Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY Jungle Fire – Firewalker

Released in 2013 via Colemine Records Firewalker was the sophomore 7-inch from Jungle Fire, an Afro-latin funk band from LA who formed in 2011. It’s a dancefloor special with a fuzzy bongo breakdown! Check it out above and order your … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andy Cooper – Here Comes Another One ft. Blabbermouf

Today’s funky offering features on US rapper and producer, Andy Cooper’s 2018 record, The Layered Effect.   Described as offering “a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering sounds,” the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Ventura Y Su Combo – Guajira Con Soul

Following on from last weeks Latin funk/Boogaloo theme, I’ve found this little beauty today! Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, a.k.a Johnny Ventura (or El Caballo Johnny Ventura) is a Dominican singer and band leader of merangue and salsa.  Embarking on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Curtis Mayfield – Underground

Whilst checking out a radio show today I came upon a song I hadn’t heard in ages! So thank you Burnt Toast  for reintroducing me to this cool track once again. Curtis Mayfield released his second studio album in 1971 and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 107th Street Stickball Team – Let Me Do My Thing

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shawn Lee and The Soul Surfers – Introduction

“Music is truly the international language and it’s not where you’re from, but where you’re at…..” Shawn Lee and the Soul Surfers eponymous border-breaking album has been a record described as deep in “raw grit and musical exploration!” Released last … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Peter King – Shango

Nigerian afrobeat multi instrumentalist Peter King originally recorded today’s song in 1974.  Featuring as the title track to Shango, this epic record remained unreleased for nearly 30 years even though King released five albums after this one! Headed by King, who wrote … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hand – Shifting Lead

Earlier this month Swiss label Rocafort Records released an interesting compilation record entitled, A Look Into The Evasion Disques Vaults | 1970​-​1973.  Extracting music from the vaults of Switzerland’s Evasion Disques, this new record examines a three-year time slot in the label’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band – Xxplosive

Reinvented with their signature panache and defined style, Germany’s mysterious Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band have just released another scorching 45 covering Dr Dre’s hit XXplosive.  This brand new record was released via Big Crown Records, with the B-side tackling MObb Deep’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Step By Step – Salt and Pepper

Milwaukee-born Gee brothers, Johnnie, Jerome and Dewitt got together with a few kids from their neighbourhood in the early 70’s to form the 12- piece soul band, Step By Step. The release of their 1972 45,  Time After Time was … Continue reading

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