Deep Funk — Recently Added

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


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Invisible Joy
Philophon (Germany), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
Expansively percussive, universally soulful sounds from the mind of composer/percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Max Weissenfeldt – aka Max Whitefield of underground funk heavies the Whitefield Brothers, Poets Of Rhythm. and working here with his Polyversal Souls! It's the most diverse record ... CD
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Outer Space
Soul Patrol (France), 2006. New Copy
A wicked slice of contemporary funk – served up here as a split LP by The Soul Investigators and The Minutemen – almost a giant funky 45, but a lot longer overall! Side one features the 15 minute jam "Outer Space" by The Soul Investigators – one of the combo's hippest ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fly – The Customs Prelude
Pheelco, 2013. New Copy
This mighty combo do it again – and really blow our minds with their rich reworking of older traditions, complex instrumentation, and tight rhythms – all served up in a set that may well be the group's funkiest ever! The horns are tremendous – as always – but the percussion ... CD
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Tuxedo
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy
A sweet modern take on post-disco funky soul from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, working together as Tuxedo! It's a pretty remarkable creative step for both parties, and classy enough to make the Tuxedo moniker fit. We've known for years to expect the unexpected from Mayer Hawthorne – we ... CD
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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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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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Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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100 Days 100 Nights
Daptone, 2007. New Copy
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... 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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I Learned The Hard Way (plus download)
Daptone, 2010. New Copy
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... 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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Angle 3/Truth & Soul, 1979. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
Early early work from Lee Fields – a set originally issued at the end of the 70s, but with a raw funky power that's much more like music from a decade before! The set was a real anomaly at the time, and was passed over for years – but through the decades, it's earned Lee legendary ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dusk Til Dawn
Strut, 2009. Used
Killer work from leading lights of the neo classic funk scene – the mighty Breakestra – their debut for Strut Records and some of the best work they've ever done! Music Man Miles & the crew knock us out each time, and the 4 years between the stellar Hit The Floor LP and this one ... CD
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Record Kicks (Italy), 2007. Used
Funky soul galore – all of it current, and all of it plenty darn great as well! Back when the first volume of this series was released, the idea of contemporary funk was a bit of a novelty – but now, the deep funk underground is really getting some key exposure on a global level – ... CD
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Golden Dawn Arkestra EP
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2014. New Copy
Wonderful work from this fuzzy, funky group – a project headed by Topaz McGarrigle, who released some great records as Topaz over the years – working here with the excellent Golden Dawn Arkestra! This set draws inspiration from fuzzy rock as well as funk – but there's also some ... 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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Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
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 ... CD
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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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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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Bread & Butter
Colemine, 2010. New Copy
Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 01, 2015


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