Busta and Mykestro revisit some classic ATCQ beats, George Duke and Ramsey Lewis pour out some molasses jazz-funk, El-P and Jay-Z bring brand new heaters, and Rufus Thomas shows why he's the Crown Prince of Dance.
No Luck Club blesses WEFUNK with a half-hour live set packed with body-moving breaks and Latin vibes. Plus a James Brown/Diamond D sample moment sparks off a classic late 80s hip-hop set, with a lil' something from the 1st No Luck Club album thrown in the mix.
WEFUNK gets the lowdown from James Brown's Soul Sister #1, Marva Whitney, during a special half-hour feature. Plus Rawkus is back with their 2nd project Kidz in the Hall, and Static digs up a couple dusty non-LP gems from KMD and Group Home.
Professor Groove gets the soul stew bubbling to a steaming simmer, a journey through jazz and soul steeped funk & hip-hop including gems from Alan Hawkshaw, George Benson, Blaque Spurm and The Kay-Gees.
Groove kicks off with kinetic party beats, then on to lots of fresh new hip-hop from DJ Static. Some dope collabos in the mix (Lupe Fiasco feat. Jill Scott, Diddy feat. Nas & Cee-lo) plus the first cut off the much anticipated "Hi-Teknology 2". On the chillout tip, some funky reggae and a couple delicious instrumentals from the Liparis Nervosa Sextet and the Soul Investigators.
WEFUNK talks to AG, the "giant in the mental" about his new album, the DITC crew and the art of sampling. Funk & soul moments: Lee Michaels gives the Hammond a wailing workout, the Ambassadors provide Pete Rock's soul source, and Roy Ayers & Fela Kuti forge an epic afrofunk take on "2000 Black".
Doujah Raze sets off a triple-dose sample moment with Hairy Diamond and the Ad Libs. Plus more of the rough, rugged & raw funk, and brand new hip-hop from AG (featuring J Dilla), Consequence, and Dan The Automator w/ Hiero.
Static dusts off some Wu joints you forgot (or didn't!), the Prof lays down funk favorites from Roy Ayers, Les McCann and Eddie Henderson, and guest More Or Les gets busy on the decks.
Choice funk from Mandingo, Burton Inc., George Duke and Mr. K (Danny Krivit's cut & paste classic "Rock The House"). Static serves up frenetic beats for the b-boys including DOC's "Lend Me An Ear" (how many classic breaks can you name?), plus brand new Slum Village, Frank N Dank and Jedi Mind Tricks.
East coast hip-hop heavy hitters Pete Rock/CL, Nice & Smooth etc. go head to head with the West coast's illest from Del to da Liks to Saafir. On the funk side we check out beat-heavy disco, Les McCann/Tribe synchronicity and dope tracks from Jack McDuff, Third Rock and the Whitfield-era Temptations.
Shing-a-ling soul and breakneck breakbeats lay ground for 'nuff rough funk. The legendary Pharoahe Monch gets nice on "Push", featuring Tower of Power horns. Plus "woman to woman": Jean Grae rides an original Lyn Collins groove.
DJ Ilya returns with tasty jazz & latin flavored funk and more Afro-Kats advance tracks. Dead Prez, Madvillain, Planet Asia & J Dilla open the show blazin', vintage Method Man meets brand new (from "4:21"), and Static puts a twist on bicoastal with a Pharcyde-Outkast blend.
DJ Static starts slow with sum hednod jams, then Cheeba Cheeba Kid gets the heat risin' with a set of boogie beats and disco edits. Static hooks up some classic Canadian cuts to round out the show.
Party funk and a James Brown/EPMD sample moment spark off a classic early 90s set including BDK, PE, and Heavy D. Later on, fuzz guitars and psych breaks bring on the heavy funk (Boz Skaggs like you've never heard!) and the Roots rock out on their new track "Here I Come".
A load of new hip-hop including Lupe's "I Gotcha", a taste of the upcoming Talib album ("Listen!!!") and Outkast strut their southern soulful thang with "Mighty 'O'". Plus a double double dose of funk funk from Osaka Monaurail, Banda Unaio Black, Undisputed Truth & James Brown.
