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Posted 3 days ago
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.
Posted 1 week ago
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".
Posted 3 weeks ago
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.
Posted 4 weeks ago
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".
Posted 5 weeks ago
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.
Posted 6 weeks ago
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.
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".
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
March 10, 2017
Groove and Static take a journey through Biggie's celebrated catalog 20 years after his passing, from his legendary Madison Square Garden freestyle all the way up to new releases by Faith Evans and Kazakhstani beatsmith iRon J. Plus breezy poetics from Noname, hazy B-side disco from Lord Echo, Seven Davis Jr.'s dancefloor manifesto "Soul Music", and another impeccable cut off Oddisee's "Iceberg" LP.
March 3, 2017
Lord Jazz unloads a full clip with underground bangers and exclusives from Mr Cheeks, Treach, Krazy Drayz and the LOTUG fam. Plus another Staten Island staple from Raekwon, transcendent soul from queen Aretha, and smooth modern funk from MadD3E and G-noF.
February 24, 2017
Zattar delivers a superb mix of disco and soul, including cuts from the vault by Mystic Pleasure and Joe Cruz, gritty instrumentals by El Michels Affair and Leroy & The Drivers, and classy modern grooves by E. Live and Solar Shield. Plus sultry soul from Erykah Badu and Ravyn Lenae, rambunctious posse cut "All Barz", and a tribute to the original funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield with live gems, interview insights and classic JB heat like "Say It Loud" and "Mother Popcorn".
February 17, 2017
Rawsoul digs deep into the jazzy side of 90s hip-hop then touches a full spectrum of acid jazz from frenetic grooves by Sunship to laidback vibes from Cutee B. Plus Carneyval & Jackson Breit’s soulful “It Ain’t Love”, a jazz twist on Common by Indigo Jam Unit, and a celebration of Junie Morrison’s singular spirit from his beginnings with Ohio Players through primetime P-Funk jams.
February 10, 2017
DJ Soares reps the streets of Brazil with straight ahead hip-hop from Zudizilla, reggae fire from Rael and Sombra, and future beats from Cesrv and Lay. Plus soulful sweetness from Honey Sauce Band and Omar, a sample salute to David Axelrod by way of De La Soul, and Neighbour & GSD's monster rework of "The Walk" by The Time.
February 3, 2017
Ohmega Watts in soul control! Featuring an all-school hip-hop set from Fat Boys to Damu the Fudgemunk followed by a blast of heavy grooves from Ruby Andrews, Trio Esperança, Tarantula and Gene Faith. Plus a rousing call to action from Soul Scratch, lyrical alchemy on Jean Grae's "Crux", and jams from modern funk torchbearers K-Maxx, G-noF and Diamond Ortiz.
January 27, 2017
Rob Swift breathes new life into breakbeat classics with a megamix featuring Octopus Breaks staples from Esther Williams, Rhythm Heritage, Johnny Hammond, Tom Jones and Dexter Wansel. Plus a seismic G-Funk Anderson .Paak remix, rough Chinese zither breaks from Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, and an exquisite sample pairing between Ugly Duckling and Brazil's Marcos Valle.
January 20, 2017
Bain Magique indulges the sweeter side of soul with ballads by Smokey Robinson and Sweet Charles, then fires up the boogie with killer grooves by Twilight, Free Russell and Love Unlimited Orchestra. Plus an infectious necksnapper from the Lytics, The Pendletons' ode to the everyday struggle "Gotta Get Out", and freewheeling jazz-meets-broken beat on Sekoya's "My Will".
January 13, 2017
Soul Koffi gives a masterclass in soul-slinging with rough and tough cuts by Southside Movement and Billy Garner, women-in-charge burners by Loleatta Holloway and Su Kramer, and deep African sounds from Burkina Faso to Kenya. Plus forward-looking scat/trap fusion by Masego, stripped down synth fonk from Temu, and a 90s treasure from Phill Most Chill's alter ego Baritone Tiplove.
December 2, 2016
Mdeck goes sample-chasing with big beats by Blackrock and Sofia Rotaru, then dives into a straight set of dusty digs from Brothers of Soul, Nico Gomez, Okko Bekker and more. Plus pure unvarnished soul on Lady Wray's "In Love", echoes of Marlena Shaw on Sacha Vee's sensual "Ging", and new Tribe Called Quest featuring the inimitable Andre 3000.
December 16, 2016
Chris Read crafts the ultimate compendium of samples behind 1989 hip-hop, with countless originals from The Meters to Charlie Parker to Desmond Dekker all artfully blended to mixtape perfection. Plus standout old-school cuts by Stetsasonic and T La Rock, sanctified funk by Spirit of Love, flawless Outkast reworks by Sam Gellaitry and Ian Ewing, and sweet simmering grooves from Terry Reid, Childish Gambino and NxWorries.
November 25, 2016
DJ A-L goes hard with a grip of blazing breakbeat remixes, then smooths it out with vintage golden era joints retouched with a jazz vibe. Plus a heartfelt salute to Sharon Jones and her reign over the funk & soul revival, from early Desco cuts to lush ballads and her trademark frenetic funk with the mighty Dap-Kings.
November 4, 2016
Vancity O.G. Vinyl Ritchie throws down a wild 45 mix of golden era classics, fiery funk flips, bass-heavy instrumentals, and jetset vibes from Turkey to Colombia to Bollywood. Plus The Olympians take a psych-soul odyssey, Letta Mbulu soars sky high on "Kilimanjaro", Funky DL delivers sandpaper-rough boombap, and Tona spits fire on the Slakah-produced "Red Eye".
October 28, 2016
Dollar bill y'all! Our annual funding drive special features righteously soulful joints by Levert & Troop, The Mighty Sceptres and Wings of Sunshine, criminally underrated gems by U.N. and D. Franklin, big boogie bass from Plush and Second Image, and smoldering remixes of Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson.
October 14, 2016
DJ Whut drops a fiery mix of old school electro and freestyle from Planet Patrol to Debbie Deb, then serves up a full spectrum of Danish hip-hop bangers from 90s classics to brand new releases. Plus Danny Brown's hard-hitting new cut "Really Doe", modern funk confections from Diamond Ortiz and Le'trell, long-lost boogie from Twinn Konnexion, and new hip-hop with a soul flair by Agallah and DJ Iron.
December 9, 2016
'Tis the Season: DJ Marc Hype serves up soulful Christmas nuggets by Sharon Jones, Shawn Lee, J-P-C Gang, Bootsy, The Hackney Colliery Band and more. Plus Canadian flavour from the Humble Giants and Éternel Cosmique, slinky West Coast grooves from Brian Ellis, a joyous Jamaican take on "Soul Makossa" by Jablonski, and a reinvigorated Tribe Called Quest on "Melatonin".
October 7, 2016
DJ Emskee lays down heavy funk grooves by Baby Charles, Puddu, and a pre-Zapp Roger Troutman, then reps with underground hip-hop from DJ Spinna and Artifacts plus gems from his own catalog. Reks gets beastly with a full squad on "Plane Gang", DJ Muro drips hot sauce on a Mack Rice joint, and Buscrates, GoldLink and Bruno Mars flaunt the funk on recent cuts.
September 30, 2016
Ruby Jane brings the sweetness with soulful tracks by Chet Faker, Jamila Woods and Bluey Robinson and a selection of her favourite lovers rock tunes. Plus Kon's Moog-heavy revamp of "Give Me The Night", a gem from the Jakarta back catalog by The Smile Rays, and a 90s banger from Toronto's Da Grassroots.
September 2, 2016
Andy Williams goes deep and eclectic with a slick slab of UK disco by Ultrafunk, obscure Singaporean psych-rock by The Travellers, a beat-heavy Gene Dudley rework, and abstract UK hip-hop by Paper Tiger and Lotek Hi-Fi. Plus prime cuts off the latest DITC and De La albums, stark street poetry from Ka, the Chakachas' sweet slow burner "Soledad", and a dream team collabo with Little Brother and Black Star.
August 26, 2016
WEFUNK dives into heavy rock breaks from legends like Hendrix and Funkadelic to worldwide selections from AKA, S.B.B. and Manuel De Sica. J. Cole draws on the lush soul of Sly, Slick & Wicked on his reflective "Chaining Day", Camp Lo joins Oran Juice Jones on "Poppin' that Fly", American Gypsy takes a sonic journey on "Inside Out", and A Tribe Called Red unveils a futuristic stomper with Yasiin Bey and Narcy.
August 19, 2016
Walla P gets behind the groove with modern and 80s funk by Pomrad, Hitomi Tohyama and Dâm-Funk, then eases into headnoddic hip-hop courtesy of DJ Krush, Mic Geronimo and Rob Swift. Plus a tribute to fallen Beastie Boy legend MCA, a fresh funk direction for Kylie Auldist, a rough and rugged Killah Priest collabo with Bryan Ford, and Alicia Myers' joyful anthem "I Want To Thank You".
August 12, 2016
Alkalino straps a rocket on Mtume's "Ready For Your Love", Duck Down delivers "Rap Professor" to salute Sean Price, and Blowfly croons as nasty as ever on his final LP. Plus the Joneses' smooth soul stepper "Sugar Pie Guy", an exquisite "Can I Kick It" rework by King Most, and coast-to-coast Canadian flavours from Moka Only to Monk.E.
September 16, 2016
Florian Keller administers a heavy funk fix with big band grooves from his native Germany, simmering funk from Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, and classic Soul Train heat by The Dramatics. Plus a live session with 3 new generation Montreal artists, sweet Brazilian boogie by Cristina Camargo, superb 90s remixes by Adam Kay and Evil Needle, and a downtempo UK burner by The Deadbeats.
August 5, 2016
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid samples the seismic soul of drum legend Bernard Purdie, from Afro-Cuban grooves with Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's electrifying "Mamblues" to some of his most iconic breaks including "Rock Steady" and "Synthetic Substitution". Lady Wray's ready to "Do It Again" with a retro-soul sureshot, funk classics get flipped by Zhigge, Jungle Brother and Sylk Smoov, and indie luminaries collide on "B-Boy Bonanza".
September 9, 2016
DJ Amir puts needle to the groove with sounds of the diaspora, from Latin heat by Celia Cruz to Brazilian rhythms by Wilson Simonal to West African grooves from Ebo Taylor and Effi Duke. Meth and Red spit fire on Loaded Lux's "Rite", Jamila Woods and Noname stay woke on "VRY BLK", Mndsgn funks philosophical on "Use Ya Mnd", and Nico Gomez summons forces of nature on the volcanic "Ritual".
September 23, 2016
Marc Hype, Jim Dunloop and Sabrina Golian deliver another high octane mix with "Summertide 2016", featuring a standout Fela rework by Teck-zilla, tasty Dusty Donuts edits, airtight disco grooves by Bobby Thurston, and the vocal version of Cliff Nobles' instrumental monster "The Horse". Plus: Modern funk all-stars join forces on "The Boys Are Back", Audio Push channels A Tribe Called Quest on "Check the Vibe", and TIMEKODE drops a poignant remix for our troubled times.
July 29, 2016
Pro-V keeps it strictly basement vibes with Jazzy Jeff's bass heavy thumper "Branded", De La Soul's freewheeling "Mack Daddy on the Left", a wild jazz ride with DJ Krush and a hardknock banger by Akinyele. Plus Asheru's righteously soulful "Do U", a silky G-funk instrumental by SaiR, and indelible soul from the Three Degrees and Odyssey.
July 22, 2016
Dusty Fingers founder Danny Dan delves deep into hip-hop's DNA with foundational and forgotten breaks, plus drops science on New York's early digging and DJ culture in a bonus interview. L.O.T.U.G. still bangs on the Redman-assisted "Like a Drug", Zion I calls for "Unity" against police violence, and Lady Wray bares her heart on "Guilty".
July 15, 2016
Philly digger Soulman delivers a lost episode from his infamous World of Beats series with rare covers of "School Boy Crush" and "Think", an upbeat groover by John Heartsman, Indian synth breaks by Kalyanji Anandji and an irresistible slice of moody soul by Frank Schöbel. Plus part two of our tribute to Bernie Worrell, with a focus on his Parliament years, and conscious hip-hop by Spek Won, Nas and Heresy.
July 8, 2016
Komar goes on a jazz-funk odyssey with dusty breaks from Josip Boček, мелодия and Toshiaki Yokota alongside rhythm-heavy cuts by Lack of Afro, Jimi Tenor and Palov & Mishkin. Plus part one of our tribute to P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell, revolutionary rhymes from Narubi Selah, and golden era revisited with tracks by Common, Black Moon and more.
July 1, 2016
DJ Soulsonic hits the bullseye with bold soul from The Vibrations and Marlena Shaw, rough blues grooves from The Johnny Otis Show and smoldering funk from The Pointer Sisters, Bill Withers and Charles Wright. Plus tributes to the heavy-hitting Muhammad Ali by The Best Ever and Verne Harrell, ingenious sample weaving on Jurassic 5's "Swing Set", and a microphone teardown on Mos Def's "Quiet Dog Bite Hard".
June 17, 2016
DJ Andy Smith lights up the dancefloor with Northern Soul stompers by Gene Chandler, The Charmaines and James Lewis, then lets the groove simmer with midtempo funk burners from Margie Hendrix, The Meters, The Calvin Owens Show and more. C.L. Smooth stays breezy on "King", positivity shines through on Gabriel Garzón-Montano's "Everything is Everything", and Elzhi and Royce da 5'9" pour their soul into rhyme on cuts off their latest albums.
June 10, 2016
Stevie Wonder takes center stage in a WEFUNK living tribute featuring chart toppers and deeper cuts, from his prodigious early works to his fruitful collaboration with Syreeta to cuts penned for Smokey Robinson and Martha & the Vandellas. Plus a celebration of African heritage on "The Crown", an exquisite Tammi Terrell version of "All I Do", cross-generational funk with Prince and En Vogue on "So What The Fuss", and captivating stories from our favorite music raconteur Duke Eatmon.
June 3, 2016
Santiago pilots the mothership through 80s funk by Kashif, Junior, "D" Train, Wynd Chymes, Strike One, Gino Soccio and more. Plus soulful emanations from New Zealand's Estere, an ode to timeless funk from Inkswel & Reggie B, and bona fide thumpers by Black Thought, Nitty Scott MC, and Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz.
May 27, 2016
Rawsoul pulls out forgotten old school jams where reggae meets hip-hop and R&B, connecting the dots from Super Cat and Shabba Ranks to Grand Daddy I.U., Isley Brothers, Surface and more. Plus soulful 80s funk from Thelma Houston and Loose Ends, Birdbone Unlimited's B-side banger "Don't Stop", deep jazz journeys via Bennie Maupin and Tomsits Jazz Group, a mighty Jigmastas single, and a brilliant Brazilian flip by beat wunderkind Kaytranada.
May 20, 2016
Original flavour episode with Groove and Static at the helm featuring prime-rib modern funk from K-Maxx and Kutcorners, no gimmick raw raps on "Peep the Form", The Getup's funk firecracker "Gold Digger", a West Coast overdose on Xzibit's "Get Your Walk On", and 45 King's classic "Spread Love" retouched to perfection.
May 6, 2016
Prince gets the royal treatment in a beautifully curated tribute by Ruby Jane and Scramblelock, including tracks across his vast career and candid interview moments with the Purple One himself. Diamond Ortiz and Julian Flenoy reflect Prince’s paisley presence, Andy Cooper and the Allergies ride fast and furious on “Rock Rock”, and DJ Shadow teams up with Run the Jewels for a no B.S. bruiser.
April 29, 2016
Scott C raids the crates for an eclectic ride through steelpan disco by John Gibbs, soul-fueled broken beat by Dego & Kaidi, lush modern soul by Omar, and raw boombap by Lewis Parker and KRS-One. Plus a scorching funk ember from Deep Street Soul, hard-hitting street poetry by Last Poet Umar Bin Hassan, and a rare Buddha Stretch remix of Beenie Man's "Memories".
April 22, 2016
WEFUNK sets the stage for our upcoming Prince tribute with a couple of teasers from his extensive discography, plus a selection of tracks built on Prince samples, from Biz Markie and Public Enemy to Kanye West and D'Angelo. Tanika Charles craves cash on the catchy "Money", Diamond Ortiz gets funky and flirtatious on a quest for "Next Level Lovin'", and Ivan Ave flows flawless on the Mndsgn-produced "Circles".
April 15, 2016
DJ Praiz and DJ Coner smash through a stash of breaks, from original recipe bangers by Henry Mancini and the J.B.'s to a savage ODB flip to bboy/bgirl favorites by DJ Fleg and Funky Bijou. Plus a tribute to unsung funk heavyhitter Leon Haywood, futuristic old school rap by Teenburger, and afrofunk-infused heatrocks from Blitz the Ambassador, Tensei and Native Sun.
April 8, 2016
Hamburg's Mirko Machine rocks rough and tough with an all-45 set including Dexter's fantastic Simpsons flip, German boombap by Huss & Hodn and Megaloh, and Chris Read's stellar take on the Pharcyde classic "Runnin'". Phife Dawg delivers a clinic on wordplay on "Nutshell", Linn & Freddie keep it laidback and sweet with "Keep on Playing", and Curtis Mayfield keeps faith until the last breath on "Here But I'm Gone".
April 1, 2016
Moar channels the spirit of acid jazz with soulful grooves from Gil Scott-Heron, Cortex, Raashan Ahmad, Oshun, Lord Funk and DJ Cam. Phife Dawg gets a send-off salute packed with his signature one-liners and ATCQ classics that defined the golden era. Keni Burke and Rose Royce let their vocals soar on the dancefloor, and Tala André Marie unleashes some hard-driving Cameroonian funk.
March 25, 2016
XL Middleton weaves boogie with G-funk on a trip down the west coast and beyond, featuring the sounds of C-Funk, Baby "S", Benedek and Brian Ellis alongside trademark XL productions and remixes. Plus Vanity 6's telephone mic-drop "If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)", Towa Tei's bossa inspiration for A Tribe Called Quest's "Find a Way", Kon's stank-faced resurrection of "Mothership Connection", and jazz-infused headnodica by Black Star, Jazz Spastiks and Full Circle.
March 18, 2016
Ilya flows between house and its myriad roots and branches with cuts by Moodymann, Pépé Bradock, Only Freak, Herbie Hancock, Kenlou and Sir Piers. Plus another hardbody banger off the new Joell Ortiz LP, a blazing vocal cut from Dilla's long-lost album "The Diary", and electro-funk heat from Tryezz and Egyptian Lover.
March 11, 2016
Sweet Daddy Luv strolls through the nether realms of hip-hop with avant-garde and lo-fi joints by the Shape Shifters, Daddy Kev, Divine Styler, and Rammellzee. Plus bass-rattling future soul by Greg Blackman and Percy Filth, Fredy V's exquisite boogie confection "Ain't Going Nowhere", and Motown sounds for the new millennium by BJ the Chicago Kid.
March 4, 2016
Shred One sets the groove in motion with headphone boombap from Nas, Statik Selectah and Ill Biskits, then shifts into high gear with dancefloor scorchers by Deodato, Bunny Mack and Rhythm Roots All-Stars. Plus ginsu-sharp bars from Erule, a chorus of funked-out robots from Temu's clandestine werkshop, and a seamless blend of Sade and MF DOOM from Seanh2k11's SADEVILLAIN mixtape.
February 26, 2016
DJ Fleg fans the latin funk flames with lots of heavy breaks and percussion, plus a special dedication to the go go, hip-hop and funk of his hometown Washington, DC. Hezekiah turns "I Love Kanye" into a remix showpiece, GrandBuda meditates over a mesmerizing Kaytranada chop, and Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé marinate raw funk with Congolese spices.
February 19, 2016
DJ Hudge slides between butter-smooth rare groove and true school hip-hop, dropping cuts from the Sylvers, Roy Ayers, Torae, and New Zealand’s own Manuel Bundy and Average Rap Band. Rae and Ghost stomp through Adrian Younge's 70s-inspired "Blackout", Dead Prez celebrates black pride on the Quakers' "Soul Power", and Maurice White gets love for early jams with Ramsey Lewis, The Salty Peppers and Melvin Van Peebles.
February 12, 2016
The One Tash is back for a fresh session of late-night soulful beats from Anik Khan, Lianne La Havas, Bonjay, Mocky, Tanika Charles and more. Plus a sample of the spiritually grounded grooves of late great Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, and a tribute to Dilla's beat wizardry on the 10th anniversary of his passing.
February 5, 2016
Land of the rising Funk: Walla P shines a spotlight on Japanese boogie, jazz-funk and modern soul from Toshiki Kadomatsu, Cosmos, Tatsuro Yamashita, Yasuko Agawa and more. K-Maxx and Buscrates carry the torch for modern funk, Blaq x Saga resurrect the raw on "Time Travelers", Sa-Roc rocks steady over a jazzy Flying Lotus number, and vintage Kanye resurfaces on the Madlib and Kendrick-assisted "No More Parties in L.A."
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
March 20, 2015
Power move: 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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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".
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".
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".
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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
November 14, 2014
Passion Play: Big Jacks is back for a soul-ed out session of jams by Billy Griffin, Starpoint, Marcus Valle, Sass, Father's Children, Sugarhill Gang and many more. Temu pays tribute to the mighty P-Funk in "Funkadophilus & the Brass Operator", Detroit mic slayers ride out for the Motor City, Sa-Roc takes aim at all fakers on "Maximum Frequency", and Bohannon's "Save Their Souls" gives a celestial backdrop to Jay-Z's "Cashmere Thoughts".
November 7, 2014
Fresh Rhythm: DJ Zattar jumps back on the set with speaker-shaking breakbeats from Quantic, Afro percussion grooves by Orlando Julius and Marijata, and big boogie basslines from Aurra, Vin Zee and Sure Thing. Hip-hop royalty Nas and Dilla connect on "The Season", Brownout sparks fiery latin funk, DeRobert & The Half-Truths and Cleveland Freckleton unleash soul-funk scorchers, and Raekwon spits over the old school classic "I'll Be Good".
October 31, 2014
We're back for our second funding drive special featuring in-studio live rhymes by Jai Nitai Lotus, more Freak Motif advance grooves via DJ Ilya, an Ebonee Webb vs Prince funk showdown, and lots of beats to get your head moving by Keith Murray, Armenta, BDP, Ray Charles, Organized Konfusion, Black Milk, and Sugar Bear Johnson.
