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Show Archive 900-949

948
Posted 7 days ago
Praiz & Coner dispense mellow madness with instrumental thumpers from G-Nof and Tall Black plus sweet 80s grooves by Imagination, Letta Mbulu and Don Blackman. Also featuring an epic Brothers Johnson rework by Jimmy The Twin, West Coast swagger on "Where I Wanna Be" and understated smoothness from London's OthaSoul.
947
Posted 2 weeks ago
King Most lets the funk flow with heavy duty cuts from Pure Essence, DJ Shepdog and Bernie Worrell, and Brazilian disco delights from Painel de Controle, Ray Mang and more. Plus rough-n-ready breaks from Khruangbin and The Grits, villainous rhymes on Davillins' posse cut "The Delegation", and golden era goodness from Big Boom Bap and Imagé.
946
Posted 3 weeks ago
DJ Soo opens a world of eclectic magic from 7 Samurai's jazz sounds to the Soul Rebels Brass Band to the Empressarios' cumbia and more. Plus Al Green's hard grooving "Waiting For You", singalong soul from The Marvelettes and The Shirelles, and West Coast vibes from Snoop, Ozay Moore and Amin Payne.
945
Posted 4 weeks ago
DJ Camero melds retro and future sounds with gems from Onra, Psychic Mirrors, Surface, Idris Muhammad and more. Plus Gizelle Smith's breakneck "Hey Romeo", bottom-heavy bliss from Bosq & Nicole Willis, and lustrous grooves from Tom Misch and Extra Medium.
944
Posted 5 weeks ago
DJ CMAN channels the funk with choice cuts from Junkyard Band, Chicago Gangsters and Etta James, then serves up blistering tropical vibes from Seu Jorge, Panama Cardoon and Express Brass Band. Plus slowed-down steppers from One Way and Melba Moore, a Tuxedo team-up with the mighty Zapp, and righteous jazz loops from Buckwild, Bluestaeb and FloFilz.
943
March 23, 2018
Lil'Dave fires up a soulful melting pot with Maurice Mobetta Brown's frenetic jazz-hop, Leeroy's future afro flip, Sly5thAve's orchestrated "Shiznit" and more. Plus bubbling grooves by Montreal's The Brooks, Ned Doheny's bewitching "The Devil in You", and a lo-fi banger from Czarface and DOOM.
942
March 16, 2018
DJ Whut drops raw raps from NY to Scandinavia with new joints by Danish heavyweights J-Spliff and HansSOLO and a special homage to Swedish producer/remixer/DJ Devastate. Plus a groove journey inspired by Alliance Ethnik, honey dipped boogie from Buscrates & Laura Benack, and A-F-R-O's new take on Madvillian's oddball classic "All Caps".
941
March 9, 2018
Lexis takes a jazz-fueled ride through the 70s from spacy explorations by Larry Young and Stanley Clarke to funk driven workouts by Freeez, Ingram and Southern Energy Ensemble. Plus sidechain big bounce from Kaytranada, new school magic by Mick Jenkins and Wantigga, hazy grooves by High Park Funk, and smoldering soul from the Black Pumas and Joey Dosik.
940
March 2, 2018
Deheb bounces between dizzying battle breaks and soulful atmospherics with tracks from Funky Bijou, Lanu, Mr. Jukes and Karriem Riggins. Plus hard pushing soul-jazz from Menagerie and Ryan Porter, a politically-charged gem from Black Eyed Peas, and lush piano perfection from Kiefer.
939
February 23, 2018
KNLO blasts off on an intergalactic funk journey from Eddie Bo to Georgia Anne Muldrow to Montreal hometown heroes Shash'U, Meryem Saci and Dr. MaD. Plus Funkadelic pumped up and re-freaked by Gay Marvine, a double dip into Gil Scott-Heron's "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", and deft reworks from Alkalino, Young Pulse and Danny Krivit.
