DJ Ilya joins us as we get into loads of disco heat by Skyy, Teddy Pendergrass, Loose Change, Leon Haywood and more. Plus early disco raps from Jocko and Crown Heights Affair, and 80s electro with Dr Dre's original group the World Class Wreckin' Cru.
Andy Williams is back with breakup/makeup soul by the Chi-Lites, frenetic fiddle funk from Michael White, sample fodder by Rene Costy and hard-pushing instrumentals from the Nite Liters and Hot Butter. Plus an exclusive banger by Australian beatsmith Kid Tsunami featuring Sean Price, jazz-fueled funk from Marius Cultier and Gregory Porter, and sample moments by Kool G Rap + Fania All Stars and Diamond D + Kleeer.
Dilla Day: Scott C dives into the depths of James Yancey's beatmaking brilliance, including collabos, posthumous releases, beattape demos and much more. Plus a dreamy soundscape by Nujabes (RIP) and blatant "funk fakes" from Ebonee Webb, Kwick and James Brown.
Triple Tribute: WEFUNK salutes the jazz funk inspiration of Donald Byrd's "Places and Space" and "Love's So Far Away", the silky voice and guitar of the Ohio Players' Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, and Dilla's treats from the vault all the way from soulful to pure rawness.
DJ Zattar gets into grease soaked disco and fat 80s funk sounds from Gary Davis, Checker Kabb, JP's Force, Sumy and Mixed Grill. Plus "Drivin' Round" by New York powerhouse Wu Block (Wu-Tang x D-Block), a cut from Talib Kweli and Z-Trip's free mixtape "Attack the Block", Roger Troutman's Zapp side-projects with Dick Smith and Bobby Glover, and G-Funk era jams by Snoop, Dogg Pound and N.W.A..
Bain Magique brings on the sunshine with soul sweetness by The Stuyvesants and Promise, feel good grooves from the Dazz Band and Aurra, and boogie by LJ Reynolds and Kinky Foxx. Jai Nitai Lotus and Public Enemy manifest truth through music on their latest offerings, Patrice Rushen and Deniece Williams lay down luscious slow jams, and Georgia Soul Council revisit a Gil Scott-Heron classic.
DJ Devious rocks the set with 80s funk jams from Cameo, Mtume and Ozone, then some raw golden age rap by J Rock, Supreme Nyborn, Kool G Rap and many more. Plus fat funk synths for the poppers with Jerry Knight and Frankfurt Funk/Kreamcicle, and raw beats and rhymes by Queens representatives Noreaga and Prodigy.
15 nations under a groove: Static and Groove follow up on our latest European tour with a journey through hip hop & funk from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
DJ Camero pulls us deep into smokey beats by Evil Needle, the Poets of Thought and Oddisee, then heats it up with (nu)boogie flavors from Neighbour, the Universal Robot Band and Phonat. Plus we pay tribute to the bold funk of "Soul Sister #1" Marva Whitney, and BX heavyweights unite on the posse cut "Cross Bronx Expressway".
Three piece dinner: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid dishes up favorite recent cuts, including throwback funk & soul from The Bamboos and Kylie Auldist, electro boogie by Breakbot and Kill Paris, and "high weirdness" from THEESatisfaction and Birdy Nam Nam. Plus: Bo Diddley talks some funky smack to Jerome, Zed Bias puts a twist on classic Eddie Kendricks, and Theophilus London and The Dap-Kings team up for a funky Nat King Cole remake.