October 24, 2014
Digging deep... into our pockets for CKUT's annual funding drive, with a listener-fueled funding frenzy and lots of big grooves and heavy hitters in the mix from Grand Puba, Osaka Monaurail, El Da Sensei, Khemistry, Statik Selectah, Freak Motif, One Way, Saukrates and many more.
October 17, 2014
Funky Thang: DJ Kobal rocks feel good grooves from Bobby Kool, Funkadelic, The Rimshots, Black Ice, Peaches & Herb and more. Plus a digital soul ode by DeRobert & The Half Truths, verbal fury from Wildelux on his menacing "T'Challa Champ", Johnny Hammond's grooved-out stand against the "system", and effortless flows from Q-Tip on the Dilla-assisted "All In".
September 26, 2014
DJ Killajewel gets crafty on the crossfader with lots of jazzy downtempo beats and hip hop joints from The Wiseguys, DJ Krush, London Funk Allstars, Beatnuts, Pretty Lights, Kanye and plenty more. Plus hypnotic street narrative by Slimkid and Nu-mark, recent funk roughness from Cooking on 3 Burners and the Third Coast Kings, a poetic groover by the legendary Roots crew, buttery soul from Gene Washington & The Ironsides, and Opolopo's funked out twist on Mtume's classic "Juicy".
September 19, 2014
DJ Ephiks mines the crates for treats and surprises, mixing from headnod beats by Souleance and Snakehips to raw Somali funk from the Dur-Dur Band, boogie heat by Delegation and Francois Feldman & Yellowhand, and Fulgeance's chopped-up twist on hometown icon Robert Charlebois. Plus a lyrical call to arms by Plash and Blabbermouf, Kendrick Lamar channeling the spirit of Wu-Tang with Ab-Soul and Punch, and two slabs of funk-face production by Copenhagen producer Kriswontwo.
September 12, 2014
Bain Magique discovers soul in all the best places, from Eldridge Holmes' full throated rawness to Ivory Forest's oddly macabre boogie, vocoder phunk from Shock, and catchy canine singsong from Mo Kolours. Plus unadulterated New York rap from Skyzoo & Torae's "Barrel Brothers" LP, fat bottom beats by Sam Sparro and Robert Strauss, a double dose from Montreal songstress Sam I Am, and the jazz-tinged "Green Tomato Coupe" by Brazil transplant Niko Is.
September 5, 2014
Blue Funk: Static's back in Montreal for another live session featuring mellow madness from France's DJ Jean Maron (featuring NY veterans Mobb Deep and Big Noyd), a fat Moog freakout from Poland's legendary SBB, stripped down rawness by Fun Company and Los Africanos, a stretched-out Reflex recut of MJ's classic "P.Y.T.", and delicious B-side remixes of 90s classics by Black Moon, The Roots, Outkast, Big L and more.
August 29, 2014
From Benin to Trinidad to Colombia, Andy Williams gets deep into the rhythms of the African diaspora with selections by Sir Victor Uwaifo, Lizandro Meza, Andre Tanker, Blue Rhythm Combo and more. Plus a masterful blend of Fela x James Brown x Jeru by Amerigo Gazaway, Kweli and Styles P joining forces on Statik Selektah's jazz-infused "The Thrill is Back", and uptempo soul rawness from Myles Sanko, AJ & The Jiggawatts and Flomega & The Ruffcats.
August 22, 2014
Hed Musick: DJ Lexis goes back to the moment when hip hop, jazz and psychotropic grooves mutated into Trip Hop with lots of hazy downtempo beats by Coldcut, DJ Smash, DJ Cam, Portishead, DJ Shadow and more. Plus hard edged funk hype from The Dynamites and Sir Joe Quarterman, Biggie's newly unearthed duet with Erick Sermon, a sweet modern disco stepper from Myron & E, and the unfinished gem "Filthy" from the vaults of Dilla Dawg.
August 15, 2014
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid highlights drum legend Idris Muhammad's influence on jazz, funk & soul — from hitmaking rhythm on songs with Fats Domino and Roberta Flack to his boiling groove with jazz giants Lonnie Smith and Grant Green. Bilal laments a life defined by "The Dollar" over a hypnotic Black Milk beat, and Montreal's Full Course drops their modern vintage cut "Reality Check". Plus nasty funk production on Georgia Anne Muldrow's "Personal", a deft Steely Dan/Patrice Rushen matchup by DJ Day, and pure sultry sweetness from Orgone's "Anticipating".
August 8, 2014
Respect the architect: Afrika Bambaataa breaks down the birth of hip hop and the Zulu Nation, the early days of record digging, and hip hop's power for positivity and progress. Lords of the Underground celebrate 20 years in the game with the imperious "Bumpin Loud", and M.anifest and Smif-N-Wessun take turns riding Osibisa's bass-heavy groove. Plus a classic Tribe x Gary Bartz sample moment, Zackey Force Funk's cosmic synth session "Press Play", Curtis and Stevie's delicious soul, and underground super-clique EMC's beastly "Charlie Murphie".
August 1, 2014
Get ta steppin': Rawsoul joins us for a salute to the golden vocals of Vinia Mojica, with classic jams and collabos with Tribe, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Spinna, De La, Alliance Ethnique and more. Plus Biggie's one verse ode to his clothing line Brooklyn Mint, an epic rebuild of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" by Mr. Beatnik, compelling street narrative off Common's latest LP "Nobody's Smiling", and the watershed seismic funk of Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce".
July 25, 2014
Nothin' to it: Scott C bobs, weaves and strikes with a killer edit of Jacob Collier's "Don't You Worry About a Thing" plus beatmaker gold by Slakah the Beatchild, psychedelic thump from Crunch, and turn of the 80s jams by Gayle Adams, Dayton and Leroy Hutson. Waahli and Sam I Am revive the Native Tongues spirit on "Soul Baby", BE.water spits earnest reflections over soul-soaked beats on "Enigma", Tryezz gets the subs rattling on a fat synth instrumental, and Renee Geyer brings a sublime slice of mellow soul.
July 18, 2014
DJ Akalepse paints in deep shades of soul, from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band's cover of Hi-Tek's "Round and Round" to late night soul by the Isleys, street level beats from Step Brothers & Styles P, stripped-down sweetness by The James Hunter Six and legend-level lyricism by the mighty Pharoahe Monch. Plus hard-hitting drums & precision rhymes on Dilated Peoples' "Good As Gone", recent funk roughness from Diazpora and DJ Moar, big brass bounce by the Frank Pleyer Big Band, and West Coast classics from Xzibit, Tash and Jurassic 5.
July 11, 2014
Static and Groove reunite in the CKUT studios for a live session packed with hip hop jewels by Masta Ace & Common, raw break-driven funk from Orgone & The Nairobi Afro Band, and live cyphers featuring members of Nomadic Massive along with Loe Pesci, Nox and Fredy V.
July 4, 2014
Featuring a salute to "The Preacher" Bobby Womack, a hard grooving Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth re-work by Brazil's DJ Soares, fresh European funk kinetics from Mr President and Diazpora, Sandro Brugnolini's psych funk workout "Polyphony", a newly unearthed 90's hip hop rarity by Canada's Mod'rn World Thang, and NY street bangers from Onyx, Shabaam Sahdeeq, N.O.R.E. and Statik Selectah.
June 27, 2014
Midas touch: Walla P stacks sonic gold new & old, from hazy headnod cuts by REdefinition & rxn to smooth vibes from Lillo Thomas & Proh Mic, jazz flavors from Dr.MaD, and searing synths from Frankfurt Funk & Brian Ellis. Plus gritty street reporting on Common's "Kingdom", psychedelic soul from Horace Silver, new soul by Lee Fields, laidback disco grooves from Little Beaver, and earthshaking synth bass on Mister Bibal's "Defaillance 3.5".
May 23, 2014
Make Noise: Featuring Kweli & Raekwon volleying verses over stomping drums on "Violations", Vaitea's horn-driven feel-good anthem "Lovesongs", the funky freestyle classic "Lookout Weekend" by Debbie Deb, timeless essentials from Parliament and James Brown, a rambunctious Busta Rhymes collabo with Lenny Kravitz, and a 3rd Bass sample moment with Gary Wright's "Love is Alive".
May 16, 2014
Soulville: Ruby Jane takes it back to feel-good soul and 60s R&B with gems from Aretha, Deon Jackson, The Velvelettes, The Ikettes, Martha & The Vandellas and more. Plus Opolopo's delicate and powerful rework of Sandy Barber's "I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own", a special Static blend of Das EFX over a dusty Redman beat, and throwback bangers from Lost Boyz, Black Sheep and the Alkaholiks.
May 9, 2014
To the beat y'all: Haitian Star brings on the raw & rugged golden age sound with Kool Moe Dee, Raw Dope Posse & Grandmaster Caz, German bangers by Flo Mega & Torch, and funk breaks from Rufus Thomas & The Mighty Mocambos. Plus new cuts from rap luminaries Mobb Deep, Pharoahe Monch & The Roots, bright sunny grooves by Lord Echo & Average White Band, a Game of Thrones-inspired rhyme from Common, and bawdy X-rated soul by Jackie Wilson & LaVern Baker.
April 25, 2014
Evo goes straight to the groove with big tunes and heavy remixes from Sylvia Striplin, William Devaughn, Bill Withers, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Minnie Riperton and more. Plus Nappy DJ Needles' Biggie transformation from his "Notorious Exchange" mashup project, two synthed-out Potatohead People productions, and tasty original samples from ZZ Hill, Roy Porter and Ray Bryant.
April 18, 2014
DJ Bliss gets the mix moving with early Gang Starr, break-heavy bangers from the Diaz Brothers & Richie Rich and Native Tongues classics by De La Soul & the Jungle Brothers. Static kicks off a blazing 90s hiphop set with the newly released Nas demo "I'm a Villain", and Groove gets into solid meat & potatoes funk by Bobby Patterson & Lee Fields plus recent roughness from The Getup, Brassroots, and AJ & The Jiggawatts.
April 11, 2014
Toast Dawg melts hip hop into a fiery funk alloy with remixes & groove mutations from the Payz Play Supa DJs (Toast & Ephiks), Platinum Pied Pipers, 7D, Cosmo Baker, and plenty of neck snapping Toast Dawg productions. Plus a newly unearthed Common track from the vaults of No ID, future funk prodigy Temu's synth sure-shot "Strut", headnoddic cuts from Guerilla Godz (UK) & Joe Kickass (Netherlands), and Camp Lo, Juju & Tragedy rocking over disco breaks.
April 4, 2014
The One Tash jumps in the mix with heaps of soul & rhythm from Quantic, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Magic Drum Orchestra, Suzy Q and Flying Lotus. Plus laid-back grooves from the latest Foreign Exchange & Slakah The Beatchild LPs, Brassroots' blazing horn rendition of Luther's "Never Too Much", and Pharrell meets Fela Kuti on dj100proof's "Happy Mentality" blend.
March 28, 2014
DJ Hudge connects the beats from UK to France, Sweden and plenty of New Zealand in the mix c/o Team Dynamite, P Money & Gappy Ranks, King Kapisi, Charles Lloyd Quartet, and sample originators The Honeydrippers and Caesar Frazier. Plus a haunting Gravediggaz remake by soulstress Kendra Morris, hype Afro-Caribbean disco with King Errison & Frank Beeyong, and underground rough cuts by Step Brothers, Doppelgangaz and Verbal Kent.
March 21, 2014
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid shines light on recent releases across the funk spectrum, from Kendra Morris' Stones cover "Miss You" to driving grooves from Lena & The Deep Soul and Trevor & Lisa, sunny soul from Aloe Blacc and thick 808 bass by Indian Summer. Plus G-noF's fat funk synths on "You Can Do It", soul-jazz journeys with Stan Getz and Roland Kirk, and Busta and his Flipmode Squad flipping the Black Moon classic "I Got Cha Opin".
March 14, 2014
Simahlak goes heavy on raw funk, fat 80s synths, Dilla-fied beats and trademark Simahlak production on joints by Fela Kuti, The Vibrettes, Billy Ray, Step Brothers, Biggie, House Shoes and many more. Plus remixes & re-edits by Kon, Alkalino & J-ski, a popping classic on P-Funk's "Pumpin' It Up", and 90s jeep beats from King Tee, Trends of Culture and Lords of the Underground.
March 7, 2014
DJ Calkuta crisscrosses funk, hip hop & soul with plenty of sample moments, funked-out disco and boombap bangers by the Beatnuts, Ghostface, Foster Sylvers, D.O.C., Koko Taylor, Phreek and more. Plus Los Africanos channeling James Brown on the latin burner "Pamoja Watu", Prince Po & Oh No flipping apocalyptic verses on "Toxic", and an exquisite blend of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey by Amerigo Gazaway.
February 28, 2014
Handclaps & lasers: DJ Zattar packs the mix with boogie goodness from General Caine, George Clinton, Evelyn King, Michael Boothman, Carol Sylvan and more. Halifax's best kept secret Jorun lets breaks run wild on his collabo "Can't Won't Don't Stop" with Phill Most Chill, NY giants Busta and NORE get busy over a classic Joe Cocker riff, and slowmo grooves hit hard from Change, Dam-Funk and Patrice Rushen.
February 21, 2014
Slyde runs the mix with funk instrumentals by the Daktaris & Floyd Lawson, jazzy cuts from Guy Pedersen & Alan Hawkshaw, and some local flavor from the Morph-tet & Soul Motivators. Plus a "b-boy lullaby" from Manu Dibango, beat-driven retouches of Stevie Wonder and Lee Fields, and vintage joints from Kid Capri, Jungle Brothers and the underrated Dred Scott.
February 7, 2014
Bain Magique sets the tone with Ghostface & Slick Rick's rapturous ode to "The Sun", bumpin' funk by LJ Reynolds and Lou Courtney, and connoisseur cuts from Marché Noir and White Limousine. Plus a dream collaboration between Yasiin Bey & Marvin Gaye on "Inner City Travellin' Man", a Patrice Rushen classic re-grooved by Danny!, and Fatback's funk dystopia "Is This the Future?".
January 31, 2014
Ray Barretto brings latin funk fire on his live jam "Slo Flow", Beast Coast lyricism meets timeless production on the Underachievers' "Mahdi", and Onyx's Fredro Starr keep it street level on the brand new "What U Goin Thru". Plus sample moments from Talib/AM-FM and Biggie/Ronnie Laws, a promising debut from Montreal's Big Bricc, and two slick slabs of Ohio funk by Slave and Dayton.
January 24, 2014
Rawsoul keeps the mix bumping with early 90s hip hop B-sides & soulful 80s boogie from Dredknotz, Intelligent Hoodlum, Jocelyn Brown, Donna McGhee, Herley Johnson Jr. and more. Plus an obscure jazzy gem from Dead Presidents, hiphop-reggae crossover tracks by Zhigge and Doug E Fresh featuring Vicious, another soul sure-shot from Sharon Jones' latest LP, and ferocious feral breaks by Funkadelic and Liquid Liquid.
January 17, 2014
Soul Travelin': Sweet Daddy Luv heads out on a crosscountry roadtrip through the local funk sounds of Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, DC, Philly and more. Eddie Henderson and Weather Report venture into noodly jazz-funk breakbeats, Alchemist assembles a full platoon for the synth-driven "1010 Wins", and KA pays homage to the greatest hip-hop albums on "Off the Record".
January 10, 2014
DJ Lean Rock (Floor Lords/Boogie Brats/Horsepower) blazes through b-boy breaks and beats from Paten Locke, Freqnik & WDRE, Action Bronson, Dee Edwards, Nico Gomez, and a stack of rough & tough obscurities. Plus a cut from legendary lyricists Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes' new "The Abstract & The Dragon" mixtape, new twists on 90s Nas and Alkaholiks by Black Thought and DJ Iron, and big boogie beats from Conquest, Joey Negro, and Chewy Rubs & Fingerman.
December 20, 2013
Ruby Jane brings the brash brass and joyful soul of New Orleans with picks from Dirty Dozen, Hot 8, Soul Rebels, Trombone Shorty and lots more. Plus waacking disco by Alma Faye Brooks and Nineteen Fourty-Five, sweet spaced-out syncopation from Lost Midas and Lord Echo, a Rakim track celebrating political icon Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique duo Simbaand Milton Gulli's tribute to the seminal ATCQ song "Scenario".
December 13, 2013
DJ Camero's back with bass-heavy grooves from René & Angela, sample originals by Grant Green and Leroy Hutson, a pair of Todd Terje edits, and lots of laid-back beats & rhymes from Kendrick Lamar, Petty, Quasimoto and more. Plus heavy future funk from Julian Dyne, raw funk burners from Lee Fields and Billy Byrds, and an ode to Saturday morning cartoons by Z-Trip, Murs and Supernat.
December 6, 2013
Mega Brain heats it up with early hip hop jams by Busy Bee and Jimmy Spicer, classic 90s R&B remixes from Mariah and SWV, and a touch of new jack swing with Basic Black and Johnny Gill. Plus bass-rattling future funk from Amalia and Reggie B, heavy vibes on Phoniks' remix of the Tribe Called Quest classic "1nce Again", and bare-knuckle raps from Roc Marciano, Sean Armstrong, Lil Fame and Ill Bill.
November 22, 2013
Sweeter than candy: DJ Sagewondah showcases the synths & soul of 80s funk jams by Unlimited Touch, Cherrelle, Amra, Dynasty, The Gap Band and more. Plus a double shot of Dam-Funk collabos with legends Steve Arrington and Snoop, King Push and Kendrick vying for lyrical knockout on "Nosetalgia", and Pharoahe and Prince Po reunited as Organized Konfusion on the Marco Polo-produced "3-O-Clock".
November 15, 2013
Universal soul: Big Jacks finesses the mix with silky grooves from RAMP and Tommy McGee, sweet boogie by Phreek and Rene & Angela, and buttery blends & remixes of Danny Brown, Kanye and Memphis Bleek. Plus another sure-shot from Lady with "Good Lovin", eclectic breaks from Vietnam's Carol Kim, Thailand's Onuma Singsiri and Turkey's Beyaz Kelebekler, and gold standard boombap from Dooley-O, Dynasty and Toronto collective Freedom Writers.
November 8, 2013
DJ Ilya keeps the funk bubbling with tasty treats from The Commodores, Class Action, Rose Royce, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Della Reese and more. Plus Lady of Rage and Charli Baltimore getting nice over Premo beats, Craig Mack and Biggie classics blended to perfection, and uptempo funk heat from Temu, Lee Fields and Kon & The Gang.
November 1, 2013
More Funds for the Funk: It's our final 2013 funding drive show, featuring sample classics from Ann Peebles and Brenda Russell, a blazing new track from DJ Format featuring Phill Most Chill with Oxygen & Emski, an Erykah Badu Brazilian regroove by Captain Planet, new soulful sounds from Aloe Blacc, and a gang of funk & soul reinterpretations by Roy Ayers, Hot City Bump Band and Sunlightsquare.
October 25, 2013
Funds for the Funk: WEFUNK kicks off our first 2013 funding drive show with feel good favorites from De La Soul and Mark Ronson, rough bangers by Jakk Frost and Steve Arrington (+ Dam Funk), international choice cuts by Carolina Soares and Alphamama, some Canadian flavour from Kenlo and Nomadic Massive, and much more.
October 18, 2013
Catch a groove! The Wizard K-Jee a.k.a. Keith Shocklee (Bomb Squad/Public Enemy) rocks the block party breaks with an OG's touch, featuring cuts from The New York Community Choir, Disco Dub Band, Isley Brothers, Choice Four, Soul Searchers and many more. Plus a perfect flip of Extra P's "Rap Professionals" by UK's own Aidan Orange, sweet soulful grooves from Mother's Finest and Sheela Gathright & Palma Groove Project, eclectic breaks from Eugene Daniels and Harold Alexander, and a West coast remix of Biggie's classic "Juicy".
October 11, 2013
DJ Andy Williams takes us deep into the headnod zone with beats & rhymes by Voice, J-88, Paper Tiger, Micranots, Georgia Anne Muldrow and more. Plus a new joint from Smif-N-Wessun featuring reggae luminary Junior Reid, The Electric Peanut Butter Company's psychfunk freakout "The Rain", Lady of Rage & Charli Baltimore spitting raw rhymes over Primo beats, and a triple-play of rough Nigerian funk.
October 4, 2013
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.
September 27, 2013
"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".
September 20, 2013
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.
September 13, 2013
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.
September 6, 2013
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".
August 16, 2013 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.
August 2, 2013
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.
July 26, 2013
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.
July 19, 2013
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.
July 12, 2013
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.
June 28, 2013
Rawsoul brings on laidback reggae riddims from Jamalski, Welton Irie & Michigan and dubby beats by Tappa Zuckie and Ranking Dread. Plus lush Brazilian sounds from Arthur Verocai, a smoothed out A.Z. sure-shot off his upcoming "Doe or Die 2" LP, latin flute breaks from Ricardo Marrero, boogie steppers by Strike One and Vance & Suzzanne, and the jazz-infused Organized Konfusion "3-2-1" back to back with the original Blue Mitchell.
June 21, 2013
Featuring a double shot of Nas (custom Static blend plus original "It Ain't Hard to Tell" demo), raw Russian funk heat from The Soul Searchers, lazy afternoon grooves by the Riot Jazz Brass Band and Minnie Riperton, a "Party & Bullshit" '71 vs '93 sample moment, dancefloor cuts from Bell & James and Pleasure, and dusty 90s hiphop gems by Blacksheep, LONS, and Troubleneck Bros.
June 14, 2013
The Connection: Lord Jazz from legendary crew Lords of the Underground blesses WEFUNK with grimy selections from Bumpy Knuckles, Prince AK, and Action Bronson f/ Kool G Rap, along with plenty of underground bangers from the LOTUG family (Doitall, Lord Jazz, and daughter DJ Glo). Plus a cut from Sharon Jones' new LP, a Sugarhill Gang summertime anthem recut by Theo Parrish, and rest in peace to Bay-area funk icon Darondo.
June 7, 2013
DJ Kobal sweetens the pot with Prelude jams from Jeanette "Lady" Day & Unlimited Touch, Eastbound Expressway's fuzz-boogie dancer "Never Let Go", and lots of 90s French hip hop from K-Rhyme le Roi, MC Solaar, the X.Men, and Quebec's Atach Tatuq. Plus some West Indian flavors on Wio-K's track "Foot Loose", a cut-heavy remix of A-Trak's "Disco Nap" by the inimitable DJ Q-Bert, and soulful slo-mo grooves emanating from Leon Ware, Daft Punk & Charles Bradley.
