Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton Wants The Band To Be Sampled

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. Yeah, I’m a big fan of Anderson .Paak and Knowledge…

Habibi Funk 004 Carthago – “Alech”

More Arabic funk from Jakarta Records. Carthago was founded in the late 1970s as a fusion of Dalton and a second band called Marhaba Band. Both bands frequently played at hotels and night clubs in Tunis and Sousse. They had similar musical influences and despite the fact that they were competition for the most part, they came up with the idea to join forces for…

Suff Daddy – Birdsongs

Suff Daddy drops the eclectic new album Birdsongs. “Music for summer evenings, champagne nights and gloomy mornings” as described by Suff Daddy himself. There’s a certain decadence that emanates through the album, particularly on the nu-funk jam Paper Proclamation featuring Mayer Hawthorne. Piano Joint is a personal fave with its crisp percussion and piano-led melody, both acoustic and synth. BIRDSONGS by Suff Daddy

J Dilla: Back To The Crib Mixtape

The unearthing of Dilla treats continues as the Boiler Room release a mixtape of his listening habits. Something a little different from the J Dilla archives in the form of a mixtape but not of his own music. Boiler Room and BBE Records have released an unheard mixtape recorded sometime around the turn of the millennium. So what was Jay Dee jamming to at the…

Radio Jakarta – Habibi Funk 003 Mix

In need of some funk from North Africa? Get yourself into this mix courtesy of Radio Jakarta. We’re hoping you’ve heard Mix #1 and #2 (if not, follow those links) from Jannis of Radio Jakarta. A year ago, he released #3 after another crate digging excursion in North Africa. It fears stone cold funk from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon. Tracklist 1. Carthago –…

VIDEO: Kutmah’s 5th Birthday Boiler Room Set

Enjoy 40 minutes of G-funk, hip hop and plenty more courtesy of Kutmah and his Boiler Room set. It’s coming towards the end of 2015 and by now, I’ll assume you’ve used the word “lit” or a variation of the “flame emoji”, pictorially or verbally. Kutmah’s Boiler Room set (as part of their 5th birthday celebrations) encapsulates all the fire and all the lit-ness you…

Radio Jakarta 010: Ernesto Chahoud – “Middle Eastern Heavens II”

Ernesto Chahoud aka DJ Spindle provides the sounds for Jakarta’s tenth radio show episode. While to some the name “Beirut Groove Collective” may sound like a hipster’s art rock band fantasy, it is the real brainchild of Lebanese DJ Ernesto Chahoud, better known as DJ Spindle. “Middle Eastern Heavens II” is an exclusive mix for Jakarta Records’ 10th radio episode. Middle Eastern funk and disco…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #84: PREP – Cheapest Flight

London band PREP provide this week’s Song For Sunday in the form of their track, Cheapest Flight. Soundcloud may be on some BS with their account takedowns of late but their recommended tracks algorithm remains on point. While listening to EWH’s Brother Sun, we came across this smooth jam by PREP, a four-piece out of London. It’s a gorgeous throwback to the days when Brit-funk…

Crate Capers: Nice, France

It’s been a while but our latest edition of Crate Capers comes from Nice, on the south coast of France. (This edition came from a visit in March 2015) As unpopular as this may sound, I don’t like London. It’s too crowded, too expensive, and continuously grey no matter what season you’re in. The only reason I’ve visited in the past 7 years is for…