Archives for posts with tag: funk

You can always rely on Now Again for an intriguing release and their latest compilation is exactly that. During the 70s, Zambia was surrounded by war and while it managed to remain conflict free itself, the country fell into poverty and isolation. It was then that Zambia’s rock revolution went from strength to strength; as is so often the case when people face hardship, they turn to creative expression. Read the rest of this entry »

Double whammy here from J-Zone, as he reworks two classic 60’s funk 45s – Funk​-​I​-​Tus b​y Warm Excursion and Let The Music Take Your Mind by Kool & The Gang. This is his first collaboration with the Fraternity Music Group label, but expect a lot more to bless us in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Wicked mix from Tuxedo, providing the perfect aperitif for their album release on Friday. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One had this to say: “The mix contains many Tux Refuxes and other assorted exclusives. Play this only at maximum volume…. We love each and every one of you.” Which is nice. You can stream the mix below and the full tracklist is available on Soundcloud. Tuxedo II is available to pre-order now through Stones Throw. Read the rest of this entry »


Well this just brightened up my Sunday no end, which I think we all could do with right about now. If you don’t know, Tuxedo is the disco funk brainchild of Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne – aka Taurus & Aquarius – and they have just released a new EP, Fux with the Tux. If you’re familiar with Hawthorne’s previous releases, you will know the style, but this is very different to a lot of Jake Ones back catalogue. Read the rest of this entry »

Notts heavyweight MC Juga-Naut starts off the year as he means to go on with this funk laden banger. Stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

One of my favourite tracks from Anderson Paak’s Malibu album has now got its own video. Come Down features his trusty compadres The Free Nationals along with an infectious beat. Malibu is available to buy now from the usual spots.

duriteA couple of weeks ago I wrote a little bit about the forthcoming album from The Du-Rites and gave you a sample of what to expect from the full project.
Well that project has now seen the light of day and what a triumph it is. Read the rest of this entry »


Check out the latest track from what is looking to be one of the most anticipated albums, in a year overrun by potential future classics. Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge bring us Get Bigger. Read the rest of this entry »


A little while back, Greg Blackman announced an imminent new project – GB Revived – that would see him release 10 brand new songs over the next 10 months. Well the first single made the light of day at the end of last month and it if this is how Greg means to continue, we’re in for a good time. Read the rest of this entry »


Fans of J-Zone will most likely already be aware that the man is an accomplished drummer, as well as an accomplished MC. For example you might have heard him playing on the excellent recent album from Michael Kiwanuka, among other features.
Well now he has teamed up with fellow New York musician Pablo Martin to form The Du-Rites, an instrumental funk outfit with a firm of grasp of funk and all its tributaries. Read the rest of this entry »