May 31, 2013
Everything good to you: DJ F.U.N.K. dabbles in eclectic funk from Mandrill's wild fusion to Alan Parsons' future groove, Mr. Scruff's wonky breaks, and Sly & Robbie and Prince Blackman's dubbed-out doppelgangers. Plus new soul from Sky Hi's "Reality Check" EP, a C.R.E.A.M. re-interpretation by IV the Polymath, and brooding new joints from Durag Dynasty, Pusha T and Malik B.
May 24, 2013
Premium blend: DJ Platurn & DJ Enki mix & match Raekwon, Volume 10, Too Short, DJ Quik, Mobb Deep and more on "Blendapella" Vol 2. Plus the psychedelic soul of Michael Leonhart and Didier's Sound Spectrum, solid funk from the Dynamites and Bobby Byrd, hip-hop in its purest form on De La Soul's "Get Away", and jeep beats from Action Bronson, Styles P and Marco Polo.
May 17, 2013
DJ Calkuta brings it rough & tough with raw funk breaks by the Sadistic Mika Band, Willie Henderson and the Chambers Brothers, then kicks up the groove with rollerboogie favorites from Skyy, Sharon Redd, Slave, The Fantastic Aleems and more. Plus funked up dancefloor remixes of Stetsasonic and De La Soul, timeless blue eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, Italo synths by Gino Soccio, and the Netherlands' Propo'88 & Blabbermouf bringing that boombap straight from '93.
May 10, 2013
Mother Beautiful: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid pays tribute to the mothers of the world with songs from Bohannon, Aleke Kanonu, Funkadelic, Bukky Leo and Sly & The Family Stone. Plus a retrospective of Willie Hutch's incomparable soul from '73 to '77, a groove-heavy remix of Gang Starr's DWYCK by Steely Chan, smoothed out stepping disco from Arthur Adams & Leprechaun, and jazz infused rhymes from long-time collaborators Blu & Exile.
April 26, 2013
The Ultimate: DJ Hudge cooks up a beat buffet spanning from Omar's new "The Man" to NZ flavors from Home Brew, French Moog heat by Marc Moulin, summer vibes from Linda Williams, Nas & Premo remixes by Funky DL and K-Def, a double shot from Soundsci, and sample moment classics with A Tribe Called Quest and Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Plus heavy boogie bass by Harlem Nights & D-Train, soul vibrations from Al Green & Gil Scott-Heron, and frenetic disco scorchers by High Fidelity and Eddie & The Movement.
April 19, 2013
DJ Slyde is back on the set with extendo-funk vamps from Vulfpeck, Marvin Gaye, Vincent Montana Jr, and Lettuce featuring JBs legends Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis. Plus new underground bangers from Sean Price and Demigodz, alternate-version breaks by Cookin' on 3 Burners and Erlon Chaves, and a DJ Clue throwback with lyrical heavyweights Method Man, Eminem and Royce da 5'9".
April 12, 2013
Ruby Jane celebrates the iconic voice and piano of Nina Simone with remixes and hip hop treatments from Talib, Brother Ali, Mary J. Blige, RocknRolla Soundsystem and more. Plus we pay tribute to funk/jazz heavyweight Don Blackman, Spectac & Shakim spit truth over a gritty James Brown beat, and RH Factor & D'Angelo combine for a soulful double-dose.
April 5, 2013
Aloe Blacc & Charles Bradley share the stage on Nu-Mark's soul burner "Don't Play Around", the Commodores get existential on their epic "Assembly Line", and the Beastie Boys and Mixmaster Mike tear it down with just 2 turntables and a microphone. Plus an indie hiphop classic by Copenhagen's Boulevard Connection, sample moments from Midnight Star and Claudja Barry, and smiling soul grooves by Pure Pleasure, Eddie Robinson & 9th Creation.
March 29, 2013
Hard Hitter: Sweet Daddy Luv revisits Mo' Wax's leftfield beats & hip hop eclecticism with tracks by DJ Krush, Dr. Octagon and Atmos, then digs on some soundtrack and library gems from Nick Ingram, Rose Royce and Bernard Purdie. Plus heavy Afro-funk breaks from M'bamina, Pete Rock's driving rework of Robert Glasper's "Black Radio", and a laid back reinterpretation of Jill Scott's "Golden" by Montreal's Kaytranada.
March 22, 2013
Walla P pops the cork on some jazzed-out beats by Darryl Reeves & Moods, head nod raps from Chi-Ali & Organized Konfusion and the future-funk production of XL Middleton & Tall Black Guy. Plus funky flute from Groove Collective and the John Danser Octet, nasty rock breaks by Elephant's Memory & Sarolta Zalatnay, and hiphop-reggae boom tunes from Shabba, KRS-One and Vicious.
March 15, 2013
Rawsoul breaks out a bunch of lost 90s hip hop B-sides and remixes including the YG'z, Spearhead and Quinton, as well as dusty boogie from Enchantment and P-Funk family funk from the Sweat Band, Junie and Prince Charles. Plus some fat analog bass from Baby Oliver and K.I.D., transatlantic collabos by Moka Only/Chief and SoundSci, a sunny reggaefied Jacksons cover from Ruddy Thomas & Welton Irie, and a choice cut from producer Ayentee's remix project "Frankensteined".
March 8, 2013
Featuring two massive posse cuts from veterans Kool G Rap & Ras Kass and up-and-comers Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, a Truth & Soul sure shot with Lady's "Get Ready", Balance & The Traveling Sounds's lively new take on Aretha's "Jump to It", a couple heavenly breaks by The Violinaires and Bill Moss & The Celestials, and a WEFUNK sample moment featuring EPMD vs the indelible soul of Faze-O's "Riding High".
March 1, 2013
DJ Ilya joins us as we get into loads of disco heat by Skyy, Teddy Pendergrass, Loose Change, Leon Haywood and more. Plus early disco raps from Jocko and Crown Heights Affair, and 80s electro with Dr Dre's original group the World Class Wreckin' Cru.
February 22, 2013
Andy Williams is back with breakup/makeup soul by the Chi-Lites, frenetic fiddle funk from Michael White, sample fodder by Rene Costy and hard-pushing instrumentals from the Nite Liters and Hot Butter. Plus an exclusive banger by Australian beatsmith Kid Tsunami featuring Sean Price, jazz-fueled funk from Marius Cultier and Gregory Porter, and sample moments by Kool G Rap + Fania All Stars and Diamond D + Kleeer.
February 15, 2013
Dilla Day: Scott C dives into the depths of James Yancey's beatmaking brilliance, including collabos, posthumous releases, beattape demos and much more. Plus a dreamy soundscape by Nujabes (RIP) and blatant "funk fakes" from Ebonee Webb, Kwick and James Brown.
February 8, 2013
Triple Tribute: WEFUNK salutes the jazz funk inspiration of Donald Byrd's "Places and Space" and "Love's So Far Away", the silky voice and guitar of the Ohio Players' Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, and Dilla's treats from the vault all the way from soulful to pure rawness.
February 1, 2013
DJ Zattar gets into grease soaked disco and fat 80s funk sounds from Gary Davis, Checker Kabb, JP's Force, Sumy and Mixed Grill. Plus "Drivin' Round" by New York powerhouse Wu Block (Wu-Tang x D-Block), a cut from Talib Kweli and Z-Trip's free mixtape "Attack the Block", Roger Troutman's Zapp side-projects with Dick Smith and Bobby Glover, and G-Funk era jams by Snoop, Dogg Pound and N.W.A..
January 25, 2013
Bain Magique brings on the sunshine with soul sweetness by The Stuyvesants and Promise, feel good grooves from the Dazz Band and Aurra, and boogie by LJ Reynolds and Kinky Foxx. Jai Nitai Lotus and Public Enemy manifest truth through music on their latest offerings, Patrice Rushen and Deniece Williams lay down luscious slow jams, and Georgia Soul Council revisit a Gil Scott-Heron classic.
January 18, 2013
DJ Devious rocks the set with 80s funk jams from Cameo, Mtume and Ozone, then some raw golden age rap by J Rock, Supreme Nyborn, Kool G Rap and many more. Plus fat funk synths for the poppers with Jerry Knight and Frankfurt Funk/Kreamcicle, and raw beats and rhymes by Queens representatives Noreaga and Prodigy.
January 11, 2013
15 nations under a groove: Static and Groove follow up on our latest European tour with a journey through hip hop & funk from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
January 4, 2013
DJ Camero pulls us deep into smokey beats by Evil Needle, the Poets of Thought and Oddisee, then heats it up with (nu)boogie flavors from Neighbour, the Universal Robot Band and Phonat. Plus we pay tribute to the bold funk of "Soul Sister #1" Marva Whitney, and BX heavyweights unite on the posse cut "Cross Bronx Expressway".
December 21, 2012
Three piece dinner: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid dishes up favorite recent cuts, including throwback funk & soul from The Bamboos and Kylie Auldist, electro boogie by Breakbot and Kill Paris, and "high weirdness" from THEESatisfaction and Birdy Nam Nam. Plus: Bo Diddley talks some funky smack to Jerome, Zed Bias puts a twist on classic Eddie Kendricks, and Theophilus London and The Dap-Kings team up for a funky Nat King Cole remake.
December 14, 2012
Featuring soaring soulful sounds from Lady, Universe City and Marvin Gaye, rough disco by The Brothers, and paisley-painted soul jazz from Rotary Connection and Weldon Irvine. Plus Montreal beatsmiths Toast Dawg and Kaytranada flex their production prowess, and Abdominal moves to an acoustic phase with his new band The Obliques.
November 23, 2012
Future-retro: Ruby Jane gets into electroswing inspired tracks from Brenda Boykin, Esthero, and Common with Jill Scott. Plus bass-heavy East Coast funk by EPMD and Hit Squad associates, rough grooves from The Inmates and Ikebe Shakedown, jazz breaks & samples by Keith Mansfield and Al Hirt, and demos & cover versions from Michael Jackson, Jack McDuff and Momodelic.
November 16, 2012
DJ F.U.N.K. strips down to his "dangles & indescribables" including Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Gaye vs Outkast, Aretha vs Mos Def, Prison Garde, RJD2 and more. Plus funk edits from Final Edition and I-Level, a blazing new track from Montreal's own Lotus Jai Nitai, a live BBC one version of the Roots' classic "The Seed", and MF DOOM and Jneiro Jarel team up as JJ DOOM.
November 9, 2012
DJ Simahlak serves up a full spectrum of funk & soul, from a classic Soul Searchers drumbreak to disco by the Brothers Johnson, sweet soul from Marvin Gaye, funk rawness by Larry Ellis, popping grooves from Zapp & One Way and much more. DJ Static marks the 1 year anniversary of the Heavster's passing with choice rare & classic cuts, and Groove gets into funky reggae including legendary Studio One versions and a Nautilus cover by Blundetto & Shawn Lee.
November 2, 2012
Funding drive 2012 part 2: Busy Bee's "Making Cash Money" and Rick James' "Money Talks" set the tone as we raise needed cash for CKUT, featuring pure soul sounds from The Delfonics and The Third Wave, 80s funk favorites by The Time and Bernard Wright, breakbeat fury from Rasheed Chapell with DJ Scratch, and certified classics from Pharoahe Monch, MC Lyte and Afrika Bambaataa.
October 26, 2012
Funding drive 2012 part 1: We entice you to donate to our parent station CKUT with lots of raw funk from Alvin Cash and Hebrew Rogers, soulful grooves by Freddie Scott and Leon Ware, ruff-n-rugged beats from Stones Throw's Willie Evans Jr., plus a visit from our favorite funkologist Duke Eatmon.
October 19, 2012
Ten tons of drums: Frank BLVD gives the drummer some with funk breaks by Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb, Andre Ceccarelli, Charly Antolini, George Semper, Can, Big John Hamilton and more. Plus grimy 90s selections from Al'Tariq and Grav, new & old funk flips by Osaka Monaurail and Erlon Chaves, a P-Funk double shot, and hydraulicized trunk beats from X-Clan, Xzibit and edIT.
October 12, 2012
Walla P invokes smokey headnod beats by The Visioneers, Mitsu the Beats, Godfather Don and Oddisee, and synthed-out new funk from Wayne Tweed, Vanilla and East Liberty Quarters. Plus some dusty soul by Eddie & Ernie, lots of African/Brazilian/Cuban funk, and Steely Chan's Rawkus-vs-Shawn Lee rework of Reflection Eternal's "On Mission".
October 5, 2012
Steeped in Soul: Rawsoul's in residence as we weave through decades of soulful grooves, from 70s magic by Willie Hutch & Minnie Riperton, to R&B remixes by SWV & Xscape, to Brazilian sounds from Jorge Ben & Som Tres and more. Plus poetic musings from Brownsville veteran KA and instrumental magic from MPC beatsmith B.Durazzo.
September 28, 2012
Extended Play: DJ Slyde's got those stretched out jams from Antibalas, Lettuce, DC funksters E.U. and Osiris, and bass all-stars S.M.V. (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten). Plus some fat bass 80's funk from One Way and Change, a block shaking remix of Lord Jazz's "Say Yea", and a laid back collabo between Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu.
September 14, 2012
Rainy day funk: Sweet Daddy Luv has the remedy with grooves by Bobby Womack, The Skull Snaps, Betty Davis, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Buddy Miles and more. Plus Cubano flavors by Los Papines, Stevie Wonder reinterpretations from Edgar Winter and Hugo Montenegro, beautiful late-disco from Bobbi Humphrey, and slamming new joints from Large Professor, Public Enemy, J Dilla and Freestyle Fellowship.
August 31, 2012
Go for broke: Cheeba Cheeba Kid brings on the blues with grimy 12-bar funk by Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Little Sonny and more. Plus new funk releases from Dr. John, Brand New Heavies and The Blackbyrds, a tribute in memory of Native Tongue affiliate "Baby" Chris Lighty, and an all-star NY rap mashup by DJ Clafrica.
August 24, 2012
DJ Pump dives into the classic sounds of '90-94 hip hop with an epic all-vinyl mix including Organized Konfusion, Digable Planets, KRS-One, Poor Righteous Teachers, Yaggfu Front and much more. Plus big drums & breaks by Mr. Scruff and James Taylor, and funked-out fusion and post-disco from Crown Heights, Mikka and Tyrone Brunson.
August 17, 2012
DJ Majess takes us back to the 80s old school with lots of classic funk, boogie and deeper cuts from Carol Williams, Jeanette "Lady" Day, Fatback, Komiko, The Little Dabs and more. Plus some fat vocoder funk from Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble, back-to-back classics from Ice Cube and Das EFX, and the return of Necro with "Rough Jew" tactics from his latest LP.
August 10, 2012
B-boy stance: Ilya busts out breaks & beats by Johnny Pate and Dennis Coffey, a dusty find from Brookyn People and funky soul scorchers by Etta James, Gladys Kight and Nina Simone. Plus fresh cuts from Pete Marriott and France's Omaz & Choko, Biggie meets Dilla on a "Big Poppa" blend, and hard funky instrumentals from Lack of Afro, Funkshone and Willie Mitchell.
August 3, 2012
WEFUNK continues celebrating 700 shows with an in-depth feature on Bboy Buddha from one of Canada's original crews, Canadian Floor Masters, with lots of stories, history and music. Plus a switched-places session from Professor Groove & DJ Static including hip hop by Rhymester & Ultramagnetic MCs, pumped up beats from Chauffeur & Groove Armada, disco by Touch & Crown Heights, and boogaloo funk rawness from Joe Bataan.
July 27, 2012
In Soul Veritas: DJ Akalepse treats us to new Truth & Soul releases from Liam Bailey and Lady, rare soul by Brighter Side of Darkness and Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and underground joints from SPOX PhD, Ka and Oddisee. Plus: Nine rap luminaries light up the posse cut "Wake Up Show Anthem", Manu Dibango doles out tough Cameroonian funk on "Moni", and Frank Ocean returns to classic soul on his Stevie-influenced "Sweet Life".
July 20, 2012
Soundtrack flashbacks: Andy Williams selects big screen breakbeats and soundtrack soul from the likes of Galt MacDermot, Don Julian, Melvin Van Peebles, Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye and more. Plus an RIP to B.D.P. extended family Ms. Melodie, some Pete Rock SP-1200 magic on on Brand Nubian's "Slow Down" remix and the classic "For Pete's Sake", new Montreal sounds from Nomadic Massive and beatsmith Kaytradamus, a Nas/Winehouse collabo from his new LP, and rough funk from Cain & Able and The Soul Searchers.
July 13, 2012
Scott C puts a spotlight on Tim Zawada's "Tugboat Edits" with lots of disco and boogie goodness like Tom Browne and Intrigue, plus hip hop picks from Quelle, Krystale & Kaytradamus, Slum Village and more. Steely Chan roughs up some Roxanne Shante vocals, M-Tri and Learnz take it back to the essence with "Boombox Assassins", and we get into some summertime sweetness from Coke Escovedo, Dead Prez and The Voices of East Harlem.
June 29, 2012
Family Affair: Simahlak gets into raw hip hop from Johnson&Jonson and Moka Only, a deep B-side by Earth Wind & Fire, and lots of rough funk & boogie. Rawsoul takes it back to the early 90s with early Mobb Deep and a Heavy D posse cut featuring Guru, Biggie, Busta and more. Plus a nod to Rotary Connection on Quantic & Alice Russell's "Look Around the Corner", and New Orleans soulful sounds from Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris and The Meters.
June 22, 2012
Everybody loves the sunshine: Ruby Jane keeps the summer vibes flowing with selections by Nina Simone, Sam Sparro, Vanity 6, Cheri, Prince and more. Plus a soulful slow burner from Lack of Afro's 2011 LP "This Time", a summertime classic from Sly & The Family Stone, funky soul from Sky Hi and Betty Wright, and Vox Sambou and Narcicyst's meditation on the plight of asylum seekers in "Article 14".
June 15, 2012
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid sniffs out more deep grooves from the rock vaults, with spaced out funk from Gong and Michael Bundt, synth madness from A Certain Ratio and classic sample fodder from Liquid Liquid and ESG. Plus: Onra adds his signature touch to Slave's '84 track "Share Your (L.O.V.E.)", Yellow Magic Orchestra put a Japanese twist on an Archie Bell favorite, and Freestyle Fellowship fuse jazz and spoken word on their classic "Inner City Boundaries".
June 8, 2012
DJ Kobal serves up feel-good funk & disco by Mellow Madness, Joe Coleman and Grey & Hanks, and head-nod hip hop from Big Daddy Kane, Black Maddness and the Funk League. Plus a double shot of Bay Area classics from the Hiero Imperium, Lupe Fiasco waxing political on a reinvented T.R.O.Y. beat, and timeless funk from Kool & The Gang and Herbie Hancock.
June 1, 2012
DJ Kilocee treats us to a special blend of hip hop cuts from Jeru, Brand Nubian, Fat Joe and Mobb Deep, plus seminal funk breakbeats and rough tracks by Apollis, Dennis Coffey and more. Plus funky heavyweights from Betty Davis and Tom Farrago, boogie by Goldie Alexander and Aurra, and different dimensions of jazz fusion from Patrice Rushen, Grover Washington Jr. and Les McCann & Eddie Harris.
May 25, 2012
Bliss is on the decks with jazzy tracks from Biz Markie and Luke Vibert, funk favorites by the Blackbyrds and the Meters, early blues from Tampa Red, and reggae rhythms by the Three Tops and Marcia Griffiths. Plus: Nas drops a fiery first single from his 10th LP "Life is Good", and we pay tribute to the soulful voice of Belita Woods, DC Go Go's founding father Chuck Brown, and unsung Stax bassman Donald "Duck" Dunn from Booker T & The MG's.
May 11, 2012
"So what'cha want?" WEFUNK celebrates the life and music of MCA from the legendary Beastie Boys. Plus an old & new soul stew with Bain Magique in the mix, featuring tracks from the Detroit Emeralds, Full Crate & Mar, Foreign Exchange, Howard Johnson, Cameo, Freeway and many more.
May 4, 2012
It's like butta baby: Rawsoul's got a pack of soul-jazz grooves and chilled out rhymes from folks like Johnny Hammond, Rashaan Ahmad, Leon Spencer, Lord Finesse, The Crusaders and more. Plus new psychedelic funk from the Monophonics, 80s boogie treats from Rhyze and Leroy Hutson, and a jazzy rework of Gang Starr's classic "Lovesick".
April 27, 2012
Salute to street dance: DJ Shash'U, Neeko Killa and Spicey join WEFUNK with joints for the poppers, lockers, breakers and hip hop dancers, including tracks from Slick Dogg, Dilla, Onyx, Amalia, Lords of the Underground, Breakestra, Mr. Scruff and many more.
April 20, 2012
WEFUNK + Smoked Meat Fax Machine = electronic skweee mutations by Digi G'Alessio and Claws Costeau, reggae rhythms from Sugar Minott and John Holt, rough latin breaks from Captain Planet and Eddie Palmieri, and a retropective in memory of Gang Starr's Guru.
April 13, 2012
Summer Kool: DJ Camero sets the tone with jazzed-out beats from Boonie Mayfield, Elzhi and J.R. & PH7, and funk pleasers by Boz Scaggs and the Pointer Sisters. Plus big bassline funk from Nona Hendryx, classic hip-hop bangers by Run-D.M.C and Public Enemy, and the latest from Real Phresh Music featuring Juice Crew legend Craig G.
April 6, 2012
Creeasian is back with heavy West coast phunk from Battlecat and B-Legit and raw hip hop by El Da Sensei, Masters of Illusion and Gang Starr. Plus Simahlak lends his rock solid production to 4th Pyramid's new single "Simmy Auto", Sharon Jones and Sharon Jackson deal out killer soul vox, and Sheek Louch and Ghostface deliver back-to-back homages to the ol skool.
March 30, 2012
West coast is in the mix with Planet Asia, Alkaholiks, Del the Funky Homosapien and more. Plus stone cold funk classics from the Meters and the Ohio Players, rough instrumental funk by The Eliminators and Preston Love, slo-mo disco from El Coco, and a crazy Dazz Band mashup by DJ B.Cause.
March 23, 2012
Luv to the world: Sweet Daddy Luv is on the set with lyrical beats from Ultramagnetic MCs & Slick Rick and funk breaks aplenty from Dennis Coffey, Visioneers, Ramsey Lewis, Bernard Purdie and more. Plus some UK soul from Shaun Escoffrey, classic New Orleans rhythms by the Wild Magnolias, and fresh cuts off Mr Complex and Planet Asia's new albums.
