leeds based label outcross records has been consistently building on its reputation as a reliable outlet for floor filling house music for a while now, and here returns with another red-hot package. this one comes from funky fat with remixes from label boss miguel campbell, mam and matt hughes.
die herrschaften von funkwerstatt haben zuversicht. in eine zukunft voller draufgängerischer lebensfreude, eine zukunft die von vorne bis hinten tanzbar ist. genau diese zuversicht schmettern sie uns mit rollendem rumms, schweißtreibener rhythmik und strahlenden synthesizer-fanfaren entgegen. gespickt mit einem romantischen vers ist zuversicht der stoff, aus dem stimmungshöhepunkte auf der tanze gemacht sind. wenn es genau so euphorisch, aber etwas tiefer und verschlungener sein darf liegt abspielbereit auf der b-seite ein entsprechender remix von mollono.bass - gefolgt von einer instrumental-version ohne jeglichen spracheinsatz, dafür mit netter, kleiner acid-schraube. damit nicht genug des basslastigen frohsinns: funkwerkstatt zünden zur feier des tages noch eine rakete, die kurz nach dem start in einem knisternden feuerwerk der beats und schwerelosen melodiefetzen auf die hörerschaft herabregnet.
brazilian foursome funky fat are back with an unmissable summer release . the original ‘jealousy’ is a funk-fuelled ride of unbridled energy, solid grooves and seductive vocals. that shaping up to be another huge release for hot creations funky fat were first seen on the label with the ‘masochist ep’, their joint venture with fellow brazilian stars digitaria, which received critical acclaim across the board for its fresh fusion of electro, disco and pop. fans of the release included the likes of solomun, sasha and claude von stroke. hot creations label boss and hot natured member jamie jones delivers a killer remix of ‘jealousy’ for late night action, cutting the vocal into snippets and working around the infectious bassline with his own crispy hi-hats and rolling drum grooves.
kickflip started to get into hardcore dance music back in 1992 when the raving revolution was in full swing, he started to produce music on his atari st in 1993 and hasn t looked back since! thank goodness he didn t stop or we would never have heard these little beauties! prepare yourself for much monkey business! kickflip makes his fat! debut with a pair of gorilla tracks, the a-side being the meaty king conga! big with: meat katie, friendly, the drumattic twins
(180gr) after a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group opa, far out are honoured to present barrio opa: a new work from fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational candombe drumming of the renowed silva brothers. recorded at sondor studios, montevideo, the album is the natural development of the original opa sound, fusing afro-uruguayan rhythms, jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude, under hugos unique musical vision. more recently fattorusos music has been sampled by the likes flying lotus and madlib.
two tracks from times past crude cuts complete with krispy krackle a pair of edits remembered, rescued and revived. new world wonders sliced and stitched in the cold north. a norseman works in newark. a norseman boogies in nassau. a true zafari of zound in remembrance of a fallen friend.
boss soul, funk and r&b sides from the vaults of the king, federal and deluxe labels. available as a double lp for the first time. specially compiled and commented by nyc dj mr. fine wine, from his personal favourites list from the king records catalogue. including ultra-rare tracks by wayne cochran, lord thunder, jeb stuart, robert moore, frank howard & the continentals, leon austin, eddie kirk, charles spurling, james duncan, and many more.
liebevoll gestaltete funk-kompilation mit remasterten hits vergangener jahrzehnte.
das französische label wagram veröffentlicht im rahmen der kompilationsserie -wanted collection- zeitgleich vier optisch attraktiv in szene gesetzte lps rund ums thema black music. alle platten erscheinen als 180-gramm-vinyl und bieten ausschließlich soundtechnisch auf den neuesten stand gebrachte floorfiller aus den genres funk, soul, afrobeat und reggae. abgerundet werden die sampler durch exklusive schnappschüsse des britischen fotografen chris steel-perkins. die -wanted funk--edition bietet ein dutzend schweißtreibender stücke von größen wie ray camacho, the fatback band, robert jay, uncle louie, little beaver, king floyd und the philly armada orchestra. für liebhaber und kenner ein augen- und ohrenschmaus!
