Deep Funk — Recently Added

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


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Blue Note, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the best records we've heard in years from Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a searing batch of grooves that really gets back to the trio's original brilliance, and which features some wonderful production from the Dust Brothers! There's a lean, hard, and funky sound to the set that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Is This Soul?
Rocafort (Spain), 2015. New Copy
Is this soul? No – the album's hard funk all the way through – played by a tight little Spanish combo with a very classic vibe! The group's got plenty of Hammond and horns, and all the requisite rhythms to make a set like this groove nice and hard – and lead singer Roger ... CD
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Rocafort (Spain), 2015. New Copy
Is this soul? No – the album's hard funk all the way through – played by a tight little Spanish combo with a very classic vibe! The group's got plenty of Hammond and horns, and all the requisite rhythms to make a set like this groove nice and hard – and lead singer Roger ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Illegal Move
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of ... CD
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Illegal Move (with download)
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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What You Need
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy
The second album funk & soul combo Randa & The Soul Kingdom – leading lights of the fertile Oz scene of the late 00/early 10s – fronted by powerful frontwoman Randa, backed by a tight Soul Kingdom that can and does handle blistering raw funk, moddish soul and classic handclap ... CD
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Communication
Freestyle (UK), 2008. New Copy
Slammin Latin from Snowboy – a great illustration of his mighty powers on this side of the groove – served up here by a host of top-notch players! Although a contemporary set from the UK, the album's got plenty of sounds that are right at home in the US Latin scene of the 60s and 70s ... CD
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Freestyle (UK), 2009. New Copy
Sweet Hammond funk and spacier sounds from Soul Sugar – the brainchild of Parisian keyboard maestro Guillaume Metenier – pretty much killing it on a blend of tripped out 70s style funk and some more eclectic grooves! The keys drive the sound masterfully, with a mix of Hammond organ, ... CD
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Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy
Faux film, furious funk – the further adventures of Jimmy Ruckus via Big Pimp Jones – gritty drums, killer bass lines, slammin' sax and thematic bits of dialogue – bridging the 70s funky exploitation soundtrack oeuvre and hip hop era breakbeat funk just as deadly for this sequel! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Robot Legs
Freestyle (UK), 2009. New Copy
Nothing robotic here at all – as the groove is fluid, moving, and plenty darn organic – a heavy dose of deep funk from the mighty Impellers! The group seem to mix in a good deal of Afro Funk elements with their straight ahead funk – particularly in the way the horns come together ... CD
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Robot Legs
Freestyle (UK), 2009. New Copy
Nothing robotic here at all – as the groove is fluid, moving, and plenty darn organic – a heavy dose of deep funk from the mighty Impellers! The group seem to mix in a good deal of Afro Funk elements with their straight ahead funk – particularly in the way the horns come together ... LP, Vinyl record album
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All The People
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy
Keyboard flavored funky, jazzy sweetness from The Fantastics – who've had a pretty terrific run of funky 45s and a tight full length – delivering their best work yet and one of our favorite albums on Freestyle of the past couple years with All The People! There's a real love of ... CD
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All The People
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy
Keyboard flavored funky, jazzy sweetness from The Fantastics – who've had a pretty terrific run of funky 45s and a tight full length – delivering their best work yet and one of our favorite albums on Freestyle of the past couple years with All The People! There's a real love of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Look Out Watch Out
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy
Raw funk and soul from Deep Street Soul – delivering even stronger on this second album for Freestyle Records! It gets off on the right foot with a opening instrumental with a tight core groove, and a killer sound to the organ – but it really kicks into gear with singer May Johnston ... CD
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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 ... CD
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Latin Beat Vol 2
Perfect Toy (Germany), 2012. New Copy
A second helping of Latin Beat from Cesar's Salad – and a feverish, funky and tight set on Perfect Toy that's easily as strong its predecessor! Led by percussionist Cesar Granados – who really knocks us out on the congas – the group is a quartet with a raw approach and a live ... CD
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Follow The Path/Outside Beyond
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Shaolin Afronauts have definitely followed their own path in recent years – a musical journey that's taken them way past their Afro Funk roots, into rich, complicated territory that seems to span the globe with its sound! Core elements here echo classic Nigerian, Ethiopian, and West ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Saviour Stew (with download)
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy
There's no reverend here – despite the name of the group – but the set is one smokingly righteous set of funky instrumentals – more than enough to send us to the heavens with its stunning sense of spirit! The group's a lean one, with an especially strong focus on Hammond and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I'm Still Here
Secret Stash, 2014. Used
One of the best soul music comebacks we've ever heard – and one of the few contemporary records like this to have a really cohesive feel overall! This isn't just a new group working with an older singer – but a tremendous blending of the skilled soul vocals of Sonny Knight with just ... CD
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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
 
Updated May 25, 2015


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