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872
Posted 6 days ago
Dusty Fingers founder Danny Dan delves deep into hip-hop's DNA with foundational and forgotten breaks, plus drops science on New York's early digging and DJ culture in a bonus interview. L.O.T.U.G. still bangs on the Redman-assisted "Like a Drug", Zion I calls for "Unity" against police violence, and Lady Wray bares her heart on "Guilty".
871
Posted 1 week ago
Philly digger Soulman delivers a lost episode from his infamous World of Beats series with rare covers of "School Boy Crush" and "Think", an upbeat groover by John Heartsman, Indian synth breaks by Kalyanji Anandji and an irresistible slice of moody soul by Frank Schöbel. Plus part two of our tribute to Bernie Worrell, with a focus on his Parliament years, and conscious hip-hop by Spek Won, Nas and Heresy.
870
Posted 2 weeks ago
Komar goes on a jazz-funk odyssey with dusty breaks from Josip Boček, мелодия and Toshiaki Yokota alongside rhythm-heavy cuts by Lack of Afro, Jimi Tenor and Palov & Mishkin. Plus part one of our tribute to P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell, revolutionary rhymes from Narubi Selah, and golden era revisited with tracks by Common, Black Moon and more.
869
Posted 3 weeks ago
DJ Soulsonic hits the bullseye with bold soul from The Vibrations and Marlena Shaw, rough blues grooves from The Johnny Otis Show and smoldering funk from The Pointer Sisters, Bill Withers and Charles Wright. Plus tributes to the heavy-hitting Muhammad Ali by The Best Ever and Verne Harrell, ingenious sample weaving on Jurassic 5's "Swing Set", and a microphone teardown on Mos Def's "Quiet Dog Bite Hard".
868
Posted 4 weeks ago
DJ Andy Smith lights up the dancefloor with Northern Soul stompers by Gene Chandler, The Charmaines and James Lewis, then lets the groove simmer with midtempo funk burners from Margie Hendrix, The Meters, The Calvin Owens Show and more. C.L. Smooth stays breezy on "King", positivity shines through on Gabriel Garzón-Montano's "Everything is Everything", and Elzhi and Royce da 5'9" pour their soul into rhyme on cuts off their latest albums.
867
Posted 5 weeks ago
Stevie Wonder takes center stage in a WEFUNK living tribute featuring chart toppers and deeper cuts, from his prodigious early works to his fruitful collaboration with Syreeta to cuts penned for Smokey Robinson and Martha & the Vandellas. Plus a celebration of African heritage on "The Crown", an exquisite Tammi Terrell version of "All I Do", cross-generational funk with Prince and En Vogue on "So What The Fuss", and captivating stories from our favorite music raconteur Duke Eatmon.
866
Posted 6 weeks ago
Santiago pilots the mothership through 80s funk by Kashif, Junior, "D" Train, Wynd Chymes, Strike One, Gino Soccio and more. Plus soulful emanations from New Zealand's Estere, an ode to timeless funk from Inkswel & Reggie B, and bona fide thumpers by Black Thought, Nitty Scott MC, and Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz.
865
May 27, 2016
Rawsoul pulls out forgotten old school jams where reggae meets hip-hop and R&B, connecting the dots from Super Cat and Shabba Ranks to Grand Daddy I.U., Isley Brothers, Surface and more. Plus soulful 80s funk from Thelma Houston and Loose Ends, Birdbone Unlimited's B-side banger "Don't Stop", deep jazz journeys via Bennie Maupin and Tomsits Jazz Group, a mighty Jigmastas single, and a brilliant Brazilian flip by beat wunderkind Kaytranada.
864
May 20, 2016
Original flavour episode with Groove and Static at the helm featuring prime-rib modern funk from K-Maxx and Kutcorners, no gimmick raw raps on "Peep the Form", The Getup's funk firecracker "Gold Digger", a West Coast overdose on Xzibit's "Get Your Walk On", and 45 King's classic "Spread Love" retouched to perfection.
863
May 6, 2016
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.