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849
January 29, 2016
Big Jacks goes "Deeper and Deeper" into late night soul by Bobby Wilson and the Sisters Love, fuzzed-out rock breaks from Galaxy-Lin and 10cc, and savage slow flow by Bozack Morris and Meyhem Lauren. Static raids the 90s vaults in celebration of the new Stretch and Bobbito documentary "Radio That Changed Lives", Q-Tip gives an object lesson in sample flipping on "Needle Drop", and Anderson .Paak bodies the beat on the Hi-Tek produced "Come Down".
848
January 22, 2016
WEFUNK pays tribute to the man behind the Blowfly mask, songwriter and bawdy funkster Clarence Reid. Nottz brings the raw with supergroup O.G.ology, hip-hop's queendom unites on the Panther anthem "Freedom", and the Emotions lend a touch of soul to Raekwon's "Verbal Intercourse". Plus lots of raw funk by Marta Ren and Funkshone, percolating grooves from Milton Wright, and classic breaks revisited by Freddie Gibbs, Shad and Tropkillaz.
847
January 15, 2016
Rawsoul is back on the set with silky soul from The Moments and Starvue, dubbed-out delights from Jazzy Grooves, and female fronted hip-hop from Ms. Melodie, Sweet Tee, Michie Mee and Yo-Yo. Dogg Master goes stank face with a nasty cover of P-Funk's "Quickie", Marco Polo and Skoob (Das EFX) deliver true school boombap on "How I Get Down", Omen muses on the "48 Laws of Power" with an assist from Donnie Trumpet, and Eddy Mitchell goes off his meds on a manic rendition of the early funk classic "Tighten Up".
846
January 8, 2016
DJ Camero keeps it laid back with a breezy French number from Michel Jonasz, soul-soaked beats from MED and Oddisee, electronic phunck from Banks, Pete Rock & CL's classic "Tell Me" and much more. Plus a live in-studio bonus with talkbox master Temu, box-fresh vibes from the sprawling Brooklyn collective Phony Ppl, and timeless boombap from Montreal’s Jai Nitai Lotus, Karma Atchykah, Think Twice and new Latin outfit Comunidea.
845
December 18, 2015
The Reflex brings new rhythm to Nina Simone's "It Be's That Way Sometime" and an emotional build to MJ's classic "Rock With You", Dr Dre enlists freshman Anderson .Paak on the grind anthem "All in a Day's Work", and hip-hop invades the dancehall on definitive 90s jams by Super Cat, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton and more. Plus Scritti Politti's Mos Def-assisted "Tinseltown to Boogiedown", a jazz journey on Blue Mitchell's "Soul Village", and hype latin heat from Sapo and Ben & The Platano Group.
844
December 11, 2015
Bain Magique works his magic on a sweet selection of soul from Archie Whitewater, LTD, Brief Encounter, Fishburn & Francis, Patti Drew, Joe Tex and more. Plus a "Black Friday" missive by lyrical juggernaut Kendrick Lamar, an explosive soul groover by Crown and the M.O.B., and deep jazz breaks from Luděk Hulan and Frank Strazzeri.
843
December 4, 2015
Denmark style: DJ Whut rocks a heavy selection of Scandinavian hip-hop heat from Promoe, Boulevard Connection, Paulo & DJ Cars10, Kriswontwo and Felix De Luca. Fabulous/Arabia reflects the shimmering soul of Shuggie Otis, lyrical giants collide on Pete Rock's classic "Tha Game", M.O.P. salutes Brooklyn on the blistering "Home Sweet Home", and First Touch and XL Middleton throw more boogie fire on the dancefloor.
842
November 27, 2015
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid salutes New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint: from his solo soul to prolific penwork and studio magic with fellow heavyweights Dr. John, Chocolate Milk, The Meters, Pointer Sisters, Esther Phillips and more. Family Stone trumpet legend Cynthia Robinson gets a fond farewell, Traum Diggs takes us to church on "Prayer Meeting", John Robinson & MF Doom flow hypnotic on the jazz-fuelled "Sorcerers", and blues licks meet southern-fried storytelling on B.B. & The Underground Kingz' "Country Cousins".
