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Show Archive 900-949

928
Posted 24 hours ago
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
Posted 1 week ago
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
Posted 2 weeks ago
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
Posted 3 weeks ago
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
Posted 4 weeks ago
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.