938
February 16, 2018
Nick Bike steps in the arena with rough funk from Baby Huey, The Sandpebbles and Sir Mack Rice, then goes west coasting with DJ Quik, Diamond Ortiz and Live Evil. Plus sub rattling modern funk from Buscrates and Temu, Abstract Orchestra's scintillating rework of Dwele's "Angel", a beautiful ode to survival by Miles Bonny, and swirling futuristic soul from Akoko.
937
February 9, 2018
James Boogie slices and dices his way through beefy bboy breaks by Dojo Cuts, The Traffic, Hackney Colliery Band, Cymande and more. Plus Fevah's slinky "West Coast Lovin'", feelgood vocals from Omar & Los Charly's Orchestra, and a special Dilla showcase from buried treasures to shimmering Common and N'Dea Davenport remixes to his thundering instrumentals.
936
February 2, 2018
DJ Serious dusts off digger's delights from Athenians of Toronto, Love on Love and Johnny Houston, then rewinds back to Toronto's golden era with cuts by Citizen Kane, UBAD and Redlife. Plus exquisite Sade blends by J.Rocc and Pro-V, bold sister funk from Mary Jane Hooper and Martha High, and two rough and rugged Raekwon features.
935
January 26, 2018
Groove and Static slide from South Africa to Jamrock with Hugh Masekela's electro classic "Don't Go Lose It Baby", luscious vibes from Nick Wisdom & K-Maxx, and modern roots masterpiece "Rock Stone". Plus Orgone's smoldering reprise of "All This Love That I'm Giving", rugged bangers from East Coast stalwarts Skyzoo and Meyhem Lauren, chase scene thrills from Calibro 35, and a sample of the soulful side with Slakah, Dwele and Goldlink.
934
January 19, 2018
Static and Groove connect the dots from 60s R&B stompers by Ike Turner and The Bar-Kays to intoxicating cuts by modern masters Rapsody and Tall Black Guy. Plus a deep dive into 90s dancehall/hip-hop, Lonnie Liston Smith's elevated "A Chance For Peace", classicist flows from Gifted Gab and Blimes Brixton, a journey through the Synthetic Substitution break, and soul-jazz delights from Les McCann & Eddie Harris.
933
January 12, 2018
Aeon Seven throws down cover-to-cover funk roughness, from Wilson Pickett and Johnny Hammond favorites to high octane breaks by new generation heavyweights Breakdown Brass, Will Sessions, and The Mighty Mocambos. Plus a rambunctious medley from 80s rap ambassadors, Roy Hargrove's jazz retouch of the Method Man classic "All I Need", and slowburn funk from Martha High and Donna Gaines.
932
January 5, 2018
Groove and Static take it to the next plateau with seismic boomclack from Iron J and Tismé, a savage Tinman remix of "Next Episode", and Gloria Barnes' furious "I'll Call You Back Later". Plus Leroy Hutson's jubilant "Positive Forces", a dazzling Mr Carmack blend of Daniel Caesar with Rick James, and a double shot of Detroit funk from Amp Fiddler.
931
December 8, 2017
Rawsoul ventures into new hip-hop by Princess Nokia, Ivan Ave and Children of Zeus, then serves up champagne grooves from Twennynine, Marcus Miller, Narada Michael Walden and more. Plus Pied Piper's blazing recut of "Bassala Hot", fresh soul slices from Gizelle Smith and Sharon Jones, and conscious vibrations from Oshun.
930
December 1, 2017
Groovy kind of day: Andy Williams works his magic with easygoing cuts from the Fatback Band, Young Sisters, Miz Davis, Smokey Robinson, Kid Creole and more. Plus Nicole Willis' powerful "Still Got A Way To Fall", an imagined studio session with Common and Stevie, headnodic perfection from Mac Ayres, and a dream team collaboration on "Traveling Light".