841
November 20, 2015
Boomin in Ya Jeep: GonesTheDJ comes out swinging with speaker rattlers by Kool G. Rap and Kenny Dope, latin rhythms from Linda Williams and Rob Swift, solid gold jams from Chaka Khan and Earth Wind & Fire and much more. Plus neck-snapping boombap by Lords of the Underground and Hard 2 Obtain, soaring soul syncopation from Dawn Pemberton, advanced jazz chemistry from Carlos Garnett and Eddie Harris & Les McCann, and Organized Konfusion's classic "Fudge Pudge" elevated with a special DJ Static blend.
840
October 30, 2015
We're back for another wild week of Funding Drive with in-studio sampler finesse by the Loop Pilots, sublime vibes from London lyricist 4i, good-time boogie funk by Zackey Force Funk and Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, raw beats and soul from Brownout and Myles Sanko, a signature Pharrell remix of A Tribe Called Quest's classic "Bonita Applebum", and old school flavors by Crash Crew and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.
839
October 23, 2015
WEFUNK grooves you into a generous mood for CKUT's funding drive with live in-studio magic from Jai Nitai Lotus & Sam I Am, new funk cuts by Calibro 35 and E. Live, classic sample connections from Tom Scott and Cypress Hill, recent afro heat from Souljazz Orchestra and Bosq, and golden era favorites by Diamond D, Main Source and Redman.
838
October 16, 2015
Ruby Jane delights with 90s feelgood grooves from Janet Jackson and Ahmad, triple-time soul by Lady and Raphael Saadiq, and blazing New Orleans horns by Galactic with the Rebirth Brass Band. Talib Kweli and Rapsody deliver straight facts on the gospel-tinged "Every Ghetto", The Milk strike gold with raw soul on their album "Favourite Worry", Busta and Rah Digga trade bars on the raucous "Betta Stay Up in Your House", and Floetry taps an infectious Average White Band groove on "Wanna B Where U R".
837
October 9, 2015
Real Love: djblesOne shows off R&B's funky side with jams by En Vogue, Vivian Green, SWV, Jazmine Sullivan, Michael Jackson and more. Kendrick Lamar redefines beautiful on the Rapsody-assisted "Complexion", the Soul Motivators and Souljazz Orchestra hit raw breakbeats with a Canadian touch, and Stro Elliot effortlessly fuses Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps" with Q-Tip's "Let's Ride".
836
October 2, 2015
Rockin' it: Flipout raids his 45 box for a wild chase through funk breaks, soul samples and golden age cuts from King Tee, James Brown, Sergio Mendez, Ralph MacDonald, Black Sheep and more. Plus a funky number off Memetic's Ottawa-inspired soundtrack Rideau2Richmond, fierce rhymes from Toronto's finest on the k-os helmed posse cut "Boyz II Men", the classic "Nights Over Egypt" as reimagined by Kon and Temu, and soul-dipped modern boogie gems from Buscrates and XL Middleton.
835
September 25, 2015
The star of a story: DJ Grouch remembers Toronto's Son of S.O.U.L. with a journey through signature soulful cuts from the Blackbyrds, Pointer Sisters, Positive K, Donald Byrd, Rasa, Ghetto Concept and many more. Plus shiny feelgood grooves by LTD and Brand New Heavies, new Beatles boogie from Saucy Lady, a double shot of Pete Rock with Deda and O.C., and spacey Italian prog-rock transformed by Dilla for Busta Rhymes' "Genesis".
834
September 11, 2015
DJ Mks takes us deep into original Brazilian funk, breaks, psych and hip hop with sun-soaked selections from Tim Maia, Luis Bonfa, Sonia Santos, Azymuth, Waltel Branco, Thaide & DJ Hum and many more. Hot 8 Brass Band put a blazing second-line groove on "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", CeaseRock reps Montreal on an all-borough anthem, and the West Coast holds court from classic Eazy-E to a Dr Dre banger off the "Compton" LP.
833
September 4, 2015
Lord Jazz reps for the underground with an hour-long guest mix featuring Method Man, Large Professor, Yesterdays New Quintet, rare grooves from Tyrone Davis and Deodato, and exclusives from Lords of the Underground and DJ Glo. The 80's Babies speak on the the state of the union on "3Fifths", Like & Shamon Cassette flow fluid over lilting piano licks, and the modern funk generation rises up on raw heat from K-Maxx, Brian Ellis, Foreign Exchange and DâM FunK.
