Funk soul sensation: Walla-P weaves future-funk fatness with jazz-rooted beats & verses from Jonwayne, Mr. Roam, Spinnerty, Buscrates, Amin Payne, Lord Finesse and many more. Temu slathers another layer of funk on Kraftwerk's "Tour de France", Miles Davis concocts Doo-bop sounds with Easy Mo Bee, and Shabba Ranks puts his twist on DJ Premier's "Come Clean" production.
"Got to learn how to dance": WEFUNK rediscovers the famous and forgotten funk dances, from the '67 hit "Funky Broadway" all the way to Morris Day's "Oak Tree", with a special nod to the prolific Rufus Thomas, Willie Henderson, and New Orleans cats like Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Eddie Bo and Eldridge Holmes. Plus foundational ol skool classics by Malcolm McLaren and Jazzy Jay, a Gladys Knight mainstay "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" retouched by Mr Carmack, and Roy Ayers' strangely erotic "Programmed for Love".
Scott C sets the vibe with Quelle Chris' smoked out rhymes, VHS funk fast-forwarded by KenLo and K-Maxx, and homegrown joints from Full Course, Soke and Slakah the Beatchild. Plus electronic soul by Flume and Star Slinger, Wildelux's metaphoric ode to hip-hop on "My Addiction", and fresh funk cuts from The Fontanelles, Charles Bradley, and DeRobert & The Half Truths.
Soul Supreme: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid puts the spotlight on Willie Hutch's exquisite songwriting & production on tracks by The Sisters Love, Marvin Gaye, Choo Choo Montgomery, Jackson 5, Gwen McCrae and many more. Plus hip hop takes on Willie Hutch from UGK, Outkast and Japan's Toshinobu Kubota, as well as a lost Dilla beat found and perfected by the Yancey Boys & Common, and fiery West African funk by Moussa Dumbia.
Heat rising: Bain Magique's got lots of hazy soul and moody grooves from Flying Lotus, Light of the World, Theo Parrish, Junei, Ohio Players and more. Plus the infectious boogie of Karen Silver retouched by Fingerman, lyrical calisthenics from Blackalicious' debut EP, and toasting meets jeep beats on Kenny Dope & Shaggy's classic "Gunshot".
D.R.one steps on the set with blends blazing and cuts razor sharp as he throws down bangers from Joell Ortiz, Non Phixion and Too Short alongside trademark mashups and lots of Canadian joints by King Reign, Saukrates, Rascalz, Kardinal and more. Plus a R.I.P. tribute to spaced-out jazz funk alchemist George Duke, conscious lyrics from Chi-town representatives F. Stokes and Stark, and power combo Ruste Juxx, Rock & Vinny Paz flowing over brooding beats by Kyo Itachi.
DJ Lexis leans heavy on the jazz - from John Klemmer's wild "Free Soul" sax romp to Leon Thomas' cosmic "Shape Your Mind to Die" and lots more from Sun Palace, Placebo, Cortex and Jon Lucien. Plus Elvis Costello's soulful connection with the inimitable Roots crew, some instrumental magic by Evil Needle, and tasty soul-jazz cuts from Ramsey Lewis, Brother Jack McDuff and Cannonball Adderley.
Featuring jazz drenched hip-hop by Japan's DJ Muro and the legendary Quincy Jones, nu boogie grooves from Kon's new album "On My Way", and homegrown heat by Canadian artists Maestro Fresh Wes, Chris Quotes and Loe Pesci. Plus fresh NYC soul sounds from Lady and Charles Bradley, new wave breaks by The Bloods, and old school funk favorites from Suzy Q, The Time, and early Earth Wind & Fire.
Santiago unlocks the boogie vaults for 80s gems by Slave, Charles Earland, Fresh Band, Cash, Vaughan Mason, and a long-lost cut from Aurra. Plus blazing Venezuelan funk by Phirpo y Sus Caribes, 9th Creation's sample classic "Bubble Gum", an uptempo burner from J. Cole's sophomore release "Born Sinner", and a double shot of Nomadic Massive and family.
Simahlak tears into rough funk breaks and gritty bangers by Cyril Neville, Soul Machine, Action Bronson, Jai Nitai Lotus, Company Flow and more. Plus raw lyrical flows from Bumpy Knuckles with Nas & Premo, a banging Gang Starr remix by France's DJ Duke, Bay Area to Finland soul connection from Myron & E with The Soul Investigators, and feel good grooves by Jocelyn Brown and Tuxedo.