929
November 24, 2017
Groove and Static take flight with Kashif's untouchable "Stone Love", red hot soul flips by JR Jarris and Oddisee, and a UK one-two punch with Amy True and Lil Simz. Plus a soulful two-stepper from Extra Medium and Zaki Ibrahim, a percolating New Orleans touchup from Professor Shorthair, and the Dynamic Corvettes' careening break classic "Funky Music Is The Thing".
928
November 10, 2017
Mr. Sonny James makes your soul bounce with future sounds from Pomo and Callum Connor, fire from loop beasts Tek-Lun and Tall Black Guy, killer flips from Orijanus and Doc Illingsworth, and original recipe boombap from home team Illvibe Collective. Plus "Street Player" reimagined by Roane Namuh & Colonel Red, Aroop Roy's soaring epic "Talkin Bout Life" and heavy jewels from Showbiz & A.G.
927
November 3, 2017
Big Jacks weaves between satin soul and grimy street sweepers with cuts from Perry & Sanlin, Toshiyuki Honda, and GGBR and Griselda luminaries Hus Kingpin and Conway. Plus Kanye and Ghostface go head-to-head on "New God Flow" and "Mighty Healthy", 808INK and B. Bravo freak the subsonic funk, and Robert Glasper channels the spirited genius of Miles Davis.
926
October 27, 2017
Gimme the loot! Our last Funding Drive show for 2017 comes fully loaded with Raashan Ahmad's exuberant "Juju", silky smooth neo-soul from Dwele and Omar, groove-heavy tributes from Sly5thAve and Mr. Talkbox, and an explosive live session with Montreal funk phenom Fredy V.
925
October 20, 2017
WEFUNK serves up a generous helping of grooves to kick off this year's CKUT Funding Drive, with standout Jamiroquai and Calvin Harris remixes, stone cold boogie from Goldie Alexander, boombap classics and sample moments, plus a spotlight on James Brown's cinematic exploits with our good friend Duke Eatmon.
924
October 13, 2017
Buscrates steps through with seductive boogie grooves from The APX, João Donato and Bernard Wright, then goes on a beat-heavy excursion through his own production alongside K-Def, Eric Lau and more. Plus heavyweight Nigerian disco by Clément Djimogne, late-nite slow burners from Maxayne and Sylvester, and mellosmooth West Coast vibes from Vitamin D and Blame One.
923
October 6, 2017
Sugarface keeps it tropical and souled out with exquisite tracks from Flamingosis, Ghost Wavvves, Topaz Jones, Manuvers, Dayton Sidewinders and more. Plus a sultry classic by De De, French flavors from Phileas Flow, carefree grooves from Computa Games, and masterful refixes by Tom Misch and Abjo.
922
September 29, 2017
WEFUNK salutes the "screaming eagle of soul" Charles Bradley with a blast of funk 45s, psych freakouts, love ballads and his last triumphant collabo with Mr Jukes. Plus Rapsody's bar-for-bar teardown "Power", a long lost groover from John Simmons, downhome goodness from RC & the Gritz, and B. Bravo's shimmering talkbox jam "Lay It On The Line".
921
September 22, 2017
Dase Boogie zones out over heavy instrumentals by Tall Black Guy, Tuamie and Glenn Astro, then explores the funkier side of Israeli folk, rock and jazz with Yair Nitzani, Ron Elian and Fourteen Octaves. Plus feral funk from Gary Davis, nasty blues breaks from Albert King and Ricky Allen, and a spotlight on hardrhymer Rapsody as she drops her latest "Laila's Wisdom" LP.
920
September 15, 2017
DJ Mks takes another foray into the wide world of Brazilian boogie with cuts from Miss Lene, Black Juniors, Almir Ricardi, Famks and more. Plus gospel funk from Third Rail and Sharon Jones, Junkyard Band's go-go classic "Sardines", an understated gem from Fredfades & Ivan Ave, and Rah Digga's lyrical blazer "Angela Davis".