832
August 21, 2015
Peep my words: WEFUNK presents two full sets in memory of Boot Camp champion Sean Price, from his first appearance on Smif-N-Wessun's "Dah Shinin'" to his teamup with Ruck as Heltah Skeltah to numerous solo LPs, collabo tracks, and work with the underground supergroup Random Axe. Andy Williams rounds out the show with a truly eclectic stew of beats from Monkey Robot, Moonstarr, Talking Heads, Raj Gupta, Weather Report, Milton Banana Trio and much more.
831
August 7, 2015
Simply beautiful: Ephiks rolls out soulful vocals and headnod beats from Erykah, Outkast, S.O.S. Band, k-os, Souleance, Janet and many more. New Zealand songstress Sacha Vee gets soul sensitive on "Ging", Papoose kicks off DJ Premier's "Bars in the Booth" series with mind-bending rhymes, and Brian Ellis and Tryezz bring that heavy modern funk thump.
830
July 31, 2015
Walla P lets the vibes run deep through synth circuits and harp strings, jazzy flows and funky thangs from Illa J, Exmag, Frankfurt Funk, Funky DL, Hawk House, Makoto Matsushita and more. Chris Read and Phill Most Chill time warp back to '88 on their "Rap Tradition" remix, Ghostface and DOOM reunite on BBNG's retro-futurist "Ray Gun", and the Professor munches through an oven-fresh tray of cookies from Solomon Vaughn, Junie, Jill Scott and Brother Soul.
829
September 18, 2015
Break loose: DJ Suspect rides the stylus through pounding drums, raw raps and funk tracks by DJ Format, Breakestra, Sinto, Mighty Mocambos, Soundsci, Zajazza and many more. Plus Yasiin Bey's steel pan flows on "Sensei on the Block", blistering street poetry off Guilty Simpson's new Detroit's Son LP, Kenlo's off-kilter casiotone funk "Woogie On", and the Bucktown anthem "Here We Come" from the mighty Boot Camp Clik.
828
July 24, 2015
(Not just) a groove: Big Pun rips through a James Brown break on his "Dream Shatterer" remix, Pomo puts some nasty funk on Mark Ronson's "I Can't Lose", and Shyheim brings on the wailing soul of the Isley's incandescent ballad "Ain't I Been Good to You". Plus mystic vibrations from John Robinson x Chief's collabo "We the Prolific", Daisy-Age flavors on Kwamé's "Da' Man", and relationship raw talk from Jill Scott, JJ Barnes, and Teddy Pendergrass' Blue Notes.
827
July 17, 2015
Slynk gets the beats bouncing with Aussie cuts from TZU and Fdel, big boogie heat by Barbara Mitchell and BB&Q Band, and lots more flavor from Joeblack, Deluxe, Akay and Ferry Ultra. Plus: K-maxx puts the icing on a delicious tray of muffin metaphors, Illa J's "Universe" gives a glimpse of his upcoming LP with Montreal's Potatohead People, and Chris Rivers, Biggie and L.L. take turns rocking over the classic "Blind Alley" break.
826
July 10, 2015
Shine on: Rawsoul's got solar rays for days with a mix of soulful, laid-back and balmy tracks from Asheru, DJ Nu-Mark, Funkadelic, Lyrics Born, Steve Arrington and more. Plus lush jazzy instrumentals from Bobby Hutcherson and DJ Day, signature J-Zone humor and production on "Crime Wave (Remix)", gorgeous soul by New Holidays and Maxi Anderson, and Large Professor's sample-heavy 90s homage "New Train Ole Route".
825
August 28, 2015
Marc Hype joins Jim Dunloop & Sabrina Golian for a bright "Summertide" romp through feelgood grooves by The Delegators, Pamoja, Sebastian Williams, Voodoocuts, Donald Byrd and many more. Monie Love assembles the all-female crew Heresy for a Rock Steady Crew salute, MC Lyte continues her 20+ year legacy with the conscious anthem "Dear John", underground veteran Pumpkinhead (RIP) spits his rap manifesto on "Rock On", and the Souljazz Orchestra debuts another blast of Afro-funk fire.
