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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Hello Baby
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... CD
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Hello Baby
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy Gatefold
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... 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! ... 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! ... 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mi Watusi
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy
A great Latin boogaloo set from Ray Lugo & his Boogaloo Destroyers – fulfilling Lugo's longtime ambition of modern take a the mix of Latin soul, rhythm & blues and more that were so inspiring to Lugo's childhood in NYC! Lugo is a veteran of the modern Afro Funk scene – having ... CD
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Mighty Righteous
Freestyle (UK), 2008. New Copy
Hard grooving throwback funk, mod jazz, and 60s r&b flourishes from the mighty Fantastics – a pretty deft mix of instrumental funk & soul with a mastery of classic styles! The core combo features organ & piano from Greg Boraman, who has roots in fellow UK funk combo the Soul ... CD
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Freestyle (UK), 2008. New Copy
A deep funk supergroup – one that features Snowboy on congas, alongside members of The Sound Stylistics, Speedometer, and James Taylor Quartet! The groove's as classic as you might expect from such a resume – a sound that starts in 60s soul jazz, and moves up to funky 70s moments ... 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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En Route
Legere (France), 2013. New Copy
Fantastic French funk – a record that's unlike any other deep funk combo we can think of – because Caroline Lacaze sings in her native language instead of English! The grooves are stepped in the best funky 45 styles of the late 60s, but the vocals also echo the more soulful sound of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rejuiced Phat Shake
Legere (France), 2014. New Copy
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together ... CD
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Transatlantics
Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy
A modern take on gritty soul & funk from the late 60s & 70s from South Australia's Transatlantics – done with warmth and a genuinely strong sense for the classics – another win for the Freestyle label! The group does a nice job in a few classic modes, from simmering southern ... CD
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Do Right (Canada), 2015. New Copy
Psych-tinged funk from Toronto's Soul Motivators – with a gritty, soul reverent sound you can believe in! The promising couple of 45 cuts we heard in the lead-up to this strong full length debut were a solid indicator that this 9-piece group could deliver the goods, and sure enough, it's a ... CD
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Blind Bet
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy
This fierce funky trio just gets better and better with each new record – to the point where we'd be hard-pressed to think of any better combination of funky drums, guitar, and Hammond! The core rhythms are sublime – in a Meters-esque territory, but even sharper, given the group's love ... 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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Blind Bet
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy
This fierce funky trio just gets better and better with each new record – to the point where we'd be hard-pressed to think of any better combination of funky drums, guitar, and Hammond! The core rhythms are sublime – in a Meters-esque territory, but even sharper, given the group's love ... CD
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My Certainty
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy
The Impellers get some heavy help from Clair Witcher – whose vocals come to the forefront on just about every number on the set, and bring a nice deep soul quality to the record! Clair's got a style that's a bit different than other female funk divas in recent years – phrasing that's ... CD
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Timmion, 2001/2012. New Copy
Raw instrumental funk from the mighty Soul Investigators – true trailblazers on the international funk revival scene! This Finnish combo started recording raw, searing takes on classic funk in the late 90s – and from there cut some incredible, and now quite rare funky 45s – and ... CD
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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
 
Updated May 25, 2016


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