Artists tagged Funk

July 17, 2012

Funkommunity

Welcome to the Funkommunity, a new group founded by kiwi soul producer extraordinaire Isaac Aesili and singer Rachel Fraser, proving yet again that the new wave of New Zealand music just doesn't stop. And alongside acclaimed names such as Fat Freddy's Dro

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July 12, 2012

Welcome to the Funkommunity

Welcome to the Funkommunity, a new group founded by kiwi soul producer extraordinaire Isaac Aesili and singer Rachel Fraser, proving yet again that the new wave of New Zealand music just doesn't stop. And alongside acclaimed names such as Fat Freddy's Dro

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June 22, 2012

The Bamboos

"Medicine Man" is The Bamboos' fifth album. A revelatory, forward-looking record, with guests including Aloe Blacc, Daniel Merriweather and Megan Washington alongside the powerhouse stylings of regular singer Kylie Auldist, this stunning LP marks another

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May 29, 2012

Ronn Forella Moves drops June 8, 2012

What do they say about not judging a book by it's cover? If there was ever an LP design that best hid the truth behind the grooves within, it would be the one on the jacket housing this album. Firstly Ronn Forella did not make the music. And secondly, tho

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May 21, 2012

The Bamboos

Bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos have come a long way since forming in 2001. Initially inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the late '60s and early '70s, they made waves internationally and were quickly labelle

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May 16, 2012

The new record from SF based band Monophonics sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk

The new record from San Francisco based band Monophonics entitled "In Your Brain" sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk. Paying homage to innovators such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic's George Clinton, the 6 piece outfit displays t

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May 7, 2012

Monophonics

Psychedelic soul, sometimes called Black Rock, is a sub-genre of soul music, which mixes the characteristics of soul with psychedelic rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of so

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February 23, 2012

Now-Again is happy to announce the release of “Original Raw Soul III” …

The collective that includes The Poets Of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns present a series of rare funk, jazz, soul and world-psych singles compiled as an album. It's been nearly fifteen years since the vinyl-only releases by

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January 12, 2012

Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band

The original Incredible Bongo Band's "Bongo Rock" is firmly cemented into musical history having provided the oft sampled (and completely irresistible) "Apache" drum break for a million and one producers to cut up. Also known as Michael Viner's Incredible

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January 9, 2012

The Incredible Bongo Band masterpiece “Apache” gets the remix treatment …

The original Incredible Bongo Band's "Bongo Rock" is firmly cemented into musical history having provided the oft sampled (and completely irresistible) "Apache" drum break for a million and one producers to cut up. Also known as Michael Viner's Incredible

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December 27, 2011

New World Generation – New World Generation (Now Again)

We're happy to present New World Generation's self-titled anthology, a collection of rare and unreleased soul, disco and boogie by the cult New England ensemble. Presented as a 2CD and as a 2LP; both formats contain extensive liner notes with rare photogr

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December 9, 2011

Rare and unreleased gems recorded by a cult New England ensemble …

We're well aware of soul's transitional period of the mid to late 70s; we've studied the era during which funk ensembles transformed into disco bands or, worse yet, disbanded when disco DJs supplanted them in the nightclubs that paid for their daily bread

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December 1, 2011

Lost treasure from 1974: A 24k nugget of previously unreleased psychedelic soul …

The original plan was rather more straightforward. We had intended simply to license the masters for the obscure '77 Cali funk-soul single "What About The Child", credited to otherwise unknown outfit Gold, for a direct 45rpm reissue. And so began the sear

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October 20, 2011

Soul, funk and rock recorded by US Army Servicemen during the height of the Vietnam War …

Soul, funk and rock recorded by US Army Servicemen during the height of the Vietnam War and released as albums by the US Army as recruitment tools. United States Army soldiers made the music contained in this three album box-set during the politically tur

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September 27, 2011

Mr. Chop presents to you a fresh batch of refashioned, fuzzed-out funk …

Traffic Entertainment Group, in association with Five Day Weekend presents to you, Switched On, the newest project from Mr. Chop. The producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist behind several Now-Again and Jazzman Records releases, is the proprietor of

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September 1, 2011

Raw funk and electro from Beta Hector …

The man behind Beta Hector is musician, producer and DJ Simon Hill. As a bass player, he formed the deep funk & soul band Baby Charles. Their debut album received rave reviews in the music press, and they went on to tour Europe and rocked some major festi

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August 30, 2011

Freestyle Records big hitters The Fantastics are back with a brand new exciting album …

The Fantastics! first began to take shape in 2003 after organist/pianist Greg Boraman departed the ranks of the acclaimed deep funk outfit The Soul Destroyers (Jazzman Records) and answered the call to fill the keyboard seat in Reverend Cleatus & The Soul

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August 29, 2011

Beta Hector

"Sunbeam Insulin" is the title of the upcoming debut solo album from Brighton based producer Beta Hector. A mixture of heavy drums and psychedelic electronic sonics, the album brings a diverse selection of soulful, bittersweet songs and soundtracks, with

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June 30, 2011

Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of cinematic soul, Afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo in all the right ways. After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie re

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June 20, 2011

Wah Wah Records presents the long awaited debut album by The Colman Brothers …

The Colman Brothers debut long-player is upon us at last! Inspired as always by 60's and 70's jazz and samba, typical of legends such as Freddie Hubbard & Horace Silver, and groups like Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass, the Colman Brothers

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June 6, 2011

Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of cinematic soul, Afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo in all the right ways. After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie re

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May 23, 2011

Ubiquity Records present the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band Ikebe Shakedown …

Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of cinematic soul, Afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo in all the right ways. After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie re

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May 2, 2011

Joel Ricci aka Lucky Brown presents “Lucky Brown’s Space Dream” …

After a whirlwind tour that the police couldn't even stop, I assembled the Funk Revolution in my one-room cabin, called Chez Jojo. I gathered together all my salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed gear and completely improvised recording techniques and intro

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April 21, 2011

Mo’ Record Kicks is back …

Mo' Record Kicks is back! And volume 2 is an even heavier collection of Record Kicks exclusives, b-sides, remixes and material that appears on CD and compilation for the very first time. The man behind this fine selection of Record Kicks sounds needs n

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March 15, 2011

Unreleased jazz funk by composer, trombonist and arranger Peter Herbolzheimer …

New compilation including 14 previously unknown library tracks by composer, trombonist and arranger Peter Herbolzheimer, produced between 1970 and 1975 in Cologne and Munich with legendary musicians of his explosive band "Rhythm Combination & Brass" (RC &

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February 24, 2011

Tandy Love reminds us once again that Turkey got more flavour than turkey …

Unscrabble the rabble to reveal the upturned titles of 13 new re-animated Andalou pop-psych, freak-funk, disco-drum nuggets. Skewered, spiced & sliced by Tandy Love (B Music) using the finest ingredients from both sides of the Bosphorous bridge. "Turk

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February 16, 2011

Lance Ferguson

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Lance Ferguson is a Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, DJ and Tru Thoughts recording artist. He divides his time between leading Australia's premier funk/soul outfit The Bamboos, releasing electronic-based production/remixe

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February 14, 2011

The Sidewinders – Flatfoot Hustlin’ (Jazzman / Holy Grail Series)

Our never-ending quest for the ultimate Holy Grail LP has encountered many precious rarities and sought-after gems on the way, and The Sidewinders "Flatfoot Hustlin'" is no exception. Incredibly rare, so much so that it's only become known to collectors i

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January 17, 2011

Various – Psych-Funk Sa-Re-Ga (1970-83 from India) (World Psychedelic Funk Classics)

Indian music has become a global musical language but its south Asian roots remain strong, diverse and local. As with our introductory anthology of this kind (Psych Funk 101 - WPFC 101) this anthology covers the "golden years" of the movement, from approx

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January 13, 2011

Sharp reissue of super rare funk by The Sidewinders …

Our never-ending quest for the ultimate Holy Grail LP has encountered many precious rarities and sought-after gems on the way, and The Sidewinders "Flatfoot Hustlin'" is no exception. Incredibly rare, so much so that it's only become known to collectors i

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January 13, 2011

Re-release of Speedometers debut and follow up album on one CD …

Originally released separately on the small, independent Blow It Hard label, and very hard to find, now in 2011 Freestyle Records is proud to announce the re-release of Speedometers debut and follow up album, available on one CD for the first time! Bac

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December 29, 2010

RF finally release their debut album …

The first 7inch single released in 2009 sold out instantly, creating a huge buzz and hunger for more. Alas the record was not to be repressed but the wait is finally over as RF finally release their debut album. The album starts with the aforementioned

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December 28, 2010

“Psych-Funk Sa-Re-Ga (1970-83 from India)” covers the golden years of the psych funk movement…

Indian music has become a global musical language but its south Asian roots remain strong, diverse and local. As with our introductory anthology of this kind (Psych Funk 101 - WPFC 101) this anthology covers the "golden years" of the movement, from approx

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December 27, 2010

Tony Cook is back to reality …

Tony got his start as James Brown's drummer (while still a teenager) as soon as he graduated from school. He drummed off and on for James as well as Etta James, all the while recording his own music that sounded nothing like either artist. A bunch of h

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December 27, 2010

Tony Cook

Upon its emergence in the early 1970s, disco was relatively harmless. It didn't cut itself, spit in your face, or try to split your skull open with a bass guitar. But it also adversely affected a number of long-standing traditions. Among them, pioneering

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December 13, 2010

The Brief Encounter – Special Release (Jazzman / Holy Grail Series)

The elusive and mysterious "Special Release" album by the Brief Encounter has eluded many an intrepid record collector over the years. Despite being a relatively well-known and highly-respected soul/funk band, their highly sought-after album on Seventy Se

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December 1, 2010

Reissue of exceptionally rare soul & funk LP by The Brief Encounter …

The elusive and mysterious "Special Release" album by the Brief Encounter has eluded many an intrepid record collector over the years. Despite being a relatively well-known and highly-respected soul/funk band, their highly sought-after album on Seventy Se

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November 18, 2010

“Colours Of Funk Vol.2” – more from the German sound library of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1975-1982 …

Killer funk compilation - next chapter: More highlights from the German music archives of Golden Ring & Happy Records, pulled from the most famous library albums of the catalogue. 17 unreleased signature sounds in a wicked jazz-funk-cosmic-latin-boogie st

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November 4, 2010

The Diplomats Of Solid Sound are back with their 5th full-length …

The Diplomats of Solid Sound are back with their 5th full-length, and if the last album was their senior effort, with "What Goes Around Comes Around" the band has officially graduated! Once again mixed and edited by Freestyle's boy wonder Adam Gibbons aka

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November 4, 2010

BRZZVLL play psychedelic jazz and funk with a modern twist …

BRZZVLL (pronounced Brazzaville) are a seven piece fusion band from Antwerp, Belgium. They play psychedelic jazz and funk with a modern twist. Belgium has quiet a tradition for jazz and funk infused leftfield grooves. From Marc Moulin's ingenious Placebo

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