824
July 3, 2015
Mi swing es tropical: DJ EVO finds the Brazilian pulse in selections from around the globe, featuring DJ Day, Novos Crioulos, Dilla, Captain Planet, Jorge Ben, Quantic, Una Mas Trio and many more. Plus freshly minted G-Funk on Onra's "We Ridin'", new and old popping grooves from Diamond Ortiz and Ray Parker Jr., and Was (Not Was)'s cover of the soul classic "Papa Was a Rolling Stone".
823
June 26, 2015
Buscrates gets the circuits flowing with fat funk and synth soul by S.O.S. Band, Mecca:83, General Caine and Delegation, plus homegrown heat from Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble, Synthesiz and East Liberty Quarters. Snoop & Stevie bask in the summer sun, Georgia Anne Muldrow pens an inspired ode to her musical forebears on "Great Blacks", G-noF and XL Middleton bubble up pure West Coast grooves, and new-generation Brooklynites join Chelsea Reject on the moody "47".
822
June 5, 2015
Rewind that: Dusty Springfield and Judy Freeman belt out full-throated soul, Lord Jamar drops Five-Percent knowledge on "Supreme Mathematics", Buscrates & Laura Benack hit new heights with their gorgeous "On My Own", and Erykah invokes Sylvia Striplin and Junior M.A.F.I.A. on the playful "Turn Me Away". Plus hard bars from microphone phenom Sean Price (RIP) on "#4NOREASON", new generation funk rawness by The New Mastersounds and DeRobert & The Half-Truths, and a classic Charles Wright bassline sample moment with K.R.S. and Tribe.
821
May 29, 2015
Jason Palma keeps it rough & tough with a pile of 70s funk, raw disco, Afro/Caribbean/Brazilian heat, blues breaks and much more. Plus Raekwon's triumphant return on the A$AP Rocky-assisted "I Got Money", Mos Def re-licked for the dancehall on Max Tannone's mash-up project "Mos Dub", and thunderous boom-clack by the elusive Benny Blonco.
820
May 22, 2015
Délicieuses Betteraves: Toast Dawg takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey showcasing his "Brazivilain" mutant funk productions, remixes, collabos and more. Plus new and old Stevie Wonder interpretations by Syreeta and Van Hunt, a hard hitting Keith Murray b-boy remix by djblesOne, catchy soul-funk vocals from Daptone's Saun & Starr, and Joell Ortiz channeling a Freda Payne soul gem on "Memories".
819
May 8, 2015
"Some extra": Scott C rocks the old, new and in-between-oldie-newie, from Prince's steel pan "New Position" to breakbeat classic "Super Sporm", 2-Tone Jones' Wu/jazz cocktail, BBNG's cinematic teamup with Ghostface and DOOM, Skillz & Phonte on an old Organized beat and lots more. Plus Pharoah Sanders' "You've Got To Have Freedom" recast for the dancefloor by Uptown Funk Empire, a lost gem from P-Funk singer Ron Ford, psychedelic "Jisco Dazz" by A Man Called Adam, and solid 80s funk from the Iz Army and Evelyn "Champagne" King.
818
May 1, 2015
Dizzy Wright carries the torch for the golden era on "The Flavor", Judith Hill invokes the Sly Stone sound with help from Prince, and The Time cut suckers down to size on "Tricky". Plus a knockout trans-Atlantic collabo track between DJ Iron and MindsOne, disco delights from Aquarian Dream and Rokk, and a Hov anthem re-imagined by revolutionary femcee Sa-Roc.
817
April 24, 2015
Frank BLVD pulls out a heavy selection of hip hop and funk, running through 80s treats from King Sun, Most Wanted, Special Ed, Jazzie Ladies, The P-Funk All Stars, General Caine and more. Plus understated rawness on Nonchalant's Roots-assisted "Take It There" remix, the pulsating funk of Pomo's "So Fine", Big L's "Platinum Plus" with hip hop royalty Primo and Big Daddy Kane, and break-driven disco burners from Camouflage, Sylvester and Ahzz.