Willie Henderson, James Brown & Dynamic Concepts bust out raw dancefloor funk, then Groove cools it out with chill funk & soul from War, Steve Davis, and William Bell's Dilated Peoples original. KRS-1 and Ghostface ride beats separated at birth ("Jack of Spades" and "Cherchez la Ghost") and MCs get loose on the classic Canadian posse cut "Northern Touch".
Rhymefest flips the classic Mardi Gras break, Osaka Monaurail reinvents JB's Mind Power, Defari & Kenn Starr premiere brand new tracks, and beats get served up extra raw by the likes of Raekwon, Kenny Dope, the Whatnauts and Marva Whitney.
Scott C dives deep into the soulful sounds -- boogie beats, jazzy hip-hop, steel drums & more.
DJ Skeptik & Professor Groove get the groove kicking with a summertime funk / ill boom bap mix.
Keepin' it fresh with new tracks from J Dilla (off The Shining), Toronto's IRS f/ Nish Raawks, and international flavor from Sweden's Chords. Classic Tribe & Beatnuts get broken down to the beat c/o a Harlem Underground break, along with plenty of early 70s funk rawness to round out the show.
Static kicks it off with classic 80s joints from Stetsa, Crash Crew & Whodini, then guest DJ Ilya gets into the afro/latin funk and treats us to some exclusives from Mtl's Afrokats Records.
Real MCs get live on two classic 90's remixes ("Flava In Ya Ear" + "I Shot Ya"), Primo sets it off once again with Cormega's "Dirty Game", the soul runs thick with slept-on Sly, Soul Saints & Stevie tracks, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins gets crazy with the "Kick In The Door" original.
Classics transformed: Original Concept's trunk-rattling "Knowledge Me" gets touched by Masta Ace & Gang Starr, Carol Cool mutates Diana Ross into reggae-funk, and Biz Markie gets busy with Freddie Scott's soul classic "(You) Got What I Need". Plus new heat from DL Incognito "Live in My Element".
You want it we got it: from that raw shit by Stones Throw's Roc 'C', to mellow groove from Noel Zancanella & Baatin (Slum Village), to pop/lock jams by Fatback and New York Express. Need more? Isaac Hayes provides the sample to Scarface's classic "Mind Playin' Tricks", and Mark Ronson teams with the Dap-Kings on... a Radiohead cover?
Static sets the show off with some classic Salt-N-Pepa & MC Lyte and premieres a brand-new Lord Jamal/RZA collabo. The Prof pays tribute to Billy Preston then gets into some frenetic funk, organs wailing & horns blazing.
New hip-hop tracks featuring underground kings Talib Kweli, Sean Price and AG, plus soon-to-be-large Lupe Fiaco and Basic Vocab. More of that early 70s rawness, funky basslines & slow-burn grooves, including a Pete Rock/INI sample moment.
The Roots drop the first single "Don't Feel Right" from their latest album, Busta shouts out the whole NYC on a new tribute track, and Groove takes two hits and passes the sticky funk, movin' on to a chicken trio when the munchies strike.
Strictly underground buttas while Skeptik's on the set, starting with some choice Canadian hip-hop. Groove throws some popping favorites in the mix, plus the classic early turntable workout of Flash's "Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel".
Skeptik's back with a full crate of 90s bangers. Professor Groove gets into the grimy discofied funk, spacey chill grooves, and some brand new Mtl afrofunk from Afrodizz.
The funk gets mixed up in rough driving beats, jazz moments and some down low grindin'. On the hip-hop side DJ Static drops a bboy set and some bona fide party joints, plus something by Calgary's own Dragon Fli Empire.
Groove turns up the heat with stompin' Memphis soul-funk and plenty of raw treats. DJ Static gets into a NY state of mind with 90s Grand Puba, Jungle Bros, Diamond D and more. Plus Vinnie Paz and Co. bring fire with a new Army of the Pharaohs joint.
Gritty down-home funk on the rough & tough tip, new Sergio Mendes and Fonzworth Bentley bringing you hip-hop with that latin flav, plus new joints from Soulposition (Rjd2 & Blueprint), Bekay feat. ODB, Kero One and more.
