Malik Abdul-Rahmaan brings back audible fruits from the Far East on “Field Research Malaysia”. A journey through sound and record vendors in the Southeastern Asia has culminated in this: Field Research Malaysia. Malik Abdul-Rahmaan amassed over 100 records during a trip to Malaysia. Everything from local folk to funk, rock, and Bollywood from the area laid […]
Childish Gambino’s Redbone is our Song for Sunday. I heard this today and put the name to the track that opened Get Out (which we featured on our sister site, Cultrface). Awaken, My Love is a classic.
Brazilian musician Ed Motta compiles a mix of cool Japanese “City Pop”. Japanese representations of Western music always add a new edge and come out sounding better in ways. City Pop is musical menagerie of styles, taking from J-Pop, soft rock, AOR, and bits of funk and boogie. Ed Motta compiled a fine mix showcasing […]
The 7th Habibi Funk mix is bursting with the kind of funky Arabic music that’d make Donald Trump’s head explode. If only. These Habibi Funk mixes have been an awesome view into an undiscovered world of music. In a poignant mood, Jannis revisited some 70s and 80s Arabic music for his latest mix. Here’s what […]
Namibian producer Becoming Phill gets funky with his latest album, Electrum. Becoming Phill is a multi-talented producer from southern African country of Namibia and after an illustrious career spanning over 10 years, his latest album, “Electrum”, takes him on an electro funk odyssey. It features vocals from Namibian singers Shishani and Dantago, and guitar play […]
To whet your appetite for their upcoming album, here’s a funk/rare groove/acid jazz/house mix courtesy of DJ Spivey. We’ll let DJ Spivey describe the mix: I still remember the first time I stumbled on that first Jamiroquai CD. The year was 1993 and I walked by that Disc many times while shopping for 12 inch […]
The UK funk band are back this year with a new album and a visual glimpse into what’s in store. I would have written this article a few days ago but I wanted to be absolutely sure it was official. After 7 long years, Jamiroquai shall return with their eighth studio album in a few […]
Thelonious Martin puts together a mix of his samples. A COMPILATION OF SAMPLES FROM POLO SPORTING GOODS, WÜNDERKID, AND LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING. STILL NOT LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW THE NAMES OF THE SAMPLES. *You heard the man. *One of them I personally sampled (6:19) and it’s the OG Ronnie Laws. But that’s all I’m saying.
The Michigan group want you to sample them. Hurrah! Vulfpeck are a fantastic funk band and the bandleader, Jack Stratton, recently discussed desires for their music to be sampled in an interview with Stanford Daily. “We want to do some of that. I always thought we’d be sampled by now, but that’s just not happening. […]