816
April 3, 2015
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid digs up funk on the rock side of the tracks, finding raw drum breaks by Jackson Heights and the New York Rock Ensemble, magnetic grooves by Terry Reid, smooth vocals from Ned Doheny and Southern styled Brit-rock bangers by Vinegar Joe and Broken Glass. Plus Afrobeat hype by Euforquestra x Guynamukat, hurtling organ & brass on Oddisee's "That's Love", and a new flip on the classic Mardi Gras break on Psycho Les' hardbody "Thunder Bells".
815
March 27, 2015
Tour de Funk: Nick Bike pushes into first place, throwing the chain over bespoke edits, funky cuts, sample combos and straight up heaters by DJ Quik, Skyy, ELO, Nas, People's Choice, Slick Rick and Mtume. Plus Organized Konfusion's rambunctious live jam "OK Moodswings", Billy Preston's Sunday soul groove "Do What You Want", DJ Format and Phill Most Chill on an uptempo block-rocking set starter, and two underground classics from Beatminerz affiliates Shades of Brooklyn.
814
March 20, 2015
Power move: D.R.one blasts through a stack of Canadian hip hop along with lots of grimy joints from Kardinal Offishall, The Rascalz, Solitair, E-40, Cypress Hill, Royce da 5'9" and more. Lakim fires half-time phasers into space on "Need Want" and "Kahala", Jay Electronica drops another fiery loosey with "Road to Perdition", and Cal Tjader and Azar Lawrence relax the mood with tasty jazz breaks.
813
March 13, 2015
Creeasian gets wild in the cypher with flavor-packed breaks, future funk bangers and true school beats, including tracks by New Birth, Que Rock, Muscle Shoals Horns, Kill Emil, Esta, Blaze! and more. Plus a soul wrenching portrait of hardship and struggle on Tish's "Subway Art", another perfectly tailored Tuxedo cut from Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One, and Biggie vs Barry White on a hard-grooving remix of "Going Back to Cali".
812
March 6, 2015
Funky DL shines on the jazz-infused "A4 Papers", M.O.P. delivers blistering NY grit with "Heistmasters", and Mingus takes jazz to a raw, cinematic place on his epic "Scenes in the City". Plus spiraling synth funk by G-noF, two flavors of Pete Rock in anticipation of Petestrumentals 2, classic original samples from David Axelrod and Moog Machine, and breezy summer vibes by Pleasure and Tyrone Davis.
811
February 27, 2015
DJ Emilio funks up the mix with rough loops & lyrics from Audio Two, Intelligent Hoodlum, The Linguist, Marley Marl, Young Disciples and more. Lady T's "I Need Your Lovin'" gets a dramatic lift at the hands of remix king John Morales, the Mighty Mocambos and Youngblood Brass Band step up front with bright horns and hard percussion, and Mr Cheeks joins soulful compatriot Mary J Blige on the "I'm Goin' Down" remix.
810
February 20, 2015
The One Tash brings a bounce to your step, a thump in the subs, and lots of electronic soul on cuts by Soft Touch, Joe Bataan, Daphni, Pomo, Kid Sublime and Seven Davis Jr. Plus a hard-grooving track from underground mainstays Asheru and Blue Black, Betty Davis' brash "Don't Call Her No Tramp", soaring Northern soul from The Impalas, and an exquisite rework of Q-Tip's "For the Nasty" by Freddie Joachim.
809
February 13, 2015
Walla P delivers luscious jazzy beats and funk finesse on tracks from Flamingosis, Potatohead People, Kenn Starr, Synthesiz, Diamond Ortiz, Sven Atterton and more. Plus GZA's fresh take on the b-boy classic "The Mexican", First Touch's twist of MJ's "You Rock My World", a dusty harp dreamscape from David Snell, and Kendrick Lamar's incendiary masterpiece "The Blacker the Berry".
808
February 6, 2015
Ease Back: The Ultramagnetic MCs diss mice and smack any gerbil over a raw Meters sample, The Mighty Sceptres & Kenny Dope flutter in the breeze on their sunny "Shy As a Butterfly", and Nowrule and Mt. Vernon connect on the lost Brand Nubian classic "How Ya Livin". Plus the Breakdown Brass' heavy funk strut "The Horseman", a rough and tough remix of Wu affiliate Deadly Venoms, Jack Peñate's gentle rework of Darondo's "Didn't I", and Redman and K-Solo cold getting dumb over a Just-Ice original.
