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Posted 2 days ago
DJ Ephiks mines the crates for treats and surprises, mixing from headnod beats by Souleance and Snakehips to raw Somali funk from the Dur-Dur Band, boogie heat by Delegation and Francois Feldman & Yellowhand, and Fulgeance's chopped-up twist on hometown icon Robert Charlebois. Plus a lyrical call to arms by Plash and Blabbermouf, Kendrick Lamar channeling the spirit of Wu-Tang with Ab-Soul and Punch, and two slabs of funk-face production by Copenhagen producer Kriswontwo.
Posted 1 week ago
Bain Magique discovers soul in all the best places, from Eldridge Holmes' full throated rawness to Ivory Forest's oddly macabre boogie, vocoder phunk from Shock, and catchy canine singsong from Mo Kolours. Plus unadulterated New York rap from Skyzoo & Torae's "Barrel Brothers" LP, fat bottom beats by Sam Sparro and Robert Strauss, a double dose from Montreal songstress Sam I Am, and the jazz-tinged "Green Tomato Coupe" by Brazil transplant Niko Is.
Posted 4 weeks ago
Blue Funk: Static's back in Montreal for another live session featuring mellow madness from France's DJ Jean Maron (featuring NY veterans Mobb Deep and Big Noyd), a fat Moog freakout from Poland's legendary SBB, stripped down rawness by Fun Company and Los Africanos, a stretched-out Reflex recut of MJ's classic "P.Y.T.", and delicious B-side remixes of 90s classics by Black Moon, The Roots, Outkast, Big L and more.
Posted 5 weeks ago
From Benin to Trinidad to Colombia, Andy Williams gets deep into the rhythms of the African diaspora with selections by Sir Victor Uwaifo, Lizandro Meza, Andre Tanker, Blue Rhythm Combo and more. Plus a masterful blend of Fela x James Brown x Jeru by Amerigo Gazaway, Kweli and Styles P joining forces on Statik Selektah's jazz-infused "The Thrill is Back", and uptempo soul rawness from Myles Sanko, AJ & The Jiggawatts and Flomega & The Ruffcats.
August 22, 2014
Hed Musick: DJ Lexis goes back to the moment when hip hop, jazz and psychotropic grooves mutated into Trip Hop with lots of hazy downtempo beats by Coldcut, DJ Smash, DJ Cam, Portishead, DJ Shadow and more. Plus hard edged funk hype from The Dynamites and Sir Joe Quarterman, Biggie's newly unearthed duet with Erick Sermon, a sweet modern disco stepper from Myron & E, and the unfinished gem "Filthy" from the vaults of Dilla Dawg.
August 15, 2014
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid highlights drum legend Idris Muhammad's influence on jazz, funk & soul — from hitmaking rhythm on songs with Fats Domino and Roberta Flack to his boiling groove with jazz giants Lonnie Smith and Grant Green. Bilal laments a life defined by "The Dollar" over a hypnotic Black Milk beat, and Montreal's Full Course drops their modern vintage cut "Reality Check". Plus nasty funk production on Georgia Anne Muldrow's "Personal", a deft Steely Dan/Patrice Rushen matchup by DJ Day, and pure sultry sweetness from Orgone's "Anticipating".
August 8, 2014
Respect the architect: Afrika Bambaataa breaks down the birth of hip hop and the Zulu Nation, the early days of record digging, and hip hop's power for positivity and progress. Lords of the Underground celebrate 20 years in the game with the imperious "Bumpin Loud", and M.anifest and Smif-N-Wessun take turns riding Osibisa's bass-heavy groove. Plus a classic Tribe x Gary Bartz sample moment, Zackey Force Funk's cosmic synth session "Press Play", Curtis and Stevie's delicious soul, and underground super-clique EMC's beastly "Charlie Murphie".
August 1, 2014
Get ta steppin': Rawsoul joins us for a salute to the golden vocals of Vinia Mojica, with classic jams and collabos with Tribe, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Spinna, De La, Alliance Ethnique and more. Plus Biggie's one verse ode to his clothing line Brooklyn Mint, an epic rebuild of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" by Mr. Beatnik, compelling street narrative off Common's latest LP "Nobody's Smiling", and the watershed seismic funk of Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce".
July 25, 2014
Nothin' to it: Scott C bobs, weaves and strikes with a killer edit of Jacob Collier's "Don't You Worry About a Thing" plus beatmaker gold by Slakah the Beatchild, psychedelic thump from Crunch, and turn of the 80s jams by Gayle Adams, Dayton and Leroy Hutson. Waahli and Sam I Am revive the Native Tongues spirit on "Soul Baby", BE.water spits earnest reflections over soul-soaked beats on "Enigma", Tryezz gets the subs rattling on a fat synth instrumental, and Renee Geyer brings a sublime slice of mellow soul.
July 18, 2014
DJ Akalepse paints in deep shades of soul, from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band's cover of Hi-Tek's "Round and Round" to late night soul by the Isleys, street level beats from Step Brothers & Styles P, stripped-down sweetness by The James Hunter Six and legend-level lyricism by the mighty Pharoahe Monch. Plus hard-hitting drums & precision rhymes on Dilated Peoples' "Good As Gone", recent funk roughness from Diazpora and DJ Moar, big brass bounce by the Frank Pleyer Big Band, and West Coast classics from Xzibit, Tash and Jurassic 5.
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