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Show 1089

Show 1089: Ruby Jane spins tales of love and heartache from the Isley Brothers, Joe Hicks and Marie "Queenie" Lyons alongside early disco gems from Sir Mack Rice, Ann Sexton and more. Plus essential cuts from James Brown right-hand-man Pee Wee Ellis and cinematic trailblazer Melvin Van Peebles, an afrofunk rocket from Common and Seun Kuti, and a salute to the enduring jazz vibes of The Low End Theory.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 1048

Show 1048: Ruby Jane serves up soulful confections from Ekkah, Lady Wray and The Brothers Johnson alongside inspired covers by Sharon Jones and Durand Jones. Plus pure alchemy from J.Lamotta & FloFilz, magnetic soul-jazz grooves from Sonny Stitt and the rebirth of Tiye Phoenix on "The Glow".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 1020

Show 1020: Ruby Jane hopscotches through new soul and disco with fire tracks by Shay Lia, Black Pumas, Escort and The Free Nationals. Plus neckbop heatrocks from Kool Taj the Gr8 and Cutlass Reid, a slice of west coast perfection from The Game, and Rich Medina's "Magnificent" musings on the heartbeat of dance.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 1000

Show 1000: WEFUNK steps into the next millennium with our most stacked lineup yet! Featuring a ride through swerving breaks and glorious funk from Nostalgia King founder Skeme Richards, LOTUG legend Lord Jazz working his ginsu cuts on a full grip of raw hip-hop and soul, and a conversation with renaissance man Kool Bob Love from the groundbreaking Stretch & Bobbito show.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Skeme Richards, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Lord Jazz, Pro-V, Walla P, D-Shade, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock, Frank BLVD, Santiago, Cholo, DJ Solespin

Show 989

Show 989: Ruby Jane sets loose irresistible soul from the Monophonics and Margie Joseph, surprising covers by the Dynamics and Quantic, and an all-star riff on Biz's "Just A Friend". Plus big band magic from Abstract Orchestra, a genre-mashing groove by Con Brio, and modern funk knockouts from Moniquea and Saucy Lady.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock

Show 960

Show 960: WEFUNK honors the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with a journey from her soul roots to show-stealing covers and anthemic 80s cuts. Plus a handpicked platter from Ruby Jane featuring Chaka Khan and Vanjess, heavy bass boom from the Cool Kids, and sample chasing from DITC to Eric Dolphy and Mingus.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock

Show 914

Show 914: Ruby Jane fires up dynamite soul from Yasiin Gaye and David Ruffin, steelpan grooves from beat wunderkind Mura Masa, and a dubbed out refix of "I'm Every Woman". Plus J.O.B. Band's sunny "Love Everything About You", Estelle's powerful "Woman's World", and rhythmic insanity on Cid Rim's unrelenting "Jerome".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 882

Show 882: Ruby Jane brings the sweetness with soulful tracks by Chet Faker, Jamila Woods and Bluey Robinson and a selection of her favourite lovers rock tunes. Plus Kon's Moog-heavy revamp of "Give Me The Night", a gem from the Jakarta back catalog by The Smile Rays, and a 90s banger from Toronto's Da Grassroots.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 863

Show 863: Prince gets the royal treatment in a beautifully curated tribute by Ruby Jane and Scramblelock, including tracks across his vast career and candid interview moments with the Purple One himself. Diamond Ortiz and Julian Flenoy reflect Prince’s paisley presence, Andy Cooper and the Allergies ride fast and furious on “Rock Rock”, and DJ Shadow teams up with Run the Jewels for a no B.S. bruiser.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock

Show 838

Show 838: Ruby Jane delights with 90s feelgood grooves from Janet Jackson and Ahmad, triple-time soul by Lady and Raphael Saadiq, and blazing New Orleans horns by Galactic with the Rebirth Brass Band. Talib Kweli and Rapsody deliver straight facts on the gospel-tinged "Every Ghetto", The Milk strike gold with raw soul on their album "Favourite Worry", Busta and Rah Digga trade bars on the raucous "Betta Stay Up in Your House", and Floetry taps an infectious Average White Band groove on "Wanna B Where U R".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 802

Show 802: Ruby Jane melts away winter with sunny grooves and sweet soul from Chaka Khan, Prince, Lady, Detroit Emeralds, Gwen McCrea and many more. Joey Bada$$ stomps through the Statik Selectah-produced "No. 99", G.C. Cameron fires off some explosive 1972 funk, Lin Que spits deadly venoms on "Rip It Up", and Ahmad Jamal takes an epic journey through "Swahililand".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 779

Show 779: Soulville: Ruby Jane takes it back to feel-good soul and 60s R&B with gems from Aretha, Deon Jackson, The Velvelettes, The Ikettes, Martha & The Vandellas and more. Plus Opolopo's delicate and powerful rework of Sandy Barber's "I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own", a special Static blend of Das EFX over a dusty Redman beat, and throwback bangers from Lost Boyz, Black Sheep and the Alkaholiks.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 762

Show 762: Ruby Jane brings the brash brass and joyful soul of New Orleans with picks from Dirty Dozen, Hot 8, Soul Rebels, Trombone Shorty and lots more. Plus waacking disco by Alma Faye Brooks and Nineteen Fourty-Five, sweet spaced-out syncopation from Lost Midas and Lord Echo, a Rakim track celebrating political icon Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique duo Simbaand Milton Gulli's tribute to the seminal ATCQ song "Scenario".
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 732

Show 732: Ruby Jane celebrates the iconic voice and piano of Nina Simone with remixes and hip hop treatments from Talib, Brother Ali, Mary J. Blige, RocknRolla Soundsystem and more. Plus we pay tribute to funk/jazz heavyweight Don Blackman, Spectac & Shakim spit truth over a gritty James Brown beat, and RH Factor & D'Angelo combine for a soulful double-dose.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 715

