Records Kicks is giving away their Xmas Collection, featuring some of the best tracks and artists from their catalogue, plus special bonus tracks. Download the compilation for free via Bandcamp - from 19th December to 6th January.
Food For My Soul Volume 50 features powerful songs by artists such as Otis Clay, The Temptations, Isaac Hayes, Syl Johnson, Solomon Burke, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Aretha Franklin, and more. 70 minutes unmixed, one fades out, then another begins. Listen mobile on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. Enjoy. Tracklist after the jump.
DNA strings of ancient and new dimensional funk interweave to reclaim the pyramids of our time. Travelling light years from Mars to Orion, new horizons of perception and vibration become clear, taking the listener on a quest for more funk and fantasy in their life.
This is Reggie B‘s musical DNA, a personal testament of his unique funk straight from Khemit. Additional juggernauts featured on this 74 minute space odyssey include B. Bravo, DJ Spinna, Donald Hayes, Kevin Pierce, Onra, Salva and more. The album “DNA” is set to be released via Tokyo Dawn Records on October 21st. Place your pre-order now.
Jazzman Records recently released very rare material from Master Plan Inc., a band from Chicago led by Fred Shorts. All songs are previously unreleased, so if you’re into modern soul, 70s funk, smooth mid-tempo crossover dancers or high energy funk blasts – you’re in for a treat! Available now at Jazzman’s online store.
After 109 releases, 51 international artists, Record Kicks celebrate their 10th anniversary. From deep funk to (northern) soul, afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady. The compilation is a collection of Record Kicks hits filled up with many exclusive contributions that will give you a full spectrum of the sounds they love. Featuring songs by Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, Dojo Cuts, Gizelle Smith, Third Coast Kings, The Strides, The Baker Brothers, The Liberators and many more. Available now on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon.
In the past months Dam-Funk continuously dropped some tracks on his soundcloud - several unreleased demos, works in progress – some maybe abandoned, others possibly to take shape later on. While waiting of Funk’s new release, check out the tracks below – many of them are downloadable for free.
The Gene Dudley Group represents an outpouring of deep soul and funk music from obscenely talented 27 year-old multi-instrumentalist, Gene Dudley. The debut album, “Saturday Shifting”, was recorded in a cupboard in Muswell Hill, North London, and features the man himself on trumpet, saxophone, drums, bass, guitar and piano. On a couple of occasions, though, Gene had to budge over to allow fellow musicians Ewan Whyte and Tom Jackson to fit in a play a solo or two, but other than that, everything you hear on this album comes from the mind, mouth, fingers and heart of Mr. Gene Dudley Esq. Fans of labels like Truth & Soul and Daptone will relish these sonorous soulful offerings, but the influences on this album are wide ranging. Now available on Wah Wah 45s.
After his successful debut album „Keep It Raw”, Dusty now released his new project “Mood Matters” via Jazz & Milk. The album has gained heavy support from Mr. Scruff, Simbad, Moonstarr, Jeremy Sole, Dom Servini, Nik Weston and many more. Place your order online via Bandcamp.
Don’t miss out on the Jazz&Milk Album Release Party at STRøM in Munich on May 3rd. Dusty & the Mood Matters Trio will perform several tracks of the album live.
Tim Maia, the Brazilian Funk Soul Godfather was the real thing. His 1970 debut album introduced his audacious talent, as well as North American soul and funk musical influences, forever changing Brazilian popular music. His legendary appetites sought out carnal AND spiritual fulfillment in equal measure. He bought 100 hits of LSD and handed them out to the staff of his record label. At the height of his mid-70s success he joined the Cult of Racional Energy; watching for spaceships while wearing only white clothes and playing only white instruments! Yet the two albums he recorded for the Cult are among his best. His songs search for love, and they dig into the existential. His own lyrics say it best: “I am so groovy now and I don’t care!”. Stream the entire album below and watch the animated short movie on Tim Maia, narrated by Devendra Banhart. The album is available on Luka Bop, jump over and save a free download.