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Deep Funk — New Arrivals ✈

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

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✨✧ AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Ghost NoteSwagism ... CD
RSVP/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Great sounds from Ghost Note – a group that's co-led by a drummer and a keyboardist who also plays more drums – which should give you an idea of the funky nature of the album! There's a fuller group on hand for most of the record – guitar, tenor, alto, flute, and more keyboards ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read more CD
Also available Close But No Cigar ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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✨✧ OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read more CD
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Undercover Mixtape ... LP 23.99
Undercover Mixtape ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Sure Fire Soul EnsembleAragon/El Nino ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
This one leaps into the groove right from the start – with this dipping bassline that can't help but set fire to the rest of the instruments – as the whole thing moves fast and really takes off in a flurry of bass, drums, and horns – almost with the energy of a vintage JBs cut! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Mestizo BeatFeatherbed Lane/Handcuffed To The Shovel ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
This is the first we've ever heard of Mestizo Beat – and we hope we'll be hearing a lot more in the future! "Featherbed Lane" has a lot harder edge than you'd expect from the title – early 70s Latin funk with a strong flute part upfront – almost like some of the funky ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.98
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsSmile/Tuck N Roll ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Smile" has this nicely heavy bottom – drums that almost come on with the power of a contemporary beat, which really underscores the deep soul vocals of Durand Jones – a singer with almost a Lee Fields approach to the music! "Tuck N Roll" is funky too – but ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jungle FireJambu ... LP
Nacional, 2017. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Way Home ... CD 9.99
Way Home ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Burnt SugarAll Ya Needs That Negrocity ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2011. Used ... $11.99
The cosmos travelling, ever-creative jazz funk vessel that is the Burnt Sugar Arkestra returns – and they're as unpredictable and expansively inspired as ever! A big part of what we've loved about Burnt Sugar's recorded ouvre to date is their restless spirit and boundless reach – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burnt SugarMaking Love To The Dark Ages ... CD
Livewired, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best ever sets of sprawling, spacey soul funk and jazz from the impossible to pen in Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber – never an easy group to describe in a nutshell, and that's a good thing – their best work in years and their first effort for the Livewired label! Making Love ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited blue vinyl pressing with download.)
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How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99
How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... Cassette 6.99

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✨✧ Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... Cassette
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... (Cassettes, Deep Funk) read more Cassette
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How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99
How Do I Talk To My Brother? (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more CD
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How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... Cassette 6.99
How Do I Talk To My Brother? (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Sha La DasLove In The Wind (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer version – on colored vinyl. Quantities limited! Includes download.)
Also available Love In The Wind ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Sha La DasLove In The Wind ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... read more CD
Also available Love In The Wind (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 17.99

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✨✧ TriforceTriforce's 5ive ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hard-hitting electric combo from the currently explosive London scene – a group who initially began as a trio, hence their name (also a reference to Legend Of Zelda!) – but who wisely added in the guitar of Mansur Brown to further sharpen the corners of their sound! The lineup ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ UebertribeBrand New U ... LP
Legere (France), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky instrumental combo, but one who are maybe a bit more freewheeling than some of their contemporaries – both in their sense of style, and historical range of a groove! The album's got a great tribute to Prince, but also steps back to more 60s and 70s modes – shifting effortlessly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JC BrooksNeon Jungle ... CD
Rock Ridge, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
JC Brooks parts company with the Uptown Sound – and comes across here with a completely different sound! Brooks is a Chicago soul singer whose risen to great acclaim with that previous group – who've given him a retro-styled, old school soul approach – but here, he comes across ... read more CD
 
 



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