March 16, 2012
Fuzz funk and big beats: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid returns wielding rock breaks, from Steve Miller's bass riffs to classic Monkees to tripped-out Paul McCartney and much more. Plus a transatlantic collabo featuring Chicago's 1773 over futuristic beats by Vienna's Trishes, and meat & gravy funk from Booker T. Jones, Stretch & Steve Arrington.
March 9, 2012
F.U.N.K. all night: All the way from Kleeer, Dam-Funk and Masta Ace to Funk Inc and Fela Kuti, DJ F.U.N.K.'s got the funk locked. Plus a cut from 4th Pyramid's new LP "Pyramid Scheme", rough funk favorites from the Soul Searchers and Sugar Billy Garner, and smoldering soul, funk & jazz samples from Consequence, Kendrick Lamar and MOR.
March 2, 2012
Ruby Jane joins us for some "winter endurance" therapy, digging into bluesy grooves and soul selections by William DeVaughn, Barbara Acklin, Bad News Brown, Raphael Saadiq and more. Plus a fresh cut from DJ Format's new LP "Statement of Intent," and funk rawness new & old from Speak Low, Dyke & The Blazers and the Fatback Band.
February 24, 2012
Rhymes Galore: DJ Ilya's on the mix with loads of hip hop from GZA, The Roots, Lootpack, D&D All Stars and more. Static salutes Raekwon with two sets marking his new Canadian tour & Toronto label Ice H20 Canada, and Edwin Birdsong & Bernard Wright throw down some off-kilter early 80s funk.
February 17, 2012
Power of the drums: DJ Creeasian stirs up a hornet's nest of b-boy breaks by Johnny Bristol, Crazy Elephant, Spanky Wilson, The Ogyatanaa Show Band and more. Plus rough funk covers from Diazpora and Nostalgia 77, Czech rock breaks by Flamingo, West Coast beats by DJ Quik and Too Short, and a spotlight on hip-hop and R&B tracks built from Lou Donaldson's seminal "Ode to Billy Joe" break.
February 10, 2012
Dilla Day: Scott C joins us for a celebration of Jay Dee's musical legacy, featuring remixes, collabos, beat tapes, tribute tracks and more. Plus some hand-picked Big Pun tracks to commemorate his February 7th passing, and soulful funk from Mike James Kirkland, Stanley Clarke and Chris Hills.
February 3, 2012
Respect! WEFUNK pays tribute to funk legend Jimmy Castor, Soul Train's visionary Don Cornelius, and Chi-town hip hop ambassador Common (courtesy of Calgary's DJ Pump). Plus 2 cuts off Sadat X's classic debut LP "Wild Cowboys," an original Artifacts reunion over Illmind production, and funk classics from Mandrill, Rufus and Hank Ballard.
January 27, 2012
DJ Simahlak takes us on a wild ride through funk roughness from Chris Joss and Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, classic breaks by Baby Huey and Eric Burdon, grimy cuts from Madlib and Maffew Ragazino, and homegrown hip hop by Fatski and 4th Pyramid. Plus soulful boogie & disco from King Floyd and Player's Association, percolating funk by Louie Ramirez and Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, and a Raekwon/Magictones sample moment.
January 20, 2012
WEFUNK celebrates the voice of soul legend Etta James with funky selections like "Tell Mama," "Out on the Street Again" and "You Got It." Plus some raw latin funk from Brownout and Eddie Palmieri, funking lessons from rap prophets Public Enemy, X-Clan and Lord Jamar, and Ghostface & Sean Price spitting deadly venoms on the Wu's recent release "Laced Cheeba".
January 13, 2012
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid gets busy with lots of female soul and outer-space funky jazz, featuring the music of Irene Reid, Bettye LaVette, Lonnie Liston Smith, Charles Earland and more. Plus a DJ Doo Wop double shot (including a Mad Lion/KRS-One freestyle), exclusive newness from the Lords of the Underground, funk retouches by the Gimmicks and Nostalgia 77, and a taste of Georgia Anne Muldrow's new collabo with Madlib.
January 6, 2012
Rawsoul explores the mellow side of 80s boogie with tracks by Ritz, Special Forces & Enchantment, and acid jazz treasures including remixes by DJ Premier and Large Professor. Plus some dusty breaks & beats from Charly Antolini and Love's Children, rare groove remixes by Nicholas and Jay Todd, and the Blackbyrds "Mysterious Vibes" sample that inspired Kurious and Horace Brown.
December 16, 2011
"All around the world for the funk!" Andy Williams treats us to a deep selection of African funk, trans-continental beat legend Mark de Clive-Lowe joins us in the studio, Static casts a spotlight on European hip hop & international collabos, and Groove dips into funky sounds from Japan, Russia, Brazil and more.
December 9, 2011
The groove gets down & dirty with DJ Slyde in the mix, featuring brand new funk from Dennis Coffey, a secret Sly Stone soundcheck, and Eddie Henderson's jazz psychedelia. Plus new-generation funk sounds from Aphamama and Amie J, and a special Queensbridge dedication with Mobb Deep and N.O.R.E. tracks old and new.
December 2, 2011
DJ Kobal's on duty as we get into rough funk by Mugo and Herb Johnson, raw disco from Rare Function, a sample classic by Ramsey Lewis, JB-produced jams from Bobby Byrd and Bill Doggett, and new underground heat by Black Star, D-sisive, Action Bronson and Common.
November 18, 2011
Featuring new funk from Amalia, heavy remixes of Marlena Shaw and Johnny Hammond, and laid-back soul by The Lost Generation and Al Green. Plus a legendary team-up: Talib Kweli and De La Soul's Posdnuos join DJ Shadow on his latest offering "Stay the Course," and Static gets into a 90s zone with Naughty by Nature, KRS-One, Kid Capri with Snoop & Slick Rick and more.
November 11, 2011
Overweight Lover's in the house! It's a Heavy D retrospective featuring solo and collabo joints, new jack era hits and dancehall flavors. And guest DJ Bain Magique treats us to feel-good jams by Eddie Kendricks and Don Blackman, soulful selections from the Sylvers and Aaron Neville, remixes & revamps by the Pendeltons and Mophono, and hip hop picks from All Natural and Viktor Vaughn.
October 21, 2011
CKUT Funding drive 2011! Featuring funk favorites from Sweet Charles and Jimmy Smith, new music from Stones Throw's latest addition Jonti (S. Africa/Australia), new generation funk from Chico Mann and Joy Jones, "Crickets" from Moka Only's collab with Swiss producer Chief, jazz funk gems from the Greyboy Allstars and Patrice Rushen, and much more.
October 14, 2011
Tales from the crypt: Triple-6 is in the mix with diabolical sounds by The Devils, Howlin' Wolf, The Gravediggaz, Big L and Mobb Deep. Plus a cinematic journey through film's funkiest era with Blaxploitation sounds from Willie Hutch, Roy Ayers, Gene Page, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield and more.
October 7, 2011
DJ Bliss gets into funky breaks, edits & mashups from Jurassic 5, Dream Warriors, Pecoe, DJ Daigo, Mark Hype and more. Plus a taste of Blu's new "No York!" album, some 90s LP cuts from Camp Lo and Bush Babees, a couple deep funky Stevie Wonder favorites, soulful boogie by Chuck Strong and Brenda Taylor, and new funk concoctions by Jack & Juke and Restless Soul.
September 30, 2011
Andy Williams is back on the set with funk & disco from Love Unlimited, Lowell Fulsom, Alfonzo, Black Rock, The Reddings and more. Plus some boom-bap soul by Brothers by Choice, brand new funk from Slim Moore & The Mar-Keys, and future sounds of hip-hop from Theophilus London, Roots Manuva and RJD2's new outfit Icebird.
September 23, 2011
"Ordinary" Guy: Latin soul legend Joe Bataan visits WEFUNK with stories of Spanish Harlem back in the day, his musical ascent and connections with the new funk generation. Plus: Reworks of Prince and Fela/Dela (c/o Ruby Jane), boogie goodness from Delegation and Oliver Cheatham, and a sample moment with soul-powered 90s hip-hop by Intelligent Hoodlum and Grand Daddy I.U.
September 16, 2011
Featuring an exclusive from Spinna and Oxygen's new group SPOX PhD, funky rub-a-dub classics by Super Beagle and U-Roy, fresh verses from J-Live's new LP "S.P.T.A.", Montreal emcee Waahli rockin' over the classic Apache break, and Prince's Minneapolis sound reinterpreted by George Clinton and Charlie Singleton.
September 9, 2011
Featuring classic favorites from the JBs and Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson's silky soulful "Baby That's Backatcha" and rare cuts from Tarika Blue, Raj and Randolph Baker. Plus: Casual keeps the heat coming on his new track "Mic Memorial," Fashawn updates Common & John Legend's "Strange Fruit" and Zhane lends a soulful hook to De La Soul's "4 More".
September 2, 2011
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid joins us for a walk through the Acid Jazz era with songs by the Young Disciples, Snowboy, Incognito, Brand New Heavies and more. Plus: We pay tribute to singer-producer-songwriter legend Nick Ashford, the Italian production duo Black Machine touches up "Soul Power 74" for a beefy '94 banger, and J-Live pays homage to Diamond D's classic "Day in the Life".
August 26, 2011
DJ Ilya's on the set as we dip into 80s funk jams from Bernard Wright & Hypertension, funky dubstep remixes of Amy Winehouse & Erykah Badu, boom bap beats from Kenny Dope & AG, early party raps from Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, a couple overlooked grooves from the P-Funk army, and Shinehead's soulful reggae twist on "Billy Jean" and "Mama Used to Say".
August 19, 2011
"Too Hot": Rawsoul's on the mix with rollerboogie joints from Slave & Finesse, golden-age gems by Black Sheep & Biz Markie, and smoothed-out 90s hip hop from the Boogiemonstas & Mic Geronimo. DJ Static selects some current favorites by Wildelux, Ghostfunk (Ghostface x Max Tannone) and M.E.D., and Professor Groove rounds out the mix with feel-good sounds from Rebirth & SpaceArk.
August 12, 2011
WEFUNK Reunion: DJ Static is back in the studio for a special session with Professor Groove, featuring funk favorites from Fatback & Dennis Coffey, soul shouters by Bettye Scott & Barbara Randolph, and hiphop-meets-reggae on tracks by Kardinal Offishall, Guerilla Black and Tribe Called Quest.
August 5, 2011
Triple tribute: Paying respects to the music & production of Fonce Mizell of the legendary Mizell Brothers, remembering the soulful voice of Amy Winehouse, and shining the spotlight on veteran underground emcee J-Live. Plus a new Doom/Ghostface collabo remixed by Madlib, and fresh Vancity flavor from the Boombox Saints.
July 29, 2011
Trans-Europe Express: From Scotland to Slovakia, Groove & Static turn up hidden funk, soulful beats and cross-continental collabos, including Jay.Soul, Tullio de Piscopo, Oliver Lowe, Fermata and many more. And Scott C goes deep with jazzy sounds from the Skid Row Sessions, funky synth warbles from Ta-ku and Wagon Christ, and classics revisited by Amy Winehouse and Zo! & Phonte.
July 22, 2011
Relax with Pep: DJ Camero's at the wheel for a midnight ride through laid-back beats from Eric B & Rakim and Quasimoto, disco/boogie classics by the Whispers and Jimmy Bo Horne, and sample originals from Dave Grusin and Galt MacDermot. Mayer Hawthorne just wants one night with you "No Strings", and Camp Lo freestyles over vintage Pete Rock on their collabo mixtape "80 Blocks from Tiffany's".
July 15, 2011
Ruby Jane gets down "On the One" with a taste of California funk and some boogie treats for funk dancers, featuring tracks from Dam-Funk, 2Pac, Marlena Shaw & Lamont Dozier. Plus: Shanghai-based AM444 blends soulful vocals with futuristic beats, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band throws down fat tuba funk, and the disco group Sting serves a slice of pure "Pleasure".
July 1, 2011
Featuring rough Afro-disco by Mixed Grill & Guynamukat, spacey late-night jazz breaks by Donald Byrd & Cal Tjader, and downtempo dusty samples from Billy Cobham & Pekka Pohjola. Inspired by Nomadic Massive's concert series at the Montreal Jazz Festival, DJ Static showcases Nomadic and past/present Montreal artists like Obscure Disorder, D-Shade, Preach Ankobia and the Boom Bap Kats.
June 24, 2011
Featuring cuts from recent mixtapes by Jean Grae ("Cookies or Comas") and Elzhi ("Elmatic"), Nas' new "Nasty" with thundering Salaam Remi drums, candy-coated boogie by Tata Vega & Evelyn "Champagne" King, new raw funk from Japan's Osaka Monaurail, the Jackson 5 unreleased gem "If I Can't", and a double shot from Bill Withers.
June 17, 2011
On the flipside: The WEFUNK duo switches spots to celebrate our 650th show, with Static dropping some Egyptian funk by the "Godfather of Nubian music," Ali Hassan Kuban, and a 20 minute mix packed with favorite samples by Grover Washington, Brenda Russell and the Impressions. Professor Groove gets down on some Cali hip-hop from DJ Quik and MC Ren, plus tracks from Da Sha Ra and Danny Brown that sample homegrown New Orleans brass and Detroit techno.
June 3, 2011
Legends in the limelight: WEFUNK salutes the music & poetry of Gil Scott-Heron with selections from his most prolific decade, from 1971's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" to 1981's "Grandma's Hands" and "Gun". And DJ Hedspin pays tribute to two of hip hop's royalty, Rakim and Diamond D, complete with with crisp cuts, obscurities, interviews and original samples.
May 27, 2011
Bain Magique's back to rinse out some hot remixes of Erykah Badu & the Jackson 5, solid headnodders by Big L & Masta Ace and boogie jams from Keni Burke & Archie Bell. DJ JS-1 drops a brand new N.Y. anthem featuring Lil Fame, Joel Ortiz and Freddie Foxxx, and Static rounds up some Mount Real hip-hop from Karma Atchykah and Nomadic Massive's Lou Piensa, as well as a double shot of DJ Vadim from the classic "The Terrorist" to his latest project The Electric.
May 20, 2011
Old & new 4 you: The Beastie Boys keep making noise in 2011 on "Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2", DJ Static dusts off LP cuts from A Tribe Called Quest, Organized Konfusion and Tracey Lee, and Professor Groove dips into soul from Ace Spectrum and Zulema, jazz breaks by Azymuth and The Greyboy Allstars, and slow-burn funk grooves from The Monophonics and Roy Hargrove.
April 29, 2011
Meet me at the Go-Go: Our guest Dylan unveils the percussion-heavy funk of D.C.'s best kept secret, featuring tracks by Rare Essence, E.U., Chuck Brown and The Huck-a-bucks. Plus a special birthday tribute to #1 soul brother James Brown covering his early funk, disco-era jams, classics like "Super Bad", "The Popcorn" and "Make It Funky", and JB-fueled hip hop from Nas, Lord Finesse, Big Daddy Kane and Main Source.
April 22, 2011
DJ F.U.N.K. fires up the mix with his special edits, raw funk selections and nasty future funk featuring tracks from Betty Davis, James Brown, Mr. Scruff, Missy, Onra, Frankie Beverly and much more. Plus some crazy beats from Pig Bag, a soul-break classic from Patti Drew, new downtempo sounds from the Echocentrics, and WEFUNK marks the anniversary of Guru's passing with a special Static blend ("DWYCK" vs "Speak Ya Clout") and a tribute track by the Beast featuring John Robinson and Jocelyn Ellis.
April 15, 2011
Big beats: DJ Bliss is back in the studio with headnod hip hop, big beat and downtempo tracks from Bootman, Chemical Brothers, Total Devistation, Kenny Dope and more. Plus a sample of the SP-1200 magic of "Chocolate Boy Wonder" Pete Rock, Brazilian roughness from Miguel de Deus, Afro flavors from Butta, and sweet soul from the Sweet Talks and Jean Carne.
April 8, 2011
Featuring crazy breaks & rhythms from the Koliphones and Marius Cultier, soulful funk from Mr Day and Bobby Bloom, a beefed-up DJ Hedspin edit of Ultimate Force, Raashan Ahmad's jazzy "Sunshine" off his latest LP, an X-Clan/Meters "Funky Miracle" sample moment, and blends & freestyles from Biggie, Jay-Z, Method Man and KRS-One.
April 1, 2011
Supreme teams: John Legend and J.Period retouch Roberta Flack's classic "Compared to What", Ski Beatz assembles an all-star cast on "Prowler 2", and legends Roy Ayers and Marley Marl combine on "Hummin'". Plus soul sounds from Lee Dorsey and Kings Go Forth, a recently unearthed Jaylib scorcher "Louder", and deep disco eclectica by Larisa Dolina, Ray Mang and Katzuma.
March 25, 2011
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid returns with spacey, psychedelic jazz breaks from Hubert Eaves and Deodato, disco gems by Loloeatta Holloway (RIP) and Mammatapee, and underground hip hop from Pharoahe Monch and Lupe. Plus Korean funk by Black Butterfly, a new project from Kev Brown and Kaimbr sampling from Al Green's vaults, and Static gives his remix treatment to classic Grand Puba and Rakim verses.
March 18, 2011
WEFUNK pays tribute to the golden voice of G Funk, Nate Dogg - including tracks and collabos with Snoop, Dre, Warren G and Mos Def. Plus a new Raekwon banger "Rock & Roll", Brassroots' funky "Good Life" version, rough funk from the New Mastersounds, and lots of disco-era jams by T.S. Monk, Montana Sextet, Peter Brown and more.
March 11, 2011
Ladies in the limelight: Featuring women in hiphop, from trailblazer Queen Latifah to hard rhymers Jean Grae & Rah Digga to European soulstresses Jessica Fitoussi and Linn. Plus fresh takes on old classics from Snoop (Morris Day's "Cool") and Prince Fatty (ODB's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"), pumped up beats & breaks from Neighbour and Breakout, and lots of Biggie heat.
March 4, 2011
Ain't nothin like a Friday night: Ruby Jane mixes up lots of soulful 90s R&B like Zhané, Soul II Soul and Redhead Kingpin, plus some tasty drum-heavy remixes of Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Meyhem Lauren & Action Bronson timewarp back to 90s New York rap on "Typhoon", and Mr. President puts down an exquisite uptempo redux of Al Green's "Love and Happiness".
February 25, 2011
Triple threat: DJ Kobal serves up a beat buffet of rough 60s soul, funky rock breaks and bumpin' disco, including selections by Mountain, Grand Funk, Timebox, Solomon Burke, Chic and more. Never Yet Contested pens a hip hop ode to vintage video games, and Prince Po (Organized Konfusion) gets nice on new tracks by Malkovich and Beneficence. Plus a synthed-out bonus set featuring Beem, Dam-Funk & Opolopo.
February 18, 2011
7-inch Soul: Rawsoul mixes up an all-vinyl set of soul, disco & boogie, and feel-good 90s hip hop with samples from Fonda Rae, Patrice Rushen and Zhane. Plus some sublime sister funk with TTF's "Surprise! Surprise!" and Third Wave's "Love Train", and WEFUNK remembers Montreal's Bad News Brown and his unique hip-hop harmonica sound.
February 11, 2011
Featuring a "funky corners" mix with tracks by Lee Dorsey, Richard Marks, The Highlighters, Breakestra and more. Boogie basslines from Unlimited Touch & Halloween, and syrupy jams by George Duke & Bernard Wright. A Dilla retrospective marking the 5th anniversary of his passing. Plus Janelle Monae's genre-defying "Dance or Die" featuring Saul Williams off her epic 2010 LP "AndroAndroid".
February 4, 2011
DJ Ilya drops in with dusty favorites from the Ohio Players and 24-Carat Black, headnod joints by Smif-N-Wessun, Erick Sermon, Slum Village and much more. Akua Naru drops an impressive single from her debut LP "Journey Aflame", Medline/Debuzz gets under your skin with murky funk production, and Lady Daisey dips into her past on the catchy "My Story".
January 28, 2011
Dirty funk: Scott C gets down on some grimy beats and raw breaks by Yellow Sunshine, Qwerty Musique, Mizz Beats, Jai Paul, Mos Def and more. Plus some rough & rugged bboy jams including a DJ Static Ultramag/Tragedy blend, soulful picks from the Main Ingredient and Ronnie Laws, and a crazy afrobeat version of Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic".
January 21, 2011
Featuring a deadly blend of Wu + Budos Band on Wudos Band's "Ayno Tellin'", smoothed-out 90s Montreal hip hop courtesy of the Rainmen, haunting nu-soul by Jeremy Platt, beefed up breaks from DJ Moar and Broken Keys, mind-melting jazz by Soul & "Pimp" Sessions, and Roger Troutman's '96 rebirth on "Chocolate City".
January 14, 2011
Rawsoul freaks the sweet soul/boogie from Real to Reel, Dam-Funk and Cotton Candy (with Afrika Bambaataa), plus laidback hip hop by Talib Kweli, The Roots and Little Brother alumni Big Pooh & Phonte. Ghostface meets Primo on Static's "Mighty Healthy" blend, beat titans Pete Rock & Easy Mo Bee team up on the Heavy D classic "Black Coffee", and we check out new funk from Charles Bradley and Montreal's VooDoo Monx with Floyd Lawson.
January 7, 2011
Behind the groove: WEFUNK pays respect to Teena Marie aka "Lady T". Plus more Shaolin soul from Ghostface's new "Apollo Kids" LP, sweet soulful disco from China Burton, spacey beats by Alan Hawkshaw, and a DJ Static ol skool set powered by 808s, synths and samplers.
December 17, 2010
WEFUNK dips into some catchy "scratch funk" from The Apples, two cuts off the new DJ Premier album, dancefloor nu-boogie by Opolopo & Comfort Fit, jazzed out breaks from Mr. Scruff, some classic 90s R&B remixes, and heavy new b-boy beats from DJ Format.
December 10, 2010
Ruby Jane waxes nostalgic with a set of sweet downtempo and then looks to the future of dancehall, funk & latin with tracks by Bonjay, Dojo Cuts and Chico Mann. Plus: Nas & Damian Marley's take on the Dennis Brown classic "Promised Land", boom-bap soul from the Four Tops and Lamont Dozier, Jon Kennedy's solid remix of Bob Marley's funky "Mr. Brown", and a superb dub treatment of Talib Kweli's "Mourning Unknown" by Tannone.