in mid-seventies, nigerian bands came and went with alarming regularity, rising meteorically from the slums to stardom and falling back again just as quickly. masisi mass funk from anamara state was one such band. but during their brief moment in the stratosphere, they produced a funk gem in i want you girl.
who s got the funk? everyone s got the funk! (prov.): saying formulated in the years 2017, summarizing in very few words the philosophy of the fat badgers. from france, the fat badgers release the gers, their 3rd and ultimate ep of the disco-funk trilogy the fat, the bad & the gers. from pool parties to jacuzzies, from festivals to barbecues, « les fat » bring their intergalactic p-funk on the planet with a hammering groove and some refreshing self-mockery. produced by the prolific leopard davinci (who played international festivals like transmusicales de rennes), the gers is made of 4 original tracks, sometimes tormented « you love me and you leave me », saucy « bad mothers », political « jak chirak » and festive « who s got the funk »
the new testament of funk is back to preach the new funk! it’s been a while but now is the time to get the groove again. after the success of the last ntof-samplers many believers were waiting for new stuff. there you go! henry storch and chrispop took their time to compile a sampler for all you funkers, groovers and hip cats. ntof vol. 6 delivers previously unreleased tracks such as „in control“ by sons of time or „where do we go from here“ by the mighty mocambos feat. lee fields and exclusive remixes of andy cooper’s „chasing the funk“ and „get up & get it“ by reiner witzel & datfunk. so just like the former ntof the new testament of funk vol. 6 contains the hottest tunes you can get. amen!
hot off collaborations with nottz (titans in the flesh ep) and madlib (bad neighbor lp), socal ambassador blu has teamed up with the paris-based production team union analogtronics (oj & gold) to unleash a new full length album: cheetah in the city. featuring dam-funk, phat kat, frank n dank, and more, the album signifies a stylistic sea change for blu, best known for his dusty, soul sampling collaborations with exile (below the heavens) and his own introspective opuses (her favorite colour, good to be home, york!). rippling with 808s and cinematic strings, cheetah in the city is an organic evolution from the synth-soaked, futuristic sound of analogtronics, union’s 2012 fat beats records debut album featuring talib kweli, mf doom, elzhi, guilty simpson, and more.
following the appetizer of the two 12 inch singles *trinidad (disco mix)* em1128tep and *j ouvert* em1129tep, we now serve up the main dish, the fine 1977 album steel funk by john gibbs and the unlimited sound of steel orchestra, a new addition to our em steel pan series.
low-down and dirty jazz goes right back to the early 1900s in storyville, after the bands had played their hot tunes in the evening for dancing couples, the musicians would head off to the after-hours joints and play a less energetic but more bluesy kind of music, enabling them and their late-night audiences to get through to the early hours of the morning without suffering total exhaustion. and nobody in new orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as buddy bolden, whose funky butt became a staple in the repertoire of the citys early jazz bands.
jacksonville, florida, 1960. charles hungry williams mentors young clayton fillyau after he had just joined the james brown band: *i dont care where you put it on those drums, remember where 1 is and you ll never lose the time. listen to hungry on huey smiths *talk to me baby* and then listen to how clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on james browns *i ve got money*. earl kings *trick bag*, prefiguring the meters, is as good an example of early new orleans funk as can be found.
after their very large re-make of dinosaurs *kiss me again* on volume 2, pablo and shoey go straight for the jugular again here, extending an old housed up bootleg version of eddie kendricks *keep on truckin* into 8 minutes of dancefloor devastation. pre-discogs, pre mp3s of everything ever recorded on the net, this little gem was one of the most potent secret weapons for the unabombers in the heyday of electric chair. some old fashioned, dusty crates digging by pablo turned it up - now the world gets to have a listen!
also included in the package is detroit legend terrence parker and his deep, shimmering 1996 house classic *your love*, an after hours staple for the dts boys since year dot. drenched in a hypnotic organ loop and a beautiful, tender vocal, it is house music with a warm heart and a sharp kick, perfect for a lets all have a hug moment at 5am !