Groove & Static bring 'nuff heat for another CKUT funding drive show, featuring a brand new Wu joint from Ghostface's Fishscale LP, a new Doom collabo with Dabrye, lots of party funk, and freestyle cyphas with Mount Real representatives Buttabeats, Narcicyst and Loes.
Dusting off some old ish: the Rascalz' 1st single, the slept on classic posse cut "Don't Curse" (plus the original sample), and live James Brown from the "Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire. New heat from Eulorhythmics, Toronto's Rhythmicru, and Montreal's Chango Family.
Don't call it a comeback: hip-hop legends El Da Sensei, O.C. and Keith Murray still comin' hard for the '06. Plus Montreal's own turntable orchestra Microtone Kitchen, and scorching raw funk including latin grooves from pioneers Ray Barretto, Joe Bataan, Louie Ramirez and more.
Give it up for the ladies: A tribute to the new generation of funk-soul sisters and classic cuts from the queendom of hip-hop. Plus: Professor Groove casts the spotlight on the "new-old" funk resurgence and Static debuts new bangers by Blue Scholars, Exile & Kardinal, and more.
Lots of rough, coarse-grit funk, hot new M-1 (Dead Prez) collabo w/ K'naan (Somalia/T-dot), new Deux Process, some afrofunk, a Brand Nubian original sample and choice 90s cuts.
Nomadic Massive drops by the studio to premiere tracks off their new EP Nomad's Land and showcase influences behind the group's music. Groove slides from rough to smoothed-out with uptempo soul/funk selections.
Featuring a J Dilla tribute spanning from 90s work with ATCQ & Pharcyde to offerings off his new EP Donuts, a hip-hop/reggae set including new Damian Marley w/ Nas, and lots of roller boogie, electro funk, & rough disco.
On the funk side: A groove mishmash winding from poppin' beats to untethered jazz street sounds, hard falsetto strut to boogaloo-meets-the-Tighten Up. Hip-hop highlights: Hot new joints by LA's Addict Merchants, Slow Suicide Stimulus with the one and only Grandmaster Caz(!) and an Aceyalone/RJD2 collabo, plus hardcore 90s gangsta ish.
Brand new tracks from Public Enemy, Sergio Mendez featuring Q-Tip, Modill featuring Dave from De La, and T.Dot activist/MC Wasun, plus heavyweight funk selections, frenetic New Orleans second line brass and a classic Pete Rock sample moment.
Groove & Skeptik keep the walls shakin' with midtempo funk joints, head-nod soul and 90s underground bangers.
The Prof's on the set with hammond organs, soul vocals, jazzy hip-hop, drum breaks and bangin' boom bap, featuring a classic Donald Byrd sample and choice tracks from Little Beaver, Larry Sanders and Wilson Pickett.
DJ Skeptik gets busy on the mix with lots of golden era heat. Groove whips up a jazz/breaks/soul-funk gumbo.
Guest Andy Williams treats us to his "must hear" funk & soul gems. Professor Groove sets it off with hype break-driven hip-hop joints.
It's Professor Groove in a solo session on the wheels of steel — dippin' into breakneck soul, latin flavor, jazzy hip-hop, sample moments from MF Doom, Stetsasonic and Poor Righteous Teachers, plus JB's full length "Papa Don't Take No Mess".
DJ Static takes you from '87 with classic Club Nouveau and Schoolly D to the latest joints by Zion I, Pumpkinhead & Rev. Run, mixed in with classic 90s joints including a Crooklyn/Lil Kim blend (BK represent!)
New and old blended just right: Wu-Tang's C.R.E.A.M. like you never heard before, Stevie remixed to perfection, a hot new tribute track to the great Diamond D, the original Raekwon "Criminology" and BDP "I'm Still #1" samples, plus lots of gold from the raw funk, boom-bap and sweet soul eras
Static lays down an hour of late 70s/early 80s funk, disco & boogie then gets into an hour of hip-hop starting off with new joints by the Fugees, the Alkaholiks, Talib & DOOM, and a new track featuring Nomadic Massive's own Wyzah.