919
September 8, 2017
DJ Cam keeps it in the pocket with Lotso & Odie's "Señorita", irresistible covers of "Bouncin' Back" and "Hit the Road Jack", blaxploitation classic "Harlem Clavinette" and more. Plus deft disco edits by Jupiter Tuning Center and Fitzzgerald, breezy early Anderson .Paak, and feminine fonk from Teedra Moses and Moonchild.
918
August 25, 2017
Frank Blvd plunges into lesser-known New Jack partystarters by Suavé, Babyface, Shomari, Paul Laurence and many more. Plus a royal marriage on Jorun Bombay's "Pretty Young Soul Thang", unreleased Rakim heat, quintessential Sean P on "Rap Professor", and disco delights from Freeez and Sylvester.
917
August 18, 2017
Pro-V shares his custom MJ reworks then delves deep into headnodic treats by Masta Ace, Ras Kass, DJ Spinna and more. Plus Trailer Limon's bassline workout "Love Don't Pay The Bills", ruthless breaks from the Rhythm Snipers and Eric Boss, lyrical gymnastics from Cashus King and Blu, and The Soul Grenades' earnest "Voice of Change".
916
August 11, 2017
Hubbz gets in a Latin groove with 60s soul by Willie Bobo and Machito all the way to modern cumbia favorites by Los Disco Duro, Los Guapos Sensibles and Aillacara 2743. Plus ridiculous drum-knocks from Vicelow and DJ Fleg, jazzy atmospherics by Freddie Joachim, deep moonlit grooves from the Soundersons, and SoulSplendid's silky flip of Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You".
915
July 21, 2017
DJ Akasha drops a hard-hitting all era hip-hop set including old-school anthems from Jazzy Jay and Busy Bee, a blazing rework of Missy's "Work It", and unsigned hype from Bulgaria's Atila. Plus summer stoop vibes from Rapsody and Illa J, Louis Cole's kaleidoscopic "Weird Part of the Night", and bass-bin rattlers from Montreal's Shash'U and Kenlo.
914
July 14, 2017
Ruby Jane fires up dynamite soul from Yasiin Gaye and David Ruffin, steelpan grooves from beat wunderkind Mura Masa, and a dubbed out refix of "I'm Every Woman". Plus J.O.B. Band's sunny "Love Everything About You", Estelle's powerful "Woman's World", and rhythmic insanity on Cid Rim's unrelenting "Jerome".
913
June 30, 2017
Randy "Hotthobo" Ellis takes a deliriously epic journey through boogie and beyond with tracks from Brass Monkey, Doug Shorts, Spade Brigade, Leroy Hutson and Susan Cadogan. Plus an RIP dedication to fallen Queensbridge soldier Prodigy, with Mobb Deep anthems, solo bangers, and soulful samples from the Spinners and Al Green.
912
April 21, 2017
Minneapolis legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis take the spotlight as musicologist Duke Eatmon recounts their ascent from Prince protegés playing with The Time to a star-making run with the SOS Band, Alexander O'Neal and Janet Jackson.
911
June 9, 2017
Tribe Vibes ambassadors Phekt & Trishes touch down on WEFUNK with standout cuts by Soia, Alltta, and Urbs & Cutex, and a sample-mining set melding everything from Westside Gunn and Future to Luther Ingram and Nairobi Sisters. Plus lush Montreal vibes from Loop Pilots and Modlee, Prince's jubilant "Baby I'm A Star", infectious instrumental gold from Shao-ski and a Dungeon-Family helmed gem from Parental Advisory.
910
June 2, 2017
Rawsoul rolls through with coolout jeep beats and sweet soul from Monifah, Black Ivory, Love Unlimited, Blackstreet and more. Plus re-freaked funk heat by Buscrates and Miles Bonny, soaring Brazilian soul from Milton Nascimento, an impassioned lyrical manifesto by Justin Freeman, and a punchy Jay-Z flip from Skyzoo.