December 3, 2010
DJ Zattar's back in the studio, digging into killer 80s boogie funk tracks and rare African disco selections. Plus: a Dap-Tone-style retake of Bowie's "Golden Years", deep disco soul by Sunny Gale, MF Doom's debut behind the mask on "Doomsday", DJ Jazzy Jeff's Nas flip "Una Amore", and essential funk loops from Glamco Productions.
November 19, 2010
Lady Daisey drops an infectious slice of funk, hip-hop meets its soul roots on "Persuasion" and "Hard Times", and Parisian beatsmith Onra teams up with Slum Village's T3 on "The One". Plus: brash jazz madness by Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, a double-shot of skweee synths from Beem, and Sugar Hill Gang's soulful B-side "Passion Play".
November 12, 2010
Johnny Illdigger's in the studio with dusty breaks from Trifle and Sarolta Zalatnay, classic samples by Sylvia Striplin and the Heath Brothers, and boom bap joints by the Antihero Project and Big L. Plus wild new soul sounds by the Space Invadas, boogie gems from Roy Ayers and Denroy Morgan, and Busta and Rampage back-to-back with the Jimmy Spicer and Public Enemy originals.
October 22, 2010
CKUT Funding drive 2010! Featuring Redman's new heater "Tigerstyle", two dope Wu-Tang mashups, an R.I.P. to Solomon Burke, Method Man's updated "Bring The Pain", classic samples from Minnie Riperton and Grover Washington Jr., and lots of feel good funk from the Jackson 5, Faze-O, Kokolo and more.
October 15, 2010
Marie B's back with soulful funk from Shuggie Otis, The Kay-Gees, Lamont Dozier and Gizelle Smith. Plus: Parliament's classic "Bop Gun", K-os and Drake in an unlikely collabo, a funky Bob Marley cover by Malcolm's Locks, and Shad K on an Oddisee-produced heater.
October 8, 2010
Jazzy flavors from the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, a rare collabo track between KRS-One and hip-hop pioneers the Cold Crush Brothers, straight up funk jams by The Meters and Sylvester, Wu-Tang-meets-the-Beatles on Tom Caruana's mashup LP "Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers", dancefloor funk from Breakestra and Gino Dentie & The Family, and "Return of the Renaissance" off the new Hell Razah LP featuring a monstrous guest verse from R.A. the Rugged Man.
October 1, 2010
We got the jazz... The Cheeba Cheeba Kid drops funky tracks from Blue Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, Art Farmer and unsung organ master Charles Kynard. Plus an early Biggie verse on Super Cat's classic "Dolly My Baby" Bad Boy remix, funk heavy-hitters by Brenda George and BT Express, and a new Public Enemy-inspired track from C-N-N and company.
September 24, 2010
Skweee! Smoked Meat Fax Machine shows off a new electronic funk sound with tracks by Beem, Mesak, Wankers United and Hedmark. Plus loads of reggae soul from Sugar Minott and Toots & The Maytals, some unreleased Pharrell backed by ?uestlove and live band, a new DJ Static "Ms. Fat Booty" blend, and Ernie Hines' soul classic "Our Generation" covered by John Legend along with The Roots and Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
September 10, 2010
Scott C treats us to deep-crate heat from the Visioneers, Leroy Hutson, Captain Funkaho, Dilla, Tony Ezzy, and the Hackney Colliery Band. Plus new & old bboy breaks by Fdel and the Jackson 5, boogie tracks from Don Blackman & Bernard Wright, and new soulful hip-hop from Montreal's Jonathan Emile and Toronto's Louwop & Divine Brown.
September 3, 2010
Dig On It: DJ Camero's back with sublime sample fodder from the Crusaders, Les McCann, Ahmad Jamal and Carly Simon, as well as hip hop head-nodders by Pharcyde, UMCs and the mysterious M.C.A.D. Plus some heavy soul reinvention from Cee-Lo and Palov & Mishkin, and Canadian hiphop flavors with a classic Monolith posse cut and new Specifics and Nish Raawks.
August 27, 2010
Rock the House Y'all: We take an excursion through some of the funkiest rock breaks from The Grodeck Whipperjenny, Rare Earth, Jimi Hendrix, Ballin' Jack and more, courtesy of the Cheeba Cheeba Kid. Plus: MC Eiht joins space funk ambassador Dam-Funk on "Hood Pass Intact", Narcicyst drops the first track off his upcoming "Asthmatic" mixtape, and Grant Green and Eddie Henderson deliver jazz-steeped funk selections.
August 20, 2010
WEFUNK pays tribute to Bootsy's brother "Catfish" Collins and his guitar work with The House Guests and James Brown. Big Pun & Fat Joe drop fiery verses on "Twinz", and Brand Nubian takes on new jack swing with "Try to Do Me". Plus some happy grooves from War and DeRobert & The Half-Truths, and an homage to the Native Tongue movement by Waahli from Nomadic Massive.
August 13, 2010
Rawsoul brings the sunshine with his favorite summertime tracks from Alicia Myers, Slave, Jimmy McGriff, Kurtis Blow, Pete Rock and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Plus some classic Native Tongues verses to elevate your mindstate on "Sh.Fe.MC's", jazzy selections from the Headhunters and Patrice Rushen, and stretched-out funk jams from Parliament and Marvin Gaye.
August 6, 2010
Back to the Old School: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid takes us on a funky ride through early hip hop, featuring party raps and disco-funk grooves from Spoonie G, Lady B, Master Jay & Michael Dee and Funky Four Plus One More. Plus jazz-funk by Johnny Hammond and Nathan Davis, reggae soul from Derrick Harriott, and rock breaks by Crystal Mansion and Serge Gainsbourg.
July 16, 2010
Heavyweight 80s Crates: Frank BLVD is back with lots more dusty synth funk & lost hip hop gems from Gordon Dewitty, Shadow, Unique & Dashan, Panache, Ed O.G. & The Bulldogs and more. Plus the first single from Pharoahe Monch's new album "R.A.W." (produced by Diamond D), and energetic funk & soul from the Haggis Horns and Mandrill.
July 9, 2010
Featuring Breakestra's tribute to trans-continental funk, Coati Mundi's bizarre boogie treat "Me No Pop I", a Missy/Slick Rick collabo on "Irresistible Delicious", Dogg Master's electronic phunk stylez, a hot new Talib Kweli freestyle over Fat Joe's "Ha Ha", and a Dilla triple-play from Busta, Quasimoto & Jay Electronica.
June 25, 2010
Ruby Jane picks out her funk & hip hop summertime classics from Lupe, The Klaxons, Amy Winehouse, Youngblood Brass Band as well as a few special surprise selections. Plus: Eternia teams up with Jean Grae & Tiye Phoenix for a lyrical cookout on "The BBQ" remix, Erick Sermon blasts off over En Vogue's "Hold On" beat, and Orgone and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings deliver tasty new funk & soul.
June 18, 2010
It's Magic: Guest DJ Bain Magique warms up the mix with Brazilian soul, dusty samples and feel-good boogie. Plus: Son of Bazerk's new track blends gritty soul vocals with sample-heavy beats like it's still 1991, and we salute P-Funk vocalist Garry Shider with two of his Funkadelic classics (including "Not Just Knee Deep").
June 11, 2010
Featuring a new Madvillain joint with the signature DOOM flow over tripped-out Madlib beats. An obscure 90s track by Diamond Shell featuring older brother Biz Markie on rhymes & production. And a selection of dope covers, versions and twists of funk favorites by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Chic and Jimmy Castor.
June 4, 2010
Caribbean Heat: DJ Kobal digs up heavy, heavy tropical funk from Barbados, St. Maarten, Bermuda & the Bahamas. Plus disco/boogie grooves by Jermaine Jackson and Webster Lewis, new-generation funk breaks from 6ix Toys and The Diplomats of Solid Sound, and new hip-hop joints by Necro, Jay Electronica, and Chuck D.
May 28, 2010
Guest DJ Marie B keeps the mix drenched with high-proof hip hop and funk from Shirley Scott, S.O.U.L, Tower of Power, Snoop and People Under the Stairs. Plus soulful new hip hop by Lady Daisey, Black Stax and Red Cafe, and laid-back space grooves from the Rah Band and Matthew Larkin Cassell.
May 14, 2010
Give the drummer some! Raw breaks and crazy rhythm prevail on grooves by Deela, Cleon, Barry Morgan and Ray Lugo's L.E.S. Express. Dres of Black Sheep is back with classic production and rhymes on his "Doin it Wrong RMX." Nomadic Massive and Butta Beats (feat. DJ Static) deliver Montreal exclusives. And we dip into the early jazz-funk years with tracks from Eddie Harris, Cal Tjader and Ramsey Lewis.
May 7, 2010
Guest DJ Son of Soul treats us to an hour-long set of perfect summertime soul, featuring smoothed out sounds from Willie Hutch, Roy Ayers, Pleasure, Leroy Hutson, Chaka Khan and more. RJD2 returns to form with his sample-heavy "Let There Be Horns," and we check out two Kanye mashups courtesy of DJ Platurn and Nick Catchdubs.
April 30, 2010
Scott C jumps in the mix with lots of hip hop from Masta Ace, Saukrates, Gang Starr and Chilean emcee Ana Tijoux, as well as rough boogie funk selections from People's Potential Records. Ghostface joins Soulico and company on a Middle Eastern rhythm excursion, DOOM shines on "Gazzillion Ear" from his latest effort "Born Like This," and we get into wild breakbeat soul by Kings Go Forth, Andy Lewis and The Apples.
April 23, 2010
"Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal": Rawsoul & WEFUNK pay full tribute to Gang Starr / Jazzmatazz legend Guru, from stone cold classics to key guest spots, original samples and his unsung production work. Plus: heavy funk-powered beats from The Groovologists and 33 1/3 Queen, jazz-boogie gems by Switch and Karma, and a sublimely psychedelic version of "Respect" by Rotary Connection.
April 16, 2010
Island soul: Smoked Meat Fax Machine dips into the funky side of reggae, including deep vibrations by Lee Perry, Sound Dimension, Tenor Saw, Pablove Black, Prince Francis and more. And we travel the wide world of beats with tracks from Italy (Rubedo Stone), Japan (DJ Honda), Germany (Delicious Allstars), and lots of UK flavour by the Haggis Horns, Kista, The Herbaliser and Featurecast.
April 9, 2010
DJ Camero's got the chillout jazz breaks and moody funk sounds, taking us into the grooves of Grant Green, The Dramatics, Manfred Krug, Upp, The Horny Horns and "Brother" Jack McDuff. Jay Electronica catches his stride with the Just Blaze-produced "Exhibit C", reigning soul powerhouse Sharon Jones is back with brand new funky goodness, and Nina Simone pulls no punches in her cover of "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter".
April 2, 2010
Six hundred strong: WEFUNK marks our 600th show with an in-depth feature on the funk dance Locking - its history, the music, pioneers and evolution. Plus Groove celebrates the earliest years of funk with a special '65-68 set, and Static breaks down the hiphop side into 3 decades, from pioneering tracks from Busy Bee and Spoonie Gee all the way to a blazing new joint by Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi from Outkast.
March 26, 2010
Paris Style: Dee Jack rocks the cut with grimy beats & underground bangers by Pharoahe Monch, Saukrates, BK-One, Dela, Crown City Rockers and many more. Plus: Vancouver's DJ Flipout beefs up "Nautilus" for 2010 with Nas' classic "Live at the BBQ" debut verse, and Professor Groove digs into breakbeat-soul heaven with tracks by the Sons of Slum, Smokey Robinson and Warsaw's Grupa ABC.
March 19, 2010
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid joins WEFUNK for a special tribute to Willie Mitchell - architect of the classic Al Green Memphis soul sound. Pharcyde takes it back to the old school with "Return of the B-Boy," Mark Wayward puts a boom-bap soul twist on Erykah Badu's "Soldier," and Static hooks up a special blend featuring Bush Babees over Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything".
March 12, 2010
DJ Slyde returns with more extended-play disco goodness by Forrrce, Lady B, Trouble Funk and more. Australia's Resin Dogs team up with hiphop supergroup Haiku D'Etat (Aceyalone, Abstract Rude & Myka 9). Plus funk/soul slow-burners from Lyn Collins and Sexy Leroy & The Chocolate Lovelitez, and a sneak preview of the upcoming Nas/Damian Marley album "Distant Relatives".
March 5, 2010
Strong voices: Ruby Jane and Marie-B salute the women of funk, soul & hip hop with selections by Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Betty Davis, Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Gladys Knight and many more. Plus a "living tribute" to hiphop icon Guru with heavyweight Gang Starr tracks, solo joints, collabos & guest verses.
February 26, 2010
Frank BLVD digs up dusty heat for the 80s funk freaks, plus lots of golden age hip hop from the days of drum breaks & funk loops: Glass, Omni, Sun, Biz Markie, The Dismasters, Life-N-Def, Chill Rob G and much more. Del delivers a heavy slice of funk on "Simple Satisfaction," Lou Piensa recounts Nomadic escapades on "Catch Me" with Think Twice & David Rhysphan, and Kool & The Gang's "Funky Granny" pulls on her yellow hot pants & purple boots and shows how it's done.
February 19, 2010
"Special Ingredients": Scott C gets deep into the raw & grimy beats of Bollywood Freaks, Beggar & Co., Bahamadia, Gene Harris, Jamie Lidell and more. Alongside the blistering posthumous Dilla track "24K Rap" featuring Havoc and Raekwon, hard rhymes from lyrical heavyweights Sean Price & Royce da 5'9" and new breakbeat-based jazz-funk from the Milano Jazz Dance Combo and Burbeats.
February 12, 2010
Hubcap Jones gets the mix bumpin' with tasty Jay-Z blends, Rustix roughness and funky favorites from Bo Diddley and Lords of the Underground. Plus: bass-bin rattlers from Bumper and Tek Box, 80s synth gems from Cherrelle and Surface, and a spotlight on torchbearers of the Dilla legacy including Finale, Phat Kat & Black Milk.
February 5, 2010
Ruby Jane returns with a stack of soulful treats by Mtume, Solaris, Sly Stone (remixed by Moby), The Roots, Odyssey, Angie Stone and more. Static selects a retrospective to mark the anniversary of Dilla's passing, highlighting his soulful side and earlier works. And Groove delivers double-strength jazz collabos, from Trishes & Aladin Sani's "Take My Hands" to Indigo Jam Unit & Flexlife's flip of the Jackson Sisters' "I Believe in Miracles".
January 29, 2010
Blissful Beats: DJ Bliss gets deep into headnod instrumentals and smoked out grooves from DJ Spooky, Kenny Dope, Nightmares on Wax, Prince Paul and more. Soul gold from Mark Capanni ("I Believe in Miracles" dusty original) and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, heavy boogie remixes by Alien Delon, DJ F.U.N.K. and Masters at Work, and an R.I.P. to Apache from Flavor Unit.
January 22, 2010
Hot new afro-brazilian grooves from Ray Lugo's L.E.S. Express, slinky dancefloor basslines from The Gaturs and Garden of Eden, Slum Village's new heavy hitting track "Dope Man", the original sample behind Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune", and 4 ladies on the mic to watch for: Voice, Nneka, Rita J and Jovi Rockwell.
January 15, 2010
WEFUNK salutes soul legend Teddy Pendergrass with his classic "Close the Door," we expose the soulful gem behind the Mark Ronson-produced Q-Tip song "Won't Trade" and get down to new generation funk from Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos. Plus: Black Moon and Main Source put their mark on 9th Creation's "Rule of Mind," and we check out a new DJ posse cut featuring Canadian heavyweights Scratch Bastid, Dopey and more.
December 18, 2009
DJ Kobal unveils a world of Canadian jazz & funk treasures, dropping selections from Les Lutins, Billy Martin & The Soul Jets, The Ensemble Jazz-Rock and Roger Simard. Plus: Del's space rap meets Q-bert's otherworldy cuts on N.A.S.A.'s "Samba Soul," The Philadelphia Flyers and Brownout throw down psychedelic breakbeats, and we check out a rare version of the Outsidaz's "Keep On" featuring Pacewon, Rah Digga and company.
December 11, 2009
Rawsoul joins Groove & Static in the mix, gettin' down on some DC go-go heaters by Rare Essence and Trouble Funk, jazzed-out hip hop soul from DJ Mitsu the Beats and Dela, headnod verses from The Roots and Bahamadia, and roughed up disco breaks from Bohannon, Konk and Brand New Funk.
December 4, 2009
WEFUNK takes a "Journey into Sound" as Oakland's DJ Platurn breaks classics down & reinvents with fresh ingredients... catch a ride and re-experience Eric B & Rakim, Jurassic 5, Talib, Tribe and much more. Plus: Deep dusty grooves from Donald Byrd and Puccio Roelens, inimitable wordplay on MC Abdominal's "The Hit Song," Kev Brown collabos with DMV's Diamond District & Montreal's Metazon, and sunny soul sounds with Shuggie Otis, Donny Hathaway and the Jackson 5's long-lost Stevie Wonder track.
November 20, 2009
DJ Ilya is back in the WEFUNK studio with a solid 45-only set, featuring soul favorites from Willie Hutch and Pearl Dowell, rough drums from Wilson Pickett and Dyke & The Blazers, and Ken Lazarus' fantastic Jamaican take on a Marvin Gaye classic. And there's more... Two special blends by DJ Static (Grand Puba & Outkast), Phil-Marilyn & Marilyn's wacky disco/cartoon mashup from 1980, and a lost Jackson 5 single from Motown's vaults.
November 13, 2009
Ottawa's DJ Zattar laces the mix with chilled out beats from Didier's Sound Spectrum and Shoes, nice soul from Pamoja and Willie Wright, and soul-jazz burners from Cleveland Eaton and Donald Byrd. J.J. Brown leans heavy on the funk on his new track "Gender Bender" featuring Eternia, and Jay Electronica's atmospheric "Exhibit A" gets flipped by the Narcicyst on "Exhibit N". Plus: Dynas, Tiye Phoenix & DJ Spinna team up on "Come Along", and Brownout and Arthur Verocai bring the latin flavor.
November 6, 2009
DJ Bliss drops by WEFUNK with a heavy selection of raw funk and 90s hip hop, including jams from African Music Machine, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Syl Johnson, The Skatalites, Big Daddy Kane and the UMC's. Groove & Static balance out the mix with 3 brand new Raekwon joints, wild funk breaks from the Simonsound and Gecko Turner, and Afro-Rican's classic Miami bass single "Give It All You Got".
October 30, 2009
Featuring rare 90s tracks from the Flavor Unit MC's and Legion (with Black Sheep & Chi-Ali), outer-space grooves by Ednah Holt and George Clinton, live bands blessed with vocals from GZA and Grand Puba, and energetic sister-soul by Sugar Pie Desanto and Jackie Moore.
October 23, 2009
Funding drive 2009 part 2: We're back for a second week of raising the funk as we raise funds for CKUT. Featuring gems from DJ Vadim and Marva Whitney, a Soul II Soul sample moment, James Brown live in Zaire, and a crazy in-studio cypher with freestyle heavyweights Loe Pesci, SamOsa and Organik.
October 16, 2009
Funding drive 2009 part 1: WEFUNK throws down hip hop & funk favorites from k-os, Antibalas, Black Star, The Emotions, Gang Starr, War and many more as we raise cash to support Montreal community radio station CKUT.
October 9, 2009
Guest DJ Ruby Jane's back on the mix with red hot selections from Alice Russell, Darondo, Lucy Pearl and Cameo, capped off with the Hot 8 Brass Band's wild brass version of "Sexual Healing." DJ Static pays tribute with a Grandmaster Roc Raida (RIP) retrospective, from tracks with his group the X-ecutioners to cuts on classic 90s tracks and a rare Lord Finesse SWV remix. Plus: laid-back funk from the Three Pieces and Gil Scott-Heron, and an in-studio visit from the Cuban hip hop group Obsesion.
October 2, 2009
Soulful hip-hop with a twist of R&B, courtesy of Canada's own Masia One and Slakah the Beatchild, as well as the U.K.'s Jon Kennedy. Mos Def brings in Slick Rick "The Ruler" on the Madlib-produced track "Auditorium" from his latest LP. Stevie Wonder takes a psychedelic trip on "Too High", and Edwin Starr and J.J. Barnes throw down exquisite rough soul.
September 25, 2009
Guest DJ Slyde delivers pure heat from the disco era, including jams by Brainstorm and Locksmith, B-H-Y's "We Funk the Best" and Fatback's rap prototype "King Tim III (Personality Jock)". DeRobert & The Half-Truths show off their wild and peaceful sides on a brand new 45. Star Wars meets raw boombap on Ultramagnetic MC's "Break North". Plus: EPMD's "I'm Mad" flipped over a classic house beat, and another gem from the Wu vault: Pop Da Brown Hornet's "Can You Wu-Wu-Wu?" from 1995.
September 18, 2009
More or Les and friends bring that "Middle School Vibe" on their hard-hitting new track "Pop n Chips". Sir Ibu and Black by Demand blend conscious lyrics with break-heavy production on two forgotten 90's gems. From the funk side: The Jimmmy Castor Bunch's hilarious "Potential", soul selections from Honey Cone and Leroy Hutson, and dusty breaks & grooves by Andy Bey, Jimmy Lindsay and "Sugar Bear" Johnson.
September 11, 2009
From the soul: King Curtis, Mayer Hawthorne and Stevie Wonder keep the groove sweet and laid back. Infectious rhymes and jazzy production mark J Rawls & John Robinson's latest collaborative project "Jay ARE". And some new twists for 2009: Consequence & Kid Cudi drop new verses on A Tribe Called Quest's classic "Buggin' Out", while Montreal's Sikh Knowledge and friends re-make Smif-N-Wessun's "Sound Bwoy Bureill".
September 4, 2009
J.Period and K'naan team up for a groundbreaking remix project in tribute to legends Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan. Swiss live hip-hop band Japrazz deliver an exclusive new track infused with their trademark jazz spirit. Plus frenetic new funk & soul by The New Mastersounds and Mayer Hawthorne, another cut from Grand Puba's "Retroactive" (featuring Q-Tip), and bumpin' Hammond soul-jazz from Jimmy McGriff and Bobby Forrester.
