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Posted 4 days ago
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid samples the seismic soul of drum legend Bernard Purdie, from Afro-Cuban grooves with Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's electrifying "Mamblues" to some of his most iconic breaks including "Rock Steady" and "Synthetic Substitution". Lady Wray's ready to "Do It Again" with a retro-soul sureshot, funk classics get flipped by Zhigge, Jungle Brother and Sylk Smoov, and indie luminaries collide on "B-Boy Bonanza".
Posted 1 week ago
DJ Amir puts needle to the groove with sounds of the diaspora, from Latin heat by Celia Cruz to Brazilian rhythms by Wilson Simonal to West African grooves from Ebo Taylor and Effi Duke. Meth and Red spit fire on Loaded Lux's "Rite", Jamila Woods and Noname stay woke on "VRY BLK", Mndsgn funks philosophical on "Use Ya Mnd", and Nico Gomez summons forces of nature on the volcanic "Ritual".
Posted 2 weeks ago
Marc Hype, Jim Dunloop and Sabrina Golian deliver another high octane mix with "Summertide 2016", featuring a standout Fela rework by Teck-zilla, tasty Dusty Donuts edits, airtight disco grooves by Bobby Thurston, and the vocal version of Cliff Nobles' instrumental monster "The Horse". Plus: Modern funk all-stars join forces on "The Boys Are Back", Audio Push channels A Tribe Called Quest on "Check the Vibe", and TIMEKODE drops a poignant remix for our troubled times.
Posted 3 weeks ago
Pro-V keeps it strictly basement vibes with Jazzy Jeff's bass heavy thumper "Branded", De La Soul's freewheeling "Mack Daddy on the Left", a wild jazz ride with DJ Krush and a hardknock banger by Akinyele. Plus Asheru's righteously soulful "Do U", a silky G-funk instrumental by SaiR, and indelible soul from the Three Degrees and Odyssey.
Posted 4 weeks 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".
Posted 5 weeks 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.
Posted 6 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.
July 1, 2016
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".
June 17, 2016
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.
June 10, 2016
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.