by the time 90s rapper/producer, and ditc member lord finesse released his sophomore album return of the funky man, he was already a hot ticket in hip-hop circles for his clever rhymes and rapier wit on albums like funky technician. with the album s release, finesses status as an a-grade mc was not only cemented, but his production chops were also established on tracks like *i like my girls with a boom*, and *fat for the 90s*. return of the funky man was finesses first big billboard victory, and featured ditc comrades like showbiz and diamond d, as well as up-and-comers like future stones throw veteran percee p. traffic entertainment is proud to present the album, an unearthed gem of hip-hop history, reissued for the first time on double 12 inch vinyl.
after a superlative ep from chicagos dj rahaan, dublins fatty fatty phonographics is back with another installment of pablo and shoeys *rejigs*, which have had support from the likes of hot toddy, bicep, get down edits, leftside wobble, house of disco and rub n tug.
christmas compilations are often cheesy, smooth selections of bland, overplayed seasonal pabulum. even announced with funky or groovy, it often leaves listeners disappointed. so were jan and tobias. first, they were bugged out by the all filler-no-killer compilations. the second and more important reason was that of the considerable number of proper rare groove tunes recorded and released in the 1960s and 70s, many languished in obscurity. the pair started a collaboration to create a funky-soul xmas compilation.
the lp sleeve contains scans of all 45rpm single labels as well as liner notes to each song. the vinyl comes with a gatefold cover and is limited to 500 copies.
originally recorded in less than a week, the fun and moxie will hit you with every beat of >better living through chemistry<.
released in 1996, this is the first full-length album norman cook was to release under his successful moniker fatboy slim. fuelled by his signature big beats that would come to dominate the 90s dance scene, sprinkled with acid house bleeps and squeaks and heavily sample-laced, >better living through chemistry< proved to be just the tip of cooks proverbial iceberg.
re-issue on audiophile 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
big with john tejada, danny howells, slam, josh wink, vince watson, the timewriter, jay tripwire and many more. one of torontos most respected underground producers and live acts, arthur oskan unleashes the debut single from his upcoming thoughtless full-length, a little more than everything, with our first-ever vinyl release, tlv049.
next up on eglo records after the hugely successful vacuum ep by floating points its the debut release of west londons stevie j aka funkineven 1956, featuring hackneys new queen of funk & soul, fatima on vocal duties. 1xtras benji b has already been going mad over it, and the track is slowly building a reputation at a number londons underground jams and warehouse parties. sonically it occupies a similar stratosphere to dam funk, sa ra, bugz in the atitic, dorian concept, joker etc, but with a west london twist and deeply crafted vocal melody.
new zealand soul powerhouse fat freddys drop proudly present their new studio album, drboondigga & the big bw, which features nine tracks of non categorizable music born from freddys live jams, fantastic voyages & many hours of beat reduction & sonic fine tuning in lyall bay, wellington.
when we first started thinking about the compilation, we had in mind the idea to put together a great minimal techno selection with stuff from the early 90s, which really inspired us, like robert hood, dan bell, plastikman, pansonic and mike ink to name a few. whilst working on the project we had the feeling that there is so much more great and influential minimal music from way before the techno thing started. so we were very excited to combine the music from the electronic pioneers, with the tracks from the minimal techno godfathers in a very modern way. in minimal music there is so much (space) in between the sounds and the space that gives you a lot of opportunities for an own interpretation. the grandfather paradox is a scientific theory about time travelling and was first described by the science fiction writer rene barjavel in his book - le voyageur imprudent. we took suggestions out of that because we felt like we are travelling back in time and manipulating the old music with modern knowledge. the fact that we did all this with the deserved respect to the originals makes us quite sure that the results are bringing something new and interesting to the old tracks and transport the past into the here and now. - henrik schwarz, ?e & dixon
far out recordings präsentiert nach einer 20-jährigen intensiven suche eine neue arbeit der uruguayischen fusion-legende hugo fattoruso, dem mastermind hinter der legendären 70er jazz-funk-formation opa, der u.a. von flying lotus und madlib gesamplet wurde. zusammen mit seinen weltklasse-musikern, darunter den silva-brüdern und ihrem candombe-drumming, entstand in den sondor studios in montevideo unter seiner musikalischen leitung das brandneue werk barrio opa, eine organische weiterentwicklung des legendären opa-sounds aus afro-uruguayischen rhythmen, jazz-harmonien und prägnanter funk-attitüde.