August 28, 2009
Smoothed-out soulful funk from Gwen McCrae and Heatwave, boogie heat by Cherrelle and Skwares, abstract poetry from Q-Tip on "Manwomanboogie", pan-American flavor by Magic Circle Express and Antonio Carlos (as sampled by DJ Nu-Mark), new joints from Grand Puba, Coates/Twice and Notes to Self, plus a RIP tribute set to Slum Village original member Baatin.
July 31, 2009
Coast 2 Coast: WEFUNK kicks off our Vancouver/Montreal phase with certified bangers from Mos Def's new "The Ecstatic" and Narcicyst's self-titled LP, raw funk fire by Laura Vane & The Vipertones, a nice Kool Keith/Cheryl Lynn mashup, and deliciously nasty 80s gems from Bernard Wright, Wynd Chymes and Terry Burrus & Transe.
July 24, 2009
"Summer Madness" - Guest DJ Marie B joins Groove for a session of warm laid-back vibes. Jazzy hip hop from The Sound Providers and Edan, soul selections by Marlena Shaw and Shuggie Otis, rough funk from Laura Vane and Manito, Gil Scott Heron's fantastic live version of "The Bottle", classic summertime Kool & The Gang, and Soul Village's fresh take on "Everybody Loves the Sunshine".
July 17, 2009
Endings & new beginnings: We lay down one last session with DJ Static in the studio, before he heads out to expand WEFUNK in Vancouver. Featuring lots of Wu affiliated tracks, sister soul from the Three Degrees and Sisters Love, fat blazing synths by The Simonsound, space funk by U.F.O. and Cameo, a Del/Meters sample moment, and a little reminiscing!
July 10, 2009
Keepin' it raw with the new funk generation: Orgone, Breakestra, The Bamboos and Quantic bring the beats and breaks front & center. Dilla pays homage to his beloved "Trucks" with a nod to Gary Numan's "Cars," and MC Lyte is back with her new reggae-flavored cut "Brooklyn". And all the way from Brazil to Shaolin - it's a WEFUNK sample moment featuring Caetano Veloso ("The Bob Dylan of Brazil") back-to-back with Ghostface's "Charlie Brown".
July 3, 2009
DJ Solespin serves up stone cold funk & soul from the likes of Sly Stone, Bill Doggett, The Meters, Al Green and The Detroit Emeralds. Plus: Blacknoize gives "Funky Worm" a new twist on "In the Trunk," Static plays his favorite cut from Toronto's MC Justis's album "Just Is," and Slum Village gets busy on their rare track "Hustle" featuring Busta Rhymes.
June 26, 2009
WEFUNK salutes the "King of Pop" - Michael Jackson. Duke Eatmon and Ron Maskell join us in the studio as we pay tribute with rare early tracks, collaborations, demos, classics and behind the scenes stories.
June 19, 2009
Guest DJ Ruby Jane treats WEFUNK to a mix of female vocals, funky covers, sweet soul, new jack and disco flavors - including tracks from Guy, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne and Nicole Willis. Plus: Wale's "Chillin" gets a stellar remix from Skratch Bastid, Karma Atchykah shines on "Sufferah" featuring Bank of Mount Real, and jazz samples rule the day on joints from Funky DL, Alphabet Stew, Pseudo Slang and Black Milk.
June 12, 2009
WEFUNK crisscrosses Europe in this special mix of tracks collected on our latest European tour - from raw funk to dramatic soundtrack joints, crazy drums, underground hip hop and transatlantic collabos. Leave the passport at home and ride with us as we groove through the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Finland and Croatia.
June 5, 2009
Vienna Vibes: From warm sun rays into summer twilight, WEFUNK lays down soulful sounds from the last day of our 2009 "Freakin da Funk" European Tour. Featuring Jamie Lidell, Don Blackman, The Jones Girls, DJ Day, Heliocentrics, Q-Tip, Dilla, DJ Vadim and much more....
May 22, 2009
James Brown lets it all out on "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing", Herbie Hancock & Patrice Rushen fire off scalding jazz-funk selections, and DJ Static cuts up Reflection Eternal's long-awaited new single "Back Again." Plus the hard-edged posse cut "Graveyard" featuring Big L, Lord Finesse, Jay-Z and friends, and classic ol skool selections including Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" and T-Sky Valley's "Catch the Beat".
April 24, 2009
Funk styles on lock: WEFUNK drops heavy treats for all poppers, lockers and boogaloo freaks, with nasty grooves from One Way, General Caine, Ray Parker Jr. and Zapp. Cymarshall Law goes off on his "Lark on My Go-Kart" freestyle, Madlib provides his signature beat on NoVA Infinite's "Haters Get Mad," and DJ Vadim drops the dancefloor gem "Hidden Treasures."
April 17, 2009
Hip hop is worldwide: Swiss producer Ilarius gets "Connected" with MC's from Jurassic 5 and Tha Alkaholiks, and DJ Static selects stand-out Canadian tracks, all the way from early k-os to brand new Sikh Knowledge and Masia One. Plus: funk heavyweights James Brown and Kool & The Gang at their prime, Rufus Thomas doin' the "Push and Pull" live at P.J.'s, and chill jazz perfection from O'Donel Levy and the Roy Hargrove Quintet.
April 10, 2009
Familiar faces in different places: Mongo Santamaria puts his twist on the Sly standard "Sing a Simple Song", Soul Assassins rework Beastie Boys' "So What'cha Want" and the seminal reggae track "Sleng Teng", Charles Wright reveals take 2 of "Express Yourself", and James Brown re-makes "I Feel Good" into a funk stormer. Plus: Betty Padgett shines on "Sugar Daddy", Ahzz and Carl Marshall get down on the underground disco sound, and Finale and Casual flow over a hyperkinetic 8-bit beat.
April 3, 2009
"Freakin da Funk!" Static & Groove get the mix banging with funk & hip hop heavy-hitters. From classics to sneak attacks, sample moments and forgotten gems, enjoy this special selection we put together to launch our FREAKIN DA FUNK 2009 European Tour and T-shirt.
March 27, 2009
Guest DJ Ilya dives deep into the 80s post-disco underground, unearthing crazy vocoders, fat synths and funky basslines. Plus: latin heat from Monguito Santamaria and Jack Costanzo, jazzy storytelling raps from Maspyke and DJ Silent, and a tribute to New Orleans legend Eddie Bo.
March 20, 2009
"King Asiatic Nobody's Equal": WEFUNK catches up with legend Big Daddy Kane before his 20th anniversary tour swings through Montreal. Nomadic Massive defies genres with highlights off their brand new LP, James Brown lets Bowie's "Fame" go to his head, and Dam Funk fires up smoked-out synthfunk grooves.
March 13, 2009
Presenting the "Paisley Park" story: Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell select the funkiest tracks & tales from Prince protégés The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E, The Family, Mazarati and Tony Lemans as we take a ride through the infamous "Minneapolis sound."
March 6, 2009
Chicago's golden soul comes alive with the sounds of The Impressions, Barbara Acklin and Young-Holt Unlimited. The Sound Providers and The Upstarts get lyrical over infectious jazz loops. And Jamaica gets in the mix, with soulful reggae vibes from Sound Dimension and Shark Wilson, plus a Somalia/Jamaica connect on K'naan's "I Come Prepared" featuring Damian Marley.
February 20, 2009
WEFUNK marks the 3rd anniversary of Dilla's departure with choice cuts from his catalogue plus tribute tracks by Q-Tip and Slum Village (feat. Frank Nitti & Illa J). On the funk side: classic boogie from Gwen Guthrie and Sharon Redd, rough drum breaks by The Turtles and Dr. John, and Afrofunk rhythms from Peter King & Femi Kuti.
February 13, 2009
Special guest DJ Platurn shows love to his hometown (Bay Area) and homeland (Iceland) with a groove voyage from dusty Icelandic breaks to West Coast funk & hip hop favorites.
February 6, 2009
Jazz alchemy: fiery riffs bless rough drums on joints by Joe Henderson, ssSlick, Roy Ayers and (RIP) Hank Crawford. The Arsonists jump back on the scene with "Major League," Bob Marley shows off his funky side, and Canada's own Anonymous Twist and Stace Prints drop hot new tracks.
January 30, 2009
WEFUNK celebrates 550 shows with our special 2 hour tribute to "The Art of the Sample": from all-time classic hip hop loops, to the 12 essential funk drumbreaks, to 3+3 of the best chops from the Meters and Bob James' crates. Dig in as we take you back to the roots.
January 23, 2009
"This station rules the nation with version".... Mighty Mo roughs up Grandmaster Flash's "Message", the Jungle Brothers put more muscle on JB's "Soul Power", and Afrodisiac Soundsystem throws down a heavy Lakeside/Dimples D mashup. Plus the comical genius of Thirstin Howl III, Ludacris & Primo's new collabo track "M.V.P.," RZA-produced heat from the "Afro Samurai Resurrection" soundtrack, and three rare Sly Stone treats from the vault.
January 16, 2009
Montreal artists hit the ground running in 2009 with a slew of choice tracks. Plus three newly revealed Biggie demo cuts off the "Notorious" soundtrack, some disco-fied funk from Funkadelic, Bottom & Co. and the Mighty Ryeders, and a nod to the legendary Freddie Hubbard and his classic "Sky Dive," as sampled in Souls of Mischief's "A Name I Call Myself."
January 9, 2009
Scott Down & DJ Cutler represent Buffalo NY with their "716 Lesson", Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Vaughn Mason get grimy with the synth bass, and DJ Static rocks the classic "Pussyfooter" break from Ultramagnetic MC's "Moe Luv's Theme". Plus a blazing blend of Red & Meth's "How High" with the "Triumph" instrumental, and some sublime chilled-out funk & soul from Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Bootsy Collins.
January 2, 2009
DJ Static kicks off 2009 with a 2-hour solo set packed with everything from blistering b-boy anthems by Edwin Starr & Frankie Valli, to 90s hip hop from Gang Starr & CNN, and even some smoothed out classics from Bernard Wright and Debarge.
December 19, 2008
Roy Ayers and Roberto Roena put their own stamp on Temptations and Sly Stone classics, George Benson channels James Brown on the jazz-funk jam "Dance", and Shaun Boothe continues his unauthorized biography series with a tribute to Bob Marley. Plus: Two star-studded posse cuts featuring East-Coast luminaries including Biggie, Redman, Busta & Organized Konfusion.
December 12, 2008
Common gets energized over electro beats on the title track from "Universal Mind Control," K'naan enlists conscious pioneer Chubb Rock on his new uptempo joint "ABC's," Aquarian Dream roughs up the disco sound with "You're a Star," and Afrodisiac Soundsystem and Chico Mann put a fresh twist on Afrobeat.
December 5, 2008
Rawsoul is back in the studio with loads of soulful hip hop from the likes of Dela, Headnodic and Himuki f/ Rasco. Plus brand new rough funk from Japan's Osaka Monaurail and Tennesee's DeRobert & The Half Truths, and a timely taste of Christmas funk & soul.
November 28, 2008
Guest DJ Rawsoul drops hard 80s boogie, soul vocals and jazz funk, from Steve Arrington to Baby Huey and Jimmy McGriff. Plus major heat from Wu affiliate 9th Prince, and the original '92 track "Doo Doo Brown" that spawned the Baltimore club sound.
November 21, 2008
Funding drive week 2: WEFUNK brings together some of our favorite Montreal artists for a show full of fundraising, live flavor and funk & hip hop favorites.
November 14, 2008
WEFUNK unleashes solid gold funk from Eddie Bo and George Duke, heavy-hitting hip hop by Illa J and Elucid, as well as a brand new Tony Ezzy track as we kick off our first show of the CKUT Funding Drive.
November 7, 2008
The Pointer Sisters and Baby Huey throw down grimy funk, The Isley Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner get raw, and J.Period & Q-Tip drop the timely new "Q-Tip for President." Plus a live in-studio cypher featuring Organized Konfusion's legendary Prince Po and fellow "Ice Bears Tour" MCs Edreys and Paulie Rhymes.
October 31, 2008
Hot-buttered soul on Q-Tip & Dilla's "Move", abstract offerings from Prince Po and Diverse, lots of devilish funk and spooky soul, a quirky James Brown cover by Werner Müller, and rugged 90s tracks featuring Lord Finesse, O.C. and Mobb Deep.
October 24, 2008
Cookin' with breaks: Kraak & Smaak and Bugz in the Attic bring bold new flavors, The New Mastersounds and The Diplomats of Solid Sound deliver fresh rough funk, and Sly Stone's under-appreciated "Underdog" gets flipped nicely by The Mighty Underdogs. Plus a hip hop odyssey, all the way from the crucial 80s electro track "Boogie Down (Bronx)" to brand new Jake One w/ MF DOOM and DJ Babu with M.O.P.
October 17, 2008
Featuring new standout tracks from Madlib the Beat Konducta, Black Milk and Canada's own DJ Nana, feel-good disco breaks from the Family Tree and Positive Force, a Sharon Jones favorite retouched by DJ Spinna, plus an exclusive Static blend pairing Nice & Smooth's signature flow over a nasty N.E.R.D. beat.
October 10, 2008
Guest DJ Kobal cooks up a bubbling stew of raw tropical funk, sampled gems and certified funk classics. Professor Groove rounds out the show with lots of jazzy head-nod hip hop joints.
October 3, 2008
Shaun Boothe breaks down the chronicle of James Brown, Stevie Wonder shines in a rare live recording from 1973, and Parliament and Herbie Hancock bring the fat synth basslines. Plus a double shot of GZA: "Alphabets" from his new "Protools" LP as well as a GZA/Ray Charles remix courtesy of the Dysposable Heroes.
September 26, 2008
Lyrical heavyweights Elzhi and Royce da 5'9" spit fire on "Motown 25", George Clinton puts a twist on the classic "Mothership Connection" and Rare Gems Odyssey ponders "What is Funk?" Plus golden soul by Leroy Hutson and new West Coast bangers by Strong Arm Steady and People Under the Stairs.
September 19, 2008
Firing up the "funk box": WEFUNK digs into some of the earliest drum machine funk, some recent Swedish Afrobeat from Sofi Hellborg and a Sly Stone/LL Cool J sample moment. Plus a slice of Montreal flavor, from the infectious synth funk of Tony Ezzy and Payz Play to Corey E's poetic musing.
September 12, 2008
Bobby Byrd and Dyke & The Blazers lay down some full-on funk, Herbie Hancock and Frank Strazzeri inject the jazz flavor, Madlib freaks the funk with Defari on "Gamble on Ya Boy," Carl Holmes and Joe Bataan provide 'nuff percussion & breaks, and DJ Nu-Mark gives a mesmerizing remix treatment to Pharcyde's classic "4 Better or 4 Worse."
September 5, 2008
New heat from Large Professor, Umar Bin Hassan and Termanology (f/ Primo), new-generation funk from Karl Hector & The Malcouns and Sharon Jones, and stone cold classics by Lowell Fulsom and James Brown. Plus a live-in-studio cypher featuring the legendary Brooklyn Academy and Montreal's own Velvet Trench Vibes with D-Shade.
August 29, 2008
Guest DJ Godfather D comes out swinging with a hype set of 90s hip hop favorites. Plus classic sample staples from The JBs and Jean Jacques Perry, jazz-funk monsters from Blue Mitchell and Cannonball Adderly, and a salute to departed Stax legend Isaac Hayes.
August 8, 2008
Lil Sci and acclaimed producer Carlos Niño team up on the massive new track "Freedom". Little Royal, Joe Tex and Chuck Carbo (RIP) pound out grimy funk burners. Plus soul classics from RAMP and the Dramatics, an EWF/Brand Nubian sample moment and blazing new singles from Joell Ortiz, The Good People, and DJ Revolution featuring "The Teacha" KRS-One.
August 1, 2008
Tales of the Purple One: WEFUNK digs into Prince's funkiest moments in special feature show with guests Duke Eatmon and Ron Maskell.
July 25, 2008
From homegrown to international: DJ Static shines the spotlight on new European hip hop, Mtl's Karma & Lotus return to speak on their latest album "Honest Truth", and NYC artists J-Illa & Kaloket drop by to show their stuff. Plus loads of soulful funk, funky soul and soul-jazz from Marva Whitney, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Mel & Tim, The Soul Children, Blue Mitchell and more.
July 18, 2008
The JBs ask the age old question "I'm Paying Taxes, What Am I Buying?" AZ spits fire on his new track "The Secret" featuring Raekwon and Charlie Rock. Plus rough & raw funk from James Young and Lee Fields, scorching latin from The Alexander Review and Irakere, and foundational old school cuts by World of Mouth, Rock Master Scott, U.T.F.O. and more.
July 11, 2008
Tanya Morgan drops their blazing new anthem "Shake It Off", KRS-One & Que B.I.L.L.A.H. get back to basics with "Today's Lesson", and the Soul Believers and Ray Barretto get the soul drums pounding. Plus Al Green old & new, from 2008's "Just for Me" to the signature drums of "I'm Glad You're Mine" (back to back with Eric B & Rakim's "Mahogany").
July 4, 2008
DJ Fiend is back for another guest set featuring lots of late-90s hip hop gems by Organized Konfusion, Tha Alkaholiks, Busta Rhymes, Mic Geronimo, Jurassic 5 and more. Plus Freddie Hubbard's magnificent jazz-funk epic "Povo", solid new-generation Afrofunk by the Souljazz Orchestra, and more African and Cuban flavors from the likes of Manu Dibango, Wisdom and Grupo Los Yoyi.
June 27, 2008
Pop what ya got: Milez Benjiman, Mtume, One Way and Roger & Zapp bring the groove back to fat basslines and claps. J-Live drops another classic narrative on the brand new "Ooweee", and Montreal beatsmith Think Twice shares a new exclusive. Plus funky soul from Lyn Collins and Ann Bailey, and some Wu joints old and new, including a stellar featuring on the "Real Live Sh*t" remix.
June 20, 2008
Vox Sambou from Nomadic Massive gives WEFUNK a tour of his new solo album "Lakay". Vernon Burch, Edwin Starr and Bigfoot reveal the rough underbelly of the disco era. And Static drops a fiery uptempo hip hop set finishing off with a Jungle Brothers/People's Choice sample moment.
June 13, 2008
King Reign enlists Pharoahe Monch for the feel-good summer jam "One More Time". Kylie Auldist unleashes the funk sound from down under, and Sam Sparro and Saravah Soul weigh in with new heavyweight tracks. Plus certified hip hop classics by Kurtis Blow and Latee, and a West Coast excursion with King Tee, Alkaholiks, Conscious Daughters and the "Aqua Boogie" bump of Ice Cube's "Dirty Mack".
June 6, 2008
Diddley-tis: WEFUNK pays tribute to the "black gladiator", blues/r&b/rock pioneer Bo Diddley. The soul keeps flowing with positive vibes from Jamie Lidell and Ben Westbeech (+ Dap Kings), plus solid new hip hop tracks by Lil' Dap, RZA, Herbalizer featuring Jean Grae, and Praverb. And everyone's favorite back-in-the-day music medium, the cassette tape, finally gets proper dues in Blacastan's "Life of a Tape".
May 30, 2008
"It's Nothing" shows you still can't test Rakim Allah in 2008! Hammond legend Jimmy McGriff (RIP) struts his funk side, and unsung Afrofunk pioneer Geraldo Pino gets "Heavy Heavy Heavy" in the groove. Plus two monster all-star posse cuts (featuring Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, Nas and more) and a back-to-back-to-back sample moment with Lord Finesse, Biggie and James Brown.
May 23, 2008
Iftin and Aleke Kanonu throw down rough & tough Somali and Nigerian grooves. Masia One blesses WEFUNK with an exclusive from her upcoming album "Pulau", and The Roots still "Get Busy" 8 albums deep. Plus uptempo funk hype from The Sweet Vandals, Stony Island Band and Phillip Wright, and Midwest hip hop niceness by Idris Goodwin, Black Milk, One Be Lo, Platinum Pied Pipers & Invincible.
May 16, 2008
Jazz vibes across space and time: From a rare Ed O.G. track featuring the Last Poets' Umar bin Hassan to brand new Swiss hip hop by the APT. Percussion masters Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto and Charly Antolini pound out pure latin fire. And the soul light beams on with new songs by Jamie Lidell and the still incredible Al Green.
April 25, 2008
WEFUNK rounds up another Funding Drive cypher featuring the inimitable Loe Pesci, Butta Beats, Lou Piensa and Blackbird. And at last, the much-sought secret of one of our new intros is revealed: Midnight Express' monster boogie track "Danger Zone".
April 18, 2008
The Roots' new "75 Bars" is a one-verse monster with Black Thought at his fiercest. Plus indie classics "The Life" by Mystic and "Return" by Self Scientific, Roy Ayers' underrated "Funky Motion", a trio of Sly Stone picks, and legendary breakbeat munitions from the Soul Searchers and the Dynamic Corvettes.
April 11, 2008
Dusting off treasures from the vaults: Lyn Collins' rare 1972 live recording in Switzerland, Sly & The Family Stone's first ever single "I Ain't Got Nobody", and 90s goodness from MC Lyte, MC Breed, and never-released Dr. Butcher. Plus WEFUNK gets funky for you with a Nice & Smooth/Parliament sample moment, some fierce new funk from Baby Charles, and an interview with Mohawk crew FBI about their take on native hip hop.
April 4, 2008
Ladybug Mecca lends her sultry vocals to Common's "The People" remix, Outkast is in top form on "Royal Flush" (featuring Raekwon), and Q-Tip revisits "Midnight" with Cool & Dre on production. Bo Diddley and Jimmy Smith demonstrate the smooth art of seduction with "Take It All Off" & "Give Up the Booty", plus the many faces of Busta Rhymes — from 90s headnod joints to his brand new "Don't Touch Me".
March 28, 2008
EPMD, Jay-Z and da Alkaholiks take turns riding the foundational "7 Minutes of Funk" break, plus thick slabs of funk from Osaka Monaurail, the Headhunters, Maze and Louis Chachere, and new hip hop joints by Guilty Simpson, Thirstin Howl and Edreys.
March 21, 2008
Guest DJ Fiend gets the mix moving with a heavy stack of underground gems from Mos Def, the Artifacts, Mad Skillz, AG, Saukrates, the Nextmen and more. Professor Groove gets into some rugged funk cuts & soul classics including Marlena Shaw, the Counts, Robert Moore and Donny Hathaway.