807
January 30, 2015
Feed us the beat: DJ Devious tears through cuts from hip hop's rawest generation, the funk break foundation and timeless 80s jams, featuring tracks from Steady B, Public Enemy, Rufus Thomas, Cameo, The System and more. Plus a trunk-rattling banger by France's Vicelow, a Pomo & Katranada team-up on "Cherry Funk", bitter breakup soul from Ann Peebles and Les McCann, and a Static special blend of Common's anthemic "The People".
806
January 23, 2015
Come take a ride: Rawsoul is our co-pilot through spiritual soul, gospel boogie and jazz-soaked 90s hip hop with feel good joints from Edwin Hawkins, Norman Weeks, Harold Melvin, World Renown, Extra Prolific and more. 14KT breathes new life into D'Angelo's Prince cover "She's Always In My Hair", AOS° gets wistful for a funky fresh start, Jill Scott & Doug E Fresh go head to head on "All Cried Out Redux", and Temu's funk flows fatter than ever on his monstrous "Talkbox Groove".
805
January 16, 2015
Adam Doubleyou throws fuel on the flames, blazing through party breaks from Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop, disco-funk doppelgangers by The Strikers and Stone, eclectic percussion from Beck and Ty Segall, and homegrown nasty funk rhymes from the Alaclair Ensemble. Plus 80s funk heavyhitters by Chaka Khan and Evelyn "Champagne" King, a scorching slow flow on Rapsody's "Godzilla", and rapid-fire bar trades on the 26-emcee deep "Mister Jason Has a Posse".
804
January 9, 2015
Sweet Daddy Luv hunts the funk amongst jazz back-alleys and interdimensional beats & rhymes, featuring choice cuts from Placebo, Bobbi Humphrey, Dr. Octagon, Edan, Mr. Lif and more. Plus "Sugar Daddy" from D'Angelo's long awaited "Black Messiah" LP, an energetic stomper from Toronto's Solar-C, Amalia's sassy sub-shaking "Bonafide", and a legendary team-up from C.L. Smooth and Crash Crew.
803
December 19, 2014
DJ Camero loops into the headnod zone with lush beats and grooving funk from Secret Attraction, Snoop, Family's Jam, Nas, Kaytranada and more. Plus newly-uncovered raw funk from the Bootsy-era JB's, a rare Lauryn Hill release from 2010, a deep Rhodes jazz journey through the Beatles' classic "Eleanor Rigby", and a throwback joint from vintage futurist Jneiro Jarel.
802
December 12, 2014
Ruby Jane melts away winter with sunny grooves and sweet soul from Chaka Khan, Prince, Lady, Detroit Emeralds, Gwen McCrea and many more. Joey Bada$$ stomps through the Statik Selectah-produced "No. 99", G.C. Cameron fires off some explosive 1972 funk, Lin Que spits deadly venoms on "Rip It Up", and Ahmad Jamal takes an epic journey through "Swahililand".
801
December 5, 2014
Shred One ignites the mix with raw golden age raps then smooths it out with new & old boogie sweetness, featuring selections by Percee P, Sundance, Dayton, Mark IV, and Cherries Records artists Benjamin and K-Maxx. Plus the bright soulful grooves of Eddie Cornelius' "Release Yourself", Snakehips' 90s R&B twist on Lion Babe's "Treat Me Like Fire", Moar & Pharoah bringing more sure-shot funk fire, and Substantial & DJ Jav reworking Jill Scott's classic until it's "Especially Different".
800
November 21, 2014
WEFUNK celebrates our 800th show with a journey through our influences, inspirations and next-generation favorites, featuring a retrospective of the late-90s powerhouse Rawkus Records, a tribute to the mighty funk foundations, a spotlight on WEFUNK associated acts from Montreal, highlights from Mello Music Group's exquisitely curated roster, some key soul & jazz influences, and respect to visionaries carrying forward the funk into new decades.