Category Archives: Funk

(June 25, 2014): Herbie Hancock – Wiggle Waggle

From the 1969 album, Fat Albert Rotunda.  Yes, the music for “hey, hey, hey, it’s Fat Albert.” — a TV special that inspires Bill Cosby’s cartoon creation, which was the first I’d heard of Fat Albert (or would hear of him … Continue reading

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(June 13, 2014): Gizelle Smith & the Mighty Macambos – Working Woman

From the 2009 album, This Is Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Macambos.  A European affair that sounds straight out of some late 1960s U.S. soul production.  The album had releases in France and Germany and the players are mostly Hamburg based. … Continue reading

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(Jan 3, 2014): Swindle – Long Live the Jazz

The title track from the 2013 double album, Long Live the Jazz.  A nice sophomore outing of originals with jazz, funk, grime, bass, hip-hop, and electronic influences.

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(Jan 2, 2014): Braxton Holmes – Disco Midget Anthem

From the 1995 a-side of the 12″, Braxton’s Funky Disco Midgets.  For me, this tune has always had a 1970s disco vibe, even though I cannot identify any samples from the era that are used.  “O Sometimes” from the b-side, though, … Continue reading

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(Dec 30, 2013): The Greyboy Allstars – Profundo Grosso

The opening track from the 2012 album, Inland Emperor.  The Allstars present on this release include Karl Denson, Robert Walter, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, and Aaron Redfield.  DJ Greyboy (Andreas Stevens) is missing in action.  You get a wide array of flavor … Continue reading

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(Dec 2, 2013): The Child of Lov – Fly

From the 2013 debut album, The Child of Lov.  The Child of Lov (light-oxygen-voltage), Cole Williams, is a Belgian living in Amsterdam, where he is an up and coming producer and musician.  A number of guests turn up elsewhere on this … Continue reading

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(Nov 4, 2013): Pierre Santino – Ballare

From the 2011 EP, Ballare.  Santino is a House/2-step/drum&bass producer and DJ residing in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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