March 14, 2008
WEFUNK catches up with AG (of Showbiz & AG and DITC) about his current projects, including the brand new exclusive "Keep It Going (The Grind)" with OC. Plus a spotlight on Montreal emcees Narcicyst and Rugged Intellect, and exquisite deep soul & funk from Eddie Palmieri & The Harlem River Drive, Henryk Debich, David McCallum and Cymande.
March 7, 2008
Crucial ol' skool cuts by Sugar Bear and Spoonie Gee, an all-time Canadian classic "Money or Love", and raw new generation funk from The Lions, Lack of Afro and Erykah Badu. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble reinvents the b-boy classic "Shaft in Africa", and Sputnik Brown switches up their vibe on their latest "Unadulterated (Remix)".
February 29, 2008
School's in session: WEFUNK brings in radio veteran Duke Eatmon for a black history month special weaving together dramatic stories of funk, soul & hip-hop icons and the social and political dimensions of their music.
February 15, 2008
Gnarls Barkley updates the classic Motown sound on "Run", the Mighty Underdogs bring back fun and positivity on "Bring Me Back", plus boogie classics from Central Line and Mtume, Slave's drugged-out "Warning", and serious new heaters from Akrobatik, Guilty Simpson, Minnesota and Ghostface.
February 8, 2008
Afronauts on deck: Parliament shines in an extended segment from their legendary '76 P-Funk Earth Tour, complete with Starchild's climactic mothership entrance. First lady of R&B Mary J Blige trades bars with Grand Puba on "What's the 411", Wu-Tang and Conflict come with that rugged Staten Island sound, and Jersey represents with two serious posse cuts, "Cowboys" and "Jersey Dozen".
February 1, 2008
Now Born Click makes the beat bang on their '93 classic "Now Born Soldiers." Ill Insanity and Q-Bert come correct with turntable techniques on "Five Fingers of Death." The funk struts, strikes and twists with standout tracks by the Gaturs, Sugar Billy and Maceo & All The King's Men. The Lions come with a fresh slab of afro-reggae funk, and Static dips into Montreal's hip hop flavors with tracks by Preach, Cordata and Manchilde.
January 25, 2008
Professor Groove provides a pure dose of the Funk: Eddie Kendrick's deep psych-soul epic "My People Hold On", a pair of slept on James Brown pearls, New Orleans heavy hitters from the Meters, the Fantoms and Aaron Neville, plus rare groove classics by Marlena Shaw, Grover Washington Jr. and the Sisters Love.
January 18, 2008
Static drops hip-hop gems from all eras, from 90s Bush Babees and Lord Finesse to brand new Treach and Keelay & Zaire. The Beatles, Bob Marley and James Brown get re-touched in a trio of funk covers. Moussa Doumbia and Mombasa invoke the groove of Mother Africa, and the Artifacts rip rhymes over Galt MacDermot's haunting "Ripped Open by Metal Explosions".
January 11, 2008
Soundtrack attack: soul & suspense from the scenes of Shaft's Big Score, The Streets of San Francisco and Slaughter's Big Rip-Off. Stahhr, Apani B Fly, Incks and Amanda Diva represent lovely for the queendom of hip hop. Herbie Hancock and Big Band Katowice cook up rough jazz breaks, and Static makes the connection from Ultimate Force to Diamond D to Black Sheep.
January 4, 2008
WEFUNK celebrates our 500th show with another classic live session featuring some of Montreal's finest emcees, vocalists, beatboxes and live trumpet, mixed to perfection with bangin' beats and heavyweight funk.
December 14, 2007
WEFUNK digs into Ike Turner's rhythm & grit and serves up two choice cuts from Poland's little known funk era. Montreal's own Bank of Mount Real blesses us with an exclusive collabo track produced by the UK's Ghosttown, as well as a fresh 12" ("Monk Swing") from Andy William's new compilation "Variations in Time". Pete Rock & CL flip a classic Jackson 5 sample on "Appreciate".
December 7, 2007
Kool G Rap paints a grimy picture of New York street life over a soulful Fatback sample. Rotary Connection and Shuggie Otis weave dream-like soul with a funk touch. And hard beats meet hard rhymes with Public Enemy, Intelligent Hoodlum, Antoinette, Ice-T and more.
November 30, 2007
Raw chase scene adrenaline by the Bar-Kays and Quincy Jones, twangy down home soul from Aretha and Anthony Hamilton, more natural Sputnik goodness, a Jerry Butler/Method Man sample moment, and a sneak preview of Nicolay & Kay's upcoming project "TIME:LINE".
November 16, 2007
Lost for words: El Michels Affair, Booker T & The MG's and The Crusaders come through with powerful soul instrumentals. The D.O.C. gets funky over the break from Foster Sylvers' classic "Misdemeanor". And DJ Static brings you the usual 90s niceness from Nas, Beatnuts, LOTUG, Pharcyde and Fugees, plus new tracks from Statik Selektah, Supastition and DJ Muggs.
November 9, 2007
Frankie Cutlass dips into that George Duke Moog funk on "The Cypher Pt. 3", featuring Biz, Kane, Craig G and Roxanne Shanté. Rolando Matias & the Afro-Rican Ensemble fuse the spirit of Rahsaan Roland Kirk with hip hop, free jazz and turntablism on the epic "Involuntary Emancipation". Plus soundtrack gems from Roy Budd and The Four Tops, and blazing beats & breaks from Blackbusters, Brownout and Junie Morrison.
November 2, 2007
Guest DJ Rawsoul selects choice cuts from the new generation of soulful hip hop. Also in the mix: uptempo rap from 2nd II None, JVC Force and Nikki D, unreleased Illmatic-era Nas, and an epic funk journey all the way to Heaven & Hell.
October 26, 2007
James Brown stretches out the funk on his epic "Escape-ism", Brownout sparks some slow-burn grooves, Marco Polo proves his mettle with another bomb track featuring Large Pro, J-Live and Ghostface revisit classic breaks, and Static takes you back with vintage Jay-Z "Can't Get With That" and Camp Lo's 1st single, "Coolie High".
October 19, 2007
WEFUNK checks out joints from Montreal producer Sikh Knowledge's "Nu High" album, a blend of dancehall, Dilla-style soul and real-talk lyrics. Plus late funk jams from Parliament, One Way and Bernard Wright, and an uptempo set of soul-jazz, latin and brazilian grooves featuring Shirley Scott, Elvin Jones and João Donato.
October 12, 2007
Fat synths and raw breaks from Alan Tew and Manzel, drum heavy disco re-edits from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra and Sine, two sublime soul samples from Common, and a select sample of today's best indie hiphop, from Sputnik Brown (the future of boombap?) to Madlib & Karriem Riggins' Supreme Team to DJ Premier's latest project NYGz.
October 5, 2007
Y Society drops breakneck rhymes over a smoldering jazz breakbeat, King Britt and Mr. Lif bring new life to Quincy Jones' cinematic "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs", and The Voices of East Harlem, Ballin' Jack, BT Express and Donald Byrd deliver exquisite soul, funk & jazz grooves.
September 28, 2007
The Professor dives deep into heavy jazz breaks from Herbie Hancock, Olli Ahvenlahti and Norman Connors, unreleased 90's Rakim, chillout beats from Deda and La Melodia, plus rugged funk from S.O.U.L., Mandrill and The Nite-Liters.
September 21, 2007
DJ Static brings you that New York ish from classic Showbiz & AG to brand new Camp Lo and Wu-Tang. Professor Groove slings uptempo soul from Willie Hutch and Nina Simone, jazz beats from O'Donel Levy and Patrice Rushen, plus a Melvin van Peebles medley from blaxploitation's original epic, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
September 14, 2007
WEFUNK pays tribute to "I Know You Got Soul" legend Bobby Byrd, longtime sideman to James Brown. DJ Static plays some favorite new releases from Hezekiah, The U.N. and Planet Asia, plus a WEFUNK exclusive from Show & AG. And the horns get blowin' on some percolating, nasty funk by Houston Person, The Ohio Players and Roy Lee Johnson.
September 7, 2007
WEFUNK enlists ol' skool specialist Frank BLVD to lay down a set of rare 80's grooves, from Mammatapee's "Monster Fun" to Supreme DJ Nyborn's "Versatility".
August 31, 2007
Talib is back in top form on "Hostile Gospel" from his new LP, along with some recent collabo tracks. Uncle Louie, Discobolos and Orange Krush lay down heavy disco breaks, handclaps and funky basslines. Gwen McCrae and Sister Nancy get the sample moment treatment, blended with Boss' "Deeper" and the Main Source classic "Just Hangin' Out".
August 24, 2007
WEFUNK throws down new funk releases from Mr. President, Speedometer and East of Underground, plus fresh new hip hop from Mick Luter, Ozy, and Gemini featuring Lupe Fiasco. Masta Killa & ODB rep the Wu lovely over Quincy Jones' Sanford & Son theme, and DJ Rogers, Ray Charles and The Ohio Players get to grips with the grimy side of life.
August 17, 2007
Giants of soul: Raw tracks from The Impressions and Merry Clayton, a psychedelic soul trip from Cane and Able, and classic breaks by Sly, Joe Tex and The Detroit Emeralds. WEFUNK takes a transatlantic sonic excursion with new Speech Defect (Sweden) and DJ Brasco (France), Abdominal comes correct with signature flow & funkdafied production, and DJ Static dusts off two all-time favorites: Mos Def's "Love" and the Slum V remix of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic".
August 10, 2007
Guru and Superproducer Solar speak to WEFUNK about the latest Jazzmatazz, their new label Seven Grand, the state of hiphop and much more. Plus... Bootsy unleashes his live funk monster "Psychoticbumpschool", Public Enemy is back to mark 20 years of fighting the power with "Harder Than You Think", and Gary Davis, Tom Browne and Nick Ingram cook up three flavors of off-kilter funk perfection.
August 3, 2007
DJ Fiend gets down & dirty with raw hip hop from Paula Perry, Non Phixion, Ghostface and lots more. From the funk side: new grooves from Orgone and Cookin' On 3 Burners, and uptempo fire from Crown Heights Affair and Leon Mitchison.
July 27, 2007
Scott C shines light on Montreal's new hip-hop generation: Think Twice, Karma & Lotus, Rugged Intellect, Amerhythmes, Blu Rum 13 and more. Professor Groove dives deep into the P-Funk vaults for certified jams from Funkadelic, Junie, The P-Funk Horns, Xavier and Parlet, plus a bonus set on a summertime chillout vibe.
July 20, 2007
Perfect combinations: Madlib cooks up "real music" for soulstress Erykah Badu with a little help from Blowfly alter-ego Clarence Reid, Chali 2na rides the raw funk laid down by The Second Amendment Band (via Z-Trip), Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin get movin' with the spirit, Speedometer teams up with Miami funk vet Robert Moore, and KRS-One drops heavy jewels with Shabba Ranks (including a special Static blend).
July 13, 2007
DJ Skeptik serves up indie gold from the likes of Rasco, Artifacts, Afu-Ra, Styles Infinite & Lone Catalysts. On the funk side, some uncut dope from The Wild Magnolias, Cross Bronx Expressway, Cane & Able, and brand new tracks from LA's Orgone and Montreal's Michelle Sweeney (featuring Bernard Purdie).
July 6, 2007
Gettin' down to the raw disco breaks of "Shack Up" and "Brother Green", bold new funk from Speedometer, more new generation funk from Alice Russel with Natural Self, Q-Tip's new track "Work It Out", and another high powered Jazzmatazz collabo between Guru, Common & Bob James.
June 29, 2007
Sputnik Brown gives us an exclusive jump on their unreleased album, Rob-O shines on a long lost track with Pete Rock, The Nite-Liters provide Brand Nubian's "Wake Up remix" original sample, and Yusef Lateef and O'Donel Levy weld breakbeats to jazz. Plus turntablist D-Styles (Invisbl Skratch Piklz/World Famous Beat Junkies) drops by to flex on the decks.
June 22, 2007
Scribble Jam champ Skratch Bastid blesses WEFUNK with a mega-set, mashing up everything from classic hiphop to electro to original funk samples: D-Train, Strafe, Show & AG, Public Enemy, Rufus Thomas, Eazy-E, Junkyard Band and much more....
June 15, 2007
Old to the new: Curtis' raw soul shines behind Kanye's "Touch the Sky" (plus check out Kanye's new single "Can't Tell Me Nothing"). WEFUNK connects the dots from Busta's "New York Shit" to Diamond D's "I Went for Mine" all the way back to the original "Faded Lady" by S.S.O. Plus Jamaican funk from The Equals and (the other) James Brown, and more funk jewels from Charles Whitehead, Rufus, Labi Siffre and Funkadelic.
June 8, 2007
Grady Tate salutes black pride, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince usher in summertime, Gil Scott-Heron and Prophet & His Disciples paint scenes of vice, and Meth & Red go "psycho killer Norman Bates" over the George & Gwen McCrae original.
June 1, 2007
Digable Planets' Butterfly is back on a new track with Lifesavas, plus fresh new joints from DJ Babu, Polyrhythm Addicts & Common, disco breaks from Pleasure and Crown Heights Affair, and some of that Louisiana swamp funk from Dr. John, Alvin Robinson & Count Rockin' Sidney.
May 25, 2007
Frank BLVD dives deep into hip-hop's '84-'92 golden era with choice cuts and remixes from UTFO, Lord Finesse, EPMD, Kool G Rap and more. Plus US Warren's proto-D&B, Leon's Creation's Sly prequel, and dancefloor fire from Zebra.
May 18, 2007
Frank N Dank forge transatlantic links with a Dutch double-up, Ed OG does some soul "Searchin'", Morris Day flaunts "Cool", and the funk gets poppin' (and lockin') with bonafide jams from Vaughan Mason, The Isley Brothers & Cameo.
May 11, 2007
East Coast Connection, Ice and Sir Joe Quarterman deliver the raw funk, Common gives us a taste of his upcoming album, and Brassmunk, Point Blank and Marco Polo rep Canada lovely.
May 4, 2007
Nothing but the best for the CKUT Funding Drive, part 2 — featuring special guests Preach and Fredy V live and direct from the Kalmunity Vibe Collective.
April 27, 2007
WEFUNK kicks off the 2007 CKUT Funding Drive with party funk, hip-hop classics and live freestyle/beatbox/trumpet sessions.
April 20, 2007
Erule and Hell Razah bring wild jazz flows, Psycho Les & Co. get live on "Stick Em Up", and Talib (feat. Jean Grae) and Consequence debut new tracks. Professor Groove breaks down a Positive K/Pointer Sisters sample moment and serves up soul sides that'll stick to your ribs — Sweet Potatoe Collard Greens, Corn Bread & Beans.
April 13, 2007
Pure funk bombs by Jaco Pastorius & Lyn Collins, underground disco gems from Brooklyn People, Donald Byrd and Family of Eve, plus old skool classics "The Message" and "Heartbeat" get reworked by Musiq, De La and Ice Cube.
March 23, 2007
Separated at birth: Large Pro's "Mad Scientist" and Pete Rock's new "The P.J.'s" featuring Raekwon and Masta Killa. The funk track from hell ("The X-Sorcist") meets Trevor Dandy's divine soul. Plus ruff beats from Kool G Rap, D.O.C. and Schoolly D, and 'nuff dancefloor funk in the mix.
March 16, 2007
The sisters got the soul: pure gold from The Voices of East Harlem, Sisters Love, Erma Franklin and Little Sister. Plus uptempo funk breaks and a full half-hour of new hip-hop from Evidence, O.C., Dilla and more.
March 9, 2007
WEFUNK takes a retrospective of Biggie's legacy 10 years after his passing. Plus: New heat from Philly's First Lady, Bahamadia, and steaming funk & soul selections from Martha Reeves, Eddie Kendricks and The Winstons (yes, that classic break!).
March 2, 2007
The Professor keeps the party grooves movin' with four to the floor funk from Roy Ayers, Unlimited Touch and N.C.C.U ("baaaa!"). DJ Static brings you the original flava from all twelve MCs featured on Nas's "Where Are They Now 90's Remix".
February 23, 2007
Rounding out Black History Month, WEFUNK talks to documentary filmmaker Ryan Rowe and Justus League emcee L.E.G.A.C.Y. about a new film on Princeville, North Carolina — first incorporated Black town in the US — and hip-hop's power to confront history and politics. Professor Groove selects soul gems from Johnny Thunder and Weldon Irvine, weird soul from Pattie Labelle, and an Eric B & Rakim sample moment c/o Young-Holt Unlimited.
February 16, 2007
Solid funk gems from High Voltage, Gene Harris, Jesse Anderson and Myra Barnes, plus an original Talib sample from Charlie Whitehead. Lauren Hill shines over a classic Mos Def instrumental, and Static lays down a half hour of straight goods from the golden age, with LONS, YZ and more.
February 9, 2007
DJ Static pays tribute to 80's hip-hop and electro, inspired by Nas' "Where Are They Now" 80's remix. Professor Groove fires off fierce funk from Magnificent Freedom and standout tracks by The Sisters Love, The Flames and Jimmy Smith. Fresh collabos from Amanda Diva featuring Q-Tip, Red 1 with Barrington Levy, and RZA with Big Daddy Kane from the Afro Samurai soundtrack.
February 2, 2007
X Clan is back on the scene with "Return From Mecca", their first release in over a decade. WEFUNK takes a ride on the Cosmic Ark in an interview with X Clan's own Brother J. Plus lots of raw funk from Lyn Collins, Perfect Circle, Black Heat, and The Unemployed.
January 26, 2007
Bridging the gap from Nas and Marley Marl to Lightnin' Rod, breaking down the sample behind Kool G Rap's "Letters", bringing breakbeats with a jazz touch from J.J. Johnson and Weldon Irvine, plus soulful funk from Moody Scott & Willie West and brand new heat from the master of the throwback, Percee P.
January 19, 2007
The Professor dives deep into the rough funky soul of early Bootsy, Funkadelic, Cyril Neville, Chuck Edwards and Sly & The Family Stone. Ghostface and Amy Winehouse bring back that Shaolin soul, and Montreal's prodigal son A-Trak teams up with Little Brother. Plus we check out brand new Brother Ali, and the All Natural camp strikes again with Iomos Marad's latest EP "Go Ahead".
January 12, 2007
Part 2 of WEFUNK's tribute to James Brown: celebrating Soul Brother #1's legacy of heavyweight tracks, his funk protégés and the foundation he laid that lives on in hip-hop.
January 5, 2007
Part 1 of WEFUNK's tribute to James Brown: two full hours of Funk's founding father at his best.
December 22, 2006
DJ Static and Son Of Soul close out 2006 with some rollerboogie glide in their stride, underground disco breaks on the side, and some choice Dilla cuts to round out the show.
December 15, 2006
DJ Static hooks up a Nas tribute marking the release of "Hip-Hop Is Dead", then smooths it out with a cool-out set featuring Aloe Blacc, Myka Nine (Freestyle Fellowship) and newcomer-to-watch Georgia Anne Muldrow. Professor Groove keeps the funk ruff enuff (but not too tough for Mr. Big Stuff). Listen close for some foundation loops 'n breaks including a "Kool-meets-Kool" sample moment.
December 8, 2006
Celebrating 10 years and 450 shows of WEFUNK... lots of party funk, underground hip-hop classics and live rhymes. DJ Static traces a classic break back from Jay-Z to P.E. all the way back to Johnny Pate, and Montreal MVP's Preach, Butta Beats and Blackbird get the live flavor flowing with freestyles, trumpet and beatbox.
December 1, 2006
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.
November 17, 2006
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.
November 10, 2006
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.
November 3, 2006
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.
October 27, 2006
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.
October 20, 2006
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".
October 13, 2006
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.
October 6, 2006
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.
September 29, 2006
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.
September 22, 2006
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.
September 15, 2006
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.
September 8, 2006
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.
September 1, 2006
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.
August 25, 2006
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".
August 18, 2006
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.
August 12, 2006
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".
August 5, 2006
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.
July 28, 2006
Scott C dives deep into the soulful sounds -- boogie beats, jazzy hip-hop, steel drums & more.
July 21, 2006
DJ Skeptik & Professor Groove get the groove kicking with a summertime funk / ill boom bap mix.
July 14, 2006
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.
July 7, 2006
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.
June 30, 2006
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.
June 23, 2006
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".
June 16, 2006
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?
June 9, 2006
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.
June 2, 2006
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.
May 28, 2006
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.
May 19, 2006
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".
May 12, 2006
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.
April 28, 2006
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.
April 21, 2006
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.
April 14, 2006
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.
March 31, 2006
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.
March 24, 2006
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.
March 17, 2006
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.
March 10, 2006
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.
March 3, 2006
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.
February 24, 2006
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.
February 17, 2006
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.
February 10, 2006
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.
February 3, 2006
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.
January 27, 2006
Groove & Skeptik keep the walls shakin' with midtempo funk joints, head-nod soul and 90s underground bangers.
January 20, 2006
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.
January 13, 2006
DJ Skeptik gets busy on the mix with lots of golden era heat. Groove whips up a jazz/breaks/soul-funk gumbo.
January 6, 2006
Guest Andy Williams treats us to his "must hear" funk & soul gems. Professor Groove sets it off with hype break-driven hip-hop joints.
December 30, 2005
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".
December 23, 2005
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!)
December 16, 2005
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
December 9, 2005
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.
December 2, 2005
400th WeFunk show featuring lots of party jams for the poppers & lockers, a blazing DJ Static ol skool set, plus live rhymes, beatbox and trumpet.
November 18, 2005
Choice new tracks from Kardinal and Jin, another sick Shook Ones blend, the fire burns hot with uptempo funk and funky hip-hop, then a "jazz is mightier than the bling" set featuring the chill vibes of new Dave Ghetto, Maspyke, Supastition and some Ramsey Lewis deepness.
November 4, 2005
Old Wu meets new Pharrell in a "Mystery of Chessboxin'" blend, a hot new RZA/Doom collabo, a Roots/Gangstarr/Blackbyrds double sample moment, plus lots of brash female funk and moog basslines.
October 28, 2005
Lots of funk from the soul side, and a full set of brand new indie hip-hop joints including a hot new track from Montreal's FP crew featuring Manchilde.
October 21, 2005
Professor Groove hits the raw jazzy funk sounds, Static gets busy with a mid-90s megaset.
October 14, 2005
Brand new heaters from Doujah Raze, Basic Vocab and more. A double shot of classic Big Daddy Kane (+ sample moment), plus 'nuff favorite jams and gems from the cobwebs.
October 7, 2005
A special edition with guest DJ Andy Williams exploring where jazz and funk meet.
