmly returns him to his Latin roots, but with a sound that's even better than before! The approach is perfect – loads of strong congas and percussion from the leader, and a wickedly jazzy lineup that do way more than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stargazer
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2016. New Copy
The Golden Dawn Arkestra really take things over the top with this expanded full length set – a record that really lets us see what the group can do when given a lot of room to work with! All the elements you'd expect from the group's name are firmly in place here – the heady spiritual ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gearbox (UK), 2016. New Copy
Hammond legend James Taylor takes the stage at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Club in London – a place he could have hardly imagined gracing back in his early 80s years on the mod scene! Yet Ronnie's come a hell of a long way since those days – and has emerged as one of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007/2016. New Copy (pic cover)
A groundbreaking single – the kind that will have you re-evaluating the brass band sound! Marvin Gaye's classic "Sexual Healing" is redone here as an amazing instrumental – a bit slow, but still plenty darn funky – with lots of blue notes, sad tinges, and offbeat horn ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Mix Takes
Fat Beats, 2015. New Copy
Tight modern funk from Detroit funk troop Will Sessions – compiling their great pair of Mix Takes EPs, previously vinyl-only, together on CD for the first time! The group covers and reinterprets classic funky soul instrumental tracks as well as timeless hip hop cuts with a seamless flow in ... CD
 
Updated May 05, 2016


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