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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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✨✧ Big Four Quintet (TB4Q)Sanctified ... CD
Tub Thumper, 2009. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Big Four Quintet (TB4Q)Empire ... CD
Tub Thumper, 2012. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ QuanticAtlantic Oscillations ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (pic cover)... $21.99 22.99
A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Atlantic Oscillations ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ QuanticApricot Morning ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 25.99
A real moment of breakthrough from Will "Quantic" Holland – a set that really expands his sound, deepens his ties to funk roots, and makes the whole thing feel a lot more live than some of his previous work! Will's at the helm and handles most instruments – but there's also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print and with download!)
Also available Apricot Morning ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... read more CD

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesLive At The Soul Kitchen, Gothenburg ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A great little live set from Brand New Heavies – the kind of record that reminds us that, even after the space of 25 years, these guys are still one of the best funky soul groups on the planet! The set's an unusual one, in that N'Dea Davenport makes a surprise return to the lead with the ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Zainichi FunkZainichi Funk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 2010. New Copy ... $34.99
A great Japanese funk group – one who cut this fantastic record during the same generation as classics from Osaka Monaurail and Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro! These guys have a sharpness that rivals both groups – a way of getting everything right down on the money, at a level that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fantasy 15Fame Or Life/The Menace ... 7-inch
Eraserhood Sound, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99
Two sweet electro grooves from a young Philly group! "Fame Or Life" has some great 80s keyboards in the mix – creating a nice theme-like vibe over the slinky midtempo groove, occasionally with nice washes of sound – all like you're watching a montage on the opening credits of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BluefunksHomeCookedTapeHissInfestedFunks ... CD
Bluefunks, 2010. Used ... $8.99
One man psychedelic funk jams from Blue and his Bluefunks project – bass player for the ATL's hip hop funk band (who backed Outkast live) – doing his own thing here on HomeCookedTapeHissInfestedFunks! Blue's heavy bass groove leads the way, boundlessly straddling genres and making his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ City ChampsSet-Up ... CD
Electraphonic, 2010. Used ... $5.99
The City Champs are at it again – and sounding even funkier than the first time around! This set's an amazing batch of Hammond-heavy instrumentals – one that really revels in the lean, mean, Memphis heritage of Booker T & the MGs – with all the tight, funky elements that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Martha High & SpeedometerSoul Overdue ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2012. Used ... $9.99
The smoking return of Martha High – a singer who worked famously with James Brown during his funk years, but who never got the same shot at full-length fame as Lyn Collins or Marva Whitney! Martha's every bit as great – and although she did cut later records in the disco years, it's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dynamites featuring Charles WalkerKaboom! ... CD
Outta Sight, 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A fierce full album of grooves from Nashville's funky Dynamites – most of which features vocals from 60s soul legend Charles Walker! The Dynamites have a groove that's quite classic – tight rhythms, topped by razor-sharp horns – Tennessee soul with distinct late 60s overtones, ... read more CD

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✨✧ GreyboySoul Mosaic ... CD
Ubiquity, 2004. Used ... $4.99
One of the most unified albums we've ever heard from Greyboy – an excellent little set that perfectly bridges his two loves of funk and hip hop! The core style is in the hip hop-infused mode of earlier years – with lots of programming and scratches by Greyboy himself – but there's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Heavy G & The Boogaloo CommunicatorsSerious EP ... CD
Cuzone, 2004. Used ... $9.99
Heavy G & The Boogaloo Communicators are at it again – proving that heavy funk can be found west of the Mississippi – and in the Rockies, no less! The album may well be the group's rawest – a nasty batch of hard-hitting numbers that really recall the raw organ sound of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Jessica Lauren FourJessica Lauren Four ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2012. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful full album from keyboardist Jessica Lauren – a London talent we've loved for years, and have watched mature deeply over the past few decades! Jessica's keyboards have graced a number of key recordings from the past 20 years or so on the British scene – but she's issued ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. Used ... $5.99
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... read more CD
Also available 13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Soul DestroyersSoul Destroyers Featuring Sharon Jackson EP ... CD
Stark Reality (UK), 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Forget funky 45s – this is a funky CD5! This tasty (and limited) CD features 4 tracks from the excellent deep funk singles cut by Sharon Jackson & The Soul Destroyers for Jazzman – plus a bonus track that is exclusive to the set – making for 5 tight and funky tunes that ... read more CD
(Packaged in a slim paper sleeve.)

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✨✧ Butcher Brown#KingButch ... LP
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available #KingButch ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mustang ForceHollywood Hustlers ... LP
Beatsqueeze (France), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99
The cover's got the look of some old action thriller from the 70s – and the music follows that spirit in a really faithful way – offering up a really good range of different funky modes, which gives the whole record the feel and complexity of some classic cop, crime, or blacksploitation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Du-RitesJheri Curl/Du-Vibrations ... 7-inch
Ilegalia, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
There's plenty of hard drums at the start of "Jheri Curl" – very much in a classic break style, but complicated by a very cool bassline too – while riffing guitar makes all these spooky sounds throughout, matched by a bit of cool vocalizations! "Du-Vibrations" has ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dusty Fingers OrchestraDramatic Underscores ... LP
Dusty Fingers, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really great project from Dusty Fingers – the beat-digging collective who turned countless producers and hip hop DJs onto the world of sound library grooves back in the 90s, thanks to their legendary collections! This album has the DF team almost returning the favor – using the title ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRhythm Showcase Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A hefty collection of funky numbers from the Daptone Records label – long-trusted source of sounds from the contemporary underground – and nicely evolving past their roots in recent years! Titles include "Ephra" and "The Proposition" by Budos Band, "Dancer's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OlympiansOlympians (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousDaptone Gold 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 28.99
Live like a funky legend with this massively-stuffed Daptone Gold collection – filled with gems from one of the coolest, funkiest record labels of the past 20 years! The set features a few special tracks for the collection, plus some numbers from old Daptone 45s – making a full length ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Los HacherosPilon (with bonus download) ... LP
Chulo, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A contemporary Latin combo, but one with a really unique feel as well – a mix of 60s charanga modes, 50s Cuban roots, and some definite modern phrasing! The group has a really wonderful blend of flute, violin, trombone, tres, and percussion – and congolero Hector "Papote" ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... LP
Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $14.99
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive physical version.)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Slim Moore & The Mar-KaysIntroducing Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays ... LP
Marlow, 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best funk albums of the 2010s – and one that really does an amazing job of putting equal emphasis on instrumentation and deep soul vocals! Slim Moore comes across like some lost singer from the early 70s funky 45 generation – gritty and upfront, with a quality that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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