September 30, 2005
Featuring a live set from Vancouver beat-collage chemists No Luck Club, plus uptempo b-boy percussion and new joints from Slum Village and King Reign feat. Saukrates.
September 16, 2005
Uptempo hip-hop for the b-boys, afro/brazil/N.O. funk treats, 80s boogie vibes, a dope Common blend, and new Mtl flavor from Mikey Dangerous and Tony Ezzy.
September 9, 2005
Rough & tough on the beats & breaks, dusting off some forgotten hip-hop gems plus a touch of reggae funk. Check out Showbiz & A.G. and rare Nas sample moments mined from the extended "More Peas".
September 2, 2005
Soul, sweet chill-out funk vibes, deep disco, hip-hop from smoothed-out to gritty early 90s joints. Brand new tracks from Euphrates and Planet Asia.
August 26, 2005
Keeping it 110% grimy from 2k5 back to 1968. Two sample moments and something brand new from J-Live, Kanye and Mos Def.
August 19, 2005
Rare funk nuggets, golden age hip-hop classics, tripped out tape echo funk and a taste of latin boogaloo.
August 12, 2005
Going deep into the gritty early 70s funk, early 90s joints, and new hip-hop including Kanye w/ Jamie Foxx, ODB, Sporadic, Tru-Paz and Butterfly Toungz.
August 5, 2005
WeFunk interviews the father and founder of hip-hop: DJ Kool Herc. Lots of golden era goodness, eclectic funk and a couple sample moments.
July 29, 2005
An all-hip hop session: Static hooks up an hour of his favorite new joints, and another hour of heat from the old school crates... plus Jeru doubles and a Kanye sample moment.
July 22, 2005
Hip-hop party classics, raw & groovin' funk, a JB double sample moment and a guest set by DJ Metrix.
July 15, 2005
Classic party breaks, hip-hop bangers, two Big Daddy Kane sample moments, and lots of new joints including Zion I, Immortal Technique, Willmatic, and Salaam's Jackson 5 remix.
July 8, 2005
Pushing hard & funky from Big Daddy Kane to classic DC Go Go to Brand Nubian to Lyn Collins to Eddie Bo...
July 1, 2005
Blistering raw funk, 1990 house party flavors, a touch of Brazilian, latin and jazz flavors, plus new Kanye and a classic Roots freestyle.
June 24, 2005
Grimy hip-hop, dancehall remixes, raw early 70s grit to struttin' mid-70s funk, plus new tracks from Camp Lo, Saigon & Kool G Rap, and R.A. the Rugged Man.
June 17, 2005
Kicking off with fast paced funk & hip-hop, easing into classics and underground joints including new Guru, Nappy Roots & Jorun.
June 10, 2005
Keeping the funk factor high with bumpin' 90s joints, beats for the poppers & a sample moment triple-shot.
June 3, 2005
Professor Groove & Rawsoul lay down soulful sounds to bring in that summertime vibe.
May 27, 2005
New tracks from Little Brother & The Chapter, a hot blend with the new Q-Tip, plus b-boy beats, raw soul & some jazzy eclectifunk.
May 20, 2005
Lots of uptempo funk, 90s west coast hip-hop and a Premier beat buffet.
May 13, 2005
Featuring an interview with O.C., new Pacifics and Radix tracks, rough soul and disco breaks, and a hot Masta Ace blend.
May 6, 2005
A solo session with Professor Groove hittin' the slow soulful funk, uptempo grooves and golden age hip-hop.
April 29, 2005
Checking out some newly compiled funk on "Impeach The Precedent" and from Soul Fire, some afrobeat flavors, a Roy Ayers sample moment and hip-hop on the chill side.
April 22, 2005
A sample moment double-shot, new underground exclusives & the classic mix.
April 15, 2005
Featuring a Furious 5 tribute, exclusive Kardinal Offishal, funk from the new Cold Heat comp, live rhymes & beatbox.
April 1, 2005
Funding drive 2005: Raising cash for CKUT, featuring special guests Obsesion from Cuba and freestyle sessions with Lou Piensa, Butta Beats and Loes.
March 25, 2005
Our boy Simahlak is on the scene with loads of early 90s treats, plus a double dose of Static blends.
March 18, 2005
A tribute to Lyn Collins, big band jazz-funk, b-boy breaks, underground and classic joints.
March 11, 2005
New funk from The New Mastersounds, Fatlip/Lee Dorsey and Tribe/Billy Brooks sample moments, soul influenced funk & hip-hop.
March 4, 2005
Live BDP, Just-Ice sample moment, Dizzy Gillespie on the jaw harp, and new AZ & Nas.
February 18, 2005
Long-playing funk tracks, new Jedi Mind Tricks feat. Killah Priest and a Public Enemy tribute set.
February 11, 2005
A tribute to Jimmy Smith, new Emanon, and an extended uptempo funk set.
February 4, 2005
Dancefloor funk, new Z-Ro & Coley Cole tracks, plus a triple dose of the liveness: 1969 Marva Whitney + classic Mad Skillz Stretch Armstrong freestyle + in-studio freestyles & beatbox.
January 28, 2005
Leanin' to the grimy side - new Sir Menelik plus Jean Grae, Soul Destroyers, LA Carnival...
January 21, 2005
Professor Groove & DJ Huggs bring it back to early 90s hip-hop, underground disco, jazz fusion & the raw funk.
January 14, 2005
New underground joints and 89/90-era cuts, rough & raw soul and a touch of jazz.
January 7, 2005
Rawsoul throws down a guest set with his unique rough & smooth touch.
December 3, 2004
A taste of new & old joints, with DJ Huggs joining us in the mix.
November 26, 2004
DJ Static brings the heat — a rollercoaster ride through hip-hop across the eras.
November 19, 2004
An EPMD sample moment, butta 90s hip-hop, some prime live James Brown, and (I think) the first funk song to use a drum machine — "Stanga" (1970).
November 6, 2004
Uptempo hip-hop classics plus a KRS-One sample moment, percolating soul-funk & some live rhymes.
October 29, 2004
Static brings the blends and a Diamond D sample moment, Professor Groove busts out booty movin' funk.
October 22, 2004
Mixin' up the 90s hip-hop joints, midtempo funk, plus Tony Ezzy plays live funk and Think Twice drops some new hip-hop.
October 15, 2004
New Talib & Comp tracks, and smokin' funk & soul.
October 8, 2004
WeFunk celebrates 350 shows (and counting!) with gems from the crates plus live rhymes & beatbox by Butta Beats, Lou Piensa, Loes & Porn Star.
October 1, 2004
DJ Vadim treats us to some brand new tracks from his One Self project. (Exclusive!)
September 24, 2004
Mostly rough & tough - raw funk, fusion, and grimy hip-hop.
September 10, 2004
Featuring an interview with Cameo's Larry Blackmon and a special Cameo set by DJ Devious.
September 3, 2004
A bonus double-length show, including 80s hip-hop joints, driving funk grooves and some deep, soulful selections.
August 27, 2004
That boom-bap, slow funky soul & poppin' funk.
August 20, 2004
Guest DJ Goser lays down ample hip-hop, Prof Groove comes with the raw breaks & beats.
August 13, 2004
The Professor lays down butta golden-age hip-hop, frenetic funk, rockin' breaks, deep funky jazz & a Jeru sample moment.
August 6, 2004
Heavy on the WeFunk basics: raw early 70s funk & early 90s hip-hop, plus a brand new Specifics joint.
July 30, 2004
From the underground to the dancefloor.
July 23, 2004
Takin' it a little deeper, rugged roughness plus a touch of jazz.
July 16, 2004
Just the raw joints.
July 9, 2004
Freestyles by Golden Boy of the Specifics plus Nas joints old to new.
July 2, 2004
A Nice & Smooth - Run-DMC double sample moment plus NYC artist/activist Hanifah Walidah (aka Sha-key), producer Earl Blaize, and Frank Rodriguez from
June 25, 2004
Scott C unleashes the 'strange' dope tracks.
June 18, 2004
DJ Static drops hip-hop from old to new, Professor Groove selects hype funk for the b-boys & b-girls.
June 11, 2004
Featuring an interview with Wordsworth.
June 4, 2004
Moderate tempo funk simmered up into hip-hop favorites.
May 28, 2004
A bit of everything from the WeFunk crates.
May 21, 2004
Grimy underground and golden age tracks, old school classics, hard 70s R&B, funky soul & straight up funk.
May 14, 2004
Hard funk & soul, rough hip-hop selections.
May 7, 2004
Gritty funk & hip-hop with the Professor on the 1s & 2s.
April 30, 2004
Professor Groove digs out raw, rare & soulful funk, DJ Static delivers golden age & pre-90s classics.
April 23, 2004
A rough & tough groove mishmash.
April 9, 2004
A thick stew of bubbling funk, gritty hip-hop, and an interview with funkstress Sharon Jones. Thanks to Jon Whitney & for the interview.
April 2, 2004
Funding drive show 2, featuring Olaf & Omeara, some randomness and lots of begging for cash for CKUT radio.
March 27, 2004
Funding Drive week 1, featuring Butta Beats & Olaf on the mic.
March 20, 2004
Leanin' heavy on the raw and rugged sounds.
March 13, 2004
Alex Robbins and J King join Professor Groove on the wheels, mixing up some funk, soul, jazzy & hype hip-hop, and even a taste of the jiggy.
March 5, 2004
Uncooked funk nuggets & solid hip-hop selections.
February 27, 2004
Tracing the funk vibe into the realm of the blues with guest DJ Andy Williams.
February 20, 2004
Disco breaks, heavy funk drums, assorted hip-hop & the Biz singing off-key.
February 13, 2004
Uptempo breaks for the b-boys & b-girls, golden age hip-hop selections, and raw funk rhythms erupting for another week.
February 7, 2004
Scott C joins the Prof, and we get into some drum-driven funk, soulful beats, and home-grown Montreal flavors.
January 30, 2004
DJ Static returns to the airwaves with some underground beats, Professor Groove drops jazz-funk and latin flavored grooves.
January 24, 2004
A solo edition with the Professor - uptempo funk and some hip-hop classics.
January 17, 2004
Andy Williams takes us into the realm of raw funk, boogaloo, and harmonica breaks.
January 10, 2004
Smoked Meat joins the Prof, bringing in 2004 with loads of classics
December 20, 2003
Brash funk hypeness, hip-hop deep in the pocket
December 13, 2003
Medium-rare rawness courtesy of the Professor
December 6, 2003
Uptempo party beats mixed up with some chill moments
November 29, 2003
DJ Static fills in the gap with 80s & late-70s funk flavor
November 22, 2003
Starts off with full-on hypeness, finishes off with some doubles and chill vibes
November 15, 2003
Mostly rough funk & hip-hop, plus an interview with Mr. Roam
November 1, 2003
Nuttin' but flavor
October 24, 2003
Uptempo funk, rugged hip-hop, soulful grooves
October 17, 2003
Solid heavy-hitters
October 11, 2003
The Professor joins forces with the Cheeba Cheeba Kid for a funk-heavy show
October 4, 2003
Professor Groove and Rawsoul mix up some funk & hip-hop drawn from jazz roots
September 27, 2003
Celebrating 300 shows of WeFunk with J King, Butta Beats, Olaf, Loes & Mottolo on the mic
September 19, 2003
Rawsoul's back for a second week with soulful hip-hop in the crates
September 12, 2003
Rawsoul returns for his first guest set in a year, cooking up some jazzy hip-hop, funk, and soul with the Professor
September 5, 2003
Funkier than last week's fish fillet
August 29, 2003
Raw, soulful beats and an extended freestyle session
August 15, 2003
DJ Kobal brings the steel drum breaks, polish craziness, moog grooves, and solid funk
August 8, 2003
Jazz excursions, some raw funk and hip-hop with the Professor runnin' things
August 1, 2003
A mix of all the usual good stuff
July 25, 2003
90% rough, rugged, and raw to the bone.
July 18, 2003
Butta and Chi on the mic, solid funk and hip-hop
July 4, 2003
Mostly laid back
June 27, 2003
Crunchy coating, sweet center, and a classic finish
June 20, 2003
Steady pushin' with momentum, start to finish
June 6, 2003
Raw funk, underground hip-hop, dancefloor grooves
May 30, 2003
A stew of beats - a little of this, a little of that
May 23, 2003
Narcicyst, Loes, Mottolo and Rawgged drop in for copious freestyles
May 16, 2003
Hype show - Static and DJ Who-Z (Japan) pour it heavy on the hip-hop
May 2, 2003
Just that raw funk & hip-hop... plus freestyles from Narcy, Loes, Mottolo and Rugged Intellect
April 25, 2003
Solid selections from the Professor.
April 17, 2003
Steady simmer to boiling beats (and occasional static)
April 11, 2003
Funding Drive show 2 - beats, chatter, lots of freestyles
April 4, 2003
Funding Drive freestyles + beats
March 28, 2003
A bit of this, a bit of that -- and heavy on the funk.
March 21, 2003
Jazz flavors, uptempo funk, underground hip-hop
March 14, 2003
Heavy on the hard-hitters
March 7, 2003
Low-key beats sparked off by a Hank Ballard tribute
February 28, 2003
Funky like old socks y'all
February 21, 2003
Uptempo funk hypeness for the first half, followed by steady rollin' hip-hop
February 14, 2003
Raw like sushi
February 7, 2003
Keepin' it rough and raw
January 31, 2003
Abs and Swamp Donkey deliver on the mic.
January 24, 2003
Smoked Meat flavas
January 17, 2003
Alex Robbins joins us on the mix, soulful sounds ensue
January 10, 2003
Professor Groove's solo sound selections dip into the soulful and grimy goodness
December 13, 2002
Butta's back
December 7, 2002
WeFunk takes a retrospective of some of our highlights while we celebrate CKUT's 15th birthday -- live freestyles, beatboxing, and scratch sessions from some of WeFunk's best shows.
November 29, 2002
Solid funk kinetics courtesy of the Professor, while DJ Static brings fire from the hip-hop crate.
November 22, 2002
Soulful sounds on the 1 & 2s
November 15, 2002
Vibin' with the ever-pungent Mr. Smoked Meat
November 8, 2002
Jazz (We Got)
November 1, 2002
Party flavors
October 25, 2002
Uptempo funk, bouncy grooves, & abstract hip-hop.
October 18, 2002
The deep-diggin' DJ Kobal gives us a taste of his rare funk 45s.
October 11, 2002
Professor Groove throws down the funky beats
October 4, 2002
Freestyles + Appleton = ??
September 27, 2002
The original flavor, plus some fusion & rock tinged funk
September 20, 2002
Soulful funk, rough breaks, unrelenting boom bap
September 13, 2002
250th show celebration - loads of freestyles, beats & craziness
September 6, 2002
70% rough and rugged
August 30, 2002
DJ Static reaches deep in the crates.
August 23, 2002
Takin' it back, then takin' it even further
August 16, 2002
Boom-bap beats, rugged funk, and an interview with Gabriel Roth from the funk record label Dap-Tone
August 9, 2002
Lots of funk and jazz drenched beats as Professor Groove runs things
August 2, 2002
Deep funk, chill hip-hop, and blistering breaks served up by the Professor, plus a bonus platter of freestyles
July 26, 2002
Chill hip-hop, raw funk
July 19, 2002
Raw & soulful — just as it should be when Rawsoul joins us on the 1 & 2s
July 12, 2002
Crunchy peanut butta beats
July 5, 2002
A heavy dose of the summatime late-night vibes
June 28, 2002
Smoldering beats for a warm summer night
June 21, 2002
All about the breaks -- bringin' it rough and tough
June 7, 2002
Nothin' but funky dope maneuvers
May 31, 2002
A funk drenched show with Smoked Meat Fax Machine joining Professor Groove on the decks
May 17, 2002
TO's Golden Disciples get wild on the mic, plus some uptempo funk and hip-hop doubles (abbreviated show)
May 10, 2002
Hip-hop a bit heavier than usual, funk all over the spectrum, and a little live flavor
May 3, 2002
This one pushes hard from beginning to end.
April 26, 2002
Rawsoul drops some soulful hip-hop, Professor Groove keeps the funk flavorful
April 19, 2002
A little of everything around the WeFunk style spectrum
April 12, 2002
Funding drive 2002 show 2, with more chaotic live flavor
April 5, 2002
Funding drive 2002 show 1, with lots of in-studio madness, freestyles, and hype beats and grooves.
March 29, 2002
A nice jazz funk-raw funk evolution in the first half, followed by a solid 90s hip-hop mix courtesy of the Cheeba Cheeba Kid.
March 22, 2002
Featuring a frenetic guest funk set by Son of Soul loaded with 70s/80s breaks.
March 15, 2002
J Sands and J Rawls (Lone Catalysts) drop by and J Sands blesses us with a 10 minute freestyle marathon.
March 8, 2002
The funk gets soulful, a JBs/PE sample moment, and some butta early 90s/late 80s hip-hop
March 1, 2002
Mmmm... funky hip-hop, heavy funk, freestyles... very tasty indeed.
February 22, 2002
Funk from rough to soulful, butta classic hip-hop, a brief discussion of hip-hop issues, and some new Mtl flavor.
February 15, 2002
Smoked Meat Fax Machine drops by with some funk and hip-hop. Professor Groove adds a little hip-hop and keeps his funk on the soulful tip.
February 8, 2002
Bumpin' and bangin'. Featuring an interview with DJ Egon.
February 1, 2002
That usual WeFunk musical mix, plus an interview with Phillip Lehman of Soul Fire Records.
January 25, 2002
Raw, Rugged, and Funky -- just how we like it. (Check show 220 for the DJ Egon interview that was supposed to be during this show)
January 18, 2002
2 hours of hip-hop skits, interludes, intros, and bonus beats.
January 11, 2002
DJ Static runs things solo with loads of hip-hop, classic and heavy breaks, and of course some nice WeFunk sample moments.
January 4, 2002
A double Gangstarr sample moment, and the usual mix of flava
December 14, 2001
Professor Groove plots a journey through breaks and jazzy, tripped out beats. DJ Static tosses in some hip-hop from wayyy back. Sound quality noticeably crunchy at times, unfortunately.
December 7, 2001
Professor Groove brings laid-back, uptempo, and electronic funk, DJ Static drops jazzy hip-hop and old-school beats.
November 30, 2001
Funk generally on the raw side. DJ Static shuffles acapellas and attacks with the funky scratch
November 16, 2001
Including a very inebriated freestyle by Bless. Sound quality is poor at times.
November 11, 2001
From smooth to rough, featuring freestyles and radio static.
November 2, 2001
Featuring an interview with DJ/producer Greyboy (Ubiquity). DJ Static lays down a couple WeFunk sample moments. The overall sound quality of this show is a little gritty at times.
October 26, 2001
Professor Groove digs out some breaks, DJ Static takes it from chill to experimental to classic
October 19, 2001
The usual WeFunk mix.
October 12, 2001
Funk mostly on the uptempo side, with raw, jazz-infused, and mellow flavors. DJ Static freakin' the usual funky hip-hop.
October 5, 2001
Some electronic funk, some harder funk, some older hip-hop, some newer hip-hop.
September 28, 2001
The usual mix, including some soulful and electronic funk along with hip-hop doubles and a WeFunk sample moment(tm)
September 14, 2001
Butta Beats blesses us with beats and rhymes in english and espanol
September 7, 2001
A 200th show celebration - a studio packed with MCs, beatboxers, and party people
August 31, 2001
DJ Static returns to the airwaves after a long hiatus
August 24, 2001
Rawsoul drops in again with fresh funk and hip-hop
August 17, 2001
Professor Groove flying solo, with beatbox flavors from the Porn Star
August 10, 2001
The funk gets deep and the hip-hop gets soulful with Rawsoul joining the Professor on the wheels
August 3, 2001
A radio edition from the Rockdeep funk crew, featuring DJs Rawsoul and Cheeba Cheeba Kid
July 27, 2001
Featuring guest Dobie Gillis on the 1 and 2s
July 20, 2001
Featuring hip-hop sets courtesy of Rawsoul
July 6, 2001
Featuring guest sets by DJs Johnny Jungle and Dobie Gillis
June 29, 2001
DJ Static's last show before his 6-week hiatus
June 22, 2001
Typical WeFunk: classic, rare, old and new -- you know how we do
June 15, 2001
Featuring a guest funk and hip-hop set by DJ Hassle (aka Rawsoul)
June 8, 2001
Featuring two beatbox sessions, hip-hop doubles late in the show, and some extra-raw funk
May 25, 2001
A smoldering doubles set by DJ Static, and perhaps the hypest uptempo funk set Professor Groove has ever dropped
May 18, 2001
Grooves from all over the WeFunk spectrum this week
May 11, 2001
Butta Beats dials in a couple rhymes by phone, and the funk takes an excursion into slow BPMs, mixed up with the usual beats
May 4, 2001
The regular WeFunk grooves plus a double shot of WeFunk Sample Moments(tm) - Brand Nubian/AWB and De La/Blackbyrds
April 27, 2001
Funk and hip-hop both high on the energy scale this week, with some especially raw funky 45s toward the end of the show
April 20, 2001
Butta Beats and Rawgged provide live beatbox sounds while Professor Groove holds things down on the 1 and 2s
April 13, 2001
DJ Static drops some heavy funk breaks along with the usual hip-hop flavors, with Professor Groove absent for the week
April 6, 2001
An extended 3 1/2 hour show touching a range of grooves and digging into the long playing breaks
March 30, 2001
The second of the year's two funding drive shows - a packed studio with MCs and beatboxers performing live while we solicited funds for the station, featuring Butta Beats, Abdominal, Narcicyst, Bless, Olaf, Eric (Omera), Jube, and Porn Star.
March 23, 2001
The first of the year's two funding drive shows - lots of uptempo party funk and heavy hip-hop, and the WeFunk crew begging for pledges to fund the station.
March 9, 2001
Featuring all female funk and hip-hop cuts, and an interview with Miles Tackett of Breakestra
March 2, 2001
February 16, 2001
DJ Static returns after a long hiatus, and Butta Beats provides live rhymes and beatbox beats
February 9, 2001
Professor Groove selects a mixed bag of funk, guest DJ Spazmodik deftly cuts up recent hip-hop releases
February 2, 2001
Heavy funk, jazzy funk, new underground hip-hop joints
January 26, 2001
Featuring freestyles by U-Rock and Mucho, recent underground cuts by DJ Spazmodik, and the usual funk rawness by Professor Groove