909
May 26, 2017
Montreal beatsmith Dr. MaD cruises at 30,000 feet with mellow tones from Rejjie Snow and Earl Sweatshirt, Chi Town g-funk from Danny Boy, Italo-disco by PlusTwo, and homegrown MTL flavors from Meryem Saci and Lou Phelps. Plus: Wize brings the boomclack on his Secaina remix, Temu rises above the "Scavangas", and Sanctuary catches the spirit on an '83 boogie gem.
908
May 19, 2017
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid celebrates the iconic voices of the Jones Girls, from early singles to enduring classics to collaborations with soul heavyweights Curtis Mayfield and Norman Connors. Plus modern-day New Orleans magic from PJ Morton, 49th Blue Streak's ferocious cover of "Foxy Lady" and new heat from street advocates Talib Kweli and Styles P.
907
May 12, 2017
Nazdrave! Bulgarian heavyweight digger Skill shows off prized grooves from Margarita Radinska, Orchestra Sofia, Mimi Ivanova, Stefka Onikyan and more. Plus sun-baked soul from Cassiano and Lord Echo, grown-man poetics from Phonte, and a Herbaliser remix featuring the ever cool and precise Bahamadia.
906
May 5, 2017
Scott C packs a wallop with high-octane reworks, rugged raps and soulful future sounds from Serge Gamesbourg, Jidenna, Louis Cole, Solange and more. Plus breakneck afrofunk from Jungle Fire, a Marvin Gaye tribute by Raekwon, and simmered-down Jacksons vibes from Suzy Brown.
905
April 28, 2017
Sweet Daddy Luv drops the needle on jazz-funk cuts from David Axelrod and Pazant Brothers, then unleashes heavy Brazilian grooves by Gal Costa, Tim Maia and Tom Zé. Plus François Cousineau's fuzzed-out "Psychedelic Party", a spacious regroove of "Jazzy Belle", and top dawg storytelling from Kendrick Lamar.
904
April 14, 2017
DJ Foxhound slaps down straight boombap from Kixnare and La Base & Tru Comers, then fires up a frenetic set of world funk courtesy of Ebo Taylor, Mario Castro Neves and Elias Rahbani. Plus an exquisite cut from Montreal soul sensation Fredy V, bubbling basslines from Krisp and Pleasure, and a horn-driven thumper from veteran duo Abs and Format.
903
April 7, 2017
Walla P freaks the funk with joints by Swindle and Light of the World, then simmers down with downtempo gold by Battlecat, Jonwayne and Kiefer. Plus a gut punch remix by Temu, poisonous darts from Planet Asia, Makossa grooves from Lord Echo and Jungle Fire, and an acoustic Sharon Jones tribute by Lady C.
902
March 31, 2017
DJ Illo retraces keystone samples as touched by modern masters Madlib, Kanye and Dilla, then drops a deft mix of 45 funk burners by Solomon Burke, Laura Lee and more. Plus demented disco synths from the Galaxians, MTL street scenes by KNLO & Lou Phelps, and the brilliantly bizarre "A Fan's Mail" off the latest Thundercat LP.
901
March 24, 2017
Street dance veteran Dennis Infante lets loose searing spoken word by Rich Medina, infectious covers by Tall Black Guy and Sunlightsquare, a soulful remix of a Leon Ware classic, and Bay Area bangers from Max Kane, Hopie and Dug Infinite. Plus eccentric antics from Danny Brown, Afrolatin pyrotechnics from Antibalas, and Moniquea's synth soliloquy "Checkin' Out".
900
March 17, 2017
DJ Cash Money celebrates our landmark Show 900 with a wild ride through 50 years of funk, reggae and raw raps, juggled and cut up by the DMC legend who set the gold standard for party rocking worldwide. Plus deadly dancefloor dubs by Kon and Alkalino, conscious cuts from Que Rock and J The Exodus, and a special '96 blend to complete the circle.