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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

Jannis from Jakarta Records returns for the second part of his Arabic vinyl mix. The obscurity of records, particularly from outside the West, gives an extra spice to mixes such as the ones from Jakarta Records’ “Radio Jakarta” series. For their seventh edition, Jannis has added a second part to his Arabic vinyl mix from the 60s and 70s. “i got to travel a lot…

Get down to some Japanese funk from the 80s with this two-part mix on YouTube. When it comes to technological advancement and musical adaptation, Japan are light years ahead. During the 80s, they provided some fantastic jazz and pop renditions and still do so today but where many music buffs find gold are in the funk/boogie/rare groove records from the Land of the Rising Sun….

Inspired by Bus Crates, here is a 2-hour Spotify playlist of “buttery jams” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey and D’Angelo. You know when you’re reminded of the sweetest song and suddenly your mind is flooded with tracks that complement it? That’s what happened a few hours ago when my friend Bus Crates posted a video of himself waiting in traffic whilst listening to…