Show 715: Future-retro: Ruby Jane gets into electroswing inspired tracks from Brenda Boykin, Esthero, and Common with Jill Scott. Plus bass-heavy East Coast funk by EPMD and Hit Squad associates, rough grooves from The Inmates and Ikebe Shakedown, jazz breaks & samples by Keith Mansfield and Al Hirt, and demos & cover versions from Michael Jackson, Jack McDuff and Momodelic.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 696

Show 696: Everybody loves the sunshine: Ruby Jane keeps the summer vibes flowing with selections by Nina Simone, Sam Sparro, Vanity 6, Cheri, Prince and more. Plus a soulful slow burner from Lack of Afro's 2011 LP "This Time", a summertime classic from Sly & The Family Stone, funky soul from Sky Hi and Betty Wright, and Vox Sambou and Narcicyst's meditation on the plight of asylum seekers in "Article 14".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 681

Show 681: Ruby Jane joins us for some "winter endurance" therapy, digging into bluesy grooves and soul selections by William DeVaughn, Barbara Acklin, Bad News Brown, Raphael Saadiq and more. Plus a fresh cut from DJ Format's new LP "Statement of Intent," and funk rawness new & old from Speak Low, Dyke & The Blazers and the Fatback Band.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock

Show 663

Show 663: "Ordinary" Guy: Latin soul legend Joe Bataan visits WEFUNK with stories of Spanish Harlem back in the day, his musical ascent and connections with the new funk generation. Plus: Reworks of Prince and Fela/Dela (c/o Ruby Jane), boogie goodness from Delegation and Oliver Cheatham, and a sample moment with soul-powered 90s hip-hop by Intelligent Hoodlum and Grand Daddy I.U.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane, Joe Bataan, Yvonne Bataan, Lou Piensa, Ray Poncin, Frank Rodriguez

Show 653

Show 653: Ruby Jane gets down "On the One" with a taste of California funk and some boogie treats for funk dancers, featuring tracks from Dam-Funk, 2Pac, Marlena Shaw & Lamont Dozier. Plus: Shanghai-based AM444 blends soulful vocals with futuristic beats, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band throws down fat tuba funk, and the disco group Sting serves a slice of pure "Pleasure".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock, Alan

Show 638

Show 638: Ain't nothin like a Friday night: Ruby Jane mixes up lots of soulful 90s R&B like Zhané, Soul II Soul and Redhead Kingpin, plus some tasty drum-heavy remixes of Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Meyhem Lauren & Action Bronson timewarp back to 90s New York rap on "Typhoon", and Mr. President puts down an exquisite uptempo redux of Al Green's "Love and Happiness".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 628

Show 628: Ruby Jane waxes nostalgic with a set of sweet downtempo and then looks to the future of dancehall, funk & latin with tracks by Bonjay, Dojo Cuts and Chico Mann. Plus: Nas & Damian Marley's take on the Dennis Brown classic "Promised Land", boom-bap soul from the Four Tops and Lamont Dozier, Jon Kennedy's solid remix of Bob Marley's funky "Mr. Brown", and a superb dub treatment of Talib Kweli's "Mourning Unknown" by Tannone.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 611

Show 611: Ruby Jane picks out her funk & hip hop summertime classics from Lupe, The Klaxons, Amy Winehouse, Youngblood Brass Band as well as a few special surprise selections. Plus: Eternia teams up with Jean Grae & Tiye Phoenix for a lyrical cookout on "The BBQ" remix, Erick Sermon blasts off over En Vogue's "Hold On" beat, and Orgone and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings deliver tasty new funk & soul.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane, Scramblelock

Show 596

Show 596: Strong voices: Ruby Jane and Marie-B salute the women of funk, soul & hip hop with selections by Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Betty Davis, Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Gladys Knight and many more. Plus a "living tribute" to hiphop icon Guru with heavyweight Gang Starr tracks, solo joints, collabos & guest verses.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Marie-B, Ruby Jane

Show 592

Show 592: Ruby Jane returns with a stack of soulful treats by Mtume, Solaris, Sly Stone (remixed by Moby), The Roots, Odyssey, Angie Stone and more. Static selects a retrospective to mark the anniversary of Dilla's passing, highlighting his soulful side and earlier works. And Groove delivers double-strength jazz collabos, from Trishes & Aladin Sani's "Take My Hands" to Indigo Jam Unit & Flexlife's flip of the Jackson Sisters' "I Believe in Miracles".
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Professor Groove, Ruby Jane

Show 579

Show 579: Guest DJ Ruby Jane's back on the mix with red hot selections from Alice Russell, Darondo, Lucy Pearl and Cameo, capped off with the Hot 8 Brass Band's wild brass version of "Sexual Healing." DJ Static pays tribute with a Grandmaster Roc Raida (RIP) retrospective, from tracks with his group the X-ecutioners to cuts on classic 90s tracks and a rare Lord Finesse SWV remix. Plus: laid-back funk from the Three Pieces and Gil Scott-Heron, and an in-studio visit from the Cuban hip hop group Obsesion.
DJs & Guests: Professor Groove, DJ Static, Ruby Jane

Show 566

Show 566: Guest DJ Ruby Jane treats WEFUNK to a mix of female vocals, funky covers, sweet soul, new jack and disco flavors - including tracks from Guy, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne and Nicole Willis. Plus: Wale's "Chillin" gets a stellar remix from Skratch Bastid, Karma Atchykah shines on "Sufferah" featuring Bank of Mount Real, and jazz samples rule the day on joints from Funky DL, Alphabet Stew, Pseudo Slang and Black Milk.
DJs & Guests: DJ Static, Ruby Jane
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